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Sunday, July 21, 2013

"That's What Boys Are Made Of" Baby Shower Invitation

Our extended family is growing by two. Judd's brother, Colby, and his wife, Brenna, are expecting a baby boy any day now. Additionally, my brother, Bryan, and his wife, Laura, are also expecting a baby who is due in December. As a result, we have participated in lots of showers and baby fun lately. In fact, my in-laws, Judd, and I had the pleasure of hosting a family baby shower for Brenna and Colby a few weekends ago.

The theme was "Frogs, Snails, and Puppy Dog Tails - That's What Boys Are Made Of". The location of the party was supposed to be at the Langham family farm; however, there had been so much rain at the farm prior to the shower that we had to relocate the party to my MIL's church fellowship hall. Just imagine a farm setting for all of the pictures in this post. :).

We had a blast even with the change of venue. One of my favorite parts of it all was the invitation my husband, Judd, created for the party.

Are you interested in hosting a shower with this theme? If so, this invitation design could be yours for $25. The invitation is 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”. The invitation will fit in any envelope that is 5 3/4” x 8 3/4".
Because our business, The Langham Project, is designed for do-it-yourself printing, we offer our clients the opportunity to print their invitations with no minimum or maximum quantity for their order. They simply receive the final order of their invitation design and are then free to print the invitations any way they prefer. Additionally, our business approach allows our clients to print on the paper/cardstock selection of their choosing. Once we send the final design to the customer, he or she can print the order on his or her own or have a professional printer do it. If the client decides to have a professional print shop print their order for them, all they have to do is take the file to the print shop.
The final order can be sent in two ways. It can be emailed to you, the customer, in its exact size or we can send it to you designed to fit two invitations on one piece of letter sized cardstock/paper. We recommend that you purchase cardstock from the vendor of your choosing that will be the exact size of your invitation so that you do not have to do any cutting. In this case, you would just simply change your printer settings to fit the exact size of your invitation and feed each piece of cardstock through your printer. However, if it is easier for you to print two invitations per one regular 8 1/2” x 11” page that is also an option. If you request your order this way, we will include a very faint guide line down the center, between the two invitations, to assist you when cutting.

We plan to get an Etsy shop started to sell our one-of-a-kind invitations and stationery very soon. For now, if you are interested in ordering the "What Boys Are Made Of" invite design, please leave us a comment on this post or send us an email to

Since the invite's hand-drawn sketch did such a good job of establishing the type of decor we needed, decorating for the shower using things we already had at the farm was a breeze.

The food was yummy and the fellowship was even better. It was fun to host this event for Brenna and Colby.

Brenna also did a post about the shower. Check it out at By God's Southern Grace.

And, just in case we want to relive the event after the baby arrives, Judd's daddy captured it all on his video camera. Ha!


Sunday, July 7, 2013

Black, White, and Red All Over

What is black and white and red all over?

Did you guess?

The answer is our back porch.

I thought we needed some summer patriotic color for Independence Day. I planted red begonias and white impatiens in our planters. Our porch gets partial shade.  These plants are thriving and seem to be a good choice for the space.

We have a long way to go on our "new" home. We are tackling one project at a time. We are currently working to spruce up the exterior.

Here is a list of some of our 'to do' projects. We've accomplished the first four so far. I hope to have more progress to share with you soon.

-plant new plants in back porch planters
-put pine straw in plant beds around house
-remove front storm door
-remove old front handrail
-pressure wash driveway and house exterior
-paint all exterior trim
-paint front door
-plant flowers that add seasonal color in planters on front porch
-replace front door hardware, house numbers, light fixture, etc.
-organize storage shed
-paint storage shed

We wish you all a happy Independence Day weekend. We are also celebrating my 29th birthday this weekend. I hope to start blogging more since Judd gifted me an iPad! Do you know of any helpful apps from which to blog when using an IPad?