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18 No-Bake High-Protein Energy Bites for Easy Fueling

Pre-make these snacks for a handy energy boost.<p>1 of 18<p>Chocolate Energy Bites<p>These yummy treats from Cooking Classy combine almond butter, honey, and oats with chocolate for a decadent-tasting treat.<p>2 of 18<p>Chocolate Chip Trail Mix Balls<p>This recipe is from our cookbook, <i>Meals on the Run</i>. Not only are …

I Ditched 100 Beauty Products for These 10 Basic Items—and I've Never Looked Better

Here's what made the cut.<p>For most of my adult life I've been drowning in beauty products. Literally.<p>When I lived in Los Angeles, I had an amazing antique claw-foot bathtub set against the back wall of my bathroom. In between the tub and the wall, I balanced bath bombs, body washes, sea salts, sugar …

9 Stylish Projects You Won't Believe are DIYs

Making something on your own, as opposed to buying it from the store, doesn't have to mean sacrificing style. Here are nine furniture and decor …

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Make a Felt Ghost Wreath

Happy Monday!! Enjoy this Felt Ghost Wreath!<p>I am in the full swing of Halloween over here — one of my FAVORITE seasons!!<p>And I am having such a great …

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31 Candy Corn Cupcakes, Treats and Crafts

• Candy Corn Cake Pops shared by Love from the Oven<br>• Candy Corn Fudge from Something Swanky<br>• Candy Corn Meringues from Make Bake Celebrate<br>• Homemade Candy …

Paper Wigs

Make these paper wigs for a fun and easy way to add to your Halloween costume!

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Wedding News & Tips – Loverly

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There IS a Wrong Way to Use Social Media While You Plan Your Wedding

How-to<p>Kimberly Watson ·<p>In the age of the internet, social media pretty much creeps into every aspect of your life – including your wedding.<p>If you’re hoping to avoid becoming an over-excited, over-sharer, it’s important to consider internet etiquette – or “netiquette,” if you will – when posting …

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Etiquette Guru Lizzie Post Answers Tough Budget Questions

Wedding 101<p>Loverly ·<p><i>The Emily Post Institute is the foremost authority on all things etiquette, and when we get a chance to have our questions answered by one of the Posts, we don’t hold back. I recently spoke to Lizzie Post, great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post, about tough budget- and</i> …

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22 Websites That Make Wedding Planning So Much Easier

Because your wedding should be as happy and stress-free as physically possible.

Wedding Budget: How to Save Money on Your Wedding; Inexpensive Wedding Ideas

Sure, winery weddings are all the rage, but many will charge you thousands of dollars just to book the space—and in some places that won't get you a tent, chairs, or a dinner napkin. For the same vibe {<i>boozy fun!</i> } without the astronomical site fee, consumer expert (and bride!) Jeanette Pavini …

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The Ultimate Summer Wedding Survival Guide for Brides | Brides

Every bride wants to look hot on her big day without physically feeling hot for obvious reasons. If you plan to say, "I do" this summer, put these warm-weather survival tips to the test to ensure you don't burn up or grow irritable on what's supposed to be the happiest day of your life.<p><b>Get hitched</b> …

Bridesmaid Gift Tell-All: 29 Creative Ideas We Can't Stop Talking About

Stumped when it comes to choosing bridesmaid gifts? We get it! After all, when was the last time you needed to buy the most important women in your …

Short Hair? DO Care About These 3 Updos for Bridesmaids With Short Hairstyles!

Calling all bridesmaids now rocking short or medium hairstyles!! Do not regret chopping your locks when you’re looking at all those “Will You Be My Bridesmaid?” cards and Save the Dates decorating your fridge. You can still get in on the updo club at your next wedding bash this season. Here are …

The Best Wedding Blogs You Might Have Missed This Week: May 27, 2015

<i>You'd never plan your wedding at work (cough, cough) — but your lunch break is a whole other story! For your #WeddingWednesday lunchtime, we rounded up gorgeous real weddings, pretty style details, and helpful tips from across the web. Our favorite recent wedding blogs feature totally beautiful</i> …

Unique Flowers to Use in Your Wedding Bouquet

Scan Pinterest's most popular wedding bouquets and you'll start to see a pattern: peonies, dahlias, and garden roses reign supreme. "Those three are consistently used over and over. They're pretty extraordinary!" says Holly Heider of Holly Heider Chapple Flowers LTD. "They're so popular because …

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25 BEST BRIDESMAID DRESSES FOR THE FINE ART BRIDE

Bridesmaid dresses really are a treat to shop for: if you can manage to keep each of your bridesmaids happy, that is. Yes, bridesmaids come in all …

How to Plan Your Bridesmaids' Accessories

Fashion<p>How to Plan Your Bridesmaids’ Accessories<p>Kellee Khalil ·<p>After you’ve popped the question to your favorite friends, chosen their bridesmaid dresses, and figured out their big day beauty look, it’s time to pick out their accessories! Here’s how to plan everything from the jewels to the shoes, …

130 Ways to Save Money and Still Have the Wedding of Your Dreams

Although many of us dreamed of our wedding when we were young, I'm betting that, as kids, we weren't able to process how much the big day costs. It's only after we've become adults and deal with grown-up stuff like school loans and 401(k) contributions that the true cost of a wedding really hits …

7 Bridal Parties Who Totally Nailed The 'Mismatched Dresses' Trend

It’s the trend that’s dominating Pinterest wedding boards everywhere: “mismatched” bridesmaid dresses. They’re a creative departure from the more traditional, matchy-matchy color schemes we see at weddings, and a welcome opportunity for your girls to pick a cut and color that works for them.<p>We’ve …

105 Wedding Entrance Songs

When the ceremony's over and you're officially Mr. and Mrs., it's time to get the party started! If you're wondering what music will make for an iconic reception entrance, we're here to help. We compiled 105 of the best wedding entrance songs for your debut as a married couple. Whether you're …

Making a Budget Wedding Beautiful | Jasmine Star

<b>Dear Jasmine,<br>I’ve been struggling to get myself a second shooting gig at weddings and I’ve shot small birthday parties, corporate events, charity</b> …

11 Wedding Flower Rules (Straight From the Pros!)

photo by Al Gawlik Photography<p>photo by Kay English<p>photo by Dawid Bilski Photography<p>photo by Sawyer Creek Photography<p>photo by The Nichols …

20 Beautiful Brides who just Shine Happiness

<i>“Life’s turning points rarely happen on days that require you to throw overpriced events and fret excessively about your appearance. After all a</i> …

Wedding Bouquet Styles 101

If you're a Bride-to-be, you already know there are literally <i>thousands</i> of flower types out there. But did you know there are also over a dozen …

The Best Wedding Instagrams This Week: May 21, 2015

Spring wedding season is here, which means we're more inspired than ever by all of the usual Instagram photos of amazing wedding moments. This week, our favorite photo-sharing app opened our eyes to shots of an adorable dog ring bearer to an awesome, <i>Entourage-style shot of groomsmen</i>, and more.<p>True …

23 must-see DIY ideas for your wedding day

<b>#1 Sew your wedding date into your dress!</b><p>If you've never sewn before, this might not be the craft project for you. However, it does make a gorgeous …