Will A Rose By Another Name Smell As Sweet?

    Bella Breakdown Many know there are different color roses, but there are also different shapes and scent. June is Rose Month so here’s a guide to learn the different meanings behind different roses. One of the common known variance of roses is the long and short stem roses. Shorter stem roses or garden-length roses take 72 days for growth and long stem roses take 144 days for growth (accounting for the higher cost). One of the most obvious color meanings is red for love being a common choice for men, while women tend to favor less popular...

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Have Your Big Day, Without The Big Pay

    Bella Breakdown Saying ‘I Do’ is not just committing to a life partner, but a commitment to a large price tag. Here is some tips to have fairy-tale wedding without breaking the bank. Invitations Invite people in groups to avoid unwanted guests within your social circle and having a private social media page for the event. This is good for considering co-workers and friends that are not from the same social circle. If you’re having an issue with too many guests and wanting to invite everyone, an option is to print the invitations with two separate times....

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3 DIY Royal Wedding Party Ideas

Bella Breakdown If you’re as obsessed with the royal family as we are and are planning to host a watch party during the upcoming wedding, then these three DIY royal wedding party ideas are for you. Celebrate Prince Harry and Meghan Markles’ “I dos” by sipping lemon elderflower cocktails. Not only are these classy cocktails delicious, but they mimic the flavor of the royal wedding cake, making them oh so appropriate. Accessorize with fascinators. These iconic small hats are synonymous with British culture and are so easy to make on your own. Get creative with glue and scissors, and...

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DIY Secrets To A Cleaner Home

Bella Breakdown We’re about halfway through the spring season, so if yo haven’t begun cleaning, now’s the time. No need to run out and buy fancy supplies or pay for any services, as these four DIY hacks are all you need to know. Iron out stains That red wine stain on the carpet is a daily reminder that the floors aren’t going to clean themselves, but this ironing hack should do the trick. Mix together one part vinegar and three parts water. Dampen a towel with the solution, place your towel on top of the stain and then iron...

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Make Mom Feel Like A Queen With These Gift Ideas

Bella Breakdown Time is ticking! Have you gotten your Mother’s Day gift for mom yet? If not, rest assured because here are five ideas spanning across all budgets and we won’t be mad if you steal them. 1. A stay at a bed and breakfast. B&Bs are becoming increasingly popular and serve as a great little getaway. One option is the Blair House Inn Bed and Breakfast in Whimberly, Texas. 2. A themed basket. Pick a theme or a color and go to town. Choose lemonade and get her a new pitcher, serving glasses, yellow napkins and a box...

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Don’t ‘DIY’ With These Home Improvement Projects

Bella Breakdown You’re thrifty, you’re crafty, and we are proud of you. Maybe you reuse curtains, table cloths, mason jars and clothing and are the queen of the DIY routine. But, there are certain home improvement projects you should consider skipping the DIY avenue on. Here’s a list of a few things you should definitely either buy new, or seek help in doing! 1. Switching from gas to electric: This one kind of seems like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised. Changing your stove top from gas to electric could cause an explosion if not done properly. 2. Removing...

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