Sunday, December 30, 2007

Lady in Red --- For Valentine's Day : )

It's Valentine's Day and what better time to wear red? We found great dresses at e-dress me; from the beautiful cocktail dress, to the cute and funky jumper to a red halter paired with pants. They have great styles and an outfit for any pocketbook, big or small!

The lady in red is dancing with me
Cheek to cheek
Theres nobody here
Its just you and me
Its where I wanna be
But I hardly know this beauty by my side
Ill never forget the way you look tonight

Chris de Burgh

Glittering Red Dresses by Jovani

Glittering Red Dresses by Jovani
Glittering Red Dresses by Jovani

Red Heart Cotton Sundresses by Patricia from Paris

Red Heart Cotton Sundresses by Patricia from Paris
Don't wear your heart on your sleeve. This whimsical short sleeved shift by Patricia from Paris has an appliqued red heart right on the front. Adorable for Valentine's Day. Wear as a shift or with leggings

Red Sexy Halter Tops from eDressMe new york

Red Sexy Halter Tops from eDressMe new york
Pair with a pair of black slacks. Try this stylish and chic top from eDressMe new york. Easy wear, easy care-- this top is an essential basic for any stylish wardrobe. Pair with the perfect jean for a sexy night out and heads will surely turn!

Friday, December 28, 2007

Love is in the Air : ) Lovebird Necklace

Lovebird Silver Necklace

Lovebird Silver Necklace - $ 32.00
Love is in the air and in style with this adorable Lovebird Necklace. This bird necklace has an antique-like silver finish and is crafted from brass-based metal. The pendant features two birds joined by the beak holding a dangling heart charm and measures approximately 3 x 1.5 inches. The brass-finish silver chain measures 18 inches with a 3 inch extender and a claw-clasp closure. Necklace weighs 18.4 grams.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

A Little More Conversation... Great Valentine Favors that Speak to the Heart

I know, I know, It's an Elvis song! " A Little More Conversation" but hey, it works with wedding favors too. Especially when it's a gift for and from the heart. Take these adorable "Love Notes" Remember your first love note in school, passed from pupil to pupil until it fell into your hands1/2 These "Love Notes" Sticky Notes are designed to bring back that old feeling! Each sheet, etched with "Love Notes" in pretty pink, lets that special someone know how you feel. The perfect favor for Valentine's Day parties, wedding showers, anniversary parties and more, your delighted guests will send the first note to you! The 2" x 2" notes come in a perfectly fitted, white box sprinkled with pink hearts and enduring sentiments like "Hold Me Tonight". A shining, silver heart charm and a pink-and-black bow of sheer organza and satin complete this "notable" favor.

Perhaps you prefer the old fashioned Conversation hearts. A favorite Valentine's Day treat has been updated for weddings! These cute conversation heart candies are the perfect filler for guest favors, coming imprinted with all the classic slogans given a wedding twist: Kiss the Bride, I Love You, and many more. Sold in one pound bags, of approx. 150 pieces.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

I "HEART U" - Heart Inspired Favors Never Go Out of Style!

I "HEART U" Mini Cinnamon Hearts

Celebrate your "burning love" for each other or play up a
Valentine's Day theme with these heart-shaped cinnamon hearts and mini pastel hearts wedding favor candy. Tiny little hearts fit into any wedding favors packaging and guests will love the thoughtful sweets. Cinnamon hearts have a mildly spicy cinnamon kick like classic Red Hots and mini pastel hearts are sugary sweet. Perfect for wedding favors and bridal shower favors.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Cake Slice Boxes With Bakers Twine ... So Simple. So Elegant!

I love these! They are just plain cute! Cake Slice Boxes. It looks like you have what you are suppose to have "a piece of cake!" Have your guest take home a delicious slice of your wedding cake in our generously-sized cake slice box! The boxes make great wedding favor packaging as well! Rubber stamp an image on them, adhere a decorative sticker on them or simply tie a classy ribbon around them to jazz them up! Shipped flat for easy handling and shipping. Completely undecorated and white color only. Measurements:5" square x 3-1/2" H

  • These generously-sized cake boxes are perfect for that delicious slice of wedding cake your guest will take home. The boxes make perfect packaging for your favors as well!
  • The boxes are shipped flat for easy handling and shipping.
  • Place your favors inside the box and then bring up the sides of the box and then close the box.
  • Wrap the box several times with the baker's twine. Thread one end of the twine through the hang tag.
  • Make a bow tie with the twine for the finishing touch.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Alternatives to the Floral Wedding Bouquet

If you want to be unique, you or your bridesmaids can choose to carry something other than live or silk flowers down the aisle, here are some fun alternatives:

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketIf you want to carry a smaller bouquet (or have your bridal attendants carry something small), consider using Tussy Mussies. They have been around since the 18th century. They are simply cones that hold flowers. Designed to be held, or pinned on to clothing. Tussy Mussies can be made of almost any material, but they are most commonly found
in silver or silver-colored metal. Check out Online Bridal for a nice Victorian Rose Bridesmaid Tussy Mussy Tussy Mussy, Designed to hold the brides wedding bouquet, the elegant rose embossed adornment comes with an engravable tag to personalize every aspect of your special day. As flowers fade away, these silver accents will be with you forever. This one is very affordable (under $35), and makes a great keepsake after the wedding.

  • Fans. Try feather fans (available at Oriental Trading ) for a bit of fun, wooden fans for an understated look, or lacey fans for an old-fashioned flavor. For a peek at a variety of fans, check out the Paper Fans at beaucoup which were " As Seen" in InStyle; Weddings magazine and on Good Morning America. In theory, a hand fan is a great giveaway at a summer wedding, or an outdoor party. As lovely as they are practical, fans will sure to be popular among guests. A great way to help your guests stay cool during the ceremony or outdoor reception. Set a fan on each chair for your guests to enjoy - your thoughtfulness will be greatly appreciated. If you like, add some flowers to your fan to add some color and decor. You can follow the theme with Fan Favors!
  • "Winter Muffs are quite romantic if you are having a winter wedding.Lil' Lantern Wedding Favor

  • White Lace Parasols. Paper parasols give a vintage look, and lace parasols offer a Victorian air. Parasols also work as a "twofer" A parasol can beautifully shade
    the bride from the sun or add a decorative touch to bridal showers. Parasols can be turned upside-down for a fun way to collect cards.

  • Candles or lanterns are beautiful. Lanterns shouldn't be too heavy, and candles should be blown out at the alter, (or be smart and use the battery operated candles). No worries about fire. These lanterns to the right are designed to stir up memories of lazy summer
    eveningsPhoto Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket spent in the glow of candlelight. Quaint and casual aluminum lantern measures 5" tall and is available in your choice of glossy white or brushed silver. The lid is removable so lighting and replacing the tea light is easy. Again, you can buy battery operated tea lights through Oriental Trading .

If you want to carry a single candle down the aisle you can add radiance to your event with this Choice Crystal lotus flower candleholder with candle. The unique lotus flower closes and sinks underwater, but at dawn it rises and opens again – making it a symbol of the sun and rebirth, representing long life and these wedding favors from the exclusive Choice Crystal truly capture the lotus’ beauty. Each features a 2 ¾” diameter faceted crystal lotus flower candleholder base with a 4” white tapered candle included.

King James Version Wedding Bible
A simple Bible. can be carried by the Bride. Or, the bible can be held with one long stemmed flowrer such as a rose or calla lily.

Conch shells. These are terrific for a beach wedding. (Can be found at Oriental Trading (Item IN-96/1332)

Monday, December 10, 2007

Last Minute Bouquets and Centerpieces for your Winter Wedding

If you are looking for some last minute eye-catching bouquets, arrangements, flowers or centerpieces - you can't beat 1-800-flowers. I use them all the time. Preston Bailey has a line with them as does Todd Oldham, and other great designers. Plus everything comes packaged so nice. This gorgeous boquet would look great with a white or ivory wedding dress and the price is nice too!

Jane’s sensational eye for color and panache help deck their halls with unique style! Her luxurious Holiday Bouquet™ features over 70 spectacular flowers, including exquisite fresh rose varieties, gorgeous spray roses, vibrant red gomphrenas, splashes of red hypericum, luscious red or burgundy mini gerberas, an arresting burgundy and green hydrangea, rich green galax leaves and Jane's signature lamb's ear foliage. Send this unforgettable gift and show your own sophistication and flair this holiday season!

Top off their holiday celebration with our very merry, tree-shaped floral
arrangement of fresh cut holiday greens, carnations and cushion poms.

Trimmed with festive berry garland and red bows, it arrives in a stunning,
bright red reusable metal pail to light up their holiday décor. Our florists
select the freshest flowers available so colors and varieties may vary. Large arrangement measures approximately 24"H x 16"D. Small measures approximately 20"H x 12"D. What's The Story?Holiday trees have been part of tradition since pre-Christian times in Europe, while the modern practice is believed to have originated in 16th century Germany.

Add the perfect finishing touch to their holiday celebration with these
decadent--and opulent--cakes from Sam Godfrey and his famous Napa Valley bakery Perfect Endings.
Each mouthwatering and magnificently crafted delight is a moist chocolate layer cake filled with luscious chocolate truffle cream and wrapped in rich fondant.

Monday, December 03, 2007

New Years Eve Wedding, Party or Gala .. We have some great favors to see!

Having a New Years Gala, Party or Event... There's still time to get some really cute table decor and favors!

It's About Time! Let's Celebrate!' Champagne Bucket Timer
It's About Time! Let's Celebrate!' Champagne Bucket Timer

It's about celebrate! This clever and elegant little favor adds polished silver-toned touches and works fabulously for any event. It's hard to decide what makes this favor more special - the fact that it is fully functional, or its darling little details! Glassy miniature ""ice cubes"" surround a bottle of the ""best bubbly"" which is nestled in a silver finish bucket, complete with little handles. The bottom of the bucket twists to countdown any interval of time from 1 minute to sixty minutes. It all arrives, table-ready, in a clear showcase box so your guests can pick up and marvel at their new little gift from any angle. The box is then complete with a sheer white organza ribbon and tied with a matching bottle-shaped gift tag reading ""Let's Celebrate!"" Packaging measures 2.75"" x 3.75"". Timer is 2.25"" tall.

Silver Plated Miniature Champagne Bucket Card Holder
Silver Plated Miniature Champagne Bucket Card Holder

These elegant silver plated champagne bucket place card holders definitely set the tone for a celebration. The high quality champagne buckets measure 2 1/2"" tall and can be used to hold small treats as well as place cards. Your guests will love the attention to detail as well as these silver plated mementos.

"Celebrate" Champagne Gel Candle in Watercolor Gift Box

Toast to love, toast to your new life, toast to your guests! These realistic little toasting flute candles are an excellent way to remind your guests of your lovely day. It's hard to say which is prettier - the candle itself or the box it comes in. Standing 5 inches tall, the watercolor gift box adds height and sophistication to your tables. The real glass candle looks good enough to sip, down to each tiny realistic bubble!

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Don't Forget the Poinsettia as a Table Centerpiece

Poinsettia Centerpiece

Put a pretty plant in a special container

Don't forget the lovely Poinsettia. Poinsettias make a lovely centerpiece. You can buy them as is, or you can dress them up yourself. Dress up the holidays with eye-catching new looks with an old favorite!

  • There are more choices than ever before -- breeders and indoor gardeners have more color
    options thatn ever before. Variegated reds, white and pinks.
  • Beyond RED - Shop for out of the ordinary varieties. Three examples are "Snowcap White" - bright white bracts (you can spray them with clear or even colored glitter to add some glitz (see blue flower to right); "Plum Pudding" - purple bracts and "Holly Point" - red bracts
    splashed with white.
  • Weeks of Color - To keep poinsettias looking great for weeks, place them near bright light
    and away from hot or cold drafts. Water when soil is dry to the touch,
    and allow excess water to drain.

Five minutes is all it will take to put together a nice centerpiece. Start with a low-growing poinsettia plant, place it a decorative container, add candles on each side and you're done.

Don't forget.... Poinsettias are seasonal, therefore, less expensive than choosing out of season plants!

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Silver Favors - Elegant, Unique and Looks Expensive : )

Silver is an elegant non-color that makes a huge statement. Elegance. It can be simplified or grand. Two favors that illustrate this nicely are the mini champagne buckets and the candy truffle tray. Simple. Inexpensive. But looks expensive. : )

Mini Engraved Champagne Bucket For the discriminating hostess/couple who loves to entertain with style, this miniature silver plated ice-bucket is great as a
decorative accessory to any place setting and also makes a unique wedding favor
for your guests. Each mini silver champagne bucket can be engraved with a name or a special message. Add your own favorite miniature liquor drink or we
recommend our chocolate champagne bottle to be place inside each bucket. It is a classy, yet fun party favor to give to your guest for any occasion.

Chocolate Heart Truffle Silver Tray - This adorable chocolate heart truffle is irresistible to the taste with its circular accent speck of white chocolate and dark chocolate heart motif. This delectable truffle is filled with a white cream that will sure bring a smile. The chocolate truffle is served on a mini silver plated tray. What better way to thank your guest than to give them the white
glove butler treatment with these delicious bon bon favor trays.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Cutting Edges with The Edger Brownie Pan and Working it off with Kettlebells!

You can cut edges with the one product... but the second one below.... whew! You can't. You gotta work ... no edge cutting! First my favorite thing..... brownies.... Girl's gotta eat! How cool is this! Plus this makes a great bridal shower gift! So make sure you put it on your list!

The Edge Brownie Pan For corner brownie fans and chewy edge lovers, it's a dream come true -- a gourmet brownie pan that adds two chewy edges to every serving! It's the Edge Brownie Pan from Baker's Edge, and it's the first (and only) brownie pan specifically designed for chewy edge lovers. The pan's patented sidewalls also improve baking performance by circulating heat evenly to the pan's middle, where food typically takes longer to bake. The size is just right -- 9" x 12" x 2", so it's a perfect fit for box mixes and most recipes for 9" x 9" and 9" x 13" conventional pans. Widely acclaimed for its innovation and quality since its launch in 2006, the Edge Brownie Pan has received rave reviews by more than 200 magazines, newspapers, and blogs. Units are individually boxed and come complete with a gourmet recipes insert and a custom nylon spatula.

So after you eat all the edges then what? I'll tell you what -the guilt comes in ... which brings us to Kettlebells I first heard about these the other night on the Donnie Deustche show 'The
Big Idea" and am quite intriqued. I may go this way after Christmas to get rid of the packed on pounds as opposed to joining another gym. My only concern will be if I let go and the bell goes flying into the tv or wall : ) But I have to say, these look pretty cool. Previously, I only thought Russian athletes used these things... so much for stereotyping... they are evidently popular!

Kettlebells The Iron Core Way Volume 1 (Complete Guide to Kettlebell Training with Follow Along Workout) Body And Soul Magazine, May 2006

These DVD's provide a thorough kettlebell initiation, with a combination of attention to detail and heart pumping, sweat inducing exercise. Kettlebell Training Basics: Kettlebells are a weighted cannon ball with a handle that delivers an all in one strength and cardio workout. Kettlebells work the entire body with each movement. Exercise converts use them as the latest fitness tool to achieve the core, functional strength and fat burning that has eluded them in other workout programs. A typical 1- hour kettlebell workout can
burn up to 1,200 calories. Volume 1 teaches foundation kettlebell exercises like the swing, clean, press and front squat. Volume 1 also has a 45 minute heart pounding, fat burning follow along workout circuit. Volume 2 builds on the foundation exercises taught in Volume 1. Instruction on the more advanced kettlebell lifts , like the snatch, and a 45 minute sweat- inducing workout guarantee you will lose fat and inches forever!

First Place Kettlebells (Sold As Singles)

  • Helps develop total body strength, power, and endurance
  • Kettlebells work the body across a wide range of angles
  • Increases your dynamic flexibility
  • Off-centered weight of kettlebells increases the demand placed on core stabilization, agility, and proprioception
  • Use for squats, throws, cleans, jerks, snatches, rotational swings and more.

15 lb. Kettlebell

Portable! Kettlebells are heavy but compact. Available in 6 different weights 4kg (8.8lbs.), 8kg (17.6lbs.), 12kg (26.4lbs.), 16kg (35.2lbs.), 20kg (44lbs.), 24kg (52.8lbs.), 32kg (70.4lbs.)

Kettlebells, the hot new dynamic training tool that deliver an intense workout that can be done in half the time of a traditional workout, while producing twice the results. GoFit Kettlebells feature a class defining
oversized, powder coated handle that makes them more user friendly, less slippery, and easier to transition from hand to hand. They color coded for easy weight designation and floor friendly with premium vinyl dipping. Of course, they come with an industry first, world class education by Sarah Lurie Founder of IRON CORE Fitness and the nations leading kettlebell expert. IRON CORE Kettlebell DVD included.
And now, for a preview of how they work.... I am so psyched about these things!