PARTY + GLITTER = FUN | DIY Party Favor + Place Card + Necklace… In One! Plus: A Note About ABC’s ‘The Bachelorette,’ Which Premiered Last Night. Plus Bambino.

PARTY + GLITTER = FUN | DIY Party Favor + Place Card + Necklace… In One! Plus: A Note About ABC’s ‘The Bachelorette,’ Which Premiered Last Night. Plus Bambino.

At the risk of sounding famous (because I’m not) I once hung out in an airport with Dave Matthews.  He approached me. Let me set the stage: I’m de-boarding a plane.  The face I see when I’m having sex with my college boyfriend is walking towards me.  Initially the beauty of this moment is lost on [...]

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EPIC VINTAGE DIY WEDDING | A Custom Lace Dress, Succulent Plants, Bridesmaids In Shades of Yellow & A Bride After My Heart… | Jonas Seaman Photography

EPIC VINTAGE DIY WEDDING | A Custom Lace Dress, Succulent Plants, Bridesmaids In Shades of Yellow & A Bride After My Heart… | Jonas Seaman Photography

me again. So you know that thing where you feel like you’re alone in a feeling, and the feeling starts to take over your entire world, and you feel sort of stuck and hopeless?  And then out of nowhere

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MAKE IT | Letter-Stamped Charms! For Valentine’s Day, or Your Wedding! | A DIY by Renee Hong

MAKE IT | Letter-Stamped Charms! For Valentine’s Day, or Your Wedding! | A DIY by Renee Hong

There are certain things in life we do not question and instead accept as fact.  It’s your basic “if p, then q.”  An unwritten guarantee of an outcome.  For example: If you are getting your partner anything other than sex for Valentine’s Day, then the love is gone. See how cut and dry that is?  Things that make [...]

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WEDDING DECOR TURNED HOME DECOR | An Ombre Cake + Macarons + Cupcakes + My New Favorite Wedding Trend! ALSO: Bambino. | Lovato Images

WEDDING DECOR TURNED HOME DECOR | An Ombre Cake + Macarons + Cupcakes + My New Favorite Wedding Trend! ALSO: Bambino. | Lovato Images

  Have you guys seen that electronic cigarette commercial?  Where the guy is super cool and handsome looking, except for he is smoking an electronic cigarette?  Here’s the thing about smoking an electronic cigarette: no. I’m pretty sure today’s inspiration shoot is having whatever Lance Armstrong’s having because the inspiration just keeps going and going for [...]

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[MAKE THIS] DIY Pretty Gold Striped Disposable Camera | By Renee Hong, DIY Master

[MAKE THIS] DIY Pretty Gold Striped Disposable Camera | By Renee Hong, DIY Master

Our resident DIY Master of ‘making everything so pretty that I leave for a Michaels Craft Store immediately after putting up each of her posts’ is back.  If you’re new here, her name is Renee Hong… and you’re in for a treat.  She brought with her the raddest disposable camera idea I’ve ever seen. I think [...]

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DIY + UNIQUE PROPOSAL + PUPPY | White & Gold Fringed Party Poms by Renee, A Day in the Life of Bambino, & A Must-See Stop Motion Proposal Video!

DIY + UNIQUE PROPOSAL + PUPPY | White & Gold Fringed Party Poms by Renee, A Day in the Life of Bambino, & A Must-See Stop Motion Proposal Video!

I’m not sure if you’re aware of this, but it’s the holiday season.  And everyone knows that the holiday season is made up of three main things besides the thing where you have to sort through the office politics of who gets to take Christmas eve/Christmas day off, and that’s: generous gift-giving, the opportunity to [...]

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HOT GIFT LIST | Gift Guide for the Ladies: Animal Rings, Polka Dots, Tech Accessories, Rubber Stamps & Bambino.

HOT GIFT LIST | Gift Guide for the Ladies: Animal Rings, Polka Dots, Tech Accessories, Rubber Stamps & Bambino.

Whenever the holidays roll around, I have a lot of trouble answering the question “what should I get you?”  

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SUCCULENT DIY + MR ROGERS | Modern Golden Succulent Vases by Renee + My Shameful Sunday Night.

SUCCULENT DIY +  MR ROGERS | Modern Golden Succulent Vases by Renee + My Shameful Sunday Night.

You guys, I watched the Real Housewives of New Jersey finale Sunday night and OMG, I cannot.  OMFG what was that.  Did you watch it (admit it so we can talk!)?  I didn’t know if I was supposed to be judging a pageant or jerking off to some new type of highly satisfying porn.  Is Women [...]

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DIY + PERSONAL | Metallic Tassel Party Envelopes By Renee, My Life In Instagram Pics, My New Favorite Jacket, + a Note On Bleeding Every Month.

DIY + PERSONAL | Metallic Tassel Party Envelopes By Renee, My Life In Instagram Pics, My New Favorite Jacket, + a Note On Bleeding Every Month.

Addendum:  We have a gas leak in the area.  Con Ed has been jackhammering day and night, literally 24 hours a day.  The smell is so strong we’ve had to keep our windows shut since last night, and there is visible gas all over the street.  The paramedic who parks his ambulance under our window every day [...]

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GOLDEN THREESOME | The Cream Recap Peek, DIY Gold Leaf Lettering + a Golden Surprise for Readers! + Alison Mocks the Ryan Gosling Coloring Book, Because of Course

GOLDEN THREESOME | The Cream Recap Peek, DIY Gold Leaf Lettering + a Golden Surprise for Readers! + Alison Mocks the Ryan Gosling Coloring Book, Because of Course

(Sorry for the absence midweek, much needed brain-detox needed to happen.  Turns out event preparation and home buying are F**KING EXHAUSTING.) Aright so that’s right, Friday party people.  I just led off with a threesome reference.  And I’m not f**kin around. …aside from the fact that the post has little to do with three people [...]

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MAKE IT: DIY Glitter Mason Jar + A Tip for Making the Glitter Stay Put! | By DIY Bloggista Allison

MAKE IT: DIY Glitter Mason Jar + A Tip for Making the Glitter Stay Put! | By DIY Bloggista Allison

For ages, people have been entranced by two things:

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RUCHE BRIDAL COLLECTION PREVIEW | Vintage-Inspired Dresses, Shoes and Accessories.

RUCHE BRIDAL COLLECTION PREVIEW | Vintage-Inspired Dresses, Shoes and Accessories.

Oh yes, I realize that it’s Friday evening.  Trust.  But my hope is that this post will bring you a little weekend cheer, to be carried through all the way up until Monday at 10:00 am.  ’Course, there are several things I’d like to discuss at this moment, not just one, but I’m sure you’ve [...]

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{#2} Styled Handmade Love Shoot | A Candy-Colored Inspiration Situation by Dana Laymon Photography | Plus, Ryan Gosling: 0, This Girl’s Sweetheart: +1000…

{#2} Styled Handmade Love Shoot | A Candy-Colored Inspiration Situation by Dana Laymon Photography | Plus, Ryan Gosling: 0, This Girl’s Sweetheart: +1000…

Happy Tuesday evening, lovers!  Ok, NOW, I’m freaking PSYCHED about what’s going on below… and I think it’s the perfect post to lead you into tomorrow while I work on ye olde recaparino until just, like, my entire face just falls RIGHT OFF OF WHERE MY FACE GOES.  Ok, SO!  This shoot is one part [...]

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GREY ‘N’ YELLOW, GREY ‘N’ YELLOW… WEDDING :) | By Antonia Christianson Events

GREY ‘N’ YELLOW, GREY ‘N’ YELLOW… WEDDING :) | By Antonia Christianson Events

You– I mean y–you know I have to do this, right?  You know I have to do this…

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COUNTRY RANCH ETSY WEDDING WITH SUCCULENTS + A TRAVELING GNOME? | Plus, a surprise holiday treat… :) | By Heather Scharf Photography

COUNTRY RANCH ETSY WEDDING WITH SUCCULENTS + A TRAVELING GNOME? | Plus, a surprise holiday treat… :) | By Heather Scharf Photography

Happy late Thursday, my friends!  This post is wedding-centric in nature, so I do want to apologize if you were looking for something more “how do i secure my breasts so they stop bouncing”-oriented, as someone who visited the blog searched earlier today. If you came here by searching “I’m trying not to fart so [...]

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GOLD, GLITTER, SPARKLE | I want pretty much all of this stuff. Mom. Dad. Honey. Brothers. Sister. Extended family. Bambino. Also, what should I wear to Honey’s holiday party?

GOLD, GLITTER, SPARKLE | I want pretty much all of this stuff. Mom. Dad. Honey. Brothers. Sister. Extended family. Bambino. Also, what should I wear to Honey’s holiday party?

Well hello and welcome to your Tuesday evening posticle.  We have much to explorrrrre… But first:

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DESSERT STYLING + RYAN BAMBINO GOSLING | Hand-stamped love letters, cake pops, heart toppers, milk glass and porcelain vessels by DIY + Styling Bloggista, Andrea Gray Harper! Plus, our Emici Bridal Giveaway Winner!

DESSERT STYLING + RYAN BAMBINO GOSLING | Hand-stamped love letters, cake pops, heart toppers, milk glass and porcelain vessels by DIY + Styling Bloggista, Andrea Gray Harper! Plus, our Emici Bridal Giveaway Winner!

Omg longest title EVER. Happy Tuesday afternoon, my loveliest of loves.  How are you all doing?  Here’s what’s going down in this here blog post today: it’s that time of week again, and one of our fab bloggistas is out to play, which means killer inspo, as per usual.  But then I’ve got a little [...]

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DIY RUSTIC RANCH PINK + GOLD WEDDING | ruffled dresses, Bon Iver, cotton candy and metallic gold and yellow fringe = KILLER WEDDINGNESS, SON.

DIY RUSTIC RANCH PINK + GOLD WEDDING | ruffled dresses, Bon Iver, cotton candy and metallic gold and yellow fringe = KILLER WEDDINGNESS, SON.

↑ I’m dying.  I’m dead. Real quick before I get into it – did that Ashton Kutcher kid really leave Demi of Ghost?  I heard this recently.  I just sort of thought it would never happen.  Have you heard this, too? Ok SO… Happy Friday afternoon AGAIN!  :)  As promised, here’s blog post numero dos, [...]

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WATERFRONT WEDDING | Two of My Most Favoritest Wedding Wow Factors… | Also, The Fateful Conclusion of Yesterday’s Cliffhanger, “Fouffy Face,” starring Bambino.

WATERFRONT WEDDING | Two of My Most Favoritest Wedding Wow Factors… | Also, The Fateful Conclusion of Yesterday’s Cliffhanger, “Fouffy Face,” starring Bambino.

FYI, this bride’s jewelry needs to report to my neck immediately.   Happy Wednesday eeeeeevuhhning, my lovahs from otha mothahs!!  On this beautiful Wednesday night, I can’t imagine a better way to start a post, than with a phone conversation you weren’t involved in.  Amirite?  HERE WE GO: *ring ring ring ring* Mom: hellooooo? Me: Hey [...]

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BUNTING ‘N’ SWAGGER DIY WEDDING + DEAR TKB: “I’m Having a DIY Wedding and I Feel Like DIY Crying…” | Plus, Bambino Part Deux: Return of the FACE.

BUNTING ‘N’ SWAGGER DIY WEDDING + DEAR TKB: “I’m Having a DIY Wedding and I Feel Like DIY Crying…” | Plus, Bambino Part Deux: Return of the FACE.

check it out.  check out that swagger up top.  almost as much swagger as this duck has.   not as much; almost. FYI, I love this wedding, and I really think you’re gonna love it, too.  For starters, it’s not the typical wedding I drop onto the internet’s face.  It’s full of peacock feathers, button [...]

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THE *STYLED SHOOT* ARGUMENT + SUMMER WEDDING INSPIRATION … completed on a $100 budget! | Wooden signs, colorful straws, adorbs favors, pretty table numbers, simple florals, seer sucker suits & summery cake!

THE *STYLED SHOOT* ARGUMENT + SUMMER WEDDING INSPIRATION … completed on a $100 budget! | Wooden signs, colorful straws, adorbs favors, pretty table numbers, simple florals, seer sucker suits & summery cake!

↑ Get outta my dreams, get into my car.

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BECOME A KNOTTY BLOGGISTA! | + Ice creamy wedding inspiration, & a tiny little pacifying Bachelorette recap. Also, cupcake shop fights are happening. Thanks, The Sun!

BECOME A KNOTTY BLOGGISTA! | + Ice creamy wedding inspiration, & a tiny little pacifying Bachelorette recap. Also, cupcake shop fights are happening. Thanks, The Sun!

Happy late afternoon, lovers!  The bloggista announcement is a couple of paragraphs down in this post, if you wanna rush to it. First… a mini recap of ABC’s The Bachelorette, stay with me, because I know a lot of people were upset with me for following through on a promise I made to myself not to blog [...]

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