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Friendsgiving

This past weekend, my three high school best friends and I got together with our significant others for a Friendsgiving. It was a blast, and certainly a tradition to keep up for years to come. I went all out, and had so much fun making all of the crafts and floral arrangements. We divided up the food so that one person wasn’t stuck making it all.
Thanksgiving Placesetting
Every place setting had a little boutineer I made from a painted stick, white and brown feathers, and a cut from a safflower plant. It was tied with a piece of red yarn. They came out so well, and were a big hit.
boutineer
Food Labels
To label all of the food, I found pieces of bark at a park, painted them, and then wrote on them. They came super cute!
FR2S-Flowers-2
Floral Arrangement
I went to the Flower Mart on Saturday (more to come about that tomorrow!) and picked out several different types of flowers. I then played around with a little floral arrangements until I was satisfied with the results.
Painted Coaster
I think one of my favorite things that I made was the deer silhouette coasters. I painted old coasters dark blue, created the silhouette stencil of a deer and then spray painted it gold. To seal it, I painted mod podge on top and let it dry. They fit in so well with the rest of the table decor, and added a nice splash of blue,
Apple and Pumpkin PIe
Apple Pie
We had plenty of pie to go around, and I must say, they were delicious!
Friendsgiving was so much fun, and I will be eating left overs for days. It was a great way to celebrate friendship and the holiday season. And what’s even better, we still have the REAL Thanksgiving next week! Happy Tuesday!

Sugar Skulls + Cupcakes

I have a serious love for cupcakes (gluten free, of course), and for Halloween. What better way to combine the two than with Sugar Skull Cupcake Toppers. I am a huge baby when it comes to scary things (think zombies, blood, monsters, bugs…yuck!) and prefer the cutesy, more fun Halloween elements (dressing up, candy, fun decorations.) Thats why I designed these colorful sugar skulls. They are festive, fun, happy and free to download below!

Supplies:
–Toothpicks
–Tape
–Thicker Paper
–Scissors
Printable Sugar Skulls (download here!)

They are super easy and quick to make (the skulls, that is. The cupcakes make take you a bit longer). Simply cut the skulls out around the light dotted line and fasten a toothpick to the back. Voila! Cupcake toppers.
Sugar Skulls Halloween
I chose black and white cupcake tins to compliment the pastel orange frosting and colorful shapes of the skulls.
Sugar Skulls Cupcake Topper
Sugar Skulls Cupcake Topper
To get the pastel orange frosting, we added tiny amounts of red and yellow until we found the shade we liked.
Sugar Skulls Cupcakes
Enjoy these cupcake toppers and have a wonderful Halloween!

Special thanks to my roommate for her baking and frosting assistance!

4th of July Designs

I had a great 4th of July weekend, going to the beach, and celebrating with friends. We decided last minute to throw a little get together after I found some adorable plates and napkins at Target. I designed some little print outs + made some confetti to make our place look festive.
FR2S 4th of July print
FR2S 4th of July print
FR2S 4th of July print
I decided to use more muted red + blue for the printouts so that it would all look cohesive with the bought plates and straws.
FR2S 4th of July Straws
I love these paper straws, and decided to add cute little sayings on each of them.
FR2S-Table
FR2S Cup and Straw
Last, but not least, I designed a patriotic-themed menu for our guests including drinks and appetizers we had:
FR2S 4th of July Menu
I kept the same aesthetic throughout all the decorations, and all the guests loved it!
Happy Monday!

America!

Happy Fourth of July