Ashley-Monique Gordon

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Making Photo Books with Blurb

This is a paid post from an APW sponsor.<p>By nature, I’m something of an archivist. When I was little, I would spend hours in our garage, going through …

Fairytale Rock and Roll Love Shoot

<i>April & Andrew</i><p>It’s not often we feature love stories on Polka Dot Bride without there being an engagement involved, but these photos grabbed me and …

Bride + Bridesmaid Jewelry Ideas with Earrings Nation

Earrings Nation is one of our favorite places to find bridal jewelry. Don’t let the name fool you, they go well beyond earrings with bracelets, …

How amazing are these mix 'n' matched bridesmaid dresses?! See more details here: http://ht.ly/A5g0V {Bethany Snyder Photography}

Cheesy Stuffed Mexican Peppers With Red Chili Sauce Recipe

These Mexican-flavored peppers sport a cheesy, creamy beef-and-rice filling that's spiked with chili powder and cumin. It's topped with an enchilada-style sauce and gets its depth from ancho chili and unsweetened cocoa powders and its aromatics from cumin and lightly floral Mexican oregano.<p><b>Why this</b> …

4 Pork Dishes That Make for Awesome Leftovers

The smartest weekend cooks keep the rest of the week in mind. Here, four fantastic pork dishes and the best ways to use their leftovers.<p>The smartest …

65 Tomato Recipes for the Height of the Season

From pastas to salads to salsas, make these 65 tomato recipes all summer long.<p><b>It's tomato season!</b> Make the most of this ephemeral fruit with these summery recipes.

Cooking

10 Easy Shrimp Recipes Everyone Will Love

<b>1. Ginger, Garlic & Chili Shrimp</b><p>In this quick and easy recipe -- adapted from The Splendid Table's <i>How To Eat Supper</i> by Lynne Rossetto Kasper and Sally Swift -- jumbo shrimp are bathed in a brine flavored with salt, sugar and chili powder, and then sautéed with loads of fresh ginger and garlic. It's …

Dogs imitate crawling baby

8 Jaw-Dropping Furniture Makeovers

Nancy Chua and Marcos Rodriguez, the duo behind family-owned Vintage Rehabs specialize in the restoration of vintage and antique furniture. Here, we take a look at some of the cherished pieces they've given new life.<p>Nancy Chua and Marcos Rodriguez, the duo behind family-owned Vintage Rehabs …

Furniture

16 Reasons To Add Blue To Your Bathroom

16 rooms that prove that the most stylish, soothing powder rooms all make excellent use of blue<p>16 rooms that prove that the most stylish, soothing powder rooms all make excellent use of blue. Plus, don't miss our round-up of stunning and affordable blue bath accessories

Interior Design

14 Rooms That Prove the Best Accessories Don't Come From a Home Store

These unexpected touches show that different is just right.<p>The most striking pieces in your home are the ones you won't find in anyone else's. These unexpected touches show that different is just right.

Wall Art

The 2015 Color Trends You NEED to Know Now

We asked 11 top designers to predict the hottest color trends of the upcoming year. From olive greens and bright patterns, to "Monet meets Molly Ringwald," these chic combinations may be the next big thing<p>We asked 11 top designers to predict the hottest color trends of the upcoming year. From olive …

Interior Design

Today's Design Secret

ELLE DECOR design experts reveal the tricks and tips behind the most beautiful rooms.<p>ELLE DECOR design experts reveal the tricks and tips behind the most beautiful rooms.

Interior Design

100+ Great Kitchen Design Ideas - Kitchen Decor Pictures

Let them inspire your next kitchen redesign.<p>These pros know how to make the most out of a tiny cooking space.<p>It takes a bit more than just setting out a grill.<p>The best of charming farmhouse living.<p>A dramatic backdrop for your meal prep.<p>One part form, one part function, and lots of style.<p>A comfy …

Kitchens

25 Takeout Recipes You Should Know How to Make at Home

From shrimp fried rice to spicy tuna rolls, 16 classic take-out dishes you can make at home<p><b>Nothing beats vegging out on the couch</b> with a carton of fried rice from your local Chinese joint, but you don't have to order in to eat takeout classics. Check out our greatest "takeout" hits, and delete the …

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Ideas & Advice

Wedding Party<p>How to Get Your Wedding Party Photos Done Super Quickly<p>Don’t waste your precious time rounding up tipsy bridesmaids.<p>Flower Arrangements<p>A …

Super-cool Day After Photoshoot

Photo Fridays | Romantic Garden Engagement

I’ve been doing my Photo Fridays series for over 4 years now and they are usually my favorite posts. I just love ending off the week with gorgeous …

Snowy Winter Engagement Session

What’s more wintery than a husky, snow, and snuggling with your beau? This engagement session captured by Snapmotive has all those things, making it …

Picnic Engagement Session

Though this Valentine’s Day will probably be a snowy one for most of you, a picnic is one of my favorite romantic outings! I love this sweet picnic …

Photo Fridays | Denim and Tulle Engagement Session

I’m so excited to end the week off with this super sweet engagement session from Photos by Sarah Beth! Denim and tulle make a pair as adorable as …

Photo Fridays | 60’s Hippie Boudoir Session

Ending the week off with this fun 1960’s styled boudoir session from Emily Heizer Photography. Such a fab idea for a free spirited and bohemian …

Antique Store Engagement Session

I love seeing couples be more fun and eclectic with their locations for engagement sessions! How sweet is this antique store engagement session from …