Thursday, June 25, 2015

EASY 4TH OF JULY DIY: 5 MINUTE CAKE TOPPERS

Last week on the blog I posted one of the coolest baked goods I've made in a while- a Tie-Dye 4th of July Cake. I topped it with some homemade "sparklers" which were just made of toothpicks, christmas tree garland, and double sided tape!

I came up with a few other cake topper ideas for the 4th- all of which took about 5 minutes total to make- so no excuses about not having any time to add that extra touch to your 4th of July dessert! These could easily be added to cupcakes or brownies as well :)

So here's the cake (recipe here):
4th of july tie-dye cake

And here are the cool 4th of July cake topper ideas:
4th of July Cake Topper DIYS

THE SPARKLERS:
What you need:
Silver or gold christmas tree garland // double sided tape // toothpicks
How to do it:
Cut 2-3" long pieces of garland and wrap it around a toothpick that has double sided tape on the end. Pinch until adhered, and add to cake!

THE WATERCOLORS:
What you need:
Cardstock paper // toothpicks // tape // sharpie marker
How to do it:
Watercolor red and blue stripes with some white in the middle on your cardstock. Let dry. Write a 4th of July message on it, and adhere to toothpicks!

THE STARS + SPARKLERS:
What you need:
Silver or gold christmas tree garland // double sided tape // toothpicks // colored paper
How to do it:
Take steps from "The Sparklers" to make the first part. Cut out stars on colored/pattern paper and tape to tooth picks. Mix & match on the cake!

THE WASHI TAPE FLAGS:
What you need:
Toothpicks/ Red/Blue Washi Tape/ String/Twine
How to do it:
Cut pieces of washi tape and fold in half over string/twine. Cut into flag shapes, alternating red and blue. Tie or tape string to two toothpicks, and set apart on cake.


Easy, right?
What will YOU be making for the 4th of July?

xo, lp

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

AWESOME SALE ON SALE AT SHOPBOP!

Sometimes the best sales are the "extra sale on top of sale" sales, right?
Oh man, I should have started this post by saying "take a shot every time you see the word "sale" in this post. You'd all be wasted right now.

Anyway, Shopbop has extra 25% of sale items right now, which means that item you've been eyeing for a while to go on deeper sale is ready for you to buy it :)

On my radar: a few black bikinis (like these) are on sale finally, plus any of these Tory Burch items!

if you're NOT interested in shopping this sale but you're still reading this post (you're the best)- here are some more good options for your reading pleasure:
- One Fine Day's latest Love List is perfection
- Franish answered some style questions that us nosy readers asked

If you ARE interested in the sale, what are you still doing listening to me blab?
Go! Shop!

xo, lp






Monday, June 22, 2015

LIFE LATELY: SUMMER WEDDINGS

Happy Monday you pretty people! 

This weekend was a lovely one- we got to head to Minnesota to celebrate some great friends at their wedding. Sunday meant we were extra sleepy because of it- but it was worth every tired minute on the drive back home.
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Here's what's good lately:

#1: More about the wedding: the ceremony was held at their farm and the storm clouds went away JUST in time for it all to start..look at how perfect this was:
summer wedding

#2: As for wedding attire, I wore a bright floral dress from J.Crew and (of course) sparkles from Rocksbox. And yessss you can still get your first month free by using code "beautyandbeardxoxo"
free month of jewelry with rocksbox using code "beautyandbeardxoxo"

#3: Going to a bachelorette party this summer? Make sure you don't forget these 5 things!

#4: More candy rainbows. Are you surprised? See more HERE
candy rainbow

#5: Remember the tie-dye cake I shared last week? Well I've got 4 options for you to top it with it- all super easy DIYs!
DIY 4th of July Cake Toppers

Anyone else at a wedding this weekend?
Pleeeease share your fabulous outfits with me!

xo, lp




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