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Wedding Ideas: The Rustic and Vintage Wedding - StumbleUpon

Wedding Ideas: The Rustic and Vintage Wedding - StumbleUpon
According to TheWeddingReport.com, 'Rustic Weddings' are the new trending wedding theme! It seems that brides-to-be are in love with the charm, vintage feel and simple elegance of barn yard venues and wildflower bouquets that embody this theme. Think natural elements mixed with a western vibe and bring that all together with fun DIY crafting sessions. And in true country style- bring in the entire fam to help you out! It might sound like a lot of work but we've made it easy for you with these eight suggestions you can try for your own rustic-themed wedding! 1. Mason Jars evoke a sense of nostalgia and comfort. 2. Try scouring Etsy- the online shop for all things cute and homemade, for unique accessories. 3. Cute signs around the wedding venue add intimacy to a large event and of course, can be super helpful for directionally challenged folk. 4. 5. Go against the grain for your wedding; try using wildflowers instead of roses or orchids. 6. 7. 8. Caught the wedding fever?

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30 Funny Illustrations about Simple Truths of Life While surfing Internet the I came across the blog of Alex Noriega an illustrator from Barcelona, he has some interesting life lessons that our parents and teachers may have forgotten to tell us and he presented them in the form of some really funny illustrations. In this post I am posting 30 Funny Illustrations about Simple Truths of Life that I have picked from his blog. Hope you all will enjoy this post.

autumn leaf bouquet I don’t know what it’s like in your neighborhood, but when I step outside here in Oakland, I sense it right away: Fall is in the air! I’m lucky enough to have a few turning trees on my street, so I don’t miss out entirely on the brilliant autumn colors I remember from growing up in NH. Speaking of brilliant autumn colors, I’m thrilled to share this stunning maple leaf rose bouquet DIY from a fellow Kate — clay, fiber and paper artist Kate Hust. Kate first learned how to make these a few years ago from a retired art teacher in her community, and now they’ve become an annual tradition when fall rolls around. Her instructor taught her to wrap the leaves really tight, so they looked like rose buds, but Kate has modified the technique a bit to suit her own tastes: She likes to find the really big leaves and make them with large open “petals.”

Top 10 Free Online Mind Mapping Tools As the name, mind mapping means that to draw your mind or ideas as a map, which are well-known for brainstorm, exploring your brain for many ideas. For mind mapping, you can just use a pen and one paper, but it will be funny and easier if you are using below tools, which are all available for you to create mind maps online for free without anything to download or install. 1. Bubblus 20 Creative Guest Book Ideas For Wedding Reception Stay Updated to the Latest Blog Post!SUBSCRIBE NOW FOR FREE! Wedding guest books are invariably a terrific way to perhaps recall the special time you had with your guests at your wedding. It’s the first things about the wedding celebration your guest would probably see and give you a brief remark that you will appreciate everyday for a long time to come. Think about matching the theme of the guest book with the total theme of the wedding event.

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Make and Takes - StumbleUpon I am a meal planner. I refuse to go grocery shopping without my week’s worth of meals planned out and list made. (It’s either that or wander aimlessly around the grocery store for two hours and then make ten more trips back during the week to get things I forgot.) Once I get the groceries unloaded, I usually forget what I planned for, so I put together this super easy wipe-off menu board to keep track of what’s for dinner each night! Wipe-Off Menu Board Tutorial Tumblr vs Posterous: quick blogging showdown Online blogging tools that are designed to make things as easy as possible for anyone to publish online have been around at least a decade and, by now, "blogging" is well-established as a popular form of one- or few-to-many publishing. But a new crop of tools aims to make things even easier by enabling individuals to quickly share several types of common content with others. There isn't an accepted name for this type of content.

DIY 52 Things I Love About You Posted July 1, 2011 | 64 Comments Happy Friday, lovelies! We spotted a really fun, really easy DIY 52 Things I Love About You project for your boyfriend, girlfriend, spouse-to-be, husband, wife, or a friend. 25 Handmade Gifts Under $5 If your gift list is long and your budget is small here are some great Handmade Gifts that you can make. Keep in mind that handmade items are not just beautiful but special… I love to give them and I love to receive them. In my opinion they are the best! Jersey Knit Bracelet

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