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Great Ring Debacle

So it’s time to get into the sore subject around our house…The Great Ring Debacle of 2011. The most unthinkable, devastating thing happened. My engagement ring was stolen. Ladies, let me walk you through the most horrifying experience of my life. It was just like any

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Michelle’s Wedding Update

I’ve been absent for about a month now. I apologize about that. There’s a good reason for this whole falling off the face of the BSB planet — Japh’s mother is terminally ill. She was diagnosed with breast cancer just under 2-years ago (right after we

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Long Distance Engagement

…ok actually it’s just Justin (for now). Basically, a few weeks ago Justin accepted an Athletic Training position at the Catholic University of America in Washington DC. This is going to be QUITE a change from our West Michigan upbringings, but we’re super excited about having

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Cut the Guest List

{source} It’s a frequent piece of advice given to budget brides: cut the guest list! Many venues also limit the number of attendees which can determine a couples’ guest list limits. But how do you go about not inviting people? We’ve been struggling with this lately.

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*Out of Office*

Hello my dear budget savvy readers, It is with a sad and heavy heart that I write that posting around here will be light to non-existent this week. My grandmother passed away last night after a fifteen year battle against 4 different bouts of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

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An Update from Anne

Sorry that I have been missing in budget savvy action! On October 25th, my mother had a big stroke. Thankfully, she was already in the hospital when she had the stroke so she was able to be treated almost immediately, but there was a long road

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