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My Conversation with Ray Bradbury

Remember your teenage angst?  The hopeless brooding.  The tormented waiting.  The painfully unanswered questions like “Why doesn’t anyone understand me?!” and “Will the boy I love ever notice me?!”.  Well, there was only one thing during those years that gave me solace… Ray Bradbury.  His beautifully crafted stories whisked me away from my youthful strife.  And although they took me on fantastical trips to Mars or into bleek Sci Fi worlds of censorship, they poignantly revealed so much about my place in the real world.  So naturally, a little piece of my heart was shattered today when I found out …

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{Frosted Find} Erstwhile Jewelry

If there’s any thing you need to know about me, it’s that I live for chocolate and I die for vintage jewelry.  If it was up to me, I’d go to work in our chocolate shop draped from head to toe in vintage sparkle and sit in a corner eating our cocoa samples all day… don’t judge!  Alas, my wallet and my waistline would suffer a most painful death if I were to live out such a perfect work day.  So, instead I do what every chocolate-loving, retro-fashionista does… daydream!   And today’s daydreaming session is brought to us courtesy …

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If Angelina Jolie married Mr. Darcy

For those of you who are new to The FP’s “Unlikely Union” inspiration boards, here’s how it works:  you give us any two people, real or fiction, living or dead, married or single and we’ll show you what their wedding would look like.  The only rule, they have to be two people who are so opposite in personality, the likelihood of them ever getting married is a statistical improbability!   In the past, our readers have witnessed the delusional nuptials of Lady Gaga & Justin Bieber, Katy Perry & Donald Trump, and Mary Poppins & James Dean… just to name …

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Backyard Love

We receive many emails from frosted brides-to-be asking for advice and today we’re going to tackle one of your biggest questions: how to pull off an elegant backyard wedding?  To that we say, “no problem”! There’s only one thing you need to remember… it’s all in the details!  You’re saving a ton of money by skipping out on pricey venues and transportation, so invest in the little things that will make your day in the garden shine.   No grandios ballrooms.  No cliffside vow exchanges.  Just loving touches that reflect your personality. So, put on your kicks because we’re about …

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The Farmer’s Baby

Spring is just around the corner and with it comes flowers, sunshine, and… BABIES!  Yup, it’s baby season my friends and that can only mean one thing – baby showers!!!  Woohoo!  So, let’s kick off the season right with a shower design request from one of our Frosted Moms-to-Be: Dear FP,I love everything that represents middle-America and want my baby shower to be farm/rustic themed.  However, when I tell everyone this they automatically assume I want it to be a farm-animal party.  I don’t want my party to be a Old McDonald cliche, but I’m in a design rutt and …

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The (not-so) Christmas Baby

Today we will tackle one of the most tragic and horrible occurrences in the history of man… the holiday birthday!  This is something that the staff at The Frosted Petticoat is uncomfortably acquainted with.  We have been cursed with (count them!) FOUR birthdays within the week of Christmas! That’s right Mama Petticoat, Trishy Cocoa, Papa Petticoat, and even yours truly, Sugar Sam were all brought into this world the week of that joyful holiday.  Seriously, no one could have planned this a little better?! Yes my friends, for those of you who suffer from this terrible affliction you are all …

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Marie & the Cake

Bridal showers come in all different shapes & sizes… pink & pretty, lace-filled & sexy, small & homey.  But no matter what, bridal showers always accomplish one thing – they celebrate the bride!  So, why not indulge in a little self-indulgence by paying tribute to an infamous egomaniac?  What do you say… shall we let your guests eat cake? Paper Cake Favor Boxes:  Daisys and Dots Vintage Crystal Earrings:  Jewelry by NaLa Butterfly Display:  Real Butterfly Gifts Cosmetic Bag:  H & J Star Creations Cameo Necklace:  Miss Babacilu Macaroon Ring:  Miniature Patisserie Candle Soy Pound Cake:  Soy Comfort Gold Cake …

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Queen of Hearts

We love unique party themes and today we want to salute a frosted bride of ours, Alice, who will be appropriately having an “Alice in Wonderland” themed wedding.  We think she should take it up a notch and begin the festivities early!  So Alice, why not be the Queen of Hearts at your bridal shower? Flower Garland:  She Shell Chalkboard Bracelet:  Her Majesty’s Pug Black Lace Lingerie:  Naughty Naughty Vintage Red Curtain:  Queen Decor Lolita Earrings:  Made by Mada Vintage Shoes:  Agnes the Owl Red Rose Garter:  NY Leather Rose Mustache Invites:  Sweet Harvey Ruffled Cuffs:  My Secret Face Shoe …