May 22, 2010

Wedding Mayhem

So today begins a CRAZY week for KDC Events.  I (Denice) will be attending, in and helping with my Sister in laws wedding, and Cindy is helping as always, and Katie is on her way to Colorado to attend, be in and help with Sandy's big day!!

Oh ya, and I will be celebrating my 9 year Anniversary on the 27!! Here are some images form that day...seems like yesterday =) Enjoy!

  This is me the Bride! I was 24
 This is the Hubby, he was 23

 This is our Wedding Party

 The Gals

The Guys


So bear with us, we will be back with post, ideas and hopefully a giveaway!!!

Have a great week!


May 17, 2010

Bridal Handbags By Laura Lee Designs

I have been blogging for a few years now, but just recently caught on to the twitter phenom.  I never really understood it, or had the time to "tweet".  Well, this year I made that my goal, and boy, am I glad I did!  Through Twitter, I have made some great connections, one being Laura Lee Designs. Laura Lee Designs handcrafts the best looking bags I have seen. They are super cute... SUPER CUTE I say!!   Their web site says it all:

"Laura Lee's handmade beaded handbags are a fusion of cultures, fabrics and trimmings discovered during her travels abroad. Stylishly appealing and refreshingly chic, each handbag is adorned with high quality satins and swirling patterns of Japanese beads. Colorful snakeskin and leathers compliment the intricate beading, adding a functional elegance to every handbag. Less an accessory and more a piece of wearable art, Laura Lee handbags capture your style and verve."
Well,  we have tweeted back and forth a bit and the individuals behind this brand are super nice. Laura Lee agreed to let me interview her!! (Exciting!!) So without further adoo, I introduce THE Laura Lee of Laura Lee Designs (LLD):

Denice: Is Laura Lee Designs a one-woman show, or is there a team behind it all?

Laura Lee: An excellent team is behind LLD! A manufacturing team in NYC, material and leather resource group in NYC,  A "photo-shop" Associate & NY Assistant, Washington D.C. Assistant, Graphic Artist and Advisory Board. LLD COULD NOT EXIST WITHOUT THIS FANTASTIC TEAM!

D: What inspired you to start your company?
LL: I was surrounded by brands while living overseas and hadn't seen anything unique or one-of-a-kind that showed a "personality". I had access to artisans that could help me with samples and felt if I didn't start with my small idea of a beaded bag, somebody else might take this idea and run with I began the "journey" of Laura Lee Designs.

D: For Brides who have never heard of Laura Lee Designs, what is your single most important selling point of your Bridal Bag?
LL: The most distinct element that defines the "SOMETHING" BRIDAL BAG is the 4 pockets inside labeled "OLD-NEW-BORROWED-BLUE”.  little keepsakes can be put into each pocket by the Mother of the Bride or the Maid of honor.  These Bridal Bags come in ivory/silver and gold. Finally, they can be handed down to the next generation.  A sentimental gift indeed!

D: How did you develop the idea for the Bridal Bag and all its fabulous compartments?
LL: I was in a girlfriend's wedding when I started this line.  The day of the rehearsal she was panicked because she did not have anything that had the "SOMETHING"  themes and she thought it would be bad luck if she did not have something with the traditional necessities. Also, she could not find a decent bag to hold her mints, lip gloss and hanky.  All of the bridesmaids scrambled, and it made me think that there could be an incorporated item; finally I made the decision to come up with the Bridal Bag that would serve both of these needs.  The "SOMETHING" bag was created!!
D: When people request custom-designed Bridal Bags, what are their options?
LL: We currently do not do custom design Bridal bags, but we will do custom-colored bridesmaids handbags, but with a minimum of 6 bags required.
D: Summer is here, what is your “must-have” pick from your line?
LL: The clutches, especially the STEPPIN’ OUT with 3 straps: MAGENTA/CANADIAN BLUE AND GOLD. This one can be used wearing jeans or a little Spring/Summer dress!

D: Is there anything else that you would like our readers to know?
LL: There are some new lines that are coming out: OUR ALUMNI SERIES, currently featuring the VIRGINIA TECH BAG. Then in the fall; UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, TEXAS A&M and UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON.

Also, Next year we are looking forward to participating in the KENTUCKY DERBY, THE 167 YEAR OF "RUNNING WITH THE ROSES",  and finally, we are doing private label for companies such as ROLLER BAGS and TOTE BAGS.   In the pipeline: "RAIL" EQUESTRIAN SHIRTS FOR DRESSAGE/SHOWINGS and WHITE WEDDING BOOTS.   At LAURA LEE DESIGNS, we are always looking for ways to keep the brand and women fresh and unique!
Thanks Laura Lee!  I have to say, I love the M bag!! What's great about them is they come in virtually every color!

I hope you enjoyed this interview and getting to know Laura Lee Designs.  Should you want to contact them, here is their info: General inquiries: OR for PR info Lindsay: OR, you can always go to their web site, blog, Twitter, or Facebook!


Photo Credits: Laura Lee Designs

May 12, 2010

Fantastic Finds May 12, 2010

Hello Everyone! I hope you are all doing well. If you ever come across a Fantastic Find, please be sure to share it with us so we can include it in our next Fantastic Finds post. Happy Wednesday!

Check out Super Hot Chica in Training for a great book review: This is Why You're Fat: Review & Book Giveaway #2!  

~ Visit The Healthy Bride for wedding weight loss information.

~ Does self-tanner protect skin from the sun?  Check out what the New Beauty Blog has to say.

~ Win The Ultimate Smoky Eye Kit! Check out  Beauty on a Dime over at the Daily Makeover to enter.

~ What does hip really mean? Holly is full of great information, check out her blog!

~ Ceremony Stage Fright? Check out what the Broke Ass Bride has to say.

~ The Bridal Bud ran a poll on which accessory is best for a bridal do, and the VEIL won! Check out why.

~ More Veil Inspiration form Project Wedding!

~ Spring themed wedding cakes from Pink Cake Box

For the Guys:
~ Father Of The Bride.  Advice from

Happy reading all =)


May 10, 2010

Mom's Day Winner

Congrats to AStarrA for winning our PHYTO-C giveaway!

We loved your reason as to why your mom deserves to win:
"My mom is the best because she is so strong. In 2007 my Dad died after they had been married for 38 years. My mom met him when she was 16 so she has never lived alone. She now has an apartment she loves, is a nanny and also going back to school to be a teacher."

Thank you everyone for your stories.  We loved them all and were glad to see there are such wonderful mommies out there!

Check back for more giveaways!! Have a fabulous day.


Photo Credit: Gifts for Mom

May 4, 2010

Mother’s Day Makeover Giveaway: PHTYO-C Professional Skin-Care Products

What better way to celebrate mom than to give her a facial makeover with a collection of products from leading skin-care company, PHYTO-C. Mom will love you even more when you give her these products that are clinically proven to restore and rejuvenate the skin, reduce wrinkles and improve overall skin health. With a skin care regimen that works to dramatically moisturize, improve, and repair your skin, mom will look and feel years younger! The Intense Line Defense, Velvet Gel, and Serum Twenty offer unparalleled results in the realm of professional skin care, and they are suitable for all skin types.

About PhytoCeuticals, Inc.
PhytoCeuticals, Inc., founded by Dr. Mostafa Omar, is the pioneer of skincare in the United States and the market leader of the antioxidant concept. PhytoCeuticals, Inc., is committed to bring the most advanced and effective skincare formulations to heal and treat skin with natural plants and herbs, and to improve skin health and appearance. PhytoCeuticals Inc., is best known for stabilizing Vitamin C in liquid form. Clinical evidence has shown that precise applications of Vitamin C, known for its anti-oxidizing agents, can help prevent photoaging in skin.

PhytoCeuticals is the world’s leading laboratory, which develops unique and highly efficacious anti-aging skin care products, as well as stabilized soluble liquid creatine. The company continues developing new skincare formulations that are distributed through reputable and reliable cosmeceutical companies worldwide. 

About the PHTYO-C Professional Skin-Care Products:
Intense Line Defense
- Made with green tea and German chamomile extract, this powerful ointment exfoliates dead and rough skin, encourages skin renewal, increases microcirculation, stimulates collagen, and evens skin tone while diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Apply only a few drops daily in the evening to moisturize, smooth, and prevent dry skin

Velvet Gel
- This miracle gel is supported by a new clinical study which cites its ability to encourage healing and provide unsurpassed antioxidant protection
- Significantly improves the combination of rebounding cells and collagens, and provides extraordinary nutrition for cell skin repair. This gel regulates skin separation and the renewal process while increasing blood circulation.

Serum Twenty
- Apply once daily to deliver the highest levels of vitamin C to the skin. This powerful antioxidant is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and provide protection against photo-aging.
- With highly developed ingredients such as zinc sulfate, citrus juices, and plant extracts of Bioflavonoids and Phenoxyethanol, this powerful treatment repairs all aspects of the skin from the face to the neck and chest.

Want to win these products valued at $150 for your mom?

Well here is your chance!
Just tell us why your Mom is the best around. That's it, it's that easy! We will choose one lucky reader on May 9. (*Must be a US resident to enter)


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