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spread the love


Bailey, the super pug + the official mascot of February [photo by Stephanie]

Welcome to lovey dovey February. I’ve always loved this month. I love eating chocolate from a heart shaped box and watching rom-com marathons. A fluffy sweet rom-com cannot be beat. Most recently it was New Year’s Eve in the theater [oh yes, I saw it]. Everything is prettier and girlier in February, not to mention January is over and we are this much closer to spring – yay!

To kick off this month of love, I want to share some photos of a baby shower I co-hosted last fall. There was a lot of love at this shower for the adorable baby to be. My creative contribution was a few decorative accents for the room and designing the tangerine and pink color scheme. I crafted and baked and here are a few highlights for you. I just met the new baby girl recently and she is as cute as a little pink jelly bean. Happy February!


Mimosas! Trader Joe’s Peach Orange Mango juice + bubbly. Handmade name tag. Recipe by Stephanie B. [photo by Stephanie]


The tasty food spread. Roasted Rosemary Cashews [lower right] are the most amazing thing ever. [photo by Stephanie]

Roasted Rosemary Cashews


1 pound cashews (whole – uncooked)
2 tbsp rosemary – fresh (or a smaller amount dried)
2-3 tsp brown sugar (light or dark)
2 tsp salt
2 tbsp melted butter

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place nuts on an ungreased baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes, stirring halfway through. Watch carefully that the nuts don’t burn.

Meanwhile, combine everything else in a large bowl. Toss the warm nuts in the bowl until completely coated – this takes about 3-5 minutes. The flavor increases as the nuts cool down. Store in a zip lock bag or airtight container. Makes about 3 cups.


Vanilla citrus cupcakes with tangerine + pink icing. [photo by Stephanie]


Cupcake tag. [photo by Stephanie]


The signature frame with cut-out details. [photo by Stephanie]


The banner. Letters hand drawn and cut from scrapbooking paper. My favorite letters are the ‘o’ and ‘a’ with heart cut-outs. [photo by Stephanie]


Lots of sugary love: the first guest treat bag made of many. Five pounds of Jelly Belly jelly beans in five shades of white, pink, tangerine, purchased from The Sugar Cube in Alexandria, Virginia. The staff was so amazingly helpful with this project and they stock every color of Jelly Belly available – even my fave spicy-sweet Chili Mango.


Mummy Chrissy + Bailey [photo by Stephanie]


SO cute! New adorable baby girl! [photo by Chrissy]

Have a great day!
xo♥channing

3 thoughts on “spread the love

  1. I’ll feel more loved if you make me a batch of peachy orangey mango MIMOSA right now ! :)
    If you throw in a small loaf of baked bread still warm from the oven, its eternal love lol.

  2. Pingback: sweet as pie goodbye (for now!) « channingosity

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