Monday, August 31, 2009

What to blog??? And a Winner!

Hi all! We need ideas! What would you like Favors With Love to blog about? What on this blog if anything do you like to read? This blog was started to go along with our site and promote and bring awareness to it! And if you have ever had a look at Favors With Love you know there are a lot of wedding products. Do you even read the wedding related posts, or do you say I'm already married (if that is the case) what do I need to read that for? Please give us your thoughts. What do you hope to take from a visit with the Favors With Love Blog? Thank you!

We have a winner for the Fleur-de-Lis necklace!

Congratulations to Kim who said.....It's better than cute! This is my first time to your blog and I think it's beautiful!

Thank you Kim and to everyone who entered our giveaway!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

(CLOSED) What do you think about our Fleur-de-Lis necklace? Do you want one?

Fun sterling silver ball chain is adorned with a round sterling silver 3-D Fleur de Lis pendant. Measures approximately 3/4 inch. Just one of the great jewelry pieces in our Cap Creations Line!

It's cute right? Do you like it? Do you want to win one? Simply leave us a comment to enter!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Update to Last Post - And a winner!

Simply Delightful Designs, you know the ones that have done a super job on our blog, has decided to offer a coupon to any of our visitors - $20.00 off a custom blog design, use the code word 'FAVORS' in their contact form to let them know you are interested! Wow isn't that great!

Simply Delightful

Winner Winner!
We have a winner for the With God All Things Are Possible necklace!  Congratulations to Tiffany! And thank you to all who participated!

Favors With Love blog has a fab new look!

Well what do you think of our new blog design? It's beautiful right? I know how much you all love giveaways because I actually love them too! And that is exactly how I got this new super fabulous blog design!

Simply Delightful Designs was having a giveaway for a complete custom blog design. And well I was a winner! The very first and only giveaway I have ever won! YAY! Winner! Winner! Yeah that's me! Oh yeah! Can't you just feel the excitement! LOL!

Simply Delightful Designs has done a fantastic job! Check out our new header! It rotates, when you refresh or click on links within the blog the header updates with a new picture! How cool is that? We now have 3 columns, and title buttons on our sidebars! And a ton of other stuff! So check it out and let us know what you think!

Thank you so much Simply Delightful Designs! For a wonderful prize and a job well done!

Be sure to check out Simply Delightful Designs they would love to have some new friends. And tell them Favors With Love sent you! And while you are there be sure to check out their blogging tips and tutorials and freebie blog backgrounds! Great stuff!

Simply Delightful

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Gift Certificate Giveaway

Hi all! Just wanted to share this great giveaway with you! Dolly Outfitters is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to their store! Great stuff for your little girls! Simply become a follower of their blog to enter. Click here for the full details! And tell them Favors With Love sent ya! Good luck! I entered too so wish me luck!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Did You Know - Longest Wedding Dress Train

According to Guinness World Records the longest wedding dress train measured 1579 m (5180 ft 5 in) and was unveiled during E-Mariage festival in Bucharest, Romania, on 1 April 2009. It is said that the train of the wedding dress is studded with as many as 7,000 Swarovski crystals.
Wow! Can you get me a trailer for this train?

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Fall Leaf Cookie Cutter in Autumn-Themed Gift Box

You know fall is right around the corner! Yay for fall! Anyhow check out this Fall Leaf Cookie Cutter. Sure to be a hit at your fall time event! We actually had these as party favors for my mom's fall birthday last year. They are very durable and so practical!

Every guest will leave with sweet memories and “fall” for this maple-leaf cookie cutter—guaranteed to rise to the occasion and roll out delicious memories of your event each time they use it. Delicately decorated with a sheer, burgundy organza ribbon and leaf-design “For You” tag, the clear-covered gift box perfectly echoes the crisp, cool, colorful season with burgundy, beige and gold leaves that give the 2.5” x 2.5” cookie cutter its timely shape. The seasonal box measures 3.5” x 2.25”.

Starting at only $1.60 each! WOW! Visit Favors With Love today!

Don't forget to enter our giveaway here if you haven't done so yet! Today is the last day to enter and only til noon pacific time.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

DIY - Wedding Favor - Sand Dollar Magnet

Remember this photo below from this post? Well we decided to make wedding favors with the sand dollars we collected at the beach! And wanted to share how we did it!

1. Place all the sand dollars in a bucket and add water and bleach to get them nice and white. Use your judgement how much bleach to use. You will notice them start to whiten as you pour in the bleach. Let soak for about 1 hour. You can do more or less time as needed, just be careful not to let them soak too long or the bleach will start to deteriorate the sand dollar.

2. Rinse the bleach off of the sand dollars and then let dry. They will not all turn white so be sure to collect extra.

Sand Dollars
Industrial Strength Glue
Organza Bags (sold here)
Favor Tags (we made ours on our computer)

3. Place a small dab of glue on the magnet.

4. Place the magnet on the center of the back side of the sand dollar and apply a small about of pressure.
5. Will look like this once the magnet is secured.

6. Allow glue to dry and place the sand dollar in the organza bag. Add a favor tag and tie the bag closed.
You now have pretty beach theme favors that were a cinch to make! You can customize this favor by selecting the organza bags and favor tags in your wedding colors.

Here is our sand dollar magnet at work in our home. Holding our Jesus drawing to our fridge. So what do you think? Simple right?

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

How About This - Lampwork Jewelry

Are you searching for the perfect bridesmaid gift but just can't seem to find it! How about a lovely piece of lampwork jewelry that will truly be an heirloom keepsake? Your bridesmaids are special, some of the most special people in your life. Right? Why else would you have them by your side on that big day?

Let Delightful Designs By Robbon help you show them how special they are! Robbon offers some beautiful pieces that are all handmade. She has many that would match perfectly with friendship. Or Robbon who by the way is a total sweetheart will even work to create a custom piece just for you! Here are some of her items that I feel would go great with that friendship bond you may have with your bridesmaids.

And she has many many more!

And just to let you know this jewelry is even more beautiful in person! Robbon worked with me to create a custom pendant for an upcoming event and she did an awesome job! I also purchased her Enrapture Pendant and it is gorgeous! You will not be disappointed, in fact you may become addicted to her pieces! And thank you again Robbon for the gift! I want to wear it everyday!

Even if you are not in the market for bridesmaid gifts go check out Delightful Designs by Robbon and her blog because this jewelry would make an excellent gift for any occasion. Christmas is right around the corner you know! And be sure to tell her Favors With Love sent ya!

Monday, August 17, 2009

New jewelry added & Giveaway! (CLOSED)

We have added some new jewelry pieces to our Cap Creations line. Come by our site and take a look.
Sterling Silver Beaded Pendant is engraved with your single initial in your choice of two fonts. Pendant hangs from a sterling silver snake chain with clasp. Rectangle pendant measures approximately 3/4 inch tall by 1/2 inch wide. Available in 6 sizes from toddler to adult.
Sterling silver Christian scripture necklace. Featuring Matthew 19:26 "With God All Things Are Possible." And a small cut out cross. The perfect reminder of all that is possible through Him! Scripture pendant is hung on a sterling silver snake chain. Pendant measures 3/4 inch.

Want to win the With God All Things Are Possible necklace? Go visit Favors With Love and pick out which item you would like to see as our next giveaway prize. Then come back here and leave a comment on what that item is. That's it! Good Luck! I hope you win! ;)

Winner will be contacted via email and will have 48 hrs to respond or we will have to choose a new winner. Open to US and Canada!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Did You Know - Largest TV Audience for a Wedding

The largest TV audience for a wedding occurred on 29 July 1981, during the marriage of HRH Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer (both UK), which was seen by an estimated 750 million people in 74 countries.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Do you like getting favors?

I think the reason I like to give favors for any and all events I host is because I love getting them! They are either pretty or fun and always so exciting to get. Like a little present just for you! Through all the hard work and planning that went into such an event, the host/party giver remembers you the guest, with a memento from the special day!

Though favors are not mandatory, they are a nice way to add a special touch to your event!

Did you give favors? Will you give favors? Do you like getting favors? Please share your thoughts!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

DIY - Homemade Jam Favors

Jam makes excellent wedding favors! What do you think? Wouldn't you love to receive one of these at a wedding?
I made the wedding tags on my computer, used a jumbo hole puncher with scallop edge to punch them out ( just regular paper). Then I made a matching fig jam label for the top, this one is printed on card stock. I made it larger than my jar lid so I could trace around the lid and cut it out. These are 4oz. jelly jars. I cut strips of green scrap booking paper about 3/4 inch wide and long enough to fit around the jar. I used double sided tape to stick the green strip to my jar. I then used double sided tape to stick on my wedding label. I placed it right over the seam on the green strip to hide it. Next, I removed the outer ring only of the jar lid (not the sealed inner lid) taped down the fig jam label with a rolled over piece of scotch tape and placed the lid ring back on. You don't have to tape the top label down but I found that it moved as I tightened the lid if not. And there ya go a perfect little favor! And very affordable when making the jam yourself!

This jar was such a perfect little model I just couldn't stop taking pictures! The great thing about using scrap booking paper is the fact that the selection of available paper is enormous! You could make these in any color or theme to fit your needs! Like Christmas! Just customize your label too!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Do you want a $25 Gift Certificate?

Hello and welcome to all the new visitors from Just a Girl! Thanks for stopping by!

And if you are totally lost and wondering what I am talking about, let me share! Just a Girl, one of my favorite blogs, is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to Favors With Love. So click here and leave a comment over there on her blog and you will be entered to win! And this beauty below could be filled in just for you!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

A Giveaway!

Make It and Love It is having a giveaway for any camera strap slipcover with a value of $18.50 form *Shey*[B].

Oh I so want to win this! I have had my eye on one of these for quite some time now! Just look at all the great fabrics! My camera would be so happy to wear one of these beauties!

I think this one is my fave!

I really like this one too!

But my neck would appreciate the soft minky on this one! Oh the choices!

And I think my lens cap would love to take a cozy little nap in one of these pockets! Ya think?

So wish me luck and cross your fingers! Because I really want to win this! And for your chance click here!

How About This - Hawaiian Style Reception

Some friends recently had a Hawaiian style birthday party for their daughter and it was amazing! If you are planning a wedding reception with a Hawaiian theme and you are in central CA, you must see this! This hall comes already decorated for your getaway theme event! As soon as you walk through the doors you feel as if you have landed in paradise! Look!

You first enter the eating area where all of the tables are set for your meal!

On the other side of the hall through the door way you will find an awesome bar area that is fully stocked!

Here is a picture of my drink! Doesn't it look yummy! Well it was! But don't worry it's just fruit punch! Hee...hee....gotta have drinks for the kids too!

Complete with dance floor!
But if you are not the dancing type that's fine too! There is tons of seating and lounge areas right next to the dance floor so you can see all of the action!

This place is a must see! It's like your own personal night club and what's more is they do the catering too with yummy yummy food! If you must know where this place is located email us via our contact page above.

Here is a picture of the birthday girls cake! Sooo cute!

Along with matching cupcakes!

And I just had to include this picture of the table number because I think it's pretty!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Did You Know - Honeymoon

The first weddings comprised of a groom taking his bride by capture. He would take her somewhere hidden away so her relatives and villagers couldn't find them. There they stayed for one moon phase and drank mead, a wine made from honey, to make them more in love. Thus, the word "honeymoon" was born. Today, the honeymoon is the traditional holiday taken by newlyweds to celebrate their marriage.

Be sure to take a look at some of our honeymoon necessities! Click on any the photo to shop that item!

And just because the wedding is over doesn't mean you're done being the bride! Right? Live it up girl!