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KissMyTulle
Helping make your wedding day chic and affordable!
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I tend to be one of those people who "let's myself go" during my pregnancy. Like, I stop caring completely. After the baby is born, I can start to refocus on myself and feel like me again. And it all starts with some small, simple actions that I can do every day and get back to basics with my self-care routine. If you're in the same situation and looking to regain that sense of self, here's my 5 steps for self-care after having a baby (featuring Neutrogena Body Oil): Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Kiss My Tulle
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Hola, Tulle Nation! Did you know that the holidays are upon us and you've officially started flipping out about finishing your shopping, right? Well, I'm here to help! I have gathered up a fab collection of options for your brother, bestie, nephew, dad, and general men about town and all for under $30! Check 'em out (and click over to see the gift guide for the ladies): Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Kiss My Tulle
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Hola, Tulle Nation! The holidays are upon us and you've officially started your shopping, right? A little bit? It's all done? Not at all??? Still in need of some fabulous options for the ladies in your life? Well, I'm here to help! I have gathered up a fab collection of options for your sister, bestie, niece, mom, and general gal pals and all for under $30! Check 'em out: Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Kiss My Tulle
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This weekend is a biggie in America - today is Thanksgiving and then... SHOPPING! That's right, between Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and then Cyber Monday - this weekend will be all about the $$$$$. And I KNOW that you want the deals. So, I've tracked down the best companies who are offering BIG DEALS this entire weekend. All you need to do is click the company's link below (it doesn't cost you anything extra, it just gives KMT a small kickback for introducing you to them) and then... ENJOY! Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2016 at Kiss My Tulle
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It's been a long held tradition in my life to participate in Black Friday every year! When I was younger, I would stay home and babysit my cousins so my aunt and uncle could shop. Then, I started hitting the sales on my own. Now, I've indoctrinated my husband into the joy and bustle of post-Thanksgiving Day deals and we have a good time. And do you know my keys to having a good time on Black Friday? Being prepared and having reasonable expectations. By reasonable expectations, I mean that you need to understand that everything is just stuff. And there's no reason to be a horrible person over stuff. So, stop grabbing, pushing, and yelling. Get what deals you can and be grateful for those. Everything else is just stuff. And as far as being prepared, here's my tips for prepping for Black Friday: what to wear and what to pack in your purse! Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 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 brown, may I present to you, a selection of chic and affordable brown bridesmaid dresses! Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2016 at Kiss My Tulle
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I shit you not - I fucking love swearing. LOVE IT. It probably has a lot to do with growing up with a mom who hated it and used to lecture me a lot. Or... I could just love it. So much so that I actively look for fellow swearers at mommy groups and blogging conferences, like - "WHERE ALL MY DAMN BITCHES AT????". Are you the same? Know someone who is? Why not make their Christmas awesome AF with one (or all) of these 12 stocking stuffers for people who fucking love swearing: Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 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 Boston: Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2016 at Kiss My Tulle
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Capsule wardrobes are all the rage lately - and for good reason. They're simple, affordable, and practical. I've been sharing some great capsule wardrobes for honeymoon travel and moms lately but I also think that this practice could be amazing for a toddler. So, I've rounded up what I believe is a great winter capsule wardrobe for a toddler girl: Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2016 at Kiss My Tulle
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It's that time of year again, when every commercial and every blog is out there telling you about all the stuff you have to give your guy for the holidays. Some of it is really cool but, let's be honest, most of it is RIDICULOUS (unless the man in question is The Hipsterist Of All The Hipsters). If he's is more camo and casting or more gigabytes and Green Goblin than weird facial hair and obscure beers - here's my suggestions for 10 stocking stuffers he'll actually want this holiday season (because most men aren't hipsters): Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2016 at Kiss My Tulle
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It's that time of year again, when every commercial and every blog is out there telling you about all the stuff you have to give her this holiday season. Some of it is really cool but, let's be honest, most of it is RIDICULOUS (unless the woman in question is The Hipsterist Of All The Hipsters). If they are more interested in pretty necklaces and cute tote bags than $100 wine holders or designer passport covers - here's my suggestions for 10 stocking stuffers she'll actually want this holiday season (because most women aren't hipsters): Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2016 at Kiss My Tulle
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Finn turned three months old yesterday and is turning into the coolest little dude! We love him more every day. Like I did with Melanie, I'll be doing a little photo project for his first year with monthly photos and a brief rundown of what's happening in his little world (I'm sharing this in a format that I plan on using in a photo book featuring his first year): Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2016 at Kiss My Tulle
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I'm going to be honest with y'all. One of the best things about having kids is... featuring them on your holiday card! Because, let's be honest, after you have kids - no one cares abut your mug and only wants to see those adorable babies. So why not give them what they want and feature those adorable baby faces on some really outstanding stationery? This year, we ordered our cards from Minted.com and OMG... AMAZING. From the multute of designs, to the ease of use, to the quality product - Minted.com is THE place to buy your cards this year. Don't believe me? Then check out our colorful holiday cards from Minted.com! Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at Kiss My Tulle
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Lea Clark™, the 2016 Girl of the Year, dives in to new adventures and explores what’s in her heart. The 18" Lea doll is only available until 12/31/16, or while supplies last. This American Girl Doll giveaway is for a Lea Clark American Girl Doll, Lea's Exclusive Collection, and her book Lea Dives In–written by Lisa Yee, valued at $180. Giveaway ends on December 11, 2016 at 11:59 pm. Shipping just in time for the holidays! Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2016 at Kiss My Tulle
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My good friend (and beyond talented artist), Nicole Hance, recently posted some really funny sketches on her Instagram feed that showed her look pre- and post-babies. I died laughing and begged her to allow me to share them with my readers. I just know y'all can relate to this artwork depicting "Then and Now: My Look Before and After Becoming a Mom": Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2016 at Kiss My Tulle
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One of the hardest parts about being a mom is remembering to care about what you look like. Often, you're overworked and struggling on a budget so taking the time to dress nicely or invest in a few items for your "new" body is just too overwhelming. I know - I feel like I'm there every. single. day. So, I'm helping you out. Here's some solid and affordable capsule wardrobe pieces (and a couple of investments) for a few looks perfect for a stay-at-home mom: Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2016 at Kiss My Tulle
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Are you a new mom or dad with a baby in diapers? Are you having a rough time getting any kind of sleep at night? I know, I know - sleep deprivation is the worst! And the reality is, with a new baby, you're just not going to sleep through the night for a while. However, you can make the sleep that you do get a little better with my top 5 ways to sleep easier with a new baby (featuring Walgreens Well Beginnings). Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2016 at Kiss My Tulle
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Thankful. Grateful. Blessed. These are all words that I know I'm supposed to be - especially during this time of year. But, it can be a struggle. I look around my crappy house and think about all the remodeling that needs to be done so I won't be embarrassed for people to see it. I look at myself in the mirror and hate how fat and out-of-shape I am. I look at my children and wish they had nicer clothes and a big, lush yard to play in. It's frustrating to feel like you'll never quite were you want to be, like life is moving but you're not. So, I have to get myself together and remember that: at least I have a house to live in, my body allowed me to make two healthy children, and my kids love playing in the dirt. I will remember to feel grateful this season - and every day after. Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2016 at Kiss My Tulle
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As many of you know, I love Thanksgiving and host it every year. I have been doing it for so long that I have a set menu, a timeline, and all the supplies I need to create a chic yet simple "event" that everyone enjoys. This year, I decided to add another fun level to my Thanksgiving skillz - a leftovers station! Y'all know that leftovers are the absolute BEST thing about the holiday so why not make them the centerpiece of your celebration? I've made it super easy for you, too! I sourced all the supplies and am sharing a bunch of FREE printables so you can create your own Thanksgiving leftovers station: Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2016 at Kiss My Tulle
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The holidays are coming, the holidays are coming!!! The next couple of months are STRAIGHT UP my favorite of the whole year. All the cooking, shopping, and decorating? Sign me up! I love it all but, one thing that I'm being extra cautious about this holiday season is my mind-body balance. Since I have a newborn, I'm very concerned about my wellness so I decided to start taking some Nature Made® vitamins and supplements. After all, Nature Made® is the #1 Pharmacist Recommended brand for many key dietary supplement categories*. Read on to find out how I am maintaining balance during the holiday hustle and bustle with Nature Made® vitamins and supplements. Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2016 at Kiss My Tulle
Hey everyone! I've teamed up with some other fantastic bloggers and small-business owners to bring you an AMAZING giveaway this month. A giveaway that is super perfect with Thanksgiving coming up because who couldn't use extra tools in the kitchen? Want to win a Kitchenaid mixer and other cooking goodies? Then read on! Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2016 at Kiss My Tulle
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About 15 days after Finn was born, he did a newborn photo shoot with April Deleon of Pure Happiness Photography. I just wanted something very simple and completely focused on him. Lots of naked baby, lots of light, and lots of sweetness. I also wanted to mimic the style of and a few shots from his sister's newborn session three years ago. Here's a few of my favorites: Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2016 at Kiss My Tulle
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One of the things no one told me about when I became a mom was the amount of time that I would spend thinking about my kid's gut. I want to encourage them to "go with their gut" during their life and to do that - I've got to make sure that they're well taken care of. And, after a particularly scary ER visit for an out-of-whack gut issue when Melanie was little, you bet your sweet buns that I'm vocal about making sure everyone is aware it. So, allow me to pass along my knowledge to you. Here's my top five tips for toddler wellness with SmartyPants Kids Probiotic Complete. Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2016 at Kiss My Tulle
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One of the hardest parts about being a mom is remembering to care about what you look like. Often, you're overworked and struggling on a budget so taking the time to dress nicely or invest in a few items for your "new" body is just too overwhelming. I know - I feel like I'm there every. single. day. So, I'm helping you out. Here's some solid and affordable capsule wardrobe pieces (and a couple of investments) for a few looks perfect for a stay-at-home mom: Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2016 at Kiss My Tulle
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The first year with a new baby is a lot of things. Amazing. Fun. Frustrating. Exhausting. Awesome. It can also be overwhelming - very overwhelming. There is so much change and advice comes to you from every direction. Everyone will tell you what they think your need to do and what your baby needs to thrive. But guess what? YOU are all your baby needs that first year - truly, that is all. WaterWipes understands that and is here to support you during that first year with your new baby. Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2016 at Kiss My Tulle