2015 Holiday Card Winning Designs

2015 Holiday Card Winning Designs

It's that time of year.  All of our favorite holiday card merchants are starting to announce the winners of this year's holiday card design contests.  We already featured Minted's holiday card design winners and today Zazzle came out with their list of holiday card winning designs. In celebration, they are offering a whopping 60% Off holiday cards and everything you need for holiday greetings, pretty packages, and a great year ahead, including wrapping paper, invitations, labels, and calendars. Use Code: PREP4HOLIDAY at checkout (thru 10.18.15) Continue Reading →

How2 Create Holiday Photo Card Messages of Love

Holiday Photo Card Messages of Love, big sister baby sister matching sleepwear

How 2 Create Holiday Photo Card Messages of Love

We once again tip our hat to our friends over at MomMeMatch.com. Not only did they find darling big sister baby sister matching sleepwear, they then took it one step further and matched the outfits to their holiday card counterparts. As astounded as we are by the perfect matches, we are way more impressed with how the folks over at MomMeMatch clearly put a lot of thought into the entire process.  All the elements in their suggested holiday photo cards reinforce the message of holiday love. What a lovely holiday theme! Continue Reading →

aden + anais Layette Sale! >> Best Baby Shower Gift, EVER!

aden + anais Layette Sale!

OMG!  Look what we found! An aden & anais Layette Sale that even includes their adorable Twinkle & Night Sky Starburst patterns.  How perfect would these be to add to your Twinkle Twinkle Little Star baby shower. Bundle as centerpieces or just send this link around to all your attendees so the mom-to-be can receive the prettiest, softest, most light weight layette available.  Yes, this is the same brand that Kate Middleton used when she brought Prince George home from the hospital.  Not surprisingly it sold out everywhere in the blink of an eye. Here is a little video touting the wonders of the brand 🙂 Continue Reading →

Practical, Natural Baby Shower Gifts

All Natural Baby Shower Gifts

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Practical, Natural Baby Shower Gifts

by Lauren

If you are not familiar with The Honest Company, its story and its products are really worth a look especially when searching for that perfect practical, natural baby shower gift.  In fact, the more we think about it, The Honest Company and its core philosophy, “together we can make it better,” is worthy of the elusive and coveted PIP's Pick designation. Continue Reading →

You’ve Got Mail!

You've Got Mail Cartoon

You've Got Mail!

Every once in a while we actually laugh out loud at something that comes across our Facebook feed. This morning we laughed ourselves silly over this You've Got Mail cartoon so wittily depicting something we have been harping on for ages >> No matter how formal or informal your party, mail your invitations!  Those email invites not only get lost in all of our inboxes, they fail to elicit joy and excitement and a sense of anticipation in the recipient. And keep this cartoon in mind when you are tempted to email your thank you notes.  A beautifully written handwritten note still makes a more thoughtful impression.   Continue Reading →

The Classic Tuxedo – Men’s Formal Wedding Attire | To Rent or To Own?

Classic Tuxedo  dessy-tuxedo

The Classic Tuxedo – Men's Formal Wedding Attire

The best argument for investing in your own tuxedo!

After hours spent scoping out every tuxedo on the market, I finally chose a designer tuxedo I thought would be perfect for our wedding. I immediately called my husband to have him pass on the details to his dad (his best man), his brothers, and the other groomsmen. In my very own bridezilla moment I completely lost it when my now husband called and said that my tux choice was a “no go” – he informed me that his dad explained that the men in his family do not get married in a rented tuxedo.

At the time, I thought the response was “uppity” and did not see the need for my husband or his groomsmen to own their own tuxes. 30 years later, as my husband dons his wedding tux for the hundredth time, I must admit I was wrong.  Every single time he puts on that very same tuxedo he wore to our wedding it brings me back to that very special day and reminds me of just how much I loved him that day and every day since. Continue Reading →