Posts in the ‘Weddings’ Category

Design your own Shoes

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

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Unleash your Inner Jimmy Choo & Design a Pair of Shoes

We are all guilty of ‘getting creative’ with the Bedazzler or puffy fabric paint at least once in our lives. Growing up it was always fun to play fashion designer with friends – making our own Flashdance sweatshirts, braiding sparkly colorful headbands, and sewing those oh so cool mini skirts. Now that we are all grown up – it is all about the shoes. Luckily, the Bedazzler is tucked away, and technology is here to help. Watch out Manolo Blahnik – here we come…


Shoes of Prey makes fabulous flats, heels, wedges, sandals and more that you can’t get anywhere else – because they’re designed by you, for you. Feeling creative? Pull out your laptop, curl up on the couch, and play with their easy 3D design tool to choose the shape, color and height of your shoes. There are about 12 different basic styles to start from. Then you simply click on the little circles (shown above) and try lots of different combinations. Of course I love the glitter and animal prints, but there is also an array of leather, silk, snakeskin, cotton and vegan options too. They will be custom made to your specifications and shipped anywhere in the world in around four weeks. Another similar company worth checking out is milk & honey.

Sounds like the perfect one-of-a-kind Christmas present to me!


Thank You Notes 50% Off

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

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There is an amazing sale TODAY ONLY at Tiny Prints & Wedding Paper Divassave 50% OFF all thank you note cards. That’s huge! Just use the promo code DOD0712 anytime between 9:00 am PST today through 8:00am PST tomorrow (Friday) to get this awesome deal.

And how cute is this wonderful Love Blooms thank you note card above designed by Jenny Romanski for Wedding Paper Divas?


I am usually not one to shop early for the holidays but today I am making an exception. Last year I bought personalized stationery and thank you note cards for a bunch of friends and family members for Christmas gifts. Note cards make such a great gift because every one needs them and they are really easy to wrap and mail to friends and family who are far away. They are great for people of every age too – from 5 years old to 105. Personalized gifts show you cared to make a little extra effort. And if we take advantage of the sale today we will all save lots of money. Love that!

I am sure you have a little girl on your list who would adore her own set of Hello Kitty note cards just like this one above…

Chrysanthemum thank you note cards

Here is one special tip – I love ordering a variety of cards for each person on my list. For my sister-in-law I ordered her some with just her name (you can do it informal with just a first name or use both, first and last), some that had her name and her husband’s name (ex. Pam & Patrick), and another set of family cards (The Marlborough Family). I actually bought the same variety of cards for myself too. I love having the mix of cards because that way I always have the perfect card for every occasion.  The other thing is that I always have a hard time just picking out one style so if you do a mix, it makes the whole decision making process that much easier because you don’t have to settle on just one design.

So shop at Tiny Prints with me today using promo code DOD0712 and we can all save 50%.

Thank You Note Cards 50% Off Today

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

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It is time for everyone in the family to stock up on thank you note cards. And when I mean ‘it is time’ I mean TODAY! Tiny Prints has an amazing sale going on today and for one day only, you can get 50% off all thank you cards. Holy cow! Simply use the promo code DOD0614.

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If you have a new arrival and you need to thank friends for gifts, or you have a graduate in your house – order thank you cards today.

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Thank you cards also make wonderful gifts for birthdays or can be given as a lovely hostess gift. I know it sounds a bit crazy, but if you are super organized you can even think about ordering some for Christmas…

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So click on over to Tiny Prints and shop today so you can get 50% off these very cute thank you cards. Believe it or not, they have over 1700 thank you card designs. With that kind of selection you should be able to find a design you love. Of course you can personalize them too with names and photos too. If there are too many to choose from, just email me and I can help you with your decision.

Oh wait – one last thing – use the promo code DOD0614 before 8:00am PST tomorrow (Friday morning) to get this awesome deal.


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!

Free Wedding Websites

Thursday, March 15th, 2012


My husband and I are celebrating our 9th wedding anniversary next week so I definitely have weddings on my brain. It is hard to believe it has been 9 years! I have also been busy adding a few wedding pages to Sweet Peas & Stilettos so brides-to-be (and girls who just like to dream about their wedding day) can check out the cutest wedding invitations and save-the-date cards.

There was one thing we did not have 9 years ago – wedding websites! I remember mailing out packets of information to guests and sending out emails too. I love the idea of having a site where I could quickly post information for all of my guests.

I am thrilled to share the news that Wedding Paper Divas is offering FREE wedding website templates to match more than 40 of their bestselling wedding invitations. This means that you can easily create an ad-free personal wedding website complete with online RSVP capabilities and more—and keep it FREE for one year! It is super easy to pull together – you don’t need to know anything about website design to create a fabulous site. You can even create a custom site domain too. Get started now to ensure that everything will be beautifully designed and perfectly coordinated as you prep for your big day. Good luck!

Save the Date Cards

Monday, March 12th, 2012

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I’ve recently added a new page dedicated to fabulous wedding save the date cards. Please take a look if you are a bride-to-be planning your special wedding day – or if you just like to pretend you are. I have one section of save the date cards with photos and another set with creative and fun cards and postcards like this adorable one above from Mixbook. A little something for everyone. Enjoy!

Wedding Invitations Ideas

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

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Even though my wedding was almost a decade ago, I must admit I had a lot of fun creating my latest section on Sweet Peas & Stilettos – Wedding Invitations – Ideas & More. This is just the beginning as I build out a lot more content with the best wedding goodies I can find online. Invitations have come a long long way since my day. Luckily I am not getting married this year because I don’t know how any bride to be is supposed to choose. These three are some of my absolute favorites and all available on Minted. You can Shop Minted’s Unique Wedding Invitations today or head on over to Sweet Peas & Stilettos’ Wedding Invitations page for a wonderful selection of invites.