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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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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Oh Christmas tree…

Oh Christmas tree…a collection of all types of Christmas trees. Below you will find some great Do-it-Yourself ideas to make many, many different types and styles of Christmas trees. There are trees made of fabric, paper, wire, old bed springs, funnels, felt, wooden sticks, beads, blocks, yarn, books, buttons, ornaments, ribbon, and more. All pictures were taken either from Pinterest or directly from the web, I claim no rights to any of the photos. Enjoy.

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Darling red and white felt Christmas trees. See more @ http://ide-puffen.blogspot.com.

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Rolled wrapping paper tree. See more @ http://leslieashe.blogspot.com.

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Eclectic wire bedspring holiday tree with a burlap bow. See more @ www.esty.com.

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Burlap and pinecone Christmas trees. See more @ http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/burlap-and-twine-trees-last-minute-holiday-home-decor-tutorial.

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Vintage jewelry tree- beautiful! See more @ www.esty.com.

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Christmas tree made of ornament, lights and sticks. See more @ http://noodloves.it.

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Christmas tree forest…..a dictonary page tree, a twine tree, and a bean tree. See more @ http://www.beautifulmatters.com/2011/12/handmade-christmas-trees-pt-3.

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An Oh-So Merry & Mod Holiday Table ……christmas modern holiday table setting. See more @ http://frostedeventsblog.com/category/holiday.

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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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Unique Holiday Gift Tags

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Beautiful burlap roses, greenery and a bow.

Following the post on wrapping paper, I wanted to hi-light some unique, one of a kind  holiday gift tags that you can add to your wrapped Holiday packages. All photo have been taken from either interest, flickr, or directly from the web. I make no claim to any of the photos. Enjoy.

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Stamped “joyeaux” goft tags.

 

 

 

 

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Darling house, snowman, bird,deer, and train tags.

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Just stunning red reindeer gift tags.

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Festive reindeer.

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Stamped Santa Claus gift tag.

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Felt and ribbon Christmas trees.

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Stamped background with red roses.

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Pretty green and white poinsettia gift tags.

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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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My first blog!

 


How to craft a unique wreath for valentine’s day


I have just joined the blogging community and I am so excited to post my first Blog. As it is February 10 and already just a few days until Valentine’s Day,I am going to spend this week focusing on all things Red, things with Hearts and things relating to Love.

Valentine's wreath made out of Brussel sprouts.

Valentine’s wreath made out of Brussel sprouts.

What a beautiful and simply made Valentine’s wreath. By taking Brussel sprouts from the vegetable section of the grocery store, you can create this adorable wreath. Hang it on an exterior or interior door, a mirror or window! It will be a conversation starter.

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