Although I certainly don’t believe every couple needs to take special photos celebrating their engagement, if you choose to do so, have fun with it. It’s easy to get swept away by all of the elaborate engagement photo shoots and save the date announcements circulating on the web, but the experience should be fun not stressful. Skip all the elaborate hype and consider the following before you begin. Keep reading »
Take it from me, cheap bridesmaids dresses do exist. How do I know? I purchased five bridesmaids dresses for under $50 each. Cheap bridesmaids dresses do exist. Do not let the bridal stores, magazines and Pinterest lead you astray. If your goal is to find affordable (or at least “reasonable,” depending on your perspective) dresses for your bridesmaids to wear, follow these steps to success. (Plus, check out 16 of my own picks above!) I guarantee your wedding party will love you for it. Keep reading »
We are huge fans of DIY projects that can make us look glam in under 15 minutes. This DIY necklace design (made by me and modeled by Amelia) is awesome for three reasons: 1) It picks up on one of the hottest necklace trends, beads and chain; 2) you can recycle beads and a chain from another necklace or bracelet you have (if you want); and 3) the magnetic clasps mean you can make tons of bead combinations on new strands and swap them in!
After the jump is your list of supplies, and if you’re new to beading, a video we made for additional info. Keep reading »
I am often annoyed that in the year 2012 we still don’t have every day access to flying cars and teleportation devices. It is moments like this, when I find a genius product that is innovative and useful, that I regain my faith in the human race. The KLIK KLIK jewelry uses magnetic pieces to allow you to sculpt your own pieces! That means a simple kit can transform into hundreds of necklaces, bracelets, and rings! If a necklace isn’t the right length, adjust it! If you feel like being bold, do it! Not very creative? Don’t worry they have suggestions for you. [$75, KLIK KLIK]
Amped to try some of this spring’s nail art trends? Get started with Sally Hansen’s nail art pen. This fine-tipped pen is as easy to use as a marker and opaque enough to only require a single coat. Play it safe with some easy yet colorful French tips, or go crazy with stripes, shapes, and patterns! Seriously, despite never having been artistically-inclined, even we found it just that easy to use. Now, which colors to stock up on… [$7.49, ULTA]
Cookies and milk are an American staple. So why has no one ever thought of this before? This mug makes serving up your favorite treat a one handed feat! Now you can have a free hand to command the remote, text your man, or play words with friends. Why stop at milk? Go wild and enjoy some tea and biscuits or coffee and biscotti. Hell, why not wine and cheese? The possibilities for drinks and their snack accompaniments are endless! [$22, Etsy]
Everything is yummier in cute little cups. These genius silicone cups allow you to make tapas style servings of everything! Start dreaming of muffins, crustless quiche, pot pie, and individual apple crumbles — or let your imagination run wild. Drooling yet? No need to use butter, make a dozen, or scrub a pan. These puppies go right in the dishwasher. [$9.95, Crate & Barrel]
When I tell people, “I live with my boyfriend three days a week,” I often get two reactions.
1. “That must be-um– challenging.”
2. “That sounds ideal!”
The first reaction often comes from a place of concern. How can you have a meaningful long term relationship when you only see each other three days a week? You can’t possibly know what it’s like to have a real, full-time relationship. What is he doing the other four days of the week, hmmm? Thoughts of infidelity run through their heads. How long could a relationship like this last? Keep reading »
Do they like science, sci-fi, gadgets, and video games? If the answer is yes, you’re shopping for a geek. Here are some stocking stuffers they’ll be stoked about! Keep reading »