Beware! 13 Bridal Beauty Pitfalls

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The Knot polled hundreds of wedding beauty experts for their top tips for brides who want to put their best face forward. Some of them you may have heard already... and some may surprise you! Here they are! 1. Don't drink wine or eat dark-colored foods like berries. You should avoid foods that can tint your pearly whites, or you may end up with a stained smile. For really dazzling teeth, invest in a professional teeth-whitening service, or do-it-yourself with Crest Whitestrips. "Start any … [Read more...]

Attention-Stealing, Latex Bridal Gowns by Kim West

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They're stunning, white, and wearable, but not for the faint of heart! They're super sexy latex bridal gowns designed by Kim West, and she is now offering the bridal market something completely unique! Kim West achieved mainstream success in the nineties with her wearable rubber women's collection. She has dressed many celebrities and fashion icons including Kylie Minogue, Madonna, Isabella Rosselini, and Helena Bonham Carter. Now she's back with a slick new Spring-Summer 2010 bridal … [Read more...]

Making Love Last: Advice from Grandma

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We tend to get so caught up in the merchandising of Valentine's Day that we forget what the holiday is really about: Love. When Erin Bried was interviewing grandmothers for her book, How to Sew a Button (and Other Nifty Things Your Grandmother Knew), she asked each one for their secret to making love last, decade after decade. Watch this video to hear the advice of these wise women, each happily married for over 50 years! And if you're looking for more every-day wisdom, you should … [Read more...]

9 Easy Homemade Valentines

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Valentine's Day is just a week away! Make this year's celebration of love truly memorable with a new twist on old traditions! The Valentine's Day tradition started in the early 1700s, and for centuries it was celebrated with an exchange of handwritten notes and handmade tokens of affection.  (You can thank the Victorians for today's Valentine's Day style—they liked their paper goodies dolled up with lavish images of lovebirds, cupids, and flowers!)   When printing technology began to improve, … [Read more...]

Affair-Proofing Your Marriage

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Recent studies estimate that 45 percent of married women and approximately 54 percent of married men engage in extramarital sex at some time or another during their marriage, according to Hitched.  Shocking, isn't it? Nothing destroys a marriage faster than marital infidelity, and these statistics are truly frightening.  But it is possible to "affair-proof" your marriage, says Sharon M. Rivkin, M.A., M.F.T.  In order to make that happen, you need to know what can cause an affair in the first … [Read more...]

DIY Wedding Catering: Is it possible?

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Catering your own wedding?! That seems like a monumental-- if not impossible-- feat, but if it's something you're thinking about doing,  FoodServiceWarehouse has just made it a lot easier. FoodServiceWarehouse provides restaurant supplies and equipment, but they just recently put together a new catering resource loaded with information about equipment and supplies, photos, and educational articles.  If you want to learn more about catering your own event, this might be a good place to start.  In … [Read more...]