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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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thUTCp31UTC05bUTCSat, 30 May 2009 17:41:07 +0000 11, 2008 at 5:41 pm

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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thUTCp31UTC05bUTCSat, 30 May 2009 11:27:45 +0000 11, 2008 at 11:27 am

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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thUTCp31UTC05bUTCFri, 29 May 2009 13:18:51 +0000 11, 2008 at 1:18 pm

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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thUTCp31UTC05bUTCThu, 28 May 2009 21:04:34 +0000 11, 2008 at 9:04 pm

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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thUTCp31UTC05bUTCTue, 26 May 2009 22:29:08 +0000 11, 2008 at 10:29 pm

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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thUTCp31UTC05bUTCTue, 26 May 2009 19:09:19 +0000 11, 2008 at 7:09 pm

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!