Monday, January 31, 2011

2,000 Friends 'Thank You' Giveaway.....

WOW......Is all we can say.
2,000 Facebook Friends in 5 months.
We are Thrilled and THANKFUL.
So Humbled.
To say 'Thanks' we asked some of our Favorite Ladies if they would help us show our Gratitude.
And they said YES!

So without further Ado we present our 2,000 'Thank You's' Giveaway!!!!!

Dolce Vita Mia is your one stop shop for all things pretty! Featuring custom made hair blooms for little girls and big girls too! You will find one of a kind CHIC headbands, tutu and pettiskirt sets! Perfect for birthdays, weddings or photography props! Supporting the handmade movement one beautiful baby at a time!

Dolce Vita Mia is giving a $25 store credit.

AND a 20% off discount code to your fans: SAVVY20.

Anders Ruff Custom Designs are 2 graphic designers and stylists who hope to change the face of celebration style one printable graphic at a time....

Anders Ruff is giving away their I Heart Valentine's Day Collection.

Finley & Oliver Modern apparel for children. All of the appliques are hand or machine stitched on to high quality, made in the USA (sweatshop free) American Apparel garments. And Eco-fi felt which is a wonderful felt made out of 100% post consumer recycled plastic bottles. How cool is that?

Finley & Oliver is offering a $25 store credit.

AND a 20% discount with the code SAVVYMOMS.

Frog Prince Paperie where it all starts with a kiss of magic...weaving imagination, whimsy and flair together to create unique printables that sets the perfect tone for your event. Frog Prince Paperie creates high quality customized printable invitations and party accessories sure to get the party started!

Get a $30 Frog Prince Paperie Store Credit.

3 Little Birds Boutique creates Quality custom Hand Stamped Silver Jewelry.

Get a $25 store credit to 3 little birds.
AND save 20% in the store using discount code: Savvy20.

Pink Bow Bath Boutique specializes in handmade luxury bath and body products all wrapped up with a pink bow and a fun girly-girl twist! We offer delicious, top-quality, made to order, custom fragranced everyday pampering products

Giveaway includes a 4 oz Beautiful Body Butter, you choose the scent.

AND Get 15% off your purchase at Pink Bow Bath Boutique with the discount code savvymoms (valid through Valentine's Day).

Sew Chatty is a place for all things pretty. For Home. For Baby. For Fun.

Get a $25 shop credit to Sew Chatty.

And 20% savings using discount code SAVVYMOM.

Aren't you DYING to ENTER this FABULOUS Giveaway......
Here's what you need to do.

1) Follow your favorite Shops on Facebook and leave a comment with our Savvy Smiles. Then tell us your favorite shops and items in the giveaway here (each shop is an entry)!

2) Become a fan of
The Savvy Moms Guide on Facebook, and come back to let us know you are a fan here!

3) Follow The Savvy Moms Guide on Twitter, come back and let us know your following our tweets here!
******CONGRATULATIONS......Rachel Irish you are our lucky winner!!! Please contact us at with your information!

Winner will be chosen on Sunday, February 6, 2011 at 8:00pm (PST). Any entries received after this time will not be considered. Open to US residents only. Winner will be chosen using This is a sponsored post for The Savvy Moms Guide.

Amy & Bri

Friday, January 28, 2011

{Feature Friday} Green and Orange 2nd Birthday

January 28, 2011
When it comes to parties, really the sky is the limit. You can create a party around a theme, a character, a color or in this Friday's Feature, a word. Christi of P is For Party created her son's 2nd Birthday around a word that best describes him, "Silly". This green and orange "Sillybration" was first featured on the extraordinary Kate Landers Events and definitely kept us there for a while with all of the details that Christi so perfectly polished!

And how is this for an invitation? Christi worked with her designer friend Haley Hardcastle to create a kid friendly as well as fun invitation. Each guest received a colorful invite that was placed inside a mailing tube along with a sweet surprise, confetti and a blower!! Talk about creative!!

One of our favorite party trends right now are these 36" Round balloons.
These balloon make a BIG statement and come in lots of fun colors!

In keeping with the "Sillybration" Christi set out a "Let's Get Silly" station for the kids. Christi's friend Haley also designed the sign which she placed in an IKEA frame. This activity station was made up of an orange tub from Target that was also filled with the coordinating party colors; jumbo glasses, maracas, toy microphones, and white feather boas. This is a relatively inexpensive idea which I am sure had the biggest impact when it came to two year olds!!! Most of these items can be found at your local Dollar Tree.

The colors of the party were perfectly carried out on to the dessert table. Since dessert tables have become the big "Ta-Da!" of parties, Christi simply used a 4X6 board and covered it with fun fabric as her backdrop. She then placed 2 boxwood topiaries on each side of the table giving it balance and that POP! of green.

The cake, which was the centerpiece of the dessert table was perfectly silly!

The boxwood topiary balls placed in white ceramic pots also from IKEA were carried out on to the guests tables. These were a perfect kid-friendly centerpiece idea and can be re-used again and again! There were also centerpiece sticks created by Kelly Lyden of The Party Dress that were placed in the same white ceramic pots filled with white crinkle paper.
We also loved the traditional Party Hats that each kiddo got to take home! Celebrate Today and Posh Party Pretties had a hand in creating these fun hats!

One of our signature touches to our Play Parties are Placemats. We just loved this party detail. Each place setting had a custom placemat that added color and fun to the tables!

We may sound like a broken record but this was probably our favorite part of the whole party!!! For food, Christi treated the parents and kids to a Gourmet Grilled Cheese Station.....doesn't get any better than that!!! A great idea for food for those cold Winter Birthday's!! She also had peanut butter and banana sandwiches, as well as chips and fruit.

A warm touch to the party were these green and orange throws from IKEA that were placed out for the guests to cuddle up with.

{Photography by Melanie Pereira}
We just loved how Christi pulled this "Sillybration" off with so many SAVVY touches! For more inspiration and well if you just want to sit and stare some more, head over to Kate Landers Events to view more photos from this amazing day! Make sure you also check out more of Christi's party inspirations over at P is For Party.
Thank You Christi for sharing your creativity, you are an inspiration!

Amy & Bri

Sunday, January 23, 2011

{Giveaway} Oh Fiddlesticks! Vintage Silhouette Tee

January 24, 2011

Congratulations to LeAnna Taylor!! You are the winner of the Oh Fiddlesticks! Giveaway. Please contact us with your information.

We are so excited to start the 2011 year off with a fabulous Giveaway!! We would like to introduce you to a wonderfully talented duo known as 'Oh Fiddlesticks!'. Melissa and Jen are two 'hip mommas' who have evolved their favorite colors, fabrics, vintage art, stripes, dot and compound words into one adorable shirt concept. Their fun and unique compound shirts were designed around an idea that was "born" in Melissa's first grade classroom. Pair up the drawing talents of Jen and you have got one trendy and playful line of clothing!

We just love the whole idea of their shirts, it is pure genius! COW + GIRL, CUP + CAKE, BOOK + WORM, ROCK + STAR are just a few of their clever designs. And of course they are the ORIGINALS when it comes to the secret mustache and bow tie shirt! You can see all these clever designs, colors and styles in their ETSY shop.

Melissa and Jen were so very kind to offer our Savvy followers this 'Oh Fiddlesticks!' original 'Vintage Silhouette' tee. This vintage design with a modern day twist can be yours by doing the following:

1. Check out the Oh Fiddlesticks Etsy Shop and come back leaving a comment here on which item(s) you liked most.

2. "Like" Oh Fiddlesticks on Facebook and come back here letting us know you did.

3. "Like" The Savvy Moms Guide on Facebook and come back here letting us know you did.

4. Become a follower of The Savvy Moms Guide Blog.

Winner will be chosen Sunday, January 30th 2011 at 8 p.m.(PST). Any entries received after this will not be considered. Winner will be chosen using

Photos courtesy of Laura Winslow Photography

Styling by The TomKat Studio

Headband Georgia Blue

Thank You so much Melissa and Jen for making our first giveaway of the year so FUN!

Good Luck Savvy Followers!

Amy & Bri

Friday, January 21, 2011

{Feature Friday} MOD Glam Valentine's Day

January 21, 2010
Kim from The TomKat Studio is our Feature Friday Savvy Stylist. Kim is owner and Party Stylist/Creative Director of The TomKat Studio where she shares fabulous party planning and decorating ideas. If you have not heard of TomKat, you must be living under a rock!! Kim's line of printables and Savvy stylings are always an inspiration to us. This Valentine's Day, Kim has created a spin on the traditional pink and red Valentine colors, creating a MOD Glam Valentine's Day printable line. We just love the pops of turquoise and yellow with accents of black and white polka dots!

All of the YUMMY Mod treats were created by Decadent Delights
The sugared fondant hearts add lots of love and lots of GLAM to the table!

We have been seeing a lot of Ruffle details to many parties, clothing and home accessories lately and we just LOVE this trend! Did you notice all the fun and frilly Ruffle pillows used in this shoot? Kim was inspired by another great team of designers Icing Designs
who she has worked with in the past to create this adorable DIY crepe paper lollipops. She placed one of her 4" Party Circles on top and instantly added fun to the table.

{Photos Courtesy of Laura Winslow Photography}
Thank You so much Kim for your Savvy stylings and glamorous inspirations!!!!
Today is the last day to get Kim's MOD Glam Collection in her Etsy shop at 50% off!
Amy & Bri

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Captured Moments.....365 Days.

January 20, 2011

Today is my Birthday.
And yes I am 21

A day of reflection for me, as it is every year.
A day when I look at the blessings that the year has brought.
The lessons I have learned.
Moments and Memories I will treasure.
And the heartbreak and headaches that have passed.

And as I recount the 365 days since my last 'reflection' I can't help but smile.
I smile because I am beyond Blessed.
My heart is so filled with love and joy that it often feels like it will burst.
Though my Fears and Anxiety can often be great.
My Hope and Faith are always greater.

And as I take a look at the year in pictures I can't help but stop and take it all in.
And share.
Share just what I feel in this moment.
Because these Captured Moments are Forever Memories.

Time Never stands still.
In fact as I get older it seems to go faster.
And I wish it would just stop for a moment.
Slow down for a day.
So I can hold onto these minutes that I don't want to end.

But Life is Sweet....

And you can Never turn back.

You have to keep moving forward.
Taking it all in.
Cherishing the Memories.

Oh the excitement of what this year will bring.
But with it the sorrow of another year gone.

Thank You Captured Moments by Nicole for giving me the beautiful gift of Priceless Moments captured through your lens.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Have you Missed Us?

January 19, 2010

We have missed you.

You may have noticed we have been a little quiet lately.

That's because we have been busy with some BIG changes.

Changes to this Savvy Site that we are hoping you will LOVE.

We are going to......

Images from the love shop

To be honest.

We are a little Scared.


But Super excited.

Thank You friends for choosing to follow us.


Amy & Bri