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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Ever Wonder...by Denine Ziegler, guest blogger

Ever Wonder... 

...I am always wondering about things like Jesus and grace and mercy, the life we live and more, the legacy we leave behind.


 This is me. Not exactly a Glamour Shot but my husband took this photo last weekend to use for the shameless promotion of my burgeoning SOAPS BY DENI business.

I've been making my own 99% organic goat milk and oatmeal based soap for nearly a year now. Actually, come Thanksgiving it will have been a year since I crafted the first batch of oatmeal & honey. What a fun year it has been. I've been blessed to help friends and family who need soap for various allergies and medical issues, like eczema and psoriasis.  

I am now branching out into the fun world of bath products, room sprays, muscle rubs and such. A year ago I believed I was making soap for myself to save $$ on the organic goat soap I'd been buying.  

All I can say is, God is good. It's not cliche in this case because I've loved meeting my customers in person and hearing your stories. We all share a common thread of allergies or just wanting to make the world a better place by not using toxic chemicals and synthetic ingredients on our bodies. I mean, we are doing a good thing together.

I've been able to give back to my local community by donating a proceed from each bar that I sell to Greenwood's Meals on Wheels program. I've been able to help others go on mission trips as well, or to pay it forward in the drive-thru lane. Blessing others has definitely blessed me, far beyond all that I could imagine.

In closing, I appreciate those who have been there with me since the beginning...KK you get your due props here as being my #1 fan and "soap pimp" in GWD. I love ya'll. til next time, breathe. namaste


Deni is a former client, friend and fellow blogger.  We met Deni over a year and a half ago.  A friend of hers who had attended a wedding reception that It's Your Party catered gave her our information.  Deni's daughter was making plans for a May 3, 2012 wedding.  
Beck and I met with Deni, her husband, the bride and groom to discuss It's Your Party's catering services and menu options.  We later prepared some food for a tasting around the Christmas holidays when the bride and groom would be in town. 
In January, I  got a call from Deni.  While they were home and together, the bride and groom decided they didn't want to wait until May to get married.  So they pulled a wedding together in a very short amount of time....and even used some of the food from the tasting!
We were happy for the couple and completely understood. And just to let you know how things always work out, in March we received an email  from a couple who had a second home in the area and were planning to get married on May 3rd!! 
In the world of small business, there is nothing better than the connections you make with clients and other vendors.  We love to recommend Soaps by Deni to our brides...as wedding favors, bridesmaid's gifts, welcome bag additions and hostess gifts. Deni has made her organic soap even more special by donating part of the proceeds to such a worthwhile cause as Meals on Wheels. 
~ Jane White, It's Your Party!
Be sure to follow Deni at:

http://denineziegler.blogspot.com/
https://www.facebook.com/SoapsbyDeni


Monday, October 21, 2013

Colorful Wedding Day Shoes!


Cinderella, the most famous princess bride, married her prince wearing sparkling glass slippers. Today's brides make the journey from once upon a time to happily ever after in all manner of magic slippers.
  "These days, wedding shoes make a real fashion statement. No one wants a cookie-cutter look," says Pezik, senior editor of Brides.com. "Brides are choosing their gowns and their accessories to reflect their own individual style. They're taking bridal shoes a step further than the traditional white satin pump."
Designers such as Vera Wang, Jimmy Choo, Stuart Weitzman, Kenneth Cole and Manolo Blahnik have filled shelves with wedding pumps, slingbacks, sandals and ballet flats in bronze, silver, gold and pewter metallic shades and soft pastels, as well as ivory and white. Detailing includes bows, beading, embroidery and lace. Heel heights and silhouettes range from flat to stiletto. Toes can be open, closed, pointed, rounded or squared.  

Enjoy some of the different types, styles, colors of wedding shoes available for your big day.  This is just another one to personalize your wedding day and make it your own. 


 

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colored wedding shoes, blue high heels, milton gil photo

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Friday, October 4, 2013

Black and White Wedding Ideas

If you like the elegant and classic style, a black and white theme might be something to consider for your wedding day. A wedding with a black and white motif is often considered standard enough to please the traditionalists, but different enough to allow for a touch of distinctive, yet stylish, creativity. There are many details of a wedding that can be adjusted to meet the chic black and white theme you desire. The way to bring a black and white themed wedding from everyday to something special is in the details...from invitations, bridal attire, decor and so much more.  Please enjoy these images of some beautiful details for a black and white wedding motif.
Black and White Chairs
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Black Wedding Party Attire
Ringbearer carrying Vintage Bible instead of Pillow for wedding at The Mountain Brook Club, Birmingham, Alabama | Photo by Ann Wade Parrish Photography and Arden Photography
Ring Bearer/Bible with Black and White Ribbon
Black and White Brooch Bouquet
Elegant Black, White & Blush Wedding
Black Bridesmaid's Dresses
black and white bridesmaid dress
Black and White Color Bridesmaid Dress
Black and White Table and Cake Decor
Black and White Candy Bar
Trifold - Invitation
Black and White TriFold Invitation
Black and White Cake Balls
Black Wedding Dress Sash
Flower Girls in White Dresses with Black Sash
White Flower Girl dress with Black Sash
Are you planning a black and white themed wedding?  Please share your ideas with us.  We love to hear from you.  

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