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4 Things You Need to Buy for the Kitchen

I recently added all four of these products to my amazon order, and let me tell you - you need to get them on your countertop asap. The tea and the honey for obvious reasons - because they're delicious - but the appliances because they make things easier and help to switch up meals so you don't get bored of eating the same ol' thing. Brides, make sure you register for a good crock pot and dehydrator! You can thank me later. ;) 

1. Yogi Sweet Chai Tea.  I am a big tea drinker, and this is one of the best I've had. The flavor is bold, and the scent sweet. I drink it with a little raw honey and it makes the best afternoon pick me up. 

2. Food Dehydrator. This was a huge score for us. My husband set to work making beef jerky, and I used it for crackers. I'm looking forward to trying out fruit leather soon, too!

3. Crock Pot. Whoever invented the crock pot should get a medal. It just makes things so easy - throw the food in, forget about it, and eat it a few hours later! 

4. Manuka Honey. Manuka honey is fantastic to take internally for optimal health, but also for smearing all over your face in a face mask. Yep, you read that right! It's antibacterial and antiseptic and just leaves your skin glowing.

Tell me, what are your recent pick ups for the kitchen?  


Three Ways To Rock A Pixie Cut On Your Big Day

First it was Emma Watson and Halle Berry. Then Beyonce did it-- letting us all know the pixie cut is here to stay! For those of you getting hitched and thinking about taking the pixie plunge, fear not! You can pull of a gorgeously feminine wedding day "do" without long locks. Don't believe me? See it for yourself!


This bride adds some vintage flair with an old-school headpiece.



This bride keeps it simple, accentuating her gorgeous cut with eye-catching earrings.



This lovely bride adds even more bling to her big day with a rhinestone headband.



For the Bridal Party


Spotted this adorable photo of nails, and I thought it would be a cute photo option on the big day. Bonus points for interesting nail colors, or if the background was a photo of the bride and grooom. 


Boho Glam Wedding Dress

Um, hang on. Sorry, had to catch my breath there. This dress is insane! The soft, billowy fabric is balanced by the intricate beaded bodice, and the retro accessories make this a boho glam look if I've ever seen one! And who knew boho glam was a thing? I always thought boho was more romantic, sort of whimiscal, but man. This girl is shutting. It. Down. 


Paulina Gretzky Engaged

Well, folks, this might be one for the books - an engagment that my husband cares more about than I do. It happened- believe it or don't! PGA player Dustin Johnson proposed to Paulina Gretzky (daughter of Wayne) with this gorgeous rock over the weekend. The ring is a cushion cut on a band of channel set diamonds. Congrats to the happy couple!


The Perfect Wedding Hair

If a tight updo is a little too traditional for you and beach waves aren't quite the ticket, consider this messy updo that blends the best of both worlds. The braids loose strands are playful yet keeping the hair off the back is more classic, which makes this look a winner for any destination bride. What do you think? Would you rock a braided updo down the aisle?


Honeymoon Destination Idea

If tropical islands and balmy weather doesn't suit you for a honeymoon destination, consider the Waterfall of Gods in Iceland. In the year 1000, the ruler of the land declared Christianity the official religion in Iceland. He then threw the statues of the Norse gods into the waterfall, and that is how the name came to be. It is absolutely stunning, no?


She Said... No!

Did y'all hear about this?!? That cringeworthy moment that everyone secretly hopes for finally happened: A public proposal got rejected! Awesome right?? Turns out, not really. It was actually just a marketing ploy by some brilliant Head of Marketing for a minor league baseball team in Connecticut. But with over 600,000 views, we'd have to call that a pretty successful PR stunt. What do you think: Was this fair game as a marketing stunt or is it cruel to mess with people like that? 


The Best Little Man


The news outlets were all a-buzz last week over the heart-wrenching story of little Logan Stevenson, the terminally-ill two year-old whose parents bumped up their wedding date so their son could be a part of their big day. Logan's parents, Christine Swidorsky and Sean Stevenson, were planning to get married in July of 2014, but when they were told last month that their son, who had been battling leukemia, had only weeks to live, they rushed to make it happen sooner.

This past weekend, with the help of friends and famliy-- and with little Logan serving as Best Man-- they tied the knot. And surely on such a bittersweet day, there wasn't a dry eye in the house. Sadly, just two days after their wedding, Logan passed away. While it's hard for many of us to comprehend holding such a joyous event in the face of such inexplicable sadness, his family says it's exactly what they wanted: "This is our dream come true," said Swidorsky. "All our family together and we're all together celebrating, the celebration of my son's life and the celebration of our marriage." Here's hoping they can draw on those happy memories to help them get through the coming months and years. Rest in peace, little man.


A Picture Recreated

Had to share this adorableness with you all. The top picture is a pair of childhood friends at a carousel. When they got married years later, they recreated the photo. How sweet is that?!