Friday, February 26, 2010
Posted by Kristin Labels: non-wedding related
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Posted by Kristin Labels: flowers
Monday, February 22, 2010
Posted by Kristin Labels: cake
Friday, February 12, 2010
One last project before the big V-day weekend! These Valentine felt pins are adorable for your little ones or for attaching to a gift. I don’t see my husband wearing one, but I might just think about altering these into fridge magnets or maybe making them into a garland instead!View blog reactions
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Another sweet treat! These adorable Sweetie Pies would be perfect for no-nonsense homemade dessert! I love this idea because it’s easier than making a huge pie, and provides lots of extras for giving away to neighbors and friends!View blog reactions
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Since the weather is still pretty nasty out in central Michigan, I think my hunny and I will be picnicking indoors—but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy this fun Valentine Kit! It’s packed full of the necessities to get you through that special day… a bottle of wine, some flowers and even a mix cd, among many other goodies. I know many of you will be snatching up this idea, with a few customizations of course (sparkling grape juice for me)!
Thanks to Design*Sponge for this one!View blog reactions
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
Using Random.org, I've selected two winners from our pool of comments to receive a copy (each) of Real Simple Weddings 2010. Thank you all for participating, it's great to see what's challenging you during wedding planning!
Posted by Kristin Labels: giveaways
To start the week off right, I thought we should go with a sweet post from the recipe box of Martha Stewart. These Brownie Heart Cupcakes would please any valentine, because really, who doesn’t love to overindulge in chocolate once in awhile?
The recipe seems fairly straight forward, but if you’re tight on time, just get some instant cake mix, icing, and premade brownies (cut into heart shapes of course) to complete this look. Thanks Martha! Yum!View blog reactions
Friday, February 5, 2010
I had the opportunity to review a copy of Real Simple Weddings 2010 this week, and I have to say, I’m incredibly impressed by how much information is packed into every page! If you’re just starting to plan your wedding, and need a solid resource for everything wedding related, I would highly recommend this!
Real Simple Weddings is going to be your wedding planner in a box, essentially. Along with beautiful photos and ideas, it has a section covering every aspect of wedding planning, simply laid out right in front of you, along with a ton of common questions answered!
This magazine is an absolute must have, and because of that, I’m giving away a copy of Real Simple Weddings to one lucky reader. Comment with one of your toughest wedding planning tasks, and your first name, before Monday, February 8 at 5:00 pm EST. A winner will be randomly drawn and posted the following Tuesday.View blog reactions
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Thursday, February 4, 2010
With tea-length bridesmaid dresses being all the craze, brides are focusing more and more on what their maids will wear on their feet. Of course, the dress is most important, but the shoes, oh the shoes! If you don’t want a matchy-matchy look, you’ll probably have to get a little creative in this department.
My lovely sister-in-law is planning a July 2010 wedding, and the topic of shoes was brought up recently. I thought about it for weeks and have finally come up with some ideas.
Here's a little background info: She’s going with an airy sea glass color pallete with a little bit of blush thrown in for accents. Bridesmaid dresses will be tea length (not this exact dress) and in a light shade of ice blue.
Solution: Metallic shoes are always an option, as they can be considered a neutral color. These first two pumps would bring in a nice warm shade of pink and gold to the mix. I also like the second two strappy heels because they’ll keep the focus on the dress. Because these are made with such a small amount of material, you’ll barely notice your girls have shoes on at all! Finally, the last few selections have more of a classic look—a blush pink or ivory pump.
And don’t forget a cute pair of flip flops for later in the evening!
Sources: All photos taken from J Crew Wedding.
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Posted by Kristin Labels: shoes
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Monday, February 1, 2010
Baker’s twine is one of my favorite accessories to have on hand—it’s handy for everything! I think I like it more than (dare I say it) ribbon! Here are a few handy examples of ways to use baker’s twine in your wedding—favors, invites or place cards. The options are endless, and lucky for you, the twine comes in a variety of sweet colors. I love how it adds just a pinch of color, and how practical it is at tying up an invitation suite, or favor box. Not to mention it goes with just about any style!
The twine isn’t hard to find out on the internet—try Etsy for small quantities and wholesalers for bulk. Even if you end up with leftover twine, it’s perfect to accent small gifts, holiday cards or even decorate with around the house!View blog reactions