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  • Proposal Tips ~ Make Sure She Says "YES"

     

    You've found your true love and now you are ready to propose. Since this will no doubt be one of the most important moments in both of your lives, you'll want to make your proposal, sweet, memorable and unforgettable! How can you do that? What's the first step? How can you ensure that she will think your proposal is as special as you want it to be? On the Charming Chick blog today, we have some tips to share with you that can answer those questions and have you feeling confident that your proposal will be one in a million.

     

    Tips

     

    1. Make sure you have found the right person!

    Marrying the right person has a huge impact on your overall happiness. Just because you love someone doesn't automatically make them the perfect life-mate, so you'll want to make sure you spend some time discussing some very important questions such as finances, children, parenting, religion, goals, dreams and much more. This is the person who is going to see you through every season of life -- for the rest of your life and if you disagree on some of the really important issues, it can cause a lot of conflict and perhaps even resentment, so choose wisely.

     

    2. Talk to Her Daddy (or Grandfather)

    It may seem old fashioned but you can still score major points with your future in-laws if you ask your soon to be  father-in-law for his daughter's hand in marriage. Of course, the decision is ultimately up to her but seeking her father's approval can mean a lot to the entire family, especially if your girlfriend has a very close relationship with her father. It's very hard for some dads to see their little girl grow up but knowing that she will be committed to a respectful man who will love and protect her will make him feel much better.

     

    3. Pick out a Nice Ring

    Nice doesn't always have to mean expensive, it means doing your homework about how to buy a diamond (and/or colored gemstones), paying attention to what she likes in the way of jewelry and sneakily finding out her ring size. Pay attention to what kind of jewelry she wears; does she prefer white or yellow metals? Does she have any allergies to certain metal types? Does she like big, eye-catching creations or a simple and understated look? Just paying attention to what she points out and talks about is huge. Talking to one of her girlfriends can be an excellent way to know exactly what she has been wishing for.

     

    4. Be Creative and Make it Meaningful 

    Your proposal doesn't have to include elaborate fireworks or a private island -- unless you want it to. It just has to be romantic and meaningful. Just a word of advice; even though you may be the biggest Dallas Mavericks fan and your dream is to have your proposal in lights on the big screen, doesn't mean she shares the same desire. Doing a fun scavenger hunt, a hike to one of your favorite spots, dinner at your favorite restaurant (or one she's been dying to go to), etc. can be wonderful. If you really know what she loves and adores, it should be fairly simple to think of something she will remember forever!

     

    5. Practice, Practice, Practice

    Oh sure you may feel a little silly spilling out all of the reasons you love your girlfriend and why you want her to make you the happiest man in the world to your own mirrored reflection BUT you will feel much more confident writing out what you want to say and then practice saying it. Some men like to just play it by ear and express their love from the heart at the moment they propose. I think this is a wonderfully romantic idea and can be very effective but at least taking some time to consider what you want to say can help so when nerves overtake you, you can hopefully remember your list. If you don't want to sound rehearsed don't worry about the practice but writing them down can be very helpful.

     

     

  • Sterling Silver Easter Gifts for the Ones You Love


    Sterling Silver Enamel Easter Egg
    Every Day Low Price ~ ONLY $14.99

     

    Easter is just a few weeks away and at Charming Chick we have some wonderful gifts that would fit perfectly in that Easter basket for a special someone. The Sterling Silver Enameled Easter Egg pictures above is one of our most popular gifts. The vibrant spring colors make this an especially fun gift. The charm features an Easter bunny and other springtime embellishments. The egg is hollow in the back to make it lighter weight and comfortable to wear.

     

     

    Christian Bless This Child Wall Plaque
    Every Day Low Price -- ONLY $9.99 

     

    So this next Easter gift isn't sterling silver, but it is cute and very appropriated so I just had to feature it. Since Easter is also a time for renewal, with that comes baptisms and Christenings. This Christian Bless this Child Cross Wall Plaque makes and absolutely perfect keepsake for a child who is being baptized. Easily hangs on the wall near the child's crib, bed or anywhere in his room. The cross features cute blue and green polka dot design and measures 6 inches in length.

     

     

     

    Turquoise Sterling Silver Cross Charm
    Every Day Low Price ~ ONLY $12.99

     

    Another special Easter gift that you can give is this beautiful and ornate cross. It is crafted of sterling silver and has turquoise on one side and an intricate design on the other. This cross measures .5 inches and attaches easily to bracelets, anklets, necklaces and more and makes a beautiful baptism or confirmation gift.

     

     

     

     

    Sterling Silver Pearl Bunny Pendant
    Every Day Low Price ~ ONLY $18.99

     

    This adorable Sterling Silver Pearl Pendant is the last item we will be featuring on the blog today.  The pendant features two freshwater pearls and it is absolutely eye-catching as a necklace or attached to a bracelet. The pendant measures 23mm long and the larger pearl is 6mm in diameter.

     

     

     

     

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  • Valentine's Day Heart Gifts ~ Lovely, Charming and Unique

    Pink CZ Heart Pendant 

     

     

     

     

     

    Valentine's Day shopping is simple at Charming Chick. We have all of our most popular Valentine's Day Gifts is one easy location. All of the items featured on the blog today are for women but if you are looking for gifts for the man in your life,we do have a fantastic selection of men's gifts available as well. Be sure to shop early so you receive your Valentine's gifts in plenty of time. Also, if you are interested in saving money, follow us on Twitter @Charming_Chick to find out about our best sales and find out about Twitter-only coupon codes (psssst: we have one of those going on right now for free saver shipping, so hop over to our twitter page and check it out).

     

     

     

     

     

    This gorgeous Floating Sterling Silver Heart Pendant is a perfect Valentine's Day gift for any lady on your list. Your girlfriend, fiancee, wife, daughter, or mother would be delighted to receive this versatile heart pendant. This pendant is one of our most popular heart necklaces and  the floating heart is also a hot trend right now in jewelry fashion. It's different than a traditional pendant that uses a bail; instead the chain is threaded right through the middle of the pendant -- the heart floats effortlessly along the chain.

     

     

     

    Another great Valentine's Day gift is this  Sterling Silver Monogram Heart Necklace. It is finely crafted and personalized just for your sweet Valentine. It's absolutely stunning and will quickly become a well worn favorite piece of jewelry. Each time your lovely lady puts this necklace on she will be reminded of your generosity and love.

     

     

     

    This sterling silver Be Mine Valentine Charm is a fantastic Valentine's Day gift for any one on your list. It makes the perfect gift for an establish loving relationship, a new relationship or even a sweet way to let the girl of your dreams know that you'd love it if she would be yours. This heart charm is crafted of genuine .925 sterling silver.

     

     

     

     

     

    The last Valentine's Day gift item that we are featuring today is this vibrant enameled heart charm. This Stacked Hearts Valentine's Day Charm is plain silver colored on one side and has red, pink and white enamel on the front. The design has three hearts stacked, with wavy edges. Measures about 0.75 of an inch tall including bail. It also features a link so that you can easily attach it to any necklace, bracelet, anklet, earrings, etc.

     

  • Valentine's Day Gifts ~ Shop NOW and Save!

     

    Reg. Price $139.99 ~ On Sale NOW for only $99
     Hurry, this offer ends on 01/31/2012!

     

    If you are ready to get a jump start on your Valentine's Day shopping at Charming Chick can save you money! We have several items that make perfect Valentine's Day gifts BUT the sale prices on all of the items featured on the blog today end this Tuesday January 31st. Also be sure to follow us on twitter @Charming_Chick to get twitter-only coupon codes. We have one going through February 5th, 2012 for F*R*E*E Saver Shipping, so hop on over there, follow us and get the code.

     

    While looking for Valentine's Day gifts you'll really want to consider this fab deal! Our Sterling Silver Monogram necklace - pictured above - is one of our most popular items. The price has been drastically reduced and the offer ends January 31st. It is crafted of genuine sterling silver and can be personalized just for your Valentine! Available in 3 necklace lengths and two monogram sizes. Small monogram measures 0.75 inches tall and a little over 1 inch wide (width does vary a bit depending on the letters). The large monogram measures 1.75 inches tall and 1.75 inches wide (width does vary a bit depending on the letters).

     

     

    Regular Price 18.99 ~ On Sale NOW for only $16.99
    Hurry, this offer ends on 01/31/2012

     

    These handsome cuff links would make an ideal Valentine's Day gifts for any special man in your life. They are classic, elegant and very stylish. The monogram on the front is a nice personalized touch which every gentleman can appreciate. Each cuff link measures 3/4 of an inch in diameter. May be engraved with three block initials at no additional cost.  Please allow one week for personalization.

     

     

     

    Regular Price $23.99 ~ On Sale NOW for only $16.99
    Hurry, this offer ends on 01/31/2012

    The last item we are featuring on the blog today is this adorable Swarovski Crystal Personalized Girl's bracelet. If you have a little girl on your Valentine's Day list, she will be delighted to receive this darling bracelet. Each Swarovski crystal is faceted to catch the light just right and the silver-plated flower charm can be engraved with her initial. This is an item she will absolutely love to wear. The bracelet measures 5.75 inches in length.

     

    Be sure to visit our website to view more of our most popular Valentine's Day gifts!

  • Do You Love Deals ~ Save Money at Charming Chick

    Do you love a great deal? Would you like to receive coupon codes that you could use towards purchasing gifts, jewelry, totes, purses, wedding items, sorority jewelry and all the other wonderful items we have here at Charming Chick? Then we have great news for you! To be "in the know" you just need to do two simple things.

     

     

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    If you ""like" Charming Chick on Facebook you will hear about our newest products, receive Facebook only  discounts, and find out about all the great things going on at CharmingChick.com. If you live in the Forney, TX area you will also find out all about our in-store specials and promotions. All of our blog posts show up on Facebook as well. On our blog we work hard to provide tips, information, and facts related to fashion, jewelry, weddings, parenting and more. Would you like to see a post on a specific topic? GREAT! Comment on this post or give us a shout out on our Facebook wall and tell us what you'd like to see next.

     

     

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  • Wedding Love Letter Ceremony


      Wedding Love Letter Ceremony Box Set 

    If you want to add something to your wedding that is special, deeply meaningful, and will serve as a constant reminder of your love and committment for years to come -- then a Wedding Love Letter Box, might be just what you have been searching for. It is used in a ceremony, which is performed either during your wedding, or sometimes at the reception. Couples who choose the Love Letter ceremony, do so because of it's very personal and romantic nature.  

      

     

     

      

    What is a Wedding Love Letter Ceremony? 

      

    Before the Wedding the bride and groom write love letters to one another. These letters lovingly express all of the things they adore about each other, and why they are choosing them - above all others - to spend the rest of their life with. The box set includes elegant stationary for the bride and groom to write their special messages. The letters are then placed in the envelopes and sealed. They are later exchanged during the Love Letter Ceremony -- but not opened at that time. 

      


    Wedding Love Letter Box can be Personalized
    with your names and Wedding Date
     

      

    Here is some sample wording for the Wedding Letter Ceremony, which I found on the Things Festive Wedding Blog: 

      

    Sample Wording for the Ceremony
     

      

     

     

    Officiant: _____ and _____ have chosen as a couple to perform a Love Letter ceremony.
    This box contains a bottle of wine (or whatever beverage), two glasses, and a love letter from each to the other.   The letters describe the good qualities they find in one another, the reasons they fell in love, and their reasons for choosing to marry.   The letters are sealed in individual envelopes and they have not seen what the other has written.

      

    I recommend that you keep the box in a place of honor prominently displayed in your home as a constant reminder of your commitment to each other. 

    Officiant: _____ and _____ should you ever find your marriage enduring insurmountable hardships, you are to as a couple, open this box, sit and drink the wine (or other beverage) together, then separate and read the letters you wrote to one another when you were united as a couple in marriage.   By reading these love letters you will reflect upon the reasons you fell in love and chose to marry each other here today. 

    The hope is, however, that you will never have a reason to open this box.   And if this is the case, you are to open this box to share and enjoy on your 5th wedding anniversary! 

    Officiant: _____ and _____, you may now lock the box.

      

     

     

    It is important for couples to display their Love Letter Box in a place where they will see it everyday. This is a constant reminder of their deep love and devotion to one another. During this time, if they ever hit a rough patch - or a time when they doubt their love for one another - they should open the box, share the wine (or beverage that is in the box) and finally open the letters. If the couple doesn't find that they need to open the letters sooner than the 5th anniversary is the traditional time to do. Of course, this is up to the couple and they can wait even longer if they wish.
     
     
     
    This Wedding Love Letter Ceremony Box Set includes:
    -Walnut Veneer Wine Box with Lock
    -1 Pair Wine Goblets
    -Exclusive Stationery for Bride and Groom
    -Example Ceremony Wording and Instructions
    -Feather quill charm different from photograph
     
    Wine Not Included. Can be personalized for a small fee.

  • Valentine's Day -- Spoil your Sweetheart

     

    Sterling Silver Amethyst Heart Necklace

    Valentine's Day is just around the corner and the good news is -- there is still time left to order! Nothing says Valentine's Day quite like hearts. At Charming Chick we have some stylish heart jewelry that you can spoil your sweetie with, this holiday!

    Our Eternal Love Intertwined Heart necklace - will make the perfect gift for your love - this Valentine's Day. The symbol of the intertwined hearts tells her you mean -- forever. This necklace is finely crafted in .925 sterling silver and is an elegant and timeless piece of jewelry. It will be cherished for many years to come. The necklace is not only a beautiful and meaningful gift; it is so versatile that it can be worn dressed up or dressed down. This stunning piece is 17 inches long, which means it falls just perfectly for most necklines.

    Do you need something special and meaningful. Something that really says how much you care? Do you need it fast? Well, we have just the thing. The Be Mine Forever Heart necklace is just the item you have been searching for. It is the perfect gift for Valentine's Day! This cute silver-toned heart cluster hangs sweetly from a durable sterling silver box chain and is 16 inches long. The best part is, is that it ships in just 24 hours. There are only a few left -- so order soon.

    This sterling silver Heart Band makes a fantastic gift  for Valentine's Day -- or any day. It is high polished for maximum shine  and is 9mm wide. This is a great quality, eye-catching piece of jewelry. Your sweetie is sure to love this ring and wear it everyday. You can be sure that she'll think of you every time she looks down at her hand.

    Give her the key to your heart this Valentine's Day, with a lovely sterling silver Key Locket. This thoughtful gift will really show her how much you care and appreciate all she does. It really says "I love you!"

      

    For more Valentine's Day gift ideas visit the Charming Chick web site today!

  • Budget Valentine's Day Date Ideas

    Trying to decide what to do with your Someone Special this Valentine's Day?  If you're on a budget, here's some Valentine's Day date ideas that won't leave you broke:

    • Stay in!  Cook a new meal together, cozy up to the fire, play a game, or watch a favorite movie.  Just be sure to head to the grocery store ahead of time so that you'll have everything you need for a carefree meal.
    • Do something to celebrate a common interest that attracted you two to each other in the beginning.  Love art? Head to an art museum.  Like action movies?  Rent a favorite or catch a matinee at a movie theater.
    • If  the weather is nice in your area, go on a picnic at a local park.  You can even grab pre-made sandwiches at a grocery store or fast food restaurant so that you don't even have to pack your picnic basket.
    • Plan a weekend trip somewhere close.  Even just a nice hotel on the other side of town can seem like a vacation.  You can order room service for the price of a restaurant, but have more privacy.

    Looking for more Valentine's Day date ideas?  You might find these articles interesting:

    http://dating-advice.suite101.com/article.cfm/valentines_day_date_ideas

    http://www.coolestdates.com/valentines_day_ideas%5B25-29%5D.htm

    http://www.nbcsandiego.com/around_town/the_scene/17-Valentines-Day-Date-Ideas.html

    http://www.stvalentinesday.org/valentines-day-dating.html

    http://www.theromantic.com/stories/valentines/main.htm

  • Valentine's Day Facts

    We all love Valentine's Day, but here's a couple of fast facts about Valentine's Day that you may not already know:

    • Valentine's Day is named after several early Christian martyrs named Valentine
    • No romantic elements are present in the original early medieval biographies of either of these martyrs
    • The first mass-produced valentines of embossed paper lace were produced and sold shortly after 1847 by Esther Howland of Massachusetts
    • Approximately one billion valentines are sent each year worldwide

    For some of my favorite Valentine's Day jewelry, click the pictures below:

    Be My Valentine Charm Light Pink Heart Cord Bracelet Sterling Silver Heart Ring

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