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Jun 21st

Here Are Some Affordable Typewriters For Vintage Lovers

By Carlise (Carla) Shepperd

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If you have been looking for a working typewriter for your wedding then you have to stop by RomiandRomeo on Etsy. They have a great selection of working typewriters which is not something you find everyday. The prices are great and the colors to choose from are amazing. So you've just got to check them out.

Jun 20th

7 Ways To Serve Cotton Candy As A Favor

By Carlise (Carla) Shepperd

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Here are seven ways you could serve cotton candy at your next event...

In a martini glass!

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From an open, square, lovely favor box!

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In a ball like a Cake Pop!


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In an ice cream cone!

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In a glass!


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Displayed on a cupcake stand!

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In a bag!

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Jun 19th

DIY - Wooden Cupcake Stands

By Carlise (Carla) Shepperd

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These beautiful, turquoise cake stands are featured here at Bee In A Bonnet! They are made with small pieces of plywood, trims from Michael's and table legs that were found at Home Depot! It's not a project for every do-it-yourself bride but it's certainly one that yields gorgeous stands!

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Again, you can find the tutorial for making these stands here at Bee In A Bonnet!

May 21st

Step Out In Style Wearing a Polka Dot Tie

By Carlise (Carla) Shepperd

It’s a fact! Women love seeing a man in a tie. For such a small piece of garment, it makes a stunning statement. There is something very evoking about it. It adds a sense of luxury while creating the finishing look for a dress shirt or suit.

A man’s tie gives a peek into his personality and at his style. The more conservative men, choose to wear solid color ties for a classic look. However, if you are the type that dare to be different, Polka Dot Ties may be just what you need. At DQT.com, there is a  handsome selection of Polka Dot Ties waiting for you. You can choose from the silver ones which feature white dots and look great against a black suit. If you find that suit you have to wear a bit boring, a blue or red Polka Dot Tie will spice it up. Against a crisp, white shirt, it will show off your personality.

Polka Dot Ties are perfect for the less conservative types. They are for the outgoing types that know with the proper attire, the right tie makes a bold, fashion statement . For example, a Polka Dot Tie says, “I am fashion savvy…I am a trendsetter, I have style!” They are definitely not for those who shy away from attention because it would be hard to keep admiring eyes off you.

Of course, there are rules to wearing any tie to make sure you look your best when stepping out. For example, your tie should hang about two inches above your belt-line. For a more modern look, a tie that is about two and a half inches should be your pick. Most importantly, keep your ties neat and clean.

On your wedding day, if you want to look sharp but add a bit of fun to your Big Day attire, a Polka Dot Tie will be a great choice.

To find Polka Dot Ties and many more to complete your wardrobe, visit www.DQT.co.uk/Polka-Dot-Ties.html!

Apr 10th

Wedding Game Idea: Mad Libs for Weddings

By Carlise (Carla) Shepperd

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Have you heard about Mad Libs? Mad Lips are basically stories in which certain words are left out and each player has to fill in the blanks using a word from a list of selected words. If you love the game, here's a funway you can use the game in your wedding.

photo source: emmalinebride.com

Jan 27th

Antipasto Kabobs Recipe

By Carlise (Carla) Shepperd
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Want something easy and delicious for your next party that you don't have to keep warm? These Antipasto Kabobs are perfect for just that and this recipe makes 60 so it is great for the cocktail hour at a wedding.

You will need:
  • 1  - 9 oz package of Three Cheese Tortellini 
  • 1 can Medium or Large pitted Black Olives
  • 1 - 5.75 oz jar Green Olives
  • 2 12 oz containers of marinated mozzarella balls(usually found near the speciality cheeses)
  • 30 slices of Salami, cut in half
  • 60 Pieces of pepperoni
  • 1 Cup Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing
  • 60 Skewers  (cut in half)

Assembly should be easy but check out the recipe here at The Hungry Housewife.

Jan 27th

Football Deviled Eggs Recipe

By Carlise (Carla) Shepperd
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Okay. Just because you are watching a game with a bunch of guys being rough doesn't mean your food can't be elegant, fun yet delicious. That is why I had to share this recipe with you for Deviled Eggs with a football twist!

You will need:
  • 6 hard boiled eggs
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • green onions

To learn how to make them, please head on over here to My Super Mommy Style.

Jan 21st

Recipe: Salted Caramel Oreo Cake

By Carlise (Carla) Shepperd
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How yummy does this cake look? If you love Oreos then I know you will love this cake.

To make it, you will need:
  • 1 - 8 Ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 Cup Caramel ice cream topping
  • 1/2 Teaspoon coarse ground sea salt
  • 32 Oreo Cookies
  • 6 Ounces strong brewed Coffee, cooled
  • 4 Cups Cool Whip, divided
  • Caramel and Chocolate syrups
  • Sea Salt

You can find the full recipe here Inside Bru Crew Life.  

 

Jan 19th

The Octopus Convertible Bridesmaids Wrap Dress Starts At Just $79.99

By Carlise (Carla) Shepperd
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Have you heard of the bridesmaid dress that can be converted and adjusted into 15 different styles? Well, if you watch My Fair Wedding on WeTV you may have seen it featured on the show a few times and that dress is sold at Two Birds Bridesmaid starting at $270. Are you disappointed? Don't worry because I've found a more affordable option for you at Coralie Beatrix's Etsy shop!

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With this dress there is no more worrying about choosing a style that will flatter all your bridesmaids. You just pick the color you want, the length you want and all your bridesmaids can adjust the dress into a style that both of you love. So one can have a strapless look while the another can cover her shoulders.

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Please note that some of the dresses are made from Nylon Spandex which is very breathable but does not shine, while the Poly Spandex dresses do not wrinkle and have a beautiful sheen. I am not sure if the fabric used at Two Birds Bridesmaid is a better quality but from the hundreds of positive feedback at Coralie Beatrix's shop...this is a dress that all her customers loved.

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The Coralie Beatrix Convertible Wrap Dress is adjustable up to a size 12, so if you need a larger or petite size then you will have to place a custom order but Carolie will take care of you.

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Most of the short dresses are only $79.99 compared to $270 elsewhere and the long dresses are only $98.99, which is less than $211 cheaper than at the other site.

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So, if you've been frustratingly trying to find the perfect dress for all your bridesmaids then please go here right now to www.CarolieBeatrix.Etsy.com too see all the colors that are available for you!

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