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  1. Since I have already sent out STD's, including a "welcome" with all of our TA information and such, is it ok to include a passport reminder on a business card size printed piece of paper? And then send a welcome letter with a luggage tage closer to the date?
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    Another yummy!

    I also tried this one that I found.....It's very simple, and it cooks in the crock pot all day...then just had some whole grain rice with it......We really liked it....including the kids! Enjoy! Crockpot Peking Pork Chops (7 Points) 6 pork chops, about 1" thick 1/4 c. brown sugar 1 t. ground ginger 1/2 c. soy sauce 1/4 c. ketchup 1-2 cloves garlic, mashed salt & pepper, to taste Trim excess fat from pork chops. Place pork chops in crockpot. Combine brown sugar, ground ginger, soy sauce, ketchup, garlic, salt & pepper. Pour mixture over meat in crockpot. Cook, covered, on low for 4 to 6 hours, or until tender. Season with: salt & pepper (optional) Serve with: steamed white rice (we like jasmine rice) and/or Chinese noodles Notes: Makes 6 servings. This works well with pork steaks too. If you use pork chops you get 6 @ 7 pts. I you use pork loin chops, it knocks it down to 4 pnts per serv. I made it with chicken thighs and it comes in at 3 pts.
  3. Ok, I have been researching the idea of doing cup cakes instead of cake, and having them put into individual cake boxes with our logo on the box with ribbon. Then they are going to be set as place cards on each plate and used as a wedding "favor". Nothing i do is traditional if you can't already tell! Do you think that this is a good idea?? I just figured out that they are getting wonderful OOT bags, and people are going to be partying anyway...then this way, they can take it back to their room and eat it when they want! Now, I"m just trying to research cupcake ideas... I found these cupcake boxes at michaels yesterday(they are actallly online as well) They are bright pink stripes.... with cupcake paper to match. Just trying to figure out if I should do "jumbo" size or will a professional standard size cupcake look look right. Help!
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    New yummy recipe!

    Just wanted to let you all know about this yummy recipe that i found for WW. My kids loved it, and we had left overs for a few days..... (I used a rotisserie sp? chicken instead) ENJOY!!!!! Doritos Chicken Casserole Points 6 Serves 8 Ingredients 2 cup cooked light meat chicken, cubed, shredded, or sliced 16 oz fat-free canned refried beans 10 3/4 oz Campbell's Healthy Request Cream of Chicken Soup 1 10 oz can Ro-Tel Tomatoes 8 oz Doritos Baked Nacho Cheesier Tortilla Chips 1 1/4 oz reduced-sodium taco seasoning 2 cup Kraft 2% Finely Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese Instructions Combine chicken, soup spices & Ro-Tel. Sperad refried beans in the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan. Crush Doritos. Put 1/2 of the Doritos over the refried beans. Layer 1/2 of the meat mixture over the Doritos. Cover with 1 cup of cheese. Put the remaining Doritos on top of the cheese. Then spread the remaning meat mixture. Cover with 1 cup of cheese. Bake @ 350* for 30 minutes.
  5. Hello all, Carly here. I am merging all the "laser hair removal" threads into one, feel free to add your story, opinion, whatever to this thread. I am merging them in the order that they were originally posted. ----------------------------- Anyone ever try this? I have heard that it works just "sometimes". I am very willing to do this becuase we spend so many days out on the lake during the summer, and also for our wedding/honeymoon in October. I really don't want to spend all of the money if it "might" work. What do you think?! If you can share any experiences, it would help make up my mind! Thanks!
  6. Anyone ever done business with Wedding dresses, wedding gowns, wedding dress, bridal gowns, bridal dresses I have seen a few things on there that I'm interested in, but don't trust a lot of the online stores after reading some of the post. Thanks!
  7. For all of you that have already established a wedding website...(or in the process of..) How did you gather all of your information? I saw the post for websites and information....I have already chosen wedding windows, and gotten a start, but now I'm just stuck on wording/information and such for each tab...I guess it takes a lot of research?! I just sent out my save the dates with a welcome letter including the link to our website...Just starting to freak out about it not being finsished!
  8. Ok, so I remember this idea..... They are actually small paint brushes that you can paint in your theme color's and then personalize them....and let your guests use them to dust off their feet after being in the sand! Anyone heard of these? I thought about doing these, and leaving them on the chairs for the ceremony. Whatcha think?
  9. Ok, Now I'm trying to find a bakery in the Cancun area to make my cupcakes and to get pricing....Anyone heard of or used one? Any information will help! thanks!
  10. Hello to all of you! I just wanted to take a second this morning to say hello to all of you from Dreams Cancun! This is the first time i have had 5 seconds to my self with having to entertain or greet! None of you should worry about anything, everything will be fine, and you are def. in good hands here! All 40 of our guests have arrived smoothly, welcome dinner last night, and wedding tomorrow! I will give you full details when i return next week, and promise to start posting pictures for all of see! Have a great weekend, and i will be back in touch..... Hugs, Leigh P.S. Don't watch the weather channel and freak out about the weather because they don't know what the hell they are talking about! It has been nothing but sunshine since we arrived, and nothing to worry about! It's acutally funny if you get a 7 day forcast for cancun..... I just looked at it again and it calls for showers for the next week! P.S.S. Don't freak out about customs Jill, it was very simple... more details to follow!
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    Customs in Mexico - declaring wedding stuff

    Quote: Originally Posted by jilly76 leigh, did you decide how you were packing everything? NO!!! I haven't decided how i'm packing everything yet. I'm actually working on this idea between now and tonight. I do have everything on my list checked off now, and i just have to figure out the packing in them here before i leave wednesday, or just give something for all of the people flying with us wednesday.... Hmmmmm. decisions decisions!!!!
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    Customs in Mexico - declaring wedding stuff

    Quote: Originally Posted by chrisnessa Hi this is what I typed on a regular computer letter size paper. Este artículos no es para la reventa. Estos artículos son para el (last name) boda. These items are not for resale. They are for the (last name) wedding. I have them in every bag items are being packed. If they open our bags this letter will be in there for them to read in Spanish. thank you so much!!!!! I am going to print these tomorrow for all of our bags!!!
  13. LEIGH

    Happy Wedding Leigh and Bryan

    Ahhhh, you guys are the best!!!! My eyes just teared up! We don't leave until Wednesday morning, so i promise to post my pre wedding pictures for you all! I'm not kidding, i've been running non stop for 2 weeks now! FI and I have been running last minute errands all weekend, and now it's time to finally leave!!! Thanks to everyone, pictures to follow soon!
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    Customs in Mexico - declaring wedding stuff

    Quote: Originally Posted by chrisnessa Hi Brides: From what I just read I decided to print in Spanish a paper that I will include in the bags should we need it. Stating that this is not for resale but instead for our wedding. Secondly, it appears if we get a green light grab the largest of the bags with the most stuff and get out of there quickly. Have cash on hand. 100.00 and a baggage guy might just get all of our stuff through. Have all Receipts for each item and make sure they do not exceed 300.00. Separate bulk items into different suitcases/and persons as to not trigger suspension of bag...especially as it goes through security. If any of you have any other ideas please post, especially those more recent brides as I'm sure things change often in Puerto Vallarta customs. TY.... Today is Sept 11, GOD BLESS THOSE WE LOST. Hi! I like the letter idea written in Spanish.... Do you already have one written? If not, where and how are you going to translate the letter? I'm leaving next week, and think this is a wonderful idea. Thanks in advance!
  15. FYI.... I will be leaving on Wednesday morning for Cancun and wanted to offer to take certain pictures, get information, ask certain questions, or anything that might help all of you out!!!! I'm a picture kind of girl and pictures really help me out with decisions and so on. So, if any of you need anything, just make a list.. and i will do what ever it is! (certain angles, day or night etc......) P.s... I will be posting some pictures of all of my crap within the next few days for all of you to look at..... Thanks again for everything~ We leave in 4 days!!!!!
  16. Quote: Originally Posted by Matt Adcock Leigh, WE picked that up at Express I have tons of shirts from there and Banana Republic... love them! Thanks for the shopping tip, and congrats to you both!!!! Yay, got the travel permit!!!! Woooooooooo Hoooooooooooo!
  17. Hello to all~ I'm wondering if anyone has attended or seen a themed dinner that Dreams Cancun offers at the resort.... They have them as a planned activity nightly. I don't know if it would be fun or kind of cheesy?! (Mexican folklore, caribbean theme) Thanks!
  18. Anyone know what the cab fee's are from the Cancun airport into the Hotel district? (Dreams Cancun) And also, how difficult/hectic is it to get to the cabs at the Cancun airport? Thanks again!
  19. Quote: Originally Posted by Galit What a great deal! Do you know anyone who has used this company? I would need transportation for a pretty big group so I want to make sure they are legit I hadn't heard of them either, but you can see all kinds of reviews on tripadvisor.com! I'm pretty impressed, and contacted them earlier today. I will let you all know!
  20. Quote: Originally Posted by Tlseege Nope, but I will be scheduling Cancun Valet to pick our group up. It's $35 one way or $65 round trip to the hotel zone and it seats 10 people. Oh wow.... do you have contact information for Cancun Valet? Is that per person or for everyone to ride? Thanks!
  21. Ok ladies, I'm down to 1 week before I leave for Cancun, and i still have so much to do!! I'm down to coming up with our hair flowers. I have probably waited to long to order something online... Did any of you made your own? I just don't know where to look other than a Michaels or Hobby lobby for silk flowers? Are they going to be easy to make and find? I'm pretty crafty, just have never bought silk flowers before. Do any of the silk flowers look better than others? Any information will help at this point!!!!
  22. OH Matt! The good, the bad.... Well, at least there is some good news! I'm so exited for you both! Hey, by the way..... The shirt that you are wearing in the picture..... Where did you get that? Totally hot, and want one for my Fiance! Thanks Matt!
  23. Hey Ladies! I'm still around, just been incredibly busy with my business and all of my wedding DIY projects that i have been researching for near a year now, and just now doing a week before I leave for Cancun! Thanks for asking about me! I think that i have all of my details... just gotta finish everything. Once i get a spare breathing moment between now and next wednesday, i promise to post all of my completed projects! I'm sorry that i havent been here as much to help any of you out, but hopefully i will be able to help some by posting pictures and actually going to Dreams Cancun myself to check everything out and returning with some pictures and information from my own personal wedding. I, like some of you have had a hard time getting in touch with Claudia so I'm going to start emailing her assistant as well. I'm getting nervous, but i think everthing is going to be fine eventually! Thanks also to Jilly for helping with some of my last minute stuff that has starting freaking me out a bit!! If any of you can think of anything that you want or need while i'm in Cancun next week, please let me know. I know how important little details can be when you are so far away from your wedding destination! (with the resort, Claudia, etc....) Leigh
  24. Hi, we are getting married next week in Cancun with a guest list of 40 people, and we did it! We just sent out enough warning, and asked everyone to wear some sort of casual white. We explained that it could be beige, white, off white, linen, kackie, and even prints just with a white back ground. We haven't gotten one complaint yet! If you want, pm me and i can let you read our email letter along with the welcome letter we just mailed out. Good luck... I say do it! Leigh
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    Customs in Mexico - declaring wedding stuff

    Ok, i'm nervous about this customs situation. We will be going through Cancun in about 2 weeks. Anyone have any suggestions? We don't have that much stuff, and we can split it between 6 of us. Any of you do your shopping after you got to Cancun? Medicines and such for OOT bags? Anything will help my nerves at this point! thanks to all!