Thursday, September 21, 2017

MIT Great Glass Pumpkin Patch

You won't find Charlie Brown here but you will find some great blown glass pumpkins! These creations are stunningly beautiful (and last much longer than a real pumpkin)! The Great Glass Pumpkin Patch at MIT is an annual installation of over 2,000 handmade glass pumpkins, created by artists from the MIT Glass Lab. Proceeds from this event benefit The MIT Glass Lab, where the MIT community can learn and practice the art of glassblowing.

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The Great Glass Pumpkin Patch came to MIT in 2001 after a residency in the Glass Lab by 14 members of the Bay Area Glass Institute (BAGI). The Bay Area Glass Institute (a non-profit corporation located in San Jose, CA), was founded in 1995 by San Jose State graduate Bobby Bowes and MIT alumnus Mike Binnard.

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Every week or so, beginning, intermediate, and advanced students work together for a few hours in teams of six or seven to produce pumpkins for the sale. Production for the October event continues steadily throughout the year in order to achieve their goal of 2,000+ pumpkins.

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Stop by the Kresge Oval on MIT's campus this Saturday, September 23rd to see for yourself! The event runs from 10am-3pm. Your perfect pumpkin is waiting for you!

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Devour the details of fall and celebrate the season with the help of MIT's Great Glass Pumpkin Patch!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Wedding Wednesdays: Five Details for Your First Dance

Every first dance is special. All eyes are on the bride and groom. It's the first true celebration as man and wife after the 'I Dos'. Consider dressing up the dance floor to make this memorable moment even more magical. Check out these five details for your first dance!

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Celebrate joining together in holy matrimony by featuring your initials center stage!

Sparkle the Night Away

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If your reception is outdoors, instead of a sparkler send-off, consider flooding the dance floor with these flashes of light!

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First dance moments that will bring you to tears

Create a waterfall with some string lights that surround the dance floor for a glowing effect!

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Add that extra romantic feel with this Dancing on a Cloud affect for your first dance. Companies such as ourselves can provide this extra "WOW" factor.  illuminatingmagic.com

Be on cloud 9! Fill the dance floor with smoke for a genuinely romantic moment.

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The last dance...and the first dance under these magnificent lights! A true showstopper!

Devour these five details for your first dance and create the perfect atmosphere to boogie on down with the one you love!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Best of Both Worlds Breakfast

You know what they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But we all know dessert is everyone's favorite. Get the best of both worlds with this perfect breakfast pudding recipe! It's a little tart and a little sweet, plus super simple to make. You'll definitely want this for breakfast every day!

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Strawberry-Raspberry Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding

Ingredients: 
Makes 4 servings

1 cup vanilla almond milk
2 Tbsp chia seeds
1 Tbsp Greek yogurt
½ cup raspberries + ¼ cup raspberries for topping
½ cup strawberries + ¼ cup strawberries for topping
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 Tbsp coconut shreds (optional)

Instructions:

1. In a blender, blend your almond milk, Greek yogurt, strawberries, raspberries and vanilla extract.

2. Pour mixture into separate bowls or jars (we like to use mason jars that have screw-on lids), and whisk in the chia seeds and coconut shreds. Let sit in your refrigerator overnight to allow chia seeds to absorb the liquid and create a pudding-like texture.

3. The next morning, remove your jar and top your chia seed pudding with additional strawberries, raspberries, coconut shreds, and any other topping you’d like (maybe even some dark chocolate chips)!

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Nutritious and delicious! You can't go wrong with this breakfast-dessert blend. Try out this recipe and devour the details of the best of both worlds every morning!