Last week I became an Auntie. My brother and sister-in-law had a perfect baby boy! Graham Tyler Pickney was born Monday, August 31, 2009. 7 lbs 7 oz. 20 inches long. He's a sweet, sweet baby! How could you not love this little guy?!?
Here's a picture of mama and baby.
My sister-in-law, Amanda, puts me to shame when it comes to writing thank you cards. I really think she ALWAYS writes them the day she receives the gift. Throughout her entire pregnancy she kept up with them. I even caught her sending off one more thank you the night before she went in to be induced. Impressive!
As much as I wanted to spend every waking moment holding Graham, I took off to Chicago for the long holiday weekend. I met 9 of my closest girlfriends from college for a weekend of shopping, eating, sightseeing and maybe a little more shopping.
As we were walking down Armitage Avenue we spotted Paper Source. While I know I can always order from their Web site, I so enjoy perusing their shops. This shop was particularly large, two stories! Heaven!
I meandered through the store and aside from all the fabulous stationery, they have so many gift options. Throughout you're engagement and wedding celebration, it's always wonderful to have hostess gifts, bridesmaids gifts and other small tokens of appreciation for friends and family collected ahead of time. Check out Paper Source's Gift Guide for great ideas!
Here's what I picked up on my trip to Paper Source:
Wheat Bundle Place Card Kit ($12.50, S/8) - Gourd Place Card Kit ($12.50, S/8) - Acorn Place Card Kit ($10.50, S/8)
In honor of Baby Graham and my prompt-thank-you-writing sister-in-law, I'M DOING A GIVEAWAY. As you can see, I'm a little excited about it. Make me proud and everyone enter!
Here's what I'm giving away:
(1) set of stationery from Paper Source, including the following:
Rajasthani Paisley Poppy Thank You Notes - Chrysanthemum Letterpress Thank You Notes - Lotus & Jasmine Garden Moss Thank You Notes
Here are the rules:
1. Tell me where you went on your summer vacation.
2. Only one entry per person.
3. No anonymous comments will be chosen.
Entry Deadline: 5:oo pm CST, Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Notes This giveaway is not sponsored by Paper Source. Winners will be chosen by RANDOM.ORG.