Monthly Archives: February 2012

Etiquette: How do you tactfully ask for money instead of gifts?

While there really is no way to tactfully ask for money in lieu of wedding gifts, if you do not register anywhere, most of your friends and family will take the hint. Since most of your guests will be people you and your fiancée are acquainted with, they will know that either you have everything
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Jillian + Adrian: Going the Distance

As soon as I started reading about Jillian and Adrian’s story, the song “Go the Distance” from the Disney movie Hercules popped into my head. They knew every mile would be worth their while, because in the end, they’d be right where they belonged: together, as husband and wife. Both originally from South Florida, Jillian
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Color: Blush

Soft, feminine, and stylish… no wonder subtle shades of blush are saturating the bridal market right now.  They’re gorgeous!  What bride wouldn’t blush in a pale pink layered tulle gown and sparkling rose tinted pumps?! Color Tip: Using varying degrees of a color will add dimension to your overall wedding day style.  So when you
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Wedding Colors: Planning a Brown and Tan Wedding

All the Eco bride trends have brought browns and tans to the forefront of the wedding scene. Rich chocolate hues are paired with nearly any color for a clean and classy look.  Lighter browns and khaki are mixed with earth tones for a luscious Eco Chic wedding color palette. This week we’ll fill you in
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Wedding Flowers: Hello, my name is Moluccella

Nice to meet you.  They call me Moluccella laevis.  I know, my name doesn’t exactly roll off your tongue.  It’s pronounced ‘mol-yoo-SELL-uh LAY-viss’.  Most people call me Bells of Ireland, although strangely enough, I’m not from Ireland.  Must be my green color.  And my bells, you ask?  Well, those are actually my green calyces along
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Party Ideas: Throwing a Movie Night Party

There is always an excuse to be found to invite family and friends to gather.  When birthdays and holidays aren’t coming often enough, try throwing a movie night. Choose a Subject It can be a movie, a movie series, a TV show premiere or an awards show.  Choose what you will be watching so other
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Rings: Wedding Ring Alternatives

Traditionally, the diamond is the expected gem used in an engagement ring. Diamonds are very beautiful gems, but many couples opt for gems with more personal meaning such as a birthstone or favorite gem. Opals and pearls are also striking. You may like the idea of using the settings from an heirloom ring and replacing
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Babies & Kids: A Heart Shaped Day

First of all, I have to take a moment (before I start rambling about this love-dovey holiday) to wish Cameron, Head ‘Roo Kristen’s Littlest Joey, a very Happy 1st Birthday from The ‘Roo Crew. Happy Birthday, Cam! And now … Happy Valentine’s Day! There are so many unique ways to make Valentine’s Day special for
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DIY: Valentine’s Day Kids Craft Ideas – Continued

Thumb Creature Valentine: What you make: This project makes a simple Valentine’s Day card that is still very much homemade. What you need: Paintbrush White acrylic paint Paper plate Colored card stock Black and pink markers How you do it: Use the paint brush to spread a thin layer of paint on the bottom of
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