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Wedding Favor Idea: Tea Blends

With three of our favorite tea flavor combinations.


If you and your spouse-to-be are aficionados of the tea leaf, you may want to consider gifting a hand-blend featuring both your favorite tea flavors as favors for your wedding guests. When it comes to tea, there are endless possibilities for combining tea leaves with flowers, herbs and spices (for a comprehensive list, see Jeanne's post on tea favor bags), and we've listed three of our favorites: 1. Loose Green Tea Leaves with a Pinch of Dried Ginger This combination is surprisingly … [Read more...]

Guinness Beer Floats

Indulge in this delicious treat for St. Patrick's Day!


St. Patrick's Day is one of my favorite holidays, so to celebrate the day properly, my husband and I will be hosting a dinner party at our house with all the traditional St. Patrick's Day foods we can muster: corned beef and cabbage, Irish soda bread, and, of course, a simple St. Patrick's day-themed dessert: Guinness Beer Floats. The combination of beer and ice cream may seem strange at first, but I assure you it's delicious enough that even your non-beer-loving friends may find … [Read more...]

40th Birthday Liqueur Bottle Favors

40th Birthday Liqueur Bottle Favors #labels #custom #evermine #milestone

My husband just celebrated his 40th Birthday! In our invitation to our community, to join us for a fabulous dinner celebration, we wrote: "Join us for a birthday, celebrating 100 years!". Now, you may be thinking that this is how old he may feel at 40, but in truth my husband shares a birthday with a dear friend of ours who turned 60 that same day. So, collectively, we really were celebrating 100 years! As a 'useful' decor idea to set our tables, I personalized mini alcohol beverages … [Read more...]

Homemade Kombucha


Kombucha is delicious, naturally fizzy, and full of probiotics that are fantastic for your digestive system. Unfortunately, a 16 oz. bottle of kombucha from the store usually falls somewhere between $3-4, which is a lot of money to spend if you want to drink it every day like I do. To cut down on costs, I’ve been making my own kombucha at home, and have now reached the point where I’m producing enough to share with friends and family members who are interested in trying it out for … [Read more...]

Jack-O-Lantern Halloween Party

Plus free halloween printables!


Introducing the brand new halloween style, Jack-O-Lantern! Now you have everything you need to throw a colorful Halloween Spooktacular. Decorate your party with customized labels, favor tags and coasters. Available in 3 colors, all with different coordinating art like candy (shown in this post), stars and moons, and bats and spiders. Plus now you can download coordinating party printables for free! Halloween is my all-time favorite holiday and I look forward to hosting a party every … [Read more...]

Almond Milk Recipe

Homemade Almond Milk from My Own Ideas blog #recipe #drink #beverage #healthy

Lately I’ve been trying to cut down on my dairy intake, so I’ve been replacing my normal cow’s milk with alternatives like almond milk. Unfortunately, most brands of almond milk that are readily available in my area tend to be made with ingredients (like carrageenan) that aren’t good for the gastrointestinal system. Plus, if you aren’t lucky enough to catch it on sale, a half-gallon of store bought almond milk can cost quite a lot more than if you were to just make it at home. In … [Read more...]

Mulling Spice Wedding Favors


Mulled wine is my favorite way to celebrate the beginning of the fall season. The spices are easy to put together and can make the perfect favor for a fall wedding. Pair small bottles of red wine and apple cider with pouches of mulling spices for a unique and beautiful gift your friends and family will love. Mulling Spices • Cinnamon sticks • Allspice berries • Cloves • Cardamom • Orange Peel Break up the cinnamon sticks into small pieces and mix together equal parts of … [Read more...]

Bachelorette Party Favors


There has been so many things that I've been looking forward to this summer but nothing tops the wedding of my dear friend Katrina and the love of her life, Fortunato. The wedding is happening this month and it seems like the year of planning and prepping is finally coming together for this special day. As the maid of honor I was there to help her make decisions for her day but I also had the honor of planning an unforgettable bachelorette weekend to celebrate her! We took off for a weekend … [Read more...]

Wedding Cocktails + Free Printables!


Serve your signature drinks in style at your wedding reception with a decorative cocktail table. Choose your favorite drink recipes that coordinate with the season and mood of your special day. We chose this recipe for a Bourbon Peach cocktail and a French Gimlet to serve at the reception party. Serve up your drinks in mason jars for a vintage or rustic feel. Decorate each jar with lace ribbon and a personalized favor tag. Serve with matching paper straws and custom coasters. Drink … [Read more...]

Autumn Wedding Tea Favors


The preparations for one’s wedding day are possibly one of the most exciting in a lifetime. Every small detail of this auspicious day, will mark the beauty of commitment and lifelong blessings. We are thrilled that my brother-in-law, will be getting married in August in Johannesburg, South Africa, where my husband’s family is originally from. Although, our entire family (of nine!) wish we could attend this celebration, we will have to be there in spirit, while my husband attends to represent … [Read more...]