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Tea For Two: A Tea Party-Themed Bridal Shower

Today I’m so happy to have interior designer Rachel Rossi guest posting on the blog. Rachel blogs about home design and decor on her site, RachelRossi.co. Today she is sharing her sweet tea party theme with us, so sit back and enjoy! You just might want to make yourself a cup of tea, too! So, take it away Rachel!

It’s spring! The world seems new, you’ll do anything to get out of the house and into the beautiful weather. There just seems to be a general excitement about life. It’s the perfect season for weddings, and weddings mean bridal showers! Last spring my mom and sister threw a beautiful bridal shower for me. Today I want to share with you my tea party-themed bridal shower, my favorite details, and how you can pull off a party like this!

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Let’s start with the venue, which was perfect! My sister had found this hidden gem, The Pump House Bed and Breakfast in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. Outdoor venues are great, but make sure to have a backup in case of bad weather. In this case, a huge refinished barn on the property served as a great “plan B” in case the skies were looking grey! What made this spot so great? We had a babbling creek (no music necessary), a ceiling of dogwood trees, and walls of beautiful forsythia blooms!

What really put this theme over the top were the place settings. The ladies in my family are avid collectors of all things lovely, especially tea cups. Between a few generations of collectors, they had enough tea cups and plates for every guest to have one! I even got my own tea cup for my wedding day!

Here it is at the bridal shower:

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Here it is on the morning of our big day!

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What’s better than taking the party home with you? Check out these adorable tea bag favors that carried the theme out perfectly! Precious and easy to make! Just wrap 3 tea bags in some tulle and tie up with string. Write your own tags for a personal touch!

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Let’s admit it now: Nothing is better than bridal shower food! It’s all the girly food that you love! Little sandwiches, baby quiche, punch that matches your colors… it’s everything you’ve seen on Pinterest in one place!

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Finally, what made this shower so wonderful was the thought put into every detail. From sugar cubes (my favorite) to vintage hankies, everything was perfect. I couldn’t have asked for anything better!

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Needless to say, it was the perfect day. I hope that this has inspired you to throw your own “Tea for Two” party!

Images courtesy of  Brittney Kreider Photography and Live to Love Photography.

Easter Smoothie

Today I’m excited to share with you my Easter Smoothie! I named it that because the colors are so pretty and remind me of Easter time.  Actually, it would also be perfect before or after a work out, serve as a refreshing drink at a summer party or even Mother’s Day brunch.

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There’s three delicious layers of different tastes that work really well together in this one.

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It begins with the bottom layer of Golden Yellow. Yummy  mango, sweet peaches, beautiful banana and orange juice. (add all the yellow ingredients together in blender and beat until mixed and pour into a pretty glass).

Golden Yellow Layer:
1/2 cup fresh mango cubes
1/2 cup frozen peaches
3/4 cup orange juice
1/2 banana

Rinse out the blender to begin the middle Pink layer. Beet juice, sweet strawberries and banana.

Pink:
1/2 cup fresh beet juice  (if you’re not a fan of beets, just leave them out. They do, however, add healthy nutrients and you’ll get a more intense color but they’re not necessary).
1/4 cup water
2-3 fresh strawberries, stem removed
1/4 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 banana

Pour the Pink layer slowly on top of your Yellow layer.  Sooo pretty!

The top layer is the Green. Now don’t be scared off because eating your greens never tasted better!

Kale, mixed with sweet apple juice, lemon juice and a pinch of ginger.

Once again, rinse out the blender and mix the following ingredients really well. Then pour slowly on top of the pink layer.
Green:
1/2 cup kale
3/4 cup apple juice
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup ice cubes
optional: a pinch of freshly grated ginger

Tip: I added  ice to the layers to make them a little frostier. You can also substitute water with coconut water. (my daughter prefers the coconut water’s sweet taste) or you can substitute with any juice.

Garnish with a slice of peach and add a couple straws then enjoy!

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I hope you’ll give this one a try and I’d like to wish you a very Happy Easter with your family!!!

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Sneak Peek — New to the Shop

Hi friends! Hope your week is going well!

I’m so excited to share with you our ceramic number dishes that we used in a photo shoot for Tiny Prints.

Thought you’d like a sneak peak. The whole party is coming soon!

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Visit our shop here:   and I’d love you to follow us on Pinterest. Have a fun day:)

 

Apple MacBook Pro Giveaway

Happy Monday everyone.  Hope you had a great weekend! I’m so excited to start this week off with a fantastic giveaway! I’ve teamed with several bloggers and businesses to give away an Apple MacBook Pro Laptop Giveaway!

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Here’s a list of the some of the great blogs and businesses that are participating.

Catch My Party, Painting Paris Pink, Cloudy With a Chance of Wine, Bird’s Party, Grace Tells Another Story, A Delightsome Life, Saving With ShellieThe Silly Pearl, Tone Mama, Make the Best of Everything, Crafts a la mode, The Latina Homemaker, Funky Monkey Designs, Love the Day, Dandelion Ave., Paper and Fabric Journals, Party Patisserie, Yesterday on Tuesday, The Turquoise Home, Sweetly Chic Events, Ally’s Sweet & Savory Eats, My Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Life, Sugar Confetti, Design Dazzle, Sassy Steals and Crystal Zak Design.

April 14, 2014 at 12 a.m. EST to April 21, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. EST Open Worldwide Prize: 1 winner will receive an Apple MacBook Pro laptop worth $1,200! Eligibility and Rules: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. This giveaway is open to individuals 18 and older. The winner will be chosen randomly through the Rafflecopter form. It is the sole responsibility of the winner to adhere to all laws, which includes payments to any governing tax body. Winner Selection: The winner of the giveaway will be selected in a random drawing through Rafflecopter from among all eligible entries received throughout the promotion period. The random drawing will be conducted within 48 hours of the closing of the giveaway by Pretty My Party or its designated representatives, whose decisions are final. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. Winner will be notified by email at hello@prettymyparty.com. Potential winner must accept the prizes by email as directed by Pretty My Party within 48 hours of notification. Any winner notification not responded to or returned as undeliverable may result in prize forfeiture. The potential prize winner may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability, and a Publicity Release (collectively “the Prize Claim Documents”). Rafflecopter Disclaimer: This promotion is powered by Rafflecopter. Metric Feat, LLC (“Rafflecopter”) does not sponsor, administer or endorse this promotion. By entering this giveaway, participants agree to Rafflecopter’s Privacy Policy. Social Media Disclaimer: Entrants should understand that they are providing their information to the sponsors of the giveaway and not to Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram or Google+. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with any of these social media sites. Disclaimer: This giveaway is blog sponsored and is in no way associated with Apple or any of its products. If there are any questions, please email hello@prettymyparty.com.

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Fantastic Easter Goodies

Have you thought about what goodies you’re going to make for Easter?  I wanted some more ideas so I  thought I’d take a stroll around the net and share with you what I’ve found.

You may remember my Easter Bunny Rice Krispie Treats.    I think they’ll be perfect for the younger crowd.

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Bunnies Carrot Garden Easter Cupcakes

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Flower Pot Cookies

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Bunny Cars.  Wouldn’t these be cute for place cards?

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Ravenous Bunny Cupcakes

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Easter Basket Cake

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Bird Nest Easter Cake

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Easter Is Coming

Happy Wednesday everyone! I’m so excited that it’s finally April! I’m never one to wish time away but, this winter  has been a tough one with record breaking freezing temps. and snowfall. With the arrival of April, we know the warmer temperatures are on the way and we begin planning for Easter. Yay!

I’m excited to share with you a few items from our shop that might make your Easter planning a little easier. I’m just in love with these letter dishes!!!  Not only are they a fun new way to serve up sweets but they also add a great blast of color too! These are sure to make your table stand out!

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How about a fun new twist on the Easter Basket? Our Bow Berry baskets have been really popular this year! Customers are using them not only as Easter Baskets but as a favors for the guests.

One customer filled hers with goodies and an invitation and hand delivered them to her guests. I love that idea!

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Or, how about pink? Recently, customers have been getting both colors. How fun to mix such happy colors!

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Our pink and white polka dots are another fun item at Easter time. Just slide your chocolate bunny or goodies inside and pull the ribbon to close. A favorite with the girls! Each bag is lined with a golden cotton fabric and adorned with either a polka dot bow or solid yellow.

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The bunny burlap banner is always a sweet addition to your decorating!

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Our Ruffled Crepe Paper is always a fan favorite! We can make it in any color combos.

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And finally, we have a variety of colored straws that are always perfect for any party!

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Check out the selection here.

Hope you find something that will make your party just a little sweeter!  Have a happy day

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Berry Beautiful Smoothie

Happy Monday, everyone!  Hope you had a great weekend!

Remember how we told you we were going to start sharing some healthy recipes? Well, we’re sticking to it. In case you missed it, you can see last week’s Sunrise Smoothie here.

I was busy trying some recipes over the weekend, and today I have a great one for you.  I’m calling it a Berry Beautiful Smoothie.

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This is a great one to start your day with because the ingredients are few, it whips up quickly and it’s very healthy. Oh, and did I mention it’s really good?

It has the antioxidant power of frozen berries with a blast of vitamin C from a whole orange, a punch of potassium from a frozen banana, and staying power from protein-packed Greek yogurt.

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Ingredients:
1 cup frozen mixed berries (I used a combo of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries.)
1 frozen banana (Helpful hint: Mush the banana up with your fingers after you place it in the baggie.)
1 orange, peeled and cut into sections
1-5 oz. vanilla Greek yogurt (I used vanilla Oikos.)

Place all ingredients in the blender and mix well.

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It has a wonderfully thick consistency. It’s almost like a frosty, but you can still drink it through a straw.

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If you’re counting, it has 350 calories with 1 gram of fat, 14 grams of fiber, and 15 grams of protein. Now that’s a healthy smoothie!

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I’m so loving this smoothie, and I hope you do too! Pin away if you like, and be sure to sign up for Party Patisserie emails so you don’t miss any of our recipes!

Spring Cash Giveaway

Happy Saturday everyone! I’m so excited to offer you a chance to win $1100 cash! Yes, you heard me right.

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Could you use some cash for some spring clothes, let’s say? Well, now’s your chance. I’ve partnered with some great companies and bloggers to bring this opportunity to you.

They include: Spaceships and Laser Beams, Vintage Confections,             Party Patisserie, Tania Fischer DesignThis Little MamaMade by a PrincessMighty DelightyDesigned by Dawn NicoleYumtasticsFrench PemberleySamantha Walker LLCJellyfish PrintsYoung Adult MoneyA-Manda CreationBellaArtista InvitationsSugar Co.BellaGrey DesignsA Wife A Mom A LifeBabies ArtroomPiece of CakeKristeNicole PhotographyHousekeeping Services of Hilton HeadThe Storybook ShoppeSeshalyn PartiesBest BirthdaysCustomized Wedding CreationsFantabulosityGiggles and Grace DesignsMagical Vacations by TracyOne Swell StudioEat It & Say YumWise Owl ShopReality To DreamsSugar Sugar CakesUR InvitedTutus & Bowties EventsBe Envied Entertaining and Child Go Go.

And that’s not all! To see the entire list, check out the Rafflecopter form below.

$1100 Thank Goodness It’s Spring Cash Giveaway

March 27, 2014 at 11:59PM to April 21, 2014 at 11:59PM

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PRIZE: One winner will receive $1100 USD payable via PayPal.

Eligibility and Rules: This giveaway runs from Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 11:59PM to Monday, April 21, 2014 at 11:59PM. It is open to individuals over the age of the majority in their home country. The winner will be chosen randomly through the Rafflecopter form. It is the sole responsibility of the winner to report to and adhere to all laws in their respective country, which includes payments to any governing tax body. This giveaway is void in any country or territory where it is prohibited by law.

Claiming Prize: The prize will be sent via PayPal. The winner must have a PayPal account to receive it. The winner also must claim their prize within 48 hours of receiving notice. If you do not claim your prize within this time frame, your entry will be void and another winner will be drawn. Please ensure that  spaceshipsandlaserbeams [at] gmail [dot] com is on your “safe list.”

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Linky Party-Guest Hosting

Hi everyone. Today I’m happy to be guest hosting this linky party with Put A Bird On It and some other great bloggers.

Check out the blogs for some great ideas. If you’re new here, I’d love for you to leave me a comment and let me know.

Thanks for linking up and sharing the love by visiting some other links.

 

 

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A place to link up your projects and make new friends. We are all about visiting links and following new bloggers here at Link’n Blogs. Remember to leave comments and PIN PIN PIN!
Cause sharing is caring. 
 
**Your links will show up on ALL blogs hosting the link party!**
 
Interested in guest hosting Link’n Blogs?!
I’ve created a spreadsheet where you can sign up to host a link party! It’s a great way to get to know other bloggers, share a recent post with other party goers and pick the features. Sign up using the link below!
 
Grab my party button! 
 

 

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*Feel free to post my party button on your blog and say you linked up here!*



I am sharing my DIY Polka Dot Pants. Don’t spend on a 
fortune on designer jeans. Make your own!


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HOST:

Katelyn from Learning, Creating, Living 
 

 

 

Katelyn never ceases to amaze me with her unique projects. I love her style! Today, she is showing us how simple it is to make twine Easter eggs. These are definitely going on my “to do” list next month!
 
Be sure to give some love to our guest hosts – you will love their creative blogs!
 

 

 
Debbie always has the cutest party ideas and amazing recipes. Today, Debbie is sharing a healthy recipe that looks almost too good to eat! YUM – I’ve already pinned this one.
 
 
 
 
 
Robin is all about home and garden DIY. If you want to know how to take something old and make it look NEW – Robin’s your girl. Robin shows us how to do just that with her chair makeover she is sharing today.
 
 
 
Roberta is all about everything on her fun blog. Marriage, motherhood, crafts, DIY – it’s all there! Roberta is sharing a flower crown today, which I’m so excited about. I’ve been wanting to make my own flower crowns for a while now, and this tutorial is just what I needed!
 
 
 

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White Texas Sheet Cake

Today I’m making a White Texas Sheet Cake.

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I’ve been wanting a dessert for Easter, that would feed quite a few people and I think this will be a great option. We’re a huge family and I like to have a nice variety of sweets to offer.

Just cut into whatever size you prefer.

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I don’t know if you’ve had Texas Cake before but it’s a dense cake, very filling and really yummy!

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This cake is surprisingly easy and goes together quickly.

Ingredients:

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Ingredients:
1 cup butter
1 cup water
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Place butter and water in a large saucepan and bring to a boil.

Remove saucepan from heat and stir in flour, sugar, eggs, sour cream, almond or vanilla extract, salt, and baking soda.

Mix until completely smooth. Pour batter into a greased baking pan (I just used a cookie sheet).
Bake for 20-22 minutes or until cake is golden brown. Let cool completely before frosting.
Top with your favorite frosting. This cake would taste great with Cream Cheese Frosting however, I didn’t have cream cheese on hand so I made butter cream frosting and it was wonderful. (I also used vanilla flavoring. Both are delicious, it’s just personal preferences.)

You can get the vanilla butter cream frosting recipe here.

Set a little white frosting aside if you want to pipe a design on top and tint the rest turquoise and frost.

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After the frosting hardens, pipe on the white then add the sprinkles.

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And there you have it. A nice addition to your Easter sweets!

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