Archive for May, 2009

Flowers 101: Anemone

Friday, May 29th, 2009


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Megan + Jorge: E Pics

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Megan and Jorge are getting married in a few short weeks and recently their fab photographer, Melissa Rudick, took their engagement pictures at the Cedar Lee Theater.  I am super excited about their wedding not only because I think they are fantastic individuals and I love their vibe as a couple, but way back in 2005, I was Megan’s sister’s planner – this is about as close to repeat business as a wedding planner gets and it is always wonderful to work with my past families again.

Megan + Jorge + a June evening + Cleveland Botanical Gardens = loveliness in the making!




There are more over at Melissa’s blog – go take a peek and check back in a few weeks for pictures from Megan and Jorge’s gorgeous wedding day!  Thanks for sharing Melissa!

Hot Tip: Old Navy

Friday, May 22nd, 2009


Tomorrow, May 23, Old Navy has their basic flip flops on sale in store for $1 a pair!  Perfect to include in your bridesmaid’s gifts or set out a nice big bucket or basket of them for your guests to grab so they can dance the night away with you in comfort!

There is a 5 pair per person limit but grab a friend and your fiance and maybe a bridesmaid or two and make multiple trips and you’ll be all set.  They come in 14 colors so you are bound to find some that will go perfectly with your wedding colors.  Get there early as this is a killer deal!

Flowers 101: Bells of Ireland

Friday, May 22nd, 2009


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Hot Tip: e.l.f.

Saturday, May 16th, 2009


Thanks to my Twitter friend Christinebpc, I have a great tip to share just in time for summer!

Visit e.l.f. (eyes, lips, face) and you can pick up makeup, tools and brushes for $1 each!  If you use coupon code CAROLINA, you get 1/2 off your order up to $15 – so all those $1 lipglosses, eyeshadows and blending brushes become just $.50!  Shipping (for me) was about $7 .

Overall, not a bad deal for updating your makeup kit for summer!

Flowers 101: Lily of the Valley

Friday, May 15th, 2009


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What Every House Needs

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009


House Beautiful has thoughtfully published 16 checklists for what every house needs.  Great for those us who are already married and keeping house but downright brilliant for those of you working on your gift registries!  I have starred the lists that will be especially helpful for couples who are registering – enjoy!

Kitchen Essentials**
Personal Security Checklist
Guest Room Essentials
Powder Room Essentials
Garment Care Essentials
Desktop Essentials
Home First Aid Kit Essentials
Makeup Essentials
Tabletop Essentials**
Cleaning Essentials
Bedside Table Essentials
Linen Closet Essentials**
Barware Essentials**
Sundry Home Essentials
Tool Kit Essentials**
Fashion Essentials

All the lists link to each other but if you want to jump straight to one or the other, use the links above!

WSW: Attire Rescue

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

The latest workshop offering from Wedding Skills Workshop is now open for registration!  Please join us June 10 at 7 pm for The Attire Rescue Workshop.


Make sure to sign up quickly – we are once again limiting the number of seats available and our first workshop, the Floral Rescue Workshop, sold out completely!

Flowers 101: Tulip

Friday, May 8th, 2009

You may know that I grew up in Holland, Michigan – the home of Tulip Time.  Needless to say I know a few things about tulips!  In honor of my hometown and the fact that this week that hometown is full of tulips and parades and tourists, I give you the 101 on tulips.

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IDG Jewelers: GOB

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

IDG Jewelers is going out of business and liquidating all their stock.  If you are looking for wedding bands or maybe gifts for your future hubby or wife, this might be a good place to look!

There are 4 stores in the Columbus area:

Sawmill – 3755 W. Dublin-Granville Road
Polaris – 1141 Polaris Parkway
Reynoldsburg – 2312 Taylor Park Drive
Easton – 4038 Morse Road

Stores are open (at this point) Monday through Saturday 11 to 7:30 and Sunday from 11 to 6.