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Green Apple Shower

We celebrated two of my friends' upcoming nuptials this weekend Green Apple Style!  This was a fun theme to work with and I just love how everything turned out.  My inspiration came from the old ditty "Don't sit under the apple tree with anyone else but me".  Also, the bride's favorite color is chartreuse and with it being May, the Granny Smith was the perfect choice.  I reused my 30th birthday manzanita centerpieces with the addition of artificial green apples…

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Food from the Heart

Show Mom how much you love her Sunday with these heart shaped foods!  These would also be great for Valentine's Day, wedding showers or any occasion you want to show your love. Heart Pancakes   Heart Shaped Egg Toast   A Heartfelt Message   Cucumber-Turkey Mini Sandwiches   Raspberry Almond Financiers…

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Pretty in Pink

This photo caught my eye for its pretty pink color.  Then the recipe sounded just as good as it looked.  What a great punch to serve at Easter!  The recipe includes instructions for both non-alcoholic and alcoholic versions so you can please everyone.  This would also be great for Mother's Day and wedding and baby showers (especially if mom is having a girl!)   Sparkling Punch  Yield Makes about 9 cups Ingredients 1  (12-oz.) can frozen pink lemonade concentrate, thawed 4 …

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Twisted Nests

Change is Good   Large peonies sit in nests instead of eggs!  I love the simplicity of the white flowers in the nests.  What a pretty table setting for Easter, Mother's Day, weddings or "Nesting" baby showers.  These open peonies are sitting in a shallow plastic bowl of water then in a basket of twisted fern vines.  If you can't find fern vines, I think you could buy two medium nests at your local craft store and set one on top of the…

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30th Birthday Celebration

Well the birthday party was a blast!  We celebrated three of my friends 30th birthdays at a cantina style restaurant.  My manzanita centerpieces were a big hit.  I would have done a couple of things different but I thought they turned out well for a first attempt.  I will definitely be using them again.  They are so versatile.  Thank you to everyone for your interest and creative ideas for the centerpieces.  You all were a big help and I love…

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Sweets Overload

I've been posting about all things sweet for a few days now but there are just so many cute ideas for Spring out there!  I'm not even a big fan of sweets (or baking, but I love when other people do!) but you can really express your creative side with them.  Here is another one I am obsessed with for my Green Apple Themed Shower.  I'm hoping my friend Nicole is going to make them!   At first they intimidated me…

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Fresh Idea

We are getting closer to our "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree…" wedding shower.  I've shown you our ideas for the centerpieces.  Since then, I've found so many great ideas for using green apples in your wedding or shower decor on the web.  Below is another beautiful way to show off your apples.  We are serving Green Apple Martinis and this is perfect!     Isn't this lovely?  You could even use this as the centerpiece.  This would be great for a Spring or Summer…

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More Green Apple Inspiration

Be sure to check back tomorrow for all the details from the wine tasting.  It was so much fun and I'm already thinking of planning another one with white wines for Spring and Summer. For now take a look at this fresh green inspiration board from Snippet and Ink.  I love the bright green and white used here.  I might actually make these apple centerpieces for the wedding shower instead of the others I found.  I really like how they used white…

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Butterfly Craze

I love butterflies!  Probably more than most people and I've noticed they are being used everywhere!  To decorate adult rooms, kids rooms, cakes, parties, etc. They are so pretty and delicate, why not use them everywhere?  They would also be lovely at bridal and baby showers.  Here are some great examples of how you can decorate with butterflies this Spring: Floral Arrangements   Cake Decorations   Pillows   Bedding And Parties (from HostessBlog)   Please click on the links for…

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