Thursday, December 20, 2012

OUR 2012 SAVVY HOLIDAY CARD


Every November we start to think about what we want to do for our annual holiday card. It is our way to send a keepsake and 'thank you' to our wonderful clients, vendors, friends as well as staffers for their support throughout the year. 

We knew we wanted our holiday card to feel like a gift to the recipient and also wanted it to incorporate our favorites trends - chevron, textured paper and colored twine.  As with all things we do for stationery, we start researching, formulating ideas and then we contact The Round Envelope. We were so happy that they were willing and available to help us again this year. 

Our loose idea started with this post from the Hello Lucky blog - a simple card that uses scrap paper and twine arranged to look like gifts. And with everything we do with The Round Envelope, we give them a seed of an idea then Stephanie goes back to her studio to create something great. She created a sparkly metallic panel card that was adorned with a Happy Holiday emblem. Inside the card was a special holiday message, Christmas tree with Savvy Selebrations icons as ornaments as well as 3-dimensional gift boxes wrapped with colored twine  - so clever! The matching envelope and chevron patterned address wrap was a special gift from one of our favorite stationery design studios, The Round Envelope.

ENJOY!













Wednesday, December 19, 2012

12 DAYS OF SAVVY HOLIDAYS!

With the holidays right around the corner, we wanted to feature some of our Facebook series the "12 Days of Savvy Holidays" on our blog too. Today we are sharing some adult cocktails and kids drinks that are perfect to make for any of your holiday get togethers. 


For the adults we have a frozen mudslide and holiday sangria.

Recipe for frozen mudslide:

Ingredients (one serving)

2 oz vodka
2 oz Kahlua coffee liqueur
2 oz Bailey's Irish cream
6 oz vanilla ice cream

Instructions

Blend alcohol with ice cream. Serve in a frosted hurricane glass and add coffee beans to the top for presentation. Serve immediately.




Recipe for frozen hot chocolate: 

Ingredients (one serving)

1/2 cup of whole milk
1 packet of hot chocolate mix
1 cup of ice
whipped cream
chocolate, for shaving on top 

Instructions

Put the milk, hot chocolate mix, and ice in a blender. Blend until pretty smooth, adding more milk as needed. Pour into a glass. Top with whipped cream and shaved chocolate on top. Serve immediately.


With these delicious drinks no one will be going home thirsty!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

OH, HOW PINTERESTING!

With the cold weather this week we couldn't resist admiring some winter fashions. Pinterest has the perfect outfit inspirations. Here is a peak at some we are loving...



Sweater dress, tights, and boots

A fur vest is a must-have this winter



Scarf and sweater paired with gold jewelry 


Bundle up with a touch of color


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

OH, HOW PINTERESTING!

Happy Pinteresting Wednesday! With it being the day before Thanksgiving, we wanted to share some creative ways to give thanks.


Gratitude Board

What I am thankful for turkey decoration- perfect for the kids

The thankful tree
Count your blessings jar

Monday, November 19, 2012

THANKSGIVING INSPIRATION

With Thanksgiving just less than a week away it is officially time to start planning. If anyone is like us we wait all year for this delicous meal. So we make sure to plan the perfect meal from the table setting to the pumpkin pie for dessert. Here is a look at our Thanksgiving Inspiration: 


Hosting Thanksgiving does not have to be such a hassle with some of these tips. This table setting is simple yet elegant and adds the right touch of fall to the table. Cooking the perfect turkey is key to Thanksgiving dinner and you can't forget side dishes to go along with it. Southern Living has spectacular side dishes to make like these delicious cornflake, pecan, and marshmallow-topped sweet potato casserole. Of course pumpkin pie is a must for a Thanksgiving dessert and this easy Betty Crocker recipe is great. Enjoy! We hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Golden Blush Color Inspiration

Blush color inspiration board curated by Savvy Selebrations.

Whether you are planning a wedding, 'Sip & See', brunch or birthday  - blush pink and highlights of lush gold give a color impression of soft, feminine with a touch of glam. This color inspiration is timeless and when pulled together with the right florals, lighting and food, it feels almost effortless. Amy Atlas has even had a 'All that Glitters' beachside dessert feature on the Sweet Designs blog, which had dreamy yet whimsical ombre shades of pink and gold.

Here a few Golden Blush food and decor elements to get the party started.

Ombre pink layered cake

























Decorated French Macarons via Sweet & Saucy Shop.
























Gold flatware with pink velvet ribbon via Citrus and Orange blog.























1950′s wedding decor inspiration via 100 Layer Cake.

























Pink Champagne Cake pops via Sweetapolita.

























Vanilla infused sugar party favor via Somewhere Splendid.
























Damask pink wedding invitation suite with belly band via Whimsy B. Designs.




















Salted caramel ice-cream cake shots via Sugar & Cloth.
























Elegant pink and gold foil wedding invitations via (Oh So) Beautiful Paper.
















Pink ivory gold wedding shoes. Credit: Callaway Gable.

















A luxe gold and pink circus baby shower via Somewhere Splendid

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

OH, HOW PINTERESTING!

The weeks seem to be flying by. Anybody else feel the same way? It's hard to believe it is already Wednesday. Here is a peak at some things we are loving this week on Pinterest....

A great casual fall outfit

A perfect look for a cocktail table

Homemade Girl Scout cookies

Such a cute idea for a picture frame

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

OH, HOW PINTERESTING!

Though the holidays are still a bit away, they always seem to quickly come upon us. That is why we decided to start early by sharing some creative gift ideas we are loving this week on Pinterest. Besides these ideas were just too cute to pass up.

A Starbucks cup stuffed in brown and white tissue with a giftcard inside

Homemade citrus salt body scrub

Gifts to make that are under $5 like this adorable cupcake set

Hot chocolate mix snowman made from baby food jars

Printable wine bottle gift tags