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Mother’s Day

Fruity Cups

As promised, here is the recipe for the fruit cups from the "Love in Bloom" shower.  They have such pretty color and taste great too.  Perfect for your Mother's Day brunches this weekend. Fruity Cups 1 can peach pie filling 1 can mandarin oranges-drained 1 large can of pineapple chunks-drained 1 large container of frozen, sliced, sweetened strawberries thawed 1 green grapes 2-3 red delicious apples chopped 2-3 bananas chopped Mix everything together the night before except for the apples and bananas.  Mix…

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Nesting Details

My dear friend Ashley sent me a couple of pics of the decorations she is working on for my Nesting Baby Shower in June.  I just had to share them with you- of course! These birds are just spectacular!  I love all of the plumes. You know how I love butterflies!  So cute. These are already so adorable I can only imagine what everything will look like that day-beautiful!  I am a lucky girl.  Stay tuned…  …

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Love in Bloom

This weekend we celebrated the upcoming wedding of our two friends, Bonnie and Paul, with a lovely cherry blossom themed bridal shower.  My friend Ashley styled the event-I was in charge of drinks this time ;)  This theme was light and airy with spring blooms and shades of pink.  Perfect for spring and perfect for LOVE. Enjoy some pics from Saturday….   The pretty invitations that gave a sneak peek to guests of what was to come. The all important…

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An Edible Dozen

These rose cupcakes caught my eye right away because they are so pretty.  Then I was curious if the petals were fancy icing or some sort of topper.  You'll never guess what it is!  Ok, I'll just tell you. Rose Cupcakes Ingredients 12 mini cupcakes White icing Scissors 6 rolls of Fruit by the Foot fruit leather in Cherry Rage or strawberry flavor 1 roll of Fruit by the Foot fruit leather in Color by the Foot flavor Instructions Frost 12…

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Shimmering Dessert

There will be a lot of champagne flowing over the next few days!  Whether you are toasting on New Year's Eve or sipping Mimosas at your New Year's Day brunch, it's always fun to serve and drink.   Here is a tasty twist on the traditional Mimosa.  Mimosa Granita Yield: 8 cups (serving size: 1/2 cup) Ingredients 1  cup  sugar 1  cup  water 3  cups  fresh orange juice (about 10 oranges) 2  cups  Champagne or sparkling wine 2  tablespoons  fresh lime juice…

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A Setting Fit for a Mom

I just love this Mother's Day table setting from Chris at Celebrations at Home!  The colors are so bright and cheerful.  This would be great for moms of all ages.  Best part is- it is budget and time friendly!    Here's what Chris had to say about her design: Are you looking for an easy, hassle-free, inexpensive way to dress the table for Mother's Day? I put together this setting with inexpensive, or free items from around the house, which…

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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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Interesting Arrangement

I love how everyone is filling their flower vases with all kinds of objects these days.  You can use basically any kind of candy, we found out at Easter.  All you need are two similarly shaped vases (one narrower than the other) and a little creativity and you've got a one-of-a-kind arrangement!  The one below uses Mother of Pearl buttons in water to appear like baubles.  This would be a pretty idea for Mother's Day don't you think?   Small iridescent…

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Who Wants Ice Cream?

I do! I do!  Especially when it is these adorable SOAPSICLES!  Yes that's right-they are soap.  What a terrific gift idea for mom, friends and children.  They would also make great party favors.  Here are a few of my favorites, there are many more over at Soapy Love! Nilla Sammie   Peachy Keen   Lemonade   All Soapsicles are the same size as a real popsicle and only $8!…

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