Maria Popova, founder of Brain Pickings, shares her "Best of 2014" picture book list. What I like about this list is that she shares the pages of the books so we can get a better idea of the interest level and reading level for our audience. @brainpicker
Engagement Gift Kit Supplies (Time: 30 Minutes // Cost: Approximately $20-30) Magazine File (IKEA Kassett) download Congrats text (or design your own – font used is “Alex Brush”) A digital photo of the couple ruler 2 sheets of 8.5 x 11” adhesive label paper (we used Staples Sticker Paper) One pair of scissors X-acto knife and cutting mat ribbon tissue paper 1 large cellophane bag
DIY Centerpieces: 1. Select two cylindrical vases (one a bit smaller than the other). 2. Place roses (or flowers of your choice) in the smaller vase filled with water. 3. Place hard candy sticks (you can find a wide assortment of colors of these hard candies) vertically in the space between the vases. 4. Fill it all the way up! 5. Tie a big pretty bow and you’re all set!