Feb 4, 2016

Vintage Style Lace Flower Girl Dresses

Vintage inspired lace flower girl dresses (up to size 6) for just $35. And a few dollars more for sizes that will fit any little princess up to age eight. What a great bargain when everything else in buy for your wedding seems so overpriced. In lovely shades of white, off-white, light peach or toffee, these beautiful embroidered organza flower girl dresses are fully lined in a soft cotton fabric and can be comfortably worn again and again at birthdays, baptisms, and any special occasion. Hand wash these delicate little dresses in cold water and lay flat to dry. Matching organza flower headbands are available for less than nine dollars.

lace flower girl dress
Vintage Style Lace Flower Girl Dress

Jan 21, 2016

Spring Tea Parties - 15 Pink Bridal Shower Ideas

Yes, a tea party is a sweet idea for a spring bridal shower, but it's also a great excuse just to get together with the girls over gossip and great food. And what about the food? A tea party menu is affordable and fun - everything from chamomile tea to cupcakes to homemade cucumber sandwiches - are made on the cheap. Don't shy away from making sweet and oh-so-tasty scones from scratch. They require cutting cold butter into a flour mixture, but I do it all the time (takes about 20 minutes from start to finish) and add whatever fresh or dried fruit I have on hand. Even raisins make a great tasting scone. Still hot out of the oven, with glaze or without, it's impossible to eat just one!

Tea Party Menu Ideas
  • Chicken, cucumber or egg salad sandwiches
  • Ham and cheese croissants
  • Scones and/or biscotti
  • Fruit trifle
  • French pastries
  • Shortbread and/or tea cakes
  • Miniature cheesecakes
  • Lemon tarts
  • Heart shaped cookies
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Jan 10, 2016

Small and Sweet - Bridal Shower Soap Favors

Happy apple, apricot dreams, giddy grapefruit...sweet little 1.25 inch hand-poured, fragrant soap bridal shower favors that you can fit in the palm of your hand, for less than two dollars each. Choose your own label from 20 classic colors including pink, red, plum, navy, hunter green, chocolate and black. At this time, they don't take special requests for your favorite soap fragrance. No "all lemongrass" or "all lavender." Instead you will receive a chosen variety of their best selling, all natural bridal shower soaps.

A practical bridal shower favor that is fresh and fragrant!

Jan 1, 2016

10 Breathtaking Spring Wedding Centerpieces

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dec 4, 2015

Welcome Wedding Reception Signs

You had me at "welcome." Such a good, kind word. And a great way to make loved ones forget uncomfortable new shoes and a long drive to see you through traffic and tolls. Not everyone has a welcome wedding reception sign, of course. But for those who do, your warm and generous greeting makes me feel like including you in birthdays, barbeques and every important celebration in my life that's festive and fun.

 
Rustic Welcome Reception Sign
Photo courtesy of Honey Honey Photography

Dec 2, 2015

9 Christmas Desserts Too Easy To Resist

I love easy and elegant Christmas desserts. Especially those made with the help of tiny hands. Budget plays a part too - I can't afford a beautiful silver fountain dripping with 25 pounds of Belgian Milk Chocolate and supply my loved ones with booze and craft beer too. Here are my favorites - fun holiday food that is affordable and a joy to behold.

 
Holiday Tree Brownies - A kid-friendly dessert made super easy with the help of boxed brownie mix and Betty Crocker rich and creamy vanilla icing.
 
 
 
Gingerbread Cheesecake Bites - Only five ingredients to make this quick and easy dessert, flavored with International Delight Gingerbread Latte Creamer.
 
 
Christmas Pretzel M&Ms - Looking to please a small army at your annual Christmas brunch?  Or something sinfully delicious to tuck in those gift boxes for co workers and casual friends?  Think 70.  Seventy square pretzels, 70 Hershey's Hugs chocolates (love the stripes they make when they melt) and 70 red and green milk chocolate M&Ms.  Only 4 to 5 minutes in a preheated 200 degree oven, add candy and you're done!
 
 
Christmas Cake Batter Truffles - Chances are you already have everything you need in your pantry to make these easy cake truffles.  Except for the Christmas sprinkles and white chocolate chips.  You will have to refrigerate the cake balls for about 30 minutes before dipping in the melted white chocolate for best results.
 
 
 
No Bake Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecakes - "No bake" and "cheesecake."  Rhyming words that make my heart sing.  This easy recipe is created from all or most of my guilty pleasures:  Oreo cookies, cream cheese, white baking chocolate, peppermint extract and crushed candy canes.
 
 
Christmas Popcorn Crunch - Another tasty recipe using only five ingredients that makes a large batch.  This sweet and salty mix is made even more perfect drizzled with microwaveable Wilton vanilla candy melts.
 
 
 
Jingle Bell Holiday Bites - Miniature Christmas shortbread cookies dressed up in red and green nonpareils.  Beautiful for gift giving or Christmas cookie exchange!

Dec 1, 2015

Retro Silhouette Wedding Cake Topper

Bicycle lovers behold - your dream wedding cake topper has arrived. A whimsical bride and groom enjoying a sweet (but politically incorrect) ride that is both modern and full of 1950s vintage charm. This retro cake topper is made of sturdy acrylic, available in over two dozen colors for a price of $50. For an extra fee, this lovely couple can be customized to look just like you!