Shimmery and Elegant

Booklet invite with unique french fold

Now for a different style of invite.  This booklet invite is more involved than your usual invites.  A shimmery cover with an elegant french fold.  Not to mention the shimmery pages of information and my favorite part, a rsvp postcard that is perforated so that your guests can safely detatch from the booklet without disturbing the whole invite.

Pages of shimmery paper

A close up of the perforated response card.

Set Up and Design $25.00
Price per invite $5.40 (includes RSVP Postage)
10% off when you order 100 qty. or more.

As I was going through my photos I came across a photo of something that we discovered on our get away to St. Louis.  This destination is also shimmery and elegant and like most weddings, is at a church.  Behold The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.  83,000 square feet of mosaic art.  For those of you not interested in doing the math, this comes to 41,500,000 pieces of glass. 

Adam didn't want me to take this obviously staged photo. :)

You open the impressive heavy wooden doors expecting to find a nice vestibule and instead you find an incredible room of shimmery, golden glass. 

The ceiling of the Vestibule

It's overwhelming and still doesn't prepare you for what you see behind the doors to the actual cathedral. 

All mosaic and marble! (well, the pews are wooden)

My pictures (with my notoriously crappy camera) does not in the least do it justice.  Adam and I noted that usually a cathedral has amazing stained glass windows.  In this case you don't even notice the stained glass.  They also have a nice museum in the basement that is worth a look.  Regardless of your religious affiliation, if you are ever in St. Louis you must, must, must stop in and see this Basilica.

Choosy Moms choose Jif

Started my day out with a peanut butter and jam (plum jam) sandwich. I knew it was going to be a good day for at least one of the dogs because I was scraping the bottom of the jar to get enough PB to finish my sandwich. This means that before that plastic jar hits the recycling box it gets thrown outside and the fastest dog gets to lick it clean.
Magnet (Adams dog) is normally the fastest and true to form she won the prize. However, Magnet is a more dainty dog and she finished what she wanted fairly quickly. That's okay, because big bruiser Jr. (my dog) is more than happy to finish the job. It's not easy for a large-sized dog to shove her snout into a 28 oz. jar of creamy peanut butter, and lick it clean but she did it!

Some Fun Facts from Jif website http://www.jif.com/home.asp
- Peanut butter was first introduced to the general public at the 1904 World's Fair.
- We began marketing Creamy Jif in 1958. Extra Crunchy Jif made its debut in 1974.
- The name 'Jif' was chosen because it was easy to say, spell and remember.
- People in the U.S. eat, on average, 7 pounds of peanuts and peanut products per person, per year.
- 270 million pounds of Jif are consumed in the U.S. each year. That's enough to make 2 billion peanut butter sandwiches, or to spread a football field with a layer 55 feet thick! (Now, there's a thought that'll stick to the roof of your mouth!)
- There are about 1,218 peanuts in a 28-ounce jar of Jif. The Jif plant in Lexington, Kentucky is the largest peanut butter producing facility in the world.

Peanut Butter reminds me of fall, back to school, football. Here is an invite that I did recently for a chic August wedding. It would also work well for an autumn wedding. It's a very rich looking shimmery bronze color with a wide brown satin ribbon. Very Pretty!