Fun and Modern Cake Toppers

Spring and summer are party seasons! Easter is just around the corner and so is Mother’s day! Add birthdays and baby showers, and you’re probably going to want a cake at some point! Whether you bake it from scratch or not, these fun and modern cake toppers will help bring the fun.

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Graphic Design Book Round-up

As a designer I often get questions from bloggers or creative types about design. Whether it’s how I a chose a certain font? Who inspires me? Or what’s kerning? I find there are a lot of great blog resources for getting this type of advice but I always love an old fashioned book. So for anyone who is thinking of becoming a designer, or just a blogger who wants to know the basics I thought I would countdown a few of my favorites, old and new.

Keep reading for more about these great books…

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Shamrock Cookie Cutter for St Patricks Day

Shamrock Cookie Cutter St Patricks Day DIY

St Patrick’s Day is fast approaching and this year I really wanted to make some shamrock cookies. It’s not often you get to make green goodies to eat!

I couldn’t find a shamrock cookie cutter in any of my local stores, so I decided to make my own and discovered with a few items from around the kitchen, a fun cookie cutter is really easy to make. The kids will really love helping you make these for a St Patrick’s Day morning tea.

Let’s get started with materials…

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Note from the Editor

pastel spring

Is it starting to feel like spring yet where you live? It may be only early March but I’m already drawn to bright sherbet colors and pastel hues. Here are a few spring inspired links you might enjoy to get in a spring-y mood:

1. Japanese Pastel Spoons/ 2.Marc Jacobs scarf / 3.Spring ceramic bowls /4. Painted polka dot balloons /5. Color dipped marshmallows/6.Meyer Lemon Pudding /7. Egg flowers/8.The prettiest floral wallpaper /9. Eurowoman Feb 2013 via

Have a wonderful weekend!

Love, Liz + The Julep Editors

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Splish Splash, Art in The Bath.

Sometimes I feel like our poor bathrooms are hopelessly neglected. They’re the last thing to get some attention and shamefully ignored when it comes to decorating. There’s nothing easier than hanging a bit of artwork, or giving them a soothing coat of paint. Blue is especially lovely when you’re soaking in the tub and need one of those ‘Calgon, take me away moments’. I thought I’d round up a few different looks from the Minted art prints collection to give you some inspiration. From vintage-modern and bold, to bright. colorful and child-friendly, to a more adult-like quiet space for reflecting after a long day – here’s a few themes for you to consider.

The Vintage Modernist: Love, by Max and Bunny; and Neighborly Narwhal, by Monica Tuazon. Bathroom photography by Seth Smoot.

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Type Style: Strangelove

by Annie Clark, Creative Director

Inspired by the title sequence from the Stanley Kubrick film, Strangelove has become the go-to font to evoke a hip and indie feel. Strangelove would surely be found in a Brooklyn art gallery on a Friday night, rocking hip patterned silk pants dressed down with a tee from American Apparel.

Outfit via, and purchase Strangelove here

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Note from the Editor

weddingtable (Image by Jose Villa Photography found here)

Happy Friday! For all you brides to be, I’m excited to announce that we are incorporating more wedding content beginning this month as many are starting to plan for their perfect summer weddings. We’ll be sharing wedding inspiration, collages, theme ideas, and simple wedding DIYs each week. Of course we’ll be keeping up with the regular Julep content as well. Be prepared to be inspired!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Love, Liz + The Julep Editors

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Show & Tell Q & A: Jenny Keller on dessert tables

Jenny Keller is the creative baking mastermind behind Jenny Cookies where she crafts lovely and elegant dessert tables and also teaches treat decorating classes. She recently put together an amazing treats display for Bachelor alum Molly Mesnick inspired by Animals Born Free party decor by Minted designer 2birdstoneRead on for tips from Jenny on putting together your own dessert table.

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