Articles by christine-bilger

Christine Brackel

A University of Michigan alumna and self-professed word nerd, Chrissy the copy editor enjoys spending 40+ hours every week polishing other people’s grammar. When she’s not at work writing and editing blogs or at home cooking drool-worthy dinners for her exceptionally adorable preschooler, she’s watching trashy reality television shows and daydreaming about being adopted by the Kardashians. Although she is a woman of many talents, Chrissy prides herself most in making the world a better place one comma splice at a time.
Five Inexpensive Ways to Dress Up Cheap Wedding Favors

Five Inexpensive Ways to Dress Up Cheap Wedding Favors

Like most brides, my biggest wedding-related challenge is staying on budget. Favors are just one area where I really want to save money – so I’m compromising a bit on quality and going cheap. But here’s some good news for other budget-loving brides: Cheap favors don’t have to look cheap! Here are some ways to take your beer-budget favors to a champagne-budget level.

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A Guide to Flying with Young Children

A Guide to Flying with Young Children

This past week, we miraculously escaped the polar vortex by spending the week in Orlando. Since Orlando is a twenty-some hour car ride from metro Detroit, we decided to fly. It was my 2-year-old son’s very first plane ride, and I have to admit, I was more than a little nervous about taking him on a plane – especially since my fiancé wasn’t able to come with us. But I survived the airport (and airport security) with a 2-year-old, and you can too! If you’re lucky enough to fly away from the winter cold, here’s what you should know about flying with a young child.

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Unique Home Style: Barbie Dreamhouse

Unique Home Style: Barbie Dreamhouse

Chances are, you can’t afford full-scale versions of all of Barbie’s possessions (the convertible, the yacht, the wardrobe), but there are tons of other ways you can transform your home to get a taste of the Barbie Dreamhouse life. If your unique home style is “Barbie Dreamhouse,” then here are some unique and glitzy items that can help you achieve the look.

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