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An Easter Egg Hunt…

April 23, 2011

…For Creativity!

This is the first Easter I get to color eggs as a mom, so I’ve been really looking forward to it all week!  We plan on doing the traditional dyed eggs but I’ve also got some other ideas up my sleeve.  Check out the collection I’ve pinned up for inspiration this weekend!

(Photo credit:   Inspire Co. )

(Photo credits:  L ~ Sweet Paul found at Space For Inspiration and R ~ Home Road )

(Photo credit:  Annaleenas HEM )

Love ‘em?  Click the links below each picture to see how they were created.  Need more Easter egg inspiration?  Visit the other eggs I’ve collected by visiting me on Pinterest.  Happy egg styling!

Outdoor Parties…

April 19, 2011

…Planning One?  Entertain With This Stylish Serveware!

Whether you’re planning an outdoor party or an indoor soiree, pamper your guests with refreshments served straight up, in style!  Below, a few favorites that caught my eye this week…

(Top: Beverage Jar Labels and Serveware from Crate & Barrel, Ceramic Beverage Dispenser from Target and Serveware from Z Gallerie)

Line your fancy-dancy serveware up on a self-serve table, dressed up with creative drink names for your jar labels.   Think names like Blushing Bride, Marriage Mojito and Something Blue -or come up with your own clever ideas!

(Cocktail recipes and photos via Martha Stewart and The Knot)

Get your guests together for a toast, say “cheers” and then, look over at the photographer and say, “cheese”!  Bartender not required. Love!

The Senseo Winner Is…

January 6, 2011

…#9, Congratulations!!!

Thanks so much to everyone who participated in the Senseo Coffee Machine Giveaway, I loved reading everyone’s comments and yummy coffee recipes!

The winner, Tonya B. (#9), has been randomly chosen through a generator at Random.org:

Tonya, please email me with your shipping info by January 13, 2011 so we can get your Senseo coffee machine to you right away. Unfortunately, if we do not hear back from you by that date, we will have to choose a new winner.

Thank you again everyone and of course, thank you Senseo for sponsoring this fabulous giveaway! Don’t forget to visit Senseo to grab your own machine and also for some fab coffee break recipes. Oh and be sure to check out the others listed in the comments from the Senseo Coffee Machine Giveaway too! Cheers, happy mixing and happy sipping!

Fairies All Around…

January 5, 2011

Do You Believe? This Party Will Make You Want To!

Ever since our daughter was born, I’ve been on the lookout for ideas for her future birthday parties. My mom always made our birthdays special and something exciting to look forward to, so I really want to pass that on. When I saw this fairy party I knew I had to save it to memory and the best way to do that, of course, is by posting here! So, check it out…it’s so, so pretty and so, so girly.

(Photo credits: via the Fairy Party on Tradewind Tiaras)

Adorable, right? There are so many more details that you really must see on the Tradewind Tiaras blog, along with awesome how-to instructions for how to create and plan your own fairy party! Need help with decor? Visit one of my favorite places for whimsical party supplies, Luna Bazaar.

As for me, well, I think I’ll sit tight and try not to rush into planning any birthday parties for her just yet. I want to enjoy my baby being a baby for as long as I can…she’s growing up (tall!) so quickly, hard to believe she’s almost 6 months old! Now I finally understand the phrase, “you’ll always be my baby…”. Being a mom rocks.

Thanks for the inspiration, Tradewind Tiaras! xo -Jaim

Giveaway: Say “I Do” To Senseo…

December 23, 2010

…Fall In Love All Over Again, Only This Time With Coffee!

Pssst! Hey, you – coffee cravers, caffeine addicts, java jumblers and latte lovers! Many of you know I’m a fan of the bean, with all the bridal coffee talk we do around here. Why wouldn’t I be? Coffee smells amazing, stimulates the brain, stirs up creativity and good conversation.

Have you ever heard of Senseo coffee machines? I’m sure you have, as these works of art are the hottest in trendy, delicious coffee making. That truth being said, I’m excited to share that Senseo has offered to give one of our lucky readers their very own Senseo coffee machine! Whoa – prepare to enter the land of yummy. Who’s in?

I’ve been hooked on this thing ever since Senseo kindly gave me one to try. Seriously, it’s schwanky, yet simple to use and totally brings out the inner barista in me!

Once it’s ready, you can whip up a (super delicious) fresh cup of coffee in less than a minute. Fast, easy and fancy-dancy! Since it’s a pod system, we’re not wasting a bunch of coffee like we normally would with a regular coffee machine. It’s great for those who enjoy different types of coffee, leaving everyone happy with their own type and flavor! There are a million reasons to love it – click to read more about Senseo coffee machines.

So, dearios, ya want one? Here’s your chance to WIN one!!! Just follow the rules below. Can’t wait? Buy one now by visiting the Senseo store or by locating a retailer near you. Also, while you’re visiting the Senseo site, be sure to take a coffee break and grab yourself some yummy recipes! You must try the Triple Chocolate Raspberry Truffle - it’s heaven in a cup. For real. ;)

WIN it!

To ENTER TO WIN, simply leave a comment in the feedback link on this post, sharing with me one of the following: your favorite coffee recipe, your favorite memory spent over coffee or how you would use your Senseo machine if you won it. Simple!

Of course, if you feel like being a sweetie and would like to earn an extra entry, follow It’s A Jaime Thing on both Facebook and Twitter (Counts as one entry total). Leave a separate comment on this blog post telling me you did so.

This giveaway is open to U.S. readers only (I’m sorry!) and will end at midnight CST on Wednesday, January 5, 2011.

***Just a note*** We like to keep it friendly and clean here, so be nice! Any negative comments posted will not be published and will not count as an entry. The winner will be chosen via a random generator, announced shortly after the closing date and will be notified by email. The winner will have to claim their prize by contacting me within one week. If the prize is not claimed within that time period, a new winner will be chosen. Thank you, good luck and don’t forget to spread the word! :) ~Jaim

P.S. The opinions above are my own, I would not lie about coffee. Trust me, I’m a coffee freak. ;) xo







The Perfect Match…

November 5, 2010

…With Flowers ‘N Cake!

No, not everything has to be all matchy-matchy, you’re right. However, I must say I love it when brides draw some of their details together in small ways, such as coordinating the tiny details of their wedding cake with their bridal bouquet. I’m crazy over this gorgeous black and white duo…

(Photo credits: pics via New Jersey Bride ~ cake by OC Cake Studio, flowers by Manic Botanic, photography by EZ Memories.)

That cake is almost too pretty to eat! What are your favorite ways to bring a wedding or party together? Do share, I’d love to hear!