I am so happy today. I was just notified that my blog has been rated a 9.5 out of 10 by Blogged.com in their Shopping category. That has truly made my day. I hope that my regular readers find what I am doing helpful. I love this blog and I love bringing new and fabulous stuff to you. So I am dedicated more than you could ever know to remain worthy of this rating!
I love giveaways! I especially love giveaways that involve jewelry. Thanks to the kindness of Anne Bernard of Dasha Boutique, you can enter to win one of five baskets of jewelry, valued at $100 each in their Wedding Days Giveaway. To enter this giveaway, visit their website after March 25 and sign up with your wedding date. On April 25, Dasha Boutique will use a lottery system to pick a date out of the responses. The five women with weddings closest to (or on) the date we pick will win the gift certificates. Here are some of my favorites from their collection:
Dasha Boutique is an online jewelry boutique featuring gemstone and metallic jewelry designs that are handcrafted by San Francisco Bay Area artisans. All of their designs are customizable. They believe that jewelry should be as personal as one's own fashion tastes. Their designs have been featured in Lucky, Glamour, Brides, InStyle, People, Bridal Guide and more. They specialize in bridal jewelry and offer discounts for multiple orders of the same (or similar) items in recognition of the bride's traditional gift of jewelry to her bridesmaids. Check out their wedding page to find out more about our accommodations for brides-to-be. www.dashaboutique.com/wedding.html.
Okay Ladies, I love the idea of dressing your envelopes with an amazing image on your postage stamps. I know that you have heard of PictureIt Postage Stamps. But what you didn't know is that they are offering a a coupon code $4 off per order for all readers of The Bridal Wishlist! Please use the following coupon code: SAVINGS, which will expire June 1, 2009. Enjoy, Ladies. Get creative!
HERE ARE SOME FACTS ABOUT PICTURE IT POSTAGE STAMPS
WHAT: PictureItPostage™ from Endicia lets you create real U.S. postage with your own photo, artwork or even a business logo. Simply upload your photo to PictureItPostage.com, create your postage design and your PictureItPostage™ customized postage will arrive in a seven to 10 business days.
PictureItPostage™ offers a large “canvas” on which to print your postage photo. Your picture, logo or illustration will be printed so that it measures 1-1/2” x 1-3/16”. The total size of PictureItPostage™ is 2-1/2" x 1-9/16”.
PictureItPostage™ is created using a high quality digital printing process that results in vibrant photos that pop!
WHERE/HOW: Go to PictureItPostage.com and view the “inspirations” page where you’ll find dozens of ideas to help you create the perfect PictureItPostage™ customizedphoto postage.
HOW MUCH: PictureItPostage™ customized postage comes printed on sheets of 10 with two sheets in each order. The cost is $17.95 (includes face value of postage), plus shipping and handling. Discounts are available for larger orders.
POSTAGE INCREASE: On May 12, 2008, the United States Post Office will increase the postage rate for First Class 1 ounce letters to $0.42. In order to help its customers, PictureItPostage™ customized postage will give its customers the new $0.42 rate on beginning on March 31st but will not charge customers more for PictureItPostage until new rates actually go into effect on May 12, 2008. Beginning May 12th, PictureItPostage™ will increase the cost of its postage to $18.95 to reflect the postage rate change.
If you need a reason to take a trip to Italy, here is your perfect excuse. It would be because you would absolutely have to have one of these luscious cool drinks of water. This amazingly beautiful line called Water is by acQuachiara, which is the brainchild of Daniela Basile. Now get thee to Italy. The last one is my absolute favorite. See her entire breathtaking collection here.
It always moves me when someone is kind out of sheer sincerity. One such person is Beth Beljon of Beth Beljon Photography. She sent me the nicest email about my invitations and was so kind to give me some great tips on Palm Springs (and where to get a cheap flight, yeah!). You can feel her sincerity through her beautiful images.
Beth is an amazing lifestyle photographer based in the Los Angeles area . She has been covering weddings for nearly a decade. A former fashion journalist and art director, Beth's honed sense of style and appreciation for beauty in all its forms is innate in her work. Her photography has been published in Los Angeles Magazine, Williams Sonoma Cookbooks, California Bride and Riviera Magazine. Beth is currently working on a project documenting spiritual ceremonies around the globe. I can't wait to see the results of that project. Here are my favorite shots and see more on her web site:
Okay. I love, love these ties for your little man. These are so perfect. Your ring bearer will look like a big boy with one of these ties on. Bravo to Dainty Couture for having vision. I have two boys and when they little, except for Gap Kids, I could have never found anything this handsome for them. Check it out here.