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Posts in Color Palettes
A Dramatic Pink and Purple Wedding Inspiration Board

Today's inspiration board is one I created last year, but I wanted to share again. It's dramatic. It's Modern. It could even be considered for a wedding being planned around Halloween. Wouldn't masquerade masks be fun with this? This inspiration board is filled with deep pink and purple colors and features silver accents.

The Best Vacuum for Newlyweds + Rug Inspired Color Palettes

I have a fun post today for you as I was recently gifted a Soniclean VT Plus S-200 upright vacuum {the first vacuum cleaner to combine suction with sonic technology}. Now, you might think I'm crazy, but I love vacuuming and seeing how fresh the room can look when finished. But . . . with the vacuum I had been using {a canister and upright in one} the task was always a big chore as it was super heavy. With the Soniclean being incredibly light {only weighs 10.5 pounds}, I'm able to carry it in one hand up the stairs to our bedrooms. Vacuuming is now enjoyable and happening MUCH more often.

The Soniclean VTplus {priced under $250} is the perfect choice for newlyweds to add to their wedding registry list or for gifting the happy couple {if several guests go in together on the gift}.  Since you obviously need a rug to vacuum - how about these lovely patterned area rugs? The color palettes that can be created from these rugs are great inspiration for decorating the entire room of your new home together as husband and wife. Following the color palettes you will be able to see some of the Soniclean's great features:

Soniclean VTplus Features Include:
• produces 12,000 sonic vibrations per minute to dislodge dirt before vacuuming it up
• powerful enough to lift 150 lbs
• fragrance dispensing system that emits a fresh laundry scent while you clean {this isn't required for the vacuum to work as I chose to not use it}
• HEPA filter bag system designed for anti-allergen filtration {which is super important for me, I have always been using vacuums with bags}
• low profile design to vacuum under furniture with ease {and it can be stored flat if space is an issue}
• sophisticated jam protection system automatically shuts off the vacuum if it senses an item is jammed in the brushroll
• green "Paramagnetic" motor uses 50% less electricity than other upright vacuums {this probably explains why it's not blowing any fuses like my other vacuum would}
• weighs only 10.5 lbs
• 35 Foot power cord
• 3 Year motor warranty
• lifetime belt warranty

*** In closing, the Soniclean VT Plus is a tiny bit louder than my previous vacuum, but considering the carpets look brand new again after being vacuumed, I'm ok with that. It's also amazing to see how low I can maneuver it under furniture like our couch. It's also not as wide which means it fits between furniture and tables easier. I will obviously have to purchase a separate canister vacuum for cleaning baseboards and upholstery, but those are typically not that costly. I can honestly say that this would be a vacuum I highly recommend.

PS: While I was gifted a Soniclean VT Plus to review,
the opinions & thoughts in this post are all my own.
Color Hues with Stella and Dot : Fuchsia and Pink + an Online Party

Are you ready? Tomorrow night at 9pm est you will want to mark your calendars and join in for lots of fun!! You're invited to a social, fun, and fashionable online shopping event for you to Bling Your Bridesmaids (and Yourself!). Join in for some fun socializing with girlfriends and shopping ONLINE for irresistible jewelry and accessories from Stella & Dot. {PS: every order placed, earns you an entry into a drawing for a prize} The party will be online this Thursday night at 9 pm est for 1 hour. You will even be able to receive styling tips from a Stella & Dot stylist. Be sure to stop by and let us know you'll be there.

color hues palette of fuchsia and pink

color hues palette of fuchsia and pink

Remember yesterday when I created a color hues palette of red and coral? Today I have a fuchsia and pink color hue palette for you. I'm loving the twilight gathering dress and the vivid blooms wedding invitation to coordinate with the Stella & Dot bracelet and scarf. PS: Don't want to wait until the party tomorrow night? You can shop the Trunk Show now.

Color Hues with Stella and Dot : Red and Coral

Happy Tuesday. Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend and that you're ready for a shortened week of inspiration. First up is something fun I put together to celebrate the Stella & Dot Trunk Show I'm currently holding. Are you looking for the perfect accessory for an outfit you might already have? How about a gift of "bling" for someone special? Well, then you will want to check out the sales currently taking place at Stella & Dot. Head on over to my Trunk Show to see all the latest deals and styles.


Corals and reds seem to be very hot lately so I put together a little inspiration showcasing the weekender bag and chandelier earrings from Stella & Dot. Along with these items, I found the cutest little applique ballet dress and the gorgeous autumn air wedding invitation that matches these colors just perfectly. Any other color hue you'd like to see featured this week?

Color Palettes : Blue and Pink Wedding Sparkles and Sweets

I love showcasing how you can find inspiration from any sources for your color palettes. Today I have combined gorgeous gems from My Love Wedding Ring {blue and pink sapphires to be exact as the September birthstone happens to be sapphire} with color matching wedding cakes. Don't you just love that blue cake? SPECIAL OFFER: Celebrate September's birthstone with 20% off on All Sapphire Jewelry at My Love Wedding Ring with code SAPP2020, plus get free shipping and gift wrap. Includes sapphire rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets.

But, hurry as this special discount code is for a limited time and expires September 30, 2012.

Cake from The Knot

Cake via Once Wed

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