Thursday, January 31, 2008

Wedding Bliss Cookie Centerpiece Arrangement

Wedded Bliss Cookie Arrangement - 9 Cookies

Aren't these gorgeous --- I LOVE THESE!!!!!! And you can get as many cookies in the bouquet as you want ... from 3 to a dozen. A really cool table centerpiece for any season : )

Wedded Bliss Cookie Arrangement - 9 Cookies
Congratulate the newlyweds with this wedding arrangement made just for the occasion. 9 Cookies are Shown

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Chocolate Lollidolls ... So Cute for a Bridal Luncheon

Check out these cool chocolate lollidolls . What do girls love more than a beautiful dress and gorgeous shoes....Chocolate!! And now they can have it all! Perfect for a Cinderella theme, teen party or Ladies Who Lunch.

Imagine the delight of your friends and family when they receive this elegant yet decadent gourmet chocolate gift on the special day of your life.

Each dress is made of tissue and comes in a variety of colors with coordinating tulle and a satin sash tied in a bow to enhance the waist. The matching bodice and neck is adorned with edible sprinkles.

Each one is supported on a stick, which can easily be inserted into an inverted paper cup, to make wonderful decorations or centerpieces. Choice of White Chocolate or Milk Chocolate. Each Lollidoll comes in it's own white gift box.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Wedding Gift Suggestions

If your friends are looking for a few solid wedding gift ideas for you, and you don't have a registry to work off of or need anything in particular, here are some suggestions for gifts:

  • Money – Cash gifts may seem impersonal to some, but for couples that are not registered the gift of cash can be put towards anything they’d like whether it’s a down payment on a vehicle, a house or just fun splurge money for their honeymoon vacation – it’s a gift that let’s them get what they want.
  • Reservations – You may not think this is such a big deal, but covering their expenses for a night in a luxurious honeymoon suite before they continue on to their honeymoon can be a real kick for many newlyweds. They can savor the room service, the Jacuzzi tubs and the opulent privacy that every newlywed couple deserves
  • Gift Certificates – Whether you give them a gift certificate to a wonderful place at their honeymoon destination or to favored restaurants at home; gift certificates are great wedding gift ideas because it allows them to enjoy fine food and a romantic dinner
  • Bottle of Wine or Champagne – This is a good wedding gift idea for the right couple. Give them a bottle of wine or champagne with a note to not be opened until their 1st wedding anniversary.
  • A donation in the couples name.

    Tuesday, January 22, 2008

    Mother of Pearl Ring... Very Unique

    Came across a really nice jewelry site (Diamond's Internations) that sells very unique items (at least I think they are)... a lot of different things that aren't normally found in the mainstream stores. With Valentine's day coming up, I thought I would post this.... This is really uniuqe.... "I heart it." P.S. Their prices are good too....

    14k Rose Gold Mother of Pearl Heart Ring

    A unique combination of pink. Three pink
    mother of pearl hearts are inlaid in a 14k rose gold ring.

    Monday, January 21, 2008

    High Heel Cake Server .. Just what every pinup girl needs : )

    I had to post this. It's so simple. So cute. So girly and under $20.00 . . .

    High heel cake server Slide this sexy server under your cake to formalize any event. This stunning stainless steel cake server has a magnetic "heel" on its handle that transforms this utensil into a size seven slide shoe. The heel comes off for serving and washing, but isn't everything a little bit sexier in a heel?

    Sunday, January 20, 2008

    It's January ... Time to plan a beach party / wedding!

    It's got to be the coldest day in Maryland today, and I am freezing... thus prompting the .... (happy thoughts frame of mind) ... Start planning your summer / beach wedding or party!

    Spread the Love Seashells Wedding Favor Set

    Spread the Love Seashell Appetizer Knives

    Painted by hand to look like real seashells, our appetizer knives make a pretty decoration for your seaside themed tabletops. Each guest receives a set of two spreaders tucked in a clear top gift box that's been finished with a raffia tie and matching thank you tag. Each knife measures
    5.25" long and is made with high quality stainless steel and durable resin for years of use.

    Seashells Gel Candle Wedding Favor

    Seashell Gel Candles

    Yep, these seashells are the real thing! Tiny and perfect, the shells and starfish are set in a sea-blue gel so the crystal clear glass holder shows them off beautifully. Each lightly scented candle arrives ready to give in a clear gift box with raffia bow and a matching thank you tag. Candle measures 3.25" tall and 2.75" wide.

    Surfside Pub Plaque

    Surfside Pub Plaque

    A gift that truly captures your groomsman's personality and passion. This classic plaque is reminiscent of those found in pubs and taverns all over Ireland, and makes a great conversation piece in a home bar or office. Both base and frame are constructed of solid wood. Our special printing process transfers your personalized desgin directly onto the wood base in full, vibrant
    color. Measures 9" wide, 12" tall and .25" thick. Arrives ready for hanging.

    Friday, January 18, 2008

    Inexpensive Favors for those Mint to Be : )

    "Mint" To Be Together Labels
    Declare to guests that the two of you are "mint" to be together with these creative and contemporary labels. They fit just right on top of our silver favor tins. Fill the tins with mints and ... more info.

    "Perfect Pair" Candles

    Just like the bride and groom, these darling little candles make the "perfect pair". As realistic as if they just fell from the tree, each candle is carefully designed to look just like a miniature ... more info.

    Thursday, January 17, 2008

    Chocolate Covered Strawberries - A Gourmet Treat

    I actually received these Hand-Dipped Strawberries (from Sherries Berries) last year. Let me tell you . . . they are worth every calorie in every bite and every penny. More importantly, it was a great Valentine gift because these are something I would not have bought for myself. So if you want to get a great Valentine gift, surprise someone special with a dramatic display of 1 dozen hand dipped and decorated strawberries. Nestled inside an elegant gold foiled box with plush black lining, each berry boasts of a unique design and flavor combination for a deliciously different experience with every bite. These "almost too beautiful to eat" berries provide a full variety of our original six fancy dipped berries decorated with either; swizzles, almonds, mini-chocolate chips or fresh shredded coconut.

    Wednesday, January 16, 2008

    Bulldog Puppies Covered In Heart-Shaped Spots (I Heart Them : ) )

    Anyone see the news on these two adorable English bulldog puppies (recently born in Oklahoma)? They have heart shaped spots! One of the puppies has a heart on her backside, the other a heart on its right ear.

    The puppies have four brothers and sisters and they are all for sale beginning on Valentine's Day. The pair have perfect shaped hearts on them. (source)

    Tuesday, January 15, 2008

    Hair Pieces ... if you need one.

    In case you got the "wrong" haircut, or your hair has not grown "enough" there are always hair pieces. Make sure you pick one that matches your gown, veil and tiara!

    EasyClip 2 Blunt

    EasyClip 2 Blunt, by BeautyTrends is a hair extension that attaches to a butterfly clip for a glamorous ponytail.

    EasyClip 2 Long Fringe

    EasyClip 2 Long Fringe, BeautyTrends is a hair extension that attaches to a butterfly clip for a glamorous clip on ponytail.

    Friday, January 11, 2008

    Laptop Bride Newsletter Available Free

    The new edition of Laptop Bride's Newsletter "Two Hearts for Valentine's Day" is available. Just click here. As always, we hope you can find something useful to help in the planning of your wedding! This edition has "How to make a teacup topiary," Little Black Dresses, recipes for "Valentine Punch" and "Meringue Kisses." Visit our blog at: or our site:

    Little Black Dress by IGIGI (Sizes 14 and up)

    One more thing; with Valentine's day coming up, curvy and plus sized gals will be looking for great styles in the "Little Black Dress Dept." One of our favorite shops just got some beautiful styles in. Igigi (Sizes 14 and up) ... can't beat the prices or quality. Nicki Blonsky shops here : )

    Little Black Dress

    Uncomplicated and versatile, every girl’s wardrobe staple
    to play up or down depending on your occasion and imagination.

    • Sweetheart neckline
    • Bra-friendly straps
    • Knee-length skirt

    Lace Overcoat

    Possibilities are endless! Whether it is a little black dress or
    a pair of jeans you are wearing, this beautiful lace overcoat will definitely add that touch of glam for a stylish look.

    • Scalloped bell sleeves
    • Jewelled clasp closure
    • Scalloped hem

    Craft Idea: Make a Teacup Topiary Table Centerpiece

    I came across this lovely craft "How to Make a Teacup Topiary" on Sav-on-Crafts. This is beautiful, simple and do-able! This will work for a bridal shower, tea party, wedding or even birthday party!

    Teacup TopiaryDesigned by Annabelle KellerMaterials
    What you will need:
    • STYROFOAM* Brand Products: Balls, 2” and 2-1/2”

    Other Materials:

    • Teacup, with or without saucer
    • Silk flowers: assorted roses, gyp, and others to match teapot (model used approximately 2-1/2 dozen 1” roses)
    • Silk flower stem, 7” length (model used lilac stem)
    • Ribbon: 1/2” x 1 yd each of wine, pink and white
    • Floral wire, 3”, cloth-covered
    • Spanish moss, handful
    • Green moss
    • Scissors
    • Wire cutters
    • Low temperature glue gun and glue sticks

    (Note: As you shop flea markets and tag sales for vintage teacups, feel free to creatively mix and match flowers and ribbons to coordinate with your finds.)

    1. Insert and glue one end of silk flower stem 2” deep in 2” ball; repeat for other end, inserting it 2” deep into 2-1/2” ball.2. Glue Spanish moss on 2” foam ball, lightly covering entire ball.
    3. Cut flowers from stems. Arrange and glue flowers over moss, covering ball.4. Make a six-loop bow from each length of ribbon; secure with wire. Wire each bow to the topiary stem, under center front of ball; glue in place.
    5. Place 2-1/2” ball in cup; if needed flatten sides to fit. Glue in place.6. Cover foam base with green moss.

    Source: Sav-on-Crafts

    Monday, January 07, 2008

    Wear Your Heart on Your Cake : ) Heart Cake Toppers

    Where there's cake there's a topper; and your topper personalizes your cake and you as a couple. What is more traditional than the heart? Below are contemporary versions and traditional. They've come along way ... toppers that is, below are some of the newer designs and we think they are beautiful!

    Love Knot Cake TopperLove Knot Cake Topper - A refreshing departure from a classic figurine this glazed porcelain sculpture has a distinctly contemporary look . The knot at the base of the heart represents your commitment to love, honor and cherish for eternity. Each cake topper measures 6.5" tall and is meant to be displayed as a keepsake after your wedding.

    Tropical Bliss Cake TopperTropical Bliss Cake Topper - Not all beach weddings are barefoot-casual, and this glazed porcelain piece is made to be displayed at the most luxurious of tropical settings. Its simple-chic design looks great with minimally decorated cakes, and if your cake is to be elaborately embellished with flowers, seashells or icing, it serves as an appropriately subtle finishing touch. Each figurine measures
    5.75" tall.

    Love and Lace Cake Topper

    Love and Lace - From smooth pearls to lacy embroidery, a wonderful play of textures makes this romantically styled cake topper stand out. The white resin base looks like white icing so the transition from cake to topper is very subtle. Each piece measures 8" tall and includes a secret compartment for storing a keepsake after your wedding.

    Heart's Flourish Cake Topper

    Hearts Flourish - Spirited and spontaneous, this glazed porcelain design is meant to bring a distinct contemporary style to your cake top. After the wedding your cake topper becomes a keepsake and a beautiful object d'art on a bookshelf or in a collector's cabinet. This piece measures 6.5" tall.

    Take My Hand Cake Topper

    Take My Hand - A modern version of the traditional figurine, this cake topper depicts a romantic moment between the bride and goom as they're framed by a heart. Each piece is crafted in glazed porcelain so the topper has a smooth finish and a bit of shine. Measures 5.75" tall.

    Sunday, January 06, 2008

    Lover's Knot ... Why not?

    Lovers Knot Ring.... Why not?

    Lover's Knot Personalized Diamond Ring: Romantic J

    Declare your true love with the timeless beauty of this exclusive personalized Valentine's Day jewelry gift from The Bradford Exchange. An original fine jewelry design, this engraved ring gift for a Valentine features an elegant knotted form as a classic symbol of constancy between two lovers. A band of 10K white gold, shimmering with pave-set diamonds, branches into two 14K gold-plated curves that wind sinuously together, wrapping around a sparkling genuine
    brilliant-cut diamond. What a romantic Valentine's Day jewelry gift!

    The crowning touch on this extraordinary personalized diamond ring is the sentiment inside the band. You provide two names, which are then engraved in graceful script letters, joining both your names together forever. Don't wait to celebrate the loving bond you share with this dazzling Valentine's Day heart-shaped ring gift for her. Strong demand is expected for
    this exquisite and very romantic jewelry gift, so order now!

    This exclusive Valentine's Day personalized diamond ring from The Bradford
    Exchange features:

    • A romantic, personalized Valentine's Day jewelry gift in a fine jewelry design that symbolizes the love you share, available only from The Bradford Exchange

    • Order now! Hurry to receive this special Valentine's Day gift in time - quantities are limited!

    • Personalize it! Provide two names to be engraved in elegant script letters on the inside of the ring band, creating a truly unique symbol of your love

    • This exquisite engraved ring gift for Valentine features a classic, interwoven lover's knot design that showcases a sparkling genuine brilliant cut diamond
      The ring setting is expertly crafted of 10K white gold

    • with 14K yellow gold accents; shimmering diamond pave adorns the band of
      this elegant personalized diamond ring

    • Arrives in a gift box, the perfect finishing touch for such a romantic Valentine's Day jewelry gift

    • Certificate of Authenticity and Valuation Available in sizes 5 - 10 (includes half sizes)

    Saturday, January 05, 2008

    Conversation Hearts ~ New twist on an old theme.

    Conversation hearts are an old stand-by that are both recognizable, represent love, whimsy, youth and memories. Who doesn't remember their first little box of these confections. Inexpensive yet expressive they can be used any time of the year for any type of event. From bridal shower, wedding shower, birthday party or even child's party. Here are some new twists on an old favaorite.t to Heart

    "Heart to Heart" Ceramic Conversation Heart Box (Set of Six) Perfect for a Valentine's Day wedding - or any other wedding!These ceramic "conversation heart"" boxes are memory makers your guests will love you for!Each set of six comes with two pink hearts, a yellow heart,an orange heart, a blue heart and a teal heart, all with word of love like ""BeMine"", ""Marry Me"", ""Cute Stuff"" and more. Each heart box measures 2"" x 2 ¼"" andare sold as a set of six.

    of course you want to fill the boxes with these Wedding Conversation Hearts Candy Fillers (1 lb bag)

    Wedding Conversation Hearts Candy Fillers (1 lb bag)
    Traditional Conversation Heart candies have been tailored for weddings!!. These wedding theme conversation hearts are the perfect filler for your candy favors. Each white mint flavored candy heart is 3/4"" and imprinted with many different wedding sayings such as Kiss the Bride I Thee Wed To Have and To Hold I Love You and many more. Each 1 lb (16 oz) contains approximately 150 pieces.

    and these place cards will ensure that you have carried out your theme:

    Sweet Talk Conversation Hearts Place Cards/Photo Holders (Set of 6) Sweet Talk Conversation Hearts Place Cards/Photo Holders (Set of 6) These adorable conversation hearts place card holders double as
    favors as your guests can use them for special photos and love notes after the
    event. These conversation hearts are handpainted wood on steel memoclips with red bases. The set comes in assorted sizes with the largest holder measuring 1.5"" x .75"" x 5.3"".

    for more heart favors visit our laptop bride site: Laptop

    Friday, January 04, 2008

    Plantable Heart Favors for an Eco-friendly or Green Wedding

    Green or eco-friendly wedding? These plantable heart favors are both affordable and great for a "green" wedding!

    Plantable Heart Wedding Favors - $ 1.85
    The Plantable Heart Wedding favor is a seeded favor made with handmade seeded paper. This seeded favor grows a colorful blend of wildflower when planted. The seeded wedding favor includes a tag affixed with your choice of satin ribbon.

    Thursday, January 03, 2008

    50 Romantic Things To Do For Your Sweetie

    Here are a list of 50 things you can do to express your love Courtesy of Dumb Little Man (Isn't that the cutest little blog name ... it cracked me up : ) ). His tips are great and actually words to live by. "If things aren't good between you and your partner right now, this might be just the thing to slowly melt the ice between you both. If things are already good, this will strengthen your relationship further. By the way, there is nothing expensive on this list so there is no excuse not to give this a shot."

    • Write "I love you" in the steam on the bathroom mirror after he takes a shower.

    • Offer a back massage with some good smelling lotion.

    • Write a poem. Then use Google Translator to translate a poem into either French or Italian. Then handwrite it out with the translation on the back side. Or better yet, greet your partner at night and read it to them with passion and then hand them the translation.

    • While in public, declare "I love you, Matilda!" (not Matilda, but your partner's name.)

    • Make a CD with a few songs that are meaningful to your relationship.

    • Invite him to take a bath complete with bubbles, champagne, candles, and maybe a little Barry White. (the music, not actually Barry White in your tub.)

    • Surprise her at work and take her out to lunch, maybe take-out food in the park or maybe to a little diner, for a midday romantic interlude.

    • Put together a little gift on his pillow: chocolate and a note that says "Your love is like chocolate: sweet and delicious."

    • If your partner has a work presentation at an off site location, have flowers and a note of support delivered there.

    • Dedicate a song to him on the radio and send him an email telling him when to listen.

    • Cook a special love meal of your partner's favorite foods. Play his favorite music and turn the lights low for a romantic dinner.

    • Give your partner a pedicure and foot rub.

    • Send a text message or email that says "I love you!"

    • Mail a card and inside write down the top 10 things you love about your partner.

    • Give him a picture of you for his wallet that says "I love you."

    • Leave a love note in her car telling her to have a great day.

    • Carve your initials in a tree. (HMMMM -I don't know about this one)

    • When your partner least expects it, give him a great big kiss, even if it's in public!

    • Go see a romantic movie, sit in the back row, hold hands, and cuddle.

    • King for a Day/ Queen for a Day. Declare that you will dedicate a particular day just to your partner to do whatever they want. Maybe start with breakfast in bed.

    • Buy a tree and invite your partner to plant it with you explaining that this tree represents the love between you both that will grow over the years.

    • In the midst of talking about how your days went, the chores that need to be done, etc. interrupt and say "I have something important to tell you. I love you and here's why." Then list 5 things (or more) that you really appreciate about your partner. Finish with a kiss and say, "Ok, so you were talking about the water heater."

    • Write an old fashioned love letter and mail it. Be romantic and lavish. Have some fun with it.

    • Before going to a party together come up with some secret code words you can use during conversation. You can be telling each other "I can't wait to get you alone tonight!" without anyone knowing!

    • Find a hotel that has a jacuzzi and book it for a one night getaway somewhere close but fun.

    • Place an ad in the classifieds declaring your love. Then take the newspaper, wrap it in a bow, and put a little note on it saying what page to look on.

    • Blindfold surprise. Blindfold your partner and drive them to the place where you had your first date, and have that date all over again!

    • Write a love poem for her.

    • Make an early valentine. Cut out some paper in the shape of a heart. Write something sweet on it in red and put it in her purse or his briefcase.

    • If your partner is going on a business trip secretly hide a love note inside their luggage.

    • Offer to help them with some dreaded chore they must complete and make it into a fun time maybe with some music. (cleaning out the basement, raking the leaves, shoveling after a big snow storm, giving the dog a bath, washing the car, etc.)

    • Do something romantic and spontaneous, like picking a flower and giving it to her right on the spot.

    • Invent a meal and name it after him or her.

    • Buy some body paint and write your love message on your body.

    • Record yourself reading a romantic love poem for your honey. Then give your partner a CD and tell them to play it in the car on their way to work.

    • Make a small postcard sized love collage. Then cover it with clear packing tape. Write a love message on the other side and mail it!

    • Keep a box with mementos of fun things you've done together. Later when the box is filled, arrange them on a board and have it framed.

    • Buy some underwear with special messages on it. Or buy your own and paint a special picture or message with fabric paints.

    • Make a donation to charity in the name of your love for your partner. Give your sweetheart a card that tells how grateful you are to share your life with her.

    • Keep a box with special cards, letters, photographs, and other mementos. On your anniversary or on Valentine's day take a little time to share fond memories together as you review the contents.

    • Create a mindmap of all the things you love about your partner and make it into a card.

    • Take a walk on the beach together. Run up ahead and write a message in the sand, and then call your partner to see what you "found."

    • Say "I love you" often, slowly, and with feeling.

    • Play hooky together. You work hard. Now today take a day to work easy at just sharing some fun time together. Call it an "I love you day."

    • Send an e-card to your sweetie to brighten his/her day. Here are free e-card resources: Apple iCards, BlueMountain, Hallmark.

    • Make little "I love you" posters with either crayons, markers, collage, paint, whatever. Post them in surprising places: the bathroom, the closet, the car, under her pillow, on her pillow.

    • Create a small website or blog dedicated to your partner. Write a short love message each day for a month...or forever.

    • Complete that chore or favor that your partner has wanted you to do for a long time.

    • Be super kind for a whole day. Act like you would with a new love, a child, or a frail person.

    • Show lots of kindness, generosity, and love no matter what for a whole day.

    • Take an interest in your partner's interests. For a woman it might be watching a football game with your guy. And for men it might be going to see a chick-flick. Do it with a spirit of enthusiasm and love.

    Have fun.Print this out and do one each day. Make up your own. You don't have to tell your partner that this is something you are doing. Just do it. Who knows, maybe you'll establish a positive habit of expressing your love on a daily basis. (Courtesy of DumbLittleMan)

    Wednesday, January 02, 2008

    Heart Themed Favors for Everyday of the Year

    Here are some inexpensive yet elegant favors great for Valentine's day or actually any other day of the year too!

    Bag of Hearts Impress guests with your attention to detail by offering them five distinct versions of the universal symbol of love. Our bag of hearts makes great favors for engagement parties, wedding receptions ... more info.

    Cinnamon Heart Candy
    These darling heart shaped candies make great favors for bridal showers, wedding receptions, anniversaries, and Valentine's Day celebrations. Their hot cinnamon flavor will spice up your event and ... more info.

    Clear Top Favor Tins
    Showcase your tiny favors in these adorable clear top favor tins for a presentation that's sure to impress. Fill them with mints, candy, pastel Jordan almonds, or silver coated amorini hearts. Add a ... more info.

    Heart Shaped Bath Salt Wedding Favor

    Available for $1.70 each at Cheers Favor Company

    Love Story Bookmark Wedding Favor

    Available for $1.60 each at Cheers Favor Company

    For more Heart Themed Favors visit Laptop Bride!