Julia Moniaci

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Wedding Planning: What to Do the Morning of Your Wedding

There's more to the morning of your wedding than makeup applications and mimosas. (And you thought the hard part was over!) Luckily, these wedding planners have you covered with a list of last-minute to-dos that will make the entire day more enjoyable.<p><b>1. Trade heels for flats.</b><p>"You'll most likely be …

Best Wedding Apps: Wedding Party App Keeps Wedding Pictures Private

Obviously you want your best friend and your far-flung relatives to have access to all 12,038 photos from your wedding. But it feels a little dicey if those same pics are junking up in the Facebook newsfeed of, say, your high school frenemy, your ex, and the coworkers you {<i>gulp!</i> } didn't invite to …

End Your Wedding on a Sweet Note With a Grown-Up Twist on Cotton Candy. (Nom Nom Nom)

If you're prone to afternoon sugar cravings, prepare to go on a bender after you read this: Instead of passing petit fours (been there) or sugar cookies (done that) with after-dinner coffee at your reception, how about mini sticks of cotton candy in grown-up flavors, like mango and caramel, both of …

Valentine's Day Gift Guide

25 Valentine's Day Gifts for Everyone You Love<p>Because all you need is love—but amazing presents can't hurt, either<p>Need a great gift for February 14? We've got items for your partner, your best friend, your parent, your sibling, and anyone else who holds a special place in your heart.<p><i>The items in</i> …

Want a Happy Marriage? 5 Simple Things Men Need From Their Wives

5 Foods That Can Help Extend Your Fertility

Granted, your ability to get preggers depends largely on your genes. But you can start making conception-friendly diet choices to up your odds<p>The first step toward a healthier reproductive system is balancing your hormones through diet, says holistic health counselor Alisa Vitti, founder of the …

Nutrition

Brides, Beware: 4 Unexpected Fees That Can Totally Screw Up Your Wedding Budget

1. The wedding dress of your dreams WAS in your budget—until you tacked on $500 for alterations. At the start of your appointment at any wedding dress boutique, ask if the cost of alterations is included in the price of the dress. And once you've picked your gown, it's reasonable to ask about …

Your Weekly Workout Plan, Monday - Sunday

Yup, we’re making it THAT easy for you<p>You've heard it a million times: The best way to fit in fitness is to schedule it as a date with yourself. Add these workouts to your calendar <i>right now</i> and you won't miss a sweat session.<p><i>—Amy Roberts, NASM-CPT</i><p><b>Monday</b> It's Tabata time! Speed through fast-paced …

Exercise

Squash Recipes for Fall

7 OMG Squash Recipes<p>If you like squash now, you’ll love it even more after you try these seriously tasty dishes<p>If roasted squash soup or butternut squash ravioli with sage brown butter doesn’t take you to your autumn happy place, well, then, you must not like fall. For everyone else, you’ll love …

How to Get Fit WITHOUT the Gym

You already have the only fitness tool you really need<p>Maybe your membership got too expensive or you’re too busy to go more than once a week. Whatever the reason for breaking up with your gym, we have good news: You don’t need a fancy health center—or even equipment—to burn fat and sculpt muscle. …

Exercise

Our First Real-Bride Model Isn't Actually a Model, Despite How Over-the-Top Amazing She Looks. Which Wedding Dress Is Your Fave?

I'm SO excited to share the pics of real brides modeling Watters wedding dresses from our photo shoot earlier this month. They looked so gorgeous, I was literally tearing up the entire time. (I'm hoping they were too busy being <i>ooh</i>'d and <i>aah</i>'d over to notice!)<p>First up, Tonya, a lightweight …

People Are Gonna FREAK When This Real Bride Walks Down the Aisle. (She's Working It in Every Wedding Dress!)

On the day of our "real brides in wedding dresses" photo shoot, I started to get nervous for Katie, our third real bride. Bride 1 and Bride 2 set the "pretty" bar super-high, but thankfully Katie has sparkle to spare.<p><b>Wedding Dress 1</b><p>Watters Erin Gown Ivory hand-placed Chantilly lace, Queen Anne …

The Chic Little Notebook That Will Make Dorky Wedding Binders a Thing of the Past

Look, I understand how useful it can be to have an "official wedding binder." In fact, I had two. {* } But I think we can all admit that Trapper Keeper-style binders are majorly dorky after, say, third grade. Thankfully, there's no law that says you HAVE to record your wedding details on<p>8-1/2-by-11 …

A Vintage-y, Under-$800 Engagement Ring From Neil Lane, Plus More Sparkly Baubles From His Latest Collection

I know, I know. You probably think that "under-$800" is a typo, since jeweler-to-the-stars Neil Lane is best known for designing doorknob-size engagement rings for celebrities. But it's not. And I think this $799 ring from Neil Lane Designs—Neil's line with Kay Jewelers—would be just perfect for a …

sweep me up

Can we all just stop for a moment and ooh and ahhh at these pretty ombre bridesmaids dresses in pretty pinks and coral hues... http://bridalmusings.com/2013/06/pink-rustic-ranch-wedding/ photo by Driver Photo

4 Good Reasons to Ask Your Guests to Leave Their Cameras at Home

Corey Ann Balazowich is a professional Ohio photographer who thinks couples should strongly consider having "unplugged" weddings—i.e., ask guests not to bring cameras, or at least not take photos during key times during the ceremony. Why? Well! Guest photographers can ruin the images that the</i> …

71 Resources to Run Better Today

Runners rejoice: We’re recognizing National Running Day with more than a jog around the block. Here are 71 resources to offer inspiration, help …

You Can Do It: Fairytale Crow

I believe in fairytales as much as I believe in reality because I experience magic every day of my life. I know what it feels like to fly because I do it every day on my yoga mat. I believe in miracles because I’ve seen someone walk into a yoga studio with tears in her eyes only to end up …

Yoga

$20 Dates for a Romantic Summer in Columbus

June 2, 2013 7:00 am PocketBook Jess<p>When I (Jess) first started dating Rob, we were broke college students. Going out and having fun together was our …

I'm sharing my Pinterest obsession on the blog today as part of the Pin It Forward UK Campaign! http://bridalmusings.com/2013/05/whats-your-favourite-pinterest-board/ What's your favourite Pinterest board? Share a link to it in the comments below and/or on the blog and tell us why it's your fave. I can't wait to check out your pretty boards! :)

5 Ways a Baby Messes with Your Relationship

Your little one can put a major strain on your bond. Find out how to overcome the most common post-pregnancy hurdles and keep your love strong<p>Having a child is right up there with your wedding and the honeymoon as one of the best times of your relationship…right? <i>Right?</i> Uh…maybe not so much. …

Pregnancy

5 Places You Forget to Apply Your SPF (Don't Worry, We've Got You Covered)

• <b>Your Eyelids:</b> Ouch, right? Major ouch, especially since the skin in the eye area is normally thin and delicate before it's exposed to the sun. Go for …

SIMPLY TARALYNN — Garlic Parmesan Avocado Cauliflower Mash!

Reset Your Hips to Reset Your Posture!

<b>by Jill Miller</b><p>Poor Posture – I know – it sounds trite but I really get bent out of shape when I see people who are <i>literally bent out of shape</i>. …

38 Grilling Recipes That Will Make You Want To Be Vegetarian

Hot dogs, schmot dogs. Prepare to fend off jealous carnivores trying to get in on this delicious veggie grilling action.

How To Make Strawberry Margarita Jello Shots

INSIDE OF STRAWBERRIES. Inspired by Baker's Royale.<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p><b>Berry prep</b><p>24-30 large strawberries<p><b>Jell-O</b><p>1 box Strawberry Jell-O<p>1 cup tequila<p>3/4 cup cointreau<p><b>To finish</b><p>Sugar<p>1-2 limes<p><b>Special equipment</b><p>A melon baller or small measuring spoon with relatively sharp edges<p><b>PREPARATION</b><p><b>Berry prep</b><p>1. Balancing the …

5 Simple Changes To Help You Lose The Weight For Good

Weight loss isn't an easy endeavor. If it were, it wouldn't be such an ongoing topic of discussion. Behavior change is difficult, and weight loss can …

15 Sneaky Duct Tape Hacks for Better Health

There’s no doubt about it: Duct tape has adhered itself to American hearts. Invented to help the war effort during World War II, duct tape originally …

16 Unconventional Summer Date Ideas

Including a few that don't even require leaving the air-conditioning.<p>When you're on the hunt for fresh date ideas that aren't just "beach trip" or "dinner and a movie," peruse these fun summer suggestions for every type of couple—from the A/C-loving indoor types to the true outdoors …