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What To Do If You Both Have Frying Pans

Posted By Food on Jul 16, 2007 at 4:15PM

So you've gone and gotten yourself hitched - or maybe you've just moved in with your significant other - and now, along with combining your closets and starting your life together, you've got to figure out what to do with all that cookware. If one of you loves to cook, it should be easier as you probably won't have two sets of everything. However, what do you do when both of you love to cook? Whose frying pans get to stick around and whose are carted off to charity?

  • Begin by taking stock of everything you have. Look through your stuff and see if there's anything you haven't used in a year. If so, toss it out, it's just taking space anyway. Have your partner do the same. If you can't bare to part with things, stick them in a box marked charity. If you don't pull them out of the box in the next year, it's time to say farewell.

  • Next look at the things you have in common. Do you both have microwaves? If so, whose is better? Does yours have a finicky button? Some of the things are going to be easy to determine. While others (maybe you both swear by your saucepans) are going to be more difficult. The key here is for each of you to give a little. After all, you love your honey more than you love your Le Crueset... right?
  • It's okay to break up a set. Sure your lime green pan looks amazing (especially with all the other lime green pans), but don't you prefer the way his skillet cooks things up? If you don't have the room and only use one, go with ability over looks. I'd rather have pretty food than pretty pans!
  • For the rest of our kitchen combining tips, read more

Come Fab Finding With Me: Flaunt That Post-Honeymoon Tan!

Posted By Fashion on Jul 16, 2007 at 11:40AM

First, we were all about the wedding planning and the big event itself, then it was all about the honeymoon, but this week we're focusing on the aftermath: it's The Honeymoon's Over Week!

So imagine (or maybe for you this is actually true) you've just gotten back from your blissful honeymoon in tropical paradise. You're going to have a pretty sweet tan, right? I mean, what else would you be doing on your honeymoon besides laying out in the sun? (I'm being facetious sillies!)

As I was saying, you'll be nice and bronzed, and what better to do with your lovely glowing skin than wear complimentary colors for the rest of the Summer - I'm thinking golds, olive green, turquoise, and of course: whites! I'll start you off with these Alexis Bittar Edie Earrings, $145, because they'll look spectacular against your sun-kissed complexion.

Let's all go Fab Finding for some fab looks to show off your tan in! Come back and tell me when your Fab Finds are up and tag them with bronzed babe.

Oh! Now, you can build outfits by creating a list of clothing items. We have everything you need to build outfits with and you can use your Fab Find bookmarks too. This is an even better way to put together an entire outfit when you are completing your Fab Finding missions.

To learn what a Fab Find is and how to make one, click here. For a more detailed explanation of bookmarks from geeksugar click here.

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Oh Man: His and Hers Beauty Products

Posted By Beauty on Jul 16, 2007 at 10:05AM

So now that you are officially Mr. and Mrs, that probably means that you are living together for the first time (wink, wink). Okay, so even if you were living in sin, you're now sharing everything—including the small amount of space in the bathroom (remember the 50/50 rule, gals)! So although he may not understand the extent to which you primp, a great way to save some room on your side of the medicine cabinet is to fill up his side with products you love, too. Check out a few of my personal favorite products that work for both men and women.

This nail polish called Essie Cosmetics Man-e-Cure ($16) is a clear matte polish that looks extremely natural. Guys don't want to look like they've put much effort into their appearance, but oftentimes they do care about looking well groomed, neat and professional.

For two more products for the newlyweds to share read more

The How-To Lounge: Starting Your Life as Husband and Wife

Posted By DearSugar on Jul 16, 2007 at 10:00AM

Starting a new life with your husband takes some getting used to, especially if you weren't living together before becoming husband and wife, so I am here with some tips to help the adjustment period run smoothly.

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Come Party With Me: Housewarming Party - Invites

Posted By partysugar on Jul 16, 2007 at 6:01AM

A housewarming party is a fabulous celebration where you invite friends and family into your new/remodeled/just purchased/first home. This type of party is also great for newlyweds who may be feeling a little down after the excitement from the wedding has ended and the tan from their honeymoon has faded. A housewarming allows you the chance to show off your home and after the tour is over, gather guests into a few friendly rounds of old school games like Monopoly, charades, or Taboo. For step-by-step instructions on how to make fun house shaped invitations to a game night housewarming party, read more

Movie Night: Vacation Movies

Posted By Entertainment on Jun 29, 2007 at 12:19PM

Seeing as this week the Sugar network celebrated all things honeymoon as a part of wedding season coverage, I thought I'd do a Movie Night featuring three great vacation movies.

Roman Holiday
One of my all-time favorite Audrey Hepburn movies — and the only one that earned her an Oscar win — Roman Holiday will steal your heart and spirit it away to the narrow streets of Italy's capital city. Hepburn plays a princess who, on the Roman leg of her European capitals tour, rebelliously sneaks away from her entourage and strikes off on her own. She falls asleep on a bench, however, and is discovered by an American reporter (Gregory Peck) who is thrilled that he can get the inside scoop on the runaway princess. A charming romance, of course, ensues. Rome often looks beautiful in the movies, and this film is no exception. Watching it makes me more fully understand the meaning of "roman-tic."

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Honeymoon Beauty Part IV: Stylish City Slickers

Posted By Beauty on Jun 29, 2007 at 7:00AM

It's time for the last installment of honeymoon beauty. To read about what to pack for a tropical trip, an adventurous journey or for insight on what the hottest beauty brands abroad are, click here. For you honeymooners who have set your sights on the cities of the world, you have chosen a fantastic and eye-opening voyage.

Prepare yourself with an open mind, and remember to keep your budget in mind. It's very easy to get caught up in buying souvenirs, clothing, art and extravagant food when you are experiencing a new culture for the first time. Here are some beauty travel must-haves for the chic city slicker couple.

Paint the town red in Red Lipstick! You want to look chic, don't you? The right red lipstick is every woman's secret weapon. It's cutting-edge, it brings out your eyes and it's versatile. You can dab on just a little bit as a natural-looking stain for the day, or you can deepen the color for a more dramatic effect for an evening out. Plus, you can always blend a bit onto your cheeks for an extra splash of color.

For two more stylish city slicker honeymoon beauty essentials, read more

Honeymoon Gadget Essentials

Posted By Tech on Jun 29, 2007 at 4:30AM

We've planned the wedding registry, contemplated all the big ticket registry items and focused on the handful of gadgets you'll really need for your wedding day, so what's left? The honeymoon of course! One of my favorite honeymoon planning websites, The Knot, features a great packing list for your big trip. On it, they put a digital camera on the Must Have list. While I know you won't have oodles of room, here are a few gadgets I don't think you should leave home without:

  • Electrical converter/adapter - No matter where you are going or what gadgets you bring along it's always smarter, easier and less expensive if you bring your adapters and converters with you. You can put it off until you get to your destination, but it's just another shopping trip you don't want to take. Check out selections at gadget stores like Best Buy, Circuit City and Fry's and make sure you ask an employee if your gadgets will work with the converter you've chosen.
  • Charger - What's the point of packing a camera and cell if you can't charge it after a day? You can grab great travel chargers when you pick up your adapters and they shouldn't cost more than $20. If your honeymoon is after this July, consider getting the Wild Charger, a sleek ultra thin pad that delivers full power to the devices you charge on it. Also, this could solve your adapter problem for gadgets like your cell or iPod, as you would just need one adapter for the wildcharger.
  • Camera and Digital Camera - Sure most of your honeymoon will be a private experience you share with your spouse, but if you want to capture memories to last a lifetime you better pack your camera. I suggest a small digital camera and an easy to use digital camera like the Pure Flip Video or the tiny but glamorous Samsung Camcorder Alicia Keys uses.
  • iPod and traveling iPod speakers - If you're going somewhere rural, you likely won't have access to music so you should utilize the fact that today's technology allows us to be our own DJs, whenever, wherever. Pack your MP3 player - if you're really pressed for space you can even use your shuffle - and a small speaker set like Griffin's Journi speaker, which can be collapsed into a small, clutch-sized shape and thrown into your suitcase or carry on. This way, you can play your special song the whole trip and create a memorable soundtrack.

Fab Finding Follow Up: A Honeymoon Trek Through Europe!

Posted By Fashion on Jun 28, 2007 at 4:35PM

Earlier in the week, I told you that one of my good friends is getting married and for her honeymoon she's doing a big tour around Europe! I asked you to help her out by putting yourself in her fabulous shoes and finding outfits that will be attractive to her new hubbie, but at the same time, comfortable enough to wear while toting luggage, riding trains, and boarding planes!

I started you off with these Versace Round Sunglasses, $190, to keep the sun out of your eyes (and hide your sleep-deprived puffy eyes!)! To see all the europe honeymoon fab finds go here.

Let's see what you all came up with!

Oh! Now, you can build outfits by creating a list of clothing items. We have everything you need to build outfits with and you can use your Fab Find bookmarks too. This is an even better way to put together an entire outfit when you are completing your Fab Finding missions.

Look #1, found by daddio49 is perfect - I always feel like dresses go well with jetsetting, the hat is cute and keeps the sun off your face, and the flats are good for lots of walking!

To see a couple more, read more

Honeymoon Beauty, Part III: The Adventure Seekers

Posted By Beauty on Jun 28, 2007 at 6:03AM

Welcome back to BellaSugar's series on honeymoon beauty. Don't forget to read the last two parts about for beauty essentials for a tropical trip and the best beauty brands to check out to snatch up vacation. For those of you more natural or daring brides who are planning a thrill-seeking adventure like hiking in the rain forest, heli-skiing or sailing around the world, don't overlook your beauty essentials. Here are three must-haves for an adventurous honeymoon.

I can't stress enough the importance of packing sunscreen. If you are going to be doing activities outside, a bad sunburn can ruin your once-in-a-lifetime vacation!

Lancome has just come out with a new UV Expert SPF 20 Sunscreen ($35) with Mexoryl SX, one of the few ingredients to block harmful and age-accelerating UVA Rays. Pack it, wear it and face the sun with confidence!

For two more outdoorsy honeymoon beauty essentials read more