Are you like many people out there and really dislike your birthstone? Well here’s a fresh take on picking your signature stone. The fashion mavens over at JCK have come up with a comprehensive guide to gemstones matching their vibrant hues with your hair and eye color. We especially love the caveat at the bottom saying that diamonds are perfect for everyone. We could not agree more!
The term ‘engagement photo’ brings to mind a whole slew of things. Everything from your parents saying, “There was never any of this nonsense around when WE got engaged”, or perhaps they’re whipping out that old leatherette bound horror film filled to the brim with baby blue bell bottom tuxes and ruffled shirts. No? Just me then? Even in the past decade there has been a huge leap in engagement photography moving it beyond just being a passport photo that happens to have two people in it. So how do you get from a Sears style portrait session so uncomfortable that you end up having to sub in another friend as your fiance because the man in question CAN NOT SMILE without looking completely creepy, to a beautiful engagement photo that showcases your relationship with each other?
These fun and sometimes surprising facts, compiled by BRIDES magazine, run the gamut from what month is the most popular time to put a ring on it, to whether or not that rock was a surprise or not. Wow that just got a bit Seussical on you there for a bit. Sorry about that. But onward to the trivia! I’m sure these will help you out the next time you’re on jeapordy… or not, but at least we’re having a good time right? Yep, thought so. Continue reading
Yep, the leaves are turning, the weather is cooling… it’s definitely fall. And with that comes one of our favorite things, pumpkin flavored, well, anything! From pumpkin spice lattes at Starbucks to fragrant pumpkin bread in all of the stores and restaurants, nothing makes you feel all warm and cozy like the smell of pumpkin infused treats. Which is why we’ve combed the internet to find the very best and pumpkin-iest recipes to try this fall. Trust us, they’re delicious!
The world is in the grip of a tremendous energy crisis. From petrol to your cellphone, power is in short supply. Yet we can’t seem to part with any of them. We can’t live without our SUVs or our iPhones. But how far would we be willing to go for our fix? What would you give to keep leveling up in Candy Crush? We know that you’ll spend hundreds, even thousands of dollars, but would you spend something a bit more personal? A bit more macabre? Israeli designer Naomi Kishner thinks we will. With her collection, aptly named Energy Addicts, Kishner probes the limits of our dependency on electricity.
Many say that they would rather give up their life than live without their smartphone or tablet. Well Kishner is ready to call you on that boast, in a big way. But she doesn’t want your body… she wants your blood. Continue reading
Since the advent of Pinterest, women, and I’m sure a bunch of men, have been obsessed with two things, tasty recipes… and crafts. And since it’s Halloween, I thought some fun spook-induced craftiness was in order. I found this photo just after Halloween last year, so it’s been patiently waiting for Halloween to roll back again. Now I’ll just let you know in advance, I’m quite crafty, but also quite clutzy, so if I could pull this off anyone can. So here are your step-by-step instructions to creating your very own blingtastic spider web pumpkin.
This is the story of Ed, a London native, who desperately wanted to propose to his girlfriend Alex. And he didn’t want to just propose… he wanted to PROPOSE. Now, a bit of backstory is required here in the fact that Alex, loves pugs. She doesn’t own a pug herself, but those adorable mugs pull on her heartstrings in a very special way. And can you blame her? Look at this face!
Did you know that the diamond sitting on your finger is over a BILLION years old or that only 30% of all diamonds are of a high enough quality to be used in jewelry? To find out more great facts like those, check out this awesome infographic! Continue reading
Since Halloween is just around the corner I thought we could have some fun reliving our spookiest blog posts, like this one, featuring a giant spider. *Cue the rewind music!
I was recently informed that Spiderman 3 was hitting theaters and that we were going at midnight. Ummmm, ok? I’ve never been one for superhero movies, although the most recent Avengers movie was actually pretty good, so I viewed this late night movie experience with a moderate amount of grumbling. However, I recently found out about a dress that might change my view of the whole Spiderman franchise. Continue reading
Have you ever wondered who exactly it is that’s been talking to you over the years? Ever laughed at a blog, Facebook post, or tweet and tried to imagine the person who put it there? Or have you been assuming that i’m a machine, or conglomeration of people in India who all magically have names like Trevor or Dave? Sorry, but neither of those are correct.