GIVEAWAY | Brides Magazine Revamp + An Exclusive First Look Inside (Hint: It’s Full of Ruffles!)

Happy Tuesday afternoon, faces!  We’ve got some goodness today, and we’re starting it off with a wee little thing called a giveaway, courtesy of our friends over at Brides Magazine.  Not to mention, a first look at one of their styling features, which you can see as of TODAY, since it’s officially available for download right now, April 17th!  The completely revamped mag hits newsstands April 24th, fyi, if you like good old fashioned hands-on reading – something I cherish in this modern world.

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GOWN OBSESSION | southern bridal session | Dress: Romona Keveza | Photos: inContrast

Hey lovelies!  How were your weekends?  Were they fun-and-firework-filled?  Here’s what mine consisted of: Cheesecake Factory (obvs.), family, rest and relaxation, crazy hot sunshine in our faces, ridiculously awesome fireworks we brought back from a trip to PA (omigod lighting fireworks is my new favorite dangerous experience), and… as many of you already know… Slip N Slide.  That’s right; I wasn’t kidding on Twitter when I said we were having a Slip N Slide competition.  However, the outcome of said competition was not nearly what I expected it to be.  And when I say not nearly, I mean I injured myself on each run.  I didn’t even realize it was possible to injure yourself on a Slip N Slide.  But I have the tummy, left thigh and right knee bruises to prove it.  I’m a wreck.  From Slip N Slide.  Like, my sweetie can’t even hug me without accidentally hurting some part of my body.  It’s a lot like this feeling.  But I came away with some good pointers and general information for those of you who plan to take on the slippery slope:

  1. they don’t make ‘em like they used to.  I suggest lining the underside of the slick mat with old towels, to cushion your ride.  The plastic is waaaaaaay thinner and the slickness is waaaaaaay slicker.  The boy went from start to finish in 1.8 seconds (estimate).
  2. those plastic spikes they include in the box to anchor the mat?  Don’t use ‘em.  Especially if you can’t manage to punch them in far enough so that they don’t stick up out of the ground enough to clip your hip bone and drag along your thigh like it’s their sole purpose on your way downslope.
  3. you know tree roots?  Don’t lay your slide on a section of land where those are.
  4. are you 7 years old?  Me neither.  Unfortunately only one of us was cognizant enough of that not to participate in a Slip N Slide competition this weekend.

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