WILL YOU MARRY ME? | the great cake lollie proposal…

Bakerella does some amazing things with a little bit of flour, sugar and some lollie sticks.  But this project takes the cake.

It goes on, as you can imagine…

But, here’s the beauty part:

And, stop right there. That’s it – that’s where I start to tear up.


Find out what prompted all of this and more, over at Bakerella.  If you have feelings, the story will touch your heart like crazy.  I tear up a bit every time I read it.  I have never met these people, and I tear up a bit.  You want to make fun of me?  Go ahead.  I may be ridiculous, but at least I have copious amounts of feelings that cannot be contained.

Happy Thursday, to all.


P.S. – Want more stuff related to engagements/proposals?  Here’s a whole category for you.  Enjoy!

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STATIONERY LOVE | a wedding suite + colorful, coordinated details | Ceci New York

I count her among my favorite stationers.  She makes fabulously pretty paper, and inspires me just as much as this lovely lady.  Her name is Lisa Hoffman, and she’s the creative force behind Ceci New York

Lisa designed this luxurious wedding suite of lavender, deep purple and brilliant blue.  Her paper perfection was the featured invitation suite for a soft, sweet, and absolutely darling wedding shoot arranged by one of my favorite sources of specialness, Style Me Pretty.

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Ah.  Be still my heart.  You’ll have your day, sweet thing.

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FRIDAY’S FAB FINDS! | ideas for a perfect wedding day | That is, if You Like What I Like

Must capture:


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Typography treasures for the tables +

wearing_whitmans_words by Travis Simon

Obviously, there will be dancing:

Delicious details I must create +

STAMPS CAN MAKE THIS - From Inspiration to Reality_ The Design, Part III | Style Me Pretty

tags designed by Karen Bartolomei of Grapevine Invitations - From Inspiration to Reality_ The Design, Part III | Style Me Pretty _ The Ultimate Wedding Blog

labeled brown paper bags with bushels of strawberries - From Inspiration to Reality_ The Design, Part II | Style Me Pretty

A look I’m loving +

A REALLY GENEROUS gift for your bridesmaids +

A stationery suite that screams glamour and glitz +

MSW Monogrammed Stationery

Lovely light blue! +

A little gold leaf can go a long way +

MSW The Gold Standard Cake

More adorable phrases with which to adorn the tables

And finally, some stellar bouquet inspiration +

Here’s my new invitation idea: send them calendars w/ your date circled? +

The way I’d like to “belt” my gown +

Favors for a winter wedding +

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VINTAGE WEDDING LOVE | Lovely Looks for a Lingering Moment of Sweet Langour

bomobob on etsy - Cosmos print

Just a glimpse of these vintage-inspired looks made me want to jump through my screen and try on all of them.  The way I’d describe them is almost identical to the way Rodellee of Adore Vintage, which means a) I have a strong sisterly love for her, and b) I won’t attempt to do it better.  So – she identifies the dreamy pieces, by designer Juliette Hogan, as “a mix of late 30s elegance and 70s bohemian, but with more subdued colors.”  Couldn’t have said it better, myself.

The full print gown on the upper right is just sooo ideal for a vintage-inspired wedding.  Wedding gown or bridesmaid gown, either way, someone must wear this magnificent flowing luxuriousness.

The timeless elegance of those looks would look so lovely with any mix of these items on what is shaping up to be your super-chic wedding day:








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Friday’s Fab Finds!

For some reason, the phrases “talk is cheap” and “a picture is worth a thousand words” BOTH popped into my head simultaneously today, so I think I’ll go with it…

On to the finds… essentially, in Twitter-ease.


Want to embroider your own handkerchief but have absolutely no clue how exactly to do it?  It’s easier than you think; visit the always awesome and inspirational design sponge for this very elegant, very personalized diy hanky project

diy hanky!

lotsa hankies!

How about saving some postage on your save the dates?  Here’s an idea: print out an image you love, or cute pic of you and your sweetie, and stamp the back with this nifty postcard stamp!  That’s creative AND resourceful, two traits anyone would admire.  From modernartstamps and terbearco, respectively.  Both on Etsy!

modernartstamps on etsy - DIY Postcard Card Rubber Stamp

Found this PRECIOUS diary from Keel’s over at the lil bee today.  Check her out!  You can grab this cuteness at Anthropologie

Keel's diary

On the lookout for a super-fun return address stamp for you and your honey?  Here’s one that’ll definitely get a double-take:

AsspocketProductions on etsy -  Postmark Rubber Stamp!

I almost forgot – I promised myself I’d be brief with these comments!!!  So here, a custom calligraphy address stamp (hover over for where to find – ok, that’s all I’m sayin’):

DPaulette on etsy -  Custom Calligraphy Rubber Address Stamp

Speaking of calligraphy…

"Francesca" font

{pretty pen jen via littlewhitebook}

Completely loving the deliciousness of Adios Script, a font you can find at Veer

Adios Script, from veer

And, since we’re on a font kick at the moment, how about some musical flavor in your wedding menu?  Love this paper perfection by Cynthia Warren via design is mine

Note suite by Cynthia Warren

And this candy-licious Valentine’s Day menu, also by Cynthia Warren, via Jordan Ferney

Cynthia Warren pink paper plate www.cwarrendesign.com via jordanferney.blogspot.com

Aaaand one more, by Ceci New York via Paper Crave (this made me fall back in love with purple)…

Ceci New York wedding suite

Ok, dying to get this for Christmas…

14K Gold Filled Rings

Cute stamps (hover over for where to find)!!!

karaku on etsy -  Wooden boxed Natural Stamps

And, finally – even though I could add more Fab Finds ALL DAY LONG, I’ll force myself to wrap it up with this fine photo by Kristen Grinnell via 100 layer cake

Photo by Kristen Grinnell kristengrinnell.bigfolioblog.com - via 100layercake.com_blog_archives_category_pretty-paper

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