Monthly Archives: March 2011
|DIY Fluffy Marshmallows via SmittenKitchen|
|Cotton Candy Cosmo|
|Cotton Candy Sugar Cookie Pops|
|Cotton Candy Cupcakes|
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One of your main wedding check list items is a theme? Once, you have picked your theme you are ready to plan your wedding. I had a Vegas wedding which was red and black. Tell me or show me your wedding theme? Post pictures please!
This is a cute idea for wedding favors, I found this on etsy here
This listing is for ten 2 1/4 inch pocket mirrors. Each one is hand-pressed, using a genuine glass mirror and designer paper which is protected by a thin layer of mylar(plastic).
This pretty mirror is the perfect size to keep in your purse, desk, or pocket for quick makeup and hair checks.
Check out my shop here on etsy, MsFormaldehyde
As always please email me if you have any questions or suggestions!
|Vivienne Westwood Photo credit Royalwedding2011news.com|
|Our mysterious DelightWorthyn|
|1910 August McCall’s Magazine|
Her re-fashioned designs are inspired by the Regency -1920 periods. Her favorite is 1910. Not sure what I mean by re-fashioned? To re-fashion is to create new designs out of previously loved fabrics or clothing. Each item is then cleaned, the seams ripped out and reused. An amazing Eco friendly choice that although helps with your carbon footprint probably won’t cost you less than your other clothing purchases. Re-fashioned is designer wear.
|Happiness in a machine – Refashionconfidential|
Visit her personal blog Refashionconfidential.wordpress.com for more tidbits about re-fashioned style. This post on a vintage Singer sewing machine is a favorite of mine. You can see the passion she carries for her work.
|Eco Friendly Spring Table Scape|
Thank you Brenda!!!
The wedding dress has inspired women for generations…most assuredly what it will look like but most definitely white.
The thing is…white is a recent phenomenon! With the advent of Queen Victoria’s marriage to Prince Albert in 1840 one of the greatest love stories of all time took the imaginations of women by storm, and the Queen wore white thus setting the fashion for years to come.
It used to be that women would wear their best dress to wed in – no matter the colour. In the 1400’s blue was considered to be the colour of purity.
Today we see a happy mix of styles, colours and textures to choose from for our wedding day. Many women are choosing dresses that are versatile enough to be worn again for other occasions.
Here is a small sample of what you can find out there for yourself from vintage to rock star to simple beauty…
Clean Comedian Magician
|Green Baboon Designs|
|Mason Rabbits Paperie|
|Forest Candle Studios|
As I’ve gotten older, I’ve found a whole world of tea drinks that would make the Mad Hatter proud. Why not stray from the usual offerings at showers and receptions with some of these nifty tipples?
For the spring shower:
Gin Tea & Lemon Fizz
1 cup water
4 teaspoons black tea leaves or 4 tea bags (such as Darjeeling)
1 cup frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
1 cup gin
2 cups sparkling water
In small saucepan, bring 1 cup water to boil. Add tea leaves. Remove from heat. Cover and let steep 15 minutes. Chill overnight. Strain tea mixture into pitcher; discard tea leaves. Add lemonade concentrate and gin, then sparkling water to pitcher; stir to blend. Serve over ice.
For the post-wedding pre-dinner mix and mingle:
Tea simple syrup:
1 cup brewed black tea
3 tablespoons honey
For the Cocktail:
3 fresh sage leaves
2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
3/4 oz. fresh orange juice
1 1/2 oz. rye
1/2 oz. Averna bitters
Make the syrup: Combine the tea and honey in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Reduce until syrupy, about 10 minutes, then let cool.
Make the cocktail: Combine 1/2 ounce tea syrup, 2 sage leaves, the Peychaud’s bitters and orange juice in a cocktail shaker. Gently muddle the sage with a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon. Add the rye and Averna and fill the shaker three-quarters of the way with ice. Give it a short shake, then strain into a martini glass and garnish with the remaining sage leaf. Serves 1.
For you, when putting stamps on the invitation envelopes:
Green Tea Martini
1 1/2 oz. Charbay green tea vodka
1 1/2 oz. Zenn green tea liquor
1 oz. ginger vodka
1 oz. soju or sake
1/2 oz simple syrup
Juice of half lemon
1 dash habanero Tabasco sauce
Crystallized ginger for garnish
Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker that has been filled with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a sliver of crystallized ginger. Serves 1.