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Music Wrap Up~ American Idol: Top 10 – Season 11 Album Review

Season 11 of American Idol was the year of the young guns. With contestants being as young as 15 years old, a lot of pressure was put on the Top 10 to give the audience and the judges what they were looking for. However, for being as young as this group is, they were still able to mix the voices of modern artists with the spunk and groove of music legends before their time.

This album offers quite a variety of genres with songs from rock legends Led Zeppelin and country music superstar Miranda Lambert. Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips, with his “Dave Matthews” style of singing, proves his spot and lays down a very chill and smooth rendition of Damien Rice’s “Volcano.” 

 

The album is available on iTunes and would be a great buy for any music lover.

~Tom Heuchan @UncleTomsCabin_

Image Source: Zimbio

Win A Stack of Red, White and Blue DuePunti Rings~

If you are unfamiliar with DuePunti let us be the first to introduce you to this sensational brand. DuePunti jewels are colorful silicone rings that feature a brilliant diamond in 26 vibrant colors for only $98.00. Celebrities like Emma Roberts, Vanessa Hudgens and Victoria Secret model, Alessandra Ambrosio love these fun statement rings.

DuePunti wants you to show your Olympic support for Team USA by entering their sweepstakes for a chance to win a stack of Red, White and Blue DuePunti Rings. Hurry and enter now for your chance to win a stack of these fashionable rings. Contest ends August 3rd, 2012.

Full sweepstakes details can be found here.

Good luck!

Be sure to visit DuePunti on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Fashion Wrap Up LLC and its assigns is in no way affiliated with this contest/sweepstakes giveaway. We are simply promoting it to our readers and fans per the request of DuePunti and Kravetz PR.

Thirsty Thursday ~ Blue Mojitos

Blue Mojitos

 
 
 

Directions:

  1. Muddle mint leaves, 1 lime wedge and simple syrup. Add ice, rum and Hpnotiq; shake. Pour into Collins glass. Top with soda water. Garnish with lime wedge.

 

 

~Shafonne Myers, CWEP/Editor Pretty Pear Bride/ @prettypearbride

Source: marthastewartweddings.com via Pretty Pear Bride on Pinterest

 

Thirsty Thursday~ Pink Grapefruit Margarita


Ingredients

  • 1 cup ruby red grapefruit juice
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 cup triple sec orange liqueur
  • 3 cups ice
  • 1 cup silver tequila
  • 1 lime cut into wedges 
  • Kosher salt

Mix and serve over ice in salt-rimmed glasses. Enjoy!

Serves 4 

~Shafonne Myers, CWEP/Editor Pretty Pear Bride/ @prettypearbride

Source: Lauren Conrad

Wedding Wednesdays~ Wedding Favors

Wedding favors are what you give guests, thanking them for coming and sharing in your big day. Lately this tradition has gone from simple pieces of candy wrapped in tulle, to some pretty fab items. Check out some of our favorite Pinterest finds.

        Love this idea of a roving candy bar!

         Wedding Jam, always a hit!

Source: beyondthebaby.com.au via Pretty Pear Bride on Pinterest          

Cookies, need we say more!

           Adorable!

~Shafonne Myers, CWEP/Editor Pretty Pear Bride/ @prettypearbride

Source: Pinterest

 

Weekend Cocktail ~ Bloodsucker

 

In honor of this weekend's premiere of HBO's True Blood Season 5, sink your teeth into this amazing drink.

Blood Sucker

Ingredients:
1.5 oz Belvedere Pink Grapefruit
½ oz Campari
1.5 oz Tru Blood Beverage {Yes, there is an actual drink!}

Directions:
Shake with ice and pour over cubed ice into a rocks glass. Top with 1.5 oz Tru Blood Beverage and garnish with a blood orange wedge.

~Shafonne Myers, CWEP/Editor Pretty Pear Bride/ @prettypearbride

Source: Drinkoftheweek.com

Thirsty Thursday ~ Citrus Sparkler

Citrus Sparkler


INGREDIENTS

1-1/2 cups lemonade
1 cup limeade
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
3 tablespoons sugar
lemons and limes, to garnish
{Want to spice it up, add in some Tequila}
PREPARATION

In a pitcher, mix lemonade, limeade, lime juice, lemon juice, and sugar. Stir well until sugar is dissolved. Add ice and chill. Serve in margarita glasses rimmed with sugar or salt. Fun tip: to color rimming salt or sugar, stir with 1 drop of food coloring! Garnish with lime and lemon wedges. Serve with Tostitos® Thins Lime & Salt tortilla chips!

Yields 6 servings 

~Shafonne Myers, CWEP/Editor Pretty Pear Bride/ @prettypearbride

Source: Frito lay {Facebook}

Summer Wedding Trends~ Lace

One of the hottest trends this summer is lace! It's everywhere: gowns, veils and even cakes. Lace has such a regal and elegant feel to it -- no wonder it's making a comeback.  It's ideal for summer because of its soft texture and cool refreshing look.  

~Shafonne Myers, CWEP/Editor Pretty Pear Bride/ @prettypearbride

Image Source: The Knot.com, Pretty Pear Bride, Pinterest, onewed.com

Deal of the Day~ Kate Spade Surprise Sale

Deal: Today only save up to 75% off on selected merchandise at Kate Spade.

Items on sale include:  shoes, handbags, clothing and jewelry ~ all marked up to 75% off. Sale ends at 11:59 PST, May 16th! Kate Spade is offering $5 ground shipping to all 50 states too!

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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