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Fashion Friday- Flipped out

Thursday, April 17, 2014

I was feeling a little sassy today....so I attempted to flip out my hair for a new look...what do you think? Yes those are my grey hairs all over the place....I decided to completely let it go...no more dyeing it. My mom looks beautiful with her salt and pepper so I figured heck why not...it's a pain to keep dyeing all the time.

Fashion Friday, fifty something Fashion, modest fashion
For my outfit I paired my turqoise (can you tell I have a thing for turquoise lately) and white striped maxi skirt layered with a white tank and over that the peach tank....I love the ruffles down the front! Then I added a 3/4 sleeve white sweater.
Fashion Friday, fifty something Fashion, modest fashion
Just sassin it up lol
Layered ruffles help camouflage the belly

I took this shot outside and didn't even know the sun was cascading over my head like this.

I seriously seriously love this necklace I bought it on Pick Your Plum last year...I hope they get more or at least something like it.
Fashion Friday, fifty something Fashion, modest fashion
Someday when my grandkids are older they are going to look at my blog and just laugh at their crazy grandma :)
Fashion Friday, fifty something Fashion, modest fashion

Well there you have it.....my sassy flipped out fashion Friday :)

Fashion Friday, fifty something Fashion, modest fashion

Skirt - Nestboutique.com

White sweater- gap outlet

Necklace- Pickyourplum.com

Peach tank- I don't remember

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Centerpiece Wednesday linky party! - See and Share

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hello everybody!! Welcome to Centerpiece Wednesday linky Party.

I wanted to catch you up on things I've been doing lately if you missed these latest posts-

Yellow and Turquoise Bridal Shower

To die for Mini cheesecake bites

And TIES!! This is a new one I Just made today!
Now onto the party!!
Favs of the week
My Love To create- DIY Upholstered Bench Old Things New Blog- Colored Angel Eggs, Boogie Board Cottage Sea shell clock, The Painted Apron Mini Easter Tablescape and Priscilla's 2000Spring Mantle
Link on up and pin pin pin...invite your friends to show off their talents here on Centerpiece Wednesday!!

Crepe Paper Flowers and Ruffle Streamer Tutorials

Crepe Paper Flowers and Ruffle Streamer Tutorials

Crepe paper flower tutorial, crepe paper ruffle streamers, crepe paper decorations

I used crepe paper rolls from Party Pail to make these super easy ruffle streamers...stack three to four strips of crepe paper as long as you want and sew right down the center using the longest stitch possible. Instant ruffles!

To make it more fluffier....After it is sewn fold your strip in half and snip little strips (make sure you don't cut across the stitch line) fluff it up with your fingers voila your done.

To make these fluffly flowers...follow the same thing as above...only use just one layer and sew down the center to make it gather.
Crepe paper flower tutorial, crepe paper ruffle streamers, crepe paper decorations
Roll into a flower shape and add little drops of hot glue to secure every so often. Spread out petals to form flower.
Secure last little piece with hot glue.

This flower is sewn but not down the middle...towards one side and sew it on the longest stitch again but this time you will have to pull the threads to gather it tightly. Snip the edges to create petals. Here is a great tutorial from Simple Joys that shows exactly how to make this flower and lots more beautiful crepe paper flowers!

I used hot glue to secure the flower edges.

Wad up some crepe paper to make a ball and then take a tiny piece and wrap around the entire wad to make it smooth. Hot glue into the center.

And there you have it :)
Crepe paper flower tutorial, crepe paper ruffle streamers, crepe paper decorations

Come back tonight at 7pm for Centerpiece Wednesday linky party!!

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Yellow and Turquoise spring Bridal Shower

Monday, April 14, 2014

I love to throw a party and when my friend Beth was looking for a place to throw a shower for her soon to be married daughter I offered to have it here at my house. The color scheme works perfectly with the colors I have in my house Yellow, turqoise blue and red! I have recently partnered with Party Pail- Party Supplies and Favors and they supplied us with all these beautiful paper goods! I have been so impressed with their line of party goods and how nice they look and feel!

Spring bridal shower, yellow and turquoise bridal shower, party pail, the style sisters
I got out all the goodies from Party Pail and started to create! I love that you can shop by color! I am in love the sturdy turqoise silverware and the paper balls in yellow and white. These particular paper balls are only 8" in diameter but when you bunch them together it looks awesome.
I hung a bunch of the paper balls above my chandelier in the kitchen nook..this will be the dessert table. I bought a few blue paper flowers from the dollar store...never again! They are so flimsy and ripped the second I tried to pull it apart to make it fluffy! I was sooo frustrated! Luckily I was able to mash them into the pretty yellow and white ones from Party Pail so you can't even tell that the whole backsides of all the blue ones are totally ripped!
Yellow and turquoise paper flowers, yellow and turquoise bridal shower, the style sisters

Beth had family and friends bring some of the desserts but the cute cake balls with striped sticks are from Swirly Girls bakery here in Daybreak! Adorable! I was so excited to use my wooden cake plates that my hubby and I made (tutorial here) to hold cupcakes and other desserts. To bring in a little color I added 2 rows of yellow chevron ribbon down the middle of the table (hobby lobby)

Yellow and turquoise bridal shower, the style sisters, party pail

Party Pail provided the crepe paper and I made these cutie patootie flowers out of some of it. I will have the Tutorial on how to make them on the blog tomorrow. So easy! I wanted to make tons but I ran out of time. Don't you love these square plates and the cups that have white inside and on the edge! To house the turqoise silverware I stuck the silverware into 3 of my glass white cups.

Party pail bridal shower, the style sisters, yellow and turquoise bridal shower

I also made this other cute flower out of the Party Pail crepe paper which I will also show you how to make tomorrow on the blog.

Crepe paper flowers, yellow and turqoise bridal shower
How cute is this idea! Beth took glass jars, filled them with craft sticks and added sticky letters that say Marriage words of wisdom and another jar said Date night ideas. Then each person at the shower could write on one of the sticks ideas for the bride to be...what a nice keepsake.
Party Pail has a fun collection of cake toppers that are perfect to add to cupcakes. I forgot to get a close up but these little flags are blue and white striped and looked so cute in all the cupcakes!
Yellow and turqoise bridal shower, party pail, the style sisters

During the Set up

So many yummy desserts....cupcakes, cake pops, dipped pretzels, lemon bars and cookies!

Lest you think that was it...there's more!!! Onto the luncheon food table in my dining room! I hung more paper balls from Party Pail in the dinning room from the ceiling. I had a 3 white ones and one red one left over from a wedding I did in my backyard last summer. Plus I used more of the crepe paper from Party Pail to make these blue ruffled streamers..tutorial tomorrow.

I was so happy with how everything came together! The cute perfectly matched banner was made by Beth's Friend just for the shower..."From Miss to Mrs." You can purchase the banner from Blue July Etsy shop

I used these metal candle holders from Ikea to put the turqoise silverware in.

When hanging the paper balls I chose to hang them at different heights along with the ruffled streamers coming down at different heights...it just gave it some dimension.

Gorgeous tulips from Costco.

I really love the size of these yellow square plates from Party Pail..perfect to hold the croissant chicken sandwich and salads. Elevating things on your table really makes things look special...these paper plates look so nice sitting on my wooden cake plate!

Croissants, chicken salad, spinach salad and fruit salad, all my favorites! You will notice I elevated the vase of tulips to give them more of presence on the table.
I love the little touches that Beth brought over...like this framed magnetic board to show off Sarah's wedding invitation.
Congratulations to Sarah on her upcoming wedding!!
And a big thanks to Party Pail for all these fabulous Paper Party Goods!

Tomorrow I will share with you the tutorials for the crepe paper flowers and the crepe paper streamers!

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Yummy no bake cheesecake bites!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

We made these delicious no bake cheesecake bites for dessert last night and family and friends were raving about them and could not eat just one two or three!! I found the recipe Oh Sweet Basil blog we just made a slight change.

No bake mini cheesecake bites

I love this tip she shared....line the mini cupcake Pam's with Saran Wrap so that the little tarts pop right out. We also used a medium ice cream scoop to fill the shells with the filling. The recipe calls for Creme fraiche but we used vanilla Greek yogurt and it worked perfectly.

The raspberry sauce made from frozen raspberries is to die for!!

Ingredients

for the crust:

3 tablespoons sugar

2 cups graham cracker crumbs

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted

for the filling:

1 cup heavy cream

10 ounces cream cheese, room temperature

6 ounces crème fraîche (we used vanilla Greek yogurt)

2/3 cup sifted confectioners' sugar

 

For the raspberry sauce:

2 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch

3 tablespoons sugar

1/3 cup water

12 ounces frozen raspberries, thawed

fresh raspberries, for garnish

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