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7 Gorgeous Bohemian Wedding Gowns

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Bohemian wedding dresses, with their free-spirited gypsy vibe, are great for any kind of outdoor wedding, whether it be a beach, forest, garden or prairie. Unlike many wedding styles, a bohemian gown doesn’t go for a royal entrance with classy high-heels and a long wedding train. Instead, it gives you free movement throughout the day, e.g., with comfortable shoes, minimal fluff, and a plenty of loose material. Here are seven beautiful examples of bohemian gowns for a relaxed, natural wedding.

Magical white lace wedding dress with soft tulle skirt and invisible neck line

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10 Creative Cupcakes for Saint Patrick’s Day

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The tricky part of making St. Patrick’s Day desserts is figuring out which flavors go with the color green. If green isn’t an option, then you have to figure out how to make something look ‘Irish’ to someone who isn’t Irish. Cupcakes are a good option because they’re small and flexible; you can try a variety of flavors and decorations easily. For ideas, here are 10 creative cupcake recipes that would be great for Saint Patrick’s Day.

1. Lemon pistachio cupcakes – recipe

Lemon Pistachio Cupcakes

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13 Ways to Reuse Plastic Milk Jugs

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Plastic milk jugs are so common in the U.S. that anything you make with them is basically free. They’re especially handy to use for homemade crafts and projects for kids, since they can be easily replaced if damaged. For ideas, here are thirteen great ways to upcycle plastic milk jugs.

1. Planters for sowing seeds in the winter

via Garden Gate eNotes
sowing seeds in winter planters milk jugs

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10 Beautiful Pavlova Recipes

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Pavlova is an awe-inspiring dessert, not only because of its exotic name and beautiful shape, but because it’s so rare compared to cakes, pies and cookies. Even though it’s practically as easy to make as a layered cake, it gives the impression of culinary expertise–something reserved for professional bakers and/or people who have food blogs. It’s very doable, though, and with so many delicious-looking recipes, it’s worth trying.

1. Orange flower pavlova with pistachios, coconut cream, and lemon zest – recipe

 Orange Flower Pavlova with Coconut Cream, Pistachio & Meyer Lemon

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12 Ways to Upcycle Old Watering Cans

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Watering cans are so quaint and charming that they’re difficult to get rid of, even if a hose is faster and easier, and even if they’re old, leaky and rusted. Fortunately, there are at least a dozen ways you can repurpose an abandoned yet lovable watering can, besides letting it be a home for cobwebs and spiders.

1. Portable signpost

watering can sign

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14 Beautiful Crochet Dress Patterns: Then and Now

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Browsing through vintage crochet catalogs in thrift shops can be fascinating and funny, but if you find a good catalog, you might also discover some great ideas. The vintage crochet dress patterns are especially remarkable. You can find original 1950’s cocktail dresses and evening gowns, even classy crochet wedding dresses. Even if the patterns are a little out-of-date, you can modernize them using recent styles. For examples, here are fourteen vintage dress patterns with their modern equivalents, then and now.

1. 1950’s wedding dress

via Kinsie Wool Shop

50s Vintage Crocheted Wedding DRESS Pattern

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21 Practical Ways to Use Doilies

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Doilies are one of those artsy crafts that you admire and then think, Now what do I do with it? Nearly every grandma seems to place them beneath lamps and candy bowls, but there are dozens of other possibilities. Here are 21 creative ideas for inspiration, and if you need more doilies, just visit a thrift store or make a crochet doily using one of these patterns.

1. Mini doily garland as a cake topper

Doily Garland Cake Topper Mini Doilies Bunting

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20 Delicious Red Velvet Cake Recipes

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Red velvet cake is one of the most versatile holiday desserts. Red goes with nearly every major holiday–Christmas, Halloween, Valentine’s Day, various patriotic holidays–and velvet cake has enough varieties, all delicious, that it stays interesting even if you make it repeatedly. Best of all, it’s beautiful. The hardest part may just be choosing which recipe you want to make.

1. Red velvet strawberry shortcake – recipe

Red Velvet Strawberry Shortcake

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18 Ideas for Homemade Valentine’s Cards

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At some point, Valentine’s Day cards (especially for kids) became all about the puns. Perhaps a pun helps to make such a passionate holiday less awkward for unsentimental people, or people who’d like to say ‘I love you’ but are too shy to be serious, or just people who love puns. Whatever the reason, puns make writing homemade Valentine’s cards much easier.

1. Superman lollipops : ‘Have a SUPER Valentine’s Day!’

super man lollipop valentine

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16 Wonderful Recipes for Cake in a Jar

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Making jar cakes is a great way to use empty mason jars while waiting for summer. It’s also a convenient way to celebrate birthdays while traveling, pack dessert for a picnic or quickly make dozens of impressive party favors. Baking cakes in jars is easy, and the clean-up is no more than regular cake, since you don’t need cake pans, cutting knifes or individual serving plates.

1. Tres leches cake – recipe

Tres Leches Cakes in a Jar

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