Best Ways to To Share The Big Engagement News

Best Ways to To Share The Big Engagement News

We are loving Wedding Paper Divas' video blogs. On this week's Small Talk Big Day, Amber gives advice for all those who are newly engaged! It’s hard to keep the fun news a secret, but Wedding Paper Divas' expert lends some thoughtful tips and ways to properly announce and share the big engagement news to everyone. We are loving this advice!

  • Be sensitive >> This will be one of the biggest moments in your life! Before you tell your entire circle about the big news, make sure you and your partner tell your closest friends and family first. (PIP echoes this advice — SO SO TRUE!)
  • Stay off social media >> As you call your parents, siblings, grandparents, best friends, and so on, make sure you tell them to keep the news a secret. They should not be allowed to Tweet about it, before you get to!
  • Make it count >> Once you find the right time to let the world know about your engagement, take pictures of just the two of you. Your sweet announcement should not become a Facebook image gallery of your engagement ring. Keep it classy!
  • Mail a Save the Date

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Where the Wild Things Are – A Tribute to Maurice Sendak

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Where the Wild Things Are – A Tribute to Maurice Sendak

Where the Wild Things Are: A Tribute to Maurice Sendak

Where the Wild Things Are – A Tribute to Maurice Sendak

(1928-2012)

“The wild things roared their terrible roars and gnashed their terrible teeth and rolled their terrible eyes and showed their terrible claws but Max stepped into his private boat and waved good-bye and sailed back over a year and in and out of weeks and through a day and into the night of his very own room where he found his supper waiting for him and it was still hot.”  Where the Wild Things Are

As many of you already know, we are huge fans of Maurice Sendak.  For more than forty years, the books Maurice Sendak has written and illustrated have nurtured children and adults alike and have challenged established ideas about what children's literature is and should be. The New York Times has recognized that Sendak's work “has brought a new dimension to the American children's book and has helped to change how people visualize childhood.” Parenting recently described Sendak as “indisputably, the most revolutionary force in children's books.”

To honor Mr. Sendak's memory we think the most appropriate tribute is making sure you have at least one Sendak book in your personal library.  Here are a few of our favorites!  Just scroll over the book cover for the title and click on the picture for a summary of each book.

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Coachella Fashion >> Vintage One-of a Kind Finds

Coachella 2016 fashion Vintage One-of-a-Kind Finds Perfect for Festival Wear

Coachella Fashion >>  Little Light Vintage

 Coachella Fashion >> Vintage One-of a Kind Finds

From Coachella to Stagecoach to FYF and Gov Ball, music and art festivals are more popular than ever. While music may be the main focus of thesae festivals, one could argue that the festival fashion, and especially Coachella fashion, is the true showstopper! Here is our issue with so many of the Coachella outfits >> they are what we have begun to call wanna-be's. Rather than being authentic 70's and bohemian style outfits, they are fakes.  It is a little like home decorating.  All those tiles that are trying to look like wood or stone and simply are not, drive us completely crazy.  We always say don't choose a fake version of something if you can readily get the real thing. Same with clothes.  Why buy fake 70's clothes when you can buy real vintage one of a kind outfits. This is why we turned to Daryn Belinsky, of Little Light Vintage, for her take on this year's festival wear. Continue Reading →

Piano Music Boxes on Sale!

Piano Music Boxes

Piano Music Boxes >> Music Box Attic

Piano Music Boxes on Sale!

Join us in admiring the wonderful world of mechanical music.  We can not think of a better way to do so than showcasing this stunning collection of music box pianos from Music Box Attic. We are enchanted :: We are enthralled.  Piano music boxes are definitely our new obsession.  In full disclosure, I must admit I love pianos.  The very first piece of “grown up” furniture my husband and I bought together was an ebony Yamaha baby grand piano.  Yes, you read that right – we bought a piano way before a dining room table, and even before we bought sofas for our living room.  Today this same piano graces our living room, sitting smack dab in the middle of our house and continues to be a source of personal joy and hours of enjoyment for our family and friends.

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15 Unique & Personalized Gifts to Stock Up on NOW!

50 OFF High Quality Affordable Personalized Housewarming Hostess Wedding Anniversary Holiday and Teacher Gifts

High Quality Affordable Personalized Gifts! 

15 Unique & Personalized Gifts to Stock Up on NOW! 

Very rarely do we come across two new merchants we love in one week. Week in and week out, we are solicited by dozens of companies to “hawk” their products. We turn down 98% of them because, well simply put, we do not like their “stuff”. Most often the products are cheap and look cheap and are just plain ugly. But wow were we impressed when we started digging into both Qualtry.com's product line and Bourbon & Boots merchandise. Both companies sell unique handcrafted or personalized gifts with universal appeal. Continue Reading →

Pink Paris Damask Party Ideas

Pink Paris Damask Party Ideas

Pink Paris Damask Party Ideas

Pink Paris Damask Party Ideas

In honor of springtime in Paris, today we are highlighting this darling Paris Damask Party in a Box.  Sometimes it pays to keep things simple and not over-complicate the whole party planning process.

Whether you are seeking inspiration for a little girl's birthday party, a baby shower, a sweet sixteen or Quinceanera celebration, or as a girl's night out French wine tasting or cocktail party, setting your table with Paris chic elevates any celebration into a memorable soiree.

Set against a backdrop of classic black, playful polka dots and pretty pink details, the Paris Damask party theme brings elegance and sophistication to the table with a delightful European twist. Continue Reading →

Bridal Event & Wedding Sale

Bridal & Wedding Sale, Bridal Event

Bridal Event & Wedding Sale  >> Jane Bridal

Bridal Event & Wedding Sale

Recently we have been extolling the virtues of Jane's Daily Boutique Deals. We often feature our favorite products in our sidebar daily deal which we call PIP's Picks. If you haven't been checking there, DO! Often the deals are as high as 70+% OFF. So today, when Jane notified us that for the next several days Jane is hosting a Bridal event, we had to share! This is the time to find some great deals for the Bride-to-Be and her bridal party!  Continue Reading →

Unique Graduation Announcements

Unique Graduation Announcements >> Minted's MiniBook Graduation Announcements

Unique Graduation Announcements>> Minted's MiniBook Graduation Announcements

Unique Graduation Announcements

Update!

Almost 2 years later, we still love Minted's Minibook Graduation Announcements!

Wow!  We are always impressed by our visitors creativity but you have to check out the Graduation Announcement Reflections MiniBook Vicki assembled in honor of her daughter's graduation from University of Southern California (USC).  As one of our early winners of a $50.00 Minted gift certificate, she used this most generous gift to its full advantage.  We absolutely love this elegant way to handle graduation announcements. Rather than send a cheap, flimsy typical graduation announcement that truthfully, we often view as a solicitation for a gift, this graduation minibook is truly a celebration of her daughter's four years of college. It is informative, is is gorgeous, and reflects school spirit and the warmth and pride of the family. Thank you Vicki for sharing and introducing us to these unique graduation announcements!!!

Save 15% OFF Sitewide with code NINE (thru 4.3.2017)

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12 Fabulous Designer Fire Extinguishers!

Designer Fire Extinguishers

Designer Fire Extinguishers

12 Fabulous Designer Fire Extinguishers! 

Every once in a while we come across a something we go gaga for. Today it is these oh so fabulous, immensely practical, designer fire extinguishers. We want 2! One for our bar and one for the kitchen. Although pricey, we think they they would make wonderful  housewarming gifts. After all, a fire extinguisher is a kitchen essential. You can even chip in with a few friends to gift one of these fire extinguishers to the host of your next soup swap, cookie exchange, or cooking party. And would this not make a wonderful kitchen shower gift!

OMG >> If you are looking for an “almost” gag gift for a bachelorette or hen party, how about a designer fire extinguisher?#toofunny. And while we are thinking creatively, the whiskey design could make for unique groomsmen gifts.

Be sure to use our exclusive coupon code freeship01 to get Free Shipping!

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Best Personalized Jewelry for Your Valentine!

 

Best Personalized Jewelry for Your Valentine!

Today's PIP's Pick!

These lovely personalized necklaces are perfect Valentine's gifts. We particularly like rose gold for Valentine's Day (and rose gold is very much on trend this year)!

I am especially partial to name necklaces since my own wonderful mom gave all her daughters a name necklace one Valentine's Day many moons ago.  They were particularly helpful for my sisters since their friends often had difficulty knowing which name went to which twin.  🙂

And we love the Moon & Lola “love you more” necklace. #too cute

Planning a wedding?  Personalized name jewelry make great bridesmaid gifts too!

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