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KissMyTulle
Helping make your wedding day chic and affordable!
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The first dance is reception tradition that a lot of couples really, really love and want to do. And that's great! The first dance is an opportunity for the two of you to share a public "private" moment in the midst of your wedding reception plus it's a goldmine of photographic moments. But! What if you're doing a first dance at your second wedding? The song choices get a bit trickier but have no fear, I'm sharing 10 first dance songs for a second wedding! Continue reading
Posted 16 hours ago at Kiss My Tulle
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**The links in this post are affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link.** Like many great companies before it, Blurb was actually started by accident. In the early 2000s, Eileen Gittins, Blurbs' Founder, rekindled a passion for photography while trying to figure out her next career gig. She wanted to compile her photos into a nice coffee table photo book, but she only wanted to print a handful of copies. The conundrum was that every publisher was quoting her hundreds of dollars for each book! She found this curious – and frustrating. So she asked herself, are there other people like me who want to affordably create their own high-quality book from their photos? The answer, of course, was yes, and it changed her life – and book publishing – forever. In 2006, Eileen launched Blurb, a simple book-designing platform and a publishing process that could quickly produce beautifully made books at game-changing price. Everyone from award-winning photographers, to couples wanting to commemorate the birth of their child started using Blurb – and they continue to do so today. Even after almost a decade, people are still blown away by Blurb’s user-friendliness, quality, and affordability. People trust Blurb to create every kind of book imaginable, including: Cookbooks Photo books Yearbooks Ebooks Magazines and more! Blurb doesn’t just help people make books and magazines, they also help market them by providing publishers with their own dedicated sales page. Blurb’s dedicated sales pages allows authors to: Make their book or magazine available to the public or by invitation-only Write a compelling book description Customize a preview of their book Share their book with others on social media Blurb also created their publishing platform to work seamlessly with Amazon and Apple... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Kiss My Tulle
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I didn't wet the bed much but The Boy has a genetic issue that affects his bladder and causes him to wake up and use the bathroom several times a night. And who knows? Melanie may have the same genetic issue so... I need to be ready for it. And you know what? Now that I think about it, bedwetting - ain't no thing. In fact, check out this helpful infographic and see just how common and normal it really is! Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Kiss My Bump
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Ah, the honeymoon. After spending all that money on the wedding you can finally kick back and not open your wallet. YEAH, RIGHT. Most people don't plan to budget any money for making purchases for their honeymoon but you should! After all, if your planning a honeymoon at a ski resort but don't have a winter jacket then you're going to be awfully cold. And what about some sexy undies, ladies? You know you want a little something. Well, I can help you with that - here's a few of my favorite affordable honeymoon lingerie from Third Love (and psssst... they have bras with half cup sizes!): Continue reading
Posted 3 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 London: Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Kiss My Tulle
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For those of you sticking close to your home state for your wedding, you might be interested in maximizing that "homey" feel and incorporating it into your wedding. Iowa is known for it's gorgeous yellow cornfields (and, of course, "Field of Dreams"!)! Find inspiration in a palette of yellows, greens, and blues. Pair a simple floral wedding invitation, lots of tulips, chalkboard signs, and striped straws - you've got yourself such a chic wedding! Interested? Then check out these suggestions for flowers and decor for an Iowa wedding: Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Kiss My Tulle
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Ever since I wrote this post on what I fed my toddler for a whole week, I've been getting people asking me to share my favorite products for feeding and serving my toddlers her meals. I'll be honest, I don't use much and tend to stick to whatever I happen to have in my kitchen already. But, I do use a few toddler specific items to prep and serve Melanie's meals: Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Kiss My Bump
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One of the easiest ways to save money on your wedding is to buy your wedding flowers online and either DIY them yourself or purchase pre-made arrangements. Here are my top 5 places to buy flowers online for your wedding: Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Kiss My Tulle
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Want a killer dress for your bridal show or rehearsal dinner? Straight up - y'all DO NOT need to buy a new dress for each event. Did you know that you can actually save money AND get a gorgeous outfit if you rent one from Rent the Runway? And right now, new customers can get $25 off $75+ rentals when they use code: 25OFFNEW. Here's a few of my favorites! Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Kiss My Tulle
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If you're a member of Tulle Nation then you TOTALLY love a good deal - so I've found some totally fabulous deals perfect for your budget! Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at Kiss My Tulle
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**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.*** Now you can upgrade your home with custom designer decor that won’t break your budget. Up and coming e-tailer Loom Decor enables you to create custom window treatments, pillows, bedding, table linens, and more with the click of a mouse. Whether you’re a decorating newbie or a seasoned pro, Loom’s complimentary design assistance, gallery of product inspirations, and free fabric swatches will make your next decorating project not just easy, but downright fun! Choose from over 400 gorgeous designer fabrics and the latest furnishing styles to create the perfect decor for your home…all at a fraction of designer showroom prices. Your order will be handmade in Nashville, TN with the highest quality craftsmanship and shipped to you in just 2 to 4 weeks. So what are you waiting for? Get started designing at loomdecor.com. Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at Kiss My Tulle
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A wedding dress is a magical thing. Even for the most unsentimental of us (coughcoughmecoughcough) wearing a lovely white dress on your wedding day is pretty special. But guess what? You can have that special wedding dresses AND it doesn't have to cost you the same as a new car! Interested? Then take a moment and check out this roundup of the 13 wedding dresses under $200! Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2015 at Kiss My Tulle
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After we decided to go with all Ikea kitchen cabinets for our remodel, we actually had to plan, design, assemble, and install them. And HOO-BOY did we learn a lot from that experience! Even with all the research that I did and blogs I stalked, we still didn't have a clue about so many little things that would have been SO helpful to know during every phase of the process. So, I thought, why not help you out and write up everything I wish we had know about doing an Ikea kitchen. Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at Kiss My Casa
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For those of you sticking close to your home state for your wedding, you might be interested in maximizing that "homey" feel and incorporating it into your wedding. Indiana is known for... corn (did you know that it was the birthplace of Orville Redenbacher?)! Find inspiration in a palette of yellow and creams plus a pop of bright, bold turquoise. Pair a rustic floral wedding invitation, lots of billy balls, popcorn favors, wildflower centerpieces, and vintage blue bottles - you've got yourself such a lovely wedding! Interested? Then check out these suggestions for flowers and decor for an Indiana wedding: Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at Kiss My Tulle
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Need some wonderful and unique wedding invitations? Hoping for something special that doesn't cost a million dollars? Or maybe you're looking for customized invites that don't break the bank? If any of these options appeal to you then check out my suggestions for the best wedding invitations on etsy: Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2015 at Kiss My Tulle
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I have an amazing giveaway for y'all today! Do you want to have an AMAZING adventure? Do you hope to have a spectacular story to tell your grandkids one day? Then you absolutely want to enter to win a $125 voucher to more than 250 of the world's best experiences from Tinggly! Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2015 at Kiss My Tulle
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Our friends at ModCloth give good dress. So in honor of their low, low prices and so much excitement for this lovely spring weather - I present y'all with my favorite pastel colored bridesmaid dresses from ModCloth: Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2015 at Kiss My Tulle
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We're knee deep in kitchen/dining area remodels around here and I'm frantically trying to churn out tutorials and posts for y'all but, in the meantime, I thought I share my 10 favorite cookbooks with you. Sure, sure. In the age of the Internet and Pinterest, it can seem a little silly to still use cookbooks - and I assure you, I totally use online recipes all the time. But, sometimes, you just fall in love with a cook and NEEDS it in your life. Here are mine: Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2015 at Kiss My Casa
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For those of you sticking close to your home state for your wedding, you might be interested in maximizing that "homey" feel and incorporating it into your wedding. Chicago, Illinois is an amazing city with a vivid past and hip urban scene... and the pizza? ZOMG! Pair a colorful wedding invitation, weathered turquoise touches, brick reds, structured florals, and - of course- pizza - and you've got yourself such a hip wedding! Interested? Then check out these suggestions for flowers and decor for an Illinois wedding: Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2015 at Kiss My Tulle
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Looking for some non-traditional places to shop for your wedding decor (and save a bundle)? Well, look no further than that Swedish juggernaut, Ikea! Yes, you did read that right - the big box home goods store is a mecca of inexpensive decor (both DIY and non-DIY) for your wedding ceremony and reception. Read on suggestions on great wedding decor that you can make from Ikea and what to pick up on your next visit to the store. Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2015 at Kiss My Tulle
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A longtime favorite of Chicago tastemakers and brides in search of a vibrant twist on tabletop entertaining, Tabula Tua offers the most beautiful dinnerware from around the globe. Gorgeously crafted by talented artisans, this tableware is the stuff of dinner party legends. Imagine having dishes so lovely and hard-wearing that they are regularly handed down from generation to generation. Here's a few lovely brands that Tabula Tua offers and are perfect for a wedding registry. Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2015 at Kiss My Tulle
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If you're a member of Tulle Nation then you TOTALLY love a good deal - so I've found some totally fabulous deals perfect for your budget! Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2015 at Kiss My Tulle
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We've all seen them - those horribly ugly bouquets in the supermarket floral section. They're always there - usually with the same three types of flowers and some greenery stuffed in there. And sure, we'd all LOVE to splash out and hit up a local florist for not-in-season peonies or orchids for the wedding bouquets but sometimes, the only option you have are those ubiquitous supermarket bouquets. Well, fear not budget brides and grooms, I'm here to show you how to make an ugly supermarket arrangement into a lovely wedding bouquet! Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2015 at Kiss My Tulle
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For those of you sticking close to your home state for your wedding, you might be interested in maximizing that "homey" feel and incorporating it into your wedding. Idaho is known for its lovely wildlife and all the wonderful birds in the state! Find inspiration in a palette of sunny yellow, coral, and mint. Pair a colorful wildflower wedding invitation, lots of hanging tissue fans and bird garlands, bird seed favors, and a rustic backdrop - and you've got yourself such a pretty wedding! Interested? Then check out these suggestions for flowers and decor for an Idaho wedding: Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2015 at Kiss My Tulle
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Long before Melanie was born, I became more aware of my impact on the Earth and tried to take small steps toward making myself and my home toxin-free. I don't consider myself "green" - more like "greenish". Maybe a soft sage color. Can one be "sage"? Anyhoo, I tried to make little goals every few months that would allow my small changes to develop into long-term habits. For example, I insisted on using no-VOC paint throughout the interior of our house. So, when Melanie came along, I totally made a few environmentally-friendly choices. I breastfed, (mostly) cloth diapered, and made all her baby food. So, when it came to choosing disposable diapers and bath products for le bebe, I decided to try click on an offer for free samples from The Honest Company and see what all the hype was about. And, well, I have mixed reviews.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2015 at Kiss My Bump