Much like people, budgets come in all shapes and sizes — and my wedding budget is, in the grand scheme of weddings, small. But as we have discussed time and time again on this blog, budgets don’t limit style, they simply increase creativity! Step one is always to shop the sales, and David’s Bridal is having one you need to know about. Now through … Keep reading…

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I was invited by Drizly and the Midwest Influencer Network to try this service and review it for you. Spoiler alert: It’s awesome. What defines a great weekend varies person to person. A friend of mine spends her free time hiking, while others like parties or shopping or shows. For me, a great weekend involves some serious relaxation — in loungewear, because bras … Keep reading…

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  Weddings are expensive. I’ve barely been engaged a month, but the hunt for locations — and the corresponding food and liquor packages — served as quite the eye-opening experience in regards to price. It was… mind-blowing. Thankfully, there are plenty of freebies available for brides-to-be, even in the early stages of wedding planning. Sure, they don’t make up for the thousands spent on receptions, … Keep reading…

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Ah, Valentine’s Day. A day for fine wine and decedent chocolate and love notes — or cheap margaritas and television and people-watching awkward drunk couples at bars, whatever works. For our first Valentine’s Day together, I mailed Lance a box of Spanish Conversation Hearts. On our second Valentine’s Day, Lance mailed me a bulk-sized bag of miniature heart-covered rubber ducks, and I … Keep reading…

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