Saturday, January 10, 2009

Hats and Cookies

Last week - this precious lady Shannon e-mailed me and said she that she makes bows and would like to send me one. ONE. I was thrilled. I got her package today - look at all the cuteness she sent me!!! I'm taking two of those hats to the hospital with me so expect to see in those in the very first pics of Harper. She has a website where she makes the most amazing bows!! You have to check them out! I have already picked out a couple I am going to order for the future. www.carybows.com

I've been looking at Easter dresses lately because it will be here before I know it - wouldn't this bow be so cute with one of the dresses below????


And this turkey bow would be the greatest with the Thanksgiving dress I have for Harper for next year!

(Found all these dresses on e-bay - just put in "custom easter dress or custom thanksgiving dress" or "smocked easter dress")
I spent my afternoon making decorated sugar cookies to give to any visitors we might have at the hospital. If It don't have Harper tonight......I plan to do one more little thing to go with the cookies.
And then I'll put them in little bags with cute ribbon.
You can find the recipe here on my recipe blog for these cookies with royal icing. It's my first attempt ever with royal icing - it's fun!

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76 comments:

Joni said...

You are too cute!!
Thinking and praying for you and Harper.

Joni

Outnumbered 4 to 1 said...

OMG you are way too sweet! I wish I had thought to do the cute little things like this! Praying for you and Miss Harper and your honey!!!

Shannon C said...

You are so thoughtful! Looking forward to seeing pictures of Harper's arrival. Praying for you and your little family.

Kim said...

How sweet are you! That is very thoughtful and those cookies are adorable.

Anonymous said...

You are the sweetest thing!! Always thinking of others!! You look great!!

Rebekah Courtney

Patty said...

The bows and the Easter dress are so cute! I love seeing all your bows and girly stuff for Harper because I have 2 boys and I never got to yield to pink. lol

You are so sweet to make cookies.
Praying for you.

Leslie Johnson said...

You make me want to have another baby just so I can do all of these wonderful gift ideas! What a great hostess you are! Praying that you have a wonderful delivery!

Susie Harris said...

That is just too sweet~

Natasha said...

You are too much Kelly!!! I wish that I had as much energy as you have, and I am not even pregnant! The hospital staff is going to LOVE you! Little favor bags and now cookies!!!

TheDPGang said...

Kelly - you are simply amazing. The cookies are the cutest thing EVER. My little Anna Kate has both the of Easter Dresses that you have pictured. I can't wait for her to wear them this year. I love the Turkey dress - where did you find it? So cute..I need to order matching bows. You look great. Thinking and praying for you, Scott and Harper!

Candy said...

You are so creative and just think of everything!!! I thought you were going to be resting and here you are baking! ha! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh honey, you are really 'nesting'. Please go sit down now!
Checking on you every day and am so happy for you and your husband.
Jo

Kim said...

I can't believe you are making cookies to give away at the hospital! And the gift bags for the nurses! You are too much!

Those cookies look so cute {and good} that I might come visit you!!!

That would be one long trip?! Totally worth it!

Jenna said...

So sweet and cute!!! The bows, the cookies, you in the kitchen with your Harper-belly - love it all!!

Praying for you my dear!!

Mandi said...

You are SO sweet...gifts for the nurses AND your visitors!!! The monogrammed cookies are very cute!

Lauren said...

Goodness, I was such a lousy hospital host! Ha! Those cookies are too cute... and look yummy!

And those HATS! So cute! I love them! Thinking of you... That moon is big and bright tonight! ;)

ocean mommy said...

Between you and Amanda at Baby Bangs, I'm beginning to want another little baby girl! Mine are 10 and 7 and as much as I LOVE this age, I miss the tiny clothes!

YOu look great! Just think..only a few days...maybe hours!

Praying for you
stephanie

Jacquie said...

Those bows are just the cutest bows I've EVER seen!!

It looks as though you didn't stay in your PJs all day after all.

Jennifer said...

kelly, you are too much! in a wonderful way! :) i love reading your blog and i am so glad for you. my birthday is the twelfth and my baby, grace will be one on the 17th. i had to have both my girls two weeks early because i had gest. diabetes, but i love that you are paitently waiting for sweet harper to come on her own if possible. i feel like that is best for momma and baby! i pray that you have a very smooth and healthy delivery! can't wait to see pictures of sweet harper! :)

Brittany said...

Seriously, I check your blog every hour on the hour to get Harper's status!

P.S. Love, love, love the Authur Court Magnolia tray... my favorite!

julie & joe said...

Those are awsome bows! You are so sweet with the cookies. Just a warning, after Harper comes you may not get to do all of this ever again. I try to get things done but it doesn't always happen. A. is getting big enough now that he is starting to "help" which is fun.

Gracie Beth said...

That is such a cute idea! I have been checking your blog daily to see if Harper is here yet!

Stylish Housewife said...

Oh my gosh! You are so sweet!!! First, you have presents for all the nurses at the hospital. Then you make cookies for visitors who come to see you. You are amazing. I am inspired by your planning and thoughtfulness. I love reading your blog...always new food for thought.

Mike, Kacy & Wells said...

Okay, this seals the deal - I'm coming to see Harper at the hospital! (Just kidding - I would be there to see y'all no matter what!)

Shelley a.k.a. Momma said...

Now you are making the rest of us look bad...those cookies will be a HUGE hit at the hospital. What a neat idea!!

Kaitlyn said...

You are the epitome of a graceful southern woman-- making cookies RIGHT before you give birth. My goodness!

Kayla said...

You're so adorable!!! And I know that precious Harper will definitely take after you!! Can't wait to see her in all her wonderful outfits and accessories :)

Lisa said...

I have a feeling that little Harper is going to be the best dressed girl around!! The bows are too cute and well so are the dresses.

You are too sweet and thoughtful to think about everyone else when really this time should be all about you and your precious little baby girl!! You have gift/goodie bags for everyone and now you have cookies that are really cute by the way for all your visitors. You are truly an amazing person!!

Hope your sweet baby comes soon.

Lisa said...

Miss those sweet bishop dresses!! My baby girls are already 19, 17 and 12. It seems like yesterday I was learning how to smock. Enjoy them (and the hairbows) while you can. They grow up wanting three hundred dollar prom dresses and spray tans in no time!

Kingdom Mama said...

You are so cute to be making favors for Harper's guests! I have never ever heard of that before. If I ever have another hospital birth I'll have to copy you!

Julee Turner said...

Oh my goodness! Those cookies are so cute! I will have to remember that idea. The bows and dresses are precious. Harper is going to be one spoiled little girl! Can't wait to get on here and see that you are at the hospital. I have been checking frequently! Have a great Sunday. This will probably be your last Sunday without a baby!

Monelle said...

Kelly - you are amazing! So very thoughtful, creative and tons of energy! You are gonna be the best mom! Praying you have a smooth delivery!

Jennifer said...

Oh my goodness, those bows and hats are just adorable! I'll have to check her site for sure. Now if we could just get Shelby's hair to grow in thicker. LOL

First the nurse gift bags and now cookies for visitors..........girl you amaze me. Seriously you need to think about your days to come too.........save some sweetness for those late night feedings. :)

BTW, I forgot to tell you something I did in the hospital with Shelby. I had a Longaberger basket kiddie purse with me. I bought it special for Shelby. On the inside of the cover I had the doctor put Shelby's foot print. Then everyone signed it......the nurses, doctor, epidural guy (who I loved! LOL) and then Craig & I. She still has it on her dresser. I used to keep her baby stuff........first hair curl, hospital bands, etc. Now it keeps her pony-o's. :)

Tara G. said...

Kelly, your daughter will have a host of wonderful things to claim as an inheritance from you! You're so thoughtful!

And the dresses are adorable! Where did you get the turkey one?

jenkins_k08 said...

those dresses are soo cute! be looking for harpers little gift soon. warning! my post office is slower than a turtle here, so it could take weeks. :)

andersons said...

You will be the best mommy ever!!

Jennifer said...

kelly~ where did you find all those cute dresses? i just love the green dress:) it is just adorable. and i cannot wait to see harper in the turkey one.

Allison said...

Kelly,

I love reading your blog! I think you are just an amazing person inside and out. Harper is so lucky! You will be a great mom. It is amazing how just reading someone's blog how well you can get to know them. I wish you all the luck in labor and delivery. Hopefully it will be a speedy one for you!! :) God bless.

Marc and Charity said...

You are so sweet to be giving your nurses and visitors gifts! It's just such a different experience giving birth in the States. They send you home ASAP after giving birth here, one friend of mine was home 3 hours later and that makes me a bit nervous.

creative gal said...

I love the cookie idea!! And, the bows are great!! I have a friend who makes bows locally, so I will be blessed when I have a little girl! :0)

two curly girls said...

Kelly-

I wish blogging was around when I was pregnant with my girls 5 and 6 years ago. I could have benefited from your creative ideas (and from your endless energy, LOL). You are a class act! God bless you!!

Praying for a smooth baby debut. Thank you for the link (you have a super sweet heart). ;)

Shannon

Jenny said...

LOVE those bows and dresses! SUPER CUTE!!!!

I LOVE the cookie's too! You are so sweet and thoughtful!

Beav's Wife said...

How cute are you? Seriously. I mean, you look absolutely amazing, you are sooo stinkin' thoughtful and those cookies are precious! Love the bows / dresses too! Happy Baby!!!

new mom in law said...

You ARE kidding me! My feet would have been SOOO swollen if I had stood long enough to make cookies!!! You are amazing!!

Amy said...

kelly,

I read your blog everyday, well, now that you are due anyday sometimes twice a day, and I can tell you are just an amazingly sweet person! I feel like I know you in "real life." You and your family are in my prayers.

Mary said...

You're setting the bar high for what to bring to the nurses/visitors at the hospital! What a blessing to those who visit your room :)

The Graves' House said...

your kindness just shines in all you do... how sweet to have a 'sweet' for your visitors! btw, i love the turkey bow. that is the cutest thing i've seen lately! praying for you and your soon to be larger family!
~nicole

Hillary said...

Cute things!! She's going to so girly and wonderful!
I kept checking my phone last night to make sure I hadn't missed "the call." I'm sure I'll do the same today and everyday until she is here!!

Angie said...

I love the cookies!! Such a cute idea. When Ava was little I put her in those bows all the time, they are so cute!! I hope you have Harper soon!!

Lori said...

Have mercy, woman! You are amazing!!

Leigh Ann said...

You have to be THE sweetest person I know!

Alexandra's Mommy said...

You have to be one of the sweetest people ever! I dont know anyone that brought gifts with them to give to the nurses, or cookies and something else to bring to the guests that visit! You blow my mind with your determination and creativity!

I Love it! I love the hats and bows!!

"Dove" said...

Kelly,

Would you be willing to share the link for where you found the blue bunny dress? It is so cute!

Your cookies look so yummy, and I'm sure your visitors will be honored. You are going to be such a creative and fun Mommy!

Jordan said...

Those hats & bows are soo cute! Love the blue dress that would have her name on it! I know that the nurses & visitors will appreciate your thoughtfullness! =]

Scherr Family said...

You are too sweet. You will definitley well taken care of. Praying Harper makes her debut soon. I know how hard it is to be patient. Good luck!

Kari said...

Those hats, bows and dresses are absolutely adorable!! I LOVE them! And, you are so sweet and you are going to be loved by the doctors and nurses when you go!!! I wish I had thought of that. I am not that far behind you in my pregnancy. I remember something about gift bags. If you don't mind me asking, what did you put in those?? I will be praying for you!! I would say Good Luck, but with God, who needs luck, right?

Robin said...

I never even thought of doing that--such a good idea! I might have to be a copycat in a few weeks :)

Hope you're feeling good. We missed you this morning!

Jennifer said...

Kelly,
I love your blog, you are just too cute! All the people in the hospital are going to absolutely love you :)

Claire said...

So much cuteness in this post! Thinking of you!

Cxx

CathyBB said...

Kelly, this post made me a little teary-eyed. I remember last winter you posted Easter dresses you saw on ebay... while still waiting for God to bless you. It really got to me and I prayed so hard for you!

And look where you are now... just days or (hopefully!) moments away from meeting your sweet girl! See... there I go getting all choked up again. =) Thanks for sharing all of this - and letting everyone know about the people still waiting to be blessed on the prayer blog. It's truly beautiful. Harper will be so proud of you when she reads all of this one day!

The Garners said...

You are sooo sweet to make those cookies for visitors! Wish I could be one of those visitors! (Not just for the cookies, but they do look delicious and so cute!) :) You've got everything so together!!!

Those bows are precious--I will look into getting some of those! I wish Alexee would leave bows in her hair for more than 5 seconds.

TriciaNae said...

Oh everything is just too cute. Those bows are precious!! I'm praying for you girl....can't wait to read the post announcing sweet Harper's arrival!

Pierce Family Happenings said...

Kelly,
Those cookies are adorable...you think of EVERYTHING! I will have to try your recipe sometime for the icing-btw-I tried your Mexican lasagna (that is what I called it anyway) the other day and it was so good-thank you! Thinking of you as the countdown to Harper continues! ;)
Anne

Megan L Hutchings said...

Those bows are absolutely PRECIOUS ;)! I love the thanksgiving one!!!

You amaze me beautiful. Little Harper is so blessed to have you as a mommy ;)!

Jenn said...

Those hats and bows are too cute! I love that Shannon named the pink/brown hat and bow on her website after Harper. Praying for you, Scott, and sweet Harper!
Blessings!

The Shabby Princess said...

You are too much!! I can't believe you made cookies to give to hospital visitors. That is amazing. You're so sweet!! I'm going to have to write down all these ideas for when I have kiddies.

Praying for you and your sweet family!!

Alex and Jill said...

You are giving some great ideas for all of those expecting mommys, out there! I'm going to make sure and store these ideas for when God blesses me with a little one, as well. :)

After all you've done...you and Harper are going to get some special care from those nurses! :)

Praying for you guys!

Meagan said...

Cute cookies and such a thoughtful idea!!!! And REALLY cute bows! I am going to check her out, what a fun gift idea!

Katie said...

Kelly, I don't even know you and I think I have checked your blog 10 times today already to see if little Harper has made her arrival! The dresses and bows are adorable, you have going to have one stylish baby! :)

miss shortcake said...

what a lovely idea! We wish you all the very best from here at the Little Haus!

Katie said...

Won't be long! Your cookies look yummy!

Anonymous said...

I am so excited! It is neat to 'watch' someone daily as they approach motherhood. I was too busy to pay attention to my own journey.

Thanks for sharing with us!

Amanda

sara said...

I know how you are feeling I was just there and going crazy as we just had a baby girl last week and I almost had to be induced.

Hayley said...

Yip I am checking in all the time too...just in case.

And you are amazing to be doing the cookies for the nurses etc. So awesome.

MMM said...

You are amazing! I hope I have this much energy in 4 wks. Thinking of you often and keeping you and Harper in my prayers.

Melissa said...

Where did you find the Thanksgiving Dress? I looked on E-Bay and cannot find, too cute!!! Please send me an e-mail if you ever get chance, want to ask few things about stuff people have sent to you.