GIVEAWAY + BACHELORETTE RECAP | Enter To Win Gold Foil Notecards + Desiree & Her Bachelors [NSFW-ish]

GIVEAWAY + BACHELORETTE RECAP | Enter To Win Gold Foil Notecards + Desiree & Her Bachelors [NSFW-ish]

Here we go. 

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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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GLITTERY + SUCCULENT STYLED ELOPEMENT | Rustic Plaid Wedding Inspiration by Studio 516 Photography… Plus: How I Feel About That “Vine” App.

GLITTERY + SUCCULENT STYLED ELOPEMENT | Rustic Plaid Wedding Inspiration by Studio 516 Photography… Plus: How I Feel About That “Vine” App.

^^ what in the F.  this is F-ing gorgeous.  i have ascended into heaven >>

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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 RUSTIC WOODLAND WEDDING | Apple Cake or Peach Pie, Anyone? | Sara Adams Photography

DIY RUSTIC WOODLAND WEDDING | Apple Cake or Peach Pie, Anyone? | Sara Adams Photography

Sometimes I’ll wanna complain about something, and then I’ll remember that I write about weddings and sometimes reality tv on a blog whose mascot is my frenchie and I’ll immediately shut up.

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MY ‘BEST LAST-MINUTE GIFTS’ GUIDE 2012 | Plus: Best LOL Pet Video, Best Paper Tree Installation, Best Frenchie Instagram Pics, Best Self Tanner, Best Other Stuff, Etc…

MY ‘BEST LAST-MINUTE GIFTS’ GUIDE 2012 | Plus: Best LOL Pet Video, Best Paper Tree Installation, Best Frenchie Instagram Pics, Best Self Tanner, Best Other Stuff, Etc…

My shoulders are at ear level right now. Let’s jump right in. Best video Honey sent me this week, by far: 

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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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Rustic Winter Wedding Inspiration: White Antlers + Ruffled Cake = “Winter Kissed” | A Styled Shoot by Andi Mans

Rustic Winter Wedding Inspiration: White Antlers + Ruffled Cake = “Winter Kissed” | A Styled Shoot by Andi Mans

Happy Friday, friendlies.  OMG GREAT shoot for you today.  So pumped.  But naturally, we begin with a .gif parade…… In pet news: I’m pretty sure Bambino and I have already got a version of this down: 

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GIRL TALK: I can’t wait to have a baby/potentially lose everything I hold dear aside from that baby.

GIRL TALK: I can’t wait to have a baby/potentially lose everything I hold dear aside from that baby.

Ah, babies. Aren’t they the worst?  Jk, jk, I love babies, I do.  They smell like warm pancakes on a crisp November morning while sitting in a room full of babies. Oo did you hear?  Kate Middleton’s having one.  I heard she’s so excited she can’t stop throwing up.  Every morning. Recently another friend of [...]

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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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GIRL TALK | Open Marriage: Good Idea or Bad Idea? PLUS: A Rustic Outdoor Wedding, & Way Too Many Puppy Pics.

GIRL TALK | Open Marriage: Good Idea or Bad Idea? PLUS: A Rustic Outdoor Wedding, & Way Too Many Puppy Pics.

So I turned on the television yesterday, and that Survivor host guy Jeff Probst’s new talk show came on, because talk shows are the new book deal and book deals are the new fake tan (everybody’s got one).  They were coming up on a segment about “open marriage.” I like to call this segment, SIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGH. [...]

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BRIDAL FASHION WEEK | Top Choice in: *Trends* | The One Trend I Wanted in Dresses, Happened!!! Plus Bambino.

BRIDAL FASHION WEEK | Top Choice in: *Trends* | The One Trend I Wanted in Dresses, Happened!!! Plus Bambino.

So friends… it came, and it went.  And it was spectacular.  Bridal designers converged on NYC earlier this month for Bridal Fashion Week, and on the whole they brought forth perhaps the most satisfying alternative ever, to the full pelvic lower back tattoo of a mason jar holding a lavender bouquet shaped like a giant [...]

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GIRL TALK + WINNERS | Appy Couple Custom Designs + Princess Kate’s Royal TenenBoobs and Me: My (Embarrassing) Personal Story.

GIRL TALK + WINNERS | Appy Couple Custom Designs + Princess Kate’s Royal TenenBoobs and Me: My (Embarrassing) Personal Story.

Happy late evening, bubbuhbears!  I just called you guys what we call Bambino, AWWWWWW.  I think that means I love you.

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YUMMIES + MO’ STYLIN | The Cream Recap, Part 2: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Cream.

YUMMIES + MO’ STYLIN | The Cream Recap, Part 2: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Cream.

Happy afternooeeeveningish, friendly faces, and welcome.  To the yummy in your tummy Part 2. After you’ve scrolled through the whole enchilada below, I’d sure love to hear what you liked! Now, it doesn’t have to be one thing you liked… it can be, for example, two things.  Even three things – though NOT four things – I’ll allow five things, [...]

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PEEKS, LOLS & COOKIE CUPS | Suggested Blogs + Have You Noticed This Odd Trend in Weddings?

PEEKS, LOLS & COOKIE CUPS | Suggested Blogs + Have You Noticed This Odd Trend in Weddings?

It’s Friday. And a lot of people are going to be asking you if you’re planning on “getting down.”  

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REAL BOUDOIR + TIPS + M’PUPPY | Would you shoot a boudoir session in the middle of THIS PLACE? | Chelsea Maras Photography

REAL BOUDOIR + TIPS + M’PUPPY | Would you shoot a boudoir session in the middle of THIS PLACE? | Chelsea Maras Photography

Hey guys!  Happy Thursday afternoon to your entire collective face.  Ok so in this post we’ve got three things: a boudoir shoot tips for rocking it right my puppy, Bambino Wigglestein McPuppypants, III, Esquire I included my puppy because you guys like me to include pictures of my puppy, but also because:

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[DIYS FOR THE DISCERNING PROCRASTINATOR] You have my permission to wait until the last minute to do this. | By DIY Bloggista Renee

[DIYS FOR THE DISCERNING PROCRASTINATOR] You have my permission to wait until the last minute to do this. | By DIY Bloggista Renee

Oh hey you guys, Alison here.  Happy Thursday afternoon :)  So how’s it hangin’? (<== see what I did there) I know everybody’s thinking it, and yes, there was probably a better-suited song lyric somewhere out there for that intro picture, but screw it.  We’re here now, and there’s no need to reminisce about what [...]

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GIVEAWAY | Hey Girl… Enter To Win 1 of 2 Huge Bundles of Striped Paper Straws! | Plus, Gosling vs Puppy.

GIVEAWAY | Hey Girl… Enter To Win 1 of 2 Huge Bundles of Striped Paper Straws! | Plus, Gosling vs Puppy.

*This giveaway is now closed. (Cheer up silly, there will be more!)* Happy Friday, lovers!  Hello and welcome to your double giveaway. :)  

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3 DIY Projects Using Crafter’s Clay Letters | Table Setting, Cake Topper, Pretty Tags | By DIY Bloggista Allison!

3 DIY Projects Using Crafter’s Clay Letters | Table Setting, Cake Topper, Pretty Tags | By DIY Bloggista Allison!

Hey everybody, it’s me, Alison.  Happy Friday!  Ok SO!  First point of business is that there’s a GIVEAWAY, next week, right here.  So obviously be here if you like cool free stuff that’s very on trend or whatever.   Brand new second point of business added more recently: since I’m in the business of responding [...]

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The Fall of Pinterest + Cotton Candy Carnival Shoot By Katy O Photo + Bambino has a TWIN + Oh Look, I Killed Another Thing. (And Then You Say: “What’s new?”)

The Fall of Pinterest + Cotton Candy Carnival Shoot By Katy O Photo + Bambino has a TWIN + Oh Look, I Killed Another Thing. (And Then You Say: “What’s new?”)

Ok, SO!  It’s late Tuesday, and working on a certain tv show recap all day has resulted in one of those weirdly out of control posts a lot of you may be familiar with.  It’s true; out of control posts have been few and far between here on the blog.  So…. like… here you go..? [...]

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