Thursday, December 28, 2006

Gloriosa Under Glass.... LUV THIS!

From Telaflora .... Gloriosa Under Glass

An exotic, eye-catching statement in any room, this Gloriosa lily is pure art. Native to tropical Asia and Africa, this "climbing" lily ascends by its tendril-like leaf tips. Gloriosa lilies, along with equisetum and flax, arrive carefully arranged in a clear glass vase. Approximately 8" W x 10" H
This item is hand-arranged and delivered by a Teleflora florist. Item Number: TF152-1

Friday, December 22, 2006

Gourmet Wedding Cake Shaped Cookies ... NEATO

Planning a wedding? Then you need party favors! Try these unique gourmet sugar cookies shaped like wedding cakes. They can be personalized for showers, gifts for the bridal party, or for an anniversary party. Each favor measures 5 inches and comes individually wrapped in cellophane. Also available in chocolate. As seen on the Food Network! Founded in 2000, Beautiful Cookies creates gourmet cookie gift tins and party favors that truly taste as good as they look! Company owner Lee Anne Brogowski baked cookies with her mother and sister for years for friends and family, who encouraged her to open her own shop. The cookies are hand baked and decorated in their storefront location and shipped across the US. Only the finest ingredients are used in her gourmet cookie recipe, and the cookies are meticulously hand-decorated by pastry chefs. There are cookie gifts available for any occasion, and ordering is as easy as clicking your mouse or picking up your telephone. Beautiful Cookies have been on many local and national tv programs including The Food Network's 'Roker on the Road' and 'UnWrapped', 'The Early Show' with Colin Cowie, 'The Today Show' with Chris Madden. Available Here

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Holiday Party Excuse Genrator

Think someone is "one to something....." this is just so perfect! The Holiday Party Excuse Generator. One of Yahoo's picks : ) I love it!

Holiday Party Excuse Generator

Dear host,

We're sad to say that we're unable to attend your spiffy yuletide shindig, as swanky or "Martha Stewart" or debauched as it may be. In struggling to come up with a plausible reason, we consulted the ultimate justifier of fiesta fatigue, the Holiday Party Excuse Generator. It inquired about our feelings towards you ("warm and fuzzy"? "mild disdain"?). It questioned how badly we wanted to avoid the party (we leaned toward "with every fiber of (our) being"). It asked what tone should be employed in the explanation ("snippiness" sounded appropriate). And then it wondered how believable we needed the response to be. At this point, the darling snowman guiding us along sprouted the longest, carroty schnoz we'd ever seen. We selected the Pinocchio rejoinder. It said: Hide behind the curtains in your house and nibble on Rice Krispies. And that, dear host, is what we will be doing.

Yahoo! Picks

Friday, December 15, 2006

Diamonds are any girl's best friend ...

10% Off Lenox Box and Necklace at until 12.31.06

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Kiyonna Klothing ... Plus Sized Elegance

Scalloped Boudoir Lace Blouse

From: Kiyonna Klothing
Kiyonna has done it again .... a beautiful blouse when you are planning a beautiful evening. Elegant, tasteful, comfortable and eye catching. More importantly affordable! Looking for great prices and clothing for those over size 12 ... Visit Kiyonna : )

1940's Themed Wedding? You need a hat : )

Planning on having a 1930's or 1940's theme wedding. J Lo has the coolest hat collection I have come across. This reminds me so much of the "Great Gatsby," which was (although tragic) a very romantic movie. And, this hat is very romantic... a great hat for the bridesmaids and something that the guests will remember and talk about for years to come!

Perky Leather Trim Cloche

Perky Leather Trim Cloche

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

JLO Has a Store .... Very Nice Indeed.... (Also Affordable)

Satin Party Dress

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Beautiful Wedding Centerpiece

Tod Olham pairs with FTDIsn't this gorgeous? Technically you could make this yourself to suite the
seasons. Red and green for Christmas, Pastels for Easter, Seashells for
summer ... well, you know the drill. But if you are like me ... you
would rather buy it..... : )

FTD® proudly presents the Todd Oldham™ Christmas collection. Todd Oldham has selected exotic orchids, paired them with traditional Christmas balls and joined them together for a festive seasonal presentation. Three stems of hardy mini cymbidium orchids are highlighted with lily grass. Your orchids will arrive boxed and ready to arrange in your own special way. Simply place the balls in the glass vase, add water and arrange the flowers for an elegant holiday look. Your purchase includes a FREE personalized gift message.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Photo Stamps Do Make an Impression!

These really are quite neat. I was actually behind a couple (a very attractive couple) at the post office who used these on their wedding invitations and I have to tell you .... I was impressed. It really makes the invitations more personalized and if you haven't seen the couple (perhaps you live out of town..... : ) ) -- it gives you a heads up. I think they are great!

Friday, December 08, 2006

Cool Beans ... What a great wedding favor!

Magic Bean Wedding Favor

I think this is the "tops" for a wedding favor. So different... and you don't even have to have Jack climb the bean pole to find it. You can get it by simply clicking on the link below and viewing/buying it at Hanson Ellis Favors.

I personally always like something a little"different" and this to me is a real show stopper. Think about it ... you can put all your beans into one pot! : )


Blissful wishes of love, happiness, and gratitude are sentiments each newlywed hopes will come true as their love for one another grows. Now these blissful wishes can come true in this adorable mini terra cotta pot. Inside holds two magic wedding beans that are marked with the word “Love” and “Thank You” on them. The magic beans are nestled inside the pot on a bed of natural wood grass and wrapped with a white tulle and satin ribbon. Your guests can keep the wedding beans as a sentimental token or plant it. When planted the words still remain on the pods as they emerge from the soil. Watch as your wishes grow! Planting instructions are included.

Please note: You may also order the wedding beans without the terra cotta pot.

Inspired Silver For the Holidays ... Just like the Celebrities

Inspired Silver

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Your Wedding Shoes: Tips on Comfort, Style & More

Your Wedding Shoes

Should you break in your shoes?
Your bridal shoes should feel good the first time you put them on, but they will only become more comfortable with a bit of wear. Here are our top tips for ensuring comfort - and confidence on your wedding day.

Notes on Comfort

Almost every gal who walks through the door of a bridal boutique asks about comfort. It's a valid concern because when your feet hurt it, shows on your face. When choosing Bridal Shoes try to balance comfort with style so you can be confident that the shoe you fall in love with now, will still be your favorite at the end of your wedding night. There are also some steps you can take to ensure greater comfort.

Have your feet measured so you're sure to order the right size. Do the measuring at the end of the day since feet tend to swell throughout the day.
A couple of weeks before the wedding, start wearing your shoes inside the house every day for an hour or two at a time to break them in.

Use Foot Pads

A well-placed foot pad can help prevent slipping, shifting, rubbing and chafing.

Consider Quality

If comfort is still of great concern I recommend investing in a top designer brand. You'll pay more for the fine leather but the quality construction will mean greater comfort.

Notes on Style

Can't decide on a style? I suggest you look to your gown and accessories for inspiration. I'll bet you can quickly name the "look" you're trying to create on your wedding day, and once you do that selecting the right shoe style is easy.

Classic Look

Pumps, slingbacks and shoes with a closed toe are the most classic. That's not to say you shouldn't walk down the aisle in a strappy sandal or an open toe, but you should keep the embellishments to a minimum and look for unfussy designs.

Vintage Look

This is a look that brides are requesting a lot these days and I love creating the hairstyles and choosing accessories. I look for shoes with closed toes and if they have a round or square toe that's even better. I also love updated Mary Janes such as the Rachel Bridal Shoe.
Diva Look

I've chosen a lot of daring styles for Bellissima Bridal Shoes because I believe that a bride can be sexy without being over-the-top. Strappy sandals or styles that wrap around your ankle like the Sierra or Monaco are great choices. Of course high heels are probably the quickest way to achieve a diva style!

Casual or Beach Look

When I go on location to do hair and makeup I'm often traveling to a beach or park and recently I even did a small backyard wedding at the home of the bride's parents. These casual gatherings are the perfect opportunity to choose simple, uncomplicated styles with minimal embellishment - easy on the sparkle. I also suggest bridal flats or low heels especially if you're going to be on sand or grass where higher heels tend to sink.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Amy Sedaris on Martha Stewart .... What a Hoot

This goes along with the Amy Sedaris Book posted earlier. This woman is a hoot : ) You can get a gist of her personality and wit by watching her guest spot on Martha Stewart!

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I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence

Want to laugh til' it hurts? The perfect book for entertaining. Comdey with helpful hints. Everything from freezing your pantyhose to make little hotdog ordeurves! Very retro, very chic, very timely and untimely : ) Love this book!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

$10,000.00 Wedding Contest

A nice message from . . .

Hello! I wanted to let you and your readers know that, an internet jewelry retailer headquartered in Rhode Island, is holding a contest for couple about to get married. The grand prize is a $10,000 jewelry shopping spree on Contestants are asked to make creative home videos about their proposal. They can be funny, insightful, serious, awkward or poignant. The only real requirement is that they be entertaining. The promotion is tied into a campaign involving home videos of proposals gone horribly awry, so perspective contestants are encouraged to have fun with the premise.

More details, contestant videos as well as rules and regulations can be found at

Monday, December 04, 2006

Love that Heel of Mine : )


I'm in love. No other way to put it. I do have a shoe fetish --always have. I like expensive shoes, cheap shoes, mid heeled, flat, rubber or stacked. Shoes, Shoes, Shoes. And, I just say the Payless BOGO ads and I like what I see. I don't see why you can't use these shoes in a wedding party. They are cute, sexy and I don't think anyone in the bridal party will complain about price! Payless ShoeSource Women's Shoes

“Lady” Satin Pump

Strappy satin party pump features a prettyankle bow and a 3 ½” stiletto heel. Fabric and manmade materials. It's only $19.99 and you buy one get one 1/2 off right now.

Ice Ice Baby ....

Worth posting... this company has some gorgeous baubles ... however, I keep singing that song "Santa Baby ...." in my head....

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Sydney's Closet - Gowns for the Plus Sized Woman

Sydney's Closet

Gorgeous Gowns for the Size 12 and over woman. Whether looking for a bridesmaid gown, gown for New Year's Eve or even a Bridal Gown, Sydney's has a gown in your price range ...t hese 2 are under $200.00!

Friday, December 01, 2006

Send an Adorable Love Note -- This is so much fun!

I love this. Sent it out to all my friends today ..... this will make you smile:

Click on the site and type your name and see what happens. It's amazing. No idea how they do this.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006


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I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence

Want to laugh til' it hurts? The perfect book for entertaining. Comdey with helpful hints. Everything from freezing your pantyhose to make little hotdog ordeurves! Very retro, very chic, very timely and untimely : ) Love this book!

Martha Stewart Flowers for Your Wedding ... Affordable

Peppermint Carnations

Martha Stewart Flowers: Lisboa Carnations - - 25 stems

With its clove scent and lush petals, the carnation has maintained its popularity for more than 2,000 years. Its candy-striped coloring is reminiscent of carnations found in antique botanical prints. Use an entire grower's bunch to create a single luxuriant arrangement, or divide it into several small bouquets. Perfect for holiday decorating or to send as a gift. Complete your arrangement with a contemporary glass vase. For an additional charge, you may add one when you begin the ordering process. And only $39.99

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Booty Parlour Has the Cutest Little Set for Your Honeymoon Attire

Naughty Ballerina

Flirty ruffles dance off the top and bottom of this adorable duo with three tantalizing bottom options: ruffled bikini brief; frisky, frilly thong; or bikini with discreet crotchless cutout for playing peek-a-boo.

Who says you have to go to a bridal store to find a gown?

Golden Lace Gown

The Golden Lace features a lace and embroidered rouched bodice over a fantastic satin wrap skirt. The open lace-up back tops it off! A perfect gown. If you are looking for a wedding gown, formal dress or a prom dress, look no further than the Golden Lace. Only $111.00 to boot ....

Who says you have to go to a bridal shop to find a gown?

Monday, November 27, 2006

Beautiful Jewelry for the Bridesmaids and Attendants

Is this beautiful or what????????

And affordable. Makes a great gift for the bridesmaids, grandparents or mother's of the bride and groom. A wonderful keepsake that can be worn again and again!

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Winter Centerpeices... Wedding Centerpieces... Globes & Ornaments in a Bowl

From Illuminations, Vintage Ball Ornaments in a bowl. Simple and elegant. Plus, your guests can divvy up the ornaments as a favor to take home! More ideas: Group into a dessert dish, scatter them around candles, lay them on angels hair or even hang them from a miniature tree centerpiece!

50900519 Set of 24 Red Ball Ornaments 1"Dia.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Any time of year, these make a lovely favor . . .

Hearts, Hearts and more Hearts .... any time of year these would make a lovely favor.

Their solid white boxes arrive ready for you to embellish with your own ribbons or floral trims – perfect for coordinating with your wedding colors and theme! Each solid white box holds 1 buttercream frosted heart cut-out cookie. This gift includes:10 solid white boxes / 1 frosted heart cut-out per boxThis gift is also available in our retail # 34381 $24.95

From Cheryl & Co. (click on picture for more info)

Friendship Bracelet For Your Bridesmaids

Here is a fabulous find for your attendant/bridesmaid's gifts!

Virtues of Friendship Bracelet

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting Joy, humor, love, loyalty, trust, grace—each of the six virtues of friendship is celebrated in this gold-and-leather bracelet. Hanging from the braided chocolate-colored leather cord are gold-plated charms in artful shapes. Exclusively from Red Envelope.

  • each satin-finished 18k-gold-plated charm is etched with one of the six virtues of friendship on both sides in cursive
  • choose 7 1/4" or 8" long
  • toggle closure
  • charms measure between 3/8" and 1/2" long
  • matching necklace and earrings also available. see below for available
    styles (Click Here)

Monday, November 20, 2006

CZ Wing Earrings .. Steal Cameron's Style

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Yes You CAN CAN : )

Bourjois The Can Can Colour Show

This is so adorable. It's great to buy for yourself or as a two'fer .... a gift for the bridesmaids that they can use on your wedding day!

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Hollywood Superman Wedding ...HMMMMM

This is the wedding of "The Hollywood Superman" getting married to his long time "Lois Lane" under the massive Superman statue located in Metropolis, IL. Every year they hold a weekend long Superman Festival that celebrates the man of steel with trivia contests, costume contests, celebrities, the Super-Museum, & more. It is great fun for not a lot of money. If you have ever been a Superman fan you should do yourself a favor and go. You have seen "the Hollywood Superman" on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno & he has appeared on the Daily Show as well as other television programs including an upcoming spot on Jimmey Kimmel Live. For more information on the Superman Celebration visit

Friday, November 17, 2006

Champagne and Roses Ring Bearer Pillow


and Roses Ring Bearer Pillow

$24.95 each

Subtle satin embellishments make this an absolutely elegant choice for your big
day. We've found the warm tones to be very versatile, complimenting many shades
of taupe, brown, pink and ivory and it provides a surprising "pop" of
color paired with a little boys black or navy suit.  Measures 7"
square.  Need more ideas?   Click here:  Shopping

Hair We Go Again ...

Found the perfect set for your travels. Weather going on a honeymoon, traveling over the holidays or just need a little kit to take to work for those afternoon luncheons or strait from work dinners. Everything you need for your hair .... what could be more perfect?

T3 The Overnight Travel Dryer and Comb Collection

Thursday, November 16, 2006

The Twinkie Wedding Cake ....

Today's wedding cake has come a long way from the traditional tiered white iced fruit cake. Thanks to tPhotobucket - Video and Image Hostinghe open minded couples who want something "different", cakes now come in a variety of shapes, sizes, designs and colors. And why have white or pound cake, when there’s the choice of carrot cake, angel food cake or cheesecake in a myriad of flavors, coupled with different fillings, toppings, icings, and frostings. And whose to say you have to have cake to begin with? those of you who don't just want cake!

First, the rule of thumb . . . "if you can stack it .... you can make it." The basic premise of all of the cakes below is to stack your medium (i.e., cupcakes, twinkies, donuts or even cheese) and then embellish. You can embellish with cake tops, icing flowers, ribbons, sprinkles or any other item you may want to place on your cake. The sky is the limit in regards to creativity with these cakes. :

Laptop Bride News: Alternatives to the Wedding Cake

Think Twinkies

Those spongy creamed- filled cakes have taken on a new role thanks to Hostess baking expert Theresa Cogswell. Cogswell created the Ribbons and Bows Twinkie Wedding Cake, Mr. and Mrs. Twinkie Tiered Twinkie Cake, Twinkie Wedding Day favors and more. The Twinkies are wrapped in fondant (a pliable icing) and decorated or frosted. Other than the Twinkies — you’ll need 27 of them for the wedding cake — some other supplies are needed to make and assemble the cakes, including cardboard cake rounds and a prepared cake mix. (For detailed instructions on how to make Twinkie cakes:

(The Twinkies Cookbook: An Inventive and Unexpected Recipe Collection from Hostess)

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

KIssing Ball Makes A Fabulous Wedding Centerpiece

Under $30.00 and fabulous. This makes a fantastic wedding centerpiece! Add some sprigs of holly or even a small table mirror with tea lights surrounding it. Mantelpiece Urn and Kissing Ball (From Jackson and Perkins)

An instant yet sophisticated holiday decoration that compliments your good taste!

Display our timeless red Kissing Ball inside the classical contours of the urn – it's a beautiful match! Urn also provides a holiday showcase for your favorite fabric flowers or fresh-picked greenery. Its miniature dimensions fit just right on a mantelpiece, table or countertop. Kissing ball, crafted from cedar wood shavings, features vibrant holiday red color and shining satin ribbon. Urn, 9 1/4" H x 5 3/4" Dia. Kissing Ball, 5 1/2" Dia. Greeting card available.
NEWMantelpiece Urn and Kissing Ball Item No. 38972C $29.95

Thursday, November 09, 2006

The Knitted Wedding .... A Real Purl : )

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If you are a knitter .... and that's your thing, you should definitely check out the "Knitted Wedding." Everything at this wedding was knitted. This
included cameras, the gown, the food, the cake and decorations. The bride is curator of the exhibition ‘Ceremony’, and Knitting Doctor, Freddie Robins. All knitters and their friends were invited to the wedding. Guests were allowed to knit through the reception. People were allowed to send knitted items in to the couple and requested to have their names attached totheir project. Why?" you ask. Because this all will be shown later in a book called, “ How to Knit Your Own Wedding” published by ‘Cast Off’. For more pictures, ideas and treats visit their website:

Oh and if you want knitting patterns, Cast off offers those too. A few samples are below: Please click the links below to download the knitting patterns as Word documents.







Bud & Leaf


For more patterns you can also visit: Knitting Pattern Central

Sunday, November 05, 2006

The Cupcake Gown...Sweetest Dress You Will Ever See

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingIsn't this just the sweetest gown ... pun intended : ) There are 478 cupcakes in the dress. This is from a photography exhibit in Australia called “Shoot the Chef.” A full, multicolored cupcake gown. The flowers - roses and gerberas, mainly - were all fresh. The "skirt" took about three hours to build. It was an exercise in putting a lot of beautiful elements together to explore the idea of femininity.

I would want two of these... one to eat and one to wear. And, I bet
it's a safe bet this doesn't come in a size 10 : )