Thursday, June 18, 2009

Bonjour Paris!

Square Diamonds Aqua & ChocolateTiny Dots Yellow & Chocolate with Motif#19

Yes, my friends I am off to the city of lights- Paris, France!
{my first time} I am so excited I can hardly stand it. No kiddies, no work. Just the hubs & me taking a much needed adult vacation. {my last vaca was Disney World}

Of course, no vacation is complete without luggage. And luggage needs a tag. What earrings and a necklace is to your wardrobe - is what an id tag is to your luggage. No luggage is complete without it!
Order your stylish, personalized custom bag tag today before vacation hits! You don't want your bag to be seen with those un-hip airline tags do you?

Seen above: I ordered the square diamonds for Paris and the tiny dots yellow for our beach trip next month. :)


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Wedding Wednesday, Fruit and Flowers

Skip to your local produce stand or grocery store and start getting creative! Polka Dots has seen an increasing trend in incorporating fruit into their wedding day decor. Instyle Weddings has listed celebrities such as Jason Priestly and his wife Naomi Lowde, and Law & Order actress Stephanie Marsh to incorporate this trend into their big day.
As seen in InStyleWeddings :

Here are some great one of a kind budget friendly ideas that would make a refreshing statement at any up coming ceremony.

Centerpiece Ideas:

Fun &Creative Place Cards:
Delicious Guest Favors:
Tip 1:Use produce that will be in-season during the time of your ceremony

Tip 2: Don't be afraid to use fruits with rich and bold colors

Tip 3: Be Creative: This is a way for each bride to add their unique touch to their special day!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

pool time!

I have always been envious of summer birthdays. Having a birthday in January a pool or garden party was never an option. Now with littles of my own, one with an October birthday and the other in February, dreams of living vicariously thru pool parties of theirs has come to an end.

But for all of you lucky ducks with summer birthdays be sure to check out our check out our great selection of invitations to complete your fun in the sun party!

Monday, June 15, 2009

unplanned break

Sorry for small blog break. It was sugar's dance recital weekend. Those recitals seem to monopolize a whole weekend! Back tomorrow.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wedding Wednesday! New Weekly Segment!

Take a hint from nature for your wedding color palette. Aqua and Chartreuse are on top of the color combinations for events this year. These beautiful colors compliment each other and will make your next event elegant, serene, and "pop" with color.

If you are looking to use Aqua and Chartreuse for your big day, we love this Cranes & Co Cambridge Card. This Invitation set is contemporary and will add excitement to your wedding stationery. Go to to order!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

father's day

Are you grillin' up some fun for father's day.
we have the perfect invitation  for your father's day cook-out
Visit Polka Dots Stationery for more bbq invitation.

Monday, June 8, 2009

sick day

sorry y'all, taking a sick day today.  i hate being sick.  good thing it doesn't happen often.
it's such a waste of a day.  fun things planned for the week & a new segment wednesday.  be sure to check in


Friday, June 5, 2009

... of the day {quote}

a quote to take into the weekend with you...

Nothing is worth more than this day. 

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Thursday, June 4, 2009

... of the day {quote}

The important thing is this: to be able, at any moment, to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.  - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

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{and tell your friends!!!}

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

...of the day {question}

The RSVP. It is an abbreviation of the French phrase  réspondez s'il vous plait , translating to please reply. I am fairly certain the when an invitation comes via the mail, that we all know what the RSVP line means. Yet, for all my daughters birthday parties and our social parties, I find myself having no idea the head count or I am sending out emails and making phone calls to get it.
Is "RSVP'ing" really that hard? 
Remember, you were graciously invited to a gathering or party. Whether it is an informal bbq or a formal wedding it is your responsibility to respond to the host so that he/she/they can plan on your attendance or absence. 

Below are some tips I have heard from my customers on saving sanity with RSVP.  I'd love to know your suggestions or thoughts! {Comment on this story}
" For my children's birthday parties, I now only have the kind of party where the RSVP head count doesn't matter.  I no longer print RSVP or regrets only on the invites & it saves me the frustration."
" I leave the time off the invitation. That way if they do want to attend they will have to phone or email to get the time & then I know who is coming"
" When the invites arrive in the mail, i check the calender & RSVP immediately because as soon as it gets thrown on the desk it will be lost in pile of papers"

RSVP etiquette: {Don't say I didn't tell you the rules}
1- you should r.s.v.p. with in one to two days of recieving an invitation, regardless of what the date is. more likely than not, you know whether or not you will be attending. emily post ettique states
2- if you are asked to RSVP but there is no further direction on how; this is your cue that you should be hand penning your RSVP note, old school style.
3- do not RSVP yes, then not show. {soooo rude}
4- even if you didn't RSVP immediately or RSVP by the date requested - and now it's past the deadline - still RSVP! better late than never- esp. if you are not attending.

Monday, June 1, 2009

summer towel time

Summer is here!  Well, it is in South Carolina anyways. With temps. hitting the high 80's, you can find this polka dots girl on the boat or poolside along with my personalized initial towel. LOVE this towel!  It is soft &  absorbent with out leaving any of that annoying colored  fuzz residue.  I just order one for each of my daughters too.
Three hot color to choose from, lime green, hot pink and splash blue. You know where to shop:  Be sure to tell everyone who asks where you got it!