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A few years ago I could barely boil water.

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Determined to be a kick ass wife, I developed a love for football and learned to cook in my tiny Jersey City kitchen. I spend my days working in Manhattan, my nights and weekends chasing after a rambunctious toddler, and the hours in between cooking with my husband and feeding my TV habit...oh, and I blog about it all! 

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Sweet Shower

This weekend I went to a baby shower for my great friend Kelly.

We've been friends for around 18 years now.

Doesn't that sound crazy? 18 years?!

She is a wonderful friend. She is always incredibly thoughtful, the best at keeping in touch and the kind of friend who you can always count on. These kinds of friends are few and far between and I'm always thankful to have a friend like her.

I was thrilled to celebrate with her yesterday and she prepares for her first child. Her family threw a beautiful shower and I wanted to share some of the prettiness. Congratulations Kelly!

some refreshing mimosas (especially since it was 80 degrees yesterday!), cute chocolate party favors and adorable place cards with little owls on them...

her sister thought of every detail for this forest-themed shower!

warm pretzel rolls with raspberry mustard...

I must find out how to make these.

cheese and little garlic flatbreads...

and delicious cupcakes, big and small

and I'm a little obsessed with this cute animal wrapping paper for baby that I used for her gift...

So there you have it. The makings of a great shower on a beautiful day!

I hope you all had a great weekend!

Questions of the day:

How did you spend your weekend?

Have you ever been to a baby shower? I think I've only been to one or two before this!

Reader Comments (5)

Love your skirt! Sounds like a wonderful shower:-)

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLauren at Keep It Sweet

yay, i love that you posted about a real shower on the same day i posted about a virtual one. =) the shower looks like it was wonderful. and yes, i must figure out how to make those pretzel rolls soon. they look fab!

Love these pictures - I don't know that I've had any friends for 18 years unless they are related to me!

I've been craving mimosa's too - maybe a post-marathon brunch treat!

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaura @ LauraLivesLife

I LOVE YOUR OUTFIT! You look so great and that shower looks like it was a blast

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKitchen Belleicious

I just went to my aunt's baby shower a couple of weeks ago. They're SO fun and definitely give me baby fever! haha

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