Sunday, October 28, 2007

Beautiful, Affordable Beach Garden Centerpiece

Looking for a VERY unique centerpiece for your beach themed wedding? This is it. AND, it's affordable. What better centerpiece than shells and candles. I love this! And, it makes a nice gift for some lucky guest at your table!

Beaches Candle & Rock Garden ONLY $24.99! A sophisticated centerpiece for a dinner or buffet table. The antique bronze finish wrought iron tray has a champagne bubble glass tray. The included pearlized candles coordinate with the seashells and sand.

Holiday Cocktail Dresses for Your Rehearsal Dinner, Evening Wedding or Holiday Party

The Holiday Season is fast approaching. Chances are you will need a dress for the rehearsal dinner, perhaps an evening wedding or Holiday Party. Now is the time to start looking ... once Halloween is over everything will be geared towards December! For those with a curvy figure our favorite shop IGIGI has some beautiful dresses that can be worn more than once. Here are two that we like:

Marianna Dress - in Black
This elegant dress with bell sleeves in luxurious lace will sure provide for a luscious experience. Bateau neckline; Empire waist; Bell sleeves; Flared skirt.

Siren Dress in Red
Bare shoulders and luscious velvet bring out the screen siren in you. Empire waist; Bell sleeves; Bra-friendly straps

And, in case you get cold . . . A Shrug (come in Black or White)
Reminiscent of the classical Hollywood glamour this stunning faux mink cropped bolero jacket will complete any special occasion look. ¾ sleeves Closure with embellishment.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Zombie Wedding Cake Topper : )

In the spirit of Halloween I have to post this!
Someone on made this adorable custom zombie wedding cake topper: "A zombie portrait wedding cake topper I did for my friend Rebecca's wedding cake. She wanted a topper of her and her groom with her eating his brains,so I did just that."

Way to go girl!!!! : )

Friday, October 26, 2007

Last Minute Halloween Table Centerpieces & Decoration Ideas

Martha Stewart has some great Halloween Items on sale right now. This Pumpkin centerpiece would be great for your event or your coffee table! Treat your favorite goblins to a sweet bouquet. Or dress up your home in the most festive flowers of the season. Martha Stewart Flowers has two of their best Halloween flower varieties on sale! The Halloween Gourd Bouquet and the Spider Wreath are 25% off until October 30, 2007.


Pumpkin Centerpiece
This unique arrangement will coax smiles from your friends and family. Set in a specially carved gourd, gerbera daisies in five different varieties bloom in a brilliant autumnal display of mixed oranges, yellows, and burgundy. Harvested fresh from Santa Barbara, California, these flowers are sure to charm, and will add vibrant warmth to any celebration. Gourd measures 7" H.
Under $40.00!

And if you need a decoration for your table or door --- this spider wreath is great. You could set it on a table and place a clear bowl with either candies or perhaps water and floating candles, better yet place a spooky candle in the middle!


Spider Wreath
The perfect Halloween wreath, both spooky and sweet, is adorned with creepy-crawly spiders. A suitably eerie treasure to welcome trick or treaters, and to decorate your home for Halloween gatherings. Made from Winterbud Twigs and Grey Beard Moss, both from Southwest Oregon. Hang indoors or in a covered outdoor area. Handled with care, it can be enjoyed for many years. This wreath measures 18”.
Under $45.00

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

All Fore Love Cake Topper . . . A Golfer's Dream : )

I'm all "fore" love : ) (Couldn't resist) . . .

Here's your chance to poke a little fun at your fianceé's golf obsession. Lighthearted and whimsically styled , this topper is made of porcelain with vivid, handpainted details. The set includes both a bride and groom figurine that can be mixed and matched in your choice of African American or caucasian. Each figurine measures 5.5" tall. While you may mix and match the figurines shown, we are not able to provide custom paint colors for the hair, skin color or other details.
Only other comment I have ... maybe bride should be dressed in black... because she will more thank likely end up a "golf widow." : ) Unless she plays of course!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Faux Furr Muff -- A Great Accessory for your Winter Wedding

"Baby it's cold outside."

Winter wedding? This makes a perfect accessory for your bridesmaids and yourself. Affordable, different and unique. Instead of a bouquet - carry a muff.

Faux Fur Muff


Staying warm and toasty can be just as fashionable as ever with a classic faux fur muff! Tuck your hands inside, and you'll feel unbelievably soft micro-fiber fuzzy lining. Made in gorgeous periwinkle faux fur to match with your favorite winter outfits. Also available in black faux fur (with your choice of black faux fur lining or white micro-fiber). Available at Get Go Retro! (at the bottom of the page : ) )

Heart Shadows ... Pictures by Creative People : )

Interesting photo set on Flickr ... Heart shadows created by rings and a book. Thought I would share ... Here is a sampling, if you have time check out the other photos. Some people are very creative : )

Sunday, October 21, 2007

WOW! Pure Pearls ... great styles AND prices.

So many choices for one fashionista! I was looking for pearls for myself and came across this wonderful site. Lots of choices in both style and pricing. They have very expensive, down to very discounted. And, I love the styles they offer. I put a few different ones up just to show how versatile this company is with their fashion styles. offers high-quality, fine pearl jewelry at exceptional discount prices. Their pearls are both breathtaking and inspiring. At you will find earrings, pendants, bracelets, rings, custom strands, bridal jewelry, loose pearls, clasps, cufflinks, and much more at up to 85% less than anywhere else. Each piece of pearl jewelry purchased from comes with a Certified Appraisal certificate verifying the 100% authenticity of the pearls. only offers cultured pearl jewelry and are cultivated in oysters. These pearls are harvested in the waters of Japan, China, French Polynesia, and Australia. They are meticulous in their pearl selection and only offer the world's finest pearls. Pure Pearls guarantees the quality of its fine pearl jewelry and offers free shipping on all orders over $75.

Freshwater Inspiration 5-Tier Choker Set - 16

Freshwater Inspiration 5-Tier Choker Set - 16", 5.0 mm, white

Freshwater pearl choker set will inspire! Retail Price: $775.00. Our Price: $155.00.

Akoya Pearl Necklace - 18

Akoya Pearl Necklace - 18", 6.0-6.5 mm, white
Simple yet stunning 6.0-6.5mm AA+ Akoya pearls! Retail Price: $950.00. Our Price: $195.00.

Tahitian Pearl and Leather Neck Piece, AA+, 12-13mm, black
Tahitian Pearl and Leather Neck Piece, AA+, 12-13mm, black
With the combining elements of strong character and urban sophistication, the Tahitian pearl, leather, and 14K gold makes a stand-out piece with unrivaled wearability. Retail Price: $2,000.00. Our Price: $400.00.

3-Tier Golden South Sea Pendant with Diamonds, (3) AA+ 10-11mm Golden South Sea Pearls

3-Tier Golden South Sea Pendant with Diamonds, (3) AA+ 10-11mm Golden South Sea Pearls
Retail Price: $11,000.00. Our Price: $2,200.00.

Charming Victorian Filigree Favor Box

Inexpensive. Romantic. Beautiful. Classy. Inexpensive. What a great favor!

Charming Victorian Filigree Favor Box (Set of 50)
- $ 60.00
Store decadent treats for your guests in these beautiful favor boxes. The delicate cage-shaped boxes are made of sturdy paper with an intricate laser-cut design on all sides. Place colored almonds or your favorite candies inside for a stylish complement to your reception decor and close box with included gold ribbon. The sleek and sophisticated favor box comes in antique white and is perfect for formal or casual settings. Guests will love opening the dainty box and finding the sweet treats inside. (Sold as set of 50) Some assembly is required.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Deceptively Delicious .... the new Jessica Seinfeld Book .. It's a keeper.

I admit it, I'm a Regis Philbin fan and I watched his show last week with Jessical Seinfeld. If you didn't see it, she made brownies using vegetables -- hidden, you know, you don't tell anyone there are vegetables in the dessert. I wanted it. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketI kid you not . . . I went to Border's Cafe yesterday to purchase the new Jessica Senfeld Book
Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food, with a friend. My friend decided to buy the book as soon as we hit the door. Me, I decided to get a caramel mocha latte and planning on buying the book after my little snack (now you know why I need the book). It wasn't even 15 minutes when I went back to the table and they were sold out! This on a Thursday morning at 11:00 a.m. So there must be something to the book ... I borrowed the friends and am going to buy one off Amazon. I have to say the recipes look great!

From the Amazon Site:

Book Description

It has become common knowledge that childhood obesity rates are increasing every year. But the rates continue to rise. And between busy work schedules and the inconvenient truth that kids simply refuse to eat vegetables and other healthy foods, how can average parents ensure their kids are getting the proper nutrition and avoiding bad eating habits?

As a mother of three, Jessica Seinfeld can speak for all parents who struggle to feed their kids right and deal nightly with dinnertime fiascos. As she wages a personal war against sugars, packaged foods, and other nutritional saboteurs, she offers appetizing alternatives for parents who find themselves succumbing to the fastest and easiest (and least healthy) choices available to them. Her modus operandi? Her book is filled with traditional recipes that kids love, except
they're stealthily packed with veggies hidden in them so kids don't even know! With the help of a nutritionist and a professional chef, Seinfeld has developed a month's worth of meals for kids of all ages that includes, for example, pureed cauliflower in mac and cheese, and kale in spaghetti and meatballs. She also provides revealing and humorous personal anecdotes, tear–out shopping guides to help parents zoom through the supermarket, and tips on how to deal with the kid that "must have" the latest sugar bomb cereal.

But this book also contains much more than recipes and tips. By solving problems on a practical level for parents, Seinfeld addresses the big picture issues that surround childhood obesity and its long–term (and ruinous) effects on the body. With the help of a prominent nutritionist, her book provides parents with an arsenal of information related to kids' nutrition so parents
understand why it's important to throw in a little avocado puree into their quesadillas. She discusses the critical importance of portion size, and the specific elements kids simply must have (as opposed to adults) in order to flourish now and in the future: protein, calcium, vitamins, and Omega 3 and 6 fats. Jessica Seinfeld's book is practical, easy–to–read, and a godsend for any
parent that wants their kids to be healthy for a long time to come.

Bob Greene, author of The Best Life Diet:

"I found the techniques for adding vegetables to meals extremely creative and the recipes fantastic! Deceptively Delicious is a must have for your healthy kitchen."

Red Velvet Cake For Your Wedding Cake ... Not So Strange : )

What's one of the hottest wedding cake flavors today? Red Velvet cake -- an old Southern specialty that has had a resurgence of popularity. Couples love the color (Red) created by blemding cocoa powder and red food coloring and they crave the "not-too-sweet" batter and
cream cheese frosting. Red velvet is also a creative way to personalize your wedding -- it tastes great, looks great and makes a good conversation piece at the table : ) And, don't forget ... you can also make red velvet cupcakes! Need a recipe? Here is the easy version:

The Cake

1 pkg. (18.25 oz.) German Chocolate cake Mix

1 pkg (3.4 oz) Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix

2 Tbs. cocoa Powder

1 Cup sour cream

1/3 cup oil

3 eggs

1 oz. liquid red food coloring


8 oz. cream cheese

1/2 cup butter softened

4 cups confectioner's sugar

1 Tbs. milk

3/4 tsp. vanilla

  • Preheat oven to 350oF. Grease 2 (9") round cake pans. Combine cake mix, pudding mix and cocoa. Stir in sour cream, 1/2 cup water, oil, eggs and fool coloring. On medium speed beat 2 minutes. Divide batter between pans. Bake 30 minutes or until pick instead into centers comes out clean. Cool.
  • Frosting: on medium beat cream cheese, and butter. Slowly beat in sugar, then milk and vanilla until fluffy. Fill and frost cake.

Want more recipes? Check out Smitten Kitten; Cake Man Raven; Epicurious; Martha Stewart's recipe or simply put a request in the search engine under "Red Velvet."

Easier still; buy one : ) at or Bake Me a Wish's Red Velvet Chocolate Anniversary Cake

Friday, October 19, 2007

The Pink Ribbon Dorothy Apron

Have to post our new addition to the site: The Pink Ribbon Dorothy Apron. It's nice. What more can I say? And, 15% of the price will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Organization. Makes a great gift for someone else or even yourself! the dishwashing gloves are cute too : )

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Hello Kitty Aficionados ... Here's the good stuff!

Bailey Banks and Biddle has the cutest Hello Kitty jewelry. Can't help but love their baubles. So for all your Hello Kitty aficionados .... here's the "good stuff!"

Hello Kitty Charm Bracelet This Hello Kitty charm bracelet in sterling silver from the Hello Kitty Collection has seven charms including a citrine and rhodolite flower, a yellow sapphire star, a bunch of amethyst grapes, an enamel Hello Kitty with orange slice, a bunch of red garnet cherries, a
blue topaz and peridot flower and a yellow sapphire and 18K gold sun. The charms feature 18K gold and 18K white gold accents and pavé-set round diamonds totaling 1/5 ctw. on the bales.

Hello Kitty Diamond Pendant (1/3 ctw.)
This Hello Kitty pendant in 18K white gold from the Hello Kitty Collection has pavé-set round diamonds totaling 1/3 ctw. and features black onyx eyes, an 18K gold nose and an 18K rose gold bow. The cable chain is 18.0 inches in length.

Halloween Cuteness ... Having a party?

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Start a New Tradition With Your Bridal Shoes!

Start a New Tradition!

The Scuff-Off Tradition

For something blue, get a pair of blue shoes and have your single bridesmaids sign the bottom of the sole. After a night of dancing and prancing, tradition states that the person whose signature has faded the most will be the next to marry!

Above shoes are from Apple Blossom Bridal Shoes -- The designer stated "I wanted to take the classic ballet slipper and give it a little more structure and style. I think the result is something that's obviously great to wear at your reception, but could certainly be worn the entire day if you prefer. - Shelley George Comfortable, slip-on ballet style has a flat, non-skid tan leather sole and is available with or without the bow. Handmade with shiny satin in your choice of white or ivory dyeable fabric. Available in whole and half sizes 5-11. Comes in in a standard "medium" width that runs true-to-size, so order the size you are accustomed to wearing every day.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Beautiful Under Gear ... what's under the dress is as important as the dress!

Who could say it best but Wikipedia? Before recent times, women's underwear were made with the primary function of body contortion. In the 940s, Frederick's of Hollywood opened shop in Hollywood and began selling corsets and lingerie with a much more fashionable appeal to them. These new styles of women's undergarments possessed a greater sexual feel, made even more glamorized by models such as Bettie Page.

Colorful, bright, sexy, and flashier fashions of women's lingerie were becoming available. More fabrics such as satin, lace and silk began to be incorporated into the makeup of women's lingerie, making them more desired by females and more sensual to males. This is perhaps the great turning point when panties became more than simple hygiene products and developed into
an icon of pleasure and sexuality worldwide.

Since then, women in flattering and provocative panties and lingerie have become a staple of several functions of men's and lesbian's popular culture. Several men's magazines such as Maxim and FHM often use images of attractive females in sensual lingerie to capture mainstream appeal.

Without further adieu .... you can get some really sexy bloomers, panties, undergarments.... whatever you want to call them, here at Get Go Retro! We have the ruffles, bows, sequins and more!

The Hello Kitty Exhaust Pipe..... A cat with more than 9 lives!

Okay gotta say it. A normal cat has nine lives ... if this is (which I am sure it is) made out of stainless....this cat's got forever! The Hello Ktty exhaust pipe . . . someone's making money on this really cool idea : ) And boy does she purr.... (especially if you have a mustang (sorry -- one of my fav cars)) and roar she does at times.
Makes a great gift!

(Source BoingBoing) (photos from fickr)

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

The Holidays Are Coming.... Cute Aprons for the Gal who Likes to Heat Things Up!

Heat things up with these adorable aprons from Carolyn's Kitchen. No fashionable cook would ever be without the totally cool Marilyn Apron Set. Great when the heat is on in the kitchen or out of the kitchen~ or, it could cause some heat in the kitchen!

These also make great bridal shower gifts, birthday gifts and housewarming gifts. And as always, a gift for oneself : ) Lot's of styles and colors available! Available at Get Go Retro!

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Eat your Oreo's in style!

I like cute. I like fun. These are some fun cookies (or they could be favors) ... but what would be more fun... Get the cookies for the happy couple; buy the Martini glass ... and let them down the OREOs in style. With either a Martini glass full of cheerey liquid or heck,... milk!

Good Fortunes Chocolate Covered Wedding Oreos, Box of 9 Make the happy couple even happier with these yummy Oreos®. Each Oreo in this 9-piece set is dipped in milk chocolate and decorated with pastel sprinkles, flowers and hearts. Packaged in a gold box. A great gift for the newlyweds or as a wedding favor.

Lolita Love My Martini by Santa Barbara Wedding Martini

Weather you're a shopaholic or a chocoholic, a beach bunny or a party girl, there is a special martini glass for you. These hand-painted martini glasses from Lolita are all whimsically named and themed. They also all come with a fun surprise, an individual martini recipe painted on the bottom! These delightful glasses make a perfect gift for any occasion or a great addition to your own collection.