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Aug 16th

Here Are Some Affordable Typewriters For Vintage Lovers

By Carlise (Carla) Shepperd

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.
May 29th

Affordable Custom Wedding Signs At The Peculiar Pelican

By Carlise (Carla) Shepperd
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I found some cute, wedding signs at The Peculiar Pelican that I thought was adorable and affordable.

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Check out the wedding selection here in the Etsy shop.
May 29th

DIY Wedding Map Video Tutorial

By Carlise (Carla) Shepperd

For all the DIY brides this is another project that you can save at least $50 if you choose to do it yourself and I am talking about your wedding map. Yes, these days most people have  OnStar or can look up directions on their electronic devices, however, if you are a bride who is having a vintage wedding, you can consider a wedding map as part of the theme of the day.

Wedding maps are most useful if you are having your ceremony and reception at two different locations, especially if the second locale is more than 15 minutes away, then a Wedding map would come in very handy for your guests.


Another great reason to include a Wedding Map with the invitation would be for your out-of-town guests that may have a hard time getting around town and you don't want them to show up late on wedding day because they got lost getting to the ceremony or reception.

The video above is one of the best I've found on YouTube for making wedding maps. I really hope that it will be helpful to you as you plan your wedding and tackle your DIY list.
May 28th

DIY Centerpiece Featuring Curly Willow Branches Submerged In Water

By Carlise (Carla) Shepperd
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This centerpiece is beautiful and definitely one you can make yourself once you study the picture carefully.

You will need:

Cylinder Vases of varying heights;
Cut Curly Willow Branches to submerge in the water;
Fake Ice Cubes to stagger between the curly willow branches in the vases;
Floral Stem Wire to hold the fake ice between the branches and
Floating Candles!

If you click on all the items you will be taken to Save On Crafts where you can buy everything you need.

However,  you can get some vases even cheaper at a local dollar store or online here at!

photo source: centro garden
May 28th

Kim Kasdashian's Wedding Dress

By Carlise (Carla) Shepperd

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What do you think of the dress Kim Kasshian wore to marry Kanye West on Saturday, March 24th, in Italy?

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Personally, I think the back of the dress is stunning!!
May 23rd

Chocolate Layer Celebration Cake Recipe

By Carlise (Carla) Shepperd
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Just look at this cook! Doesn't it look yummy? It sure did to me! I don't eat a lot of cake but when I do, I delight in trying something delicious and new. I didn't make this cake yet but it can be found here on Sweetapolita.

For this cake you will need:

  • For the cake:
  • 1 3/4 cups (220 g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups (400 g) granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup (90 g) Cacao Barry Cocoa Powder - Extra Dark
  • 2 teaspoons (10 g) baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon (5 g) baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon (9 g) salt
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup (237 mL) strong, hot black coffee or espresso
  • 1 cup (237 mL) buttermilk, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (119 mL) vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) pure vanilla extract
  • For the Swiss Meringue Buttercream
  • 5 large egg whites (150g)
  • 1-1/4 cups (250 g) granulated sugar
  • 1 pound (4 sticks) unsalted butter, softened, cut into cubes
  • 2 teaspoons (10 mL) pure vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
Find the full recipe with mouth watering photos at Sweetapolio.
May 23rd

Yummy Slow Cooker Barbeque Chicken Wings Recipe

By Carlise (Carla) Shepperd
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The unofficial start of summer is just two days away and that means backyard entertaining is about to begin. If you are having people over during the summer months and don't want to light the grill, how about trying these Slow Cooker BBQ Wings. You can make them ahead of time and keep them warm in the cooker after they are done.

What you will need to make this recipe:
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 pounds chicken wings and drummettes, or chicken drumsticks, trimmed
  • 1½ cups barbecue sauce, divided
  • Vegetable oil spray
Find the full recipe here at Good Dinner Mom.
May 23rd

Beautiful Fabric Purses for $7.99

By Carlise (Carla) Shepperd
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If you are looking for an afforable purse for you or your bridesmaids then you've got to check out go here Romi And Romeo. Each purse comes with an optional metal handle that can easily be stored inside the purse for a strapless look.

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They come in different colors such as blue, purple, pink, brown and white.

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Check them out now at here!
May 12th

Pretty Teal, Purple & Green Wine Glass for $1.00

By Carlise (Carla) Shepperd

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I saw these glasses and swooon over them. I love teal. I love blue and teal is such a beautiful share of blue. For weddings, I often see teal paired with purple or lilac and used in Peacock Themed Events.

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So, you can just imagine how thrilled I was that Dollar Tree are selling these beautiful, colorful glasses for just $1.00!

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I have not seen them in a dollar tree store in my area yet and they are new to the online store. If you would like to get some for your next event, snatch them up here at now because I don't think they will stay in stock for long!

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