Monday, November 16, 2015

Make this Thanksgiving, the best one yet!

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and frankly, it’s never too early to start planning your dinner party. With so many aspects to consider from the food to the decor this delicious celebration can start to feel like a holiday to everyone expect the host. A lot goes into preparing an amazing dinner and it can be one of the most stressful times of the year. To make things easier and more fun we have put together a list of useful hacks and ideas to make your Thanksgiving preparations smooth as gravy.

Who said you have to have the same old boring decor every year?
Use this free printable collection to dress up your home and purchase all your party decor and utensils at TomKATStudios

Make a Pine Cone Door Hanger
Because not all DIY front door decor requires a foam wreath form.
You can find more detailed info here.

Share a Message of Thanks with Simple, Classy Balloon Décor.

More details here.

 There are so many great ideas and recipes out there that you will want to add last minute, don't do it!
One good way to keep things stress free and organized is to create a menu and stick to it.
Also, if the turkey is taking a little too long, make sure to have yummy appetizers ready to go.

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
The easiest, most tastiest appetizer with just 2 ingredients and 10 min prep!
Get the recipe here.

Apple Cranberry Walnut Salad
Crisp apples, dried cranberries, feta cheese, and hearty walnuts come together in a fresh Autumn salad.
Get the recipe here.

Turkey Cheese Variation Platter
This appetizer will be a huge success
Get more info here.

Brown Sugar Glazed Turkey Meatballs
Made with Butterball’s Turkey Sweet Onion Burgers Meat, these meaty balls are lean and delicious, wholesome and super tasty. Like, finger-snapping good.
Get the recipe here.

We're so THANKFUL you stopped by and we hope you were inspired to host the best Thanksgiving ever.
 Now go and gobble on!

Monday, November 2, 2015

Ideas on What to Do With Leftover Halloween Candy!

Halloween is over and we are sure your little ones came home a ton of candy! Now, the real trick here is deciding what to do with it, besides the obvious choice of eating it all? (I say this, as I eat my 3rd tootsie roll!)  Now before you go overboard by indulging a little more than you should on those treats, check out these fun alternatives we found that you can do to put all that sugar to good use. 
This is such a fun activity you can do with your little ones.  We find the gummy candies work the best.
You can find more details here: MAMA.PAPA.BUBBA

This idea may not save you on the sugar calories, but will definitely get your kids excited about milkshake time!
Get the recipe here: My Baking Addiction
FOR ADULTS ONLY- PAIR IT WITH WINE (Like you need an excuse to have either!)  The chocolate, caramel, nuttiness of Snickers go great with tawny ports and the cookie-like Twix goes well with a smooth Scotch,  suggests
Stuff it into the piñata or fill up the goodie bags .

 Frozen Peanut Butter Cup Banana Pops (Something healthy in there, right?!)
Get recipe here: REAL SIMPLE
Mix the sweet candy with salty pretzels and nuts (check if you have cereal leftover in the cupboard to add, too) and make an easy and delicious trail mix.
For recipe click here: BABBLE
Candy corn can be used to decorate Thanksgiving cookies or baked goods.  It even makes cute centerpieces and place settings for the table.
How to do it here: Inside Bru Crew Life

Monday, October 26, 2015

Halloween Wedding Inspiration!

Halloween weddings – or Halloweddings, for short – can often be quite overdone to look more like a Halloween frat party than an actual wedding.  However, there are some ways to take Halloween from tacky to classy and still have a lot of fun! Check below for a few ideas to make your Halloween wedding truly spooktacular!

Add to the classy décor with a little tongue-in-cheek message on a pumpkin or two at the altar, such as “Til Death Do Us Part…”
Image found via Society Bride Blog
Add an elegant cake with lots of details or  a clean white cake with a touch of character.
A black veil will definetely make things interesting.
Go elegant with this beautiful lavender rose bouquet. Birke Photography and Valley Flower Company
Have golden mini pumpkins as a seating guide and favors.
Make the inside feel like an enchanted forest by using tree branches, grasses, berries, some dark red roses and pumpkins. Give the halloween feel by adding black table cloths and chairs. Birke Photography and Valley Flower Company
Bridesmaids in black tulle…via ouma on Etsy

Rustic twilight inspired shoot with an elegant candlelight display courtesy of
Put your spookiest foot forward in black satin pumps.
Photo by: Lacie Hansen on Kelly Oshiro via

Monday, October 19, 2015

8 Fashion Bloggers You Should Be Following on Instagram!

Our blog today is filled with amazing women whose passion for fashion runs through their veins.
From Brazilian blondes who started their career interning at Valentino to fashion stylists who were born to be fashionistas and take over the blog world. We're very thankful these ladies exist.  They inspire us to look our best and they make Instagram very pretty to scroll through.
Check out our list of 8 fashion bloggers you will want to start following immediately!

HELENA BORDON @helenabordon

CHARLOTTE G.@thefashionguitar

ERICA HOIDA@fashionedchicstyling
EMILY GEMMA@emilyanngemma

MARIANNA HEWITT@marianna_hewitt


ALYSON HALEY@alyson_haley
MARIANA SAAD@blogmarianasaad

Monday, October 12, 2015

Why not have Valentino walk you down the isle?!

Every bride is looking for the perfect pair of shoes for her big day.  Not only does it have to be the most beautiful shoe, it also has to be the most comfortable.  This is a hard combination to find since we all know beauty can be painful sometimes.  Valentino's wedding shoes are a favorite among stylish brides. Valentino is a classic designer who stole our hearts a long time ago.  Established in 1960 by legendary fashion designer Valentino Garavani, Valentino shoes are most likely the reason for many of the shoe addicts around the globe.  Scroll down below to see a few of our bridal favorites and remember, whichever pair you choose, test drive ‘em a few times before the big event to avoid those dreaded new-shoe blisters!

Photography: Birds of a Feather
Photo via Pinterest
Photographer, LACIE HANSEN.
Photography:Liz Banfield
Photography: One And Only Paris Photography
Photo viaPinterest
Photograhy: Jodi Miller Photography
Photography: Khaki Bedford

Monday, October 5, 2015

5 Fab Hair Styles To Try This Fall

Do you feel like the change of seasons brings on a change in your style?
Most people look to their hair to spice things up.  Your hair is a powerful tool, in fact, 74% of men say that they notice women because of their hair.   Have some fun expressing yourself and experiment with the amazing fall hair styles below.  We promise your hair will make be "making waves!"

The Lob "longer bob" 
This hair cut has been decided to be timeless.
Want it?
Ask for piecey layers that are longer in the front," says hairstylist Matt Fugate of the Sally Hershberger Salon in New York City. "Make sure they start cutting around the face. That way, you can decide on an angle, and if you want to go shorter, you still have that option. (

The Pixie Cut
It has such a sweet little name, but it has been worn by some of the biggest, boldest, and bravest stars throughout history. (

Freshen Up
If you don't want to go shorter, just freshen up dead ends with a razored trim like Ratajkowski's. (

If you want a simple change, headbands can help.  Headbands are back for AW15. This chic and simple style was spotted on the Chanel runway. (

The Waves
"I am always an ardent supporter of mega voluminous locks," says Raphael Reboh.  And for fall, he predicts the return of big waves à la Nina Dobrev, who wears her curls with a soft side part. (

Always remember to be clear about your desired length and bring a picture of the style you want to make sure your stylist knows exactly what you're looking for.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Most Unique Wedding Cakes We’ve Ever Seen!

Icing on the cake you say?!
From classic and modern to chic and sophisticated, cakes are the exclamation point of a wedding reception. We rounded up the most unique and delicious wedding cakes we could find to share them with you. WARNING! The pictures below may cause some unexpected sweet cravings!

For the Fashionista Bride
Photo: TrendSurvivor

For The Delicate Bride
Photo: Cakecentral

For The Chocolate Strawberry Lover
Photo: Deerpearlflowers

For The Sprinkles Lover
Photo: Ohlovelyday

For the Floral Bride
Photo:Cassi Claire

For the Artsy Bride
Photo: Philip Ficks via The Knot
For The Hawaiian Bride
Photo: Sweet Cakes By Karen

If you're still here and didn't run to the grocery store to buy a piece of cake....Let us know which one is your favorite in the comments below!