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Ring Guard Solution


I have found a simple, way to make your ring fit a little more snugly. I never knew I needed it until I found it! As someone with an up and down weight problem (and an allergy to cheap jewelry), my collection of rings varies not only by color and style but by SIZE. I have rings that one day are falling off my fingers and the next day I can't get them on. This new product from Luc-Co, Inc is a soft white plastic from a tube that you can use to size your rings for a better fit.

For Brides, why have the ring sized immediately especially if you are going to lose some weight before the wedding? This little $6.95 tube of wonder is available from
Luc-Co, Inc
By the way, you can simply peel the stuff off when you are ready to size your ring or in my case, it's a fat day.

The web site says it's can also be used on clip earrings to ease pinching. There is enough stuff in the tube for 5 dozen plus applications. That should take care of my jewelry box.

Trash Ties, Your Day Has Come

One of the blogs I read regularly is written by a local Phoenix area woman named Heather Bailey. I have never met her but I know and like her husband, Isaac Bailey a great wedding photographer. She is one of the coolest people I've never met. She is most famous for her fabrics. She designs them. Very high end event planners in New York and elsewhere have built entire receptions around her colorful designs and they have been shown on Martha Stewart and other impressive places. Her newest creations are these trash ties. As a minimalist, I adore the variety of understated looks you can get from her invention. And I am so glad she is a local girl!!!



9 Hot Winter Cocktails

OK, so we have had a couple of weeks of cold weather here in Arizona! I have lived in warm weather climes almost my whole life! To me, this is winter! When the weather is like this I like to wrap up, site around a firepit with friends and have a nice warm drink.

I just thought this grouping of unusual delightful cocktails from one of my favorite websites, would be fun for a party, wedding or anytime.
Nothing says "winter" like a hot drink spiced with liquor or liqueur.

Here are recipes for nine cocktails that will bring warmth to cold nights.

Hot Spiked Cider
Apply brandy gives this delicious cider its kick!

Hot Buttered Rum
This spice-heavy treat takes some work to create, but the effort is rewarded with formidable taste.

Cranberry Hot Toddies
Tangerines and whole cloves enhance the flavor of this cold-weather favorite.

Nutty Irishman
No nuts in this drink, just liqueur, Irish cream, coffee and whipped cream.

Hot Passion
The passion is released with Le Grande Passion liqueur, hot coffee and, the bonus, Crème de Grand Marnier.

Café Brulot
Brandy, orange curacao, rum, cinnamon and French roast coffee make this drink a tasty treat.

Vanilla Hot Chocolate Seduction
The adult-only ingredients include white chocolate liqueur, the true taste-bud seducer, and Triple Sec.

Irish whiskey, Irish cream and kahlúa boost this hot coffee drink.

A coffee cocktail spiked with rum and topped with whipped cream.

New Year - New Eyes


It’s a new year and a new chance to step back and change your perspective. So often I find I get caught in “my hamster wheel of survival” spinning that metal cylinder as fast as I can, wearing myself out and accomplishing very little. Even though I am busy, happy and tired at the end of the day, what have I accomplished?
Billie Jean King once said, “Never confuse movement with action.” This is a very wise statement for me to live by. Are you, as a bride, running your metal cage and demanding everyone to keep up with your hamster wheel? Are there so many details to keep track of and decisions to make that you are making yourself exhausted, accomplishing little or nothing? The new year offers you a chance to sit back and decide what kind of bride, person and spouse you really want to be. Categorize those things into areas of importance and act accordingly.
This is the beginning of your opportunities in life to challenge yourself with the unknown. After all, how many weddings have you really planned? Do you want to be stressed, unhappy with outcomes you can’t control and disappointed with those who don’t live up to your expectations? Why not change that paradigm and enjoy the adventure, appreciate the investment others are making in your future and be grateful for all the blessings you have in your life right now.
Next take some time to think about the most overlooked guests at your wedding. I was reminded just last night at a trunk show when I met a bride and her mother planning the final details of her big day. They seemed relaxed and truly satisfied with all the arrangements. When they told me of their venue choice, I asked if there were going to be any elderly guests as there is quite a walk from the parking lot to the ballroom. They quickly scanned their minds and thought of Grandpa Bill and maybe Great Grandma. The groom’s good friend just returned from Iraq on crutches. They realized they would have to come up with a solution to make these guests not only comfortable but special. I suggested they assign ushers to be their personal minders for the evening—assisting them with drinks and the buffet, plus to be available for transportation back to the hotel when they are ready to leave.
This is just another way of looking at the upcoming event. Change your perspective with the change of the calendar. You will definitely have a better year.

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