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Mother of the Bride Dress Dilemmas, Solved

March 23, 2013 by Jill Prouty  
Filed under Brides' Guide

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Shopping for the perfect mother of the bride (or groom) dress isn’t easy. The mother of the bride is expected to pick a dress that is beautiful, graceful, distinct and understated just enough not to draw attention away from the bride. Choosing the right dress can be challenging, but armed with the following tips, you’ll [...]

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What to Eat for Great Skin

March 21, 2013 by Crystal Schwanke  
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As a bride, you’re going to have a natural glow on your big day. But what if you could take it to the max? You can, and it’s all about the foods you eat in the weeks or months leading up to your wedding date (and hopefully beyond). Sticking to a diet that’s rich in [...]

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DIY Wedding Favors: Everlasting Bouquet

March 20, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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By Virginia Bittinger One of the most treasured keepsakes from your wedding day is the bouquet. If you want to keep your bouquet forever and have it look just as it did on your wedding day, then make one out of paper! Origami flowers are simple to make and the paper choices available for patterns [...]

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DIY Manicures for Brides

March 19, 2013 by Crystal Schwanke  
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Even if you’re a no-frills kind of gal, chances are you’re going to want your hands and nails to look beautiful both before and during the wedding. Consider taking a “DIY” approach: you don’t need professional manicures to make your nails look beautiful, and there are ways to keep the skin on your hands looking [...]

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Step-by-Step Survival Guide for Mother of the Groom

March 5, 2013 by Joyce Beverly  
Filed under Brides' Guide, Rejoyce

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The older I get, the more I appreciate “experiential vs. intellectual” understanding. Books, blogs, lectures, experts and friends may prepare me for a task or opportunity but it’s not “real” until I live it. This has never been more true for me than last year when my son became engaged. Until that time, the phrase [...]

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Tell Us About Your Wedding!

January 11, 2013 by Maggie Zerkus  
Filed under Brides' Guide, Etcetera

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Every one of us has a story, and love stories are among our favorites. Have you been to a great wedding that was fun, unique or beautiful? Did you or a family member get married recently? Fayette Woman  is looking for a few weddings to profile in an upcoming issue of the magazine. The only [...]

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Guide to Gift Card Giving

December 20, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
Filed under Merry and Bright

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With the holiday season right around the corner, many shoppers are looking for the best gift options for family and friends. Gift cards may seem like a simple solution, but Better Business Bureau is warning that some gift cards could carry high fees making them far from a good deal. The Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility [...]

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Thanksgiving Turkey: Roasting vs. Brining

November 21, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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To roast or to brine? That is the Thanksgiving turkey question. Alas, while there’s no clear answer as to the better method of preparation, you can get excellent results with either method. It’s up to your personal taste and you preferred method of preparation. Spiced Apple Brined Turkey (Courtesy of Nancy Jaworski) This brined turkey [...]

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Natural Selection: Perfect Wine Pairings for Your Thanksgiving Table

November 21, 2012 by Jill Prouty  
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November is here, which means it’s time to start planning your Thanksgiving menu. This year, why not transform your traditional dinner into something extraordinary by complementing your dishes with wine? Don’t worry if you aren’t a wine expert. Fayette Woman has done the research for you. While there are no hard and fast turkey-pairing rules, [...]

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Best Money-Saving Shopping Events for the Holidays

November 20, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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New shopping holidays seem to pop up every year as retailers clamor for consumer dollars. To help you distinguish between the real deals and the duds, FreeShipping.org has rounded up the best shopping holidays between now and the end of the year. Nov. 23 – Black Friday It’s never too early to get your camping [...]

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Best Brand Buys for Breast Cancer Awareness

October 3, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
Filed under Mind, Body and Spirit

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According to the American Cancer Society, over 225,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in 2012. Sadly, the organization also estimates that nearly 40,000 women may lose their fight with breast cancer this year. For people who have been impacted by this devastating disease, breast cancer awareness is a daily [...]

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Create Your Own Garden Art with Succulents

September 8, 2012 by Bonnie Helander  
Filed under Fall Home and Garden

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One of the hot trends in gardening features succulents—plants with thick, fleshy, water-storing leaves or stems—in containers to add interesting textures, colors and shapes. Popular succulents for pots include Euphorbia, Echeveria, Aloe, Agave, Haworthia and Semervivum. Mix them in with more traditional flowering plants for a professional look. A wonderful reference book on designing with [...]

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