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WEDDING DECOR PART II

Today I have a really cool post for all of you, who just love making homemade presents. For my wedding I made these party favors for people to take home, but they would work just as well as a hostess gift or if you just like surprising someone special with a homemade present. 

I made this like a set, with three different homemade gifts; a jar of jam, chocolate flake tops and brownie mix in a jar. I put labels on everything to give it a fun and pretty look.

The brownie mix idea is inspired by this post from Call Me Cupcake (just love that site). I adjusted the recipe slightly to only contain milk and dark chocolate and not white chocolate. The layering is as written in the recipe in the above picture, except you mix the salt, flour, baking powder and pour in one half before cocoa and other half after. Add a tag with the baking instructions to the jar. You can use this text:

Mix with the following ingredients:

3 large eggs
150 g butter
4 tbsp strong coffee
1 tsp vanilla 

Bake for 25-30 minutes at 175 C (350F) 
 

I made the jam from a bag of frozen mixed berries, but you can use any recipe you like for this one. Mine was kind of a testing recipe, which luckily turned out pretty well, so I don't have the exact measurements to give you at this point.

The bag of Chocolate flake tops is a favorite of mine. Super easy to make and I would also recommend them as snacks for kids, if you want something that doesn't contain lots of sugar and coloring. Right click the recipe card to download and print. You can use a small paper bag, pretty easy to get a hold on or maybe make your own. I used this template (without the closing at the top) and folded it from a piece of drawing foil I had laying around. 

I used a 1 liter jar for the brownie mix and a smaller for the jam. If you like to print these tags, you'll have to use approximately these size lids; brownie jar lid ca 8,7 cm in diameter and jam lid is ca. 5,8 cm. The extra white is to cover the sides of the lid. Print on adhesive paper, cut along the line and position the label in the middle of the jar lid and fold down the excess white onto the side of the lid. It will automatically get a wrinkled look. Use the square label to close the bag of chocolate flakes.

I you have any questions regarding this project, feel free to ask. 

Hope you have fun!

WEDDING DECOR PART I

Hi everyone! Hope you are enjoying your weekend. This past week has been so gorgeous. Getting married last Saturday, to the most loving, warmhearted and beautiful man I know, was a dream come true. We took a small honeymoon to Rome, where we enjoyed beautiful weather, fantastic architecture and lots of great food and wine. And know I'm sitting here, flipping through all the pictures from the wedding. It was such a beautiful day. 

We held the wedding party in our home and Sussi did all the flower decorations. She even made my bouquet (pic.1), which was probably one of the finest bouquets I have ever seen. It was a mix of calla, ranunculus, a single orchid stem, hydrangea, eucalyptus and willow catkins. Absolutely stunning. 

The table setting was very simple and elegant, with warm tones. I used brown and cream as base colors and decorated with bordeaux and cream colored flowers. The black board in the background I change from time to time, and it seemed like a perfect place to write our names and date for the day. I'm probably not going to change it for a while now. I love seeing our names together. 

The center piece was adorable... a beautiful mix of roses, hydrangeas, tulips, eucalyptus, ranunculus and wax flowers. I love how the natural and "not so tamed" centerpiece made a great contrasts to the more subtle table setting. They emphasized each other very well. My sister is so awesome at this flower stuff. Thank you for all your help, darling sis.

I will post more pictures from the wedding later. I made a really cool party favor. You'll get the 'how to's' on it too.

Have a beautiful day!

 

RETRO KITCHEN SCALE

I have had these pictures laying around for a while now. It was a small "restoring/getting it to match my stuff" project I did a couple of months ago. It all started with one of those frequent visits to the local thrift store, where I had seen this little kitchen scale quite a few times.

I was so loving the shape, but not the color and there for I just kept putting it back on the shelf. Then one day, we met again...and I knew exactly what I had to do, to make the scale fit my kitchen. 

So I brought the little thing home, disassembled him and spray painted all the parts in a nice cream color. I taped the front of the scale, so I didn't get any paint on the dial.

I think it turned out really well and he fits so perfectly with my kitchen colors, but the really cool thing is, he actually works. 

This has been one of my favorite "old treasure find" projects.

Have a great day.

WELCOME TO OUR NEW SITE

Welcome to our new site. We are so excited about this and we really hope you like it. If you came here through our Blogger site and you have been subscribed to our previous feeds, we would like you to update your RSS subscription to this new site. You'll find the RSS button in the top right corner. If you're having any trouble, please let us know.

As you might have read on our Blogger site, things have been hectic around here the last month...and you know the secret I was talking about; well, a month ago my partner and I(Annika) decided to get married. And we gave ourselves precisely 5 weeks to get it done:) I guess you can say we are kind of impulsive...or that we are just very much in love...or both:)

 
This is a very smallish wedding and only the closest family is going to be there. There is going to be lots of food, one of my priorities. None the less is it going to be beautiful and those of you who know us, creative and project wise, you also know that we wouldn't be able to do this, without a lot of decorating and crazy DIY's. I promise we will share those with you later.

Today I'm gonna let you in on the theme and colors for the big day. I have a great love for anything natural and rustic, but for this day it has to be elegant and simple too. I also liked the idea of using things that had some kind of story or meaning.

It has been fun looking for inspiration, Pinterest has been a great tool, but it sometimes overwhelms you. I was doing the menu planning and if it had been only up to me, the menu would probably have consisted of enough food to feed us for a week and a minimum of 12 different desserts, cookies and cakes to go with that. Apparently my 'Hubby to be' believed he had a say in this and for some reason, I still don't know why, we decided that I could make only 4 different desserts. I think his argument was that we had to be able to eat it all(what is that about?:)). I still dream of the other 8 desserts....they are all so colorful in my head:) 

So beware of Pinterest....it's likely to give you oodles of ideas:) 

Visit our Pinterest boards here. You can also visit our inspiration section in the menu, where you'll find a bunch of our favorite websites.

Again, welcome and we really hope you'll like it here.
Have a great Saturday!

 

FROSTY COLOR PALETTE

We have had some intensely beautiful frosty mornings this week here on Fyn, Denmark. Up until now the winter has been pretty mild, but the last couple of days it has become more chilly and frosty. The mornings are especially gorgeous and the light creates a fairy-tale like landscape. When nature brings you sights like this, it almost hurts the heart and it can be hard to contain it all, but it's a really good source of inspiration.
 
 
 
 
 
 
I always just feel like hugging everything, when nature overwhelms me like this....wanting to keep it all close to me. The hugging would be a bit problematic and also look quite stupid :), so I take pictures instead. I's my way of containing it and keeping it close.
 
Have a beautiful day!
 
/Annika & Sussi

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