Tawni Araki

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How Real Brides Handled Their Biggest Wedding Planning Stressors

<i>As you probably know by now, wedding planning is an exciting and special time. It’s also, unfortunately, more often than not, one of the most stressful times, too. Even though it’s for the happiest of reasons, dealing with budgets, vendors, seating arrangements, logistics, purchasing, décor</i> …

These bed sheets offer that rare instance when coffee puts you to sleep

Coffee has never been known for its soporific effects … until now. Giving a whole new meaning to having coffee at bedtime is this new set of sheets — …

My Uber driver robbed me, so I took Uber to court and won

Hello Spicy Compatriots,<p>I know this is not typical on a business blog, but I want to share what happened to potentially help someone in a similar …

The Japanese Brewer That Makes Café-Style Coffee at My Desk

I love coffee in the morning, but the Green Mountain brewed in bulk at my office broke my spirit. After trying a French press at work (too much to …

This lifehack will completely change the way you cook pasta

Okay, we just found the very thing you’ve been waiting for — and you didn’t even know it. This lifehack will completely change the way you cook …

Food Puzzles for Cats Helps You Find and Build Kitty Brainteasers

Cats who work for their food seem to be happier and healthier, so stuffing food into a toy isn’t just a hobby for you. It’s a way to reduce your …

9 Gardening Trends That Will Be Taking Over Flower Beds This Year

Find out what's growing in popularity.<p>With spring approaching, we've all got gardening on our minds. But before you start hoeing and sowing, get inspired by what's trending in the plant world. Here's what garden and landscape trends you can expect to see sprouting up everywhere in 2017, according …

10 Things I Learned From Prepping All My Meals on a Sunday

Save both money and time<p>I’m someone who really enjoys eating out. I love trying new restaurants. And I’ve realized that’s where all my money goes. …

21 Clever Tips For Anyone Wrapping Presents This Year

Organize, wrap, decorate, done.

The 6 Exercises You Need for Ultimate Wedding Day Arms

No matter what the style of your wedding dress, toned arms are the perfect accessory. While you're more than likely already trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle so you can glow on your big day, a little exercise extra credit never hurt. We asked some top fitness experts to offer up their favorite …

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12 Vintage Wedding Traditions That Should Have Never Gone Out Of Style

Please bring these back!<p>Every time a trendy new wedding idea goes viral online (ahem, geode cakes and donut walls), we can't help but feel nostalgic for simpler times. These wedding traditions have slowly been disappearing over the years, but we'd love to bring them all back.

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This New App Wants to Help Make Wedding Planning Less Stressful

For those of you planning a wedding and looking for a way to keep up with all trends and resources out there, Style Me Pretty is coming to the …

3 Unexpected Details You'll Need to Cover With Your Wedding Caterer

Thought the only thing you and your caterer would need to discuss was what's on the menu at your wedding? Well, think again. Caterers cover so much more than just appetizers and entrées, and there are all sorts of little details you'll need to cover during your final meeting before the big day. To …

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25 Investments That Will Save You Money In The Long Run

Like retail therapy for your bank account.<p><i>Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

How to Plan a Wedding With Absolutely Zero Regrets

The last thing you want to do is look back on your wedding day and wish you'd done this or that differently, right? So take it from these wedding planning pros (who've literally worked with thousands of brides over the years combined BTW) and follow their advice on how to have a wedding with zero …

How you react to coffee might hold major clues to your metabolism

Is coffee your life blood, or does it give you the shakes? If you fall into the first category, you’re in the majority. For most people, a cup of …

Inspiring Ways to Make Your Wedding Even More “You”

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What to Include on Save the Dates for Destination Wedding

<i>Inviting guests to join you at an exotic location to celebrate your wedding? Then you already know your timeline and planning is a little (or a lot) different than for a traditional wedding. While a standard save the date may not include more than your wedding date, the venue, and the URL of your</i> …

3 Things Couples Must Do for Destination Wedding Guests

Back in the days when parents paid for everything at weddings, brides and grooms were sometimes accused of padding their guest lists so they'd receive more gifts from more people. That happens less and less as wedding couples accept responsibility for the wedding tab. And almost never for a …

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Brew Better Coffee, Pay Grocery Store Prices

Know Your Grind<p>Your coffee grind has a big impact on the quality of your brew. What's the right grind size? It depends on how you brew your coffee! …

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The art of wedding photography

Smile!<p>Credit: Inku<p>Getting The Shot<p>Credit: CBS News<p>Hula Hoop<p>Credit: Inku<p>Coy<p>Credit: Inku<p>Ceremony<p>Credit: Inku<p>A Good Catch<p>Credit: Inku<p>Pose<p>Credit: …

This Might Be the Most Epic Wedding Toast of All Time

Bride Caitlin Hallerman is one lucky gal.<p>Hallerman and her groom, Johnny, got their fair share of memorable toasts from loved ones at their …

De-Stress Before Your Big Day

As wonderful as your big day — and the days leading up to it — will be, it might also be a bit stressful. Trying to make your wedding all come together can be overwhelming, but these brides offer their own tactics for taking your stress levels down a notch.<p>"Leading up to the wedding, I went to the …

16 Truths Your Wedding Planner Will Never Tell You

Planning a wedding is hard. One professional planner lets you in on her secrets.<p>You're getting married! Congratulations! That's amazing. I'm sure you're going to be very happy together. But now it's time to plan. The whole process can feel like a series of progressively more obscure customs, …

The Best Blank Canvas Wedding Venues

Sure, hosting your wedding at a statement wedding venue may be a beautiful way to begin your marriage, but a more modern and cost-effective way to create an unforgettable experience is to choose a space that's a blank canvas and make it your own. Unlike hotel rooftops, towering cathedrals, or …

Summer Wedding Menu Items That Won't Spoil in the Heat

Whether you choose a bohemian al fresco celebration or a stately ballroom affair, hosting a summer wedding is often synonymous with cloudless skies and balmy weather. While forgoing hefty outerwear and space heaters in favor of ethereal sundresses and an ocean breeze is enticing, summer brides must …

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30 Of The Most Graceful & Gorgeous Lace Sleeve Wedding Dresses

f you’re looking for lace sleeve wedding dresses you’ve come to the right place. I’m obsessed.<p>My love of lace sleeves started with Grace Kelly’s …

Real Brides Share the Best Parts of Wedding Planning | Brides

When you get engaged, the prospect of planning of a wedding can be daunting! Yes, it's absolutely incredible to envision the event that will seal your bond with your fiancé and allow you to celebrate with your loved ones. But it's also a time-consuming, often-stressful, and emotional time. …

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