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We saw these save-the-date announcements and totally fell in love! Handkerchiefs can put a creative, elegant spin on your upcoming wedding and they’re so easy to make at home.

Items needed:

1) Handkerchiefs

2)  Scissors

3)  Iron templates

4)  An iron

The trickiest part is reversing the letters on the template so they don’t iron-on backwards.  Once you write your save-the-date announcement in a Word or any other text-edit document, go to print and specify that you want the image printed as “mirror”.  This is usually located under “preferences” in your print menu.

Once you have the text printed on the iron template, place the image where you like it on the hankie.  Make sure it’s straight and then iron it on.  It’s that easy!

For reasonably priced hankies, click here.

If you’re not the crafty type, then you can also buy save-the-date hankies at Lucky Luxe.  Click here for more details.

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This is a great inexpensive gift for those who are hard to buy for.

There are some marvelous red wines out there that won’t cost you an arm and a leg to purchase.  So why not drink a wine that pleases your taste buds and your wallet? 

Here are some of Marvelous Girl’s favorite red wines under $12:

Bogle merlot ($8.99) –  Bright summer cherries greet the nose and palate, while touches of tea and rich red fruit are mouth-filling and lingering. The finish, reinforced by smooth, assertive tannins, hints of toasty oak and spice.  This wine is available at most conventional grocery stores.

Menage a Trois red ($9.79) – This wine brings together three strange bedfellows: Zinfandel, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.  The Zinfandel, a saucy tease that brings blackberry and raspberry jam to the relationship. Merlot, with its generous mouth feel and red fruits, fits perfectly in the middle. The rich flavors and firm tannins of Cabernet Sauvignon make it the ideal candidate for the bottom layer of the trio.  This wine is available at most conventional grocery stores.

Purple Moon Shiraz ($3.99) – Solid, flavorful and surprisingly complex for such an inexpensive bottle of wine. It has big berry flavors and some chocolate at the end.  This wine is available at Trader Joe’s. 

Ruberneck cabernet sauvignon ($12) – Dark cherry and raspberry fruit aromas leap from the glass, accented with hints of milk chocolate and a touch of smoky oak.  This wine is available at select grocery stores like Bristol Farms.

Wine That Loves ($9.99) – These wines are designed to pair with the foods Americans enjoy most often and to reflect American tastes.  They are tailored to food lovers, but their world-class quality, distinctive character and winning style also will delight wine aficionados.  With names like “Wine That Loves Roasted Chicken” and “Wine That Loves Past With Tomato Sauce”, there’s simply no way to mess up your wine pairing.  This wine is available at Cost Plus World Market, but may not be there much longer because it has been flying off the shelves!

Enjoy!

vinegar natural cleanerDid you know that vinegar is one of the greatest natural cleaning solutions?  This multipurpose cleaner is completely non-toxic and will not harm your family or pets whatsoever – plus it’s cheaper than conventional cleaners like Windex and Lysol! 
 
All you need to do is mix an equal amount of water and apply it to the surface you wish to clean. Use it in your kitchen to clean draws, sinks, cabinets, countertops or appliances.

For stubborn stains, just get some baking soda and mix it with a little bit of water. This is a very inexpensive natural cleaning solution that can be used in almost any situation to clean and deodorize.
 
For stubborn bathroom stains, get a simple lemon, cut it in half and mix it with baking soda. For a natural cleaning solution for furniture, mix the lemon with olive oil.
 
Remember that chemicals can cause damage to the environment when washed down into our rivers and waterways.  By using natural products, like vinegar, you will not only save money but you will help the environment as well.

Nadia Nour eco-friendly clothingI love eco-friendly clothing, but it’s so difficult to find stylish pieces that don’t leave you looking like a unkempt hippie.  That’s why I love the 100 percent organic clothing line by Nadia Nour, which combines style, sophistication and comfort, all while being earth-friendly.

Online dress retailer, eDressMe.com, is now exclusively carrying Nadia Nour.   To celebrate the launch of the collection, eDressMe.com will be offering 50 percent off NEW styles from Friday, July 10th – July 31.   So now you can get a fabulous cocktail dress and save the environment at the same time…proving you really are supergirl!

ABOUT NADIA NOUR
Each piece is made with organic and vintage materials, produced locally in New York’s garment district. Nadia’s love of dresses and skirts is apparent in her collection. Each piece is highly stylized, structured, soft, feminine and flirty.

Photo by LotusHead
Photo by LotusHead

When is the last time you had a sexy evening with your man?  Between kids and work, we often forget that the men in our lives need attention too.  So why not plan and Ultimate Night of romance to show him just how much he’s desired. 

Ultimate Nights, a Miami-based company specializing in luxury lifestyle and romance products, has recently released some products that will surely make for a sizzling evening:

Ultimate Instinct ($13.50)  – a unisex pheromone-released cologne, that works with the male and female body chemistry to create individual unique scents. Considered the most powerful attractant for humans, pheromones work as seductive properties to attract members of the opposite sex.  It’s 100 percent pure oils with no mineral oil, fillers or cutting agents.  You’ll love the smell of it…and more importantly so will he!

Aromatherapy Soy Candles ($9.50-22.00)  – these elegant jar candles are comprised of 100 percent highly scented soy and grapeseed oil.  With the perfect marriage of his and hers fragrances, like vanilla bean and tobacco, the candles permeate the room and lend themselves to a relaxed serene environment, perfect for an intimate evening together.  The candles come in range of enticing monikers including Inspiration, Devotion, Desire and others. 

Zen Massager ($29.00) – This massager is so small it fits in the palm of your hand – so you can take it anywhere.  Perfect for relieving neck tension and muscle soreness, the Zen Massager offers a one-touch push button control that will surprise and delight your honey.

Whether you’re looking to surprise your man or for a great bridal shower gift for your girlfriend, these Ultimate goodies, along with a variety of other bath, body, lifestyle and romance products, are available for purchase at www.ultimatenightsparty.com/order.asp.  Business opportunities and Party Hostess Information can also be found at  the website. 

Op Art Glam Tote $198

Op Art Glam Tote $198

Just because we’re in a recession doesn’t mean we have to look like it, right?  Well that’s Coach’s “new bag.”  The company has created a less expensive Poppy line to fit the times without cheapening it’s luxury image. 

According to Lew Frankfort, chief executive at Coach, the average price of the Poppy collection will be be $260, about 20 percent less than the usual. 

Main pieces from the new line were tested in nine Coach stores and 23 department stores this spring.  Two bags that did better than expected were the Groovy and the Glam (pictured). 

To check out the Poppy line, click here.

DEAL ALERT! If you’ve got a Facebook account you can become of a fan of Coach and get a free gift!  By entering your email address and registering online to their new Poppy fashion line, you will get a print out for a free set of pencils in a stylish little box. Take the print out to your favorite Coach store and enjoy your free gift!  But, supplies are limited, so you better act fast.