Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Introducing Our 3rd Annual 31 Days Blog Series!

Well folks, 2013 is coming to a close. There were ups, there were downs, but for me there was one pretty significant highlight:


Not only did I get engaged, though, I got engaged to my high school sweetheart.

Yup, that's us. Fall 1994, I was 13 (a freshman) and he was 17 (a senior), and this was my first/our first real date. We dated for about 4 years until I went to college, then we parted ways (romantically speaking, that is). We remained friends, and over the years we would go out from time to time. We always kept in touch, but it never seemed to be the right time for us.
Fast forward to summer 2013. I had been in a relationship for about 8 years that had ended in December of 2011 and Erik had just become single again after about a year and a half. So, there we were, both single at the same time for the first time since the late '90s. 

Well, as they say, the rest is history. We were engaged on November 30, and now we are joyously beginning to make plans for our wedding in the spring of 2015!
That's where you come in: I need help! 
We are both wedding newbies (yes, that still happens these days) and we want to have a dream wedding. Unique, fun, memorable..and affordable. Over the next 31 days, I will be asking you to weigh in on everything from dress options to cake choices.

Please be gentle: it's my first time!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Cyber Monday deals!

Of COURSE bel monili will be offering a Cyber Monday deal!  Enjoy a whopping 20% off of your ENTIRE purchase of $20 or more in my Etsy shop using code CM2013

-Purchases of $50 or more will receive a FREE 3 pack of pearl bobby pins*!
-Purchases of $100 or more will receive a FREE leather quote bracelet**!

 through midnight EST 12/2/13

*limit one per customer
**Christmas quote bracelets not included, quote chosen at random unless specified by the purchaser at checkout

If you know of someone who has a business and is doing a Cyber Monday deal, please feel free to post it here in the comments and/or share it to my Facebook page. Thanks so much for looking and supporting small businesses!

Here are great deals from some of my favorite creative friends:

 Enjoy these deals at Audra Azoury

 Enjoy 10% off of your purchase of $30 or more at Bonne Amy with code CyberMon

Enjoy 20% off $25 or more at Brown Bird Green String CYBERMONDAY20 (through 12/3/13)

Enjoy 15% off your purchase at Designs by Samantha, plus a FREE pair of post earrings AND free shipping with code GOBBLE

Enjoy 20% off of your purchase at Art by Marcia Furman with code YOUARELOVED

 Enjoy 15% off of your entire purchase (NO MINIMUM!) at Erra Creations with code cyber2013

Enjoy half price shipping (no code needed) at homefry ceramics

Enjoy 20% off of your entire purchase at Garbella using code thankful

 Enjoy 15% off of your purchase of $25 or more at Green Bubble Gorgeous using code Cyber2013

Enjoy 20% off of your entire purchase of $15 or more at Little Miss Snazzy with code CYBERMONDAY 

 Enjoy 20% Off at My Salvation Jewelry Design with coupon code HOLIDAYSALE

Naked Geometry is offering a GIVEAWAY! One person will receive one of these for free, on Monday, December 9th. All you need to do is click to share this image and the winner will be chosen at random... good luck!

 Enjoy 20% Off at Nina Ramone with coupon code HOLIDAYSALE

Enjoy 15% off everything at Pretty by Mindy using code CYBER (on top of their everyday free shipping) through Tuesday 12/3/13 midnight EST
Skinourishment is offering Free Shipping with Coupon Code "Holiday2013" 
also $1 off - 1 oz climbOn Bar!


All Sugar Baby Soaps Sugar Scrubs are $10 today for Facebook friends! ️Message them through Facebook or email your orders to sugarbabysoaps@gmail.com

Enjoy 10% off of your purchase of $10 or more at Una Biologicals using code CM2013

Xmittens purchases over $35 are shipped free with code: THANKS35