DIY ON A BUDGET: Bright, Glowy Light-Up Letters! | A Tutorial By Kindred

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Hi lovely readers!

Today we’re sharing a DIY that requires *drumroll*… fake greens!  Eeek!  What would invoke such a thing?!  Well, clearly, we’re usually the #1 advocates for using fresh greens whenever possible… but occasionally, just occasionally, fake greens’ll do the trick.  In this case, it’s for what could be a more permanent fixture… a piece to hang over the bed, over the guest signing table, in front of the wedding party reception table (yes, those last two weren’t necessarily permanent but they can then be reused!).  Of course, if you prefer, you can also do this with real greens, but for all you who are looking for a DIY that might last a little over a week, this one’s for you ;) {Continue reading…}

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CHRISTMAS CRAFTS | Gold Leaf + Twine + Tags = Easy Holiday Place Settings That Shimmer! | By Kindred

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Happy Holidays lovelies!

It’s been so long since I’ve been back here to write a DIY and am excited to share this pretty place setting for all your upcoming holiday parties!  Easy, fresh, and a little bit of shine… what every table needs!  {Continue reading…}

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DIY + GIRL TALK | Easy Gold Leafing DIY, and the Only 3 Bridal Shower Activities You Need For a Great Party!

Me again.  Happy Friday evening, peeps..

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One fun thing I like to do from time to time is not drink enough water all day and then see how my work suffers.  This game I don’t recommend trying at home.

However I do have some games for you today that I think you should definitely try at home…
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Things I Can’t Live Without This Summer! PLUS: How To Make a Cool Rustic Leather-Laced Boutonnière | DIY

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This summer, I can’t go without a few things.  Whether I like it or not.

Let’s just jump right into this…

This summer, I can’t go without: 

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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.

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 me – I start searching for the pretty girl he’s looking at just over my shoulder.  I notice only my friends are behind me, no offense.  He stops a foot in front of me.. reaches out his hand, and opens his mouth.  It speaks.  The syllables are vaguely familiar…

“Alison?”

My mom had noticed him seated at my gate — she’d remembered his likeness from the area of ceiling over my bed.  He must be someone special.

Summoning the superhuman motherstrength that comes out in situations where your child could possibly be elated for a few seconds because of something you did, she very casually strikes up a conversation with Dave Matthews, nbd.  “Your biggest fan is getting off that plane in a minute – she even has a poster of you over her bed..”  ..is how I imagine it went.  She says it didn’t go that way but I know what she’s like.

He ends up talking to me for 20 minutes.  And from the moment he says “Alison?” to the end where he says “nice meeting you Alison, goodbye” I literally did not speak one word and he was asking me questions.  Too in awe (or I was involuntarily c**ming and had to really really focus (ladies you know how it is!)  Anywho.  What I did offer him was a few breathy grunts, and a highly alert look of shock on my face for the duration (like what happens when you see a too large penis in front of you and you start freaking out because, uh oh, that’s not going to fit in my vagina.  But then you “feel bad” and have sex with him anyway and it’s amazing, and you get engaged).  I went that mute.

I was more speechless than that you guys, after last night’s Bachelorette premiere.

The recap of which is coming up after this lovely DIY project Kindred made for you guys.  High kicks, woot!

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The Knotty Bride Is On BuzzFeed!

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The Knotty Bride is on Buzzfeed you guys.  Is this real life?

We’ve been keeping this a secret for what feels like the length of a full term pregnancy at this point (not to downplay IRL pregnancy where you have an IRL baby in you; trust me on that).  So it’s so rad finally to be able to tell you guys about it!

A huge thanks to Buzzfeed for the bitchin feature, and an even bigger thank you to a key member of The Knotty Bride team Kindred, led by Renee Hong – without whom none of this amazingly creative s**t would even be possible.  It is such an honor to work with you!

A quick note, ladies and gents: while you’re waiting to see all our eye candy from the runway shows of this past Bridal Fashion Week (OMG WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE THESE PHOTOS WE TOOK I AM NOT SHITTING YOU)…

… you might want to check on what our resident DIY’ers are up to over at Kindred, or maybe take a peek at the Kindred shop if you’ve got a hankering for some lovely golden bangles… they’d make the perfect bridesmaid gifts, if you ask me. :)

Anyways, if you’re open to it I hope you’ll take a visit over to Buzzfeed and tell us what you think.  Totes your call, obvs.  I know we’re supposed to act all strong and like we don’t care that there are negative comments showing up, but daaaaaaamn!  Peeps be goin negative quick in the comments sections!  >>For example: what did we ever do to you, kylamarien and Zwantea? :\

Have a great morning you guys, much love and hugs.

I’ll be back shortly with your new favorite dresses <==that’s a guarantee.

xx, Alison

Images for Buzzfeed shot by: Jenna Rae Photography and Kindred / Runway image by: maself 

Dessert symbols font: “MTF Sweet Dings” if you’re curious!

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