happy valentine’s day giveaway!
today is KISS THE GROOM’S 2nd birthday  & we
are celebrating with our loveliest giveaway ever….


“Twigs & Honey by Myra Callan is a line dedicated toward creating unique & innovative accessories that are designed to compliment & accentuate the wearer’s features. The pieces utilize both modern & old millinery techniques for assembly from hand dyeing & sewing to pressing of petals & curling of feathers. The designs are not created to follow trends but rather to create pieces that are original, beautiful & wearable. New styles are being adding regularly but all are heavily influenced by vintage fashion, patterns & textures in the natural world & fine materials. Perfect for special occasions & weddings, Twigs & Honey designs are created to work wonderfully for your event while remaining timeless in form & function for years to come.”

“Drop it MODERN© is a line of modern photography gear and luxurious backdrops that have been made famous by their rich textures, modern designs and quality materials. drop it MODERN© is the “Original Modern Backdrop Company,” that features custom made prints by owner of Drop it MODERN©, Breanne Schaap, to best accommodate every genre of the photography industry. With one touch you will feel the difference. drop it MODERN© is an inspired company, set to inspire you to enjoy chasing that creative thought in your mind.”

drop it Modern© donates a portion of the profits of every backdrop
purchased to provide clean water to thirsty people worldwide.

“I don’t remember when I fell in love with letterpress stationery, but always knew
it was in the cards for me. On the eve of my 25th birthday, my quarter-life crisis
prompted me to take the leap. My main objective was to create a collection of stationery
that was modern, minimalistic, and smart. Using a printing technique from the 15th century,
simplistic design philosophy, and only the finest papers and inks….

Our mission is to draw attention to the beautiful things in life,
while preserving our earth…one letterpressed note at a time.”


jillian creator of GIG PRESS on her wedding day

in the spirit of love & life & KISS THE GROOM & valentine’s day….
i asked the 3 talented designers to share a personal KISS & TELL story….


myra’s kiss & tell….

The day that Matt and I were married was truly an extraordinary day. We were blessed with having our loved ones near, lucky to have perfectly warm weather, and thankful for having each other. I didn’t think that I would be the bride that would get overly emotional during the ceremony, but I felt my knees get weak while facing my future husband and struggled to hold the tears back. I really don’t remember much of anything that was said during the ceremony but I mostly remember the flood of emotions and those reciprocated by my better half. When it came time for us to kiss, I recall thinking that this was really the “first” kiss ever. It would be the kiss that would signal our lives together as husband and wife. After we kissed, I remember smiling ear to ear as we were announced as husband and wife and I’m happy to say that Matt and I still flirt and kiss over 3 years later.

breanne’s kiss & tell….

“It was new years eve, and there were lots of people there. I had a crush on him for as long as I could remember.  It had been a week since our first date and I hadn’t heard from him since. I live in a small town and everyone I knew was crammed in an old rusted out shop on a cold foggy night on the outskirts of town…..Popping champange and trying to keep warm. I was wearing gold sequins from head to toe so he couldn’t miss me in the crowd….the countdown started…. 10……7……he makes his way towards me…..3…..2……1….it was sweet, soft and sexy….. and it went on and on and on…..a perfect start to the new year and the rest of my life….”

jillian’s kiss & tell….

“our first married kiss…  i look at photos, and i’m reminded of exactly how it felt…i pray i never forget the feeling!!  the all to short moment was filled with so much joy and excitement.  my heart was fluttering…and i remember trying so hard to commit the moment to my memory forever.  it was so romantic, and sweet enough for the world to see.  it truly was a taste of what was to come…of what our life would be like as mr. & mrs.  i cannot believe it’s almost been one year…. wedded bliss…time flies when you’re in love…”


another sweet little detail of GIG PRESS designs

may love & light & kisses be with you always….

one lucky girl will win stationary from GIGI PRESS….
& my favorite sea blue backrop from DROP IT MODERN &
the birdcage veil (i wish was mine) from TWIGS & HONEY

happy valentine’s day….XOXO


(to enter the contest simply write “xoxo” in your comment)

a little more sweetness...

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  1. Feb 20-2011 , 09:10PM

    love it all, and love your blog!
  2. Amanda:
    Feb 20-2011 , 11:23PM
  3. zoelle:
    Feb 21-2011 , 02:14AM
  4. Ieisha:
    Feb 21-2011 , 05:44AM
    Gorgeous items!
  5. Rosaleen:
    Feb 21-2011 , 05:47AM
    congratulations on this milestone! xoxo
  6. Sharon:
    Feb 21-2011 , 07:51AM

    Congrats on 2 years!
  7. Sally L:
    Feb 21-2011 , 09:55AM
    Happy Birthday!! XOXO
  8. Christina Reindl:
    Feb 21-2011 , 11:48AM
  9. Feb 21-2011 , 01:05PM
    2 years, that's huge! Happy Birthday to you.

  10. Carolyn M:
    Feb 21-2011 , 01:48PM
  11. Emily C.:
    Feb 21-2011 , 02:16PM
    I've been admiring these veils for months! And that backdrop is so lovely.... xoxo
  12. natalie:
    Feb 21-2011 , 02:58PM
    Just precious!

  13. Ross W:
    Feb 21-2011 , 05:06PM
  14. emily m:
    Feb 21-2011 , 05:07PM
  15. Hannah Brissette:
    Feb 21-2011 , 07:06PM
  16. Feb 21-2011 , 09:18PM
  17. Lindsay:
    Feb 21-2011 , 10:47PM
    All of this is so lovely!!! XOXO !!!
  18. Missy:
    Feb 22-2011 , 08:14AM
    very pretty!
  19. Amy:
    Feb 22-2011 , 10:10AM
    Oh be still my heart! xoxo
  20. Feb 22-2011 , 06:04PM
    xoxo :)
  21. Rachel:
    Feb 22-2011 , 09:12PM
    LOVING all of the posts. I love letterpress too, I think it is something about how it HAS to be held. Congrats on 2 years and thanks for all the posts!

  22. Lalaine Retiro:
    Feb 22-2011 , 10:40PM
  23. Steph F:
    Feb 23-2011 , 08:55AM
    So beautiful. xoxo.
  24. Feb 23-2011 , 11:24AM
    what a blessing! XOXO
  25. Danila:
    Feb 23-2011 , 03:47PM
  26. Maple:
    Feb 23-2011 , 11:17PM
  27. Feb 24-2011 , 11:10AM
  28. Lynde:
    Feb 24-2011 , 12:34PM
  29. Feb 24-2011 , 02:19PM
    oh how wonderful! love all of them.
  30. Jenn:
    Feb 24-2011 , 02:32PM
  31. Hillary:
    Feb 25-2011 , 01:20PM
    I love contests.
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  33. brittney:
    Feb 25-2011 , 04:24PM
    Happy Love Day! xoxoxo
  34. Feb 26-2011 , 10:49AM
    Thanks for so many inspiring ideas! You are doing such a great job...
  35. Feb 28-2011 , 04:51PM
    Lovely post! Sweet giveaway!
  36. Mar 01-2011 , 11:18AM
  37. Mar 02-2011 , 05:38PM
    I write that to my fiance every day. Sometimes my Blackberry turns it into "socks." So he gets, "Miss you, see you soon, socks." Ha.
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