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A Win, Win Situation With Bellis & Shartreuse Studios!

December 2, 2010

…Cozy Up With Winter Goodies!

Congratulations to Allison, of Manic In The City and Angela, of Angela’s Kitchen, winners of the 2011 desktop calendar giveaway! Not Allison or Angela? Fear not. The hosts are offering my darling readers (that includes you) an exclusive discount this week - 15% off! Just use promo code jaime15 at checkout when shopping at either Bellis Studios, Shartreuse Studios or both.

(Photo credits: via Bellis Studios & Shartreuse Studios)

Hurry, the code expires on Wednesday December 8, 2010. Happy shopping!

Chicago: Sonia Roselli Makeup Giveaway!

October 7, 2010

…Help Her Celebrate Her 2-Year Anniversary By Entering!

Calling all Chicago brides! My beautiful friend and famed Chicago makeup artist, Sonia Roselli, is hosting an amazing giveaway to celebrate her 2-year anniversary. See below for prizes and click here for details on how to enter. You won’t want to miss this, so hurry! The giveaway ends on Friday, October 8th.

(Photo credit: Sonia Roselli)

Contest prizes:

1st place: A Fall 2010 Makeup Pallet with 40 new colors for spring! Value $400 (Includes 12 shadows, 8 Lipsticks, 4 Blushes in faux leather case).

2nd place: Makeup Application with Sonia Roselli and headshots for your Facebook profile pic ($175 value)!

3d place: 2 Lip Glosses from the Sonia Roselli Fall Collection – Sugar Berry and Pink Petal ($40 value).

Visit Sonia Roselli on Facebook now. Good luck!!!

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For The Sunflower Bride…

July 12, 2010

…Gorgeous & Modern Sunflower Letterpress Invites!

If you’re planning a sunflower wedding, send a little extra sunshine to impress your guests! Do so with these stunning swirly Sunflower Letterpress Invitations which I recently featured over at Savvy Scoop Blog


What is letterpress? “The art of letterpress involves inking raised type and then impressing it directly onto the printing surface. The result is an impression that you can see and feel.”Denise Johnson

This gorgeous design can also be printed in the colors curry and brown! Choose from several different pieces to complete your perfect invitation. Want to get a feel before you order your invitations? Get yourself a sample by clicking HERE.


Brides, if you love the look but you’re on a tighter budget, no worries. Consider the option of printing digital instead! Digital printing is also a faster option if you’re in a bit more of a hurry.


Once your wedding is over, check out the Bellis Studios coordinating Sunflower Letterpress Thank You Cards to send to your guests!


To find information on this line, see other designs or to view pricing, visit the Bellis Studios site and check out her blog.

Also, if you’re looking for even more happy, sunny and lovely sunflower wedding inspiration, visit the entries I posted about my cousin’s sunflower wedding by clicking HERE and her sunflower bridal shower by clicking HERE. Let the sun shine in!

It’s A Baby Shower…

May 25, 2010

…For Our Baby Girl!

This weekend, some of my closest friends and family threw us a baby shower for our baby girl on the way! We are truly blessed and so grateful. It was such a nice time and everything was so beautiful! I had to share a few pictures with you from this very lovely day…

From vintage babies, gorgeous decor and eco-friendly favors to delicious food, yummy desserts and games, we were blown away!

We still can’t get over what a great time it was…

Check out the clothes-line…too cute, huh? I was thinking about maybe using the line and pins to hang pictures with in the nursery. What do you think?

I laughed when my friend informed me she wore her leopard heels to the shower just for me, since everyone knows I’ve been missing my high heels with these swollen pregnant feet of mine! Too funny. Fear not, I tried to stay stylish yet comfy with my cozy, pink polka-dotted slippers…

Sexy, eh? I mean really, being pregnant just doesn’t get any hotter than this! Riiiight. Anyhow, it really was a great time, so thanks to all my friends and family who put it all together and who came out to celebrate our baby on the way. We are so excited to soon introduce her to the world!

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Invite A Cupcake Truck To Your Chicago Wedding!

May 12, 2010

…I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Ice Cream Cupcakes?

Do you remember when you were little, how excited you’d get when the ice cream truck would roll down your street? If you were anything like me, you’d look out the window and run through the house, digging for change, screaming to your family, “Ice-cream truck! Ice-cream truck!” as if it were the best thing on Earth.

Well, Chicago, no longer do we need to sigh with nostalgia. Flirty Cupcakes is bringing excitement back to our neighborhoods, with their fabulous new cupcake truck!

That’s even better than an ice-cream truck, wouldn’t you agree? This uber-adorable cupcake van just launched it’s wheels in Chicago on May 10th! Traveling it’s way through the city streets, the Flirty Cupcakes van has been bringing smiles to curb-side cupcake lovers…keeping them updated by posting their daily routes on Twitter and Facebook. But it doesn’t stop there…

Brides, pay attention. This is seriously way cool! According to their website, “Flirty Cupcakes will gladly squeal its tires at any party, social event or meeting. The truck is available to rent by the hour for parties. The cupcakes can also be dropped off curbside for meetings or parties.”

Um, hello?! What wedding guests or bridal party wouldn’t LOVE to indulge in some curbside cupcakes? Perhaps you could call the Flirty Cupcakes van over as a sneaky treat for your bridesmaids while you’re all getting ready for the big day. Or, have them stop by between the ceremony and reception, while your guests are waiting as you take your pictures! It’s perfect.

(Above photo credits: via Flirty Cupcakes, Chicago)

Go on. Let them eat cake. For more information or to contact Flirty Cupcakes for your wedding or event, click HERE. Also, be sure to stop by their Twitter or Facebook page to show ‘em some love. Who knows, maybe they’ll pop up in a town near you!

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Save The Date, Chicago Is Tying The Knot…

May 8, 2010

…At The Chicago History Museum on May 22nd!

Calling all Chicago brides and wedding obsessing peeps! There is a delightful event coming to the Chicago History Museum. On May 22nd, enjoy a little bit of true wedding history at the I Do! Chicago Ties The Knot exhibition…

(Photo credit via Chicago History Museum. Thanks to Tina from With This Ring, I Thee Obsess for informing me of this event!)

Throughout the history of weddings, Chicago bridal style has been ever-changing. Now, today’s designers are picking up the pieces from the past and turning them into modern-day loveliness! This year, the I Do! Chicago Ties The Knot exhibition allows us to walk down the aisle of bridal fashion’s memory lane…

The Museum’s vast costume collection includes a stunning array of wedding attire—for brides, grooms, bridesmaids, and more—that reveals 150 years of fashion favored by Chicago couples. I Do presents forty-five dresses, plus accessories, corsets, men’s attire, and—after June 24—the winning dress of the FashioNext competition.”

So go – get inspired, Chicago. Learn some history and have fun doing so! For more info on the I Do! Chicago Ties The Knot event, click HERE. Cheers!

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