Bright and Bold Summer Wedding Cakes

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Beautiful white cake with pink roses, love the square of “grass” surrounding the cake. See more @queenbee1924.tumblr.com.

 

Beautiful bold and bright summer wedding cakes, as stunning as they are yummy. Enjoy.

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Bright green and orange wedding cake with tulips. See more @ www.beautifulcakepictures.com.

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Stunning wedding made from wedding boxes covered in green and orange flowers. More @ www.2.bp.blogspot.com

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Square light yellow wedding cake beautifully decorated with orange zinnias and green and purple orchids. More @ www.flikr.com

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The Color Purple

The Color Purple: Regal and royal. Purple is the color of royalties. It stands for luxury, wealth and sophistication. It is also the color of passion, romance and sensitivity. This post highlights the color purple—–Enjoy the 101 ways to love the color purple.by logging on to Pinerest and searching for “purple”.

The below pictures come from the web as well as Pinterest. I do not claim any rights to them. Most can be found

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Purple grapes

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Beautiful monogrammed purple blanket.

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Cool tinted purple bottles.

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Stunning floral arrangement of purple and white cabbage plants.

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Lovely rose embellished cake pops.

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Beautiful flowers.

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Just like Grandma’s Tea Service.

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Purple Ballerina.

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Great purple chair.

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Shabby Chic Garden

 

I adore a shabby chic cottage garden!  I love to turn flea market finds and old antiques into unique garden decor. What better way to showcase your one of a kind finds than to use them to decorate your spring garden? You can personalize your outdoor haven while adding Shabby Chic character to your garden! Please enjoy looking at these timeless and charming examples of how you can add antique and vintage finds – repurposed and recycled – to your garden! Enjoy!

 

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Never throw anything out! There is always a way to use it! Brilliant! Here and old white dresser makes a perfect garden display. It is oh so Shabby Chic.

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The Alphabet

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The letter “P” created with red buttons and framed. See more @ www.annagoesshopping.com.

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Moss covered amped stand. See more @ www.pinterest.com.

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Spell out the word “love” on fabric covered artist’s board. See more @ www.pinterest.com.

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Modpodge a copy of your marriage certificate onto your painted wooden initial.
Also, adorable with a birth certificate! See more @ http://imleavingmymark.blogspot.com/2012/06/oh-how-pinteresting.

 

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A small chalkboard encased in an old painted frame allows you to spell out “Noel”, or any other holiday sentiment. See more @ http://www.bhg.com/christmas/indoor-decorating/fresh-christmas-decorating-ideas.

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Beautiful burlap ring bearer pillow made from burlap and wrapped with tulle, jute string and finishedwith a burlap button and stamped initial. See more @ http://www.etsy.com/listing/94147900/burlap-ring-bearer-pillow-custom.

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“Be Positive” repurpose children’s blocks into inspirational phrases. See more @ www.pinterest.com.

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The letter “A” created from all black buttons and mounted on burlap. See more @ http://dormtodiefor.tumblr.com/search/letter.

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Beautiful scrapbook paper and wooden letters-super easy. See more @ http://www.etsy.com/listing/69308862/custom-made-small-vintage-frame.

 

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painted white letter”A”, embellished with purple swirls and flowers. See more @ www.pinterest.com.

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Trace letter template onto scrapebook paper, lay out crayons, break or cut crayons to fit the letter. Place, then glue, crayons so they cover the letter, alternating colors. What a great teacher gift!
See more @ http://pennypinchingteacher.blogspot.com/search?q=crayons.

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Centerpieces for the Winter Holiday

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Beautiful floral holiday centerpiece. Use a glass vase, add fresh green and red flowers. Place hedge apples and candles on table for accents. More details @ www.pinterest.com.

Nothing is more fun than decorating for the winter holidays, wheather you live in the snowy North or warm South. I’ve put together a wonderful collection of Holiday centerpieces below. Enjoy!

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Cute way to construct an apple and pine bough centerpiece. Using styrofoam cones hot glue apples to form add in pine greenery with a u-shaped pin. More details @ http://seasonalwonderment.tumblr.com/image/68897571047.

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You can create this fun table arrangement with things you already have at home. For a larger centerpiece use a coffee can, add various sizes of ornaments and greenery. You can use a vegetable or a soup can to make smaller arrangements. More details @ http://www.bhg.com/christmas/indoor-decorating/christmas-decorating-using-what-you-have.

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Pretty centerpiecs of roses and candy canes. Using hot glue attach candy canes to vase of coffee can. then fill your container with fresh cut roses. More details @ http://myecochicwedding.com.

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Create a Do-It-Yourself centerpiece with empty Kleenex and cardboard boxes… just cover boxes with flower petals, peppermint candy, or red tinsel and then tie them up with a ribbon bow. More details @ http://indulgy.com/post/DoHvWi6Ud1/creative-diy-christmas-centerpiece.

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Black, red, and white present topiary. Stack creatively wrapped presents on a metal urn top with florals and ribbon. What a creative arrangement! More details @ http://www.table-settings-with-pictures.com.

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Beautiful holiday floral arrangement created with red and white roses, green flowers, and pine greenery placed in a clear vase. More details @ www.pinterest.com

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Create a holiday urn centerpiece using a sleek metal container to hold an arrangement of ornamental cabbage, cedar, pine cones, yellow amaranth and Italian pittosporum, a tender green best suited to indoor use. More details @ http://www.canadiangardening.com/design-and-decor/crafts/holiday-decorating-with-nature.

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Wedding Cakes for Fall

Browse through some wedding cakes for fall, some elegant, some full of whimsey, all in the glorious  colors of autumn. All photos taken from Pinterest or directly from the web, I make no claim to the photos and have provided the link to the web where possible. Enjoy!

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White three tier wedding cake decorated for fall with the oh so popular succulent plants. See more at www.flickr.com/photos/mycakebyalessandra.

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Cream colored smoothly iced cake topped with wine rose petals and ribbon. http://www.lilyrosecakes.com.

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Stunning square cake decorated with orange and white lilies, roses, and carnations. Visit scarsdale.everythinglulu.com.

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Ivory and brown piping with chocolate fondant bows, center jewels, and ivory icing swirls. http://www.flickr.com/photos/designercakesbyapril.

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Double layer chocolate wedding cake topped with orange sugar roses for an autumn wedding. http://www.craftsy.com/project/view/fall-wedding-cake.

 

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“Top Hat” wedding cake decorated with leaves for fall. Visit www.flickr.com beauty by Alliance Bakery.

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Tiered wedding cake with rolled white chocolate ‘cigarettes’ around the sides. Fresh flowers and grapes. www.flickr.com.

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White wedding cake trimmed with brown frosting ribbon and chartreuse flowers. http://luvandido.com.

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Fun and funky wedding cake. http://www.carriescakes.com.

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Snow covered pinecones and trigs top an autumn cake. http://myinspiredwedding.com.

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Tutorial: cork board

With kids having headed off to college, try making this cork board for your student! It’s easy to hang on the wall, the side or front of the closet, or on the desk. Directions are below.

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I purchased a package of cork boards from Hobby Lobby. Four cork boards come in the package.

 

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Rather than using thumbtacks, I chose to decorate clothspins and permanently mount them to the cork board.

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Fabric flowers and bright green ribbon are used to embellish cork board.

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Attach the coordinating green piece of ribbon as trim.

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Finished ribbon boarder.

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Attach fabric flowers to the cork board at the point where the ribbon intersects.

 

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Use large and small size clothespins to make embellished clothespins.

 

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Beads used to embellish clothespins.

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Attach beads to clothespins using hot glue.

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Attach beads to large clothespins with hot glue.

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Attach more beads to the small clothespins with glue gun.

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Completed clothespins.

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Attach clothespins to cork board with hot glue.

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Cork board after clothespins have been glued to the board. Now you are ready to hang in a dorm. (Or keep it for yourself).


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Dorm Room Essentials

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Darling mouse pad made from a piece of cork board and a fun print fabric. How to @ http://www.shelterness.com

Here are some great ideas for Do-it-Yourself dorm room storage. Fun ideas for you and your student can make together before leaving the nest for college. Or surprise your college student with a few of your favorites.

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Pretty binder clips, DIY @ http://sewcakemake.blogspot.com

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Empty tin cans covered with scrapbook paper and embellished with ribbon, paper flowers, and an initial. Great for a college dorm room.
DIY directions at http://sewcakemake.blogspot.com.

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Classic dorm room decor: wooden crates. 

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Summer Garden Benches

Dress up your outdoor space with a beautiful Shabby Chic garden bench. Choose a bench made from wrought iron, wool, an pair of discarded chairs, an antique door…the possibilities are endless. Brighten that out door space with vintage floral pillows, a soft blanket to curl up in, or a few plants. Enjoy.

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