Dec 25, 2011

Pretty DIY Project: Kissing crystal

Ever wanted to have mistletoe hanging in your home but felt it looked a little blah?

Today's little project is my blingy take on the traditional hanging mistletoe in your home. It only cost me around $3 to make it too. If you're getting married and having a Christmas themed wedding, this would be a really cute favor to give to guests.

Dec 24, 2011

And the Winner Is.....

The winner of the Bachelorette Party giveaway is Alica Cohick!  Congratulations!  Please private message me with your details so I can mail you your kit.

thank you to everyone that entered the contest.  I hope to have many more soon!

Dec 12, 2011

Winter Wedding Nails


If you're tired of the same old french manicure for bridal nails, why not try something different that goes with the season?

If you're a winter bride, why not do something pretty like snowflake nails, silver and white stripes or something festive for the holiday season?

When choosing your wedding nails, remember the wedding is just one day; but you'll have your polish color long after.  

Don't keep a boring polish on for your honeymoon!

I've searched for all kinds of pretty nail designs to keep the winter blues away, but still give you a feminine bridal look.

Here's some pretty winter nail inspiration for you:

Dec 9, 2011

Bachelorette Party Giveaway!

Planning on throwing a Girls Night In Bachelorette Party?  This totally fabulous Bachelorette Party in-a-box  is the perfect solution for you and we're giving it away to one lucky follower!  We love that it's ready to go for up to 12 people!

Dec 8, 2011

So In love with Vintage Garters

Emily Riggs Bridal "Vintage"
I spotted these beautiful lace and rhinestone bridal garters today and fell in love.

If you're sick of all the cheap polyester mass-produced garters (probably from a sweatshop in China) that you find everywhere, this is a lovely change.

Emily Riggs Bridal "Trousseau"
The site also has other lovely lace and jewel encrusted baubles for you to wear on your special day. 

Dec 3, 2011

DIY Christmas gift - Festive Pin-up girl plates

Two Completed Plates
Hi All,

Tis' the season for going broke buying those gifts for everyone....not!

To bring back the spirit of the season I'm making gifts for as many people as I can to give something personal and special (and of course fun)!

My 4 Ready to Go Christmas Pin-Up Designs

For my cousin that I love dearly, I decided to make her festive vintage pin-up girl plates. I know she will go crazy for them. I wanted to make her some festive plates because I know she loves entertaining guests and loves things that are fabulously girly (read feathers, glitter & bling) and I knew pin-up girls with fun sayings would make her squeal for joy.

Dec 1, 2011

Bachelorette Party Ideas

Since I recently posted about my fun day with my girls at Truro Vineyards, I thought it would be nice to put together a list of activities to do with your girls if you're planning a Bachelorette party.

If you're looking for some fun things to do with the girls, here's a list of some fun ideas:

  • Pub Crawl (make up t-shirts & have games to play at each stop!)
  • Do a City Scavenger Hunt (Have a lead person make a map with things you need to collect at each stop.  Whichever girl/group finishes first with the most stuff wins!)
  •  Have a Spa Day (Either book a place or do at-home pampering with drinks, music and lots of options)
  • Visit a Vineyard/ Winery and spend the day sipping and taking notes.
  • Booze Cruise: Make sure you get one with a band/dj, food & drinks!  This actually is a great idea if you're doing a combo bachelor / bachelorette party.  I used this for a friend getting married that was stumped on what to do for a combo party.
  • Male Encounters: If you want to embarass your friend or just have fun with the girls, this can be a funny thing to go to (especially when you see the little old ladies having fun!)
  • Ceramics painting party: Lots of these places let you book a table ahead of time and bring your own wine.  You all grab a cast piece to paint (from plates, to mugs & more) and enjoy chatting and painting your pottery however you want.  They fire it for you and you get a nice piece to use in your home or give as a gift!  Note:  It's really nice if all the girls collectively purchase pieces in a set and paint them to give to the bride to be.  She'll have a collection of say--desert plates from all her maids that are hers to cherish.