Thursday, December 30, 2010
Pages of tips, ideas and activities to help you develop and be comfortable with your own personal style in 2011.
The 21-page kit includes a 12 month calendar, wardrobe inventory pages, lined writing pages and more.
If you would like your copy, please write to
firstname.lastname@example.org and request the Style Calendar
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
write to us at
email@example.com to receive this free gift as a PDF file.
Have a Fun and Fantastic 2011
the Shy Socialites
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
It is also a great time to start thinking about the 2011 season color palettes! Here at the Shy Socialites laboratories, one of our favorite things is playing with color, mixing, matching and concocting until we are giddy!
These 2 inch circles attached to toothpicks or craft sticks will add some of the plum perfection to your party table!
Look for more plum perfect merchandise this week!
Click to enlarge, right click and save image or write to us for the PDF file
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
We will combine our talents and creativity to come up with something wonderful! In celebration, here is a free print-at-home box for you to try!
Saturday, December 4, 2010
2-Because you will find up to the minute tips and ideas for your next shindig, soiree, or just for everyday,
3-Because you are our guest there, not a fan or liker or anything like that, our invited, adored and honor guest.
4-Because we want to talk to you and that is a great place to talk.
5-Because usually Bobbie, Daisy, Strafe or Davenport will be keeping an eye on the place (at least one of us) and we can send a text to whoever you are trying to get ahold of.
6-Because it will make Daisy squeal and hop around like a bunny who just ate a candy-cane.
7-Because Strafe and Davenport are really cute
8-Because Bobbie and Daisy are really cute.
9-Because we are asking, please :)
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Questions about decorating or party planning?
contact Bobbie or Daisy
Questions about cooking and menu planning?
contact Chef Davenport
Questions about party location, travel and games?
In honor of those two fabulous gifts, we have created two gifts for you. First for comfort these "comfort and joy tags" - use a standard single hole punch and ribbon to tie one to a bottle of wine (comfort and joy, and for great wine gift ideas, ask Bobbie) a container of hot cocoa-mix, or perhaps something warm and comforting like a hand-knit scarf or mittens. To help create joy, these 1 inch mint-candy circles- punch them out with a one inch punch (need one? You can get one at a craft store like Micheal's, or you can order one here) you can even cut them out with scissors if you like. Scatter these little bit of joy everywhere, hang them from your tree, make a garland, toss them in the air like confetti, we do not mind, do whatever you wish, as long as it brings joy!
Some of you may be looking at these thinking...hey that is the Peppermint and Spearmint collection, and you would be right! Bobbie an I are working on your fantastic party set as I type (Okay Bobbie is, I am typing). We still do not have a winning theme set chosen, so if you have not voted yet, please do (click here for a quick trip to the choices), and get a FREE gift for voting!
To get your Comfort and Joy set, our gift to you, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to talk to Bobbie or myself personally? You can write to us at
Let's make this blog-a-zine fun and interactive, share a post here about something that brings you comfort or joy or both!
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
So here they are a gift from World Label to you, that is right these are FREE downloads. Be sure to leave a comment thanking World Label, because saying "thank you" is the swell thing to do. (and it would not hurt to say you would like to see more from the Shy Socialites), and use these fun labels and favors to make your Christmas gifts snazzy AND swank!
Monday, November 29, 2010
How do you vote?
It is easy.
1-leave a message here saying if you prefer peppy-peppermint or stylish-spearmint.
2-write to email@example.com and let us know if you would like the "Spearmint Gift" or "Peppermint Gift", also let us know what letter you would like for your monograms and the name you would like on the card (some options are just a first name, first and last, "the name here family", so on and so forth), and we will send you your set of choice.
3-We will count your votes until December 7, 2010, once we have a winning theme, the Shy Socialite will create a print-at-home party set, our gift to you, so you can throw a mint-candy Shy Socialites party yourself! If you voted, by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org and requesting a set, you will be sent the party set automatically!
See, simple. So hurry up and help the Shy Socialites choose their party theme!
*Note-the text used to create your set will vary, we are very creative and it will look fabulous!
Friday, November 26, 2010
You can find a lovely selection of stationery at the Shy Socialites Shop, something is sure to tickle your fancy!
Also, you can print your own at home, with this lovely gift we have created just you, a geometric Christmas print in lively reds and greens.
Contact us by December 8, 2010, let us know if you prefer New Roman Times or Edwardian Script, which letter you would like, and we will email you 2-page PDF, great for keeping in tough this Holiday season, and our way of saying thank you for reading our blog-a-zine!
Why not comment below and let us know about a time when a hand-written note made your day!
contact email email@example.com
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
A free gift from your friends,
Saturday, October 30, 2010
We are looking for 10 readers who would like a paper-kit mailed to them and 5 readers who woudl like a digital kit emailed to them. In return we are asking you to answer a questionnaire evaluating this snazzy set.
Interested? Write to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know which you prefer. We will get back to you if you are chosen.
Daisy, Bobbie, Marina, Strafe, Davenport and Les-the Shy Socialites!
Monday, October 25, 2010
Greet your guests with whimsical pumpkin planters on your porch steps or make bring them inside and add that wow factor to your dinning room table scape at your next autumn dinner party. And its so simple to do, here's how...
1.)Gather up some seasonal flowers from your local garden center or supermarket. Keep them in the containers you purchase them in.
2.)Find some pumpkins big enough to accommodate your flower containers.
3.)Cut an opening in the top of your pumpkin just big enough to fit your flower containers and scoop out the pumpkin guts and seeds (save those seeds for roasting!) Drill or carve a small hole in the bottom of the pumpkin for water drainage.
4.)Drop your flowers (still in the container) into the pumpkin, if they sit too low you can use rocks, crumbled newspaper or packing peanuts in the bottom to give your flowers a boost. Voila!
Pumpkins will last longer if kept out of direct sunlight.
You can fill the pumpkins with potting soil and just plant the entire arrangement (pumpkin and all) in the ground once the pumpkin starts to rot, although this method does not last as long as the pumpkin will start to decompose from the soil.
Use a variety of flowers and leaves such as drapey vines, tall wispy grasses and colorful flowers.
Paint or draw faces on your pumpkin for a Halloween flair. Group several pumpkin planters together for a bold look.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Hosting your own Fashion swap can be easy and a lot of fun. Here are some tips to make your swap a success:
- Send out invitations a few weeks in advance. Keep a list of the people who rsvp and call them a day or two before the party as a friendly reminder
- This type of gathering can work well with just a few of your closest friends or if you've got room you can invite as many people as you wish. Just make sure you have plenty of space for all those clothes!
- Serve cocktails and appetizers. Or make it a potluck and have everyone bring a dish of their favorite bites.
- Make it a formal affair if you choose. Ladies love to dress up, however sweatpants, t-shirts and comfy attire are easier to change clothes in so keep this in mind if you decide to set a dress code.
- Have a few dressing "areas" set up around your house. Bedrooms and bathrooms work well of course but you can also set up a folding screen in your living room. Make sure you have at least one full length mirror available.
- If you want to make the exchange fair, hand out tickets or pennies to your guests when they arrive. Give 1 ticket for each item of clothing they bring. 1 ticket is good for 1 exchange. 2 or 3 tickets may be given for high end designer labels.
- Have separate piles for different types of items ie: tops, bottoms, shoes, accessories.
- After socializing and having a few cocktails its shopping time! Have everyone dive into the piles and pick out their favorite items. You can all go at it at once or you can pick names out of a hat and shop in an orderly fashion. However you do it you're sure to have a blast. Have a fashion show to show of your new looks.
- Donate leftover clothing to a women's shelter, goodwill or other charity.
These parties are a hit every time and a fun way to trade out your unworn clothing for FREE! Host a party when the seasons change or whenever you think your closet could use an update.