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Have you visited the new wedding planning site : My Kate Parker Wedding ?  It is an amazing resource for brides and grooms who are planning their wedding.  It is full of inspirational ideas, expert advice and featured weddings along with tools to help with the logistical side of planning.

We are proud to be a Kate Parker Vendor!

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Sweet Sally's

TRE friend ” Sweet Sally’s ” recently launched their online website. The baked goods are absolutely amazing. They make great holiday, hostess and client gifts! My favorite item is the Big Apple Crackle , it’s addicting.

Big Apple Crackle

To find out how to get yours, visit Sweet Sally’s website here.

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Wedding Cake Pops


Aren’t these Cake Pops so Adorable? Bakerella does it again. Want to know how to make them yourself? Read the full story on the blog.

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Just for grown-up goblins: Serve up a little black magic — in the form of cocktails made with vodka that’s as dark as night.

Ghost in the Graveyard
Serves 1
2 ounces black vodka
2 ounces creme de cacao or coffee-flavored liqueur
1 scoop vanilla ice cream
Pinch of finely grated nutmeg, for garnish

In a glass, combine vodka and creme de cacao, and set aside. Place a scoop of ice cream in a highball glass, and slowly pour vodka mixture over ice cream. Garnish with nutmeg; serve immediately.

Screwed-Up Screwdriver
Serves 1
1/4 cup ice
1/2 cup freshly squeezed tangerine juice
1 1/2 ounces black vodka
1 black licorice twist, for serving

Place ice in a tall glass. Pour juice into glass. Pour vodka over the back of a cocktail spoon into glass so it sits on top of juice and creates a layer of black. Slice 1/4 inch off each end of licorice, and use as a straw. Serve immediately.

Berry Scary Martini
Serves 1
1 cup ice
1 ounce black vodka
2 ounces cherry juice
Fresh raspberries and blueberries, for garnish

Combine ice, vodka, and cherry juice in a cocktail shaker; shake vigorously. Pour into a martini glass. Thread raspberries and blueberries onto a cocktail skewer, and place in drink. Serve immediately.

Bubbling Cocktails

Test friends’ courage with this green experiment turned fizzy drink. The beverages (actually kiwi-based refreshers) look pleasingly poisonous in any glass, but chemistry flasks — available online from lab suppliers for a few dollars apiece — suit them best.

1. In a glass measuring cup, pour 1 cup boiling water over 1 cup sugar. Stir until sugar has dissolved; refrigerate until cool.

2. Puree 2 cups packed mint leaves (1 small bunch) with 1/4 cup cooled syrup in a blender. Add 6 peeled, quartered kiwis, and blend until just smooth. Add remaining syrup.

3. Pour through a cheesecloth-lined fine sieve into a pitcher; discard solids. Stir in ice and 1 liter sparkling water or club soda. (For a cocktail version, add 1 cup vodka.) Pour into flasks, and serve with straws. Makes 8 drinks.

Great Cocktail Recipes and Photographs via Martha Stewart

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Dancing Deer, one of my favorite bakeries, is having a great sale on cookies. Send some to him/her ….just because!

Two–Tier Holiday Cookie Tower

Now only $9.95 – regular price $39.95

67 all-natural shortbread cookies. Gingerbread Folks, Mocha Marble Rounds, Chocolate Drizzled Stars, Cranberry Pepita Shortbreads, Peppermint Nuggets, Triple Chocolate Shortbreads, and Maple Pecan Shortbread Bites. You`ll understand why we get such rave reviews about our cookies. Arrives in wood boxes silkscreened with our whimsical artwork – very fun and useful too. Each box a gift in itself. 67 cookies in all.

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Look at these cute ideas for flower girl baskets…. The bottom two photographs [pictured above ] I have saved in my ” cute files” and don’t have the source…. if you are out there let me know! The top one is from a past wedding- guess where we bought the baskets ?……Christmas Tree Shops!

You can find all kinds of great containers out there for your little beauties to carry. Sometimes a relative has an old handbag that can be re-styled , try handmade wooden boxes with handles , or silk bags that are made of the same fabric as the bridesmaid dresses ….so many ideas.


Don’t want to get crafty or sew.. Midori makes it easy with these great bags!

This one is from Miss Priss Style.

Whatever you choose just make sure its lightweight and easy to carry. A happy flower girl is VERY important.

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Lounge 22


A fabulous new chair from Lounge 22. The back of the chair glows for a 12 hour period of time. The battery pack is hidden in the seat – genius!

The chair rents for approximately $20.

….. I am already thinking of fun ways to use it .

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