I created some simple party favors for a friend’s baby shower last weekend, which doubled as place cards. I ordered the mini succulents from The Succulent Source, which has incredible customer service and delivered them sooner than they quoted – I love when businesses exceed my expectations!
Here’s how’s to recreate this cute DIY.
I wanted to make something extra special to be for the mommy-to-be at this weekend’s baby shower, since there are few things that light up her eyes more than a yummy dessert… a girl after my own heart who loves to end each meal on a sweet note!
Here’s what I came up with, but not without the help of my friend Betsy, who I like to refer to as my personal Pillsbury Help Center. With her natural knack for confection perfection, not to mention her incredible job within the Pillsbury baking division at General Mills, she prevents my baking disasters with her great tips, without batting an eyelash. (I’ve been begging her for years to start a baking blog… fingers crossed!)
Fudgey Frosted Brownies with Sprinkles
I started with this delish fudge brownie recipe from Butter Me Up, Brooklyn, which is extra dense and perfect for frosting and dipping. Instead of baking in the brownie pan, however, I used mini muffin pans and reduced the bake time to 15 minutes, checking frequently to make sure they weren’t getting too crisp.
Here’s the fun part:
- Use white chocolate Candy Melts (Wilton brand, available at Michael’s), and follow package directions to melt down in a shallow bowl. In a separate shallow bowl, fill with sprinkles. Continue reading
I’ve been determined to design the majority of our wedding decor so it’ll be personalized and cohesive with our rustic chic wedding theme, and in doing so I’m pretty excited about the designs I’ve come up with! I’m afraid I’ll have wedding withdrawals once our wedding comes along and the planning is all over with, so I’ve come up with a solution… hopefully! These all now available on Etsy as I try to build up a collection. My fiance says I list them for too cheap, but I love getting orders and collaborating with brides, so here goes!
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Photo booth sign customized with wedding date >
Personalized thank you wedding favor tags >
Instagram wedding sign with customized hashtag to invite guests to share their photos of the big day >
Wedding cards sign for cards & gifts table >
People everywhere are getting the blues, as evident by the rich monaco and cobalt blues popping up everywhere from fashion and accessories, to home and entertaining. A few of my recent favorites, such as this gorgeous cobalt blue Zara skirt from the Chic Chef blog, are featured below.
DIY garland – get the tutorial from Oh Happy Day!
Texas giclée print of vintage-inspired Texas state map, available on Fab.com. (And it’s geographically correct… awesome!!)
I am definitely giving these a try this weekend! Lemon poppyseed pancakes – get the easy recipe from Handle The Heart!
So unique and dainty – beautiful handmade monaco blue lace necklace from White Owl.
My dream color palette for our home, and a few decor inspirations using this color:
This Tiffany blue office is a dream.. the wall, the rug, the lush chairs… WOW! Featured on Livinais, designed by Eva Designs.
Turquoise wedding place setting designed by Rani Hoover Inspired Weddings & Events, with photography by Elizabeth Messina Photography.
Tiffany blue infinity scarf from JLeeJewels.
Tiffany L-O-V-E rings
Turquoise stud earrings from HippieFromSuburbia.
Turquoise and white chevron print linen napkins from Modernality2.
Tiffany blue wedding shoes photography by Stewart Leishman Photography. Continue reading