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Creative Rehearsal Dinner Idea from Loverly

[Photo by Kelly Oshiro Design on Kelly Oshiro] Hosting a wedding gives you permission to host other parties, too. Right? Engagement party. Rehearsal dinner. Day-after brunch.  (If you find that these celebrations are adding to your planning stress, by all means, skip them.) One fun-loving couple hosted a state fair-themed rehearsal dinner and served duck confit corndogs, sweet tea, popcorn, and more. For these […]

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How To Master Tonal Dressing

Tonal dressing—wearing one color head to toe—has been having a bit of an extended moment. The trend kicked off last fall but is still going strong. You can count that as good news because 1) it’s a fairly classic look, so it’s never going to look dated, and 2) an outfit in a single color palette creates the illusion of […]

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How to Get Sunscreen Stains Out of Clothes

You spend all summer diligently applying SPF, and how does the universe thank you? By getting splotchy sunscreen stains all over your clothes. Fortunately, there are a few fixes you can try. One method is to spot-treat the culprit with a mixture of dishwashing liquid and glycerin ($4, walmart.com). Alternatively, try pretreating the blotch with a stain remover, a liquid […]

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How to Make Kale Less Tough

Ever noticed how eating a kale salad can feel like trying to bite through a piece of cardboard? It’s one tough leafy green—but it doesn’t have to be. The next time you’re preparing a kale salad, wash your hands and then massage the greens. The pressure will tenderize them–making them softer, and easier to eat. It’s true! Another way to […]

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How to Choose a Color Palette for Any Room

If choosing a cohesive color scheme for your next decorating project seems like a daunting task, get guidance by following this simple equation: First, pick a dominant color for 60 percent of the room, then select two accent hues (15 percent each), and, finally, spice things up with a bold accent color that’s brighter than all of the others (10 […]

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How to Make an At-Home Hair Mask

If you’re searching for a product to make your hair shine, look no further than your refrigerator: Applying mayonnaise to your strands will make them glossier. Yes, it’s an old beauty myth, but the condiment mask actually works—mayonnaise is made with an oil base, and it’s proven to make locks glow. To whip up a homemade mask, follow these steps: […]

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Easy Outfit Idea

Need a go-to style that will have you looking polished and out the door in seconds? Try pairing a silky top in an eye-catching jewel tone with a statement necklace in complementary colors.

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Pink Bridesmaid Bouquet Idea from Loverly

Did you ever think one flower could take the place of an entire bouquet? Meet the peony.

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Cut Costs on Thanksgiving Travel by Booking Now



While no one wants to think about turkey and stuffing before Labor Day, making travel plans now might just save you up to 60 percent on your plane tickets. According to travel search site Hipmunk, airfare for Thanksgiving 2012 travel (November 21 to 25) was at its least expensive between August 26 and September 1, at an average of $373 […]

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Use Your Phone to Save Money on Back-to-School Shopping

Looking to score some deals on last-minute school supplies? Foursquare (the app synonymous with “checking in”) can help you save your (lunch) money with these offers specifically catered for back-to-school season. To unlock a deal, fulfill the below requirements and then show your phone to the store’s cashier: Best Buy: Spend $250, get $25 back when you check in and […]

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