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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Billboard Music Award Show For A Political Platform

    Bella Breakdown The Billboard Music Awards had all the celebrity artists walk the red carpet for a night of awards, politics and remembrance. The host of the award show this year is Kelly Clarkson started the night by addressing the recent Santa Fe school shooting. She was told to say that the families of Santa Fe needs thoughts and prayers, then was requested to do a moment of silence. Clarkson nearly started crying when she started to express that she is tired of the moments of silence, calling for a change saying, “We need to do better....

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Olympics Party: Try These Colorful Decoration Ideas

Bella Breakdown You don’t have to be in Rio to cheer on Team USA. Brooke Mahan, one of the mothers behind the popular YouTube channel “What’s Up Moms,” joins TODAY with tips on how to throw a Olympic-themed party with gold medal flair, including a “Go USA” pennant banner. DIY “Go USA” Pennant Banner To make a pennant banner, glue colored triangles to some rope with a glue gun. Patriotic Snow Cones To make patriotic snow cones, take crushed ice and pour Kool Aid over it. “Future Olympian” Party Frame To make a “future Olympian” party frame, cut a...

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Delicious Chicken Salad Sandwich to Take On a Summer Picnic

Bella Breakdown Taking food on a summer picnic can be tricky as it gets hotter outside. Chef Chris Santos shares how to avoid eating sweaty sandwiches, as well as his recipe for an easy chicken salad sandwich. Chef Santos’ advice is to pack everything separately and combine the food when you are on your picnic and ready to eat. To make his go-to chicken salad recipe, you will need: chicken thighs Dijon mustard mayonnaise Worcestershire sauce seasoning lemon celery scallions cucumber parsley. To make, shred cooked thighs (or chopped cooked shrimp) into a bowl, then add scallions, celery, lemon...

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Blue Mascara, Denim on Denim: How to Pull Off Tricky Fashion Trends

Bella Breakdown TODAY.com style editor Emily Sher joins Savannah Guthrie to demonstrate how to pull off the latest celebrity fashion trends, including blue mascara, wide-leg pants, ’70s-style bows and denim on denim. How do we pull off the same styles that we see celebrities wearing? Emily Sher says it is 90% confidence and 10% know-how. A Bit of Blue The first trend she tells about is wearing blue make-up. She says the trick is to wear just a little bit, such as a metallic blue mascara or blue eyeliner. You can maximize the look with a blue nail polish....

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