Monthly Archives: September 2012

Weekly Rally: That Fair-Weather Feeling

Oh, how I love September!  And, oh, how it has flown by… what with all sorts of birthdays (mine’s actually today… eek), weddings, and such.  It also marks the beginning of autumn.  While I was preciously hanging on to the last days of summer earlier this month, once the crisper air hit around the official
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New Design: Ocean

It’s Friday — our favorite day of the week here at The Green Kangaroo!  That’s because each Friday we have another new creation straight from the designer’s desk to share with you! We realize the fall season has officially begun, but we’re not quite ready to let go of summer just yet! And since Summer 2013
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The Bride: Some Wedding Thoughts – Bridal Shower

The custom of the bridal shower is said to have grown out of earlier dowry practices, when a poor woman’s family might not have the money to provide a dowry for her, or when a father refused to give his daughter her dowry because he did not approve of the marriage. In such situations, friends of
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Wedding Invitations: Get Festive With Anniversary Party Invitations

So you’ve passed the one-year mark, or two, or even more, and now it’s time to celebrate! Picking out your anniversary party invitations doesn’t have to entail nearly the amount of obsession that choosing the perfect wedding invitations did, but that doesn’t mean you should grab the first invites you see on the shelf, either.
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Stir it Up: Frozen Banana Daiquiri

Gather supplies: (yields 1) 1 Banana (fresh, then frozen), peeled and cut into large chunks 2 oz Light Rum or Brazillian Cachaca 1 oz Lime juice, fresh squeezed 2-3 Large Ice Cubes 1 Strawberry, sliced thin 1 Orange, sliced thin, cut into quarters Mix it up: Blend all ingredients until smooth. Garnish with strawberries, orange
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Wedding DIY: Beaming Bride to Happy Wife!

Well, fellow brides… this past year of planning has come and gone with a quickness and I have transitioned from “beaming bride” to “happy wife,” with perhaps a little bit of “crazy lady” in the middle there.  That part only lasted a couple of weeks, thankfully, and I don’t think I ever crossed the line
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Wedding Trends: Unique Groomsmen Gifts

Guys, you’re tough to buy for… even when it’s another guy doing the buying.  My groom was in this what-to-get-my-groomsmen predicament a few weeks ago and we had a few conversations about what would be cool, useful, and also thoughtful.  It’s a hard call to make because often there’s also a budget issue and gadgety
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Planning: Some Wedding Thoughts – Engagement Party

Engagement parties are regarded as the traditional formal announcement of a wedding more frequently celebrated at a fancy restaurant or dinner party at home. While tradition can be a safe and predictable foundation for a party, we all know the most outstanding ones are remembered because of the unexpected fun had by all. Communicate If
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Wedding Etiquette: Listing Registry Information

Q: I’d like to list my registry information on my wedding invitation. I’d also like to tastefully note that I’d prefer to receive only gifts that are listed on our registry. How should I note this request?  — Hannah from SC A: Oh, my! You’ll have to forgive me, but I  just laughed out loud
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