Thursday, August 25, 2011

Body Shape Wear - DEAL!

I have always heard wonderful things about Julie France body shape wear (think Spanx). It's pretty much all the same! I also think it's super important to have on the RIGHT undergarments on the big day! Even if you are just getting started with the process of shopping for a dress you should have your undergarments 1st! That way you know how the dress looks with the right "body amour" on! So, I just found an incredible deal on Totsy so, of course I wanted to send you over! The deal lasts for THREE MORE DAYS! Plus sizes are available too! Yay! 50% off is the deal you get - so...BUY BUY BUY! 

If you have a Totsy account just go and sign in! If you don't have an account click this link:

Monday, August 22, 2011

Invitation or Save the Date Deal!

Open my email box to this great deal from yet another new deal site! I think I get daily emails from 5 or 6 different companies now but, I have also bought some amazing deals! It's hard to give up on getting the emails - you know what I mean right? So, back to today's deal: $20 for $50 worth of invitations from Paper Culture.

Paper Culture has some unique differences when it comes to ordering online invitations - they have a nice comparison chart but, let's look at a couple of things that I think are pretty cool about this company! 

  • All Cards & Envelopes: 100% Post-Consumer Recycled
  • They plant a tree in your honor w/ EVERY Order
  • All Cards: 130lb Paper
  • FREE Mail & Addressing Service
Wedding Photo Thank You Cards – Classic - Latte

I absolutely LOVE that they offer the mailing and addressing service - talk about a time saver! WOW. You only have to pay for the stamps - there are no hidden fees with this service and that really impressed me!

The deal is on now for $50 worth of invitations for $20! There are only a limited number of deals available but, you  have until August 26th to purchase this deal (unless they sell out!).

Paper Culture offers: Save the Date Cards, Moving Announcements, Thank You cards and so many other choices! This is definitely not a deal to miss! 

Sunday, August 21, 2011

We have a WINNER!

Thank you all for entering our Woodland Heart Cake Topper Giveaway from BetterOffWed! We have selected a winner via

Kim said...
Oh. My. Goodness. I l LOVE these. I am not a huge fan of traditional cake toppers, but these are so stinkin' cute. I would love to have one for my upcoming wedding :)

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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Giveaway: Wedding Cake Topper

It's been awhile since we have had a giveaway on the blog! When I saw the Woodland Heart Wedding Cake Toppers made by BetterOffWed, I knew immediately that I wanted to have a giveaway for one! 

Winner will be announced soon!

The Woodland Heart Wedding Cake Topper in Party Pink - Birch Wood

  • Get ONE entry for: Following my blog PUBLICLY (which means I can see you are following). Leave a comment to let me know you follow.
  • 5 BONUS ENTRIES: Grab my Blog Button and add it to your page (leave an additional post with link to let me know you did this!) and get FIVE bonus entries! If my button is already on your page just state that and you get the 5 bonus entries!

YOU CAN GET UP TO 10 ENTRIES into this giveaway!
(leave one comment for each item you do!)

This giveaway will end on: August 20th, 2011 at 5pm PST and the winner will be posted and contacted shortly there after! If we do not hear from the winner within 3 days, another winner will be chosen. PLEASE, make sure you leave me a way to contact you!!

Value of giveaway: $53.00
Shipping Charges: Included

This giveaway is open to US and CANADIAN RESIDENTS only!

Good luck to everyone!

Woodland Heart Wedding Cake Toppers

I love when I find things I would purchase myself (if I were getting married again!). One of my favorite things about writing this blog is sharing amazing, unique finds. When I came across these cake toppers on Etsy I knew I had to share! My hope is that someone reading this little blog will find things for their wedding - it's tough to weed out all the goodies that are out there when you are planning a wedding so, I hope that my lovely readers like all the ideas I share!

Etsy seller BetterOffWed is getting married this month! Her Etsy shop opened because she was creating custom items for her own wedding and she wanted to share her handmade items with other brides! I love finding items that are made from actual brides!

The Woodland Heart Wedding Cake Topper in Berry - $45.00

The Woodland Heart Wedding Cake Topper in Berry - Birch Wood

The Woodland Heart Wedding Cake Topper in Party Pink $45.00

The Woodland Heart Wedding Cake Topper in Party Pink - Birch Wood

Another thing I look for in items I love to share: things that can be used AFTER the wedding! You are going to be spending a lot of cash for the big day so, any item that has a use after is a huge bonus in my book! These cake toppers have many uses after the big day - simply snip the stakes with a pair of scissors and your topper is now a keepsake piece for your home and for generations to come. Hang your topper next to your wedding photo, display it in a shadow box frame or even tie a cord around it and hang it on your holiday tree. I absolutely adore these cake toppers. The heart is made out of fabric so you have many colors to match your wedding scheme. 

I've been been keeping my eye out for something that I have been wanting to giveaway on the blog and guess what? This is it! Stay tuned...the next post will be about how you can win your very own Woodland Heart cake topper from BetterOffWed...a little giveaway from me to you!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

HOT! Shoe deal but you must ACT FAST

Looking for an amazing bridal shoe deal? Well, here it is - but, as always you must ACT FAST because deals like this always sell out fast! There's a new deal site called MyHabit (read all of this post to get ADDITIONAL SAVINGS with the amazing discount codes on top of the already incredible deal!)

Looking for Badgley Mischka evening shoes? Get them NOW! These are HOT HOT HOT!
Regular $225 now $99

MYHABIT is Amazon’s new private fashion sale site offering up to 60% off hand-picked styles from designer & boutique brands, featuring apparel, shoes, jewelry and accessories for men, women and children. New sale events start every day and typically run for 72 hours; product inventory is limited and is available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Customers who sign up to the site to become members will discover products and be able to make purchases  signing up is free and easy, and it is possible to use your credentials to sign in.

MYHABIT also features:
*360-degree video of the clothing on live models
*Hundreds of popular and designer brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, TUMI,
Rebecca Minkoff, Juicy Couture
Save $25 off your order INTLSHIP – exp UNKNOWN
Save $10 on your order MYHABITX – exp 9/1/11

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Mini Cakes

One of the featured vendors for the Aqua Blue and Red inspiration was Carrie's Cakes. This bakery, located in Sandy, UT, is the owned and operated guessed it: Carrie! She has been making cakes for over 30 years and I can tell you, it really makes a difference when you have that much experience behind you! An idea I toyed around with when I was planning my own wedding (6 years ago) was having mini cakes - but, they were pretty much non-existent then.

Carrie has a whole section of her website dedicated to these delightful mini works of art! She has perfected the use of fondant - she has her own secret recipe and if you have ever tried working with fondant you will know what a huge undertaking this is.
One of the best things about mini cakes is that you can have all different kinds of cakes - different shapes, sizes and flavors! 

The other reason I wanted to share about Carrie's Cakes is because she seems FUN! I looked at all her incredible cakes and I read her blog. She offers cake classes and has a store on her website where you can purchase tools if you want to try your hand at cake making - even DVD tutorials! But, the thing that really put her personality in perspective was this video:

Wedding cake delivery on a scooter! from David Perry on Vimeo.

Kudos to you Carrie! I loved watching this video because, seriously - when have you ever seen something like this? Love the polka dot helmet, love the awesome pink scooter and love the CakeSafe delivery box! This is just awesome - I wish I was in Utah so I could meet her in person (and order a mini cake!).

Aqua Blue and Red Wedding Color Inspiration

Are you ready for my favorite color combo? Sure, it's a little different and not your average wedding color - but these two colors together totally rock! I have seen these colors matched up before but, when I saw this gown from Bonny Bridal (style 6123) I was in love! What a gorgeous gown!

This dress is from the Crown Collection but, with it's little sweep train would be perfect for an outdoor wedding! I could even picture this dress in a tropical location - matching the ocean color! Just thinking about how beautiful this would be makes me want to fly off to an out of the way destination wedding!


The Ritzy Rose came up with this gorgeous brooch bouquet, Tutu cute flowergirl dresses, Handmade clutch for your bridesmaids, Crown Collection Gown, Carrie's Cakes has some awesome wedding cakes and if you are in Sandy, Utah you should check her out, this Save The Date Card does have a matching wedding invitation, my favorite handmade tie maker Me And Matilda has this adorable necktie and the paper place cards are certainly one of a kind!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Red, White and Black Wedding Inspiration

It's the beginning of a new month! This summer has been flying by! I continue to be amazed by the enormous talent of artists who hand make gorgeous details for your wedding or bridal shower! Today was inspired by seeing these gorgeous red poppies:
Image of Modern Poppies Cake
They are actually sugar flowers made by Two Sugar Babies. You can dress up any plain cake with their amazing creations and voila! You have a work of art! Two Sugar Babies  makes cookie toppers, cake pop decorations, and even brownie toppers! Their creations even coordinate with social stationary designed by Kelly Lyden of WHHostess. 

So, finding the poppies led me on an adventure of red, white and black! I fell in love with this sassy feather fascinator (veil is not included in the price but can be purchased individually) paired it with bridesmaid dress style 7104 from Bonny Bridal (about $165 suggested retail price) and then found these adorable peep toe pumps! The price is AMAZING - only $39.99 and free shipping from Your Shoe Store. Lastly, I headed back to Etsy for one more look around for wedding items in my color theme. Luckily for me (and you) I found these handmade paper flowers. The price is awesome: $3.75 for 25 flowers. These flowers gave me all kinds of ideas! They are small (approx. 5/8 in diameter). My mind started racing with all the things these dainty flowers could embellish for your wedding and DIY projects: invitations, placecards, will-you-be-my bridesmaid cards and so much more! Are you using Red, White and Black as your wedding colors? If so, share any of your amazing finds!