Significance of the Name

My Blog’s name is a tribute to my Dad & my Husband. My Dad because he used to sing the song to me, "How 'd You Like to Swing on a Star?" It's about reaching for your dreams, you can stay where you are & be safe OR YOU CAN SWING ON STAR. Stars also refer to a difficult night just after my husband died. I was talking to him (I often do.) & said how I missed his "I Love You's". That night he gave me a dream... a gorgeous, bright blue night sky filled with thousands of stars, in the middle the stars formed an "I LOVE YOU"....such a gift on so many levels.

So "follow your own path, & don't worry about the darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest”

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Baby Shower Fun.

FRIENDS OF MINE HAVE been so over the moon about their daughter being pregnant with their first grand daughter. While planning her November shower they turned to me and another friend for some help. They wanted to keep costs down and keep it fun.   First I came up with these favor ideas.

 I used these canning jars. 

I cut the circular insert for the top from scrapbook paper 
and inserted  them in the lids.
I added a square of fabric and a little ribbon around the edge.  

Then I made hang tags that I Modge Podged the same paper to tags I found at Michaels.

I edged each with a strip of green polka dotted ribbon and used pinking shears along the bottom. 
 Each said..."It's a Girl!"

Next centerpieces....
I was inspired from Pinterest to make my own version of these for each table. The terra cota pots are so inexpensive (Again Michaels). I filled each with a piece of floral foam and some sand to give it some weight. The "flowers" are baby wash clothes and onesies that we used those wired floral picks to anchor the bud at the center and then twisted and wound them using straight pins to secure. These were a little more labor-intensive than I had planned. Thank goodness I had my friend Angela to help and give insight.

We added the ribbon which we secured with double faced tape and squares of tissue paper tucked in between the "flowers".

I added some balloons for heighth and to give it a little more fun. 

The Mother to be was just delighted with the results.
 I was so pleased to do this for them. I had such fun doing this!

She had baby Nola just a couple of weeks ago and isn't she just adorable?!

Don't you just want to take her in your arms and smell her little head.
 I don't think we ever get over that amazing feeling of what a wonderful miracle they are!

"A baby is a bit of star dust fallen from the hand of God."

Baby Blessings,


  1. I love both of these! Isn't is fun making party favors? And yes, a brand new baby is the most precious of all things. I wish they wouldn't grow up so quickly.

  2. Great ideas for the shower. And what a sweet baby!

  3. Beautiful baby! Just followed your blog. You have some great ideas :)
    Sherry's Bees Nest

  4. The new baby is so precious and what terrific ideas for the baby shower!

  5. Great stuff. I especially like what you've done with the mason jars.

  6. Cute ideas! The flower pots are just adorable and the jars look easy enough to do for any occasion. Thanks for sharing your shower idea. Baby Nola is so precious:-)

  7. How sweet-I'm your newest follower-stop by for a visit!

  8. Such sweet baby shower ideas you have shared here! Just adorable! So nice stopping by to visit with you!

    Kindly, Lorraine