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Morning Glory Blossom

Hot-Hot-Hot Favors!

November 28th, 2012 by     


One of the projects my mom and I were able to do together was our favors. My parents used to have a garden and would grow peppers, tomatoes, jalapenos, etc. and every year they would make their own salsa. It got pretty popular among their friends that sometimes they would only have one jar left to themselves!

MG Bear LOVES anything spicy, so I figured why the heck not! My mom was a little leery at how big this was going to be considering we had to make enough for 130 mini jars, but after we talked about it she was beyond happy to have a project to do with me.

We had to chop the project into two days because we could only make 60-70 jars per day. We went out to the local farmer’s markets and road side stands to find the best deals, and you wouldn’t believe that the second weekend we were supposed to finish up the salsa, we couldn’t find tomatoes ANYWHERE! My dad drove around everywhere, and it had been so hot that local places didn’t have many tomatoes! He ended up finding a nursery that gave him a deal, but it ended up costing a little more than we expected to pay.

We were able to finish up the jars two weeks before the wedding, and my mom got assigned to decorating the jars. We got little printable tags made from Etsy and used twine to tie the tags onto the jars. We also put the salsa in Kerr mason jars because it was my maiden name (cute right?!?!), but that also back fired on us because we ordered the jars from Southern States thinking similar to what they looked like online that the lids would have “Kerr” written on them and they didn’t! They were plain so the only place that had the name was on the front of the jars, but they were so small that it was hard to see. We were all super bummed, but we moved on and finished up the project without any other glitches!

Here are some pictures from the whole process!

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Here is the final product at the wedding!

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Everyone LOVED the favors and some people didn’t even wait until they got home to eat the salsa! We got so many compliments, which made the hard work worth it.

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Dogwood Blossom

DIY Favors

February 17th, 2010 by     


I have read a lot on here recently that the Blossoms are having a hard time finding the perfect favor or gift bag item.  Add me to that list as well.  I have racked my brain for about 2 months trying to come up with the perfect favor/welcome bag item.  I want to do something that shows some Florida Keys flavor, but also doesn’t break the bank.

On one of my many nights spent surfing the internet for the perfect item, I started thinking about my trip to the Keys last year.  What about that trip really stood out to me?  Of course with it being me, my mind went directly to the food…namely the entire key lime pie I ate, by myself, in four days (please don’t judge me).  Of course we can’t put real key lime pies in the bags because that would be a little too messy.  That’s when it hit me! Why not do recipe cards with various key lime recipes! I think this would also be an easy transition for most brides as there is almost always a certain food that a city/state is known for.  Ex: I was raised in Georgia so anything with peaches would have been great, we currently live in Maryland so crab recipes would have been perfect.

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Key West Key Lime Pie Co.

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BridalBuds

DIY Garden Themed Favours

June 5th, 2009 by     


My mom has been very busy this past month planning my family Bridal Shower. She’s been so excited with every aspect of the planning that she found it hard to keep it a secret, so I’ve been let in on various details of the shower.

Along the way, a theme began to develop: Spring Garden. My mom absolutely loves to garden and it was really fun to watch her incorporate aspects of this hobby into a really great sounding shower.  One of her favorite projects was the favours – a cute garden trowel and seed combo.

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Individual trowels and seed packets

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