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- CUTICLE OIL - This is a MUST! Place a few drops on each nail and massage gently into all parts. I suggest doing this several times a day. You can also massage your lotion into the cuticles each time you wash your hands. Don't forget to do your toes - more reasonable to do this at night and in the morning. My favorite cuticle oil is from Deborah Lippmann and her Lippmann collection line. It's called - CUTICLE OIL (who knew) and contains jojoba oil. Love,love,love the scent! It is $18, but so worth it! You can also use her hand and cuticle cream - RICH GIRL. This cream LASTS for what seems like forever!
- REMOVE THE DEAD SKIN - The best way to do this and keep dead skin to a minimum is by doing it in the shower. Your skin is softer and will remove much more easily. The old yukky stuff goes right down the drain. You can use a pumice stone for this task. You can also use - GET OFF - from the Lippmann collection. This stuff is AWESOME! Spray on and watch the dead skin roll off. Never ever use a blade to remove dead skin. I learned this lesson YEARS ago! Not only is it illegal in Indiana, but it's just plain scary.
- BUFF - Keep the ridges off of your nails by buffing them at least once a week. You will see a shine which requires no need for polish. If you choose to use polish, it will GLIDE on beautifully. Please do NOT forget those toes.......
- POLISH - I know above I said that you don't need to polish if you buff. Let's face it - most of us LOVE a little color in our life. There is so much to choose from these days. I adore the colors from OPI's Fairytale line. These are gorgeous colors for brides and others.
I have listed what may seem like some expensive options but rest assured you can find some great and inexpensive alternatives at your local drugstore as well.
Let's not forget your grooms hands - nothing looks better than great buffed fingernails for your man in your ring shots!
Have a LOVE-ly day!
24 April 2009
- It will cut the time guest take to get seated.
- Everyone may make a mad dash for the"good seats". You don't want anyone getting hurt trying to get to a seat - do you?
- Older relatives may end up with a seat where they can't see or hear.
- Your decor may be ruined by guests using their coats to "hold" seats. Believe me, I have been to weddings where this has happened.
- If people show up uninvited, they may take a seat intended for a guest who has R.S.V.P'd.
The list goes on and on......... Do your self a favor and take the time to plan your seating.
23 April 2009
22 April 2009
- Arrange for any left over food to be donated to a local food pantry or mission. Just be sure to make arrangements before hand for drop off.
- Opt for a caterer who uses organic foods.
- Have a smaller, more intimate wedding and reception.
- Reduce paper whenever possible - Use one large menu card instead of individual menu cards.
- Do you really need all of those place cards and escort cards? Why not opt for a couple of seating charts.
- Why not create a wedding website - reducing paper once again. For as little as $100, you can get a beautiful site from BluDomain. Your Internet friendly friends will love it. For those on your list who may not own a computer or are more traditional, you can still have some traditional invites. Just be sure they are printed on recycled paper.
- Centerpieces - use potted plants instead of floral blooms. Orchids create a BEAUTIFUL effect as a centerpiece. Scatter smooth stones for a spa like feel.
- Live a green life after the wedding.
These are just a few things you can do. There are tons of ways to create a green wedding.
20 April 2009
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15 April 2009
"Brides Against Breast Cancer™"Charity Bridal Gown Sale
Area Brides Help Make Wishes Come True
Benefiting Victims of Terminal Breast Cancer
Indianapolis, IN – April 17 & 18
The Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation™, a non-profit organization dedicated to granting last wishes for women and men suffering from metastatic stage IV breast cancer, has received thousands of wedding gowns for its “Brides Against Breast Cancer™” Nationwide Tour of Gowns sales. On April 17 & 18, this tour comes to Indianapolis, IN with sizes for the “bride-to-be” ranging from 2 to 44. This grand and beautiful collection includes well-known designers and couture gowns. A selection of tiaras, veils, crinolines and other accessories will also be available.
Everyone is concerned about the economy, his or her job and only spending money where necessary. Yet, if a wedding dress is a “must” for a bride, then with gowns marked down 40% to 75% below traditional salon prices, attending this sale is also a “must”. Helping Brides find that one-single-perfect-gown while staying within their budget, also helps us fulfill our mission to offer life-saving breast cancer education while granting wishes to those individuals who are losing their battle against breast cancer. Prices range from $99 to $799 for values to $3,500. The collection includes a selection of Designer and Couture bridals valued up to $8,000 and priced $2,499 or below.
Making Memories will host special Morning Hours where a $20 admission offers brides-to-be the opportunity for a “sneak peak” to try on and purchase the gown of their dreams on Friday from 10 am - noon. “Power Hours” require advanced registration, space is limited, reserve your tickets today!
Visit: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/303442605 for VIP Registration.
Visit: http://www.makingmemories.org/ for general information and details.
Emmis Communications Lobby
40 Monument Circle
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Power Hours, Friday, April 17, 10 am - 12 pm
Friday, General Sale, 12 - 8 pm
Saturday, April 18, 10 am – 6 pm
Cash and Credit Cards are welcome. General Admission is FREE.
Foundation Known Nationwide; Honored by Oprah and Others
The Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation™ and its endeavors have received national coverage from Oprah, MSNBC, Redbook, Martha Stewart Weddings, Newsweek, Woman’s Day, Shape magazine and more.
Despite significant advances in research, Breast Cancer remains the number one cancer killer of women between the ages of 15 and 54, leaving thousands of small children without mothers and young husbands to raise families alone. Breast cancer touches most everyone, whether personally or through a friend or family member. Currently, there are 2.8 million women diagnosed with breast cancer in America with numbers increasing rapidly.
Pre-show interviews are available with our Tour Director. Please call Brenda Chovanak at 425.241.2823 or Tammy Adams at 971.255.3332 for scheduling or send information request to firstname.lastname@example.org. We invite reporters and photographers to attend. Live coverage is encouraged throughout the event; if possible, please call ahead for scheduling.
Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation is a recognized non-profit organization under section 501 (c) (3)of the Internal Revenue Code. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.makingmemories.org/or call 503.491.8091.
14 April 2009
13 April 2009
- POCKETS - Love, love love this! No need for a purse (unless you MUST have one) when you can keep your lipstick/gloss, hanky etc. in your pockets.
- One shoulder dresses - Want to show off your toned arms a la First Lady Michelle Obama? Opt for one of these pretty numbers. These dresses are gorgeous for destination weddings.
- High hemlines - Not one who wants a billowy, full skirt? Many brides today are choosing tea length and shorter gowns. This could also be an excellent selection for the bride who wants BOTH. Wear the full skirt to the ceremony and change into a shorter dress for the reception.
Photo credits: Top - Vineyard Collection www.brides.com
Bottom - J Crew www.jcrew.com
11 April 2009
- TASTINGS - This may be obvious, but a favorite among most grooms I know.
- RENT OR BUY - If you attend a lot of formal functions, this could be an excellent time to purchase a tuxedo. Just be sure to lean towards the traditional. My husband purchased his for our wedding 9 years ago and still wears it to this day. You can jazz it up by using different ties and cumberbunds throughout the years.
- PLAN THE HONEYMOON - This can be so much fun. You find the spots and you both can decide.
- MUSIC - Be sure your favorites are represented. This can also be very fun....a trip down memory lane as you choose your songs.
Most of all, enjoy this time with your future bride planning YOUR wedding. Be sure to visit daily for our blog on the Grooms Guide!
Have a LOVE-ly day!
10 April 2009
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- Be a square - square cakes tend to yield more servings than traditional round cakes.
- Keep it fresh - instead of the gorgeous handmade florals and decorations, opt for fresh seasonal florals and even fruits to decorate your cake.
- Keep designs to a minimum - Swiss dots look beautiful on a cake and don't cost nearly as much as more intricate designs.
- Dummy up - Have your baker create a smaller decorated cake for display and then bake several sheet cakes for serving. Slices can be cut in the prep room and your guests will never know.
- Choose one flavor. Often brides want several different flavors. This can be extremely expensive in some cases.
Cakes by Ron Ben-Israel from InStyle weddings
06 April 2009
1456 N Delaware St