Pepper Design Blog {don’t skip this post!! you’ll thank me later.}

For anyone that loved Domino Magazine, Pepper Design Blog is for you.  This stylish blog is a-maz-ing.  From entertaining to remodeling, this blog covers it all: and everything she features has the high style, classic-with-a -modern-twist look that mixes modern with vintage and affordable with pricey.  If navy is the new black, then Pepper Design Blog is the new Domino Magazine.  {I actually made up that navy is the new black because I love navy and it’s my blog so I can make these types of declarations.}

I was SO excited that she agreed to do a guest post on Freshmom!!!  Thank you, Morgan!!

Nesting Baby Shower – how creative! clever! adorable!  And these decorations are perfect for Easter, too!!

Nesting Baby Shower

Around this time last year, I threw a ‘nesting’ baby shower for a girlfriend of mine and I think it’s wonderful inspiration for a birthday, bridal or baby shower. The vintage/antique feel is timeless and we designed the entire shower around a very tight budget and plenty of thrift store finds.

Details included a handmade chandelier, paper flowers, no-sew table runners and napkins (all from fabric remnants), thrift store tea sets, hanging mason jars filled with sand and votives, book page bunting and wildflower-esq floral arrangements. We created two dessert bars: a chai tea, coffee & hot cocoa bar and a traditional dessert bar flanked in handmade paper rosettes, manzanita branches and take-away individual hot cocoa favors with handmade marshmallows.

Here are a few photos:

The rest of the photos, details and project ideas are at the following links – you HAVE to check it out. Seriously. You have to.



A little bit about Morgan, the designer blogger:

Living Sunny San Diego
Started blogging About a year and a half ago
She runs two (TWO!!!) businesses! I run a small marketing consulting firm, most of my clients being small to medium sized businesses that need online and paper marketing consutling on a weekly/hourly basis. Additionally, each day I work on both the business and blogging side of Pepper Design Blog and contribute as a monthly ‘At Home’ writer for our local San Diego Magazine. I have a few entrepreneurial endeavors coming down the pipeline but they won’t launch until later this year :).
How Morgan got into design I was recruited straight out of college by a business & technology consulting firm and worked in both supply chain management consulting and what we called training & change management for a couple of years before breaking out on my own. I began PDB as a creative venture of sorts to help balance out the very analytical day-to-day tasks of consulting – plus it was a way to keep family and friends up to speed on our home makeover process! The concept of Pepper actually began about nine months before the site launched and I used graphic design knowledge from college to help me program and design the site before it went live. My goal was to create a lively, user-friendly blog that would break out of the usual home-and-entertaining-design-blog box, and one that would combine all of my ‘creative’ loves: home design, entertaining inspiration, wardrobe finds and crafty solutions!
She’s a new mom, too! Olivia joined us just ten weeks ago on January 9.
Favorite baby product(s) I’m working on a post for this one as we speak :), but it’s safe to say that we have five or so MUST-have products that we use on a regular basis, including our favorite baby wrap, a pacifier that stays with Liv even when she spits it out (amazing) and a sleeping wrap that helped her to conquer sleeping through the night solidly by 8 weeks (and many nights earlier).
So go ahead. Check out the Pepper Design Blog.  What are you waiting for? Go!



  1. Rachael

    March 24, 2011 at 4:12 am

    That is such a cute idea! I have a friend who is getting married soon and I am one of the bridesmaids. We are hosting a shower for her next month. I will suggest incorporating some of these ideas!

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  3. Anna Forsberg

    March 24, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    I was the lucky recipient of this beautiful shower and while the photos do an excellent job showcasing every detail, seeing it all together was amazing!!!

    1. freshmom

      March 24, 2011 at 11:19 pm

      You’re lucky to have such a creative & talented friend!

  4. Kelly

    April 3, 2011 at 12:32 am

    Love that idea! Won’t be long until my baby shower – maybe it’s time to send a few email hints. 😉

    1. freshmom

      April 5, 2011 at 1:16 am

      Congratulations!!!!! Baby showers are so much fun 🙂

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