Merry Christmas to everyone from the Castillo Family! I hope your holidays are fabulous. Enjoy your friends and family =)
Two of my favorite things...Christmas and Disneyland, and when these two are combined, it's like heaven on earth for me!
If you have never been to Disneyland during the christmas season, I highly recommend you go. Not only is it beautiful, but it is magical! It puts you in the Christmas spirit and makes you feel like a kid all over again. From the sights to the sounds, it's amazing.
Have I convinced you to go yet? Well, if not here are a few more reasons:
-->Characters dressed for the Holiday
-->It's A Small World transformed with thousands of lights- and featuring "Jingle Bells" and "deck the Halls"
-->Mickey Santa Hats
--> The Haunted Mansion Holiday featuring The Nightmare Before Christmas
--> Listening to Christmas Carols sung by real carolers on Main Street
--> Visiting Santa and his Reindeer at the Big Thunder Ranch
--> The Holiday Fireworks
Not in Southern California? Well if you are anywhere near DisneyWorld, you can check out the holidays there too! Cinderellas Castle has been decked out in over 200,000 lights!! You heard right, 200,00! Check out this post form the Disney Blog that highlights this attraction: 200,000 Lights Transforms Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World.
I hope you get a chance to go. It really is the best thing ever! Merry Christmas everyone!!
Photo Credit: ME! My camera work =)
I am an avid iPhone user, actually...I'm obsessed with my iPhone. I do EVERYTHING on it! While browsing the app store the other day, I found the greatest app of all time!! Liza's Simple Soiree Party Planner™.
Not that organized when it comes to planning a party? Well, this app is amazing, and just right for you. It helps you organize everything for a simple party. From putting together your guest list, and managing it, creating your menu and theme (decorations), and which stores to purchase them at! It will even help you create an invitation and email it from your phone!!! WOW!!
I highly recommend checking this out if you are an iPhone or iTouch user...It is a MUST have!!
You can also check it out on:
Facebook: Liza's Simple Soiree Party Planner
Or just check out the App store on your iPhone or iTouch!
Let me know what you think of it, I LOVE IT!!!!
While browsing our Twitter Followers, I stumbled upon a great find: http://www.healthy-bride.com/ .
This site is fabulous for many reasons:
1) They are encouraging Brides to be HEALTHY!!
2) Fitness success stories
3) There is a team of qualified experts
4) A Health Bride Blog
5) A Bridal Fitness page with different workouts and programs
The reason this is so amazing is that in today's world, people are so quick to take the "easy route" that they tend to do it the unhealthy way. I think it is great that there are support systems out there that are willing to help you do it the "right" way!
So, cruise on over and check it out: www.healthy-bride.com!
Yesterday I embarked on a journey with my sister in law, the Bride to be, to find the perfect bridesmaid dress. This my friends, is no simple task. There are THOUSANDS of dresses out there in hundreds of different colors, lengths, fabrics, styles etc.
So, how do you find that perfect dress? Here are some questions that the Bride needs to consider:
1) How many bridesmaids will I have?
This is important due to how your photos will look
2) What are the size ranges of my bridesmaids?
You need to know this because not every designer has a size "0" or plus sizes
3) What are the ages of my bridesmaids?
If you have younger bridesmaids (under age 16) you need to be sure the dress is age appropriate. Same goes if you have an older bridesmaid.
4) What are the budget restrictions of my bridesmaids?
Make sure that your bridesmaids can afford their dress, as well as accessories, shoes etc.
5) What are the skin tones and hair color of my bridesmaids?
A yellow dress may not look as nice on a pale bridesmaid as it does on a tanner one. Same with the hair, A hot pink dress may not flow as nicely on a bridesmaid with red hair as it does on one with Brown.
6) Do I want a dress that is cut/styled similar to mine?
Do you want it to match the style of your dress or look completely different?
7) Do I want a long dress or short dress?
Keep this question in mind when thinking of your bridesmaids. Will everyone have matching shoes to accompany a short dress? Is it an outside wedding? Consider the climate you are having in as well. A long dress will not go well with a hot, summer day!
8) Will my bridesmaids all wear the same dress?
Some prefer to have the bridesmaids all in the same color, but the style is left to the individual bridesmaid to choose. Some Brides also like their Maid of Honor to be in a different dress than the bridesmaids.
9) What is the season and time of my wedding?
This can be a huge factor in deciding color, length and fabric. Keep the dress in line with the climate and surroundings.
10)What color am I looking for?
Keep this in mind when choosing the colors and theme of your wedding. Make sure the colors you want are available!
Crazy you say? Well this is a shortened list. We could go into so much more detail! I know you are all thinking..."Is it really that difficult?" YES it is! Finding the perfect dress, and keeping your bridesmaids happy is important for wedding day bliss.
I know there are lots of you out there with bridesmaid dress horror stories, and we here at KDC Events would LOVE to hear about them and SEE THE PHOTOS!!! Send them to us at: Events@KDCEvents.com. We will feature your story and photos here!
Then, there is always the Carved Pumpkins. People are getting very creative with these, Here are a few:
Ok, you all know what I am talking about. Your friend or family member ask you to be in their wedding, and all of a sudden, you look like a deer in the headlights...HUH??? Yup, we all do it. We immediately think, "I need to go on a diet and lose weight before this wedding!"
I have a confession...I am currently in this state of mind! My sister in law is getting married in the spring of 2010, and I am desperately trying to get rid of my recently pregnant body! In my search for the perfect diet, easiest exercise plan, best slimming undergarments, I located this interesting web site; FitnessYouWear.com also know as BANGLZ.com.
FitnessYouWear.com was created in 2007 by two stay at home moms (Annie Ilichney and Kimberly Koelle) who were looking for a way to get and stay in shape, amidst their busy schedules. Thus, the idea of fashionable weighted bracelets was born.
Have you ever looked at the cake table at a wedding and thought, "It's just missing something!" Well I recently received a site that will take care of that problem: RaisetheCake.com
RaisetheCake.com was brought to light by Owner ~ Kathy Jo Peterson. An event planner herself, she saw the need and provided an option.
I highly suggest you check out this site if you have upcoming nuptials, your guests will be thoroughly impressed!
Posted by KDC Events at 8:31 AM
They even had an amazing cake by Alicia! Here are a few photos. I tell you...these two are so creative and amazing!!
Just thought you would enjoy these awesome photos!
I never win anything, but the other day, I entered a contest on a great site, professional hair care, and I won the $50 gift certificate to Salon Hive!!
I am so excited, I need a new straightener badly!!!
Check out the sites, they are awesome!
Have a great day, and THANKS AGAIN!!!
Brides magazine is celebrating 75 years of helping you plan your big day. The Today Show looks at the past 7 decades of bridal bliss. From engagements to the lavish ceremonies, Brides Magazine has covered it all.Today Show on NBC.
OK, so I know we have been M.I.A. It's all this pregnancy's fault...it has been a killer on me. Even though I am at home, I find it very difficult to concentrate on doing anything! I hope to get back on track soon, I promise!
In the mean time, check out these fabulous post by some fabulous bloggers:
Makeup Bag- Barbie Loves Stila
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Smooth Heals- The best foot cream ever
Gwendolyn's Gate- for skin care needs
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