Friday, June 21, 2013

Pick YOUR Giveaway!


I am going to host my first giveaway on Perfectly Beautiful Things in the near future. Instead of me deciding what to giveaway, I want you to decide. Head over to my Facebook Page and take the survey for what you want to win!

Link to Perfectly Beautiful Things   Giveaway Survey HERE

1) A Handmade DIY Item with How To Instructions
2) An item from the popular company Thirty-One
3) An electronics type item

Go now to cast your vote!

Amanda ♥

"Like" My Blog on Facebook!

Hi everyone!!

If you are enjoying what you see, PLEASE "Like" my Blog's Facebook Page!

You won't always remember to check in to see the newest posts, but I post them all on Facebook!

Amanda ♥

Something Interesting


My dad is involved in a new company called BZooKS. It's pretty cool once you get the idea of it. Here's how it works. They copyright & publish YOUR books. Then, they list them on their site for people to download....and you get PAID for it!

If you're a writer:
      -You write a book
           - Get it Copyrighted & Publish by BZooKs
                -You get PAID & get your name out there!
"Imagine a road without tolls. Without speed bumps. Without obstructions of any kind. A clear path to fulfilling your dreams. A world without gatekeepers. A place where your talent can flourish, while instantly, effortlessly reaching a worldwide audience. This is BZooKS. A new paradigm in publishing. Much more than just a website. BZooKS is the ultimate VIP pass to seeing your work in print. 

No longer will faceless, nameless editors be allowed to block your literary ambitions. At BZooKS you decide when to publish your writing. Simply upload a file of your manuscript. BZooKS then converts it into an e-book you can begin selling online almost instantly. Think of it as one stop shopping for all of your publishing needs. It's fast, easy, and secure. It's a writer's dream come true."

If you're a reader:
     -Download the BZooKs app
         -On there you will find FREE books that they put on "special"
              - Also, find books that are unique to this app, find them before everyone else!

"BZooKS is an endless treasure trove of new writing.  Here you'll find the very latest in fiction and non-fiction from a wide range of authors—authors who have previously been denied access to the marketplace. At BZooKS you may discover the next Hemingway, the next Faulkner, the next Mailer. Diamonds in the rough. Much of which won't be available anywhere else. New writing. New possibilities. At unbelievable prices. BZooKS. A new kind of online bookstore."


Something to think about for both writers and readers!

Amanda ♥

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Wedding Pictures For My DAD :)

On the day that my father handed me away, I wanted to do something special for him. Without him knowing, I bought the letters D & A at Michael and stained them. On my wedding day, I asked my photographer to take some pictures of me holding each letter... do this for him.

I printed each photo separately and bought him a tri-fold picture frame to keep in his office.

Love these pictures? SO DO I! Check out the best photographer who ever lived at Joyeuse Photography

Amanda ♥

We Got Married!! ♥ ♥

June 8th 2013 I married my best friend.

I couldn't be happier! Check out the "sneak peak" photo our photographer gave us!

Check out our photographer! She was great! Joyeuse Photography

Amanda ♥

Mother Wedding Gifts ♥

Our moms both mean the world to us. We wanted to give them something really unique to say thank you for all of the help with our wedding.

We went with these. I stained some wooden boxes and filled them with the following:
- A vintage hankie to use the day of our wedding
- A pair of earrings. Taken out of their packaging and re packaged to match.
- And a note. I wrote a note to his mother, thanking her for giving me my husband. He wrote my mother a note telling her how much he loves and thanks her.

They turned out just how I pictured!


Amanda ♥

Our Groomsmen Gifts

Unique is what we were going for when we we choosing our gifts for our dads and groomsmen. We went with custom engraved knives. GET THIS...we got them to sign a piece of paper for us and got their SIGNATURE engraved on the front of the knives. On the back of my dads and my husbands, I wrote notes in my handwriting. I cleverly packaged them in cardboard boxes that I paint mustaches on with craft paint!

Take a peek!!

Amanda ♥

My Bridesmaids Gifts ♥

I wanted to thank my bridesmaids with a gift that I knew they would love. They are a lot like me, so I knew what I could get them to make them happy. On top of it, I added my own touch to the presentation of the gifts!

Check out what I gave them below!

Included in the gift was:
Large COACH Wristlet 
OPI Nail Polish
Vintage Hankie
Animal Print Bobby Pins
Small COACH Perfume
Colgate Disposable Toothbrushes

 Packaged in a way that I thought was cute!

Wrapped in a rustic/vintage way!

They loved them!

Amanda ♥

Be My Bridesmaid? Cupcakes!

Hi everyone! I have heard of all sorts of fun ways that brides ask their bridesmaids to be in their wedding. I wanted to share my way!

I presented them with a box of cupcakes, tied in ribbon, with the words "Be My...Bridesmaid?" on them!

The cupcakes were handmade with care and wrapped in vintage floral styled wrappers!

Thanks for stopping by!
Amanda ♥