Archive for the Gift Ideas Category

Gift To The Grands…

January 29, 2011

…Grandparents Need Something Special, You Know?

Nobody can tell a love story better than a couple who has been together for over 50 years. Want a way to honor your grandparents for your wedding day? Check out this totally sentimental and freaking awesome gift idea from

(Photo credit: Grandparents journal from

So how does it work? Do you really expect them to fill this sucker out themselves, with arthritis and all? No, of course not! Rather, with the time leading up to the big day, you need to do what they’ll love most – visit them. Call them. Spend time with them! Interview them, asking questions from the book, take notes and later surprise them with this lovely book!

“Features prompts such as ‘Where I grew up,’ ‘Favorite Family Traditions,’ ‘What I did for fun,’ ‘My least favorite job,’ ‘My favorite ice cream flavor’ and ‘A place I would like to visit.’ With space to write a short response to each question and two pages dedicated to holding favorite photos, this is a great way to get a glimpse into a grandparent’s life, and hopefully spark additional conversations.” –

Down the road, after you have your own kids, they’ll have a special keepsake to read about their great grandparents and so will you. Grab a copy by clicking HERE. Enjoy!

Dear Spring, Please Hurry…

January 29, 2011

…Kick Winter’s Ass Off The Radar!

Yes, I said ass. Sorry but I can’t help it, it’s the correct word for winter. Winter is being an ass right now and it needs to go away. Spring needs to giddy on up so I can take my daughter for stroller walks again and show her more trees, butterflies, clouds and nature! Speaking of nature, don’t you just love these?

Oooh, I really like the lemon yellow ones too!

(Photo credit: Heart Felt Ornaments by SewnNatural on Etsy)

Wouldn’t these be such an adorable way to tie up your bridesmaids’ gifts? You could also use these as both wedding favors and placecard holders. Hang ‘em from a tiny potted tree and you’ve got some love to give your guests! These adorable hearts are sold in most every color of the rainbow, to easily coordinate with your wedding colors. Need some? Grab ‘em over at SewnNatural on Etsy. Love! ;)

DIY Gift Tag Garland

January 18, 2011

…An Easy Decor Idea For Your Big Day!

Just imagine…whimsical tags hung delicately with string, dancing and twirling above you as you sip your champagne. I wonder, could you find a way to turn these gift tag displays into lovely garland to hang? I bet you could!

(Photo credits: Purple gift tags from LCBPaper on Etsy)

Buy or make your own tags and attach them with string in the length you prefer. Use paper clips to hang your tags from string hung from the ceiling. Use your new garland to pretty up a doorway, a wall or even tree branches!

(Photo credit: Wedding garland via Once Wed)

Maybe even create a mobile-type fixture to hang above your tables using tags. Not a fan of the paper clip? Try these stylish pegs to hang your garland, or paint your own…

(Photo credits: Grey geometric pegs grey geometric pegs from Etsy seller Another Donkey Design)

How would you decorate with tags? Do share!

Get Your Man A Cave…

January 18, 2011

…He’ll Love It.

Okay ladies, what’s fair is fair! When it comes to your home, sharing is caring and that includes space for your man. After all, you know you’re going to take over that closet (if you haven’t already). Get your groom the gift of room and a sign that points to it. He’ll love it. We think… ;)

(Photo credits: Engraved Man Cave sign via ManCaveSigns on Etsy)

What is a “man cave, you ask? Here’s the man cave definition at this Etsy shop:

MAN CAVE – A room, space, corner or area of a dwelling that is specifically reserved for a male person to be in a solitary condition, away from the rest of the household in order to work, play, involve himself in certain hobbies, activities without interuption. This area is usually decorated by the male that uses it without interferance from any female influence.ManCaveSigns on Etsy

While you’re at it, why not get him some man cave gear to go with this charming little space? Uh oh. What’s wrong ladies, feeling left out? Buy yourself some sexy cave woman lingerie for your happily ever after, then later hang in YOUR closet. ;) Love!

Swirl Up A Sweet Soiree…

January 8, 2011

…With Luna Bazaar!

Um, yay! If you’re a bride-to-be, party peep or soiree seeker, listen up. Luna Bazaar, one of our awesome sponsors, is offering up some great discounts to use through Monday, January 10th! I could live at this store. They have a ton of items to choose from so you can paint your party (or home!) with perfection. Great prices too! Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post to grab yourself a sweet deal at checkout!

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Grab yourself a fancy discount for Luna Bazaar! Use these codes at checkout:

Spend $350, get $35 off with code 35FROM350

Spend $250, get $25 off with code 25FROM250

Spend $150, get $15 off with code 15FROM150

Spend $100, get $10 off with code 10FROM100

Happy shopping and of course, happy planning! ;)

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

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!