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 It's been a long time since I posted. I know I keep saying I'm coming back and I hope this time it will be for reals. Something new that happened in my life includes moving to a new place and being placed in charge of decorating my cousins wedding in June. These two things have actually sparked a lot of creativity back in my life and I hope I will be able to share that with you!

Today, my friend visited my new place! I decided to bake a raspberry ricotta cake that I adopted from Bon Appetit. I added lemon zest, lemon juice and a touch of cardamom and cinnamon. It was quite delicious and easy to make!

I am also trying to figure out how to decorate my cousin's wedding with a budget of $500. I've gone through many ideas and one idea I have includes collecting beer, wine, cold brew and kombucha bottles- then delabeling them and filling them with Trader Joe's flowers. You can get really cheap flowers from there! I got 2 bouquets of Dianthus for $3.99 each.  Based on my setup I have decided I will need 16 wine-like bottles, 28 cold brew bottles, 28 beer/kombucha bottles. I can fill these with 14 bouquets from TJ's for around $56. I chose these bottles because the mouths of the bottle are small, which means I don't have to use too many flowers to make the bottle look full. 

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When they first told me I had $500 to decorate a wedding, I thought it was so much money; the more I do research, I realize how little that amount goes and I am having to be clever about this! 

         

               

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