I like pretty phone cases. Really! I feel like my phone is an extension of myself, at times, and if the rest of me has cool accessories, shouldn’t my phone have some also? Enter: Rifle Paper Co. Phone cases. These are GORGEOUS! And don’t worry ladies—they’ve got both iPhone and us Android users covered. Score!
I think these would make the coolest gifts ever. Maybe matching ones for all of your bridesmaids? 🙂 And perhaps you could get matching Rifle Paper Bridal Party cards! (Can you tell that I’m a big fan of Rifle Paper stationary?)
Yes, yes. I realize it’s still January. And February (and Valentine’s Day!) is still a full 30+ days away…. But I stumbled upon these adorableeeeeee heart shaped lollipops from Bailey Ana Cakes and I just had to share! I’m going to write a big note to myself to make these the weekend before Valentine’s Day.
And here’s the corresponding recipe, from BBC Good Food:
- 500g granulated sugar
- 1 tsp cream of tartar
- 200ml water
- 2 tsp peppermint essence
- green food colouring
- 40 plastic lollipop sticks, or wooden skewers cut into short lengths
- Put the sugar and cream of tartar into a saucepan with 200ml hot water. Gently heat until the sugar has completely melted, then increase the heat and boil until the mixture reaches the ‘hard crack’ stage on a sugar thermometer (or a small spoonful dropped into cold water sets hard). Remove from heat immediately and swirl in peppermint essence and enough green colouring to give a pale green colour – start by adding just one drop at a time.
- Cover a heatproof surface with baking parchment. Using a metal spoon, carefully pour some peppermint syrup onto the paper – roughly ½-1 tbsp per lolly. Push a lolly stick into each. If the syrup becomes too thick, just put the pan back over a gentle heat briefly. But if the syrup is too hot and runny, the shapes won’t be as even so set it aside for a minute. Set lollies until hard.
- To clean equipment after lollipop making drop everything back into the pan, fill with water and bring to the boil.
So cute! I think I’m going to hunt around at local/organic food stores to see if I can make these….mango flavored with a dash of li hing powder! I’ll still tint them pink though.
*Also, don’t you think that these would be perfect for a bridal shower or a wedding favor? These would be awesome props to take pictures with as well. 😀
So, ladies and gents. I am in a bit of a dilemma. Our wedding color is green. Almost like a bright, happy green (that’s not neon). I imagine this would translate into a very unfriendly-colored bridesmaid dress. Meh.
I am toying with the idea of pairing a neutral dress (aka something that can actually be worn again) with a very bright, interesting, statement necklace!
Maybe something like:
Statement Peridot Bib Necklace – Aerides Design
…paired with a bright sash? Maybe.
Here’s something you could do if your color is yellow and your bridesmaids balk at the thought of a yellow dress:
Yellow Statement Necklace – AnnyJewelry
If your color is Tiffany Blue:
Mint Blue Stone and Gold Edge Statement Bib Necklace – LoveLikeStyle
And speaking of bridesmaid dresses, I recently discovered a really neat site called Little Borrowed Dress. You can pay $50 to rent a really cute dress with the option to buy it if you really love it (for$150, total). Maybe this would be helpful for brides with big wedding parties? Then each of your bridesmaids can wear a different style of dress (to match their personalities) and it’ll be no sweat because they’ll all be the same color! *whew* (And did I mention they offer free swatches?)
Little Borrowed Dress
Little Borrowed Dress
Little Borrowed Dress
Every week, B and I attend Wedding Workshops put on by the Wedding Cafe. We sit in a big room full of 100+ other brides and grooms and learn wedding tips! At the last workshop, I met a really neat bride who wore all these tiny rings on her right hand. It was so neat!
So after a little inspiration, I stumbled upon BlueSunflower’s Etsy shop. I love her pieces! I think they’d also make really cute bridesmaid gifts.
Here are my favorites from her ring collection:
Rose Gold Initial Rings – $23
Stacking Rings – $17 each
Gold Textured Stacking Rings (Set of 5) – $77
Double Band Trinity Ring (Russian Wedding Ring) – $77
I know Winter isn’t traditionally “wedding season” for most people, but in Hawaii, it’s wedding season all year! I’m actually going to a wedding next month!
Besides attending year-round weddings, I also tend to go to a lot of outdoor weddings. At the last one we went to, I wore my favorite shoes–these black slingback pumps with a stiletto heel. They are AWESOME–unless you are standing on a lawn. I SANK. I tried to stand on my tip-toes but I ended up poking all these tiny holes into the grass. Oops.
Thank goodness for Soulmates!
You know, the other kind of sole? (Haha?) I think these would be great to give your bridesmaids if you’re having an ourdoor wedding. Don’t forget to pick up a pair for yourself! I’m definitely going to swing by the Wedding Cafe to pick up a pair.
They don’t look too obvious, do they?
P.S. The Wedding Cafe is located at Ward Warehouse. They’re definitely a one-stop-shop when it comes to all of your wedding needs!