Of Wedding Dresses and Wedding Plans

It’s been nine years since I tied the knot with my ex-boyfriend-turned-husband. We had a simple and private wedding with only close friends and family invited. Our budget was just enough and I had to do all the wedding planning myself. But we went overboard our budget when the wedding gown I chose was not the one I wanted it to be. I spent about a hundred dollars for the wedding gown but it turned out to be not-so-nice and it wasn’t the one I wanted. So I had to order a new wedding gown. It was a waste of money and time.

But had I learned about DressFirst, I would have bought my wedding gown from the website. Their wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, even homecoming dresses are just so elegant and pretty and they are made-to-order and if I select the custom size at the website, the dress would be tailored to exactly fit me. I remember bringing my then fiance to the hospital because he was so stressed out due to my wedding gown that was really not wearable. So anyway, had I known DressFirst then, I would really have saved time and money.

As I browse through DressFirst website, it made me think of having my wedding ceremony done all over again. I know I may sound crazy but if I look back, I would have done things differently. I would have a grand wedding and go on a honeymoon and DressFirst would have helped me with our wedding dresses even with my entourage. I would have saved a lot since DressFirst offers free shipping on wedding dress and even on prom dresses. They have a very wide collection of beautiful and elegant wedding dresses, cheap bridesmaid dresses, evening dresses, wedding accessories, even shoes, handbags, veils, and so much more. And if I would ever have a wedding ceremony again (of course with my husband, let’s say renewal of vows), I would really love to wear this wedding gown:

DressFirst wedding dresses

This is a ball-gown strapless chapel train organza charmeuse wedding dress with lace beadwork pegged at $276.99. Its regular price is $380 and it’s a really nice dress plus shipping is free for that. I can also get my wedding favours at DressFirst, it’s like an all-in-one stop shop for all my wedding needs and special occasions! It’s just an amazing website.

Until then, I would only have to dream or maybe plan for our wedding anniversary, we are hoping we will reach golden, and get to see our boys grow up and have families of their own. For now, I’ll satisfy myself with the beautiful collections and reminisce that wonderful day when I wedded my best friend, my sweetheart, my text mate, the love of my life, my ex-boyfriend, now my husband.

New Backpack from Posy Lane

In January, I got the opportunity to review a personalized backpack from Posy Lane. My son who was then in Kindergarten had it all throughout the entire school year and the backpack withstood Fall, Winter and Spring and 6 weeks of Summer camp! I am just so impressed of the quality of the backpack and how it survived rain, snow, heat and all the elements of nature. Not only that, my son is very active and being a boy that he is, the backpack just hits the ground any time, been dragged for a million times (I guess) and all the rigors of childhood play and activities. So all those months, the backpack did already show wear and tear and there’s a lot of it! So I decided to buy a new backpack for my school boy. Since the first backpack did a very good job, I also decided to buy from Posy Lane again.

My school boy and I went to the website and he personally chose this super cool kids backpack:

posy lane backpack

The Sugarbooger Day of the Dead Zippie Kids Backpack!

He chose this among all the many backpacks in the website because he said “Mommy, it is super cool!” So when I asked Posy Lane that I am buying a backpack from them again and that I would do a review of it, they gladly said yes and gave me a 40% off of the price of the backpack with free shipping! Isn’t that awesome? I saved a lot! I did not want to go to Walmart, Target or to the other stores here to get a backpack because I had very bad experience with the backpacks sold in these stores. So anyway, I chose also not to personalize it since my son has a bag tag and that I can put in the bag.

This bag though is smaller than the first one we got last January but still, it can hold my son’s new zippie bag, a big notebook or their Agenda, his lunch bag, a water bottle and a change of clothes. It’s one packed bag!

posylane backpack

Compare their sizes. The Day of the Dead zippie backpack is smaller than the Stephen Joseph backpack that I got from Posy Lane in January.

The Sugarbooger backpacks are made of durable nylon canvas, the graphics of the backpack is bold and  they’re funky. The main compartment has a sturdy zipper, and it has a zippered exterior compartment as well where I have placed my sons’ raincoat, a pencil, eraser, sharpener and some other small school stuff. Unlike the other backpack, the Day of the Dead zippie backpack has only two compartments, I do like the first one we got because it has lots of pockets and compartments and is bigger, but because this is my son’s choice, obviously because he loves the design and the graphics on it, then we will have to make do with it. One feature that this backpack have that the old one doesn’t have is this:

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A part where you can put a label.

Since I got some labels for my son’s school stuff, I placed one on the insides of the backpack. My son loves the backpack even though it is a little small for all his stuff, but he loves it anyway. He said that his bag is cool, so that makes me a happy mum! 🙂

I am thankful to Posy Lane for this opportunity again for letting me save some money. It would have been nice to have the bag personalized but I just did not. Had I done it, I would have gotten again beautiful embroidery on their products, in my case, my son’s backpack. Posy Lane is rolling out a preview tool on their website for customers to see the name built by their font choice. That’s really cool! So hopefully, the next time I order a backpack or any product from Posy Lane, I am going to have my item personalized so that I can use the preview tool. You can check out this article in their blog in this link.

Anyway, here’s my son on his way to school with his new backpack. The day after it arrived, he used it immediately because again, he said, “Mommy it’s so cool! 🙂

posy lane backpack

Thank you Posy Lane! You can check them out in Faceboook for more product information, coupon codes and to know more about Posy Lane.

*Disclosure: I was not compensated for this review. I received a Day of the Dead Zippie Backpack at a special discounted price. All opinions are my own and may differ from yours.

Socks – A Back-to-School Essential

A month from now, schools will be opening again and my Kuya Bogs will be off to school again and will be in first grade already. Many well-known stores have already displayed their back-to-school essentials. I have yet to do my back-to-school shopping so I am preparing a list of what I have to buy for my school boy. Of course, part of that list are the socks. Last school year alone, I’ve lost a couple of pairs of socks because Kuya Bogs kept misplacing them. So I will make sure this coming school year, he will get more socks and they will have labels. I am also looking online for more affordable and durable socks, and fortunately, I have found welovecolors.com.

We Love Colors has 51 various colors of kids socks to choose from. The socks are affordable, durable, adorable, and made of nylon, so your child will get much wear out of them. The colors offered include hunter green, baby blue, light pink, Kelly green, charcoal, aqua, magenta, lavender, and dozens more. There is also a wide selection of neon colors, such as neon green, neon pink, neon orange, and neon yellow. Your child could literally wear a different color pair of socks every day for over a month!

The site makes it very easy to select the color and size sock you would like. There is a sizing chart that includes sizes from 18 months to six years, sock size, and American shoe size around the middle of the page, which makes it simple to decide exactly what size sock to get for your child. When selecting the socks, simply use the drop down menu to choose the size and color and then select the quantity you would like to purchase.

At the bottom of the page, you are able to read customer reviews of the products offered. For more information, see We Love Colors.