A few dear friends hosted a dinner for me in honor of our coming baby girl. They went to great effort to make it super girly, but also very me. Little touches like all my favorite desserts instead of a cake, several making gifts instead of purchasing them, an incredibly girly location and awesome food. I wanted to do something handmade as gifts for them, but it is always hard for me to think of what to make people…so I opted for a very practical stationery set. Everyone can use paper, right?!

Some detail shots of what was included:

Notepads: cute paper glued to the top and back using spray adhesive

Matchbook Notepads: I cut blank white paper into 4×4 squares then stapled it inside more cute scrapbooking paper…folded like a matchbook

Magnet Post-it Note holder: I covered 4×4 pieces of chipboard with scrapbooking paper then covered in Mod Podge. I spray painted paper clips for the top, glued magnets to the backs and added the Post-It Notes.

Flower cards: Just picked petals off a silk hydrangea and glued them to blank cards. Simple enough.

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  • christina larsen - I love this idea. Too CUTE.

  • Jeannette Swan - This would make great teacher gifts…I’ll have to remember it. Love it!!

  • Lisa Keen - What a cute idea! I bet they loved them.

  • Melissa - These are fantastic ideas – thank you so much for sharing them.
    I can’t wait to try these

  • amy stamm - soo cute!!! super cute! bet they loved them..the party seemed nice for ya too…Dont cha love friends!!!

  • Yvonne Jacobson - I am continually inspired by your blog EVERYDAY!! Always giving me great & new ideas…I so can’t wait to see the baby’s room!!! Thanks for sharing your DIY projects!

  • lesley - These are so cute. Can I commission you to make some for me!?

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  • Jen - I have looked through about a zillion of your ideas & i am just sitting here witih my jaw dropped. All of these ideas seem SO cute & simple. I want to try every single one I click on. As if I weren’t craft obsessed enough…I hope mine turn out 1/4 as precious as yours. I’ll send pics if that happens!

    Thanks so much for sharing your great ideas-

  • Stacey - I have been looking for a cute note book idea to make for my Bible study that starts on the 14th. I love this!

    By the way, are you on Twitter? I am subscribing to your blog, but I would love to follow you!

    I am @stacey29lincoln,

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It is crazy to think that Afton is already one! It seems impossible that a year has passed since I met her in the delivery room. She may currently be an only child, but my boys have done their best to rough her up. I wish I had pictures of the faces she makes when she is in the middle of the boys….confusion, delight, fear…

Happy Father’s Day weekend Larry…you have two incredibly beautiful girls in your life…I tried to get Jenn to pose in a tutu as well, but she wasn’t up for it.

Seriously, is she cute stuff or what. I am so glad her mom chose the pink tutu and hat for her pictures – just fits her.

We got a workout chasing these two..they are buds. Rett was very bewildered by, but liked the tutu…

You can find the tutu and hat in mom2twogals etsy shop…click here for her shop

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  • christina larsen - Love the tutu and head band.

  • Rachel - Totally adorable. What a beautiful gal!

  • bopha - She is absolutely adorable and i love the tutu (aren’t you excited about getting to put one of those on your girl?!). Jenn, you have a beautiful daughter and I really think you should have worn a tutu too!

  • Courtney Connelly - Love the pictures! Yes, the pink tutu is so Afton! The one of Rhett and Afton together is precious, best buds.

  • georgia - I love it! The bigger the tutu, bow, or flower the more I like it. Jenn, she is beautiful. I wished I lived closer so the girls could play tea party (Gracie’s favorite thing to play) together.

  • melanie - Too cute!!

  • crissy - these are darling! love the tutu.

  • amy stamm - DARLING pics!!! Miss those days!!

  • Andy - love the pics they are so great. the tutu is adoreable too. i’ve been making some recently and love it. those are beautiful. i love her name. my husband and i have talked about afton as a name possibility for a girl one day. do you know where they originally got it from

  • Jenn G. - Ash, you are the BEST!!! Once again, you captured our little girl so beautifully. Even in the heat and dirt, you make us look good. Thank you!!! We are so thankful for these. Also, now we have a pink tutu for your baby girl to borrow someday.

  • Lauren - I think Afton is too cute, even half naked Jen ;)

  • Amber Dearman - LOVE them!! And of course, I think I have the cutest lil niece in the world!!