This week's top pins feature some ingenious event ideas like a grand exit with tambourines and balloon animal cake toppers! 
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Love these charming floral coaster place cards. Mix and match designs and colors for a more versatile appearance.
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These DIY mini balloon animal cake toppers are a cute idea for kids' birthday parties!
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Another awesome DIY project - lace tambourines to hand out to wedding guests for the grand exit!
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A recap of the major events in the bride and groom's relationship makes a fun addition to the ceremony program.
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These chocolate dipped sugar cookie sticks topped with sprinkles are the perfect little tea party treat or event favor.
 
 
Black and white stripes with splashes of metallic and glittery golds are totally in this year! And so are the combination of flowy signature and narrow print fonts. Here is some glitzy inspiration that I put together for incorporating this style into your design projects. 
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Your groomsmen have been their supporting you during the entire wedding planning process and will continue to be by your side on your special day. So, what can you possibly get them as a thank you for all that they do?  Here is a collection of seven unique gift ideas guaranteed to make your groomsmen smile!
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This carry on cocktail kit is just the perfect gift for those traveling from afar to be in the wedding. (uncommongoods.com)
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Pair this personalized beer flight paddle with a sampling of beers from the wedding location for an extra thoughtful gift. (overstock.com)
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This gift is for all of you DIY enthusiasts out there. Try making this drawing salve as a gift for those guys who like to get handy with wood and other outside projects! (thenerdyfarmwife.com)
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Get a hold of everyone's shoe size in advance and surprise each groomsman with a comfortable pair of sneakers at the reception. They will thank you for giving them a break from the stiff dress shoes they have been donning all day! (stylemepretty.com)
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The reusable Zippo hand warmer is an ideal gift for guys who like to spend time outdoors - especially in the winter months! (zippo.com)
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Whiskey stones have grown increasingly popular over the past couple of years. Add to their collection with these custom engraved stones that serve as a memorable keepsake with every glass of whiskey they drink! (thingsremembered.com)
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Prohibition Bakery's booze infused drops are a fun treat with a little liquor kick to them! (prohibitionbakery.com)
 
 
After a long week of icy cold temps, I am welcoming a weekend of beautiful weather! With that comes some bright and beautiful inspiration from Spring flower embellishments to a radiant watercolor cake. 
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Swooning over this stunning floral covered gown!
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Definitely want to give this DIY watercolor cake a try.
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These His and Hers Vow books are such a cute idea for the ceremony and they make a wonderful keepsake.
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Love the berry palette of blooms chosen to adorn this breathtaking hairstyle.
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The perfect pick of essentials for a Hawaiian wedding welcome basket!
 
 
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Happy Valentine's Day! I am not one to ever resist anything sweet so of course I had to whip up a tasty little treat for the holiday. These heavenly fudge hearts can be made in a cinch to give as a last minute gift to your sweetie. 

INGREDIENTS
  1. 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips (12oz size bag)
  2. 1 container  chocolate frosting
  3. 1 1/2 tbs milk (use cream for a richer taste)
  4. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  5. 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  6. 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  7. Small heart-shaped cookie cutter
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Microwave chocolate chips in a bowl for about 2 minutes (stirring after about 1 minute) or until melted. Microwave frosting in a separate bowl for 30 seconds and then stir. Combine melted chocolate chips, melted frosting, milk and vanilla. Stir until well blended and smooth. Then, stir in the marshmallows and walnuts.
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Line a baking dish or pan with parchment paper leaving at least a couple of inches of paper hanging over each side. I used an 7 inch by 11 inch sized baking dish. Pour fudge mixture into dish/pan and spread evenly. Refrigerate for about 3 hours or until firm.
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Once the fudge is firm, you should be able to easily remove the large block from the parchment paper. Lay the block on a cutting board and use your heart-shaped cookie cutter to form your fudge hearts!
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Such a beautiful presentation!
 
 
Love is in the air....This Friday features a collection of Valentine's Day breakfast ideas that you can surprise your sweetie with tomorrow morning. Think heart-shaped cuisine with lots of red and pink touches.
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These red velvet cinnamon roll hearts are the perfect breakfast to wake up to on Valentine's Day morning!
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Or, stick with a more classic choice like these fluffy pancakes shaped into hearts for the occasion.
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Love the idea of presenting them with a bouquet of strawberry roses for breakfast!
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These DIY sugar cube hearts are a perfect choice if your love enjoys sugar with their morning coffee.
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Who can resist a tasty donut in the morning? Shape them into hearts and decorate with red and pink sprinkles for a festive touch.
 
 
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This paper heart garland is a cinch to make and it is a perfect last minute Valentine's Day decor idea. Try using it as chair swag, wall decor, or even as a cute way to show your mantle some love!

MATERIALS
  1. Cardstock
  2. Scissors
  3. Stapler
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Cut your cardstock into 1/2 inch wide strips that are each 11 inches long.
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For your first heart, fold one paper strip in half as shown.
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The creased end will be the bottom of your heart. Gently curve each of the open ends inward as shown until the ends meet together forming a heart.
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Staple the open ends together as shown to secure your heart.
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The finished heart.
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For your second heart, fold a new paper strip in half as you did with the first heart. Then, feed one of the open ends of the paper strip through the interior of your first heart.
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Follow the same steps that you used to shape and secure the first heart. Repeat these series of steps for each additional heart you wish to add.
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Such a lovely result in just a matter of minutes!
 
 
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And this is certainly the motto at our house! Since the military relocated us to North Carolina almost two years ago, I would have to say that one of the things I miss most from back home is Carnival season. Even though we can no longer bask in all of the fun that our favorite parades bring during Mardi Gras, we have started an annual tradition to bring a little bit of the festivities into our new home. Every year, we order a King Cake from one of our favorite bakeries, Haydel's. The box of purple, green, and gold sugary goodness puts a smile on all of our faces as we reminisce about Mardi Gras memories in years past.

I have included the free printable sign in .JPG format for you to display around the house as seasonal decor or even next to your King Cake at your Mardi Gras parties this weekend! Just click the link below, save to your desktop, open in MS word, and resize if desired before printing. 

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I stumbled across this DIY paper bow technique on How About Orange this morning and thought it would be a perfect little way to dress up my Valentine's gifts this year. Sometimes when I see these innovative decor ideas on Pinterest, I am wary about taking on the projects as they don't always prove to have a 100% success (hence the phrase we all know as "Pinterest Fails!") But, I can assure you that this simple DIY project is tried and true yielding such charming results as you can see for yourself above! Jessica at How About Orange was kind enough to provide us with a template to make the process super easy and virtually foolproof! I highly recommend giving these cute little bows a try as true beauty always lies in the presentation!
 
 
1. Mittens For Lovers (warmpresents.etsy.com) 
2. Wine Aroma Tasting Set (uncommongoods.com) 
3. His & Hers Mug Set (pier1.com) 
4. You & Me Book (hallmark.com) 
5. Brix 4-Piece Tasting Party Gift Set (brixchocolate.com) 
6. DII Heart to Heart Plate Set (amazon.com) 
7. Mr. and Mrs. Ring Dish (crateandbarrel.com) 
8. TableTopics Couples Edition (tabletopics.com)