Monthly Archives: December 2012

Bridal Advice: How to Stay within Your Wedding Budget when Ring Shopping

Before you go shopping you should have some idea of what you like.  Browse bridal magazines, websites and browse through a few local jewelers.  Don’t just go to any jeweler, do your research.  Ask family and friends for recommendations or find out which jewelers in your area are accredited by an authority in the field
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Uncategorized: Countdown to Christmas

Our little family loves Christmas traditions! Last year, we started something new. We purchased an advent calendar personalized with our family name and hung it on a wall in our living room. Rather then fill the daily slots with candy or treats, we chose to fill them with tiny pieces of paper featuring various Christmas
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DIY: Recycle Your Wedding – Wine Bottle Vase Project

Every year billions of greenhouse flowers are used for weddings not to mention everything else that ends up in the landfill and the water and energy used to clean the items that don’t.  Many people believe it is simply cheaper not to “go green” and once upon a time that may have been the case
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Uncategorized: Christmas Tea Party

My favorite tradition is our fancy tea party on Christmas morning.  We set out all sorts of our favorite finger foods and wear fancy hats and have Christmas music playing in the background.  This year, we may up the ante a bit and make it more of a Christmas brunch with breakfast casserole and monkey
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Uncategorized: Our Christmas Cookies

My mother’s paternal grandmother was known for her baking, and her Christmas cookies are legendary! Her recipes have been handed down throughout the years. Growing up, my sister and I would help my mother shape and decorate a myriad of sugary treasures. The traditional line-up includes: sprinkled sugar cutouts (thin and buttery, not thick and
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Uncategorized: Christmastime Crackers that Pop!

Oh, the magic of the holidays… we have so many fun little Christmastime quirks, but one that I remember vividly from my childhood and think I might just have to bring back this year is pulling crackers.  Pulling crackers, you ask?  Well, it’s sort of a British thing.  My nanny would always pass these out
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New: 3 Little Joey Designs!

The last New Design Friday of 2012 is upon us, and in honor of good ol’ Baby New Year, we’re unveiling three new Little Joey designs: Carnival, Pinstripe and Color Block! In early 2013, we will be launching more Little Joey designs, as well as adding two new collections: Bridal Shower Invitations and Rehearsal Dinner
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The Groom: Engagement Over the Holidays

As if Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza and New Year’s Eve weren’t enough, wedding engagement season is in full swing with a flurry of holiday marriage proposals, ‘Tis the Season to Get Engaged.  Wannabe husbands bend a knee and pledge their love to their one and only love. Remember, you just need the question and a
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Uncategorized: Handmade Holidays

I LOVE that the handmade market is such a flourishing one.  I am a huge proponent for the Shop Local and Buy Handmade campaigns and there’s no better time than the holidays to show some extra love to those downtown shops and local artisans.  Aside from supporting the community, I just love finding perfectly unique
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