7 "will you be my bridesmaid?" cards

will you be my bridesmaid? cards
Today marks 1 month of our engagement!  In the past few weeks, we have visited a few venues and nearly nailed down the date and place for next fall. Then comes the fun part of planning and asking my bridal party to well, be in my bridal party!  I have to admit, right after we got engaged, I went searching for "will you be my bridesmaid" cards to ask my favorite ladies. Let me tell you,  if you search "will you be my bridesmaid" on Etsy or Pinterest, the most amazing ideas come up; the possibilities are endless (and kind of overwhelming)!  I have a larger bridal party so I chose to do something on the small side for the ask so I can give them more fun goodies on the actual wedding day. 

Here are 7 cards and one unique way to ask your gals with wine :)
Gold foil here and here (top row right and left)
Scratch off bridesmaid card, how cool! (top row middle)
If I could drop off wine to each of my 'maids, I would have done a custom wine label!
This card and this card make me LOL (right middle and bottom)

I will share what card I chose after my bridal party gets their cards. 

How did you ask your bridesmaids to be in your bridal party?


Friday Faves of July

Thanks for all your well wishes a on our engagement a few weeks ago! July was a fun month of celebrations and the start of planning. Our venue and date are nearly booked for fall 2016 - much more to come on our wedding planning! I am on Nantucket for a quick 48 hour work trip; follow along on my Instagram! Here are my favorites of the month:

La vie Jaime July posts:


Gus & Ruby Online Shop Favorites

​Gus & Ruby, one of my favorite shops in Portsmouth, just launched their online store this week and it's chock full of fun paper, gift, party, and home products. If you can't visit their brick & mortar store, then certainly check out the new website to order their goodies straight to you home. Here are some of my favorite picks.  
Gus & Ruby online

Farmer's Market Rifle Paper Co. pad- I have this and use all the time for jotting down my grocery list!
Ring holder
Striped paper straws- they some other colors too! 
Trio of earth, atmosphere, space prints- these would look so good framed together along a wall.

I will be in Portsmouth next weekend and hope to stop in again!  They always have the best selection of greeting cards

PS: This is not a sponsored post, I just love their shop and products!


A Day at the Pool with Block Island Organics

Sunday was hot, hot, HOT here in Boston! The humidity was up and we hit 90 for the first time in 2015. DC and I headed to my friends, the Raddies, pool outside the city and hanging out in the clear, cool water was a perfect way to beat the heat. 
Block Island Organics Sunscreen Review

Since I am fair skinned, I always heavily cover myself in sunscreen. Block Island Organics, a majority women owned company founded in nearby Block Island, RI, reached out to have my try their natural mineral sunscreen. After doing Whole30, I have been concerned with what I put in my body, but I am also aware now of what I put on my body and how it affects my health. All of Block Island Organics's products are free of parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals, phthalates, gluten, dyes and artificial fragrances (the active ingredient in the mineral sunscreen is zinc only). The application of the mineral sunscreen was non-greasy and soaked in really quick, which was good because I needed in the water - stat!. Plus, I loved the fresh smell!

We all have ways to beat the heat!

For one week (7/22-7/28),  Block Island Organics is offering 15% off site wide using the discount code = jaimeg. Hope you enjoy the mineral sunscreen as I do! Please note the code cannot be combined with other codes.

Fine print: Block Island Organics provided me the sample bottle. All opinions and post idea are my own.


Recent Beauty Loves

A few summer beauty items that I am loving right now!

Mario Badescu Summer Shine Body LotionI got a sample of this from a recent Mario Badescu online order and ordered the full size quickly after. The shimmer is just the right amount and I love the coconut smell.
Living Proof Overnight ProtectorLiving Proof was kind enough to send me a sampling of their Perfect Hair Day products. After 2 uses, I already love the overnight hair treatment. My routine has been that after my post-work workout, I shower and let my hair slightly air dry. Then I put in the overnight hair treatment and braid my hair into 3 large braids. Get some zzz's and in the morning, I have soft waves that need just a spritz of curl product to reinforce. 

Coola Makeup Setting Spray SPF 30A friend got me hooked on this Coola make up setting spray with SPF. I use it every morning when finishing my makeup. It smells great too!
Tarte CC Colored Clay Undereye CorrectorLast time I wrote about a concealer by Olay + Cover Girl. On a recent trip to Ulta, this Tarte concealer caught my eye (the packing got me!) and it's my new go-to. It's creamy and really covers any dark circles.

What about you: any new or new-to-you beauty favorites to share?

PS: This is not a sponsored post from any of these brands, though I did receive a sample package of Living Proof items. All opinions are my own.