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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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