Blue Lily Advent Calendar - Dec 25 - Merry Christmas and Thank you!

Just wanted to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas! I wish you all much love, and happiness and hope you all get to spend the day with someone you love.

Today is the last day of our Advent Calendar. I wanted to give a HUGE thank you to all the vendors who donated to my little project. It's been tons of fun, and I so very much appreciate your generosity :) and to all of you who participated! THANK YOU! I couldn't have done it without all of your kind words and support. xoxo

Today I'm offering 20% off ANY Blue Lily Service for 2012! That includes, weddings, birthdays, corporate functions, or whatever your little heart desires! You need to book by March 31, 2012, it's one coupon per person, AND it's not valid for any event I already have in the works, (sorry to my next year brides) ;)

Don't forget! The coupons that were offered on my calendar, most of them are still valid, so scroll through the postings and see if anything catches your eye!

Hope you all have the bestest day!! 
Love you all, 
Tam xox

Blue Lily Advent Calendar - Dec 23 - the winner is...

Happy Happy Day!! Someone won a photo shoot with Lara Eichhorn Photography!! Sorry for the delay folks, but here you go! 
The winner is...
Tina Robertson-Meikle!!!

Congrats Tina! I'll be sure to put you in touch with Lara so you can both make your arrangements. Be sure to share some of the pics with us! We'd love to see them :) 

Have a good day everyone! and thanks for playing along!

Love Tam xox


Blue Lily Advent Calendar - Dec 23 - Win a FREE Photo Session with Lara Eichhorn Photography!

Today is our LAST Photography Giveaway!!! I'm really excited about this one too :) Lara Eichhorn is a Victoria based wedding photographer. She believes there are 3 important things you need to consider when choosing a wedding photographer - Style, Personality, and Professionalism. As you can see by her portfolio, she's got style and personality, but I can tell you she's also very professional!

I actually got a treat earlier this year, and got to have my pictures taken with Lara! It was so much fun finding little nooks and crannies all over downtown Victoria. This is my favorite shot from the day, you can see I liked it so much, I actually use it as my Bio pic!

Okay here's the deal... We're giving away 1-1 hour session with Lara and a $100 in printing credits!! How sweet is that!

What you gotta do...

  1. Like Blue Lily Event Planning on Facebook
  2. Like Lara Eichhorn Photography on Facebook
  3. Comment on the Contest Photo and tell me what your favourite Christmas tradition is! 

All done! We'll draw for the winner at 9pm tonight!

Have a good day!!
Love Tam xo

Dec 22 - Someone won something sweet!

Good Morning Lovelies!

Super quick post to announce the winner of my little Tasty Treat Giveaway, someone is going to be VERY happy!

The winner is...
Angela Dunstan-McKinney!

Congrats Angela! I'll send you a note to discuss the details of how I'm going to get the prize to you!

Hope you enjoy your treat! Thanks to all who participated!

Love Tam xo


Blue Lily Advent Calendar - Dec 22 - Win something sweet from Blue Lily

No Advent Calendar would be complete without Chocolate!! So I'm going to help you with that :)  One lucky person will win a tasty little care package from me to you! I'll be sure to include something delicious from Purdy's for you to enjoy and even share if you wish!

What you gotta do:

  1. Be a fan of Blue Lily Event Planning on Facebook
  2. Like the contest photo like the one above 

Hope you all have a super sweet day! Contest closes at 9pm tonight!

Big Hugs,
Tam xo


Dec 21 - the winner is...

I'm so happy you guys were all so interested in this one! Lots of emails and messages wanting to make sure people were entered and to find out who won!

I don't want to keep you waiting any longer so.....

The winner of the Mini Session Giveaway with Smiling Rain Photography is....

Courtney Osmond!!! 

Congrats Courtney! I'll be sure to send you and Sarah a note so you can be in touch and make all your arrangements! Don't forget to share some of the pics with us, we'd LOVE to see them!

Thanks so much to all who entered and special thanks to Sarah, from Smiling Rain! Your work is absolutely stunning and I love it :)

Have a good night everyone!
Love Tam xo

Blue Lily Event Planning - Dec 21 - Win a Photo Session with Smiling Rain Photography!!

Today's Giveaway combines 2 of my most favourite things... Vintage inspired photography and vintage props!!! Put them together and it's like Heaven :)

I've recently had the pleasure of working with Sarah, the so very kind and talented mastermind behind Smiling Rain Photography. Each time I look through her website I find something new to love.

Sarah has so graciously donated a Mini Photo Session to my little Christmas project! Session includes 30 minutes of photography time, and 5-10 fully edited images. Don't forget to take a peek through her vintage rentals, so you can add them to your session! Seriously so many amazing pieces. I love the use of old suitcases, books, crates, and any other vintage treasure you can find! She does such a wonderful job of putting them together in her photos.

I'm going to be a little more strict on the guidelines for this one, so pay attention and make sure you follow the directions closely! :)

What you gotta do:

  1. Become a fan of Blue Lily Event Planning on Facebook
  2. Become a fan of Smiling Rain Photography on Facebook
  3. Share the contest link with your friends on Facebook, by clicking "Share" on the contest posting. 
  4. Leave your name in the comment field somewhere on my wall to let me know that you've entered! I can't see who is all sharing the link because of privacy settings. 
Contest Closes at 9pm tonight! 

Hope you all have the very bestest day!!
Love Tam xo


Blue Lily Advent Calendar - Dec 19 - the winner is...

Only 5 days until the big day! Happy to report that I'm somewhat organized now. Going to work on my wrapping tomorrow night and finish up my cards tonight. :)

Christmas is going to come early for 2 lucky winners tonight! They're each going to win a super cute and stylish necklace from DeDe Rose Vintage Revival!!

The winners are ...Lorraine Staples and Jennaya Robertson!! 
That's two now for Jennaya!! She's proof that it pays to enter!

Thanks so much to all who entered and special thanks to Diana of DeDe Rose! We love you! xo
Hope you all are having a cozy evening!
Love Tam xo


Blue Lily Advent Calendar - Dec 19 - 2 Giveaways today!!

Good Morning Folks! 

In lieu of me skipping yesterday to finish my Christmas Shopping, I have TWO Giveaways today!! The every so lovely Diana of DeDe Rose Vintage Revival, has given me 2 fun and funky pendants to give to all of you! 

Again, up for grabs is one of her cool vintage poker chip neckaces. I seriously LOVE these things! Today's pendant features a ship on the front and some details about the ship on the back. Photos and info are taken from a vintage encyclopaedia,... how cool is that!

Second necklace up for grabs is this amazing button one below! Gorgeous!! 

Whatcha gotta do: 

  1. Become a fan of Blue Lily on Facebook
  2. Become a fan of DeDe Rose on Facebook
  3. Comment on the contest photo on Blue Lily's wall and tell me your thing from our Advent Calendar so far. 

That's it! I'll draw at 9pm tonight! Don't forget to share with your friends! 

Have a happy Monday!! 
Love Tam xo


Blue Lily Advent Calendar - Dec 17 - Super Cute Sweater Gift Tags!


Happy to report that I'm now well into my Christmas Shopping and only have to get something for my Mom left on my list. I think I'm going to be using some of these fun little tags when I finally get to all the wrapping I have to do! 

Today is another FREEBIE from Eat Drink Chic! I really do love this site, she has so many pretty, useful, and creative things. Definitely one of my favorites. 

To download these cute tags click here...
To see more of her site and her article about these fun little tags click here... 

Hope you all have a lovely Saturday! 

Love Tam xo 


Blue Lily Advent Calendar - Dec 16 - Save 15% in the Starling Memory Etsy Shop

Happy Friday!!

Today we're offering 15% off anything you want in the Starling Memory Etsy Shop!! Maybe you're starting a business and looking for a logo, or maybe you're thinking of re-branding. Make it easy on yourself! Take a peek through their Etsy Shop and see all the pre-designed graphics. Just pick one, and send Emily your details. She'll customize the design with your business name, and maybe a few small tweeks and you're done! Brand new logo just for you!

I absolutely LOVE my logo that Emily made for me, but everytime I look in her shop I have the urge to purchase one of her designs just because I like them so darn much!

Want something a little more original, or have an idea you want to explore? No problem! She also does custom work and is fantastic to brainstorm and work with! Just purchase one of these packages like the one below, and you're on your way!

And not to worry! if you don't have a business, but want a logo, go ahead! People use logos on everything today! Wedding and Party invitations, Save the date cards, home-made presents, journals and other customized gifts. Pretty much anything you want! 

Be sure to check out Emily's customizable Wedding Invitations and Save the Date Card Packages! Amazing stuff! 

Thinking about opening your own Etsy Shop but don't know where to start? Emily can help with that too! She offers the packages that will get you everything you need to set up your own professional Etsy Shop! 

So get on it! Take a peek and her shop and get creating! Offer is valid until Dec 31, 2011. When checking out enter the coupon code : BLUELILYXMAS

Have a fantastic day!! 
Love Tam xo


Blue Lily Advent Calendar - Dec 15 - FREE Behavioural Assessment for your Dog from Balance 101

It's officially 10 days till Christmas and I'm sooooo behind this year! Ugh... this weekend I will be hitting the shops for sure!

Today I'm thrilled to be able to offer you this FREEBIE! Jon of Balance 101 Training & Rehabilitation is giving away Free Behavioral Assessments for your dogs!

Balance101 is centrally located Victoria, BC. They focus on one-on-one training sessions as well as customized rehabilitation services. They help you establish a healthy routine that provides your dog with exercise, discipline and lots of love! Their services are customized to meet the needs of you and your dog!

Jon is a Certified Dog Behaviorist and 'Sessions With Cesar' graduate, with additonal real life, hands-on experience going as far back as his childhood. I've personally witnessed some of Jon's work, and it's amazing what can be accomplished through love, and consistent calm methods!

So go ahead and take a cruise around his website! He has many different services, and who knows... one of them may be for you! Be sure to check him out on Facebook too! Lots of helpful tips!

Offer is good for one assessment per dog, and must be redeemed by April 30, 2012. Simply print the coupon above or give the coupon code BLUELILY2011 when booking your assessment.

Have a good day!! 

Big hugs,
Tam xo

Blue Lily Advent Calendar - Dec 14 - and the winners are...

Well...today's contest proves that everyone LOVES Tim Hortons! Even my Dad entered! :) and those of you who know him, know that's a pretty big deal. ;) haha

As promised, I'm giving away 4 - $10 Timmie's Gift Cards :) Super happy to announce the following winners....
  1. Bonnie Beeley 
  2. Veronica Osborne 
  3. Hey You Media, and 
  4. Staci Staples! 

Sorry Dad.... :( 

Congrats to you all! Please send an email to hello@bluelilyevents.com with your mailing address and I'll be sure to get your cards out by the weekend!

Holy cow it's late! and this girl has to get up early! Have a good night and I'll chat with you all tomorrow!

Love Tam xo


Blue Lily Advent Calendar - Dec 14 - Win 1 of 4 Tim Horton's Gift Cards

Morning Folks!

I'm really enjoying blogging a little something everyday. And I have to admit, this little project is really helping me get into the swing of it :)

We're supposed to get snow today!!! YAY! I live in my little retro cabin on Shawnigan Lake so it's always sooo pretty out here when it snows. Plus it will make my yard look better, I still have some leaves to rake ;)

Today to help with the cold weather coming our way, I'm giving away 4 - $10 Timmie's Gift Cards!! And remember just because you don't live on the West Coast doesn't mean you can't enter some of our contests! This would be one of those! So East Coast People.... you know who you are, feel free to enter!

What you gotta do:

  1. Like Blue Lily on Facebook
  2. Just like the contest photo on Facebook
  3. Invite 15 friends to "Like" Blue Lily
That's it! 

I'll draw tonight at 9pm! Hope you have a lovely, warm and cozy winter day!

Big Hugs,
Tam xoxo

Photo Source


Blue Lily Advent Calendar - Dec 13 - 50% off any item at Copper Etiquette!

Good Morning Lovelies,

It's a good day for me :) There's a rumour of snow, which I'm not gonna lie... kinda excites me, and I have a tea date with the Mr. today :) Loveliness all around :)

Today we're so very pleased to be offering you all 50% off any 1 item at Copper Etiquette!!

Jordette is the brilliant and fantastically sweet mastermind behind Copper Etiquette. She conceived this gem of a shop out of her sincere love for dresses. She feels that a dress doesn't need to cost you a fortune to be able to be noticed, and I agree 100% ! Dresses are always appropriate no matter what the occasion and her shop will show you just that! She's got everything from something you'd wear to the mall, or a local market, to formals, office wear, and even one that could double as a wedding dress!

Take a snoop around her shop, and see for yourself! I'm sure you'll love it!

Offer is valid from now until 11:59pm December 31, 2012. One coupon per person. When checking out on the site, enter the coupon code: BLUELILY2011 to receive your discount!

Don't forget to tell us what you purchased! Happy Shopping!

Love Tam


Blue Lily Advent Calendar - Dec 12 - and the winner is...

I'm having fun with this little project. :) Just wanted to say thanks to all of you for playing along with me, and a special thanks to all the fantastic vendors who so graciously donated their prizes and discounts. xo

Super happy to announce that Jessica Harvey Douglas is out winner! Congrats Jessica! She's won a FREE Photo Session with Lisa Rivers Photography!

Don't forget to share some of your pics with us! We'd love to see them!

I'm off to bed! Sweet Dreams to all of you!
Love Tam xo

Blue Lily Advent Calendar - Dec 12 - Win a Photo Session with Lisa Rivers Photography!!

Good Morning!

I'm so sorry that I missed a day yesterday! I had a wedding this weekend and time just got away from me! I promise though that I will make up for it! I definitely owe you guys one! I'm back on track so you'll be seeing something ever morning from now on :)

Today I have something absolutely fantastic for you all! We're giving away a Photos Session with Lisa Rivers Photography!! Lisa is a Portrait, Wedding and Model photographer living right here in Victoria! She's a fun loving, kind and driven lady who has a love of cupcakes, people, great friends and family!!

The prize is for a 1-1.5 hour photo session, with a disc of fully edited photos for you to do as you wish! ! And I promise, you'll be having so much fun with Lisa and feel so relaxed in front of the camera, you're session will fly by!

The prize is good for any Family, Baby, Model/Portrait, Business, Friends or Family, Engagement and even Trash the dress, and Boudoir! Just not valid on Wedding Packages. And the session needs to happen before Fall 2012.

Seriously... so amazing! These are a few of my favourites!

So now that you've seen the goods, here's what you gotta do!

  1. Like Blue Lily Event Planning on Facebook
  2. Like Lisa Rivers Photography on Facebook
  3. Share the contest link with your friends on Facebook. (just click the share button on the post on the FB wall 
  4. Comment on the Contest Photo on Blue Lily's wall and tell me the kind of session you'd pick if you win, AND how many people you shared the link with. (how many friends you have on FB) 

There you go! We are done!

Best of luck to you all!
Love Tam xoxo


Dec 9 - and the winner is...

Good Morning!

Super fast post today as I'm madly trying to get ready for our Winter Wonderland Wedding we're doing today! 

The winner of the bead box from Butter & Fly is......

Jennaya Robertson!!! 

Yay! Congrats Jennaya :) I'll be sure to email you and Stella from Butter & Fly so you can make the arrangements to get your gift!! Thanks to all who participated! 15 more days till Christmas, which means 15 more days of our Advent Calendar! 

Love to all
Tam xo

Blue Lily Advent Calendar - Dec 10 - Free Printable Home-made Canning Jar Labels

The other night I was cruising the Internet looking for some Christmas present inspiration. I love to give my family little home-made gifts each year just as a little something extra. I stumbled upon this fun little blog called The Cottage Industrialist that had all kinds of goodies to print and share! This particular Freebie was from Paper Crave, who was guest posting on their site. Be sure to check out both these sites, they've got all kinds of recipes, ideas and Free Printables!

Now this Freebie I KNOW is going to come in super handy for a few of you, not only for Christmas time, but for throughout the year as well. I'll be sharing the links with you to print the jar tags as seen in the photo above as well as some round labels for the tops of the mason jars.

Click on the links below and save the PDF's to your computer. Print the bigger labels on card stock and the round ones on sticker paper (you can get both papers at any office store), and cut them out! Handwrite the name of your yummy treat on the labels, attach with some ribbon or string and you're done!

For the Jar shaped labels click here...
For the round lid labels click here...

Have a lovely Saturday!
Love Tam xo


Blue Lily Advent Calendar - Dec 9 - Win a pretty little bead box from Butter & Fly!

Good Morning Folks :) 

Happy Friday! Today I'm super excited to announce that we have the MOST beautiful Giveaway! One of you is going to win this amazing handmade bead box from Butter & Fly!  Not gonna lie... it's kinda gorgeous ;) 

Butter & Fly is thrilled to bring you two lines of unique products for your Holiday Shopping. They have jewellery for every occasion. Their line of different pearl necklaces is my favourite! The best part is that they're totally affordable, so you can have that beautiful necklace and matching bracelet and you don't have to worry about it breaking your bank! 

The designer ceramics are really cool! They're clean and modern looking, but at the same time have soft lines and a look that everyone will love! The dotted cake plate is my favourite! I kinda have a thing for cake plates ;)

So here's what you gotta do: 

  1. Like Blue Lily Event Planning on Facebook
  2. Show some love and Like Butter & Fly on Facebook
  3. Go through the Butter & Fly website 
  4. Leave a comment on the contest Photo (just like the one above) on Blue Lily's Facebook page telling me what your favourite item is! 

Easy Peasy! Contest closes at 9pm! Best of luck to you all! 

Love Tam xo


Blue Lily Advent Calendar - Dec 8 - Save 25% at the Dayley Planet

Whoo Hoo! Almost the weekend and times a ticking to finish up that shopping! Not sure what to get that person who has everything? Stop by The Dayley Planet in Duncan! They're located in City Square on the corner of Canada Ave and Lois Lane.  Print this coupon and tell them Blue Lily sent you, and you'll receive a whopping 25% off your ENTIRE purchase! 

They're got everything you desire! They've got witty cards, both naughty and nice ;) There's candles, handbags, and jewels galore! The Dayley Planet is your one stop shop for all things decorative! They can even gift wrap your purchase for you in the MOST decadent paper you've ever seen! These ladies are serious about service :) 

While you're there, don't forget to get a little something for yourself. Shopping is hard work and you've earned it! 

Offer is valid from today (Dec 8th) until store closing Dec 15, 2011

Big Hugs, 
Tam xo


Blue Lily Advent Calendar - Dec 7 - 30% off AMERIS Photography!

Good Morning Lovelies! 

Today I have a steal of a deal for you! I'd like you to meet AMERIS. :) Ameris is Julia and Rob Campbell - an oh so creative and insanely talented, wife and husband photography team that are based right here in Victoria BC! 

Their images are fun, creative, candid and absolutely beautiful! I'm so in LOVE with their style! When I take a peek through their blog, I see love and happiness. Each picture tells a story, shares a quiet little moment, or shows off the spectacular design and tiny details that were put into the event. 

Today we're offering 30% off a photography package with the lovely duo! It's valid for any couple, baby, family or maternity session! Your session needs to be booked by Christmas Day, but can take place anytime up until May 31, 2012. 

Be sure to check out their website to see more of their work, but in the meantime, these were a few of my favourites... 

Hope you all have the best day! 
Tam xo


Blue Lily Advent Calendar - Dec 6 - Winner of the $200 GC to Daybreeze Bookkeeping...

Poor Jim Carey.... apparently no one liked him as the Grinch. Seems everyone's favourite is still the classic grouchy cartoon Grinch :) I have to admit the classic one is my favourite too. Jim did a fantastic job, but I like the classics :)

Super happy to announce that Cheryl Barnett won the $200 Gift Certificate to Daybreeze Bookkeeping and Tax Solutions! Congrats Cheryl!! and Huge thanks to Nicole at Daybreeze for donating such an amazing prize to our Advent Calendar :)

Thanks so much to all of you who participated! We still have lots more giveaways and goodies to come so keep checking back!

Have a good night!
Love Tam xo

Blue Lily Advent Calendar - Dec 6 - Win a $200 Gift Certificate to Daybreeze Bookeeping

Today some lucky Guy or Gal is going to win a $200 Gift Certificate to Daybreeze Bookkeeping and Tax Solutions! Daybreeze provides all aspects of bookkeeping as well as income tax preparation for individuals and small businesses. They're affordable and tailor their services to suit each client's individual needs. They provide all aspects of bookkeeping including preparation and filing of your HST, Payroll and other government filings. They will also provide you with monthly financial reporting to allow you to manage your own business.

Nicole and her team saved me so much time and are more than happy to answer my endless stream of questions. :) Enter our contest and they could be helping you or someone you know next year!

Vote for your favorite Grinch to enter! 

{Classic Grinch}

{Jim Carey Grinch}

See our Facebook page for the contest details! 

Big Hugs, 
Tam xo 


Blue Lily Advent Calendar - Dec 5 - Printable Reindeer Hug Gift Tag


Happy Monday!

We are officially 20 days away from Christmas....YAY! I'm super excited, but also a bit stressed. So much to do before that day comes and I really need to get my butt in gear. Today's little FREEBIE might help ease a bit of your "creative wrapping" stress.

I found this little gem a few days ago and thought it would be a great one to share with all of you! And really.... who wouldn't love a reindeer hug? They're from this lovely little site called Eat, Drink, Chic... sooo fun, and so many wonderful things to read, print, and just look at! If you have a few moments take a peek at it, your few moments will turn into an hour in no time! I look at it all the time and STILL haven't made my way all the way through. :)

To download the PDF file of these little goodies, click here...

Just print the PDF file on white card stock, cut them out, punch a hole in the top of each tag, and feed the ribbon of string through :) There you go! Super cute, handmade gift tags!

Tam xo


Blue Lily Advent Calendar - Dec 3rd Contest Winner Announcement

This is a smidge later than I meant it to be, but here it is!! The winner of the FREE Mini Session with Melissa Knowles Photography is.... Melissa Graham! Congratulations!

The quote I gave you all was...

"Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world 
are the things we can't see"

and it was from The Polar Express :) 

I love that movie, and that quote is one of my very favourites too. Too often we take for granted the simple things in life. Sometimes it's nice to be reminded of what's important, and take a moment to appreciate all we have. :) 

Thanks so much to all that participated! LOTS more Giveaways to come, so please keep playing along :) 

Big hugs,
Tam xo