Design to Dish: Walking Tacos & Frito Pies

Written by Melissa of Lulu the Baker

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Graduation is such an exciting time! Moving on from the world of education to the big, grown-up world of jobs and life and responsibilities–what a fantastic reason to gather and celebrate! The summery, sunny weather at graduation time seems tailor-made for casual, outdoor celebrations filled with balloons and banners and streamers, good food, and lots of fun.

Walking Tacos and their fraternal twin Frito Pies are perfect outdoor party food. They’re fun and tasty, essentially mess-free, and easy to eat while you walk and talk. You simply start with a single serving-sized bag of Fritos for each guest, and set out taco toppings (for Walking Tacos) or chili toppings (for Frito Pies). The bags are water- and grease-proof, so the entire entree is contained in one little, easily portable bag with no mess–perfect food for an outdoor celebration!

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honeycomb gift toppers

By Melanie of You Are My Fave

honeycomb gift toppers
honeycomb gift toppers

Wrapping a gift with paper is not my forte. I can never get the corners to lay flat and the sides end up looking bedraggled (can paper look bedraggled?). I’d much rather have a good box or bag and slap something cute on top. These toppers are a cinch and there are a plethora of designs you could create.

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Wedding Trends: Everything You Need To Know for 2014

You may have already guessed: We love unique designs. We do. It’s absolutely true. We also love superior quality and luxury but most of all we love love in every way. No matter how you slice the cake love brings out the best in everything and while everything we’ve just mentioned is important to us, what brings us the most joy is getting to be a part of your special day.

Because we are so lucky to be a part of that special day, we thought we would thank you by sharing some of what we have learned about creating the most memorable wedding day moments. We spoke to Wedding Industry Photographer, Christina McNeill, about the most wonderful wedding trends she is seeing in 2014.

Let us just say, that everything is fresh. From calligraphy and hand written fonts in wedding stationery (like the Traditional Royalty Letterpress Design by Two Thirteen Studio above) to painters that do live painting at weddings and croquembouche cakes – we now bring you the top, need to know, wedding trends of 2014 and a few trends we hope to set into motion.

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DIY Ruffle Fondant Hearts

By Tessa Huff of Style Sweet
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I am always looking for new ways to dress up ordinary treats for events and special occasions, and these ruffle heart toppers take regular cupcakes to new heights.  They are the perfect mix of feminine and fun.  Use the toppers to turn your homemade or store-bought cupcakes into works of art for a festive birthday, bridal shower, or even a wedding!
Instructions after the jump…
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Every 2 Minutes

Every 2 minutes, a woman somewhere in the world dies from complications of pregnancy or childbirth.

I serve as a board member for Every Mother Counts, a non-profit founded by Christy Turlington Burns to save women’s lives by providing women around the world with access to healthcare during pregnancy and childbirth.  In honor of Mother’s Day and the moms in both our customer and our designer/artist communities, I thought I would share with you a trip I took with Christy and the rest of the Every Mother Counts board to Haiti.

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Mother’s Day Breakfast Printables

By Yao Cheng, Photography/Styling by Olivia Kanaley


This Mother’s Day, personalize your mom’s special breakfast with this printable kit! Every year, I try to make something for my mom that is unique and from the heart. In creating these downloadable designs, I was inspired by how lovely and fresh spring flowers always make me feel. I wanted to capture their beauty and softness in this kit by using watercolor and broad strokes of color. The end result is a variety of simple and happy pieces that will make mom’s day a truly special one! Go ahead, download the designs here, print on a thick letter-sized sheet of paper and assemble according to the instructions below.

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Sequined Table Number DIY

By Lauren Saylor of A Fabulous Fete

Wedding Table Numbers

Sequins as your main decor inspiration? Probably a bad idea. Sequins used for a small piece of sparkly decor? Now, that’s a much better idea. Sparkly used sparingly on your wedding day can add a glamourous touch and make otherwise simple decor stand out. And something that always needs to be eye-catching? Table numbers! So people can find them of course… so mix those 2 elements and you have yourself a shimmering piece that basically doubles as your centerpiece.

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diy floral crown

By Melanie of You Are My Fave
how to make a floral crown

diy floral crown

From what I’ve gleaned from my grandma’s generation, it used to be a tradition to gift a fresh floral corsage for Mother’s Day. When I told my husband I’d appreciate that, he responded that it was too old fashioned. So I’ve decided we should modernize the tradition a bit and gift floral crowns – because moms really are queens. Here’s how to make one for your mom:

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