Flower Cupcake Topper Inspiration

My Friday Guest Blog Interviews have slowly conformed to an every-other-week schedule that seems to suit the blog (and the sharing of some of my favorite sites) well. So stay tuned! Next week I have a very neat blog to share – it’s just waiting patiently in the rafters.

If you’d like to check out some great interviews by bloggers like Jenn of Hostess with the Mostess, Sheri of Young House Love, Kim of At Home with Kim Vallee and oh-so-many more, check out the right sidebar button reserved just for these delightful sneak-peeks.

Today’s post is dedicated to one of my favorite entertaining/decorating details: cupcake toppers. As our April showers turn into May flowers, now is the perfect time to incorporate delicate handmade flower cupcake toppers for desserts, cheese trays, as drink stirrers or as substitute place cards peeking out from a rolled napkin.

Here’s a bit of inspiration from Etsy artist Millalove and Glorious Treats. I’m imagining the perfect way to recreate each of these with scrapbooking paper and toothpicks…

Beyond the jump is a deliciously edible candied sugar version of flower cupcake toppers as well as a DIY coloring project with excellent results. Happy Friday! …

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Rooms Inspired by the Month of April

I can’t believe it’s already the end of April! This month as flown by so quickly.

April inspires me with bright colors, bold patterns and PASTELS! What’s the best way to incorporate a bit of pastel? In beautiful accessories (like muted lampshades, funky upholstered headboards, throw pillows and even wallpaper) that add a hint of soft, sunny color to lighten up an entire room.

Oh I adore the above room from BHG, it very much reminds me of dyed Easter eggs and spring. Sigh.

My mind has been in many bright places recently and April seams the fitting month to honor the spring mentality! I love the look of gentle pastels contrasted with bold colors like the living room at the top of this post by Tobi Fairley and these bedrooms from DecorPad:

The orange hints peeking through in this House to Home room are subtle but lovely against the shades of soft blue in the wallpaper.

Two pastel rooms that really take on the meaning of bright and beautiful:

There are too many great examples! Here’s a quick link to the rest of the Rooms Inspired by the Month series. Five more reasons to love spring right after the jump….

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*Giveaway* from Yahgie {an Urban Lifestyle Brand}

I’d like to offer a warm welcome to our newest sponsor: Yahgie is an urban lifestyle brand with a chic and contemporary line of products that range from bright and bold wall art to trendy coffee mugs and vibrant fabric by the yard. All pieces are hand illustrated by owner and artist Petergaye S. Kisielewicz. As an introduction of her own, Yahgie is offering a giveaway!

The selection of wall art tops my list of favorites and this Home Bliss print would look amazing in a girl’s bedroom or contemporary living room (the customizable postcard is more than a close second):

How wonderful are these pillows! They add that splash of contemporary to brighten up a traditional room – or they become the focal point in an elegant and cleanly designed modern layout.

The textiles and home accessories are bright, bold, and colorful, with a distinguishing factor – every product is designed considering the life, safety, and welfare of the individual that it will affect.

Petergaye runs an interior design company and blog full of inspiration as well.

GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

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Yahgie is offering one lucky winner their choice of any pillow or piece of wall art
(a giveaway valued at $50-$85). Her only request is that the winner share a picture of their new item displayed in their home once it’s received!

To Enter: Jump out to Yahgie’s website and leave a comment here with which product you love best. Good luck!

Giveaway ends Friday, April 30th, at midnight PST. Winner will be chosen randomly and announced the following Monday.

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