FRIDAY’S FAB FINDS™ | July 9 | mason jar escort cards, doily coasters, gorgeous diy garland, makeup tips, and a beauty item I can’t live without!

Hey everyone!  Happy Friday!  Hope you’re having a pleasant day so far!  K, story time:

The boy and I had one of those wavelength moments this past Monday.  You know those moments when both of you are idling in the same room or car, listening to music or watching a show, and you look at one another, and you KNOW you’re thinking the same thing?  Well, it happened on the way to the mall, in the car, this past weekend… while listening to Hip Hip Chin Chin by Club Des Belugas.  SYTYCD fans, I know you’re with me on this.  But if you’ve never watched the show, let me break it down for you.  No, even better, check this out (fast forward to 1 minute to see just the dance) or this – it’s crisper.  Then you’ll understand.  Anyway – the mutual thought?  TO BECOME COMPETITIVE DANCERS.

Hey.  Stop laughing.

Aright, on to the Finds!  … Wait wait wait wait wait.  I have to mention one quick thing.  I {heart} you guys.  Ok done.

Now, on to my obsessions:

I discovered those mason jar escort cards you see up top over on the lovely Ruffled.  Did you know that mason jars = one of my favorite things to use in a wedding?  No?  Well now you do.  And I know I’m not alone in this.

And I just love the colors going on right here:

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Saw these darling wood-carved doily coasters over on Emmaline Bride and instantly fell in love with them.  Wouldn’t they be PERFECT for a rustic wedding?  Or any wedding, for that matter?

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Totally in lust with this fabric flower garland diy project I found on Once Wed.  It is the awesomest.  No question.

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Concerned about your complexion as your wedding approaches?  Or just want a more effective way to maintain clear skin?  I don’t think I could live without St. Ives Apricot Scrub (not a sponsor, just love).

I use it in the shower, and I use it all the time.  Whenever I go on vacation, a mini tube of this goes with me.  Process: wet your face, scrub onto your face and neck, then rinse off with really warm (I use hot) water.  I love the way my skin feels/looks afterward!

If you’re looking for some seriously detailed advice from a teenager out of one of those “haul videos,” then, if you have the time and the patience, there are a couple of good makeup tips in this here video.  I don’t remember each tip she dropped, but I can’t seem to move the play button back, and I don’t think I can stand to watch the video over again from the top.  So whatevs.  I miss out.

Ok… lemme know your favorites!  I am so digging on those doily coasters IT’S NOT EVEN FUNNY ANYMORE.  Ooh, and by the way, I hope you all have the loveliest of weekends!  Here are my plans so far: salsa dancing with the boy (yeah, I was serious), and going to the Apple store to replace my wireless mouse, which my beloved nephew accidentally dropped (threw) within the first few hours of his month-long visit!  No, but seriously, it’s IMPOSSIBLE to be upset with him; first of all, he’s three, second of all, he immediately said, “Ooohhh, I’m so sorry!!!”  I don’t know if you’ve ever been in the room when a three year old said, “Ooohhh I’m so sorry!!!” but if you have, you’d understand.  It is the most unexpected, adorable, heartbreaking, cute-to-the-max thing ever.  I love the little munchkin so much.

But uggh, my mouse.  I’m just so glad I bought that MacBook Pro last weekend.  Otherwise I would have had to go to the library to write this post.  The LIBRARY!  (;

xoxo!  -Alison

P.S. – I sort of can’t wait for next week.  I have all these great things saved up that I cannot wait to post.  SO.  MANY.  THINGS…

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  1. BonafideBride on July 9, 2010

    I think I might dream about those doily coasters tonight.

  2. TenThouBride on July 9, 2010

    I love that fabric flower garland!! I'm obsessing over the backdrop for the ceremony right now…because maybe if I come up with that…I'll be able to FINALLY pick a venue. MAN.

  3. Postcards and pretties on July 9, 2010

    looove mason jars too and it's amazing all the different things you can do with them and those doily coasters are too cute for words.

    i know how you feel about your nephew- mine doesn't even have to say “i'm sorry” just the sweet lil look has me apologizing to him when he breaks something. lol . have a great weekend alison xo

  4. Bridalhood on July 9, 2010

    Love those wooden doily coasters – they are great. And I picked the same wedding with the mason jars for one of my Friday Favs this week – cutest details ever!

  5. I just love the mason jar idea. Very Eco-chic as well. Guests only need one drink jar. And with their handy dandy name on it, they can keep track of it all night long.

  6. Alicia and Kyle on July 9, 2010

    I LOVE mason jars. I was just a thrift store yesterday and they were $.50! You just can't beat that! And yes the coasters are amazing.

  7. Naomi on July 9, 2010

    I love the mason jar idea too! I just love country details in weddings. Living in GA rubbed off on me. Regarding St. Ives apricot scrub, I have used it for years. It has been a staple in my “beauty” cabinet. Good suff! Have fun salsa dancing…my husband married a Blatina (black and latin) and thinks he can salsa dance…wanna give him lessons? I gave up on our wedding day! Love you bunches! Have a great weekend. Cannot wait until next week's posts!

  8. Lunaandchloe on July 9, 2010

    I just adore the mason jars! And the escort idea is perfect!!! And I can see why you love that garland…super cute as I am obsessed with anything that hangs these days! And those coasters are soooo sweet! I think I might need a pair! Great finds.


  9. Hilary / lovleyandgracious on July 9, 2010

    LOVE sytycd, and mason jars AND garland. Planning on watching wednesdays show tonight with a glass of wine on tivo and using mason jars and (paper) flower garlands in my wedding next summer! Hooray!

  10. Amykolcz on July 9, 2010

    Oh Yeah I am so in love with Mason Jars too. I am using 2 for my wedding. On our table we are going to have one that says Bride and one that says Groom for our toast glass :)

  11. Kim @BrideGoggles on July 9, 2010

    Those Doily Coasters are rocking my world… and you know how I feel about Mason Jars!

  12. Marie @ Emici Bridal on July 9, 2010

    Those coasters are super adorable but your nephew sounds super cute too. Is he in the vote? ;)

  13. Becoming Mrs. Ford on July 9, 2010


  14. on July 9, 2010

    I *heart* mason jars! They can be used for anything!

  15. Bret Turner on July 9, 2010

    The “wavelength moment” reminds me of a strange and sometimes really fun game to play that works especially well on long road trips. It's called “one two three.” One of the reasons it's so fun is that the two players are not competing but are rather working together to try to “win.”

    It goes like this: both players think of a word or phrase, then on the count of one two three they both say them aloud. Say the words are “dryer” and “marriage.” Then, both players have to – quickly – think of a word that in some way relates/connects the two previous words/phrases. On the count of three, Person 1 says “sexytime” and Person 2 says “maintenance.” Same thing again – a word that ties the two together. One two three, Person 1 and Person 2 both say “porn.” Everyone wins!

    Sometimes it takes 15 seconds, sometimes 15 minutes.

  16. Sal Zailani on July 11, 2010

    Hiya! stumbled upon your blog through weddings and pretty things. Loving what I see! :)


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