Sunday, September 30, 2007
Fake Cake for your wedding? Before you turn your nose up about the idea of this new trend, think about it, we have fake teeth, fake designer bags, fake hair and nails, and so on. Isn't everything about the presentation? So, why not go with a fake cake to save money?
The concept is very simple. Fake cakes are usually made of styrofoam and Permaice icing or they can be decorated with real icing. -- Most cakes, offer a spot where you can insert a piece of real cake (there is a slice cut out of the styrofoam) - and the bride and groom can actually cut the (fake cake) and produce a real slice of cake. And, you can have the top tier as a real cake if you like (the one you save for your anniversary.)
For the budget-minded bride and groom, fake cakes are a less costly alternative to buying an expensive wedding cake. The idea is to have an elegant, multi-tiered pretend cake for show while serving guests slices from a real, tasty and inexpensive sheet cake (usual hidden in the back room : )
If you think about it, at most weddings, after a bride and groom take the traditional first slice of their real wedding cake, it's often wheeled away from guests, out of their sight, to be cut up and served on plates. Do the same thing using a fake cake and a sheet cake, and guests will be none the wiser."
Friday, September 28, 2007
Summer Wedding? Summer Party. Member of the party a fisherman or love the water? There is so much you can do with this fish vase. One option that is rater beautiful is to use it as a centerpiece. You can fill it with colored water and water plants or if you dare... beta fish. A lucky guest at the table gets to take it home. It's quite striking and beautiful. Your guests will be sure to be talking about this centerpiece! Or, if you go to the carnival and get at gold fish -- this makes a plain ol' nice fish bowl!
Handblown Glass Fish Bowl A definite conversation starter! This beautifully detailed Handblown Glass Fish Bowl can be filled with a colorful beta or decorative rocks and plants. The bowl can also be used as a candy jar. Hand wash recommended
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Personalized Couples Cocoa Cone - Multiple Designs Available
Like a great love story this favor is sweet and surprising. A serving of delicious cocoa complete with a mound of marshmallows and pink and white heart candy is cleverly presented in a cone-shaped favor bag. Plus the
cone bears the bride and groom's names and wedding date. With a lovely organza ribbon this cocoa cone creates one of the most original favors your guests will have ever seen! Due to personalization this product has a minimum order requirement of 24. To ensure freshness, please enter desired delivery date below. If you would like to order a sample, please enter the number of samples you would like to order below. Please note: if you order less than 24 favors, your own personalization will not appear on the favors.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Love my sweets! And I am weak, weak, weak! I admit it! And the idea of eating cookies and losing weight is very enticing to say the least. With this in mind I am trying Dr. Sanford Siegal's COOKIE DIET™ (they are not your ordinary cookie). And, in the spirit of Jim Henson's Cookie Monster, "Me Need Cookie!"
To give a little background, these cookies were created in 1975 in Dr. Siegel's kitchen when he introduced them to his diet patients to help curb their hunger cravings. According to Seigel, the cookies work because they suppress hunger longer than most diet foods. And, he states, "It's no secret that to burn fat, you have to eat less calories than your body requires, and that is hard to do when you're hungry." Which is precisely what his cookies are for -- they suppress hunger and you can just them in conjunction with other diets.
The cookies are FDA approved and come in chocolate, oatmeal raisin, blueberry, coconut and banana. They contain amino acids and proteins. The consistency is light and spongy (like a muffin or fruit bread). They can be eaten cold or heated in a microwave for 10 to 15 seconds. and here is the best part ... you can eat six cookies per day when hungry. Dinner is the one meal allowed on the cookie diet and you should eat a lighter meat dish with veggies.
According to Siegel (and I agree) most diets don't work because if you are hungry you are hungry and Dr. Siegal's COOKIE DIET™ more than 500,000 people have lost weight eating cookies.. Hope I can make it 500,001! So, I'll keep you posted : )
Monday, September 24, 2007
The ancient Celtic tradition of handfasting is a wonderful way for couples (Irish or not!) to symbolize a commitment and eternal bond during a wedding ceremony. Each of the thirteen colorful ribbons has a special meaning like unity, honor, prosperity and energy. The ribbon set measures 3 feet long and arrives in an organza bag. Included are directions for use, suggested prayers and a complete list of the symbolic meaning of your ribbons.
Sunday, September 23, 2007
This gorgeous necklace is beautiful all by itself with gemstone chips, bali silver beads and Swarovski pearls, but, we add a photo tile strung onto a sterling silver clasp to make it perfect! Since ... more info.
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Create Delicious Candied flowers
Petals from any edible flower (These flowrs may be safely eaten and are suggested for this recipe: Pansy, violet, rose, nasturtium, gladiola, carnation, dianthus, calendula, squash blossom, lilac, marigold, dandelion, peach blossom, plum blossom, orange blossom, hibiscus, geranium, bachelor button, snapdragon, jasmine, gardenia, and angelica.)
- Several well-beaten egg whites
- Vanilla extract
- Bowl of granulated sugar
- Mix a few drops of vanilla into the egg whites.
- Dip a paintbrush in the egg whites and coat the petals.
- Dip petals into sugar until coated, then spread on wax paper to dry.
- Use to decorate cakes, cookies or anything else you like.
**You cannot use flowers bought at a florist for this recipe!! Many commercially-bought flowers contain pesticides and it is not worth it to ingest poison. Please obtain all flowers from organic retailers or from home-grown sources.**
.... or you be like me and buy them : )
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
This is just one of the fabulous patterns on offer at Berroco, a treasure-trove of patterns that I'd totally overlooked until now. In its pattern library you can browse for knit and crochet projects of all sorts, either by style or skill level.
A traditional design gets a touch of whimsy with two floating hearts dancing above your names and wedding date. Includes 3"x 9" unity candle, two 6" dripless taper candles and stand, and two 3"x 6" gift candles. You can specify white or ivory candles, silver or gold accessories, ink colors, name, and wedding date.
Friday, September 14, 2007
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and this weeks newsletter regards
information on donating your gown should you wish to help support "Brides Against Breast Cancer." Not everyone will want to do this, but for those of you who do, hopefully the newsletter will help you to follow through and do so. On another note, we are updating our site. Laptop Bride and would love to know what you think of the new site. Is it helpful? What changes would you make, etc. And, as usual, don't forget to check out the The Halloween Themed Wedding. from last week.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Affordable & Beautiful
Exclusive to Bailey Banks & Biddle, this stunning sterling
silver piece by Laura Gibson is aglow with freshwater cultured
pearls, rose quartz, pink tourmaline, white crystal and a pink
breast cancer charm. 10% from the purchase of each bracelet goes
directly to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Only $125.00 with
complimentary Fed Ex Shipping.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
From Queen Elizabeth I to our modern Queen Elizabeth II, the tradition of wearing pearls on the wedding day has continued. At the beginning of the 20th century, pearls were as much a nuptial gem in the United States as diamonds are today.
Monday, September 10, 2007
Experience the Orient with these unique hand crafted origami fortune cookies. With an array of delightful colors, these paper cookies are an ideal party favor to say thank you to your guest. Each origami cookie can be customized with an imprinted ribbon. Have the bride and groom's name and wedding date printed as a memento. (Sold in assorted colors and print design.), and this cute tea favor:
Sunday, September 9, 2007
Shop Dress (nice shop -- free shipping, no restocking fees, no taxes). I really like this store : ) (Hate to give business away but you gotta give credit where credit is due )
Looking for a great fall or Halloween themed table centerpiece for your celebration? Can't go wrong with the candles, candle holders and bowls at Illuminations. They offer wonderful candle holders, bowls, candles and wrought iron pieces that will blow your mind. The quality is wonderful and so are the prices. They are great go look at - and make a nice centerpiece gift for someone at the table! Fortunately, they also offer non-generic holiday candles and pieces as well. Worth checking them out!
Friday, September 7, 2007
What it is:A true all-in-one essential: sexy shadow, striking blush, subtle highlighter, and light-reflecting lip finisher tucked inside a go-anywhere compact.
What it is formulated to do:
The pinky-peach hue adds a splash of color to cheeks, a hint of shimmer to the lids, and illuminates your finest features.
theBalm Overshadow 100% Mineral Makeup, If You're Rich I'm Single
the sexpot series
If You're Rich, I'm Single ~ Mauve Pewter
The new Overshadow Series from theBalm features a collection of 100% pure mineral pigments in wearable colors that add a luxe look to the lid, taking the most subtle daytime shadow and amping it up for nighttime fun. Free of talc, preservatives, oil, and fragrance, this launch represents the first foray into the mineral market for theBalm.
The product allows tried and true shadow favorites to stay in the picture, but gives them a bit of an edge to make them feel fresh for a new season. The result? The Overshadow Series ~ a means by which to give the shadows already in your makeup arsenal a new dimension.
theBalm Pick-Up Liners Mini Eyeliner Pencils with Built-in Sharpener
Why start your new year off with just one man, when you can have three?
theBalm, the San Francisco based beauty company, introduces Pick-Up Liners in
three shades named after three of history's most romantic men: Casanova, Don Juan, and Romeo.
- For the playful girl in you try Casanova, a rich brown.
- For the ladies looking for a seductress use Don Juan, a true black.
- For the hopeless romantic use Romeo, a soft gray.
theBalm's new universally flattering trio of mini liners are designed to fit in the palm of your lady-like had to allow for ultimate control over your man. These easy to blend Pick-Up Liners provide a soft texture for easy application and long lasting finish. The vintage inspired packaging is on-the-go friendly and the built-in sharpener will help keep your eyes perfectly
lined and perfectly defined, and your men on point.
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Available for $2.95 each at Cheers Favor Company
Available for $1.85 each at Cheers Favor Company