Monthly Archives: May 2015

Graduation Dessert Table Ideas-Chevron Wall Canvas
Décor Ideas, Parties - Special Events, Spring, Tablescapes
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Graduation Dessert Table Ideas

Do you need Graduation Dessert Table Ideas for your Graduate?  Start with a painted Chevron Wall Canvas with large Gerber Daisies in bright colors as the backdrop for your table.  The bright colors in the canvas was the inspiration for the entire reception.   To watch a live presentation on Daytime Blue Ridge go to http://serveitupsassy.com/category/multi-media/tv-segments/   For Step by Step instruction on how to create the Chevron Wall Canvas and more keep reading.  Recipe Development, Food Styling, Photography and Article by Liz Bushong

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Fresh Strawberry Lemon Cake Recipe
Desserts, Recipes
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Fresh Strawberry Lemon Cake Recipe

Serve this Fresh Strawberry Lemon Cake Recipe for dessert anytime you want a taste of summer and fresh strawberries!  This recipe is a combination of fresh pureed strawberries, strawberry gelatin and lemon instant pudding and pie mix with the  base being a white cake mix baked in a cute swirled bundt pan called  Heritage Swirl made by Nordic Ware.   In May,  Strawberries are in season in Tennessee  so we eat all the strawberries we can while the berries are ripe.  Can’t beat fresh strawberries for flavor and the richness of the bright berry color.   For step by step instructions just read more…

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Sun-Room Decorating Ideas
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Sun Room Decorating Ideas

Need Sun Room Decorating Ideas ?  My friend Wanda May, who is also one of my favorite clients had asked me to update her sun room.  We had decorated the room last season, but as you know as time goes, things get weathered and sometimes you just need to give a room a face lift or a nip and tuck here and there.   Let’s get started with the simple updates!

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Accordion Pleated Paper Flower Tutorial
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Accordion Pleated Paper Flower Tutorial

This Accordion Pleated Paper Flower Tutorial will help you create a blooming party this summer!   These 9 inch round flowers are easy to make and are stunning when grouped together on a wall or in individual flower pots.  These flowers were made and displayed in the windows of the Bristol Olive Oil Company in Bristol Virginia.   The large paper flower is constructed with  card stock scrap-booking paper in 4 quadrants and glued together, then attached to a dowel rod.  The lime green leaves were cut to size and attached to the dowel with green floral tape.  These cute blooming beauties were potted in bright yellow and white polka-dot flower pots.  Styrofoam and green moss kept the flowers upright and secure in the flower pots. 

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Neon faux pleated pillow finished
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Neon Faux Pleated Pillow Tutorial

Neon Faux Pleated Pillow tutorial was  inspired by a quilting blogger, Vanessa Christianson, with V and Co.  She made a faux pleated pillow in the mono chromatic fabrics using a Jelly Roll from Fat Quarters.    I am going to refer you to her blog site for great instructions, the only thing I did differently was the color selection of the jelly roll fabrics.  For my pillow, I used 25 colors for this pillow front but followed her layout and sewing instructions.   I loved this pillow so much  I made two, and will make more but in different fabric color combinations.   Thank you Vanessa for sharing this great pillow idea.

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Graduation Party Ideas
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Graduation Party Ideas

Here are several Graduation Party Ideas for your Graduate.  These ideas feature neon themed Gerber daisies,  easy pick up foods and a brightly decorated table. This Graduation Party reception  features a cake that is spot on with baked themed in color,  cake balls inside the cake triple lemonade and candy graduation caps.

It was just a few years ago on a bright sunny morning, you held the hand of your six -year old  as a big yellow school bus pulled up in front of your mailbox.  It was time to board the bus for their first day of school.   Your little darling could hardly reach the first step on the bus but with a gentle nudge from you, the climb to board was easy.  As you held back the tears, the excitement and joy in your child’s eyes melted your heart, and a new page in this chapter of life had just been turned.   As the pages of time turned year after year it is now 2015 and graduation day is on the horizon.  Everything you need for a simple reception is right here!  

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