28 August 2009

Place Cards & Favors } Mini Champagne Bottles

I love the idea of combining papery & favors.  These mini champagne bottles are from one of my real weddings August 22nd - the newly married Vanessa and John Wesseling.  (soooo, much more to come from this wedding - tons of personalized details - I am dying to get my hands on pics!)  These mini champagne bottles were set at each place setting as the guest's favor and served double-duty as their place card.  

The mini champagne bottles were tied off with a soft ivory satin ribbon, a mini folded card with the guest's name on the front, coordinating (yet, altering) artwork to signify the guest's entree choice and a little thank you from the bride and groom tucked inside.

So cute!

Favz } Scented Oils

Ok.  I am officially obsessed with these little scented oils from Bath and Body Works!  My sister-in-law gave me a set with the little oil warmer several birthdays ago and I have gradually collected a massive stockpile of scents.  

These little bottles pack a serious punch of room smelling loveliness.  Just a few drops in a warmer scents my entire house.  Top to bottom - every nook and cranny.  Love them if I'm feeling like I need to de-stress, love them if I'm having guests over, love them if I need to put myself in a creative mood - just plain love 'em.  

My all time favorite last year was a Fresh Lemonade - this months obsession is White Citrus.

How cute would these babies be as favors????

19 August 2009

Events } Lakeside Luxury Benefit & Auction

Join The Memory Journalists, Exquisite Events & Entertainment and Style Magazines at a Lakeside Luxury Benefit and Auction for Shriners Hospital for Children in Sacramento, California this coming September.

September 19th, 2009
4 in the afternoon to 9 in the evening
Ice Lakes Lodge
1111 Soda Springs Road
Soda Springs, California
Tickets are $50 per person

I can't think of a more deserving charity.  Shriners holds a very special place in my heart.  My nephew severely burned his hands when he was just over a year old.  Shriners heard about his case and offered any an all services needed to get him on the mend.  It was a long and painful process for the little guy and thanks to Shriners and all the wonderful doctors & nurses there he made a full and complete recovery.

If you're considering charitable contributions this year, this is definitely a deserving cause.  Visit lakesideluxury.blogspot.com for more information.

06 August 2009

SJD Messages } Schedule

SJD is closing up shop for a little hiatus from Friday, August 7th until Tuesday, August 11th.  Returning calls and emails when I return to the grind on Wednesday, August 12th.


03 August 2009

Options } Panel Invite Back 5-Ways

I've been wanting to show these Panel (panel invitations with no pocket) back options for sometime.  Thinking it really helps to see the same invite with different options for the back.  Each little twist makes such a difference

Photo 1: invitation front
Photo 2: ribbon sash
Photo 3: ribbon knot
Photo 4: tailored Tiffany bow
Photo 5: ribbon sash with punched monogram panel
Photo 6: ribbon sash with flat monogram panel

Which is your favorite back??  Mine?  The tailored Tiffany bow.  I'm all about those little bows these days.