Wedding Cakes

Every now and then beautiful wedding photos come up on my Pinterest account and just looking at them makes me smile. I thought I would share 5 of the prettiest wedding cakes from Pinterest I found this weekend, and my very own wedding cake from my wedding.

Floral Cake

I love how simple this cake is yet the greenery and peonies give it color, and make it pop.

Make our love global.

This cake is so simple yet elegant with the pictures of the continents. This would make a great cake for the couple that has wanderlust.

Less is more

The simplicity of the gold design around each tier of cake makes it classy and timeless.

Ruffles aren’t just for dresses!

I can’t imagine the precision it takes for a baker to create these ruffles. It’s edible artwork! Kudos if your dresses has ruffles.

Sprinkle in happiness on your wedding day.

I can’t tell you how much my inner child enjoys this picture, and how much it would enjoy this cake even more.

My wedding cake!

We are Disney obsessed and wanted to incorporate our obsession with Disney into our wedding, in a healthy way. I think our cake turned out fabulous!

🙂 Tanka

Wedding Cakes

Joy vs. Happiness


I am currently in the middle of reading Joy by Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, and Douglas Abrams. With the new year rapidly approaching I want to get a head start on focusing on my own joy. My ultimate goal is to radiate joy to everyone I come in contact with on a daily basis. Before I can do that, I want to understand the difference between happiness and joy.

I am not that far into the book yet, but the first 100 pages have already made an impression on me. I have already learned the difference between joy and happiness; joy is constant happiness that isn’t dependent on things. The happiness that comes from joy is constant. It comes from helping others and having compassion for humanity. Happiness on the other hand is equivalent to satisfaction. It is dependent on things; materialistic things. Once the appeal of these things goes away, your happiness goes away and you’re back at square one.

My goal this year is to focus on joy.

“Materialistic values cannot give us peace of mind. So we really need to focus on our inner values, our true humanity. Only this way can we have peace of mind- and more peace in our world.”-Dalai Lama

(Photo from Pinterest)

Joy vs. Happiness


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My first installment under Celebrate the Small Things is dedicated to Tea. I am an avid tea drinker and could drink it all day, every day, hot or iced it doesn’t matter. I especially love tea in the morning because it helps me start my day out on a balanced note. I am definitely not a morning person but when I have a cup of tea to look forward to, it automatically puts me in a better mood for the rest of the day. If I’m having a bad day, I can take a few minutes to enjoy a cup of tea to help put my thoughts together and turn my day around. I love steeping my own tea at gome but sometimes it’s nice to treat to myself to a cup from a cafè. A cup of tea isn’t much but remember, it’s the small things in life that count.

The tea pictured above is a Venti Unsweetened Mango Green Tea.