Top Bathroom & Kitchen Products for Getting (and Staying) Organized

March 3, 2020

Maximize your counter, cabinet, and under-sink space with organization solutions from Bed Bath & Beyond. Ah, spring cleaning. While the idea of getting organized can feel liberating, the process to actually get there can quickly become overwhelming. I always start with the best intentions, piling everything together, sorting trash and items to be given away, […]

9 At-Home Workout Moves to Get You Wedding-Ready (Plus a Bonus 30-Minute Full Body Workout!)

January 7, 2020

You’re engaged — congratulations! As brides, we tend to hone in on the details as we curate our perfect wedding. From the color scheme and cocktails to the first dance and table settings, there’s nothing we don’t obsess over (at least a little). If you’re like the majority of brides, your wedding planning checklist also […]

– Ask a Real Bride – Planning Your Wedding Guest List

December 30, 2019

Deciding who to invite to your wedding can be more complicated than you think — here’s a step-by-step guide with helpful tips from real brides who have been there! When I got engaged, I just about instantly began planning my wedding: the venue, the atmosphere, the music, and of course, the guests. Little did I […]

Tips For Sharing Your Engagement On Social Media

December 12, 2019

In today’s social media world, it’s normal to assume you’ll be sharing your engagement with the World Wide Web sooner than later. Before my own engagement, I was reasonably convinced that I’d keep the news between myself and my fiancé, and that we would share our excitement personally with select friends and family—and that was […]

The Best STEM Toys for Kids

November 14, 2019

Your kids will have a blast learning the fundamentals of science, technology, engineering, and math with these amazing toys! Today, we hear the term “STEM” thrown around a lot—especially in regard to early education—and for good reason. Mastering the STEM topics (science, technology, engineering, and math) is fundamental to childhood learning that enables kids to […]

The Meanings Behind 10 of Your Favorite Wedding Traditions Explained!

October 24, 2019

Take a look back to learn why we do the things we do on our wedding days.   There are some wedding traditions that have stood the test of time—so much time, in fact, that their original meaning is often lost on the modern marriage. Ever wonder why we throw rice on the happy couple, […]

– Always With Us – Honoring Lost Loved Ones on Your Wedding Day

October 10, 2019

They may not be with you any longer, but they’ll always have a place in your heart—celebrate them in your own special way on your wedding day. Your wedding day is one that you get to celebrate surrounded by your favorite people as you put a spotlight on the love between you and your partner. […]

– Keeping Things Casual – The Laid-Back Groom’s Guide to Wedding-Day Attire

September 17, 2019

There’s no one way to plan a wedding, and there’s no one way to style a casual wedding-day wardrobe. Here are our top tips! When you’re planning your wedding, there’s a lot to consider before you can make any big decisions. From the venue and season to the color scheme and budget, there are some […]

– Celebrating Each Other – 1, 5, & 10-Year Anniversary Gifts For Your Spouse

August 22, 2019

Although it might not feel like it, your wedding day is the first of many celebrations on your journey together as a couple. It’s the one day you’ll remember for years to come, with a new reverence for the love you share as the years go by. When it comes to anniversaries, it can feel […]

Should We Register For The Set or A Single Item?

July 18, 2019

Like so many tasks involved with planning a wedding, putting together a registry that serves your needs without confusing your guests requires a fine balance. From deciding what to add and how many of them you need, to choosing color schemes and styles, there’s plenty to consider as you build the wedding registry of your […]

Smartphone Etiquette and Unplugged Weddings

July 9, 2019

When I was planning my wedding last year, I didn’t expect many of the decisions I ultimately faced. Sure, there were the typical, unavoidable tasks of selecting dinner plates, chairs, floral arrangements, and lip color. But when it came time to consider whether to allow our guests’ phone usage during the ceremony, I thought it […]

16 Foolproof Baby Shower Gift Ideas

July 4, 2019

While it’s not exactly a situation I’d label as ironic, it is an interesting feature of life that we don’t start buying baby gifts until we’ve reached adulthood. Biologically, it makes sense, of course. But, we spend years of our lives not thinking about the perfect baby gift, and then—BAM! Baby shower after baby shower […]

Embracing the Unexpected on Your Wedding Day

May 16, 2019

You can plan for almost anything on your wedding day—almost. Here’s why you shouldn’t sweat the small stuff. I spent the final weeks leading up to my wedding tweaking, adjusting, re-tweaking, and readjusting logistics from the important to the trivial. It was a time that I felt both crazy and in-control, prepared and utterly lost, […]

Top 10 Home Décor Items to Add to Your Wedding Gift Registry

April 25, 2019

You may not have considered adding home décor items to your wedding registry, but we’ve found ten of them that are sure to change your mind about that! While it’s not typical to see home décor items on a wedding registry, they’re far from forbidden, and they can be an excellent addition to your own […]

Baby Showers for Every Month in Five Simple Steps

February 28, 2019

I don’t know about all you readers out there, but whenever I’m faced with the task of celebrating a friend or family member’s milestone, my first feeling is one of sheer panic. It might seem rude at first read but let me explain: I’m sweating bullets over wanting to throw the best party out there—and […]

Designing A Small Space Nursery

February 7, 2019

Congratulations, you’re having a baby! Time to maximize that small space nursery! As a self-proclaimed amateur interior decorator, I’ll often find myself falling into a daydream full of furniture, art, knickknacks, and organization. Now that baby fever has biologically taken over my mind—for what I imagine will last until said baby is born—those daydreams involve […]

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