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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. 


 

 wedding-photos 

 

colored wedding shoes, blue high heels, milton gil photo

 http://www.housethenmarriage.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/sydney-phillip-088.jpg

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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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Bridal Fashion & Accessories at Etsy

A variety of products are sold on Etsy which is focused on handmade or vintage items, as well as art and crafts products. Etsy also now offers wedding inspiration and guidance. It has become a great place to shop unique dresses, rings, accessories, decor and more for your wedding day.  I have searched many of the Etsy Wedding Shops for beautiful and unique bridal fashion and accessories for you to enjoy and hopefully find something perfect for your special day!


Tempest wedding gown
Elizabeth Dye (the english dept.)

beige/ivory/champagne bridal Vintage lace satin rosette flower roses wedding Sash belt
Rose Garden Bridal - Quality Vintage Accessories
Cathedral veil 108" circular bottom  pearls on top of combComes in Ivory and Diamond white 1 tier add a blusher
Jules Veils
Pale Blue Lace Wedding Shoes #lace shoes #blue wedding shoes #blue lace heel #vintage lace shoe
TessHarrissDesigns
short bridesmaid dress, blush bridesmaid dress, chiffon bridesmaid dress, wedding bridesmaid dress, bridesmaid dress short, RE101
sposadress
Wedding veil, birdcage veil with blusher and tulle pouf, ivory. Custom made
Jules Veils
Purple Amethyst Diamond Ring Gemstone Engagement Ring Custom Cushion Oval Setting 10K White Gold size 7
PenelliBelle  Bridal
JENNY Hair Accessories Bridal Comb Rose Gold Wedding Accessory-- Floral Beaded Hair Accessory for Wedding from Camilla Christine
Camilla Christine - Bridal Accessories & Jewelry
REAGAN Bridal Bracelet Rhinestone & Pearl Wedding Jewelry-- Rhinestone and Pearl Cluster Beaded Bracelet from Camilla Christine
Camilla Christine + Bridal Accessories & Jewelry
Champagne Lace Wedding Dress Inspired by Jim by bridalblissdesigns
bridalblissdesigns + Custom Made Wedding Gowns
Beaded Pearls Bracelet  Vintage Lace Beaded Cuff   by carellya
Carellya + Bridal & Fashion Accessories
thehoneycomb - Couture Bridal Hair Accessories...Custom Made
Rhinestone Bridal Necklace, Swarovski Pearl Wedding Necklace, Vintage Style Wedding Jewelry, Statement Bridal Necklace, FOREVER in BLOOM
luxedeluxe-  Wedding Bridal Jewelry with Vintage Glamour
Available at Nordstrom, Bridal Headpiece, Bridal Hair Flower, Champagne - The Renee
Serphine - Couture Bridal Accessories
Walkin On Air

I hope you were able to find something that you love for your wedding day. We always look forward to hearing from you.  So please share your comments with us. 


Monday, September 9, 2013

Wedding Day Printables

Searched the web for some of my favorite free printables to share with you to use on your special day. There is something for most any part of your wedding day...wedding day signs, menu cards, labels, invitations and much more.  Please enjoy!

Editable template to download from Martha Stewart Weddings to create your 
own menu and just fill it in with the courses you plan to serve at your reception.

Chalkboard inspired cards to write your guests names 
and table numbers to download from Wedding Chicks.

free DIY download
 Edible favors for wedding guests could be displayed in 
paper bag with these labels downloaded from Betsy White Stationery.


Wedding Signs – The Pretty Blog DIY
Weddings signs that you can use on your wedding day to make 
everything run a little smoother download at The Pretty Blog.


A selection of tags and boxes add a special touch to a 
candy bar or dessert buffet to download from The Pretty Blog


Make an adorable single-serve printable popcorn box for 
your wedding guests to use at a popcorn bar from One Charming Party.



DIY Printable Wedding Activity Book
 Activity book the children at your wedding are going 
to love for you to download from Lovely Indeed.

floral wedding printables
Hand drawn wedding day guestbook sign to 
download at Ruffled Blog by Lily at Behold Designz.

wedding table numbers
DIY printable wedding table numbers varied and adorable
 in design, they are absolutely free at Hello Lucky.

DIY Chalkboard Wedding Arrows - Free Printable Download - Reception Signs
Printable Chalkboard Wedding signs to download at My Own Labels.


Printable Candy Bar sign to download in a variety of colors at My Own Labels.



These elegant Monogram Free Printable Wedding Invitation Templates include invitation, response card, menu cards and table numbers for your guests at Wedding Chicks.



Tags to label your sweets on the Candy Bar from The Pretty Blog.


I hope you enjoyed this post of free printables and found a few that will be perfect for your big day. 

Monday, September 2, 2013

Wedding Day Hair Accessories

Brides to be, you are not limited to wearing a veil on your wedding day.  Your options range from dramatic pieces such as a jeweled encrusted barrette to a whimsical flower or feather. Enjoy the following styles of hair accessories that are available for your special look on your wedding day.

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