Baby Baldwin’s Nursery

Baby Baldwin's Nursery © 2014 erin (aka bows & sparrows). All rights reserved.

With just two weeks and two days left (in theory) until we meet baby Baldwin, I thought it might be fun to give everyone a little tour of the nursery. It’s finally coming together thanks to a couple Pinterest-inspired DIY projects, adorable … Continue reading

Full Belly Farm Dinner

Full Belly Farm © 2014 erin (aka bows & sparrows). All rights reserved.

This past weekend, Jeff and I joined eight of our friends (and 20+ strangers) for a farm tour and dinner at Full Belly Farm in the beautiful Capay Valley. Once a month, from April to September, farmers and chefs Amon and … Continue reading

Celebrating Baby Baldwin

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Last weekend, my darling friend Darcey hosted a baby shower in her backyard in honor of me and baby Baldwin. With a little help from some of my other lovely friends (Rosemary and Sarah!) and my mom, I was treated … Continue reading

Getting Hitched: Kate and Jeff

Taber Ranch - Kate and Jeff 2014 © 2014 erin (aka bows & sparrows). All rights reserved.

This weekend, two of my friends tied the knot—six years (to the day) after their very first date. The couple wed atop a hill at the stunning Taber Ranch, which overlooks a pond, vineyards and the Capay Valley. The ceremony was short and sweet, … Continue reading

Nursery Closet Organizers

Skyline Closet Organizers © 2014 erin (aka bows & sparrows). All rights reserved.

In case you haven’t heard the news, I’m pregnant with a baby boy who is due this September. I’m not gonna lie, shopping and decorating a nursery for a boy isn’t nearly as exciting as I imagine it would be for a girl. … Continue reading

Mother’s Day Brunch

Mother's Day 2014 © 2014 erin (aka bows & sparrows). All rights reserved.

Yesterday, we took my mom to brunch at the historic Grand Island Mansion out on the Delta. The grounds are immaculate and absolutely stunning, which is no doubt what makes it is a favorite spot for local brides…at least, those who … Continue reading

Big News!

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For those of you who haven’t already heard the news, we are expecting our first child this September! We wanted a fun way to tell our parents—especially because my dad and Jeff’s mom don’t live in the immediate area. So, … Continue reading

DIY Animal Place Card Holders

DIY Animal Place Card Holders © 2013 erin (aka bows & sparrows). All rights reserved.

I somehow ended up with a subscription to some magazine called Do It Yourself, which I’m pretty sure I never actually signed up for. At any rate, if they want to send me a free magazine, I’ll gladly take it…especially … Continue reading

DIY Leaf Napkin Rings

DIY Leaf Napkin Rings © 2013 erin (aka bows & sparrows). All rights reserved.

Every Thanksgiving table is deserving of proper decorations and place settings. After all, for most of us, the holiday centers on a delicious meal shared by family and good friends. These leaf napkin rings are easy to make and add … Continue reading

Bike Dog Brewing Co. Grand Opening

Bike Dog Brewing Company © 2013 erin (aka bows & sparrows). All rights reserved.

Yesterday I went with my friends Dan and Darcey (of His and Hers Beer Notes) to check out the grand opening of Bike Dog Brewing Company, a self-described “nano” (read: smaller than micro) brewery and tasting room in West Sacramento. … Continue reading