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A Bridal Bouquet Toss Alternative

Tossing the bridal bouquet has been a wedding tradition for a long, long time. Apparently, it originated in England with the tradition of single ladies trying to grab a piece of the bride’s dress or bouquet in hopes to gain some of her good fortune. In her protection, the bride would flee and toss her… Continue reading A Bridal Bouquet Toss Alternative

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What to do When Wearing Your Mom’s Wedding Dress isn’t an Option, but you Still Want to..

{photo credit: Captured! Photography} We knew four long months, FOUR LONG MONTHS, before our daughter had the big question popped! Though we knew an engagement was coming at some point, I think our now, son in-love, asked my husband way ahead of time, because he just was exploding with excitement! He was ready to get… Continue reading What to do When Wearing Your Mom’s Wedding Dress isn’t an Option, but you Still Want to..

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DIY Adjustable Floral Wedding Crown: One Size Fits All!

  DIY an Adjustable Floral Wedding Crown For Brides, Bridesmaids, or Flower Girls {photo credit: Linda F.}   Like I mentioned last week, I’m planning on sharing over the next several weeks, ways in which we DIYed my daughter’s wedding to add beauty, personal touches, and cost savings, which is always a good thing, especially… Continue reading DIY Adjustable Floral Wedding Crown: One Size Fits All!

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When the Raspberries are on Sale

      About this time of year organic raspberries seem to go on a massive sale at Whole Foods. I just so happened to hit the time right and scooped up six cartons of these ruby-red, juicy, bundles of sweetness. Once I was home, unpacking my groceries, I thought to myself what in the… Continue reading When the Raspberries are on Sale

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How We Turned Dated Fluorescent Lights to European Charm.

Eight months ago we moved into a home that was about 17-18 years old. It’s not super old, but old enough to need some updating. One of the things that was first on our  list (it’s a long list!) was the kitchen, in particular the lighting. It was fluorescent, big, flickered, buzzed and was dated.… Continue reading How We Turned Dated Fluorescent Lights to European Charm.

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Making Snowballs and 20 Uses

I’ve been making snowballs…yarn snowballs… to add to some sweater stockings I got on clearance at Hobby Lobby. They’re so fast to make. Here’s a tutorial from Miss Mustard Seed. I used Natural Blend Big Twist Yarn in Winter White. For the different sizes.. Large- wrap around all 4 fingers Medium- wrap around 3 fingers… Continue reading Making Snowballs and 20 Uses

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Homemade Truffles-Trader Joe’s Style

It’s been a busy week since we’ve been back. We had a fantastic time staying with our daughter’s fiance’s family over the Thanksgiving weekend.  We know it’s a rare gift to get along and really enjoy each other…something I hope we never take for granted. What a blessed addition to our family! I had scheduled… Continue reading Homemade Truffles-Trader Joe’s Style