Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Planning fabulous events gives us at WGIC the wonderful opportunity to exercise and express our creative sides.  And as much as I love, before yesterday it never dawned on me to put some of the items I've created for said fabulous events up on the equally fabulous site.

Well that all changed when I was rummaging through a storage closet yesterday and came across a few extra letters I created for Nayomi's First Birthday Party last Spring.  Because the letters make great, personalized favors for any child's birthday party we decided to make them available to everyone!  Visit our new 'Store' and view our Lovely Letters at to personalize your very own.

Don't have a birthday party coming up - don't worry - you can spell out your child's name for their bedroom/bathroom/playroom, spell your Family Name on the mantel or have just a first initial hanging from a bedroom door.

They're great for all over the house!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Love from the Thumb

I cannot stress how much I LOVE these guest book ideas. Holy Moly, cute!  I found these via and what a great way to change up the boring (albiet, traditional) old guest books that usually end up sitting on a shelf collecting dust.

Just can't get enough!

Two ways to buy: (1) As a Kit: includes a small tree print (of any deisign), a 4 pad ink set, customized display box, a fine tip marker, as well as a "Love Your Family Wreath" (Perfect for a shower or after wedding brunch!) - starting at $50.00 or (2) Just a Tree, starting at just $23.00. 

All trees printed on 30# paper, unless otherwise specified (see below!).

Kits inclue 4-pack Ink Set and fine tip marker

Small, Medium and Large sizes available
Love birds!! Sitting in a tree. CUTE!

Actual piece of wood, not paper - awesome!

Room for 50-100 Names, depending on how much you sqwish!

The best part is, instead of throwing a book on a shelf, you can frame these peices of 'art love' for everyone to see and for you and your significant other to admire for years to come. If purchased with a kit, Ricky and Ashley will aslo send you a 'how to' on how to frame your beautiful tree.

Check out all the styles, sizes and photos on via Love from the Thumb.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Happy Casimir Pulaski Day!

As some of you may already know today is Casimir Pulaski Day, which honors a man who is considered a war hero in both the United States and in Poland.

We decided to share some background/info/stats/interesting information about Mr. Casimir Pulaski and his Special Day:

*Casimir Pulaski Day was declared in 1997 by the Illinois General Assembly

*The holiday is celebrated on the first Monday in March

*The holiday seeks to honor the heritage of Polish-Americans

*Chicago has the largest Polish population outside of Warsaw

*Casimir was believed to have been the person who saved General George Washington’s life in 1777.

*Casimir is known for his contributions to the U.S. military in the American Revolution by training its soldiers and cavalry.

*Pulaski died from wounds suffered at the Siege of Savannah on October 9, 1779.

*Chicago Public Schools, Cook County government offices, the Chicago Public Library, Springfield Public Schools, and state-wide public and private schools close on this holiday.

Hope all the chilies enjoyed their day off! Happy Pulaski Day y'all!