Fab Finds

Friday Fab Find ~ Holiday Centerpieces

Friday, December 6th, 2013

As we’re getting more in the holiday spirit, we can’t neglect the need for beautiful decor that will brighten your table  for a special occasion and not break the bank. Today, we wanted to share some neat DIY holiday centerpieces that add a little extra something to your celebration with friends & family. These centerpieces are very simple to make and involve items that you can actually reuse for other decoration ideas!

Friday Fab Find ~ Holiday Centerpieces

Two different takes on the same concept:

Step 1: Add some green around the bottom of your mason jar (you could use clippings from your tree)

Step 2: Fill the jar 1/4 full with water

Step 4: Add whole cranberries

Step 5: Insert your floating tea light

Left (Botanical Paperworks), Right (Bell’alimento)

Friday Fab Find ~ Holiday Centerpieces

Add some holiday shine by spray painting branches gold and inserting them into a long block of wood. This one’s for a more modern table!

Friday Fab Find ~ Holiday Centerpieces

Wrap punched paper around glass vases to get some unique lighting for your tablescape

Friday Fab Find ~ Holiday Centerpieces

All you need for this centerpiece is some winter greens, pine cones, candles and garland (use some of those leftover cranberries from our first example!) Top off the rustic tablescape by adding a plaid tablecloth or runner.

Credit: EcoSalon

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Friday Fab Finds ~ ParchmentCookies

Friday, November 29th, 2013

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This week’s Friday Fab Find couldn’t have come at a better time! With the holiday season now in full swing, some of us might be wondering where to find some excellent treats to give as presents, holiday host gifts, family dinners, etc., and with that in mind, we’re so glad to have met Linzy, owner of ParchmentCookies! Linzy runs her boutique cookie shop out of Long Beach but gets unique orders for custom cookies across the county! ParchmentCookies specializes in sugar cookies, and particularly the amazing buttercream frosting…and that’s where Linzy gets really creative. She’s gotten orders for every occasion (boyfriend’s birthdays, college graduations…zombie cookies) and the reviews on her Etsy shop are outstanding. Linzy was a rockstar and dropped of some samples at our office…believe me, they did not disappoint!! Here are some things really stood out:
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1. As mentioned before, the sugar cookies with buttercream are her speciality…and they certainly were amazing! A+! 2. Each cookie was individually packaged and marked with a label containing key ingredients. We thought this extra step was a fabulous idea, especially considering we have severe nut allergies in our office! Packaging them separately, there was no concern about cross-contamination so everyone could enjoy her cookies. Linzy told us that any nuts that are part of the cooking process are added at the end to ensure her tools and workstation are nut-free. 3. She added a spectacular sugar cookie sample with adorable fall-themed colors, bringing us to research all of her other amazing sugar cookie creations!
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Her new Christmas Story cookies have been an absolute hit and the orders keep coming in! (We cracked up when we saw the Ralphie cookies! So amazing!) Here are a few reviews from her adoring fans on Etsy:

Absolutely the BEST! Linzy is fantastic to work with and really goes above and beyond for her customers. Many times, decorated cookies are so pretty, but you can’t bite into them without breaking a tooth, and they taste like cardboard! Not so with Parchment Cookies! They are soft, thick, and delicious, and the frosting is flavorful and soft too. The packaging was gorgeous and each cookie was secure and safely wrapped…not a single broken cookie! Everything about this transaction was totally perfect! Thanks so much Linzy…you really helped to make the party extra special. We’ll definitely be back for more!

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Once Again – Perfect! I have been ordering from {Linzy} for 3 years and she has never let me down!!

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Received the cookies in the mail today, and I couldn’t be happier. The packaging was extremely well done, and even wrapped with a bow! The cookies were soft, and tasty. The Legend of Zelda art done was adorable, I almost didn’t want to eat any of them. Each cookie was differently decorated, which is freaking amazing. Everything about this purchase was perfect

Visit Linzy’s ParchmentCookie store here and be sure to put your order in before she’s booked for the holiday season! To see all of her latest creations, follow her Instagram and Facebook!

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Friday Fab Finds ~ Autumn Leaves Confetti

Friday, November 15th, 2013

As the leaves in Orange County begin their gradual color transformation, we’ve found an amazing trick to making your own autumn-themed confetti….AND it’s totally bio-degradable! Win for you, win for the earth…we think it’s just a fabulous idea all around! Luckily, it only takes a few simple steps, a big pile of raked leaves, and a few decorative punch tools and….voila! Don’t forget to press your confetti in a heavy book to ensure proper drying and positioning of the hand-made confetti. Just follow the simple steps (demonstrated below) and you’ll be good to go. Happy crafting everyone!

Friday Fab Finds ~ Autumn Leaves Confetti

~ This image was found on Wedding Card Template’s Blogspot ~

 

 

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Friday Fab Finds ~ AmpersandInk Designs

Friday, November 8th, 2013
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This Friday’s Fab Find is brought to you by Ampersandink Designs! We’re in love with Tasaha Montgomery’s (owner & designer) unique and lovely paper products…and she really does make them for every occasion! As a top seller on Etsy with rave reviews, Amerpsandink is a great resource for lovely menus, custom invitations, and much more. Here’s a break-down of AmerpsandInk:
AmpersandInk Designs specializes in wedding and event stationery. Tasha Montgomery is the designer behind AmpInk; a small home-based business in Southern California. Best known for adding personality through details she offers creative design services for all your celebrations. Working with brides across the globe to create excitement and anticipation for their Big Day.
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Check out what brides have to say about Tasha’s work!
Tasha asked questions to get a feel of what we were going for. She really “got” us. The invitations are spectacular! I could not be happier with the finished product. Everyone that has received an invite has called to tell me how beautiful and unique they are. I am so thankful to Tasha for her work in making our invites exactly what we wanted. I would not hesitate in recommending her. She’s professional, creative and truly talented.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
-Nicole & Nathaniel

Friday Fab Find ~ Ampersandink ~ A Good Affair Wedding & Event Production

Follow Tasha on her social media sites (Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest) to stay up-to-date on her most recent design projects!
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Friday Fab Finds ~ Gourmet Marshmallows

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Friday Fab Finds ~ A Good Affair Wedding & Event Production ~ Plush Puffs Gourmet Marshmallows

We wanted to kick off this Fabulous Friday with an even more fabulous treat that we think fits perfectly into the upcoming holiday season! Our find this week is Plush Puffs Gourmet Marshmallows based out of Burbank, California. This company offers a ton of awesome marshmallow options (who knew…you could have options when it comes to your ‘mallows’!) including gourmet flavors, specialty ‘mug toppers’ (marshmallows that fit perfectly into your standard sized mug….brilliant!) and their ‘Big Ones’ marshmallow collection that features gigantic 2lb ‘mallows’!

Our goal is to offer the highest quality, all-natural, deliciously flavored marshmallows ever. This is a marshmallow that is not only good enough to eat on its own, but amazing when melted in hot drinks, used in any number of recipes. Each flavor is actually intensified when it is roasted. Quite simply: we want to provide a product that delights the senses.

Hot Cocoa with Plush Puffs MugTopper

Chocolate ice cream topped with a roasted Toasty Coconut Plush Puffs Gourmet Marshmallow

Hot Cocoa with Plush Puffs MugTopper

Hot Cocoa with Plush Puffs ‘MugTopper’

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Friday Fab Finds ~ Sake Cup

Friday, October 25th, 2013

This week’s Friday Fab Find may look like an ordinary box, but this specialty Sake Cup has some amazing uses that we wanted to share! The cup itself is made of hinoki, a Japanese cypress wood (which smells awesome), and is called masu which translates to ‘growth’. It holds a standard cup size (called an ichigou) and is supposed to make you feel closer to nature. This cup isn’t only for sake though, it has so many other uses including: collecting spare change, key holder, candy tray, paperclip storage, jewelry box and of course…drinking more sake! This adorable favor is brought to you by our clients Penny & Andy who were married in September! (Stay tuned for their beautiful wedding!)

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Friday Fab Finds ~ A Good Affair Wedding & Event Production

 

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Friday Fab Finds ~ Brown Bear Eats

Friday, October 18th, 2013

This Friday’s Fab Find was pretty easy to pick…you could even say it was love at first…bite? Well, aside from the pun, we’re pretty impressed with this awesome find and we can’t wait to share with you! Introducing the sweetest little bakers you’ve ever seen at Brown Bear Eats. Located in Costa Mesa, the mother/daughter duo have their sweet treats available in a variety of hot spots in the OC area including Milk + Honey at The Camp in Costa Mesa and Kean Coffee in Newport Beach.

What they have to say about the company:

“Brown Bear eats is a cottage food operation. We are a small, local business co-owned and operated by a mother/daughter team in Costa Mesa, California. Our menu consists of artisanal eats made daily and to order in small batches from scratch, using cage-free organic eggs and responsibly sourced, wholesome ingredients. We do not use mixes, powders, artificial ingredients or preservatives. Our recipes are all our own, developed and guarded by Brown Bear for decades.”

 

Friday Fab Finds by A Good Affair Wedding & Event Production ~ Brown Bear Eats

yummmm……hungry yet?

Friday Fab Finds by A Good Affair Wedding & Event Production ~ Brown Bear Eats

We even got to enjoy a beautifully packaged treat in the office!

Friday Fab Finds by A Good Affair Wedding & Event Production ~ Brown Bear Eats
Follow Brown Bear Eats on Instagram and Facebook and don’t forget to check in next Friday for another Fab Find! Happy weekend everyone!

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A couple of week’s ago we did a Fab Find on kickstarter project Grunion Run… and this week we have one company that also got it’s “kickstart” into the awesome men’s accessory… tie clip!
Or rather, Tsaiclip!

These neat-o and hip mustache tie clips are the perfect little touch for the stylish groom (or groomsman)! It gives the guys a subtle yet unique accessory to wear on the big day… and to continue to wear even days after! Check out Tsaiclip!

 

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Founded by owner Amber Lee, Ticket Chocolate is the perfect block of hand crafted couverture chocolate made with the finest ingredients in San Francisco. It is just so creative! All you need to do is dunk your chocolate block into your favorite mug full of hot milk to enjoy a nice cup of flavored hot chocolate. In simpler terms, it is hot chocolate on a stick. These could be perfect for a late night evening with friends, or even used as favors at a wedding.

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 Peppermint Holiday Gift Pack

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Salted Caramel

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Mint Hot Chocolate

(All images from The Ticket Kitchen, Fine Hot Chocolate)

We love how elegant and simple the packaging is! And what a sweet treat inside!

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Introducing… The Grunion Run! The Grunion Run Groomsmen Shop is an online store that offers original, stylish, vintage-inspired clothing and accessories for both grooms and their groomsmen. With so many things focusing mainly on brides and bridesmaids, we thought this was a unique and creative way to make things a little more special on your wedding day. This Kickstarter project  is still a small start up that is entirely self funded by Kevin and Yun. Check out this one stop shopping store for unique groomsmen wear. And give them some support on Kickstarter!

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 Look how adorable these guys are in these cool duds!!

 

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