25 Aug

A Very Special Order

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A Very Special Order

Earlier this summer I received an inquiry on crystalling a kitchen appliance. Immediately I thought hmm, KitchenAid Mixer??  I replied to receive the details and found it was a KitchenAid Mixer! A pink one at that (my FAVORITE color I swear!).  Not only was this going to be the biggest project I’ve ever worked on, it would also be on tv. That’s more...

25 Mar

The Preppy Polka Dot – Custom Wine Glass Giveaway!

Posted by Melissa Categories: giveaway
The Preppy Polka Dot - Custom Wine Glass Giveaway!

The contest is over and congrats to Mary Ann for winning! She chose black writing with a lime green ring! Beautiful! And as a special gift, The Preppy Polka Dot will be offering BDD readers a special 15% off for a week! Enter “BDD15″ at checkout to see your savings. Happy Shopping!  Hi ladies!!! Hope you’re enjoying the spring weather more...

11 Mar

Redbook Magazine – Inspiration {feature}

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Redbook Magazine - Inspiration {feature}

I am shocked all the time with how much love the Bling Mixer gets online – from the amount of traffic on this site, as to the many pins & repins of it on Pinterest (are you following me?).  On my way to pick up my daughter after work, my phone rang and I picked it up even though I had no idea who was on the other end. Imagine my surprise more...

18 Feb

A Very Bling First Birthday

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A Very Bling First Birthday

Before I had Aubrey, I had decided to create a special bling cake topper for her to have on her birthdays.  I used the letter in my maternity shoot: And then I had used it on my diaper cake at my family shower: And after she was born, it was tucked safely in her room until it was time for her first birthday. I started planning her party around the more...

28 Jan

Bling Mixers – Photoshoot

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Bling Mixers - Photoshoot

Many moons ago, I had wrapped up 2 pink mixers (and tweeted quite a bit and blogged about the Dueling Pink Mixers) Before they were shipped off, I did a quick photoshoot with Nitasha at her family’s home.  Her family is amazing and her mom, Roma runs Tools of Growth (great parenting site!). Their kitchen is beautiful and I was so excited that more...

17 Jan

Prestige Singapore Christmas Wishlist {Feature}

Posted by Melissa Categories: feature
Prestige Singapore Christmas Wishlist {Feature}

Last year I was contacted by Prestige Magazine’s Singapore office to feature one of the beautiful Bling Mixers for their holiday magazine. WOW! I was stunned and so humbled.  I sent over some images and waited patiently for word to come back as to when it would be printed.  I received the pdf version and was so happy to see the Raspberry Ice more...

14 Jan

Real Bride {Stephanee}

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Real Bride {Stephanee}

With all the cake toppers I’ve made over the past years, there’s always overlap with some of the awesome wedding professionals I’ve met (online or in person) and I love when we’re able to collaborate again and “work together” on another wedding!  Vanessa from V3 Weddings & Events is a wonderful wedding coordinator more...

19 Dec

Real Bride {Malerie}

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Real Bride {Malerie}

Sometimes I’m amazed at how small a world is, and how people find me.  Malerie emailed me earlier this year inquiring on some bling for her wedding cake (And when you see her wedding, you’ll know it was a must have!)  At the end of her email, she told me that she was referred from a coworker, Gretchen, who was my teacher in elementary more...

17 Dec

Real Bride {Lisa}

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Real Bride {Lisa}

Lisa and her husband, Benny, were married earlier this year and have made a splash on the web with quite a few features from their special day! They were featured on Elegant Wedding and My Hotel Wedding.  I’m glad to be able to share the photos from Pickerill Creative!  I love getting a glimpse into the style of each of my brides.  While the more...

03 Dec

Bling Diva Designs on SCV Today

Posted by Melissa Categories: feature

In my town, we have a news show that airs online and on the local access channel that serves as a great opportunity to speak about things going on in our community as well as local businesses and their awesome products.  A little while ago I was invited back to SCV Today (I recently had been on in the summer to promote my other business – Bubbalooch more...

22 Nov

Thanksgiving Thankfulness

Posted by Melissa Categories: blog

Just a quick post – Happy Thanksgiving to everyone today! I hope that you’re surrounded with family, friends, anyone you love.  Sure today is a day to stuff yourself silly, the official kick-start to the holiday meals, and preparing yourself for some Black Friday sales.  But remember to take a moment and reflect what you’re thankful more...