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Today’s wedding is an obeisance to the good old days of all things refined and classic from the earlier half of the twentieth century. It’s a grand and formal celebration, as weddings traditionally are. If you love antiques, or feathers, then you are sure to love this vintage wedding reminiscent of a bygone era. Enjoy the lavish soiree!

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Bridal Dress: Kenneth Pool ~ Bridesmaid Dresses: Enzoani ~ Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka ~ Flowers: Chelish Moore Flowers ~ Event Planning + Design: The Bride ~ Photography: Kristin Byrum Photography ~ Ceremony Location: Forest Hill United Methodist Church ~ Reception Location: Old Concord Hotel ~ Band: CatBaby!

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My son’s school goes all out for Teacher Appreciation Week.  The PTF makes them a special lunch each day and parents bring in goodies to express their thanks.  So of course when they asked for volunteer bakers, my hand was the first one in the air.  For one, I am always looking for an excuse to bake–especially fun, themed treats!  But also because the teachers here are seriously a-MAZING, so it is the very least I can do.  But what does one make for the people who propel their child to academic brilliance?  This would require some pinning, and possibly some Googling as well.  My contenders are below, which one do you think says, ‘you rock a textbook!’ the best?

Apple Cupcakes

 These may look a little ‘kiddie’, but I plan to infuse them with maturity by using an apple spice batter and caramel frosting.

Grown Up Smores

Again, I plan to update this kid’s treat with Trader Joe graham crackers, quality dark chocolate and homemade marshmallows.

Espresso Brownies 

What teacher doesn’t need a little pick me up?  These espresso brownies might be just the ‘thank you’ they need.

Italian Cream Puffs

These don’t have much to do with teachers or school, but they look divine and they are a grown up break in the middle of a day surrounded by kids.

Apple Hand Pies

 These are a simple, delicious choice that gives a subdued nod to teachers’ favorite fruit 🙂

 Oatmeal Cream Pies

This recipe is a throwback to those oatmeal pies you used to find your in your lunch box.  So what better place for these gourmet goodies than back in the cafeteria for a Teachers’ Lunch?

 Individual Strawberry Shortcakes

I heart strawberry shortcake and I double love the idea of serving them in these little cafeteria style trays.

 Lemon Macarons with White Chocolate Ganache 

Again, these have nothing to do with the event at hand, they just sound delish and I am dying to nail a macaron recipe.

Caramel Chocolate Shortbread Bars 

Have you ever wanted to over indulge?  Like, say, when your are the guest(s) of honor somewhere…There’s a caramel cookie bar for that.

Assorted Cookies

My last idea is to just go old school with some assorted ice box cookies.  Everyone gets something they like and everyone walks away smiling.

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Well, Its been a long journey to get to this day but here I am.  Many of you may be following me as I blog about my experience Studying the Book of James with Beth Moore and if so, then you know that I am a woman of Faith (If you have not been following me, I’m almost done but feel free to catch up!). That being said, this handmade item is something that the Lord has given me.  An idea that has helped me and I know it can help you.  Help you with what? Well, do what it says: memorize scripture – while being fashionable of course!

There’s a bit of a story behind this bracelet that I really want to share with you. About 6 to 7 months ago I was going through a bit of a rough patch, dealing with some serious issues in my life.  I needed to have God’s Word with me at all times in order to fight off the things coming after me, soooo….. (though I know it isn’t good for my skin) I wrote bible verses on the inside of my wrist so that I could look at them and say them or pray them in my time of need. I then realized that I wanted to change the scriptures I was trying to memorize or speak over my situation.  I thought “Wouldn’t it be great if I had a bracelet I could just write the scripture on?”  I wanted something that could be easily interchangeable.  One day I may want to carry a word of praise and worship with me, while the next I might be feeling depressed and need something to help me persevere. But I’ve also desired to memorize verses and wanted something that could be easy for me to look at while not having to pull it out of my pocket or a rolodex of cards in my purse.

So, honestly I prayed about it, talked with my seamstress mother and began to work it out.  I went through a lot of pattern ideas, templates and placements.  Really I’m still working it out, but I’ve finally come to the place where I feel comfortable selling my cuff’s to the world.  So, though I am not going to give you a tutorial here (sorry kids) I am going to share some images of my post on the Inspiring Pretty Etsy Shop.  You may only see two cuffs on there but I’m working on them! If you are interested in them and would like me to personalize one for you, I would be more than happy to do so! Just email us via our Contact Page and we can get the ball rolling.

For now, here’s the cuff:

Again, the scripture memory cuff bracelet is meant to be a fashionable way to keep God’s word with you in an easily accessible way and with the pocket in the back (that you can see just above), it is so easy to write down a new verse, slip the old one out and put in the new one.  I’ll even give you a few of my recent favorite verses to get you started!

I hope that you feel inspired to begin keeping Gods word with you always by putting it on your heart and in your mind…..

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  • Nova-Lee - April 21, 2012 - 5:18 am

    I love it!! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - June 2, 2013 - 7:21 pm

    Love it! I’d like to buy some :)!ReplyCancel

  • Scripture Bracelets - January 9, 2014 - 9:49 am

    I really like the idea of having Scriptures on the bracelet so that we can memorize the verse more readily. I also like that the verses can be changed easily. Great idea!ReplyCancel

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