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Our 10 Year Renewal – Part 2 of 5 (Giveaways!)

This week our blog will be dedicated to the celebration of our 10 year anniversary,  Saturday January 21, 2012.

Today’s post is on the ambiance and decorations. From hair clips to hanging hearts – our renewal was inspired by a romantic winter wonderland.  We had the best experience using vendors from Etsy and wanted to highlight how using this service can not only create a custom look and feel – but it makes it affordable and the customer service you’ll get is phenomenal.  The best part of these wedding decorations, in my opinion, is that they supported small businesses and are all “green.” Made from recycled materials or able to be reused in our daily lives – none of these decorations will go to waste!

These glittered branch vases were inspired by this image, made by Erin at SweetSassy and decorated with these heart ornaments, from Bookity. Bookity was so wonderful to work with – she let me adjust my purchase after I had made it and custom made these metallic toned hearts in time to ship internationally. They were perfect on the branches but also were hung from chandeliers as a “warning” so people didn’t bump their heads!  And great for you, Bookity’s offering a sister set of these custom made hearts for you to win – just in time for Valentine’s Day!

I searched high and low for how I wanted to replicate the inspirational image. Fresh garland for the length we needed would have been hundreds of dollars, and would die shortly after. Fortunately, I found this cranberry garland on clearance on Amazon and with some cut fabric bows and twinkle lights it was the perfect elegance I needed for walking into the room.

My hairclip was custom designed by Sarah at  Cat In The Box Creations.  I could not believe how above and beyond she went in sending photos to perfectly match the grey tones and sparkles in my dress. The feather had the perfect whimsy I needed to feel bride-like, but it was subtle enough to stay elegant and not overpowering. I LOVED it and paid a fraction of what some other Etsy sellers charge. I want to also point everyone to Sarah’s store because she sells much more than hair clips, including fantastic cat toys! So, go check her out because she is giving away $20 store credit to a random winner (see entry rules at the bottom of this post), she’s also offering 20% off any purchase in her shop through Valentine’s day (2/14/12)! Just enter the code PaleoParents and Sarah will ensure you receive a discount!

We created overall ambiance with candle lighting, white stained framed photos (from the last 10 years) and chalkboards. The candles are hand crafted gorgeous birchwood tea light holders from MiWoodCrafts. They are stupendously gorgeous and I’m looking forward to utilizing them in our home regularly! Upon walking in we had a wishing box, inspired by this idea.

The white washed wood items are from Morgann Hill designs. I bought a package which included most of the items you see. The quality of product was fantastic – the chalkboards actually wash easily so I was able to write with the chalkboard pen until I got it just right (several times). Morgann has some awesome non-wedding related designs, too. I love the idea of using chalkboards for messages from kids in photos – I can imagine greeting cards to grandparents, birthday counters, and first day of preschools notes. If you’re thinking chalkboards are fun too, make sure you see below to enter to win a custom colored chalkboard sign for you to do just that!

We also had a really fantastic tree print from Modern Keepsake Personalized Prints, which we requested people add their fingerprint to. This served as our guestbook and we couldn’t be more thrilled with how it turned out, the quality of the paper and the good service we got when we had some slight issues. We chose the winter wedding tree, but there were SO many to choose from. I’m planning on getting this one for Father’s Day, too!

The kissing bell was a very fun idea and I’m super glad I did it. We got this one full of personality and charm from The Shabby Shak. We  just used one of the Morgann Hill chalkboards and easels to write the note. Everytime we heard the bell, Matt and I would find each other from wherever we were in the house and embrace. And now it’s going to be our dinner bell – FUN! The Etsy seller, Angela from The Shabby Shak, is offering 3 of her most popular items to be given away, too! Read the bottom for what they are and how to win!

This illuminated mirror strand was the inspiration for our ceremony area. Our ceremony was extremely informal and short-lived, but I wanted something to gussy it up and make it twinkle a bit. Because we had a lot of daylight, the full strands in front of the windows didn’t work, so my sisters, Erin (my crafting guru) and I pinned the strands around the curtains. The result was just the right amount of sparkle without detracting from the ceremony itself.

These simple wine tags were life savers! OK, maybe that’s an exaggeration… but, because I had borrowed a limited number of wine glasses from my friend (free), these tags allowed me to avoid having to have someone pick-up empties around the house, wash and replenish glasses at the bar! I don’t know how many times I set down my glass, got pulled into something else and then a kind, dear friend would bring me my abandoned drink or I would be able to find it on my own. And, because they’re chalkboard I can keep reusing them! If you think these affordable, simple, efficient tags are as useful as me, you’re in luck because TLG Crafts is giving away these chalkboard wine charms (see below to enter)!

This series of photos from Aimee Buxton Photography takes my breath away. How she managed to get these shots without our breath in the chilly air, with the snow around and these gorgeous lights I have NO idea. But I just adore them. And it wouldn’t have been possible without these super cool mason jar strand lights from Sweet Tea Clothing Co.  They arrived packaged so safely, that not a single issue was had with all that glass! I was so impressed with her entire shop – which focuses on other re-purposes for mason jars. I also LOVE mason jars – as you can probably see since our flower vases and favors also used them! I’m super excited to be giving away a full strand of these very cool mason jar lights, see below for details!

And last but not least… our favors. Inspired by this idea, we made our own “Meant to Bee, Love is Sweet” wedding favors. The back of these tags say “Love is Sweet, an Oxfam Bee Keeper has been sponsored on your behalf.”  We had the tags custom made from Kindred Spirit Crafts. Then we used raw walnuts and pecans to fill these jars from Amazon. Lastly, we added high quality Tropical Traditions honey or maple syrup (respectively) to fill the jars and let all of the jars rest for a week. When these treats are opened by our attendees we recommended them to be used on breakfast foods or ice cream. But I caught my sister with a jar and a spoon in her purse! Whatever it’s used for, these high quality ingredients and the sentiment of sponsoring both the economy and earth was a perfect fit for Matt and I’s ideals of what a “favor” should be. If you think so too, enter to win a matching set!

 

Here are the giveaways and how to enter them:

  1. Cat In The Box Creations – $20 store credit: good for cool cat toys, custom hair clips and so much more!
    • To enter the giveaway for Cat In The Box Creations, “like” her Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/CatInTheBoxCreations)
    • Visit her Etsy shop (https://www.facebook.com/CatInTheBoxCreations)
    • Leave a comment telling us you did the above and note what you might use the store credit on if you win
  2. Morgann Hill – 7″x10″ Custom Chalkboard Prop (like this one)
    • To enter the giveaway for Morgann Hill Designs, “like” her Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Morgann-Hill-Designs/107933605976075?sk=wall)
    • Visit her Etsy shop (http://www.etsy.com/shop/braggingbags)
    • Leave a comment saying what you’d like to use the sign for if you win
  3. TLG Crafts – A Dozen Reusable Wine Charms (like these)
    • To enter the giveaway go to TLG Craft’s Etsy Shop and “like” or “tweet” about an item you like in her shop (there are buttons in the bottom left sidebar of the shop to do this)
    • Leave a comment saying what you shared
  4. Sweet Tea Clothing – A 10′ strand of Mason Jar Lights (hung on stainless steel, like this one)
    • To enter this giveaway for Sweet Tea Clothing, “like” her Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sweet-Tea-Clothing-Co/)
    • Visit her Etsy shop (http://www.etsy.com/shop/sweetteaclothingco)
    • Leave a comment saying what you think is super cool there
  5. The Shabby Shak – 1 Set of 3 Mermaid Hooks, colors of your choice (like these here)
    • To enter this giveaway go to The Shabby Shak’s Etsy Shop and “like” or “tweet” about an item you like in her shop (there are buttons in the bottom left sidebar of the shop to do this)
    • Leave a comment saying what you’ll use these mermaid hooks for
  6. Bookity – 1 set of the same custom-made metallic colored hearts we had (see examples in her shop, perfect for Valentines!)
    • To enter the giveaway go to Bookity’s Etsy shop and “like” or “tweet” about an item you like in her shop (there are buttons in the bottom left sidebar of the shop to do this)
    • Leave a comment saying what you shared
  7. Our Wedding Favors – One raw honey & walnut favor, one maple syrup & pecan favor, and 1 bee keeper sponsorship on your behalf
    • To enter the giveaway go to Oxfam (if you’re not from the US your country should have it’s own)
    • Add us on Facebook and Twitter if you haven’t already
    • Leave a comment telling us what you learned or think is super cool about Oxfam

OK, so that leaves you 7 chances to enter for 7 fantastic prizes. If you’re not on Facebook or Twitter, that’s OK – just follow the other steps, please. Although the odds are against you, it’s technically possible for you to win them all. However, since it’s unlikely, feel free to patron these small business with excellent customer service because it’s all affordable and I can vouch for the products!

Entry to the giveaways will close at 10PM EST on Tuesday 1/31.

Please note: only comments which specify what the entry is for (i.e. the vendor and that they have followed the criteria listed above) will be able to win. Don’t miss your opportunity by ignoring the steps – one comment per vendor! Also, don’t forget to include your e-mail or other contact information!

Also note: this is not a sponsored post – we purchased every item noted above and only told the vendors we’d like to feature them after we were satisfied with our purchase. That way, we can be sure we didn’t get “special treatment.”

Final note: a special thanks goes out to Aimee Buxton Photography, Issa Michel Photography and Erin from SweetSassy for their volunteered services in making our day the most special it could be. You are all true friends Matt and I could not possibly thank enough!

 

>>>>To see all 5 posts in this 10 Year Renewal Recap, click the links below:

Part 1 of 5

Part 3 of 5 (the food)

Part 4 of 5 (the pictures)

Part 5 of 5 (the honeymoon) 

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  • Heather M
    January 24, 2012 at 11:41 AM

    First – Congrats to both of you on the renewal! I’ve been considering doing something like this, as we also did a little courthouse jaunt 2 weeks after we had our first.

    Sweet Tea Clothing – omg. I have been eyeballing their mason jar lights for while now! <3 I also love their "Southern Boys" shirts and the mason jars with the aloe and..well. I'm a fan, lets just say that. I just went and liked their facebook page, too.

  • Nicole Long
    January 24, 2012 at 1:31 PM

    Congratulations on your renewal!

    With a Morgann Hill Designs, I would use the chalkboard as a prop in my photography business. Those are always fun! 🙂

  • cat morrow
    January 24, 2012 at 1:46 PM

    Your story is really inspiring. I have only come across the term “paleo” in the previous year. I have been un-processing my home for years and this is just another stepping stone in my journey to making my family healthier and happier. Your stories and recipes are truly great and I’m so glad to see there are so many options! 

    Your pictures are so beautiful! 

  • Julie
    January 24, 2012 at 3:57 PM

    I just visited the Oxfam site. I love that kind of model where you can help improve the lives of people that you will never meet.  If I win the beekeeper sponsorship, can I have that done in my dad’s name?  He has been a beekeeper for a number of years now and he would really appreciate that.

  • Jennifer Gatto
    January 24, 2012 at 4:01 PM

    WOW! I had heard of Oxfam before and about their program where you can buy a goat for a family.  I always thought it was a cool idea, and I liked the idea of knowing exactly how your donation was being spent. But I had NO idea there were so many different ways that Oxfam helps! Favorited the site because I love to do personalized charitable donations as gifts(ex. for a professor of mine who is a greyhound lover, I donated to feed a rescued former racing greyhound for one month).

  • Amanda McClary
    January 24, 2012 at 4:51 PM

    Wonderful!!! Congrats again!! 🙂

    I liked Cat In the box and visited her sire. She has a pretty butterfly hair clip I would get. 🙂

  • Amanda McClary
    January 24, 2012 at 4:56 PM

    You both look so great, by the way. Your dress is stunning, Stacy. 🙂

    I liked Morgann Hill Designs, visited her site. I’d like to use the sign for a “I am ONE” for my son’s first birthday in April! 🙂 (and then for the other bdays as well!)

  • Katherine Kelley
    January 24, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    I liked Sweet Tea Clothing, and what I liked best is that they are in Asheville!  NC is my home as well but I’m on the other end at Wilmington. 🙂

  • Anna Rude
    January 24, 2012 at 6:45 PM

    I “liked” Cat in the Box Creations on FB and visited her FB page! I would use the credit to buy cat toys for my new Ragdoll kitten! 

  • Anna Rude
    January 24, 2012 at 6:50 PM

    I “liked” a Glass Tile Pendant Old fashioned birds nest necklace on TLG crafts

  • Anna Rude
    January 24, 2012 at 6:55 PM

    I love the idea of Oxfam for the “person who has everything!” Added you on FB and Twitter a long time ago! 🙂

  • Dawn
    January 24, 2012 at 11:54 PM

    I “liked” sweet tea clothing’s facebook page and totally think that the mason jar aloe planter is an awesome idea!  I love mason jars for everything from holding my toddler’s beads to storing food!

  • Dawn
    January 24, 2012 at 11:57 PM

    I shared Bookity’s recycled music paper hearts on facebook.  🙂  So cute!

  • Dawn
    January 25, 2012 at 12:05 AM

    Not only did I “like” Cat in the Box Creations but I would use the credit to get my DD and I pretty bows for my parents vow renewal.  🙂  I personally like the sparkle scroll clip for myself and a rainbow one for my DD.

  • Dawn
    January 25, 2012 at 12:07 AM

    I like how Oxfam is a part of the emergency response protocol in countries around hte world.  That is really awesome!

  • Aimee
    January 25, 2012 at 6:02 PM

    I liked Cat in the Box. I love her turkey feather hair clip.

  • Aimee
    January 25, 2012 at 6:04 PM

    I liked Morgann Hill Designs–I would use a chalkboard on photo sessions.

  • Aimee
    January 25, 2012 at 6:06 PM

    I liked a speech bubble chalkboard by TLG Crafts.

  • Aimee
    January 25, 2012 at 6:08 PM

    I think the mason jar lights are the coolest things at Sweet Tea!

  • Aimee
    January 25, 2012 at 6:09 PM

    The mermaid hooks at Shabby Shak would be perfect for my daughter’s room.

  • Aimee
    January 25, 2012 at 6:12 PM

    I love the Bookity literary earrings. I shared the Harry Potter ones.

  • Rachel Blom
    January 25, 2012 at 6:14 PM

    I like you on FB.
    AND
    I love how Oxcam really helps people in need.  Many of the things aren’t temporary things that immediately get used up but last for a long time.  They can also teach the people to care for animals and grow a garden.

  • Kendra
    January 25, 2012 at 8:49 PM

    I’d use the chalkboard thing in my kitchen to display a quote or verse.

  • Kendra
    January 25, 2012 at 8:51 PM

    Oh my word, those mermaid hooks would be awesome in my kids’ bathroom!

  • Amanda McClary
    January 25, 2012 at 8:53 PM

    TLG crafts I liked the Glass Square magnets, LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE set 🙂

  • Amanda McClary
    January 25, 2012 at 8:55 PM

    I liked Sweet Tea Clothing Co. I love the scarves, especially the green one, as it reminds me of the wraps I wrap my baby in! <3

  • Amanda McClary
    January 25, 2012 at 8:58 PM

    I liked the elephant wall hook at The Shabby Shak.. I would use the mermaid hooks for our dress up play area. 🙂

  • Sarah
    January 25, 2012 at 9:00 PM

    I like the tie dye rainbow cat toys from Cat in the Box Creations!

  • Amanda McClary
    January 25, 2012 at 9:01 PM

    Bookity — I liked the Valentine’s garland! 🙂

  • Amanda McClary
    January 25, 2012 at 9:03 PM

    I like and follow you
    I decided to donate to Oxfam! I have never heard of it or seen of it. Super cool!

  • Sarah
    January 25, 2012 at 9:04 PM

    I’d use the chalkboard for love notes to my kiddos and husband.

  • Sarah
    January 25, 2012 at 9:05 PM

    I liked TLG Crafts on FB.

  • Sarah
    January 25, 2012 at 9:07 PM

    I love the planter idea on Sweet Tea.

  • Sarah
    January 25, 2012 at 9:10 PM

    I’d use the mermaid hooks for dress-up clothes.

  • Sarah
    January 25, 2012 at 9:12 PM

    I liked the literary brooch from Bookity of FB.

  • Amy
    January 25, 2012 at 9:13 PM

    Visited Oxfam. Very cool. I really like the idea and loved that is stated you can get 75 sweaters for the price of one $50 sheep!

  • Joellen Welch
    January 25, 2012 at 10:22 PM

    Great stuff! I love the hair clip and if I won the giveaway I would use it to get one of those fabulous ribbon rose hair clips.
    We have vintage mermaids in one of our bathrooms and the mermaid hooks in the giveaway are also just marvelous! I “liked” my favorite one and also pinned it on Pinterest.My most favorite thing is Oxfam, because instead of buying people stuff, I think it’s a great way to give gifts.  We use a reward system for our son, and he uses some of his rewards to buy toys, and others to pick different things on Oxfam to buy for people.  He’s given uniforms, art supplies, and food to school children and I think it’s a great way to teach him about giving. 

  • CeciMami
    January 25, 2012 at 11:52 PM

    Liked Cat in the Box. Would probably get some cat toys! 🙂

  • CeciMami
    January 25, 2012 at 11:54 PM

    “Liked” Morgann Hill. I love your idea about using the chalkboards in photos…I’d definitely do that. 🙂

  • CeciMami
    January 25, 2012 at 11:59 PM

    “liked” TLG Crafts. Shared the monogrammed pendant that was said to be a teacher gift.

  • CeciMami
    January 26, 2012 at 12:03 AM

    “liked” Sweet Tea Clothing. Love love love the mason jar lights!

  • CeciMami
    January 26, 2012 at 12:09 AM

    “liked” the Shabby Shack. Would probably use these on the back porch, for beach towels.

  • CeciMami
    January 26, 2012 at 12:13 AM

    Shared a literary bracelet from Bookity. The whole shop is full of cool things! 🙂

  • CeciMami
    January 26, 2012 at 12:17 AM

    I’d never heard of Oxfam before today. Nice to have another option when making our donations for the year! I think it’s cool that you can give a toilet. 😀

  • Robin Rich
    January 26, 2012 at 8:07 AM

    I liked Sweet Tea Clothing on Facebook.  I love the mason jars – lights and planter and the gift tags are cute too!

  • Mandy
    January 26, 2012 at 9:19 AM

    If I should win that awesome chalk board, I would use it to keep track of all my great blog ideas and late night fitness workouts.

  • Mandy
    January 26, 2012 at 9:22 AM

    Hands down I think the tea lights are super cool for my desert landscaped patio.

  • Mandy
    January 26, 2012 at 9:25 AM

    This is what I learned and was very impressed….Oxfam America is committed to creating lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and social injustice.

  • LeAnn Purdy
    January 26, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    I visited Cat In The Box Creations I would like to buy a hair accessory to use in my upcoming wedding!

  • LeAnn Purdy
    January 26, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    I visited Morgann Hill Designs I would use the sign at my house to leave notes to my family

  • Nikandjim
    January 26, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    I liked TLG crafts’ wine charms… what a GREAT idea!! nikandjim at gmail dot com

  • Nikandjim
    January 26, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    I like Sweet Tea Clothing! Their little aloe jars are adorable!! nikandjim at gmail dot com ! 

  • Kelley027
    January 26, 2012 at 3:19 PM

    TLG Crafts

    FB comment: I love these!  Keep track of your wine glass while being as creative as you want.  Now to try and win a free set!

  • Kelley027
    January 26, 2012 at 3:29 PM

    Sweet Tea Clothing

    OMG!  Such great ideas!  I absolutely love the mason jar planters, mason jar candle holders and of course the mason jar string of lights.  I’m litterally imagining where I can put all the things now.  They add such a sence of country warmth to any area.  Our house burned down 5 days before Christmas and we are living in a rental house now furnished with rental furniture.  We don’t really anything that is “ours” and just seeing these things makes me feel at “home.”  

  • Amelia
    January 26, 2012 at 3:44 PM

    I liked Morgann Hill Designs on FB! I’d like to use the sign in our living room as a fun interactive piece of decoration.

  • Amelia
    January 26, 2012 at 3:44 PM

    I liked the reusable wine tags from 3.TLG Crafts on FB. They really are awesome and handy!

  • Amelia
    January 26, 2012 at 3:45 PM

    I liked Sweet Tea Clothing on FB! The Mason Jar Aloe planter was really cool. I’d love a few of those!

  • Amelia
    January 26, 2012 at 3:45 PM

    I liked Bookity’s personalized map pendant on FB. I also adored the Sherlock Holmes Earings. Pinned both to Pinterest, too 🙂

  • Amelia
    January 26, 2012 at 3:45 PM

    I already follow you guys on FB… I really loved how the Oxfam site makes it easy to make donations and for things that individuals, families, and small communities can use quite quickly. They are also very practical items that can make a huge difference. The pricing puts things into perspective. For only $35, one can sponsor a school lunch program for a child. Amazing! Thanks for spreading awareness about this.

  • Tina Basinger
    January 26, 2012 at 8:46 PM

    Morgan Hill  – Liked her Facebook page and visited her etsy shop.  I’d love the chalkboard to use as a photo prop with funny thoughts on it.

  • Tina Basinger
    January 26, 2012 at 8:50 PM

    TLG Crafts – I shared the chalkboard speech bubble.  Love it!

  • Tina Basinger
    January 26, 2012 at 8:51 PM

    Sweet Tea Clothing – I liked her facebook page and checked out her Etsy shop.  I love the mason jar planters, especially the aloe one.

  • Tina Basinger
    January 26, 2012 at 8:54 PM

    Bookity – I shared the Valentine garland red heart garland.  So cute!

  • Tina Basinger
    January 26, 2012 at 8:57 PM

    Your Wedding Favors – I added you on Facebook and Twitter, and checked out Oxfam.  I learned that Oxfam creates partnerships with the people they help.

  • Diane
    January 27, 2012 at 12:31 AM

    I liked Cat in the Box Creations and I would get hair bows for my granddaughter.  Thanks for the giveaways.

  • Diane
    January 27, 2012 at 12:33 AM

    I liked Morgann Hill and I would use the chalkboard to post prices at church bake sales.

  • Diane
    January 27, 2012 at 12:35 AM

    I liked Sweet Tea Clothing and those mason jar gifttags are the coolest things.

  • Diane
    January 27, 2012 at 12:37 AM

    I would give the mermaid hooks to my daughters and keep one for myself!

  • Diane
    January 27, 2012 at 12:39 AM

    Oxfam looks like Heifer project which I’ve supported for years.  I remember when my kids bought chicks for 50 cents each at vacation bible school.

  • Ginginan1
    January 27, 2012 at 9:46 AM

    I love the mason jars at Sweet Tea Clothing.  Especially the lights, but also using them as planters.  An aloe plant in a mason jar would be perfect for my kitchen.

  • Deborah Walker
    January 27, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    I would use the Mermaid hooks from The Shabby Shak in my daughters room to hang up her coats.

  • Kristen Faulkner
    January 27, 2012 at 3:54 PM

    On Sweet Tea’s Clothing shop, I really liked the mason jar hang tags…would have never thought of that but they look cool.

  • Kristen Faulkner
    January 27, 2012 at 3:58 PM

    For TLG Crafts, I shared the vinyl chalkboard cutout labels…so cute!

  • Kristen Faulkner
    January 27, 2012 at 4:08 PM

    With Bookity, I shared the comic book hearts…haha, I like them!

  • Stacey Lillich
    January 27, 2012 at 4:58 PM

    Cat in the Box Creations: I liked her FB page and went to her etsy and LOVE the peacock hair clip and pin! stacey.lillich at gmail.com

  • Stacey Lillich
    January 27, 2012 at 5:00 PM

    Morgan Hill: I liked her FB page and would use the chalkboard for my kitchen.  My family is always asking what’s for dinner. stacey.lillich at gmail . com

  • Stacey Lillich
    January 27, 2012 at 5:02 PM

    TLG Crafts: I liked the Fb page and shared the chalkboard labels.  AWESOME! stacey.lillich at. gmail . com

  • Stacey Lillich
    January 27, 2012 at 5:03 PM

    Sweet Tea Clothing: Liked the FB page and WOW–what ISN’T cool there?!  I love mason jars and the strand lights and candle holders are probably my favorite. stacey.lillich at gmail . com

  • Stacey Lillich
    January 27, 2012 at 5:05 PM

    The Shabby Shak: shared a turtle hook on FB and would use the mermaid hooks for hanging our bath towels on between uses. stacey.lillich at gmail . com

  • Stacey Lillich
    January 27, 2012 at 5:07 PM

    Your wedding favors: I already followed you on Twitter and FB.  I visited Oxfam and learned there are SO MANY options for giving!  I had heard of a few before, but had no idea how great of an impact they are making in the world. Amazing.  These are FANTASTIC giveaways.  I have enjoyed all of your renewal posts. Congratulations! stacey.lillich at gmail.com

  • Krissy W.
    January 30, 2012 at 9:11 PM

    I just did #1 on the list and liked Cat In The Box Creations on FB and visited their Etsy shop.  Such cute stuff for the kitties!  I’d definitely want to get my Princess the pink animal stripe cat toy and my Beaky Boo Boo the green catnip toy for St. Patty’s Day 🙂

    Kristyn W. – poohbearnj@yahoo.com

  • Krissy W.
    January 30, 2012 at 9:21 PM

    OK, did #2 and liked Morgann Hill plus loved the items in her Etsy shop!!!  If I won the sign, I’d use it for cute pictures/msgs to my son when he comes home from his preschool classes or when he comes home from his 2-nights a week at his dad’s house.

    Kristyn W. – poohbearnj@yahoo.com

  • WillnTarra Parks
    January 30, 2012 at 9:27 PM

    Morgan Hill (did all that was asked):
    I would use the sign for sweet reminders for my children, meal menu, celebration notes, scripture… the possibilities are endless!

  • WillnTarra Parks
    January 30, 2012 at 9:28 PM

    Sweet Tea Clothing (did all that was asked):
    Really like the gray, blue, purple, brown and pink scarf, and I think the mason jar candle holders are so cool, and so simple! LOVE!

  • WillnTarra Parks
    January 30, 2012 at 9:28 PM

    Bookity (did all that was asked): Shared the red custom heart shaped garland! Would love to add it to my decor for Valentines Day!

  • WillnTarra Parks
    January 30, 2012 at 9:30 PM

    Oxfam (did all that was asked): I think it’s an incredible organization that helps people like us to help others in ways we couldn’t without a mediating party! I liked this: “Together with individuals and local groups in these countries, we save
    lives, help people overcome poverty, and fight for social justice.” AWESOME!

  • Krissy W.
    January 30, 2012 at 9:46 PM

    Just got #3 done on the list.  Oh my goodness, it was hard to choose just 1 item to share as there were so many I liked, but the one that really got me and that I shared on Facebook were the glass robot magnets.  My son is soooo into robots and he’d love these not only because they are robots, but he’s always playing w/the magnets on the fridge – lol!!!

  • Krissy W.
    January 30, 2012 at 9:53 PM

    I liked Sweet Tea Clothing on Facebook and went to their etsy store.  I thought the mason aloe planter was super book!!!  What a great idea to hang off of the shelf over my kitchen sink or off my deck or front porch 🙂

    Kristyn W – poohbearnj@yahoo.com

  • Krissy W.
    January 30, 2012 at 10:04 PM

    Just visited The Shabby Shak’s etsy shop and what a great idea for a store!!!  I shared the Route 66 sign on Facebook, as driving across country, using Route 66 for part of my trip, is one of those things on my Bucket List.  As for the mermaid hooks, I’d definitely use them as a birthday or hostess gift for one of my great friends.  They’d so fit in w/her pool and fun outdoor theme going on in her backyard.  She’d definitely get a kick out of them!!!

    Kristyn W – poohbearnj@yahoo.com

  • Krissy W.
    January 30, 2012 at 10:13 PM

    I just checked out Bookity’s Etsy shop and liked/shared the 5 sets of Shakespeare book paper garland hearts soft neutral colours.  How perfect would this be for say a 50th wedding anniversary party or for an engagement set-up for the person who loves the classics and Shakespeare.  Now that would be super romantic and thoughtful!!!

    Kristyn W – poohbearnj@yahoo.com

  • Krissy W.
    January 30, 2012 at 10:31 PM

    Wow, I love Oxfam!!!  Now I know exactly what I’ll be giving my grandparents for their birthdays.  Both of them are in their early/mid 90s and always saying not to buy them anything, which I can understand at their age.  But to make donations like these on their behalf would be right up their alley.  Plus, I can’t wait for the “opportunity” to sponsor some manure when someone really ticks me off and I can tell them what I think about their crappy attitude – LOL!!!  Thanks for sharing the link to Oxfan!  And, yes, I’ve been a fan/liked you on Facebook for a while, but I don’t do Twitter…sorry 🙂    I <3 Paleo Parents!!!

    Kristyn W – poohbearnj@yahoo.com

  • Vanessa
    January 31, 2012 at 4:32 PM

    Thanks for sharing your 10 year renewal with all of us. Loved it! 

    I love the chalkboard wine charms….been talking about hosting a wine tasting party and think these would be fun to have for that. I tweeted about them as well. <3 Vanessa

  • Jacque w/ Whole Family
    January 31, 2012 at 8:40 PM

    I liked Sweet Tea Clothing! LOVE the shirt for guys about southern guys liking their sweet tea. Totally my husband. 

  • lizeckel
    February 26, 2012 at 8:55 PM

    look how cute you guys are! somehow i seemed to have missed this series of your renewal, and it is just too adorable. you are all looking fabulous and happy. congrats!

  • Noël S
    March 20, 2012 at 12:39 AM

    You look so beautiful Stacy! I do love your hair bobbed. I saw your renewal pics when they came out but I was looking at some of the older pics and re-reading the 21 day cleanse posts and wanted to come back and share the joy again. What a lovely day. 

    • Stacy & Matt
      March 20, 2012 at 8:40 PM

      Aww, thank you! It’s so much easier – but sometimes on special occasions like that I wished it were long again. I thought the hair clip worked well though 🙂