Couple Impersonates Bears During Engagement Shoot; Survives To Tell Story. | By The Bird & The Bear

Happy Thursday afternoon, yous guys.  First, I feel like it would be rude of me to just start blogging without thanking you for all the really kind words about that whole lady parts post I shared this week.  Means a lot, soo…. thanks.  Really.  You’re all officially number one on my speed dial.

Besos to your facos. B)

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PERSONAL POST + SOFT GLAM WEDDING | “Why follow others’ rules when you can make your own.” Vanessa Joy Photography & Rob Adams Films

Happy Tuesday afternoon/evening, faces.  Here’s me sharing something way too personal with you.  Crossing my fingers it’s not totally awkward for everyone involved.

I was sitting in my doctor’s waiting room yesterday, and if it was two hours it felt like two days.  I had asked my Mom to come with me.  She was off yesterday and this was the kind of appointment you want a loved one around for.  Mainly for when you have to walk back out into the waiting room armed with some news, and the only thing that’s different about you is absolutely everything.

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DEAR TKB: “My best friend doesn’t support my relationship with my fiancé…”

Happy Monday my dahlinks!  Dear TKB column comin’ atcha today… here we go LET’S DO THIS!!!

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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: {Continue reading…}

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DIY WIN: Glam Hair Bow + Headband, Glitter Optional… By DIY Bloggista Renee!


Happy Thursday afternoon, friends!  So… THIS happened today:

I was minding my own business doing some work earlier, and {Continue reading…}

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GIRL TALK | 19-year-old Miley Cyrus is engaged, while I lost my virginity at 21.

I know, second post in day WHOA.  But I’m keeping this post short and sweet, because I don’t have much relevant experience in the arenas of being 19 years old anymore and getting engaged at an early age.

But what I DO know is she’s getting some crap about it.  But is the “too young for marriage” argument deserved, or misguided?

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“I fancy myself an unfussy outdoorsy type (as I sit with my laptop and iphone simultaneously texting, chatting, typing).” | By Real Bride Bloggista, Jessica

Hey guys. Jessica here! It’s gettin sticky out, and when it gets to the sticky time of year my mind starts to wander. Dreaming of that summer escape that stills the body and unwinds the mind. Oh how I long for this. But I have a wedding to plan people, so there’s no time for that now. But wait… {Continue reading…}

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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?”)

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..?  You’re welcome..?  Just– just please don’t judge me.

I will start with the thing I fear most when it comes to my online world.   Particularly with regard to Pinterest.   {Continue reading…}

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The Day I Kinda Sorta Crashed a Wedding……………………….. A Love Story.

Hey friendlies…

As most of you know, I was lucky enough to be invited to stay out in Cape May at Congress Hall since Thursday along with some other colleagues/friends who do this wedding blogging thing I do, and you’ll never guess what we’re doing right. at. this. very. moment.

We’re kinda sorta crashing a wedding.   {Continue reading…}

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DIY: Striped / Chevron Coasters | By DIY Bloggista Allison!

Hey lovers!  Alison here (obviously).  So it’s Thursday, and I’m pretttttyyy, prettttttyyy excited (and overwhelmed) for two reasons… reason number one is that I’m heading out on the road for what should be a really fun press trip in Cape May today with some fellow bloggers and I literally justfinishedpackingthissecond.  Typical me.  Anyway I’m excited to let you know how it goes, and if Senorita Pale McFaceington (myself) is able to achieve the unachievable — enough of a tan to make my veins less like a blue subway map my skin!  Wish me luck ;)

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DEAR TKB: “How do I break this news to my mother.” | Also: a French Bulldog’s Top 4 Fave Summer Activities

Shark Week means emotional posts.  Please just deal with it ok.

It’s the latter half of Tuesday, on this super balmy day in nyc, Memorial Day weekend is over (I know, sorry), and I have a HULK SMASH of a Dear TKB to share with you.   {Continue reading…}

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‘ALISON LOVES’ SPOTLIGHT: Honeymoon Pixie = My New Favorite Registry Idea, HANDS DOWN.

Ummmm.  This thing I’m about to blog about below, is sort of exactly the kind of thing the wedding world needs.  In my humble opinion.

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PROJECT ~ DIY Fabric Coasters in Metallic Gold! Plus: Mom, You Just Made a HUGE Mistake. Oh and Bambino.

Hi everybody!  Alison here.  It’s the latter half of Tuesday — that’s elitist for ‘Tues. evening’ — and I just got off the phone with mi madre… who has informed me that she knows what it is I go through season after season, “recapping that Bachelor show” and so she wants me to know that she’s officially {Continue reading…}

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Do You Like the ‘Facebook’ Gown? Plus, Jessica’s Fave Mantilla Veils, Juliet Caps and Bridal Head-Gear!

Happy Monday afternoon, babyloves!  Ok, before I share Jessica’s furious search for the perfect thingie to wear on her head when she gets married, I simply HAVE to touch on the wedding of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his longtime love, the gorgeous Dr. Priscilla Chan.  They wed on May 19th in a private backyard ceremony on his estate in Palo Alto, CA – where he lives with his now wife – and the wedding day was actually a surprise to the guests, since they thought they were attending a party to celebrate Priscilla’s graduation…  {Continue reading…}

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DEAR TKB: Is it wrong that I want to have sex… THERE? Plus: Am I Alone in This? Another Weird Thing I Do…

Me on the subway, whenever I listen to music…


Feeling fine, breathing normal.  Confident.

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DIY Drink Stirs by DIY Bloggista Andrea, My Fave Mini Flag, Bunting and Pennant Stickers, And Bambino.

Happy Tuesday afterneeeevening, peeps!  By the way, is it “drink stirs” or “drink stirrers?”  Anyway, good news: one of our lovely DIY contributors Andrea {Continue reading…}

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GIRL TALK: I Have a Secret Single Behavior. | By Knotty Bloggista Cassie, Survival Guide Bride

Hey lovers.  Happy Monday afternoon.  I hope you all had lovely/relatively enjoyable/tolerable weekends over the holiday, puppy and kitty parents included!  Anybody get married this weekend?  I brought Bambino to visit his grandma (and by association, grandpa) in the country, and I don’t know which one of them enjoyed it more:   {Continue reading…}

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My Top 5 Fave Relationship Tips, My Top 13 Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts, and Why That TIME Magazine Attachment Parenting/Breastfeeding Cover Is Such a Drag.

Happy Saturday, folks!  This post was originally titled ‘That time I washed my hair with puppy shampoo and liked it’ but someone downstairs started practicing the theme to Star Wars on their picolo, so as you can imagine I got a little distracted by how Fifty Shades of Nerd that is and ended up meandering into other lanes of mind traffic.  At first I thought they were playing the intro to {Continue reading…}

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PINTERESTING GIVEAWAY | 3 Will Win A Free *Custom Design* Inspired & Named After You, from Appy Couple!

Oh, hey, happy late Thursday!  Just wondering… do you want to be the inspiration for a wedding app that’s literally named after you?  Not just abstractly based on your style; I’m talking NAMED. AFTER. YOU.  … you’re listening?  Cool.

Do you wanna win it by looking for pretty stuff on Pinterest (or creating an inspiration board without it, totes your call)?  I’m 99% sure you said yes.

Great.  LET’S DO IT.  {Continue reading…}

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I’m a bit of a snob when it comes to what I put in my mouth. ~ by Jessica, Real Bride

So… food is kind of a big deal with me. I’ve been in the food biz for a little over 5 years now, doing everything from catering weddings to slinging soup at the farmer’s market. I’m a certifiable foodie and a bit of a snob when it comes to what I put in my mouth (<— no cheap shots please). It doesn’t have to be fancy, just good.

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On Happiness | Approximately 22 Ways to Help Happiness Thrive in Your Relationship.

Sometimes, and this may come as a shock if you don’t know the everyday Alison, but sometimes, I just don’t really feel all that inspired.

In fact it took me all the way until evening – 11pm, east coast time – to feel good enough about what I had written to actually have it go live on the blog.  That’s what an Inspiration Block is called, I’m now recognizing.  (And I mostly blame the jack hammering.*)

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The 3 Reasons You Love Ryan Gosling, and the Dresses You Should Wear When You Get Saved By Him.

Oh, is it Friday already?  Wow.  Ok, first things first……. shout out to my pops, whose bday is today.  Happy Birthday, Dad.  I love you like a daughter. ;)  You really are the best.

Ok, so this morning I saw something PRETTY FUTHER MUCKING INCREDIBLE.

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