Thank you!!! Virtual Baby Shower!!

Yesterday morning I woke up to an email in my inbox from my friend Michele of My Notting Hill informing me that she'd hosted a "virtual baby shower!" She gathered a group of special blogger friends (I have more who weren't able to attend of course! ;) and they all picked out "virtual gifts" for "Baby Pure Style" (as some wrote- cracking me up!) & explained why they were giving them. Christian & I read the post in bed & it was so much fun! It was such an awesome surprise & I'm truly touched by everyone's thoughtfulness. Thank you so much Michele & everyone for joining her!! (I also started immediately following links to shop & can't wait to get the baby owl onesie from Michele, below. There are so many more things I'm thinking of getting too- it's amazing how well they nailed me- I loved everything!)

Jonie from Cote de Texas also wrote a very sweet (so complimentary she made me blush!) and hysterical baby shower post to join in the party. She "gave" me a new set of beakers for the baby's room so I don't have to steal the baby's beakers for photo shoots!!! hahahaha (The even funnier part is that I would love more beakers!! )

And here's the photo (below) of Betsy Brown's entry demilune that first sparked my beaker-love a couple of years ago:

I just feel so lucky to have met such amazing friends over this past year. I didn't even know what blogging was before I started & now I just can't imagine what it would be like without knowing all of you. Thanks so much for making me feel so special & for all the sweet comments. You all are the best & I'm just so thankful to have you.

I'll keep you posted on baby news- just a couple of weeks left!! And we'll be cranking out the projects until then!!



Here are links to the posts:

Michele's Baby Shower

Joni's post


City Living Girl said...

I just read Joni's blog and came right over. Congratulations!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

I just saw Joni's too. Happy Pure Style Baby! You deserve the best, girl!

My Domicile Style said...

I have not checked blogs for a while - congratulations!! How much fun to have a virtual shower!

vignette design said...

I read Joni's blog and thought how great: a virtual baby shower! Congratulations....--Delores

alison giese Interiors said...

Awww! Wish I would've been invited - looks like the other blogstresses had so much fun picking out baby gifts for you!

Take Care!!
alison g.

~Grace Happens~ said...

Hello! I found you through Joni's blog, and am so glad I did. Love your blog and congrats on the new baby! :)grace

Vintage Living Magazine said...

That was so thoughtful of everyone! Congratulations on the new arrival. Before you know it, the baby will be blogging away just like mommy. :-)


Riviera Boardwalk said...

I am so happy for you. The thing i like most about you and your blog is your willingness to share info. I give up. I have searched the web until I have a headache from try to find your Albrecht Durer' picture. I have seen a million them it seems like but none were yours. How do I find it?

Greet Lefèvre said...

Oh sweet Lauren, because i was that busy this week I just came to read all these post about the baby shower! I really did not know the word "baby shower"!! But I was so surprised of reading and seeing all these presents ! You have amazing friends Lauren!
I can't wait to know if it is a boy or a girl! So I give you a big hug and take care of yourself the next coming days!


Cristin // Simplified Bee said...

happy baby shower! so excited for you.


CC said...

Lauren, you are just the sweetest! So happy these blogger friends did this for you!!! :) I read Joni's post yesterday and thought it was wonderful and true!!! You are so talented....thank you for sharing your talents with all of us through your blog.

Abundant blessings on the arrival of your new sweet baby!!! Looks like this little one will have a super duper big brother to help take good care of him!!!

My Notting Hill said...

Lauren - It was great fun. So glad you like the owl top - I think I mentioned to you that it's so cute it even made me think how fun it would be to have another baby! Love Joni's beakers too. Take care and look forward to hearing your wonderful news! Michele

SuSu said...

What great fun!! And what a beautiful child - I'm sure the new baby will be just as gorgeous!

I've been reading your blog for a while now and remain impressed with (1) your talents and (2) your energy.

I also look forward to the news - keep all of us "blog (grand)-mothers" posted!


Danielle @ Transforming Home said...

What a great idea!
I hope you are feeling well. It is always so different the second time around, but at least you know what to expect this time! Congrats and can't wait to see baby #2 pics soon!!


nelya said...

Lauren, I'm so glad I got to participate in the "shower!"
It was great fun and I really do wish I could gift you every one of those lovely items. I hope the next two weeks are a breeze and you get to enjoy your family of three. Because I just know you will delight in your new family of four!

Take care of yourself!


SuSu said...

Re: your 11/23 post about your LR mirror - may I suggest something old and gold? I'm sure you already know about Rub n' Buff so you can add either gold or black (or whatever!) to a thrift store find. I think the black frames are too harsh with the softer stencils. Lots o' love to the Hubs for all that work!!

cotedetexas said...

oh, if I wasn't so lazy, I go get you a set and mail them to you!!!!
i wish I wasn't so lazy. god. i am such a slug. oh well. consider it a virtual gift.

btw - my sister called me today and asked what time the shower was. i swear. to. you.

Lauren said...

SuSu- yes I totally agree! I purchased an antiqued huge gold sunburst and I think it will work really well. (fingers crossed!!!) :)

Joni- that is tooooooo funny!!

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Velvet and Linen said...

It was so much fun seeing all of you "gifts".
Michele was such a wonderful hostess!
Loved Joni's post. She always does such a great job.
Steve actually went out and bought a bunch of beakers today. You are such a trend setter :)
Congratulations Lauren.
BTW: Love, Love your son's bedroom. So cool.


DecRenew Interiors said...

Wow, what fun so see all the blessings showered on you by your blogger friends. Truly fun!


nannykim said...

What a truly fun and thoughtful idea!! The "gifts" were so cool!

nannykim from

Casa Jacaranda said...

Dearest little one - you are one blessed baby to have Lauren as your Mommy! Wishing you (Daddy and Christian, too) all the best! Sending love and hugs. xoxoxo

Carrie said...

What a neat idea! I love the owl onesie, really cute!