BLOGGISTAS | Best of Ombre Inspiration: Then and Now and Weddings! | Guest Post by Andrea Gray Harper… plus Bambino Strikes Again.

BLOGGISTAS | Best of Ombre Inspiration: Then and Now and Weddings! | Guest Post by Andrea Gray Harper… plus Bambino Strikes Again.

SO! As we continue to review Bloggista applications (if you haven’t heard from us yet, please don’t fret, it’s taking us LIKE FOREVS to get through them and decide. you kind of all hit us with all of your best shots, rendering it painfully difficult to make quick, easy decisions. which likely means that about [...]

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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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‘DESSERT FIRST’ TWILIGHT GARDEN WEDDING + DEAR TKB: “I think my sister’s making a mistake. Should I tell her?” | Photography by Serendipity Studios

‘DESSERT FIRST’ TWILIGHT GARDEN WEDDING + DEAR TKB: “I think my sister’s making a mistake. Should I tell her?” | Photography by Serendipity Studios

Whew!  Happy Monday afternoon, my friends my buddies.  I’m relieved to report that the hurricane’s over, and we made it out alive.  Thank you ALL for your incredibly kind well-wishes and concern!  I’ll tell you, there were some light breezes that, for a moment there at the height of the storm, we thought *for sure* [...]

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PINTEREST, BEST CAKE EVER & PHOTO CREDITING | Editor’s Notes + Bambino, The Credit Mascot | Also, I can no longer say, “I’ve never seen a porn star in Vera Wang.”

PINTEREST, BEST CAKE EVER & PHOTO CREDITING | Editor’s Notes + Bambino, The Credit Mascot | Also, I can no longer say, “I’ve never seen a porn star in Vera Wang.”

FYI, ↑ these cakes ↑ have got me by the balls. First things first – happy weekend, folks!  An early Saturday morning post is happening right now.  Yes, literally.  It’s like midnight.  This is happening, in part, because I feel like communicating with you all before we inevitably lose power this weekend, but mostly because [...]

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DIY CHALKBOARD ‘N’ BIRCH WEDDING | ←THAT + VINEYARD = PLEASURE | Also, a real bride’s perspective on The First Look Argument… after having lived to tell about it. Aaaaaand my feelings on mustaches.

DIY CHALKBOARD ‘N’ BIRCH WEDDING | ←THAT + VINEYARD = PLEASURE | Also, a real bride’s perspective on The First Look Argument… after having lived to tell about it. Aaaaaand my feelings on mustaches.

So, apologies in advance if this post gets a touch out of hand. How’s your Thursday afternoon going – going well?  I’m also accepting “good!”  - see, no judgment here at TKB.  Yeah, so that was some intense blog post titling, eh, up there?  I’ve always wanted to write “bride lives to tell… [enter life-changing [...]

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THEMED BRIDAL SHOWER WIN ~ What I’d want my shower to look like. … and you know I rarely if ever feature bridal showers, so… | Also, Who Doesn’t Wanna Boink Ryan Gosling?

THEMED BRIDAL SHOWER WIN ~ What I’d want my shower to look like. … and you know I rarely if ever feature bridal showers, so… | Also, Who Doesn’t Wanna Boink Ryan Gosling?

I’m sure you’ve seen me express my love and affection for Ryan Gosling over the time you and I have known one another.  Especially if you use Twitter, because on Twitter you know I do it on a regular basis.  Because I love Gosling like McAdams loves Gosling. That’s right I’m Alison, that girl who [...]

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AMAZEBALLS DIY OUTDOOR WEDDING | Plus, Your Bachelor Pad Recap (OR, ‘How I Almost Vomited Four Times’) Also, caught with my pants down during that earthquake.

AMAZEBALLS DIY OUTDOOR WEDDING | Plus, Your Bachelor Pad Recap (OR, ‘How I Almost Vomited Four Times’) Also, caught with my pants down during that earthquake.

I have news.  I now know what an earthquake feels like, since, as many of you know, one just happened along what seems to be the entire eastern seaboard, including parts of Canada.  I’ve always wondered how I’d react in an earthquake situation, and I’m proud to say that I know the answer to that [...]

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DEAR TKB: “We’re planning our wedding, so I have a lot of pictures of my body in my near future… should I hide it or embrace it?”

DEAR TKB: “We’re planning our wedding, so I have a lot of pictures of my body in my near future… should I hide it or embrace it?”

Happy Monday afternoon, everybody!  There’s a reader out there who needs a little advice regarding her body.  But I think this question could stand to be heard by all of us. Question from a reader: “I’m in a little situation for which I have only myself to blame, but I’m hoping you can give me [...]

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NERD CHIC AT SECRET HEADQUARTERS | Bacon-Centric Food Trucks, Nintendo & The Pigsingtons | FYI, Tuuhh-daay i-is Friiiiii-daaay, Friiiii-daaay. Also, Bam.

NERD CHIC AT SECRET HEADQUARTERS | Bacon-Centric Food Trucks, Nintendo & The Pigsingtons | FYI, Tuuhh-daay i-is Friiiiii-daaay, Friiiii-daaay. Also, Bam.

I’ve had this pair of boy short underwear sitting on my desk – my desk, on it – for four days now as a visual reminder to buy more boy short underwear for a vacation we’re going on soon. Guess if I’ve bought more boy short underwear yet.  Go ahead, guess. Anyway.  It’s late Friday [...]

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BLOGGISTAS | REAL BOUDOIR… “I Think This Is Why They Call It A Sex Kitten…” | by Lena of La Petite Coquin!

BLOGGISTAS | REAL BOUDOIR… “I Think This Is Why They Call It A Sex Kitten…” | by Lena of La Petite Coquin!

My friends, my buddies, my pals.  Today is a special day here in Knottyland.  For, today, I get to introduce you to our very first Bloggista.  Whaaaaaaaat????  I KNOW. I’m trembling with delight and anticipation and also because this building shakes all day and I’m just generally trembling.  But I assure you it is PRONOUNCED.  [...]

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STREAMERS + FRINGED + DIY = PROGRESS | Are you kidding me, piñatas? | Plus, majority finds weddings to be “the worst,” one study discovers. Also, babies.

STREAMERS + FRINGED + DIY = PROGRESS | Are you kidding me, piñatas? | Plus, majority finds weddings to be “the worst,” one study discovers. Also, babies.

↑ These ain’t your grandma’s pinatas we’re talking about.  Nosireebob. Happy Wednesday afternoon/evening, ladies and gents! Aaaannnnnd a quick aside before we start.  

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BRIDESMAID LOVE + Where Are My Coitus Auditions, Bachelor Pad 2? | Plus, it’s all about baring your midriff on your wedding day, says one single soul on this Earth. Guess who? DON’T ALL ANSWER AT ONCE.

BRIDESMAID LOVE + Where Are My Coitus Auditions, Bachelor Pad 2? | Plus, it’s all about baring your midriff on your wedding day, says one single soul on this Earth. Guess who? DON’T ALL ANSWER AT ONCE.

that’s a sneak peek from an upcoming feature I’m excited to share (I mean, obvs.; just look at it) but also don’t want to associate in full-feature-form with this smorgasbord of a blog post conversation today.  We have other fish to fry and/or lightly bake with low-fat gluten free cornflake crumbs, and all that starts….. [...]

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REAL BRIDE ISSUES | “Our proposal will be one of my biggest regrets…” Are You Happy with the Way Your Marriage Proposal Went Down? | Also, Girls Poop, Too.

REAL BRIDE ISSUES | “Our proposal will be one of my biggest regrets…” Are You Happy with the Way Your Marriage Proposal Went Down? | Also, Girls Poop, Too.

↑ that’s how a *great* proposal can look.  but it’s not how today’s story went… For those of you not keeping track, today is Monday, the official ‘first’ day of a typical American work week.  And it is currently late on Monday afternoon for me, on the east coast.  Anyway, point is, happy Monday afternoon [...]

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SEASIDE GLAMOUR + I NEED HER DRESS | fuchsia + mint + white delight | Plus, The Bambeen… and I need a little advice from you guys. Also, holy crap I’ve lost my mind.

SEASIDE GLAMOUR + I NEED HER DRESS | fuchsia + mint + white delight | Plus, The Bambeen… and I need a little advice from you guys. Also, holy crap I’ve lost my mind.

Second verse, same as the first.  I have to warn you, yet again, that today’s post got so out of hand I CAN’T EVEN TELL YOU.  I’m afraid even to read it over for spelling and punctuation.  I fear my own rampant oddness will get the best of me, like two parallel universes (universi?) colliding. [...]

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SHOOT DETAILS THAT GET YOU PUBLISHED | Sweet treats, piglets, picnics, quilts, bunting, confetti icing… | Plus, Our Giveaway Winner! Oh and Bambino, obvs.

SHOOT DETAILS THAT GET YOU PUBLISHED | Sweet treats, piglets, picnics, quilts, bunting, confetti icing… | Plus, Our Giveaway Winner! Oh and Bambino, obvs.

Ok so things may or may not have gotten a little out of control with this post, so I’m warning you up front.  Crazy ahead.  ……. yyyyyeeeeeeaaaaah. By the way (did I just start off a blog post with “by the way?”) all day I’ve been blogging to the “tap tap tappity tap” of certain [...]

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DIY LOVE BIRDS VINTAGE WEDDING | Also, behold, why my position on The First Look Argument stands… | And, in unrelated celebrity news, how does his… fit into… HERS?

DIY LOVE BIRDS VINTAGE WEDDING | Also, behold, why my position on The First Look Argument stands… | And, in unrelated celebrity news, how does his… fit into… HERS?

Oh, is it late afternoon already?  HAHAHAHAH, how interesting.  Time flies I guess when you’re mocking celebrities and arranging weddings.  Sigh. Now, let it be known that I desperately wanted to title the tail end of this post “I like big d***s and I cannot lie,” but I thought it might, just might, be NSFW. [...]

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DIY BEACHY WEDDING | Part II | Exactly how much fun I’d want my wedding to be. No more, no less. Also, an ice cream tricycle. Plus, the Shark Week/Woman Connection.

DIY BEACHY WEDDING | Part II | Exactly how much fun I’d want my wedding to be. No more, no less. Also, an ice cream tricycle. Plus, the Shark Week/Woman Connection.

Happy Tuesday afternoon, friends! All I have is this wedding’s cake display on my mind right now, but I’m trying to compose myself so wish me luck. So… hard… to… simma… down… nah… Ok so AS PER USUAL I have a little aside before we get into it.  It’s, umm, kinda unintentionally on a hella [...]

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SEASIDE DIY WEDDING | Part I | “Properly throw your heart and soul into it…” I officially LOVE white bridesmaids dresses, y’all. Also, Good Bambino Hunting.

SEASIDE DIY WEDDING | Part I | “Properly throw your heart and soul into it…” I officially LOVE white bridesmaids dresses, y’all. Also, Good Bambino Hunting.

*i die* Ok, SO!  Happy late Monday afternoon, my darlings. :)  It’s lovely to talk to your fine faces again after this muggy (in these parts) weekend we had.  Hope it wasn’t too icky for you, wherever you’re currently living!  I’m pumped to share the first part of this feature I’ve got for your eyes [...]

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DIY ANTHROPOLOGIE CONFETTI WEDDING | Planning a wedding when you’re addicted to Pinterest. … And a (completely unrelated) whore teacup FOR THE WIN!

DIY ANTHROPOLOGIE CONFETTI WEDDING | Planning a wedding when you’re addicted to Pinterest. … And a (completely unrelated) whore teacup FOR THE WIN!

Ok, crazy awesome wedding approaching at warp speed, however before we get into it, I must – MUST – relay a little anecdote from Thursday, if you don’t mind… So, yesterday, while he was perusing the feedback on Rhi’s amazeballs guest post (y’all are so freakin’ supportive of each other!  it’s bonkers!), Honey happened to [...]

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REAL WEDDING ISSUES | Part II | “When Mom Doesn’t Want You to Get Hitched” A True Life Story by Miss Rhi…

REAL WEDDING ISSUES | Part II | “When Mom Doesn’t Want You to Get Hitched” A True Life Story by Miss Rhi…

ATTN MY FAMILY: Kindly refrain from reading the first paragraph of this post IF YOU WANT TO LIVE TO SEE TOMORROW. Hey lovies.  Top o’ the afternoon to ya!  Hope you guys are having a happy/productive/loving/profitable Thursday thus far.  Mostly hoping it’s happy.  I’m doing pretty well myself, despite the disturbing/frustrating fact that it’s become [...]

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PINK + PEACH REAL WEDDING | Vibrant colors on your wedding day pretty much guarantee a good time! | Also… I. Am. Obsessed. With. This. Wedding Gown. {+ Bam, obvs!}

PINK + PEACH REAL WEDDING | Vibrant colors on your wedding day pretty much guarantee a good time! | Also… I. Am. Obsessed. With. This. Wedding Gown. {+ Bam, obvs!}

I just applied a snake bite venom removal survival tactic to my keyboard’s face.  This is my life.   Alison spills coffee on her spacebar, Alison calls upon her experience in reality survival show watching, Alison puts lips to spacebar, and sucks.  So I’m sitting here with poppy seeds, what I believe to be a [...]

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PICK YOUR FAVE ENGAGEMENT SHOOT IDEA | Who gets the free shoot? You decide. Also, *my* review of a certain popular movie everyone’s talking about.

PICK YOUR FAVE ENGAGEMENT SHOOT IDEA | Who gets the free shoot? You decide. Also, *my* review of a certain popular movie everyone’s talking about.

PLEASE NOTE: This contest is now closed. SO! Happy August 1st, everybody!  And more specifically, happy Monday afternoon!  How was your weekend?  Pleasant?  Hot?  Did you see any movies?  We did; we saw that Justin Timberlake/Mila Kunis movie.  Friends with Benefits, I think?  Is that what it’s called?  Anyway I think I went into it

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