WANT TO WRITE FOR TKB? + 13 Songs You NEED to Start *Doing It* To! + “Dear TKB: Our Relationship Is Falling Apart As We Plan Our Wedding… Help!” {NSFW}

>> Quick update on this: we’ve been sitting here in we’re-not-worthy mode ever since your emails started streaming in last week, and we first want to say a huge thanks.  ¡Thanks!   It’s been so thrilling to see how many interesting people out there – who can also write and/or make cool things – want to write and/or make those things right here on our blog!  *cries*  We’re so happy in fact with your responses so far that we’re putting an end date on this thing, sorry :(  So just a heads up, we won’t be accepting any emails after Monday May 20th at 11:59pm EST.  No presh!   

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LET’S DO THIS!!!!!!!!!111111

First up, happy afternoon everybody.  Missed you.  So here’s the little announcement  {Continue reading…}

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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!

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:

  1. generous gift-giving,
  2. the opportunity to spend time with extended family whether or not you’re interested in that, and
  3. soundless intercourse in upstairs childhood bedrooms on the DL.  Some might call this disgusting but it is technically *fetish-adjacent* and not a full-fledged fetish, and therefore within the realm of acceptable human sexual desire.  So you’re safe.

But we’ll focus on #1 for today (sorry, I know #3′s the coolest one, but {Continue reading…}

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DIY | If You Love Pretty Holiday Packaging, You Will Want to Check This Out.

It’s the holiday season, and what does that mean?  Inexplicably, gifts.  Lots of them- like multiple gifts.  But you have to give them, too.. so.  Meh.

Jk.  BEST SEASON OF THE YEAR.  Your argument is invalid.

The catch: you have to *wrap* the gifts.  And if you’re not an expert crafter, or you’re All Guys, you are just totally intimidated by the whole process; especially these days.  Don’t worry, I am too.  Fortunately, there are people who can help you:  {Continue reading…}

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RUSTIC GOLDEN DIY | Once You See This Stylish New Seating Chart Idea, You’re Gonna Want It At Your Party.

So like, you are totally voting today, right?

Won’t be bugging you about it, just want to say this one thing: even if your voting lines are crazy long, DO NOT HESITATE to stay in line for your turn.  Your employer is required to forgive your absence.  <== yayYUH!

Alrighty.  Great news, you guys– {Continue reading…}

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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 Annoyingly Yelling a genre of pornography?  If it isn’t then I have NFI what I ate my dinner to between 10 and 11pm.  I really think it was pornography because I was super into it while I was watching it but now that it’s over I feel ashamed/like I want to take it all back.  I’m sorry.  I’m so sorry.

Let’s shift gears and leave that back there, never to speak of it again as long as we live.  The following video went viral recently and if my heart were a caterpillar, this video reached inside of my chest tore out my still-beating heart and allowed it to blossom into a highly emotional butterfly, killing me.  So now my heart is a butterfly with PMS, WATCH OUT.   {Continue reading…}

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OMG LOVE | DIY Personalized Wooden Ring Bearer Box with a Vintage Finish! | By DIY Bloggista Renee

Happy Tuesday, sweet babies!  How goes it?  I’m pretty excited about today, {Continue reading…}

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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 to needs, somebody asked for it so I added a BambinoFACE to this post.  Scroll down for your fix.

Ok, now for the main event: howsabout another cool DIY project, eh?  Please do enjoy, while I continue working on Ye Olde Bachelorette Recap That Got Attacked By The Evils of TiVo’s Faulty Recording System, Therefore Requiring Me To Wade Through Screenshots of the Show On Los Internettados Which Is the Same as Being Shanked Repeatedly in a Prison Yard.  Also, {Continue reading…}

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MAKE IT: DIY Fringed Party Noisemakers in Silver, Mint, White, Pink | By DIY Bloggista Renee!

Happy Monday afternoon, faces!  I’ve been so excited to show you guys this project our DIY contributor Renee Hong sent along last week for the blogadoosh.  Are you guys loving Renee’s projects as much as I am?  Because no joke, each time she shoots over a new project I’m covered in smile.  It gets, like, ALL OVER my face.  Two-napkin job.    {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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“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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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 ;)

The OTHER reason, which is entirely about excitement {Continue reading…}

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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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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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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.

The thought of choosing a caterer in {Continue reading…}

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I’m DIY-ing my bouquets and boutonnières… oh and also, I’M FREAKING OUT. | By Jessica, Real Bride Bloggista

Happy Friday, party peoples!  Aright, I know this is Jessica’s post, but I (Alison) just wanted to mention before she takes it away that in a little bit today, I’ll be sharing some of the bloomin’ LOVELIEST dress intensity we took away from Bridal Market (not to mention, what yours truly wore to one of the shows–thanks, Isabelle)… all coming up on the blog today… so UHHHHHH, stay tuned.  I mean, if you like pretty things that cause drooling.  If you don’t like that then definitely don’t hang around.  Aright, take it away, Jess!

Hi everybody! You’re joining me now in the middle of a break down… yeahhhhh! I’m at that point in the planning where you have most of the big details worked out and then the smoke clears and you see it…………… {Continue reading…}

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GIRL TALK: The Things They Don’t Tell You About Living Together. | By Bloggista Cassie, of Meet Mrs. B!

Friends, loved ones, enemies, lurkers, pen pals, and guy in my area whose Wi-Fi network is called ‘THAT Uncle,’ I welcome all of you here on this lovely Wednesday afternoonish/eveningish.  Please, steep thy tea, or brew thy coffee, or slap thy Nicorette patch ontoeth thy shoulder… whatever your poison, sit back, sip it/drink it/absorb it into your skin and stay a while, because we’ve got to address something today.        {Continue reading…}

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Succulents + Moss + Crated Herbs + Apothecary Jar Terrariums = My Wedding! Plus, a Comment on “The Conversation.” | By Jessica, Real Bride Bloggista

Jessica here!

Spring has sprung and I’ve gotten all botanicalleeeey. I just love da green stuff, foliage that is. You see…. I’m a country girl at heart. I grew up {Continue reading…}

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“One of the most exciting + frustrating parts of planning was picking a photographer.” | By Jessica, Real Bride Bloggista

Hey you guys, happy Wednesday to your collective faces!  Hope you’re having a nice start to your day.  As you can see, Jessica’s back with us today, and she’s sharing a MAJOR UPDATE OF PROPORTIONS THAT ARE SIGNIFICANT.  That’s right, I already told you in the title so it’s kind of no big deal now but still I’m gonna build it up…… she chose her wedding photographer!  Her latest story is coming shortly, below.  Now, since we’re about to be on the topic, I’ll note here that I’m a big proponent of allowing yourself to blow your budget on your wedding photographer.  It’s just something I believe in; you don’t have to agree with it.  It’s how I’m approaching my own wedding this year, and I’ll probably be telling my grandkids to do it until the day I die.  (… While I force them to scroll through my wedding album and look at how young and supple their grandma used to be… thanks IN LARGE PART to the expert photographer(s) she was so lucky to have snapping her picture.  You pickin’ up what I’m puttin’ down?  FYI, I have more to say on this at the very bottom of this post.  I hope you’ll read it.)  But aside from the issue of budget busting, Jessica addresses some pretty important factors in making your decision, and she makes some very salient points regarding the search, regardless of who anyone chooses in the end.  So if you’re on the search for your own photographer right now, I really suggest you pay attention. :)

Now, as always, I have something to slip in here before we get to the main course.  Some of you may remember; I used to make it a sort of habit here on the blog to share snippets from my in-real-life conversations with Honey, because their typical oddness is outdone only by their inherent typicalness.  If that makes sense.  So {Continue reading…}

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SAVE-THE-DATES + WEDDING PLANNING SNAFUS… | By Jessica, Real Bride Bloggista

Happy Thursday, amazefaces!  Jessica our Real Bride Bloggista is bizzack, and with some pretty insane wedding drama going on.  In fact – Jess I’ve gotta tell them – her original title for this piece, was “Jessica’s wedding eats doo doo,” SOOOOOO you get the drift.  But her good news is, she’s sharing her totally killer save-the-dates with us today!   I’m excited for you to see them.  SO. UNIQUE.  Ok, take it away, Jess…    {Continue reading…}

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FINDING THE DRESS | “Engaged in December, planning a September wedding… I thought this was completely reasonable.” | By Jessica, Real Bride Bloggista

Happy Monday afternoon, my dears!  It’s good to have you back, tucked safely within my loving embrace.  …. only to be dropkicked without warning into Bloggista Jessica’s loving embrace, for today at least.  But don’t worry; she’s very loving, and being a mother already, she has actual real world experience with loving embraces.  High kick, woot!  You’re in good hands. ;)

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PINTEREST-ING BRIDE STORIES | Meet Jessica, a Real Bride Bloggista planning her Fall 2012 vintage wedding!

YOU GUYS.  It’s Tuesday afternoon, and today I have the profound pleasure of introducing to you a newly minted bride, who just recently joined the Bloggista Team.  Her name is Jessica.  And let it be known, that Jessica… is hidic. riluslly. amazeulous.

She is going to be joining us here on a weekly basis, bringing with her all the trials and tribulations, the decisions and the indecision… in short, her wedding planning process, start to finish.  On a scale of 1 to 10, all the numbers one through ten.  All in her very unique and brazen style.

She’s a rare breed, you guys.   When I met her in person I was fairly certain we were related to one another.  PLus, she had me laughing the whole time.  I mean, her personal reactions to her pinned images, alone:    {Continue reading…}

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