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Awesome Celebrity Lookalikes

I fell down the internet rabbit hole today and came across these cool photos on showing some amazing celebrity lookalikes. Justin Timberblake is a dead ringer for a guy who lived in the 1800s, and Shia LeBouf looks so much like Albert Einstein. Check them out:

1. Ellen DeGeneres and Henry David Thoreau via 2. Maggie Gyllenhaal and Rose Wilder Lanevia 3. Justin Timberlake and unknown man in a mug shotvia 4. John Travolta and unknown man from the 1860′svia 5. General George Patton and Donald Trump

Winter White Wedding Inspiration

Few things are as pretty, delicate, and elegant as a Winter Wedding with all white decor. Faux Lillies of the Valley give a little texture to a traditional wedding cake, bordered with white satin ribbon.

A textured sheer white table overlay over a white tablecloth with white hemstitched napkins give a lovely base to an all-white rustic floral centerpiece. Just a little shimmer comes to the table with silver bulb votive candles and silver Chivari chairs.

White tall vases (I think these were from Crate & Barrel) with puffs of Baby's Breath and floral garlands joining them together were a welcoming sight on the placecard table.

Have White Wedding photos to share? Email them to us at or post a link in the comments and we may use them in a future post party!

Melomekarona Recipe

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas ....

Well at least at our house it is! And as the resident Greeks on our street, our neighbors rely on me to supply them with some annual Greek treats. So while the rest of you are whipping up Peanut Butter Blossoms and Gingerbread, we're making Melomekarona!
Here's what you need to get started:
Ingredients Zest of 1 orange 1 c sugar
7 1/2 c all-purpose flour 2 t baking powder 1 t baking soda Pinch of salt
1 c orange juice 1 c olive oil 1 c vegetable or canola oil
1 c sugar 1 c honey 1 c water 2 Dashes of cinnamon Zest of 1/2 lemon
Place the sugar and orange zest in a bowl. Massage them together like you are playing in the sand to release the zest oils into the sugar.

In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

In a Kitchen Aid, mix together the orange juice, olive oil, and vegetable oil. Add the zest and sugar mixture.

Slowly add the flour mixture to the Kitchen Aid while it mixes on low. Once the flour …

2014 Pantone Color of the Year

I know you've been waiting with baited breath -- the 2014 Pantone color of the year has been announced....

Now that you've refreshed the last 14 years, here is your 2014 Pantone Color of the Year:

While you're certain to see this vibrant purple hue in every fashion house in the coming months, let's talk about how it will translate into one of my favorite things: Weddings.

The secret is, we've already seen this beautiful tone in wedding decor for the last three years with growing popularity. And 2014 doesn't show any signs of it letting up in popularity!
So let's talk about how to integrate this color with interesting accents:
Radiant Orchid with Ivory and Gold

Radiant Orchid with Silver and touches of Goldenrod

Radiant Orchid with Spice and Natural Fibers (Rattan and Bamboo)

Radiant Orchid with Fuschia and Natural Fibers (Rattan and Bamboo)

Radiant Orchid with Blush Pink

So I'd love to know what you think of Radiant Orchid as the 2014 Pantone Color of Year a…

Helpful Tip: Seasonal Shakers

Just a helpful tip when packing away your seasonal salt and pepper shakers: place a piece of scotch tape over the holes you can pack the shakers without having to empty them or make a mess!