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Heyyyy Open-mouthed smile How’s your day been? Mine has been a lovely day in Valdizzy.

As soon as I got into town, I got right to biznazz and stopped at two faves:

Main Squeeze for a green juice

and Longhorn for a sweet potato and veggies.

It was a glorious little snack Smile

After snacking, stopping to run some quick errands, I went over to help set up for Jeni’s baby shower.

stage 51

We had the shower at Stage 51, which is a super cute wine and coffee bar. Of course it opened right after I moved Winking smile


We set out vases of fresh flowers,


and a table with the game info, cards for the guests to write out their address for thank-you notes, and baby pictures of the mom and dad-to-be.


The favors were chocolate bars with homemade wrappers that our friend Meara made:


check out the nutrition stats Winking smile



Cakes (of the diaper and chocolate variety)


food!!! (bruschetta, pita, cheese platter, hummus, olive tapenade, vegan tomato bisque, fresh fruit, mini red velvet cupcakes)


Gifts galore:


It was a gorgeous shower for an amazing friend- I was so happy I could be here this weekend to celebrate Smile

I’m off to dinner with Jeni and her family!

See ya in the morning <3



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  1. Maryann on January 29, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    Looks like so much fun! I bet it was hard to stick to the detox with all those treats 🙂

    • Fitnessista on January 29, 2011 at 6:57 pm

      girl, you have no idea

  2. Sara on January 29, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    How adorable and CHIC! Love it!!

  3. Laura @ Meet Virginia on January 29, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    That spread of food looks to die for!

  4. jackie @ baking charms on January 29, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    Those nutritional stats are the best I’ve ever seen 🙂 how sweet and thoughtful… and what a great place for an intimate party!

  5. Kris | on January 29, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    I love baby showers! I find them so sweet and I love looking at all the cute packaging and cute colors 😉

    Looks like a lot of tasty food!!


  6. Lauren- HungryDancer on January 29, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    That looks amazing!! Love the nutritional stats on the bar!!! How you could stay on a detox with all those treats is beyond me!

  7. Laury @TheFitnessDish on January 29, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    So fun!!! Looks like she had an amazing shower!!! I love those chocolate bars nutrition stats 🙂

    Yeah, a detox with those treat around….I would have failed big time.

    This post made me get super excited for my shower in a few months!

  8. Sana on January 29, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    What a beautiful baby shower!

  9. jen @ taste life on January 29, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    As others already said, I don’t know how you made it through sticking to the detox…I think I would have caved!

  10. Ashley @ the fit academic on January 29, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    I Love that your first stops were to some eateries to get some of your faves! I totally do the same thing!

  11. Gill (snaxandthecity) on January 29, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    this is so lovely Gina, I especially like the chocolate wrapper!! Amazing 🙂

  12. chelsey @ clean eating chelsey on January 29, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    I LOVE those candy wrappers – how cute are they!?

  13. Katelyn on January 29, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    That chocolate is so cute!! It’s like Operation Beautiful for food:)

    Slash that cake is absolutely beautiful, now I am craving frosting!

  14. Tina on January 29, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    What a beautiful spread! The chocolate bars are such a cute idea!!

  15. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on January 29, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    What a beautiful shower!! Omg I just started crying b/c I remember my baby shower. I swear, just seeing babies, pregnant women, or the word shower..and I am a pile of estrogen. Many blessings to Jeni and her family 🙂

    “a table with the game info, cards for the guests to write out their address for thank-you notes”-
    OMG THAT IS AWESOME!!!!!!! Nothing worse than being at the tail end of pregnancy, super tired, and trying to find ppl’s addresses and writing out thank you cards. I think that thank you cards and skipping them should be the rule when you’re 8 mos pregnant. Or in my case, my shower was 2 days before I went into labor. Thank you cards weren’t on my brain!

  16. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on January 29, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Oh WOW! I love all of the decor, and the cake, and those chocolate bars!! I hope you had a great afternoon celebrating with your friend. By the looks of things it wouldn’t have been difficult! 🙂

  17. Emily on January 29, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    This looks like such a great baby shower, and really good food, too 🙂

  18. Raya on January 29, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    I love diaper cakes! I’ve made quite a few of them and they are such cute gifts.

  19. Stefanie @thenewhealthy on January 29, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    OH my gosh, what an adorable baby shower! I absolutely love the candy bars! Baby shower games are so much fun too. 🙂

  20. Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) on January 29, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    So sweet!!! What a lucky mommy-to-be!

  21. Annette on January 29, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    WOW, I love those chocolate bars- what a great idea 🙂 Glad you had fun there, lady!!

  22. Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter on January 29, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    That is such a beautiful baby shower! They are always SO fun to attend!

  23. CathyK on January 29, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    i LOVE the chocolate wrapper! way cute!
    the best is that you made the effort/travelled to be there, gina…gifts are great, but when people take the time to attend/contribute…that’s what really makes the celebration special.

  24. Mary @ Bites and Bliss on January 29, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Those nutrition stats are so cute! I can only imagine a real product having stats like those 😉

  25. megan B on January 29, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Love that baby shower! I love seeing these beautiful showers that all the Air Force wives throw for one another. 🙂 Gives me ideas for other showers that I’m sure I’ll throw in the future, since all of my friends are having babies now. 🙂

  26. Janine on January 29, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Cute shower — love the idea of having guests address their thank you cards.

    Winter shape up request — HIIT ideas that are easy on the knees and can be done at home. Love the site!

  27. Sarah (Sarah Learns) on January 29, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    such a cute baby shower! i love that there were baby pics of the mom- and dad-to-be! 🙂

  28. Carrie (Moves 'N Munchies) on January 30, 2011 at 2:55 am

    ahhh so cute!! the chocolate wrapper is the BEST idea ever.. LURVe that too… cant wait for this weeks shape up!

  29. Kristen on January 30, 2011 at 5:40 am

    Wonderful pictures of the shower! And such a great afternoon with friends!

    For this weeks shape up – maybe for each set one abs move so at the end there is no doubt you had a killer abs workout. And I’ve liked the balance of biceps\triceps each week – it’s been intense and doable. Thanks again for posting the workouts!

  30. Kara on January 30, 2011 at 6:13 am

    The diapers from my diaper cake lasted me almost 2 weeks! I’d never even heard of such a thing before my own shower, but it’s such a cute idea 🙂

  31. Amber L on January 30, 2011 at 8:06 am

    Looks like it was a lovely shower!! I’m glad you are having a fun time visiting!

  32. Babs on January 30, 2011 at 8:15 am

    Would love ways to blast upper arm jiggle. My tri-cep exercises are just not doing it. thanks girl!!

  33. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on January 30, 2011 at 8:42 am

    Ahh that chocolate wrapper is so cute! It looks like it was a beautiful shower! 🙂

  34. Brittany on January 30, 2011 at 9:17 am

    Love the little chocolate wrapper! What a nice setting for the shower, too.

    Also just wanted to say that after your post mentioning socca the other day, I went out to buy some garbanzo bean flour and I made some and i am in love!

  35. Kimberly on January 30, 2011 at 9:18 am

    Those chocolate bars are great! Now if only ALL chocolate bars had those kind of stats! It looks like your friend had a wonderful turnout and great food and decorations. I am happy that you could be there for your friends special day 🙂

  36. Stephanie on January 30, 2011 at 9:35 am

    The nutrition stats are so funny! I’m filing that idea away for future baby showers. It looks like a lovely party with a great spread. The best part…the whole party seemed to be oozing love, which is really the most important thing of all.

  37. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine on January 30, 2011 at 9:35 am

    Oh my gosh that is SUCH an adorable shower!! I love love love the chocolate bar wrapper…I love the “Vitamins” line. Heh heh.

  38. Melissa @ For the Love of Health on January 30, 2011 at 9:38 am

    What a great idea for a chocolate bar 🙂 hehehe

  39. Kathie @ Frugal Fit and Fabulous on January 30, 2011 at 9:58 am

    ohmigosh!! it’s like a little slice of heaven…my perfect getaway. why on why dont we have these kind of cozy shops around here?! Le Sigh….

    looks like so much fun. I am sure she enjoyed it and was eternally grateful!

  40. rebecca lustig on January 30, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    haha i just LOVE the nutrition stats. hilarious– if only all wrappers were like that ha

  41. Ashley on January 30, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    OMG the whole shower is adorable! Looking forward to keeping up with your detox…you are a strong woman to say no to the treats 🙂

  42. Stephanie @ The Travelling Tastebuds on January 30, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Oh my gosh… that chocolate bar wrapper is so cute… what a great idea!!!

  43. Christin@purplebirdblog on January 30, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Awwwe what an adorable shower! I love those chocolate bars!

  44. Kristen on January 30, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    The chocolate bar wrappers are so cute.

  45. CaSaundra on January 31, 2011 at 7:24 am

    I love the idea of the mini cupcakes at showers! And red velvet?! Yes please!! 😉

  46. Kate on March 18, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    How cute is this shower!! I love it!

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