For the Love of Penguins

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Have you ever wondered what do penguins know about love? Let me tell you…they know quite a bit and we could learn a lot from them.

Penguins will quite often dance for joy at the sight of their LOVED one.(Thus the wonderful movie Happy Feet comes to mind)

Penguins aren’t shy about sharing their love and will often sing their love for each other. Just like people in a lasting relationship, they find that hanging out with their partner or loved one is one of the greatest joy in life.

Did you know that Penguins stay with their mate for life? When Penguins find their soul mate, they stay their entire life with them, to the end. Penguins are monogamous, just like humans. They mate for life.

We show our affection for our spouse or girlfriend/boyfriend by kissing.  Penguins do the same thing, only with their beaks. They rub their beaks on their mate or preen their mates feathers as a sign of love.  Just like you or me, they close their eyes when they kiss.

So let’s love like a Penguin.  Love for life. Kiss with your eyes closed.

Mary Homer

Fairy Tale Weddings by Mary

http://www.fairytaleweddingsbymary.com

 

 

Favorite Valentine Gifts

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What’s your FAVORITE Valentine gift?  Is is a red heart shaped box of chocolates?  Or does your special someone give you a special piece of jewelry to show his love and appreciation?

The most popular gifts include:

  • Chocolates (candy makes the top of the list)
  • Hallmark greeting card (full of sentiment and emotion)
  • Going out for dinner or a movie (a little alone time never hurts)
  • Flowers, particularly red roses are the flower of choice at this time of year, however tulips are becoming popular
  • Jewelry rounds out the top 5 Valentine gifts (a sure winner for any special girl in your life)

Thoughtful and romantic Valentine gifts are perfect for your wife or girlfriend, but don’t forget your mom, daughter(s) or a special friend or family member.  Remember Valentines day isn’t about gifts, but about spending time with the ones you love.

Wishing you a fabulous Valentine Day my friends!

Mary Homer

Fairy Tale Weddings by Mary

http://www.fairytaleweddingsbymary.com

 

You Can Rent That???

Are you planning a wedding or special event?  Looking for gorgeous, expensive centerpieces but are deterred by the initial sticker shock associated with purchasing each and every one of them? How will you ever afford them?  The answer is rentals.  If you can think of it, someone likely has it for rent, whether it’s centerpieces, stylish or modern furniture, or elegant linens.  Rentals are the perfect option.

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(courtesy of Brianna Pisani @ The Pretty Little Vintage Company http://www.prettylittlevintageco.com)

We all know how expensive it can be to purchase a piece of furniture or elaborate linens for the holidays.  So think outside of the box.  What kind of items you may ask?  The sky’s the limit for rentals!  You will find furniture (numerous styles, colors and generations), accessories galore (suitcases, candle holders, pillows, books, boxes, tables and chairs, china, flatware, glassware and chargers to name a few) and lets not forget linens (whether elaborate or simple you will find many, many options).

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(Photo courtesy of Alexandra Reed Photography/ Furniture courtesy of The Pretty Little Vintage Company http://www.prettylittlevintageco.com)

There are many companies providing you with the items you may need or want.  Local and out of town companies have a variety of items to view and rent.  So explore your options and if possible be sure to view the items prior to renting them.  This allows you to know the condition the items are in.  If you can’t inspect them, be sure to view a picture of the item and inspect it upon arrival.

This is a field that is growing exponentially. This option will allow you to stretch your budget with fabulous choices.  So be sure to dream big, even on a budget.

Love the photos in this post, be sure to check out http://www.prettylittlevintageco.com.

Happy planning!

Mary Homer – Fairy Tale Weddings & Events

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Sweets Desserts for Your Sweet Heart

Valentines Day is just around the corner. Have you gotten your Sweet Heart a little something special to show your love?  Here’s a very ideas I know you’ll enjoy.

  • Sweets for my sweetheart

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  • It’s all about the conversation

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  • It’s all from the heart

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  • For your Fashionista!

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  • Cupids arrows for your heart

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  • Let’s keep healthy

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  • A little healthy and maybe alot of fun

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  • Cupcake heaven

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Wishing you and yours a fabulous Valentines Day!

Mary Homer- Fairy Tale Weddings & Events

The Love Letter

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Love is one of the most powerful emotions you can feel in your life.

With Valentines Day not so far away, the biggest day of love on the calendar, I thought I’d speak about the “Love Letter”.  When you’re in love, everything is pretty, everything is perfect.  Some say you look at life through rose colored glasses.  But does your special someone write you love letters?  Would you like your special someone to write you a love letter?

Love letters have been around since the end of time.  Whether simple or elaborate they convey that strong feeling of happiness, joy and contentment with your special someone.  Love letters come from the heart and are full of emotions and sentiment.  Whether on simple white paper, special parchment paper or even a napkin, you’re sharing your feelings and emotions with your special someone.  Don’t be afraid to say what you feel or express your vow of love.  It’s the perfect time of year for this, especially if you’re in a relationship with someone.  Whether you’re newlyweds or a couple who has been married for some time, sharing a “love letter” is the perfect gift, as it’s from your heart.  Those feelings and adorations can not be purchased in a store.  They are heartfelt and real.  That’s what makes them special and memorable.  That’s what makes them yours.

So as you think about Valentines Day (and everyday), why not write a special love letter to your sweetheart? He/she will love you for it and it’ll make for lasting memories.

Happy Valentines Day!

Mary Homer-Fairy Tale Weddings & Events

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