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Favor Fridays – Snowflake Place Card Holder

Favor Fridays – November 28, 2008

Snowflake Place Card Holder – Just $1.55 Each!

- Let it snow!!!
- Perfect favor for a winter wedding
- The place card holder is shaped as a perfect winter snowflake with jeweled embellishments

Past Favor Fridays

November 21st, 2008
November 14th, 2008
November 7th, 2008
October 31st, 2008

Anyone Interested in Some Thanksgiving Variety?

Before I even start, I have to say I love Thanksgiving. Watching football games with the family, playing with my little nieces and nephews, and telling funny stories with my family are what I look forward to most before I depart for the 2 hour drive to my grandparent’s house. I’m getting excited just thinking about it! However, every year it’s the same thing – Turkey, mashed potatoes, and corn! Now I’m not complaining, well not that much, but my only Thanksgiving wish this year is for something new or at least a new take on an old favorite!

I took some time to scour the inter-webs for some ideas and complied some links to some ideas that were note-worthy. So if you think your Thanksgiving needs a menu change, check out some of these ideas and maybe you can give them a test drive at your dinner table. – Have your guest scream, “Molto Buono” (Very Good) this Thanksgiving! Taking a page from the hilarious writings of Calvin Trillin, this pages suggests Thanksgiving be turned into an Italian affair with dishes like Salmon Spaghetti Carbonara, Spicy Glazed Carrots, and Herb Bread.

Kick it up a Notch!!! – Alright, I love my mom’s sweet potatoes, but I was even thinking about passing them up this year for this spicy little treat. Elizabeth Yarnell, author of Glorious One-Pot Meals: A new quick & healthy approach to Dutch oven cooking, enticed me with her recipe for Chipotle Sweet Potatoes. This looked so good, I went out and bought the ingredients and made it at home. Delicious!!!

I hope this little bits of deliciousness can help you put a twist on your Thanksgiving dinner.

From all of us at Products With Personality, Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Favor Fridays – HeartLights Frosted Glass Heart Candles (Set of 4)

Favor Fridays – November 21, 2008

Heartlights Frosted Glass heart Candles – Just $4 for a set of 4 candles!

Warm your wedding guests’ hearts with this beautiful heart-shaped candle wedding favor
Each candle gives off a romantic glow and is suggest to place them in the center of the reception tables for effect
Each candle is packaged with a elegant sheer white organza bag for presentation

Past Favor Fridays

November 14th, 2008
November 7th, 2008
October 31st, 2008
October 24th, 2008

Ask Courtney: Unique Wedding Attire

Q: Hi Courtney, my name’s April and I’m getting married next September to the most wonderful man in the world. I’m excited about the wedding and we just started the planning process and we’re already lost! We’re not too into the idea of the traditional wedding dress and tux, we would like to try something different to set-us apart from the standard wedding. Do you have any ideas?

A: Hi April! Congratulations on your engagement! Planning the dress code for your wedding is the most exciting part of your wedding. However, since you want to step away from the traditional wedding attire, I can understand how this might be difficult for you. But you have more than enough time to find the right theme and I’ve complied a couple ideas for you to consider for your wedding.

You could try to keep one foot in the door of tradition with the use of fun colors. This happy couple displayed their appreciation for Pink and Black in very elegantly. To give your guests something to go home with, you could fill these with chocolate or this Solid Heart Bottle Stopper Wedding Favor to match the attire.

Stray even further from tradition with a more vintage look like this couple who opted for Grey. This style allows you to be unique, yet it’s still elegant enough to make for some amazing wedding photos. This style could be coupled with a vintage theme that utilized soft colors and and dinner by Candlelight.

There is always the option of ditching traditional wedding colors and going with a Retro-Cool look. This is very fun and will set your wedding apart from the many standard weddings happening at that time.

Now you could really step away from tradition if you place yourself in another time, place, or reality. In this case, a couple could live out a fantasy Celtic/Elfish wedding. Very far from tradition, but still very, very fun. Tie in some Celtic Wedding Favors to really set the mood for your guests.

Favor Fridays – Duck Bookmark Favors

Wedding Zen: Keep It Simple

If you want your wedding to go off without a hitch, try to keep everything simple.  Take a cue from Asian cultures where simplicity is key to achieving harmony with the surrounding world.  Here are some tips to keep your wedding reception a simple, yet elegant, affair.

  • Don’t have too many different activities going on during the reception.  Granted people love variety, but that doesn’t mean you should have 50 different type of orderves being served at the same time.
  • You don’t have to go crazy with colors and lights.  This way you won’t overwhelm your guests and they’ll be able to focus their attention to speeches and special moments
  • Try to bring the focus to the centerpiece of the wedding, your marriage.  If you have distractions all over the room people’s eyes will wander from the best man’s speech, to a flashing of a bulb from the photo booth you rented for the reception.

If you cut down on potential interruptions or delegate the proper time when people can get-up and  move about during your reception, you could keep everyone’s attention where it needs to be.  In the end the wedding is about you and your partner, so if there is a moment you want your guests to witness remove everything that could unintentionally distract them.

To give your wedding guests their own little piece of Zen to take home, take a look at our Asian Wedding Favors.  It may just bring a little more harmony to your wedding.

Favor Fridays – Topiary Photo/Place Card Holder

Favor Fridays – November 7, 2008

Topiary Photo/Place Card Holder – Only $6.50 for a set of 6!

  • A dramatic design by Kate Aspen
  • Very simple, yet elegant Wedding favor that your guests will be dying to take home with them
  • Each “Plant” can hold a photo of the happy couple or a place card

Past Favor Fridays

October 31st, 2008
October 24th, 2008
October17th, 2008
October 10th, 2008

Ask Courtney: 20 Minute Relaxation Idea?

Q: Hey Courtney, my name’s Kendall and I’m the Maid of Honor for my friend Sarah’s wedding. It’s a month until her wedding, and the more stressed she gets, the more stressed I get. Between my career and planning the wedding, I don’t have much time to relax, but am in major need of some rejuvenation! Do you have any ideas for me?

A: Hi Kendall, don’t worry, everyone gets stressed while planning a wedding. Since you only have a few minutes to relax, take a warm, relaxing bubblebath. If you live with others, ask them to take the volume down a notch for a few minutes. Grab your favorite book or magazine, and start running the water. We suggest warm, but not scalding, water. Pour lavender-infused bath gel into the running water, as well as the mouth-watering Chocolate Bath Salts.

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When you’re in the bath, close your eyes for a few moments, and soak your stressed-out shoulders in the luxurious water. Soothing gel eye masks are also great for adding an extra bit of relaxation to your bath, and removing any signs of baggy and tired eyes. Enjoy your bath, Kendall – you’ll feel great afterward!