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I’m back… with baby shower details

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… after nearly a week off, I’m back to share all the glorious details of Tram’s babies (twins) shower with you. In all honesty, I don’t know where to begin.

Lin and Tram

I don’t know if I should start by thanking Tram for being the most appreciative and gracious guest-of-honor, EVER! (I love this photo of Tram with her friend and colleague, Lin Sue. It so beautifully shows off her ever-growing baby bump on her tiny frame!)

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Or by thanking Peggy for being the best friend and assistant party setter-upper and co-hostess that a girl could ever deserve, hope, wish, or dream of having!

Or maybe, tell you all about the theme and show you a bunch of photos from the perfectly perfect day.

perfect day

Let’s start there – at the beginning. This is how it went down.

Tram and Steve came over to our house before going out to dinner and with the supposed reason of seeing our new back patio. The true purpose was to tell us that they were expecting… TWINS! How exciting is that?! I really want to be there for Tram and Steve so I’ve been looking everywhere for tips and advice. Looking at articles like Baby Monitor Town’s suggestions for twins can really help you learn a lot of useful information. That was on Saturday, September 21st.

The very second after Tram told me she was expecting twins, I said, “I have to throw you a baby shower!” That is the moment the planning began in my mind. I’ve even started looking into sites like Mommyhood101 to start looking for baby gear that I could buy them as baby shower gifts. This is all so exciting! Looking after kids is not always easy, so I want to do something to be able to help them out.

mai twins

I first went to Pinterest and started a new board for the shower. The theme was solidified in October when I found this vintage Fisher-Price toddler desk at Sweet Salvage. While we were discussing my plans for Tram’s baby shower, I suggested her a maternity photoshoot to make the day memorable. We both asked around for advice on a photographer. One of my close friends could have suggested searching google with “maternity photography Portland (or any other city)” to find an expert photographer nearby.



  • School
  • Books
  • Vintage Toys, flashcards, and blocks
  • ABC
  • 123
  • Chalkboards
  • Pink & Blue
  • Globes, Rulers, & Crayons
  • …and the Number 2

pink table

One of four centerpieces … at a table for 10.


Table for eight.

table for 6

Table for six.

maitwins table

Intimate table for four.


One baby boy + One baby girl = Two very anticipated babies!

twin flashcards

Flashcards on baker’s twine.


I love chalkboards!


chalkboard pots

Peggy hung this fabulous yarn garland on our new front fireplace/wall.

blue and pink fireplace

It was an adorable welcome that let all the guests know they were in the right place.

cute garland

Please come back tomorrow for more shower details.

peggy's hangout

Plus photos of the lovely guests and recipes too.

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1 Marissa { 01.13.14 at 8:31 AM }

It looks amazing! Love the yarn garland! Congrats Tram!

2 Ronnie Jaap { 01.13.14 at 9:38 AM }

TOO adorable for TWO!

3 Linda Cianfarano { 01.13.14 at 9:56 AM }

Linda, I’m so impressed with your creativity and talents. I know who to go to when I need help planning an important event of any kind!

4 Tram Mai { 01.13.14 at 2:00 PM }

What a cliffhanger Linda!! I already have people anxious to get your recipes!! THANK YOU for a glorious, beautiful, PERFECT day!!! Everything was impeccable, memorable, thoughtful, and full of heart- you are the best & sweetest!!! Love you so much!! xoxoxo

5 Linda Hopkins { 01.13.14 at 2:03 PM }

Ha, a real Cliffhanger! I don’t mean to make it that, there’s just so much to share – like good old “Show and Tell” at school!

All recipes will be posted and shared in tomorrow’s post, I promise… well all except the cocktail, that will come on Wednesday.

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