Toasted Marshmallow Milkshakes

It’s confession time, friends. While my obsession with sweets is well documented around these parts, I’ve suffered a lifelong aversion to marshmallows. I just can’t get on board with marshmallows despite several attempts. There is one notable exception, however. Marshmallows toasted over an open fire while camping? Now those I can do. Same thing goes for s’mores. But, please, do not come near me with “raw” marshmallows, marshmallows in a candy bar, marshmallows in cereal, marshmallow cereal treats…I just can’t do them. So, I’m not entirely sure how I feel about these toasted marshmallow milkshakes from Joy the Baker, but I think I feel pretty good. Roasted marshmallows and my favorite food in the world, ice cream? I’m willing to give this a try.

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IMG_0396{Photos from Joy the Baker.}

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A Lady’s Tea Bridal Shower Shoot

We’re going international this morning with this beautiful bridal shower editorial shoot sent to me by Alessandra Aghilar of Almalu’s Place, an Italian wedding and event planner. This is the sweetest bridal shower spread with a lot of pretty (and yummy!) baked goods and sweet, simple details like vintage china, colorful embroidered linens, and lovely rose centerpieces. The ladies all donned incredible hairpieces from Momo Galèn and snacked on delicious treats like macarons, cupcakes and sugar cookies. Don’t you just love this?

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Vendors -
Event design + planning: Almalu’s Place
Photography: Federica Piccinini and Gaia Borzicchi
Baked goods: Almalu Bakes
Hats: Momo Galèn
Stationery: Cut and Paste

{Photos by Federica Piccinini and Gaia Borzicchi.}

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Lola’s Circus Birthday Party

For Lola’s second birthday, her mom Laci threw her the cutest circus-themed birthday complete with cotton candy, popcorn and a balloon artist! I love pretty cake bunting as much as the next girl, but I think it’s especially cute at a birthday party when paired with girly birthday hats and a Ferris wheel holding cupcakes. The oversized balloons behind the sweets table make a pretty but super simple backdrop and the circus-themed details carried throughout are completely adorable. Not to mention, I am loving a circus theme designed in pink and yellow instead of the typical red and blue.

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circus-theme-birthdayHappy birthday, Lola, and thanks to Jenny Haas for sharing this adorable party!

{Photos by Jenny Haas Photography.}

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Gifted + United With Love

I wanted to quickly spread the word today about two of the latest and greatest sources of celebration inspiration. First up, have you checked out Gifted yet? It’s an online magazine by Ez from Creature Comforts, loaded with wonderful ideas for celebrating the holiday season. There are free downloads, DIY ideas, and an awesome gift guide.

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{Photos from Gifted.}

Brought to you by Nole Garey of Oh So Beautiful Paper and Julianne Smith of The Garter Girl, the newly launched United With Love is the latest wedding blog on the block. They focus exclusively on the DC area, with the goal of bringing DC area couples a blog full of fresh and unique ideas, inspiring photographs and planning guidance unique to DC and the surrounding region.

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Congratulations on your latest ventures, ladies! xoxo

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DIY Chic Lake Michigan Wedding

I can’t think of a better way to start the week than by sharing Liz and Tom’s lovely wedding, which took place overlooking Lake Michigan and featured an abundance of personal, handmade details. They incorporated their love for traveling, food, music and Liz’s passion for sewing to craft a wedding that was a true reflection of their relationship. Tom proposed in Italy so they chose to have their ceremony at Villa Terrace and chose Lake Park Bistro, one of their favorite restaurants, to host the reception. Liz and her mom created nearly all of the design details and Liz’s mom even sewed a wedding quilt, which Liz and Tom included in their photos.

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diy-wedding-fans Keep reading…

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