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KissMyTulle
Helping make your wedding day chic and affordable!
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I'm definitely feeling all of my 29 weeks in this second pregnancy (I officially hit the third trimester last week). It's like I hit a wall and I'm just tired all the time. As I did with my first pregnancy, I'm taking photos and doing a cute week-by-week FYI session from here on out (ala Little Baby Garvin). Continue reading
Posted 12 hours ago at Kiss My Tulle
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It's baseball season, bitches! We are big sports fans in our house and just about any night of the week will find us hanging out in the living room with some sporting event on the TV. Right now, we're all in for our favorite sport - baseball (I root for the Boston Red Sox and he's all over the Texas Rangers). Every year since we started dating, we have had a tradition of attending one Red Sox at Rangers game in Arlington a year. Now that we have a kid - the tradition is still going strong (read more about my experience attending a game while knocked up and see how I DIYed a cute dual team jersey for my daughter so she could cheer for both our teams). Are you knocked up and want to show your team pride, too? Then check out the options below and see how you can represent your team with MLB maternity wear: Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Kiss My Tulle
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One of the hardest parts about planning the honeymoon can be figuring out what the hell you're going to pack! Often, you've never been to the location that you'll be 'mooning at and it can be tempting to over plan and over pack. Don't do it! Save your money and save your sanity by pre-planning your wardrobe and packing a few versatile pieces (thus, saving precious space for shopping!). Here's my tips and suggestions on packing for 7 days in Montana: Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Kiss My Tulle
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I'm at 28 weeks in the second pregnancy and that means that I am officially in the third trimester! Woot! I'm definitely feeling a little more tired these days but otherwise, this time around has been SO MUCH EASIER than my first pregnancy! As I did with my first pregnancy, I'm taking photos and doing a cute week-by-week FYI session from here on out (ala Little Baby Garvin). Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Kiss My Tulle
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In a few days, I'll be in the third trimester of my second pregnancy. Like my first time around, I've straight up gained a ton of weight (in my defense, I was already 50 pounds overweight to start so my total weight gained is actually a lot less than before). However, unlike last time, I've worked out much more consistently during my pregnancy. I average a little over an hour 4-5x a week. Sure, I could be doing better but I'm pretty happy with what I've accomplished so far (especially considering that I work out at home, with a toddler, and run my own company). I am especially happy with how well I'm doing working out at home with limited space and equipment. I've had several readers ask me about what I'm doing/using so I thought I take a moment and share my favorite at-home pregnancy workouts and equipment: Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2016 at Kiss My Tulle
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So now, you've started your own blog and you've written a few solid posts. Yay! Congratulations! For most of you, that means that now you're probably looking to earn some money. And that's great! I love that I can do something I really enjoy from the comfort of my home and make some money to boot and I want to show you how you can do it, too. And it's so, so EASY! So read on to learn how to make money blogging using ShareASale! Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2016 at Kiss My Tulle
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I know that many of you, like me, often need a little (okay, A LOTTA) push sometimes to work out. Because seriously, it does not matter how regularly I work out - I hate it every time. I mean, I feel great after and I'm always really proud of myself for doing it but... I T S U C K S. I have discovered though, that I am one of those people and I can bribe myself into gettin' after it if I have something fun or cute to wear. Sound familiar? Then you'll love this round up of 25 most excellent t-shirts and tanks for working out! Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2016 at Kiss My Tulle
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Guys! It's the last week of my second trimester - 27 weeks! I'm telling you, this time around has been SO MUCH EASIER than my first pregnancy! As I did with my first pregnancy, I'm taking photos and doing a cute week-by-week FYI session from here on out (ala Little Baby Garvin). Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2016 at Kiss My Tulle
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It's been a long time since I just sat down and wrote about my girl. She's a toddler now and will be three in July. In August, she'll become a big sister to a little brother. During her first year, I did a monthly rundown with photos and little notes on her favorites and sweet moments. I gave up doing those after that first year because... well, my kid was a DICK her first year of life. Like, full on asshole. It made parenting and bonding with her very, very, VERY difficult. So after the first, difficult year - I was just enjoying finally enjoying my daughter and so all those little projects about her fell by the wayside. But, I thought that I'd take a moment to write her a little letter and let her know that I love her so much. Right here. Right now. Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2016 at Kiss My Tulle
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Everyone wants gorgeous flowers for their wedding. And why not? They're pretty, smell wonderful, and can make a huge design statement. But! It can be easy to get carried away and let your flower budget spiral out of control. Resist the temptation by using this handy graphic filled with affordable pink flowers for your wedding to get amazing blooms within your budget. Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2016 at Kiss My Tulle
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Full confession, y'all. I've never gotten a Mother's Day gift. Not once. So when #BabbleBoxx offered me a special box just for moms - I. Was. In. I just loved the idea of having a whole box of wonderful products show up on my doorstep that I would be able to use during my pregnancy and after the little man is born. I had no idea what all would be included so when I opened the box - OMG! It was wonderful! My husband even got excited about this unboxing. Read on to find out why a Babbleboxx is the perfect gift for new moms this Mother's Day! Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2016 at Kiss My Tulle
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I'm getting closer and closer to the end of my second trimester - as of right now, I'm at 26 weeks in my second pregnancy! As I did with my first pregnancy, I'm taking photos and doing a cute week-by-week FYI session from here on out (ala Little Baby Garvin). Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2016 at Kiss My Tulle
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When I was pregnant with my first child, I wasn't 100% sure if I needed a stroller or not. Honestly, I was leaning toward not since our house and car is very small (no storage for a large stroller even if it was collapsible), we live in a rural neighborhood with no sidewalks or trails for walking, and everywhere we go has shopping baskets. A stroller really felt like an extra that we didn't need. Then, I started thinking. We knew that we'd be traveling a lot in the first few years of her life and that involved long, multi-leg plane rides... and that meant we really should invest in a stroller to make it through airport terminals. And you know what? I am SO GLAD we made that decision! Trying to travel or vacation with a baby or a toddler (though little buggers can RUN) without a stroller is like trying to make a hole in a brick wall using just your head - it's really, really hard and you're making things more difficult than they need to be. Don't believe me? Here's my 5 reasons a stroller is a must when you travel with babies or toddlers! Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2016 at Kiss My Tulle
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Mother's Day is coming and, while it would be AWESOME to shower mom with diamonds and cashmere, for most of us - that's just not financially possible (or even practical - have you SEEN what a toddler does to cashmere???). So, in an effort to help you find something simple and affordable that would make a great gift for any mom this Mother's Day, may I present to you - 25 most excellent t-shirts and tanks for moms! Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2016 at Kiss My Tulle
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So you followed the step-by-step directions in last week's post and set up a WordPress blog in less than ten minutes and now you're ready to start writing! What you decide to write about is entirely up to you. Feel free to brainstorm on that a bit and experiment with several different topics - then come on back for further instructions because I'm here to show you how to write your first blog post in WordPress! Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2016 at Kiss My Tulle
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Sometimes, you want a bright wedding with tons of color and other times, you want a wedding with tone-on-tone bridesmaid dresses! For those interested in filling their wedding with dresses all in purple, may I present to you, a selection of chic and affordable purple bridesmaid dresses! Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2016 at Kiss My Tulle
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I'm at 25 weeks in my second pregnancy and inching closer and closer to the end of my second trimester. As I did with my first pregnancy, I'm taking photos and doing a cute week-by-week FYI session from here on out (ala Little Baby Garvin). Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2016 at Kiss My Tulle
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So, I'm not much of a beauty person. I'm super low-key about the make-up I use and often go days and days without wearing any. However, one reason I can do that and not feel like a total uggo is because long ago, I learned the importance of excellent skin and dental care. If your skin and teeth are healthy and glowing - you really can feel confident in any situation - with or without make-up. So, naturally, I'm always on the lookout for awesome tools that I can invest in to help me keep my skin and teeth at their best. And I'm SO, SO excited to say... I found something AWESOME for those of you in the same boat! In January, I was able to preview (and play with) several products from the FOREO skin and dental lines and, OMG - they're not only fantastic tools, they're so chic and modern looking! So check out my rundown of the amazing beauty and health options for women, men, and children from FOREO: Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2016 at Kiss My Tulle
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I've been blogging for nearly 10 years now and the number one question that I get is... how do I start my own blog and is it expensive? Well, y'all - the awesome news is that starting a blog is so easy that you can do it in less than ten minutes AND it's less expensive then a new dress! And the even better news is that starting your own blog can be a life-changing thing. It was for me and I'm forever grateful for the day I started my own. Are you ready to find your little piece of the Internet? In this post, I am going to show you how to start a blog in four easy steps - get a domain name, get a host for your blog, install WordPress, and choose a theme. So let's get going and I'll show you how to start your a blog in less than ten minutes! Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2016 at Kiss My Tulle
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If you follow me on Instagram (and why wouldn't you?!?!), you already know that we're having a... I thought I'd take a moment and answer some of your questions, concerns, and comments about our little guy. Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2016 at Kiss My Tulle
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At 24 weeks into second pregnancy, I'm nearly to the end of my second trimester. As I did with my first pregnancy, I'm taking photos and doing a cute week-by-week FYI session from here on out (ala Little Baby Garvin). Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2016 at Kiss My Tulle
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I'm solidly into my second trimester with this, my second pregnancy, and I've definitely been relying on several items to make this time easier/more enjoyable. My post-first pregnancy belly flap has taken on the form of an actual baby bump so I'm looking less like a super fat lady with a beer gut and more like a super fat pregnant lady. I'm feeling much better that I was during my first trimester and have been really enjoying the idea of a having a baby boy! Here's a rundown of my second trimester must haves: Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2016 at Kiss My Tulle
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One of the hardest parts about planning the honeymoon can be figuring out what the hell you're going to pack! Often, you've never been to the location that you'll be 'mooning at and it can be tempting to over plan and over pack. Don't do it! Save your money and save your sanity by pre-planning your wardrobe and packing a few versatile pieces (thus, saving precious space for shopping!). Here's my tips and suggestions on packing for 7 days in Sydney: Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2016 at Kiss My Tulle
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As many of you know, my little girl LOVES her some superheroes (she's a huge Hulk fan and I've always got my eye out for awesome superhero stuff for her). My girl doesn't really care if she plays with traditionally "boy" superhero toys and dress-up clothes, she gets SO excited when I introduce her to new bad ass female characters - like Rey from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens". We watched this movie for the first time the other night and Melanie was completely enamored with Rey. She just loved watching her kick ass and take names. Is your little girl the same way? Then check out this awesome "Star Wars" Rey stuff for little girls: Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2016 at Kiss My Tulle
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Phew! I'm winding down my time in my second trimester and I'm at 23 weeks into second pregnancy. As I did with my first pregnancy, I'm taking photos and doing a cute week-by-week FYI session from here on out (ala Little Baby Garvin). Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2016 at Kiss My Tulle