good friends

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Good women in my life are like a warm cup of peppermint tea for my soul.   With my dear friends Lynn and Cindy, we've stayed up over the past week gabbing and making felt flowers, talking over details, and planning a shower for a first time mommy.

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(Beautiful onesie cookies by Cindy)

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It seems rare in my current season to be up for going all-out for an affair, but having willing friends makes it happen beautifully and seamlessly.  We're talkin' other mamas' combined forces here.

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(Lynn's idea of felt flowers for invitations and party favors could then be turned into hair clips.  Genius!  I snagged four extra.)

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And the expected "handmades" by many loving friends.

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My rattle and taggie blankie ended up matching a beautiful knitted lap blanket given from another friend.  (It's Amy Butler's Love Flannel Paradise Garden Wine. Pretty bold fabric.)

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How happy we are for you, Kate!  Mommyhood awaits...

the sleepy time gal