Itty Bitty Jitney : Baby Shower Necessities


We have officially created our first Baby Shower Package. My best friend from high school (and one of my most amazing-est friends to this day) asked me to help her out with a baby shower her and her mom were hosting for her cousin. I had sooo much fun with this design / theme which they so lovingly ran with... "Sugar & Spice"

This was the final banner design:


Please excuse the pink which was not this "pepto-bismol" pink you see pictured. Truth be told, I was a procrastinator in taking these photos and the lighting was just not working with me. So I did was any amateur photographer would do: increase the exposure, get crazy with the tripod and attempt at Photoshopping the correct color. Well, at least now I know which classes I should take next.


The ends have a paper flower with a sweet pink vintage brooch at the center of each.



The finished package (sans pro photography and Photoshop color correction):


The package included the banner "Ella" with paper flowers on each end, Sugar & Spice poem (8" x 10"), 24 cupcake flags with the baby's monogram (ELE), Sugar & Spice tags for the spicy foods and the sweet desserts, and Everything Nice display tag for the gift table. I also designed and printed the invitations and addressed the envelopes with the classic Jitney handwritten font. :) 


Jitney's Journeys : Baby Banners

Banners have been a popular item the past couple of weeks at Jitney's Journeys!

One of my Zeta sisters emailed me and asked if we could make a banner for a friend's baby shower. After sending a few options, this is what we ended up with. I fell in LOVE with the soft floral background and the fancy script. 



We normally do flowers on each end but went with rosettes for this banner to keep the aesthetic really clean.

Rather than using jute between each flag, I used this soft white ribbon between each flag and added a light pink ribbon on the ends. 


And then we shipped it off to Dallas. :)



This Blessed banner is one we did for another friend I met through ladies' bible study...
It was also used for a baby shower and given to the mother-to-be for the baby's nursery.

I love the hot pink with a pop of sage green! 



We used baker's twine between each flag on this order with a large flower and vintage button on each end.


They are both such different designs!! 
Which design fits your style best?

DIY : Sugar Suga' Scrub


So you wanna make some sugar scrub? 

Easy breezy, my friends.

This stuff will do wonders for your skin. Better yet, it will make you feel so fresh and so clean.

We made the scrub during the Life Skills class (per recommendation of my assistant for the class, Amy) and the girls LOVED it. In full disclosure, I became a bit obsessed with it. I couldn't stop rubbing my hands together because they felt so soft... And I may have washed my face with it that night. The next morning was the first day I have ever woken up with a glowing complexion. 

Enough enticing already....

Grab a few of your kitchen staples:
*Coconut Oil
*Brown Sugar
*Extra Virgin Olive Oil 
our EVOO is in a Mason Jar because our bottle was leaking all over our cabinet shelves. When all else fails, fill up the Masons...

And your favorite aromatherapy essential oils:
*Lavender (calming) and Eucalyptus (exhilarating) were our choices.



Step 1: Pack 1 cup of brown sugar into a measuring cup and put into a large bowl.


Step 2: Pour in 1/2 cup EVOO.


Step 3: Measure out 3 Tablespoons of Coconut Oil and add to the mixture.


Step 4: Mix the brown sugar, EVOO and coconut oil with your fingers. Add more ingredients as you see fit. I added more brown sugar to make the scrub more coarse rather than oily.

Step 5: Add a few drops of essential oils until it smells pleasantly aromatic. 


I mixed lavender and eucalyptus simply because they smell so good together, but you should definitely try out other ones. Jasmine would be rockin'! In fact, I'm going to get some today to experiment later. :)

Side Note: Keep a bottle of essential oil in your shower and sprinkle a couple of drops at the bottom of a hot shower for a super soothing sauna experience! 


Step 6: Continue grinding up the mixture with your hands until nice and coarse. Grab a few Mason Jars and fill them to the rim. *You may want to whisk the mixture to make it fluffy before putting the mixture into the jars. 

Step 7: Tie a pretty bow around the jar...


Step 8: Exfoliate with a jar for yourself and gift a jar to someone else! 
*These make awesome Mother's Day, birthday, Christmas or hostess gifts!! 

Which essential oil will you experiment with?