IT’S A JAIME THING…

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“It’s A Jaime Thing” Has Moved!

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Come Join Me At The New Blog Home Of “It’s A Jaime Thing”!

The new It’s A Jaime Thing has officially launched and I’m so excited to share it with you! 

 

Now that it’s live, won’t you please come join me?  I hope you’ll update your readers and blogroll links to the new site at www.itsajaimething.com, so that we can continue to stay in touch, have fun, be goofy, share ideas and get inspired together!

See you there!  xo -Jaime

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Pop A Lil’ Love Onto Your Table…

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…With Pop-Up Placemats!

Paper PopMat Placemats.  Try saying that 10 times and you’ll get as tongue-tied as you did when you first met your love!  Fun to say, but even more fun to dress up your table with…I’m in love.

popmat paper placemats via publiqueshopdotcom

These recycled paper placemats add charm and function to your table setting with pop-up illustration that incorporates an area to write the name of your guests.  Each pack contains 10 of same design and color.  Made from recycled paper, available in 15 designs and multiple color options.” – PubliqueShop.com

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Who could pass up these pop ups?  Imagine using these at your wedding, housewarming party, anniversary, baby shower or any occasion for that matter!  These would also be a fabulous hostess gift.

Love them like I do?  Find them by heading over to PubliqueShop.com and while you’re there, check out their adorable Paper Votive Cuffs and other fab products for dreamy entertaining!

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A Little Goes A Long Way…

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…With The World’s Smallest Postal Service!

Email schmemail – what could be better than a tiny love note?

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(Photo credits: Leafcutter Designs)

Write one to your soon-to-be or consider giving these as unique wedding invitations, favors or thank you cards to guests!  I mean really, who wouldn’t love to receive one of these darling treasures?

Here’s how it works:  You write a letter and it is transcribed onto tiny stationary with a magical transcription device.  The letter then goes into a see-through folded coin case and is packaged up with a magnifying glass in a larger glassine envelope, finished off with a wax seal.  It is put in a sturdy mailer for shipping.”Leafcutter Designs

Find them by clicking HERE and stop by the artist’s blog for more inspiring things by clicking HERE.  Enjoy! 

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If The Shoe Fits…

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…Get Fit With The Shoes!

You know I’m all about high heels and pretty little shoes.  However, if you’re looking to show off those legs of yours with a fabulous pair of heels on your wedding day (or any day!), consider getting these shoes which I guest blogged about this week on the Wishpot.com Wedding Blog

The Fit Flop from Victoria’s Secret:

Get a workout while you walk around. Engineered to engage muscles, lessen joint impact and absorb shock, these flip-flops burn calories and tone legs with every step.” – V.S.

Victorias Secret Patent Walkstar III flip flops 59 95

Reebok Easy Tone Shoes:

With built in balance pods, the Reebok EasyTone will help you firm and sculpt your legs and rear while you go about your busy day.  These balance pods create a naturally unstable platform as you walk, causing your muscles to activate and adapt.” – Reebok

reebok easytone shoes

With all of the running around and shopping brides do with wedding planning, shoes like these are the perfect way to get fit in time for your wedding day, even if you feel you don’t have the time to excersize.  Hot legs, nice butt?  These are great for any fabulous multi-tasking woman!

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Caught In The Act…

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…Photos To Inspire Your Photos!

If you asked your photographer to catch you in the act, they might think you’re crazy…until you showed them these inspiring photos!

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Whether it’s for your wedding…

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Engagement…

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(Photo credits:  Van Cleef & Arpels Fine Jewelry)

Or anniversary…

How fun would it be to recreate these adorable poses of being caught in the act?  While you’re at it, why not get caught in the act of picking out bridal jewelry as well?  Go on and have a little fun capturing your sweet and sexy moments together!   

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When Night Falls…

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…Fall In Love.

Night owls, this night is yours.  Dream an evening up filled with candles and party until the sun comes up!

Sweet Dreams weddings at night board created by its a jaime thing dotcom 2

(Photo credits: Keate, Big Event Wedding, Biki John)

Before the wedding, get your pictures taken with a vibrant and colorful sunset as your backdrop.  Walk down the aisle with candles flickering, into your ceremony under the moon.  Party the night away with not only your ring twinkling, but the stars too! 

Night weddings can definitely set the mood for love!

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Tick-Tock Tea Time…

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…Don’t Be Late For That Very Important Date!

Here’s a unique idea for your newlyweded home together…

china teacup wall art via sweetpauldottypepaddotcom

(Photo credit: by Wendell Webber styled by Sweet Paul)

Scout out vintage tea cups and saucers from your local antique store or from your other family members and use them to create a fabulous piece of wall art!  Whether you turn it into a real clock or keep it as simple decor, you’re sure to get compliments rolling in!

Creativity.  Don’t you love it?  See more inspiring design ideas by visiting Sweet Paul, one of my new favorite design and food blogs!

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Sew Happy Together…

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…Pure Happiness In Vintage French White!

Dreaming of a soft white wedding?

by etsy seller lapomme sew happy together board created by itsajaimethingdotcom

It doesn’t get any softer than this…products by French Etsy seller Lapomme!  Imagine using handmade cloth flowers instead of real ones, a swan to sign instead of a guestbook or cloth apples as decor describing what love is!

To read more about these lovelies, visit my recent guest blog post over at the Wishpot Wedding Blog by clicking HERE

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A Retro Bridal Shower…

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…So Fitting For The Soon-To-Be Wife!

Sure, times have changed.  Much of what used to be tradition had gone out the window.  Poof, gone!  Just like that.  However, nothing says we can’t bring a little bit of it back, right?  I mean, they do it all the time when it comes to fashion, so why not bring it home too?

This week over at the OneWed Savvy Scoop Blog, I guest blogged about a theme to bring out the pinup housewife in all of you…so of course I had to share!  If you’re planning a bridal shower, get ready to get girly…

retro fabulous bridal shower board created by its a jaime thing dotcom 2

(Photo credits ~ Top L: LB Event Couture, Bottom L:  CookingLight.com, Bottom M:  Head Of The Table, Right:  Anne Taintor)

Consider serving cherry pie instead of cake and grab some Coca Cola inspiration from my friend Kim over at Head Of The Table.  Or, customize your own bottles with Jones Soda!  To personalize, use similar sayings like shown on the gift bags above or even upload vintage themed photos to your bottle labels.

Thank your guests or pamper the bride with pretty little pinup style bath products from one of my favorite stores, Margarita Bloom!

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(Photo credits ~ Left:  Beauty goodies from Margarita Bloom, Right: Vanity Girl of Vanity Fair)

When it comes time to decorate your shower space, mix your retro theme up with this unique turquoise and red Modern Kitchen Theme by Hostess With The Mostess!

retro modern tablescape idea via hostesswiththemostessdotcom apron by themerrymartinidotcom

(Photo credits: Flowers, tablescape via Hostess With The Mostess, Cherry apron via The Merry Martini)

I especially adore how serving utensils were used for the centerpieces – what a great idea!  After the shower, let the bride take them home so she can work on becoming her own domestic diva self.  Don’t forget the apron!

Craving more retro?  Click HERE or visit a few of my favorite vintage loving peeps at GlamourvilleThe Glam Guide, Vintage Glam Weddings, Rock ‘n Roll Bride, GaGaVida and Pin Me Up Photography.  Happy planning, beauty girls!

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Add A Little Bow Wow To Your Big Day…

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…By Including Your Dog, In Style!

Dress your four-legged pet up in style for your walk down the aisle!  Or, simply include them in pre-wedding picture fun like we did, for our wedding…

Minnie our dog dressed up for our wedding by its a jaime thing dotcom

(Photo credit: From our wedding, taken by Portrait In Time)

Above is a photo of my mom’s chihuahua Minnie, dressed to the nines, just like my bridesmaids!  Hey, she was one of the girls too!  My, did she prove it – can you believe she got right in there with all of us girls and posed for every photo with a smile?  It was the sweetest thing.

 dress up your dog for your wedding with a stylish leash

(Photo credit:  Simply Eventful) 

 Lassie never looked so good!  Consider dressing up your dog’s leash for your big day!  A simple and easy DIY idea, all you’ll need is some ribbon.  Cut the ribbon and tie little bows all the way up the leash.  After your vows are said and your big day is over, you can show of your stylish doggie dog around town.  Bow-wow-wow, yippee-yo-yippee-yay!

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Welcome To Wedding Registry Heaven…

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…Details From The “Here Comes The Blog” Event!

Last week, I was thrilled to join Editor-In-Chief of Brides.com, Michelle Preli along with Ami of Elizabeth Anne Designs for the Here Comes The Blog registry event at the Chicago Bloomingdale’s Medinah Home Store!

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After having a little fun sharing the new Set Your Table tool with couples, we got a chance to discuss a few of our favorite registry trends and also shared some helpful tips and advice together!

Once we finished chit chatting, everyone headed up to the registry floor to browse around, register and enjoy delicious cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from Catered By Design.  Check out their awesome cocktail tree on display…imagine having one of those at your wedding!

cocktail tree from cateredbydesigndotcom

(Photos thanks to Denise of Bellis Studios who also attended the event with me!)

It was such a pleasure to meet and talk with the happy couples, vendors and the amazing staff at Bloomies.  Seriously, I never realized how unique the Bloomingdale’s registry is.  If you haven’t registered there yet, you’re in for a special treat!  It’s not just a registry, my dears…it’s an experience.  My goodness, it made me want to get married to my husband all over again –  just so we could register once more!

I promise to share more details and pictures with you soon!  From creative tablescape and centerpiece ideas to gorgeous product lines, the event was truly inspiring.  We learned so much while there…so stay tuned for more exciting registry posts to come!  It will be like our own little event, extended over a couple of weeks – sound good? 

Until then, be sure to head over to Bloomingdale’s to build your dream registry and enjoy the new Brides.com Set Your Table tool.  Cheers!

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Dreaming…

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Ever Since You Were A Little Girl…

…And now, here you are.

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(Photo by Custo Photo of South Africa via Prima Donna Bride)

Quite a feeling, isn’t it?  Cheers!

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A New DIY Idea Unveiled…

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…The Stylish Unveil!

For me, wearing a veil on my wedding day completed the look I used to dream of as a little girl.  However, veils aren’t for everyone!  So if you’re not the veil-wearing type of bride, consider this stylish look instead…

unique veil ideas picture via Macys ad

(Photo credit: Macy’s ad via Chicago Social Brides) 

…With a little DIY inspired creativity, all you would need to achieve this stylish couture look is a piece of tulle to tie around your neck and a lovely brooch to add that little bit of sparkle.  Can it get any easier or any more affordable than this?  I love it!

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Fantastically Fun Idea To Honor Your Bridal Party…

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…And Other Tips For Personalizing Your Wedding!

He may be a well known planner to celebs, but now Colin Cowie has teamed up with Brides.com to share his secrets with all of us! 

Colin Cowie now on Bridesdotcom

There’s tons of great inspiration to grab from this creative mind, but I absolutely love his ideas on how to personalize your day.  One of them suggests, “offering a series of signature cocktails named after each of the bridesmaids and groomsmen”…

colin cowie cocktails board created by its a jaime thing dotcom

 …What a fun way to not only honor, but also thank your bridal party for all they’ve done!  Fun, right?  I can just picture the talk between your guests over brunch the next day – saying, “I had too many Angelinas last night…” – ha!  Priceless.

To see other fun ways to personalize your day, click HERE and find even more Colin Cowie tips, creative tricks and ways to save by visiting the new Colin Cowie features on Brides.com!  Happy planning!

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Set Your Table: Black & White Bliss…

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…Adds Sophisticated Edge!

Before modern brides took over, the color black was left for funerals.  Today, however, brides are incorporating black into their beautiful white weddings and it’s hotter than ever!  Black and white weddings are not only classy, but sophisticated, sexy and even a little edgy too…  

sexy sleek newlwed table setting idea via its a jaime thing

(Photo credits: frame, setting from Bloomingdale’s, setting created using the Set Your Table tool from Brides.com)

If you consider yourself a modern bride, consider bringing this stylish look home to your table as well.  The pairing of these colors allow you to transform your table from casual to dressy, just like white dishes do…only with a little sass

Spice it up a little with punches of color for any season or occasion, using flowerslinens or whatever else comes to mind.  Oh yes, black and white is here to stay, wouldn’t you say?  Now, how will you Set Your Table?

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