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A Wedding-Crazed Week…

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…Time To Bring On The Coffee & A Lil’ Inspiration!

As my sister’s wedding nears, my list of to-do’s just keeps growing!  My days might be hectic this week, however there are way too many things going on in the wedding world for me not to share.  So before I start rushing around, won’t you please join me for some coffee talk

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(Above photo credits: Left ~ Wedding placecard idea via Better Homes & Gardens, Right ~ Kate Hudson, photographed by NY photographer Ruven Afandor)

The Latest Wedding News & Inspiration From Around The Blogosphere…

First, let’s talk about that polaroid placecard idea up above!  How easy would be to create those darling little treasures?  Take pictures of each other, things that inspire you, flowers or objects within your theme or color.  These could double as favors, too!  What other ideas come to mind for this project?

I was so honored and excited when Gretchen from MyWedding.com invited me to become one of the official judges for The Search For America’s Biggest Groomzilla!  I’ve already voted, but have you?  Find your favorite groomzilla by clicking HERE.  The winner will be selected May 7th, so hurry!

San Francisco brides, if you don’t have plans for May 7th and are looking for some creative registry inspiration, RSVP for the Brides.com/Bloomingdale’s Registry Event!

 Looking for a laugh this Mother’s Day?  Check out the new Mother-In-Law Matcher and prepare yourself for some interesting results!  Hey, when you marry your guy, you’re marrying his whole family too, you know…

 Oh, Grey’s Anatomy fans!  Our friends over at the PlanningPad.com (a fabulous store for all your wedding needs) have reminded us about the big Grey’s wedding taking place May 7th.  You can visit Meredith & Derek’s wedding website and gift registry online and donate to your favorite charity in lieu of gifts!  Read more about their upcoming “I Do’s” by clicking HERE.  Their wedding is going to be unreal (ha, ha)!

Bubbly Bride shares how today’s society is embracing pregnant brides by sharing some beautiful photography and encouraging words.

My blogging friend Anne from Perfect Bound has officially launched her newly redesigned site!  If you weren’t aware, head over there now by clicking HERE and be sure to follow her, she’s got a gorgeous thing going for you.

I also must tell you that the very creative Kim Vallee has updated her site, At Home With Kim Vallee, with a lovely fresh new look just in time for Spring!  Be sure to visit, she offers so many ideas for every part of your life, including entertaining and parties of course.

The Style School blog by InStyle Weddings offers great tips on how to get your skin in mint condition for the big day!

 Dynamite Weddings inspires brides to maintain their bright, white smiles with a handy red wine remover to keep in your purse.  Have you heard of these before?

Enjoy!

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Bridal Coffee Talk Time!

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Sorry, I’m Out Of Splenda ~ But Here’s Some Sugar For You…

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(Above:  Gorgeous bone china to serve your coffee in style – love it?  Register for it at Bloomingdales!)

Have you played with the new Set Your Table tool over at Brides.com?  It’s fun, addicting and super helpful for all of you darling brides looking to register soon!  Enjoy, dearios.

Get your custom handmade veil made by the oh-so-talented GaGaVida from her shop Blush Wedding!

Magnet Street Weddings is giving away 150 free save-the-dates to one very lucky couple!  Hurry up, the giveaway only goes through Sunday, April 19th.  Good luck!

Terrica, of Fabuluxe Events shares with us recyclable luggage for your honeymoon!  Way cool.

You must see this glamorous Phantom of the Opera theme created for an event by top floral designer Martha Andrews – it’s truly stunning!

Got some crazy groomsmen?  Chuckle with me while reading wedding pranks to play on the groom by The Man Registry.  It’s just too funny!  Hey, it’s all in good fun.  Good, hilarious, innocent fun – right?

Welcome a new bride as she shares her engagement in a beautiful way, on her blog…you must see it, it’s lovely!  While you’re there, be sure to congratulate her and check out the rest of her inspiring blog, Unruly Things.

The Blissful Bride shares a yummy little secret with us you’ll definitely want to try!  She also shares with us a more affordable and easy way to get the colored shoes  you need…in the form of DIY!  Now that is something I think any bridesmaid would appreciate!

Now that Easter is over, what are you going to do with those leftover marshmallow peeps?  Your guy might think it’s funny to make them fight with toothpicks, however I think this idea from Evite blog is much better!  I know, sugar on the brain…it helps to stimulate inspiration though, right? 

 Catching up with OneWed.com, learn how to stream your wedding live for guests unable to attend and find eco-friendly shoes for your something blue  green!  Also, be sure to enter their weekly Savvy Steals for chances to score some really cool stuff!

Coco + Kelley shares with us some of the latest bridal gown trends of the season…including some silver and grey ones!  I have to admit, I think I actually like the idea of a silver/grey wedding dress…what are your thoughts?  I suppose it’s all about your own personal style and taste…while some may love it, others may prefer the traditional white/ivory look.  To each their own, right?

Now, it’s time to jam!  Did I hear, “It’s Time For The Perculator”?!  Oh yes…always old school at heart.  Love!

Wedding Chit Chat…

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… And Coffee Talk!

The coffee is hot and so are the ideas floating around out there…so let’s enjoy a little coffee talk, shall we?

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(Coffee Ring by Etsy seller SoraDesigns.)

Have you heard about the new weekly Savvy Steal Giveaways hosted over at Savvy Scoop by OneWed.com?  This week, score yourself 50 free digital invitations by Hello!Lucky!…and be sure to check back weekly for even more fabulous giveaways!

Set the mood with good lighting to benefit your wedding pictures!  Learn how over at Zenadia Design.

Dynamite Weddings is hosting a Photo Card Creations giveaway!  Hurry up, a winner will be chosen on Friday, April 10th!

Anne of Perfect Bound now shares her weekly love and relationship blogger crushes and advice…how fun! 

Tony & Tina’s wedding may have rocked, but if you’re an Atlanta bride, you’ve gotta check out  The Not Wedding on Sunday, April 5th!

Trendsetting Wedding has taken us beyond the plain vase and shares with us some very, very sexy centerpieces!

Globetrotting Bride features new fashion forward ring pillows that you can also have custom made to make unique, like you!  Seriously fabulous.  I’m especially loving the super bold, bright colors!

Spanx goes bridal over at the Wedded Bits Blog by Brides.com!

Sparkliatti has officially launched their new store!  Have you gone to visit it yet?

Learn how to put a little spark into your love and your wedding photos by visiting the Bridal Inquirer.

Jubilee Events shares with us some cute-as-a-button calligraphy…get inspired!

Tracey from The Las Vegas Wedding Concierge features her Top 10 Wedding Blogs on Blogs.com and Looney Maiden Jewelry shares their Wedding Blogs Power 100 list.  A special thank you to the ladies who included “It’s A Jaime Thing”!  I am beyond touched and so honored to be named and listed among many of my favorite wedding bloggers.  Brides, if you’re craving even more wedding inspiration, get comfy and head on over.  Enjoy!

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stUTCp30UTC04bUTCWed, 01 Apr 2009 06:47:31 +0000 11, 2008 at 6:47 am

Caffiene = Wedding Inspiration & Link Love!

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…So Grab A Cup-A-Joe & Let’s Get Some Ideas Flowing!

For some reason, drinking coffee helps me focus and get creative.  It motivates me.  Perhaps I drink a bit too much of it and need to cut down.  For now, however, I continue to enjoy it…even more so that I recently broke out our espresso machineFrothing is fabulous.  Even saying the word “froth” is fun!  Go on.  Say it.  “Froth!”. 

Let’s take a look at what’s brewing around the wedding industry and froth up some ideas, shall we?

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(Love this coffee print?  Get it at the Etsy shop by Pictorial Boom)

Here’s what’s up…

Bliss Weddings Market:  Shares with us ways to go paperless when it comes to favor and gift styling.  Using fabric, enjoy the Japanese art of Furoshiki wrapping!  Seriously way cool.  Thanks to this idea, I can finally put my old bridesmaid sashes to good use!

Isn’t She Lovely:  Shares with us her gorgeous wedding band she’s decided upon…in the shape of a horseshoe!  I don’t think a wedding band can get much more unique, do you?  I think this is a great idea for brides who want to show off  “feeling lucky” to be marrying the man they love. 

The Blissful Bride:  Makes us laugh with hilarious but harmless pranks for friends and family to play at your wedding…ooooh too much fun!

Perfect Bound:  Inspires us to coordinate our wedding food with our wedding colors.  I’m especially loving the jewel-toned wedding palette…yum!

Sonia Roselli Esthetique:  Sonia invites girls over for a bachelorette party, in her brand new Chicago shop!  A perfect way to have a little fun or get dolled up before that night on the town.  Let Sonia help you customize 2 of your own personal flavored & colored glosses, do your makeup via airbrushing techniques, apply temporary individual lashes and get glam, currently starting at under $100!  For a little extra fee, you can get your hair styled too.  Ooooh la la!

Snippet & Ink:  Popular for her inspiration boards, Kathryn is also the queen of sharing discounts and cool giveaways from around the web!  She also shared with her readers about my very first giveaway, a chance to win a signed copy of the book, “Intimate Weddings” by author Christina Friedrichsen!  If you haven’t entered yet, you have until March 4th.  If you haven’t had the pleasure of visiting Snippet & Ink yet, do so now!  Thanks, Kathryn!

ABCD Design:  Introduces the idea of  hosting a house-cooling party instead of a house-warming party since she’s moving out of her house soon.  I love it.  Be sure to check out her ideas to see her plans for this awesome party idea!

Truly Engaging:  Offers an extremely affordable but adorable idea for DIY wedding or shower favors. Simply print out tiny pictures of you and your soon-to-be husband or wife and cut them into circles to apply to the bottom of Hershey Kisses!  For the favor tags, write: “What’s Under A Kiss” – how sweet is that?  So creative.

Bubbly Bride:  Caroline realized that while everyone is a not cake person, most of us do love Rice Krispy Treats!  What’s the next best thing?  Rice Krispy Treat wedding cakes…feast your eyes over a few of the ones she’s featured…so yummy and well, “krispy”!  Save a piece for me, please.

Prima Donna Bride:  Features a Marie Antoinette Inspired Party, a fabulous idea for your bachelorette party or bridal shower!  Without a wig, I bet you could just tease that hair up and hairspray the heck out of it…maybe stick some pink bows in there.  Your man might think you look like Marge Simpson, but your girls will think you look ultra fab!

 Tickled Pink:  Offers brides loads of truly affordable wedding dress ideas…each one of them absolutely gorgeous!!!  Save your dough, yo.  After you’re married, you might want to use that extra money to decorate your house with, if you’re anything like my sister (or a million other brides, for that matter…).  I mean, you could actually just save your money too…

Happy planning!

Soft & Pretty Decor Details…

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…For A Day Filled With Romance!

You’ve fallen in love.  Well, get ready to fall in love again, with these heavenly DIY ideas found at the Once Wed blog!

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Natural Bling:

Rock candy and bows are what rocked this design from candy to dandy!  How else could you use this inspiration to decorate your event?  What other candy could you design with?  Like I mentioned in the previous post, what if you used feathers?  For a more colorful event, imagine stringing together skittles or lemon drops to hang.  Let the ideas flow!

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(Photo credits Laurie Cinotto via Once Wed)

Paper Garland

Coffee.  Love.  Coffee & love combined?  Pure delightfulness!  Yes, those are coffee filters & tissue paper turned into gorgeous garland.  I adore it!

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(Photo credits Pam Garrison via Once Wed)

Oh dear, now all I want to do is decorate!  Isn’t it great to come across such unique ideas?  See, this is why I’m addicted to reading blogs.  For all of you bloggers out there, thank you for constantly inspiring me.  Cheers! 

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thUTCp31UTC12bUTCMon, 29 Dec 2008 15:34:00 +0000 11, 2008 at 3:34 pm

Coffee Talk Yumspirations…

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…The Coffee Is Brewing & So Are The Ideas!

Do you ever get overwhelmed with yummy inspiration?  Find it hard to share everything you want?  Me too.  The files I’ve saved to favorites are overflowing, so it’s time for me to empty out that big bucket of inspiration and share with you some of my favorite finds this week…from wedding to holiday talk, all in one spot.  So grab a cup of coffee and join me for some cawfee tawk, won’t you?

Yes, coffee is my friend, isn’t it yours?  Grab this print for your home or office from Etsy seller Monicalee!

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The Yummies!

* Looking for some unique and helpful tools for planning your wedding or other event?  Event Manager Blog  has covered several for you to geek out on & enjoy.

* Shartreuse has been covering 25 Days of Christmas over at her blog, have you joined her Flickr group yet to add your own pictures?

* Letterpress lovers!  If you’re searching for some stylish monogrammed letterpress stationery, go on over to Bellis Studios, her monogrammed notecards are on sale! 

* Hostess With The Mostess has brought us loads of inspiration for your holiday party or winter wedding through her “Inspire Me” Holiday Entertaining Contest.  Get on over there and vote for your favorite tablescapes and decor.   Find even more ideas in her Flickr group!

* Anne from Perfect Bound has officially started sharing her wedding day pictures taken by photographer Belathee.  Stop over and take a look, the pictures are stunning, as is she.  Congratulations, Anne!

* Chicago’s own loved makeup artist  Sonia Roselli introduces us to not only her brand new shop, Sonia Roselli Esthetique, but also to the perfect store for the vintage-style bride.

* Feeling zesty?  Globetrotting Bride shares with us “Scenes From A Spanish Wedding” – the pictures are spicey hot and sooo gorgeous!  Ole! 

* Are you a Parisian bride?  Find out what it takes to accomplish true Parisian Style over at the very inspiring iCiNG blog!  While you’re there, don’t forget to send her birthday wishes, as her blog just turned 2.  Watch this VIDEO to meet the lovely Gala!

Cheers!

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ndUTCp31UTC12bUTCMon, 22 Dec 2008 11:04:30 +0000 11, 2008 at 11:04 am

Starbucks: Free Coffee For Voters, Ben & Jerry’s: Free Ice Cream!

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…On Tuesday, November 4th – Vote – Get Free Coffee & Free Ice Cream!

Starbucks has a new ad out, have you seen it?  If you vote, stop into any Starbucks, tell them you voted and they’ll give you a free cup of coffee.  Can’t beat it…so be sure to VOTE, people!

Read & learn more at Starbucks.com.

Also, my new blogging friend and talented event planner Sarah, owner of The Wedding Hub, has informed me that Ben & Jerry’s is giving away free ice cream on Election Day.  I’m in!

Read more by going to BenandJerrys.com.   Thanks for the sweet info, Sarah!  Now get out and VOTE, everyone!

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