A Colorful Vintage Baby Shower

If you follow me on instagram @zahra_sandberg, you know that I hosted a baby shower for my dear friend Renee recently at my house – with lots of help from friends, especially Melissa, Amanda, and Carolyn. 

Renee is also one half of My Menuista, the Marketing and Design company that I hired to do my blog design! It helped a ton to have the creative brain behind My Menuista, Amanda, collaborating with me to design baby shower invites, banners, and coordinating labels for games for the shower. 

 Here are just a few of the pictures from the party! Details on food and games below. Enjoy!
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Me and the mommy-to-be. I’m wearing an Alice + Olivia dress and Atelier AZZA belt.

Cake Pops by Pops by Kristina

Renee and Amanda, the pretty ladies behind My Menuista

Make your own onesie that the baby will actually wear by buying cute iron-on decals 
We framed prints with the names of the game matching the invites – will have to remember to reuse in the future!
I seriously spared these girls by posting this ‘before’ the game picture! You are welcome ladies!
Adam is in cake pop heaven right now 
And I was left with these gorgeous flowers all to myself, lucky me! 
We had cake pops by Pops by Kristina which were amazing. The lunch menu consisted of Cheesy Italian (turkey) bacon pieBaked Macaroni and Cheese Cupcakes, Bruschetta chicken wraps, Smoked salmon and capers crackers, hummus and pita chips, and fruit. 

I found some great ideas from this website for baby shower games. We had so much fun, hope you enjoyed the recap!


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Last week we took a quick trip to escape the snow for some sunshine in Key Largo, Florida☀️ We spent every moment possible outside, Tom and Adam got their Scuba Diver PADI certification (yay!) while Sophia and I spent our days either swimming or drawing marine life and landscapes. This was my first trip after my sister passed last November, and even though I look so happy here, there were so many moments I felt the grief and sadness, as if it happened just yesterday. I am still figuring out how I want to show up in this space, as I have changed so much as a person since the loss. I just don’t feel called to post some of the things I shared before. Maybe that will change someday, or maybe it will just naturally evolve into something new. I think I will take this year to just process it all. (Even the idea of taking an entire year to think through something is a huge shift for my usually hyperactive type A personality) My focus at the moment is just living in the moment with my family and friends, spending time doing things that make me happy and healthy. I hope to share some of that journey here with you ~ thanks for following along ❤️
I had planned to shoot this outfit in collaboration with @lenacoutureofficial right before my dear sister passed away. Saba, the designer, was more than understanding if I didn’t want to anymore - but after thinking on it for a while I decided I wanted to - in my sister’s honor 💗 She was always my biggest hype woman. When i would feel like I’m not good enough or that I should quit (which was often) she would tell me I was unique and great and to keep it up. When I think of my sister, beauty and love is all that she embodied in her being. She expressed that on the outside also - as she loved to wear everything glam, bright & colorful, and full of bling. Hair done, nails done, everything did - that was Nusrat. For this shoot I took the time to get glam after a long hiatus - and makeup and hair took so long because I think I forgot how to do it, but afterwards I was surprised how I felt transformed. When I wore this gorgeous outfit that I know was designed with such love and incredible attention to detail by @lenacoutureofficial, I felt all of that beauty - like a walking piece of art, and very much at peace. Thank you so much to @divmophoto for capturing the feeling so well 💕
Ski weekend with my favorites ❄️❄️ So proud of Sophia for skiing on her own for the first time!
There are some trees with seeds that only grow after a fire. Their seeds are completely sealed with a resin that have to be physically melted off by a great fire in order to propagate. So to do we as humans, gain wisdom only after great pain and suffering.*
A month ago (and one day) I lost my sister and best friend to cancer. I am still completely gutted and broken. But, I’m also so so grateful to have had felt the love that now brings me so much heartbreak. ❤️ I am so inspired by her - and I will forever live my life to honor her memory. Miss you sis ❤️
Classic outfit combo: oversized blazer + denim 🖤fendi mules @shoeslutz
Just a mom who loves mums 🌸 🪴
Cozy for a coffee date ☕️
French. Toast. Egg. Bake. Save this recipe for a weekend or holiday brunch - it’s SO good and fool-proof! I’m not even a sweet person and I love it. The pecans are a non-negotiable IMO - I get honey bourbon vanilla pecans for this and it is just heavenly. Enjoy!