If you read my last post, you already know that I ordered myself a completely customized iPhone 6 case from Zazzle. Well, it arrived today, and I am super excited to share with you how impressed I am with this case.
For starters, the packaging was unique and professional and included two stickers with info-graphics about the company that manufacturers these cases, Carved. That little added personal touch just made opening the package that much more exciting.
"Unique and Professional packaging"
"Wood Grain adds a sophisticated, modern touch"
While Zazzle offers many different types of case options, I ultimately chose the 'Carved' Cherry wood grain case with bumper for style and protection. The case is extremely durable with a black bumper encircling the entire case. I really love the subtle texture on the sides of the bumper which is extremely helpful when gripping the case. If you are clumsy like me, and have the tendency to drop things, this will definitely come in handy.
The custom image that I chose to be applied to the wood-grain case was perfectly printed without flaw. You can see in the close-up photo the actual thickness of the image printing, which is quite impressive. This tells me that the image is not likely to wear off.
"Not too bulky, with just the right amount of protection for your iPhone"
The real wood grain behind the image adds a sophisticated, modern touch. The inside of the case is all-black with printed signatures of what I assume to be the founders of 'Carved', the makers of the case. I have ordered several other brands of iPhone cases in the past, ranging from $10 cases up to $75+. I can definitely say that this case feels sturdy and well made; well worth the price point. It isn't too bulky, but has just the right amount of reinforcement to protect your iPhone 6. Even though I don't have my iPhone 6 yet to fit into the case, I know that I'm going to love it!
Don't believe me? Try it out for yourself. Visit Zazzle to customize one of the many options available for your custom iPhone 6 case.
I must admit I already have Christmas shopping on the brain. I know, I know, it's only mid September, but it's never too early to start. I came across the perfect gift for all of the 'techie' members of my family. With Apple's recent announcement of the brand new, bigger, better iPhone 6 - this will be the must-have gadget of the season. And what is the perfect way to accessorize a new gadget?
A Personalized, Durable, & Affordable iPhone 6 Case from Zazzle. Customization could not be easier, just follow the simple steps below:
Choose Your Style
My favorite thing about this iPhone 6 case is the unlimited possibilities. First, you have the option of several different types of cases depending on your need. Some prefer thin and sleek; some prefer tough as nails; some prefer a trend-setting look. There is an option for everyone, so make your selection.
Imagine, any image or text that you want, printed right on the case. There truly are unlimited possibilities. I decided to go ahead and customize a case for myself. The process is so easy; simply upload your image directly to the case and add any additional text. Here is what the design interface looks like in the Zazzle store.
I decided to add a black Aztec pattern that I created myself in Photoshop. I love how the wood grain shows through the image for added texture. Did I mention there are 3 different wood color options: Maple, Cherry, & Walnut.
Once you get everything how you want it, simply 'Add to Cart'. Zazzle is already accepting pre-orders so that you can get your case just as soon as your new iPhone arrives.
Right now you can even save $6 off your pre-order case by using the promotional code below:
I've already got mine ordered, what are you waiting for? Get started customizing your case by following the link below:
Need some help to get your creative juices flowing? Check out some of these pre-made custom cases below.
Stay tuned... I will post an update once I receive my case!
Outdoor Wedding Do's and Don'ts
DO have a back-up plan.
Let’s face it… WEATHER HAPPENS! I myself had planned for an outdoor beach wedding. A day before the wedding we ended up moving the entire ceremony up a day to avoid a monsoon of a storm. I am thankful that we did this to preserve my beach wedding, but in hindsight we could have done some things to make it a bit easier on ourselves.
DO double check the RULES
I reserved the appropriate quantity of clear glass china, place settings, and bar ware for our outdoor wedding reception. BUT, when we arrived at the venue, we were informed that NO GLASS was allowed in the patio area because of the liability and safety concerns of broken glass. What was I to do…. Run out and purchase a bunch of Dixie cups and paper plates??? Do you see my point. Double, Triple check with the venue to make sure there are no special restrictions. If no glass is allowed, consider attractive hard plastic plates and glasses. If you haven’t thought about it until the day of the event, you might just be stuck with those paper plates!
· Is glass dinner ware allowed?
· Can we have open-flame (candles, fire pit, tiki torches, etc…)
· Will there be electrical outlets accessible to the venue (if required)
· ASSUME NOTHING!
DO be flexible!
DON’T expect perfect hair.
It really doesn't matter what type of hair you have, nature’s elements will inevitably have some affect on your gorgeous locks. Please keep this in mind when selecting your bridal hair style. Consider that it might be windy, rainy, or humid… or all of the above. In my opinion, an up-do with lots of hair-spray is the best way to combat the elements and maintain your look throughout the ceremony. Of course I didn't take my own advice, I thought that long flowing beach-curls would be dreamy. Sure, they were dreamy until I stepped outside and the curls fell flat to my head. Thank heavens for the veil and the wind!
DO Be considerate of your guests
Sound has the tendency to dissipate very quickly outdoors. In other words, your guests may not be able to hear a word of your wedding ceremony or vows. Consider having some sort of microphone or other amplification device so that you can share your joy with the entire audience. This is also very important if you are having someone film your wedding ceremony. They will probably want to mic. the minister or person officiating the ceremony in order to capture all of the details.
And finally, to reiterate the most important of these listed... BE FLEXIBLE!
Former bride, current wife, future mother sharing some of life's wisdom.