Saturday, June 30, 2007

Plant Love ... A Killer Shade of Red Lipstick .. "Oh so retro!"

This is so corny! YES a pun on words. A lipstick made entirely out of corn... And the tube called Maria is a Killer shade of Poppy Red which is "Oh so retro!" : ) From Sephora.

CARGO PlantLove™ Botanical Lipstick Yakushima

PlantLove™ Botanical Lipstick

What it is:

A lipstick tube made entirely out of corn - a renewable and abundant resource. This environmentally-friendly innovation also emits less greenhouse gases, which many scientists believe to be the major cause of global warming. The outer carton is made of flower paper embedded with real flower seeds. Simply moisten, plant, and wait for a bouquet of wild flowers to grow!

What it is formulated to do:

Smooth and silky, the innovative botanical formula is infused with Orchid Complex™ and meadowfoam seed oil as well as jojoba and shea butter. Not only that, but it's environmentally friendly, containing no mineral oils or petroleums.

What else you need to know:

CARGO is donating two dollars from the sale of every shade to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The PlantLove™ seeds we sow today affect future generations so we are investing in the earth and our children for the future of the planet!


Five of these gorgeous lipsticks were designed by your favorite celebrities:

-Evangeline: Evangeline Lily

-Lindsay: Lindsay Lohan

-Maria: Maria Menounos

-Mariska: Mariska Hargitay

-Sarah: Sarah Chalke

Size: 0.14 oz

Borrowed and Blue ... Think outside the box when planning your wedding.

Borrowed and Blue

Cinderella got to have glass slippers, horses, and a grand ball to which the whole kingdom was invited. Princess Diana got a crown and scepter and world-wide syndication. How does the image of what you've envisioned for your dream day match up to your check book balance?

Unless you have extremely wealthy and generous parents, think about the debt you can incur planning your dream day. You could be $25,000 or $50,000 in wedding debt before you even leave for your honeymoon. Is it worth all that? Or would it be better to have a smaller affair and spend that extra dough on something else - like a down payment on a house?

Last summer, my family witnessed a wonderful, unusual beachfront wedding at our condo on Panama City Beach, Florida with a balcony that faces the ocean. While relaxing on the balcony near dusk, we noticed two sunburned men in tuxedo shirts and white Bermuda shorts dragging a plastic rose-laden trellis down toward the ocean. Stopping 10 feet before the water, they tilted the flowery rental piece upward until it was vertical and shoved it in the ground, digging the latticework into the sand with their bare feet.

Two minutes later, a bottle blonde in a white vinyl minidress hauled out a boom box and placed it next to the trellis. Next, a man who appeared to be the father of the bride, (also Bermuda-clad, with a boutonniere) dragged a blanket printed with "Holiday Inn" down to the trellis and spread it out in front. Next, three kids and five adults came and sat on the blanket, two disposable cameras in tow. The woman in vinyl pushed "Play" on the boom box with the bare big tow of her left foot, and "Here Comes the Bride" warbled out the speakers, with extra bass.

Miss Vinyl then ran back to the rec room of the condo, where she quickly reappeared holding the hand of her loved one. A minister in a flowery Hawaiian shirt followed them. They step-touched their way to the lattice, which blew over in a big ocean breeze - but the father of the bride and best man saved it before it smacked the kids in the face. They shoved it back into the sand.

Those two got married that evening, at sunset, facing the waves and everyone who was important to them on a blanket. If we squinted our eyes, we could see the word "MONICA" tattooed on the groom's calf with a pierced heart underneath it. They kissed passionately. Then they invited everyone on the beach back to the rec room, where there was cake from Piggly Wiggly and margaritas waiting on the pool table.

My point? Yes, your wedding day is a big deal. But it's only the first day of a long, hilarious, hard, exciting journey. Your can still have a wildly romantic wedding and a wonderful party for all your friends and family without breaking your savings - or, even worse, going into debt. When matching your Dream Wedding with your Reality Balance Statement, think outside the box.

Cost of the Wedding at Panama City Beach

Latticework trellis (41"x 61"), tied with plastic roses $21.95
Batteries for the boom box (6 D size) $8.50
Two disposable cameras, 36 picture exposure $15.00
"Wedding Favorites" cassette tape $3.99
Sheet cake from Piggly Wiggly $12.00
Margaritas (for 20) from scratch, top-shelf tequilla included $92.00
Total Cost $145.94

Friday, June 29, 2007

Lace tablecloths to lace panties....

Did you know .... that due to declining demand for tablecloths, lace makers in a Polish mountain community began using their centuries old handicraft to make thongs, which take only one day to produce....

"Who'd have thunk it?"

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Gap Polka Dot Halter Dress ... Great for those Dog Days of Summer

Gap Polka dot halter dress - navy polka dot
It's hot here in Maryland ... humidity, steam, sweaty... this is just the dress for those dog day afternoons and hot humid nights..... Cool, comfortably and trendy... and, if you are planning your wedding and doing those "oh so pesky errands" this is a nice dress to just slip on and go!

Gap Polka dot halter dress - navy polka dot

This season is all about dresses. Flirty, feminine, name it, we've got it!. Lightweight woven cotton with lining. Halter straps tie at neck, low back, side zip. Deep crossover v-neckline, shirring at bust, empire waist. Layered tier at bottom hem, hits mid calf.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Polka Dot Plates for Entertaining... Just Dotty!

kate spade "Larabee Road" Polka Dot Tidbit Plates,
Set Of 4

The road less-traveled is paved with polka-dots. Ease and elegance are the cornerstones of a perfect meal. Breathe new life into your entertaining style with the Larabee Road tidbit plates.

Perfect for a tea party, brunch or little sandwiches on the patio. What every hostess with the mostess has ... cute plates, and little perky napkins. Polka dots are so in right now ... these are simple, cute, artsy and esquisite. Comes in the red and white or grey and white.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Your Wedding Hair ... It's just an extension of you : )

Custom Hair Extensions

Your wedding allows you to be "Princess for the day," and most brides want everything perfect! When brides want longer, fuller hair for their wedding day, many brides use hair extensions to get the hair look they want. And, there is no shame in adding to your locks. Model Bride offers hair extensions made from 100% human hair and custom dyed to match your hair - just like the professionals use. Here are a few samples of what you can do to get "the look" for your wedding day!

Custom "Mini Fall" Hair Extension

Available for $135.00 each. More Info

Custom "Medium Fall" Hair Extension

Available for $165.00 each. More Info

Custom 18" Hair Extension Set

Available for $600.00 per set of eight. More Info

Custom 14" Hair Extension Set

Available for $500.00 per set of eight. More Info

Monday, June 25, 2007

Bucket of Love Seed Favors... Inexpensive and Cute

Bucket of Love Seed Favors - $ 78.00
This favor is an attractive seeded favor called the Bucket of Love. A white tin is filled with wildflower seeded paper favors in the shape of a flower. Each favor has a personalized tag and instructions for planting the seeded paper, attached.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Golfing Clock Favor for the Golf Gountry Club Wedding

Engraved Golfing Clock

Marrying a golfer? Perhaps the wedding is at the country club? Perfect gift for the groom's ushers / attendants!

Engraved Golfing Clock

This classy golf cart desk clock is the ideal gift for the
golf lover in your life. 2 Free lines of engraving are included on the roof of the golf cart. (up to 14 characters) size: 2-1/2"H x 2-3/4"L

Plus - with this clock -- give it to them at the rehearsal
dinner .. then they can't be late for the wedding : )

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Honey Bee Gift Bar -- A Unique and Nice Summer Favor

Honey Bee Bar with Gift Box

I personally like things that are "different." And with this
being summer, what is more unique, cute and "different" that this adorable Honey Bee Bar? This make a great little favor. Looks expensive and you will definitely get oohs and ahhs over this one!

Honey Bee Bar with Gift Box
Each honey bee bar is made from all natural emolients and beeswax, and is housed in a
decorative bee tin. Comes packaged in a elegant gift box."

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Picture Perfect Throw ... No Kidding!

This makes a great gift.... use your engagement picture or wedding picture to create a great throw!

Full Color Photo Throw Packet

Full Color Photo Throw Packet
Full Color Photo Throw Packet

We use your color photo (up to 8" x 10") to create a full color custom throw! Turn your parent's wedding photo into a cherished heirloom, honor a military hero, make a keepsake of the last family reunion photo, or memorialize a beloved pet! Design is actually jacquard woven right into the 100% cotton tapestry throw--not screen printed--for a soft, lush feel and unbelievable reproduction of your cherished photo. Machine washable. 70" x 54". We send you a packet with an order form and instructions which you send to the production facility, along with a clear photo. Your original photo and throw will be returned to you from the production facility in 4-6 weeks. No photos to Betty's Attic®, please. We cannot reproduce copyrighted photos or professional studio portraits.

Celebrity Style Wedding Gowns at Discount Prices

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Winter White Evening Gown by Interlude lovely evening gown by Interlude features wide straps with a high-back. The bodice is adorned with rhinestones, beading and silver threaded flowers. The skirt is completed with the same stunning design at the hem and a slight train. Shawl. Silk Chiffon. Available at Shop Dress (Free Shipping)

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Keira Knightly satin dress by Faviana
Keira Knightly Golden Globe design by Faviana makes an exceptional evening gown. With a strapless cut and a sequin braided detail at the waist that forms a bow, the gown is perfect
if you're going for that red carpet look! Strapless and Satin. Free Shipping.

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Kate Winslet Golden Globes Inspired Gown

Gorgeous design by Faviana features a fully ruched bodice with v-shape detail and is completed with spaghetti straps and a classic floor length skirt! Silk Chiffon.dry clean only. Free Shipping and available at Shop Dress.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Banana Creme Filled Hostess Twinkies Wedding Cake

Yes, you can make a wedding cake out of Twinkies : )

Get ready to go Bananas all you Hostess Twinkies lovers out there! Already experienced in the ways of the limited edition, Hostess is re-issuing the ltd-ed Banana Twinkies filled w/ banana-flavored cream, and this time they are here to stay. Hostess Twinkies are already known for their golden spongy cake and creamy vanilla center .. but technically they are starting back at their roots -- the first flavor that Twinkies ever made was the banana cream over 70 years ago. The banana flavored Twinkie was released last week and is as sweet as the vanilla but with a subtle hint and smell of bananas.

So for all you history buffs, an interesting fact is that the Hostess Twinkies started out banana but switched to vanilla cream because of wartime shortages during WWII . From 1930 when the Twinkie was invented to the 1940s, Twinkies were filled solely with banana cream. But as the banana shortage during the war deepened, it forced Hostess bakers to replace it with the vanilla flavor. In the past Hostess has reintroduced the banana flavor during limited time runs -- but always took them off the shelves when the promotion ended. All that changed when Hostess offered it four weeks last year for the release of "King Kong ". The total Twinkie sales jumped 20% during the promotion. And suffice it to say -- that probably made Hostess go bananas with joy!

And, more interesting (to me, anyway) is that there’s already been another product announcement this summer w/ the same flavor. All you need is one more banana product to make it an official trend. Think of all the Twinkie things you can make now:, I might have to go ahead and buy The Twinkies Cookbook: An Inventive and Unexpected Recipe Collection from Hostess. For tips on making your own twinkie wedding cake - check out the book : )

Bridal Under things that make a statement...

Nothing makes you feel better than new "under things," at least that's how I feel. New underwear just feels right. And, if you are getting married, chances are you are rebuying all your under things. With that in mind, here are a few cute little nothings you can buy that announce to yourself or significant other that you are the bride!

'I Do' thong

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Mantilla's, Wedding Veils and Hair ... Key components to show your style!

Your hair is your crowning glory, so it only stands to reason that your wedding veil, tiara or hairpiece should reflect your style, match your dress accordingly and be comfortable. To learn more about the different styles of veils ...we have the following for you.

Wedding Veils

Wedding veils are the crowning glory that complete a bride's look. First, choose the right cut and length, then customize your veil with our dozens of gorgeous edges and decorations.

Short Wedding Veils

Short wedding veils are easy to wear all night long and perfect for a less formal look. And so many options! One or two tiers, more or less fullness, shimmering sequins, vintage-style lace and more. Get "the look" you've been looking for. More Info

Mid-Length Wedding Veils

Sensible, yet sublime. Mid-length wedding veils combine the ease of a short veil with the formality of a chapel length veil. Choose from unique designs like mantillas and cage veils, or more traditional cuts, for a look all your own. More

Long Wedding Veils

The gown, the shoes, the tiara, and then...the veil. It's what makes a bride, a bride isn't it? And nothing says formal, elegant and majestic quite like chapel or cathedral length wedding veils. More Info

Mantilla Wedding Veils

Mantilla veils are beautiful lace creations in traditional Spanish-style. Choose from dozens of edges and colors to creat a veil as unique as you are! More