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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!

Guys, Put It In A Letter…

April 15, 2011

…Then Put It On Her Finger!

Maybe you’re just dating.  Maybe you’re engaged!  Maybe you’re already married.  Who knows, who cares?  You do!  Which is why you should totally consider getting all romantic on her.  How so?  By writing her a love letter she can always keep close at hand, or rather, on it!

(“i (thou) Ring” by OneOriginJewelry on

Slip your love note into this charming and unique love letter ring.  Let it melt her heart, then prepare for one big, fat kiss!  Who knows, maybe you’ll even score a home-cooked meal.  Or, if she’s anything like me and can’t cook, perhaps you’ll get a uh, turkey sandwich instead.  Hey – nothing wrong with turkey, man!  Cheers!

The “How I Planned Your Wedding” Giveaway Winner Is…

March 3, 2011

…#13, Congratulations!

A big thank you to everyone who recently participated in the giveaway for the book, “How I planned Your Wedding” and a $50 Macy’s gift card!  You really posted some great wedding advice and some hilarious wedding funniesToo much fun!

One of my favorite funnies was the reader who wrote about the acorns that kept falling on her guests’ heads during her outdoor wedding.  OH, my gosh, that’s hilarious.  I can just picture it!  For those of you planning outdoor weddings, you may want to consider doing research on what kinds of tree branches hover over the area.  Ha, ha!  Also, watch out for the birdies – our winner’s bridesmaid got pooped on!

Speaking of, our winner, Lucky #13, has been chosen randomly through

Lucky #13, please email me with your shipping info by March 9th, 2011 so we can get you reading and shopping!  Unfortunately, if we do not hear back from you by that date, we will have to choose a new winner.  For those of you who didn’t win, no worries – you can still grab a copy of the book, “How I planned Your Wedding” by clicking HERE.  Cheers and happy planning!

Shoes That Make You Go…

February 17, 2011


I don’t think I need to write much here to explain how I feel about these shoes.  All you need to do, my dears, is look at them and you’ll understand.  Just LOOK at these SHOES!  They are special.

(Photo credit: Via seller ModernVintageBoutique on

Whether these become bridal shoes paired up with a gorgeous wedding gown, under super cute bridesmaid dresses or under a sexy pair of jeans, I think you know these are um, well, must haves.  It’s quite tragic that my feet are too big for these beauties – they only go up to size 9.  I’m a big fo0t 10 over here.  Jipped!  Oh well, at least one of you darlings will be able to enjoy…so do, enjoy!

How I Planned Your Wedding & Macy’s Gift Card Giveaway!

February 13, 2011

A Great Way To Kick Off Valentine’s Day, Wouldn’t You Say?

Brides, maybe you’ve just started to dip your toes into your wedding planning.  Yay!  Perhaps you’re dancing in the middle of it right now or you’ve already taken the jump into your happily-ever-after!  No matter what kind of wedded bliss you’re enjoying right now, you’ll get a kick out of the new book, “How I planned Your Wedding” !

Written by Elizabeth Wiggs Maas and her mother, the romance novelist Susan Wiggs, this true, tell-all mother-daughter story is a delightful read from the very start.  Truths are told without shame, experiences are shared with humor and creative advice is given.  It’s really a must-read for anyone about to say “I Do”!

This charming book brings reality to brides and comfort to moms everywhere.  Even if you’re not getting married or like myself, have already walked down the aisle, grab some hot chocolate, kick back and let the pages turn themselves…it’s truly adorable!  As is this giveaway…and um, you of course – but that’s a given!  Ready?

(Photography by:  Yvonne Wong)

One lucky reader will not only win a copy of  “How I planned Your Wedding”, but will also get to enjoy a $50 gift card to Macy’s!  How’s that for exciting, especially during this long winter – what’s better than a good book and some fab shopping?  Who’s in?

So here’s the plan.  To enter to win, simply leave a comment on this post telling me your best piece of wedding planning advice or your funniest wedding memory – whether it was your wedding or someone else’s.  Spill the juice!!!

If you feel like being super cool and groovy 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.  Can’t wait?  Buy the book by clicking HERE.

This giveaway is open to U.S. readers only (I’m sorry!) and will end at midnight CST on Monday, February 28, 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