Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Affordable wedding bling

My 11 year old daughter has a current, I would say obsession with Mindless Behavior. They are a Hip Hop teen group that have tons of teen girls between 11-15, screaming and crying upon a sighting. Something like you would see for Michael Jackson and the Beatles. My own daughter breaks out in to a sweat just talking about them and composing the speech she will use when she should run into them on the street. I never experienced this as a teen and so it is a bit strange to see.

I have to admit as an adult, outside of meeting Jesus, I would be tongue tied if I met one man. Like my daughter I watch every show , try to read everyone of his post and dream of the day when I will meet him. Who is this person? David Tutera. This brings me to today's post. Once again he has wowed me, he has come up with a new line of Fashion Jewelry. The Embelish line will be debuting online exclusively at

I will share what I love about this collection....everything.

1. Affordability - So many of us dream over wearing red carpet style jewelry, not so many of us can afford it. David's collection ranges from $15 - $350. Yeah!!!

2. Stylish - David Tutera and stylish...synonomous. There is nothing that David doesn't put his hand to that is not stylish.

3. Site - the Embellish site is convenient and well organized. You could shop by color, and by style.

The only thing I would add is more browns...I just love my browns and oranges.

Every bride should be a princess on her wedding day, now the king has provided style and affordability so she can be.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Weight Loss Tips For Brides

Looking your best on your wedding is as important as finding the right venue and the right dress. Eating healthy for Wedding day weight loss is a great idea for the short term goal. Developing healthy habits will not only keep your wedding day figure but will be beneficial for a lifetime.

1. Don't skip breakfast, in the eternal words of mom "it is the most important meal of the day. Include eggs as part of your breakfast they are a great protein filled with tons of vitamins. Speaking of vitamins they are all in the yolks, so don't be so quick to discard this sunshiny part of your egg. Eggs are rich in fat soluble vitamins including vitamins A, D, E, and K. Pair your eggs with fruits or veggies.

Oatmeal is a great breakfast start also, it will keep you longer before you feel like snacking. Top with fruits like blueberries, raspberries, bananas, or a number of other fruit.  1/3 cup rolled oats (cooked with water), topped with cinnamon and ¼ cup fresh berries is under 100 calories.

2. Plan, Plan, Plan

Plan your snacks in advance to avoid falling into the trap of unhealthy snacking. You should include two snaks per day between meals to keep you from overeating. Choosing the right snacks is very important.Plan out your other meals,and exercise time as well. When you go on your weekly supermarket trip have in mind what you need for the week. Buy pre-cut fruits and vegetables so that it will save you time and you wond be deterred by the work of cutting and storing. If you will not be taking lunch to work on one of the days, take time to look at healthy options availavable to you at the drive-thru window. You could take a look at these options here, or read books like Eat this, Not that restaurant edition

1/2 CUP STRAWBERRIES dipped in chocolate (microwave 1 tablespoon chocolate chips in 10-second increments until melted) (93 calories, 4 g fat)

1 CUP CAMPBELL'S SELECT HARVEST LIGHT SOUP Roasted Chicken with Italian Herbs (80 calories, 2.5 g fat)

A 100 calorie pre-packaged snack

Vanilla and Banana Smoothie: ½ cup sliced banana, ¼ cup nonfat vanilla yogurt, and a handful of ice blended until smooth. (under 100 calories).

Check out these other tasty snacks under 100 calories

3. Reserve alcoholic drinks for special occasions. The worst thing to do while dieting is drinking empty calories. Alcoholic drinks are laden with calories that could kill your dieting efforts.

4.Exercise Aim for at least 30 minutes of exercise per day.Get at least 150 minutes a week of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes a week of vigorous aerobic activity. To maximize weightloss turn up your routine to 300 minutes per week.

5. Find a partner If your husband to be wants to lose some weight also, this would be a great opportunity to work together. Maybe your Maid of Honor will work with you. As a matter of fact, you could enlist your whole bridal party and start your own bootcamp. Just remember don't work them to hard you want them to be happy that they are in your wedding. Be Inspired by healthy eating and look fabulous on your wedding day.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Rustic weddings

A rustic wedding may bring different images to your mind. No matter what image comes to your mind the word "rustic" almost always brings and an image of the simple things in life. Things that bring a comfort of home and a sense of nostalgia. A sense of using the beauty of nature to enhance your day. Finding a way to combine this comfort with the elegance of weddings is not as hard as you may think.


As with any wedding the venue is going to set the tone for the type of wedding that you are having. A fancy catering hall may not be your best option for a rustic wedding. Rustic weddings use items like wood, re-purpused furniture, lanterns, etc, that may not necessarily fit into a formal catering hall. Some areas of the country might lend broader options for rustic wedding than others, however if you look hard enough you can find the right location no matter where you are. Barns come to the forefront of my mind, but you can also consider vineyards, warehouses, and a local Bed and Breakfast and other old buildings.


The accessories that you can use to make this day come to life are limitless. Wedding decor can include jars with candles, re-purposed wood, old suit cases, trunks thrift store finds, even garage sale finds may prove useful. Sometimes you could take new things and make age them so they give the appearance they have been here a long time. You could find may weathering and aging techniques online depending on the product you want to age. Great opportunity to use something old and special to you , maybe and item or two from grandma's house. There are even places that will allow you to rental vintage items, it doesn't get easier than that.

Comfort foods come to mind when I think rustic, finding the right caterer will be important also to bring your theme alive through food. Serving in unusual containers and serving the non traditional could all play a part for your very rustic event

The important point is that you stay true to your theme and to yourselves as a couple, at the end of it all it is your wedding day and it is a reflection of you as a couple.

Vintage Rental Sites


Ribbons and Rust

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Adding Feathery touches to your Wedding Day

Feathers add a nice, whimsical touch to your day, picking the right accessories could bring a whimsical touch without looking overdone and childish.

Feather wedding centerpieces are a nice replacement of floral centerpieces, with the different colors available to you can go for a monochromatic color scheme or go for a touch of color. There are different wholesale and event supplies resources which can make feather centerpieces a cost effective DIY wedding project.

Feathered d'Orsay Sandal. Jen + Kim for Coloriffics.Style Swan

Jeweled & Feathered Wedding Flower

Peacock bouquet

Other event supplies resources

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