Posts in May, 2012

Huge Wedding SALE

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

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Calling all brides!!! Are you planning your summer wedding? It is time to take advantage of an incredible sale going on at Wedding Paper Divas. – now through Tuesday, June 5th EVERYTHING is 25% off. You can shop for Invitationssave the date cardsprograms,reception menus, you name it…just about everything you need for your big day. It is time to make some decisions so you can save some serious cash (and you can put the money you save towards a fabulous new pair of shoes for your honeymoon!).

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To take advantage of the SITEWIDE sale all you need to do is pop on over to Wedding Paper Divas and get 25% off your entire order (no minimum order size!) by using the coupon code MAYWED. How easy is that?

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And if you are having a hard time making up your mind – email me your choices and I will help you make your final pick. I know sometimes people need an outsider to step in and help them make a decision. I am here for you!

Father’s Day Gifts

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

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What is it about a simple black Weber Grill that men love? My husband won’t go anywhere near a gas barbeque…he thinks those guys are cheating. This limited edition print, ‘Ode to Joy’ from San Francisco based artist Hunt Gather may be the perfect addition to your husband’s office. A fun, unexpected Father’s Day gift. Minted’s new art collection is a delight to visit and it is very cool because the prints are available in a sizes ranging from 8″ x 8″ all the way up to 44″ x 44″. And this modern barbeque print actually comes in 5 different color combinations. I happen to like this one because it looks exactly like the one my husband owns.

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For a personal touch, you can select a fabulous photo of your children with their dad or grandfather and create one of these personalized journals. Have your children draw pictures and write notes inside as a special touch. It will become a keepsake your husband or father can have out on his desk or coffee table to share with others, or he can keep it tucked inside his briefcase as a sweet reminder when he is traveling for business and away from his family. I have one of these notebooks and it is the perfect size for jotting down notes and reminders.

 

The Giving Keys

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

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When you purchase a custom made key necklace from The Giving Keys you are asked to give it away at some point to a person who you feel needs the message on the key. It will hopefully travel from keeper to keeper, collecting stories and inspiring people. I love that each and everyone of them is different and every key has its own story to tell. You select a word that is meaningful to you and they will take care of the rest. The Giving Keys employs homeless women and men to create these wonderful one of a kind charms. These jobs help them unlock the opportunity to get off the streets and lead a better life. It is amazing to read the stories on their website, and hear first hand how these keys have made a transformational impact on people’s lives.

One Kings Lane Memorial Day Blowout Sale

Monday, May 28th, 2012

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Are you shopping the Memorial Day Sales? I was checking out the online sales this morning and One Kings Lane is having a fabulous Memorial Day Blowout Sale with tons of wonderful items – from gorgeous art to colorful rugs to everything you need for your kitchen and so much more. You’ve got all day long to shop away and score some amazing deals.

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This is a perfect time to find gifts for summer weddings and also for hostess gifts. Of course, you should find something for yourself too. I’ve really got my eye on this rug above – love love love the colors! Check out all the pretty things at One Kings Lane today – hurry hurry…hope you find something you love.

If you are new to One Kings Lane you can Sign up today for a $15 credit for purchases of $30 or more.

 

 

Geisha Wedge Sandals

Friday, May 25th, 2012

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It has taken me awhile but I have finally come to understand and love a massive wedge. Yes – they can actually be very comfortable. These United Nude Geisha Wedge Sandals come in a number of bold color combinations. Almost like funky modern art for your feet…

TOSS Designs

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

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Have you ever stepped foot into a store for the first time and kind of freaked out in excitement. You are so giddy and happy and overwhelmed by all of the cute things you just don’t know where to start. The store kind of whisks you away to another very happy and wonderful place and you find yourself just standing there smiling wishing you could just wrap the whole place up and take it home. Or better yet – just move in.  It has happened to me. Not often, but a few times. The Kate Spade boutique at the Stanford Mall definitely elicits that reaction from me, especially after their most recent remodel. The bold colors, the sparkle, the pretty perfectly stacked boxes that line the walls and all of my favorite accessories everywhere – it is such a happy place for me. And the Jonathan Adler store on Fillmore street in San Francisco makes me over the moon happy too. I just want to jump on a couch, grab a cold beverage and a fabulous art book or two and hang out all day long.

A few weeks ago I found a new store that made me equally dizzy with excitement – Toss Designs. I LOVE this store! The Toss store I visited was in Town & Country in Palo Alto (boy has that place changed since my undergrad days at Stanford!) but they also have locations in other wonderful places in Northern California like San Francisco, San Anselmo, St Helena and Corte Madera. The store is bursting with all of my favorite color combinations – lots of orange and blue and green and pink. It has a cool resort vibe to it with added dashes of sparkle, attitude and great sense of humor.

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Toss Designs makes super cool bags and totes in all shapes and sizes that are incredibly well priced, and they are overflowing with unique gifts for all of your girlfriends. Every bride should shop at Toss for all of her bridesmaid gifts! Needless to say I could barely contain my excitement…I had found my new favorite store.

Now for the drum roll…..I am so so so thrilled to announce that you will very soon be able to purchase Sweet Peas & Stilettos infant onesies at Toss! I thought they were perfect for the store and I was happy that I was able to çonvince their buyer too. So please please visit Toss and check out the onesies and all of the other super fabulous merchandise. I hope I can sell lots and lots of onesies there so I can buy absolutely everything else in their store.

And for those of you who don’t live in Northern California – don’t worry – you can shop the Toss online store


Stella & Dot SALE

Monday, May 21st, 2012

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Looking to kick off summer with some new accessories? Who said you can’t look cute while you shuffle your kids to summer camp. Luckily Stella & Dot is here with a great sale and many styles are even 50% off. Love that! This 50″ necklace of champagne glass pearls interlaced in tonal grosgrain ribbon is only $24. It is a simple way to dress up your white t-shirt and jeans. I have a very similar necklace in black and I get compliments on it everywhere I go. It is nice and light too which I like.

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Feel like you are the only mom who doesn’t wear her children’s initials or names around your neck? It seems to be trend that is not going out of style anytime soon. Luckily these initial charms (available in both gold and silver) are also on sale at Stella & Dot. Mix them up with other cute charms for a wonderful summer necklace you can wear day and night.  They also make wonderful, very affordable gifts. Shop today and pick out some accessories that celebrities love. Happy Shopping!

Bridal Shower Invitations

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

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Your best friend is getting married! After all of these years she has finally found her prince. You will never (hopefully!) have to hear about another bad date again. Hosting a fabulous bridal shower is a fun way to celebrate with family and friends. I was fortunate to have multiple wedding showers thrown in my honor and I must say, each one was so special because the hostesses had a way of letting their style and personalities shine through. I loved it!  Whether you opt for a formal high tea at a hotel (the Palace Hotel in San Francisco is great for this!), a rowdy lingerie shower where all the girls can let loose and laugh, or host a practical kitchen shower in your own backyard – there is no better way to get your guests excited than with a unique bridal shower invitation. In case you want to involve the boys, I have also found there is a great selection of couples wedding shower invitations too. I hope your party is a huge success. Hopefully it will be full of great laughter and cherished memories. Good luck!

She She Shoes

Friday, May 18th, 2012

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I am so so excited that Sweet Peas & Stilettos has it’s first retail partner – She She Shoes in Los Gatos! Starting tomorrow you will be able to purchase Sweet Peas & Stilettos infant onesies while you are shopping for fabulous shoes and accessories at one of my favorite local boutiques. I want to send a huge thank you to Jill, the owner of this very cute shop, for her support. We are both thrilled that we were able to make this partnership happen just in time for the hugely popular Los Gatos Spring Wine Walk which is tomorrow, May 19th.

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So….if you are in Northern California, you must come visit N. Santa Cruz avenue in Los Gatos and stop by She She Shoes. Pick up a onesie for your baby and a pair of super cute shoes for yourself….

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And don’t forget – a portion of proceeds from the sale of the onesies will go towards the purchase of new shoes for homeless children and foster kids living in the USA.

Canadian Coupons & Deals

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

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Canadian Moms – Are you looking for a great deal on your next purchase? Coupon Codes Canada is a wonderful resource for modern moms who want to save time and money (and who doesn’t like that?). You can find tons of great promo codes, exclusive discounts  and printable coupons all in one place. You can shop by category or easily find your favorite store from their alphabetical list or search feature.  They have deals on everything from fashion and jewelry, to outdoor furniture and electronics and so much more.

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And if you love Toms shoes, you will be able to find the latest coupons for Toms any day of the week. Maybe you can treat everyone in your family to a new pair of fun shoes for summer. Speaking of summer…have you started planning your family vacation? Coupon Codes Canada has the latest Expedia discounts too so you can save big bucks on your next trip. Whether it is a quick weekend away or a three-week adventure, it is always nice to know you are getting the best deals when you travel.

Sign up for their newsletter so you will always have the latest scoop on great deals for Canadian moms. Maybe you can start planning what you want to do with all of the money you save…

A huge thank you to Markco Media Ltd and CouponCodes.ca for supporting Sweet Peas & Stilettos. I am thankful for their partnership so I can keep my website up and running.