Jim Bob, Michelle Duggar ban Amy Duggar after 'Marriage Boot Camp' tell-all

 Amy Duggar King revealed some painful memories about life in the Duggar Family on "Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars." This included revelations of assault by a family member. The young woman is trying to patch it up with husband Dillon King. Her admissions caused "19 Kids and Counting" patriarch Jim Bob Duggar to forbid his girls from seeing their cousin. "#Counting On" reality TV mom Michelle Duggar fears that Amy King is a bad influence. What did she reveal that was so shameful? And speaking of family trouble, what's up with the Duggars' own problem kid? How's that sex rehab going for child molester Josh Duggar? Jim Bob, Michelle Duggar ban Amy Duggar after 'Marriage Boot Camp' tell-all

Brides to be, don't follow celeb fad diets like Farrah Abraham's weight loss tea, clean eating, say docs

Farrah Abraham blasted Amber Portwood for leaving "Teen Mom OG." But, Abraham herself has been under fire for supposedly giving her 7-year-old weight loss tea to purge Halloween candy. Abraham didn't, and it was only milk in the child's cup. But according to new medical wisdom, "teatoxes" aren't any better for parents than they are children. If you want to lose holiday pounds, says the British Dietetic Association (BDA), practice portion control, exercise, common sense, and moderation. Ahead of Christmas, the BDA debunked detox teas and four other popular celebrity fad diets. Farrah Abraham weight loss tea, clean eating, celebrity fad diets debunked for Christmas

Jinger Duggar, Jeremy Vuolo married already! Molester brother Josh Duggar attends "Counting On" quickie wedding

Here comes the bride! Jinger Duggar is now officially Mrs. Jeremy Vuolo after a brief 4-month courtship and engagement. A special guest appearance was made by sex molester brother Josh Duggar, his wife Anna and their family. Jinger and her husband Jeremy are ecstatic but questions remain on how the reality show parents Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar feel about their daughter's whirlwind romance. Were they "#Counting On" such a speedy courtship-to-altar relationship?   Jinger Duggar, Jeremy Vuolo marry in quickie wedding, molester brother Josh Duggar attends

Jinger Duggar, Jeremy Vuolo 'Counting On' hands-on engagement Michelle Duggar can't stop

Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo are still doing it hands-on, it seems. The couple, from TLC #Reality TV show "Counting On" flouted family rules about courting early in their relationship. And now after a whirlwind courtship they accelerated almost immediately to engagement despite dad Jim Bob Duggar doing his best to apply the brakes. As an engaged couple, they're still rewriting the rules with verboten hand-holding. Mom Michelle Duggar says she has her hands full trying keep their hands off each other. How far do the pair plan to go before marriage and will their parents be able to control it?  Jinger Duggar, Jeremy Vuolo 'Counting On' hands-on engagement Michelle Duggar can't stop

Miranda Lambert pregnancy rumor, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani pregnant: how funny is that?

 Is there a real-life "Micky and Maude" sitch in Hollywood? Perhaps, if rumors are true that #Miranda Lambert is pregnant with boyfriend Anderson East while Lambert's ex-husband #Blake Shelton and his girlfriend are also expecting. Is it too much coincidence to hope for? More likely, the rumors are just that. But Lambert did cancel all upcoming "Keeper of the Flame" tour concerts to rest her voice. At least that's what she says. If it is just speculation, it's a little unfair to Lambert given the divorce just happened last year.   Miranda Lambert pregnancy rumor, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani pregnant: how funny is that?

Free printable DIY wedding planners, budget wedding planning for a cheap wedding

Summer is the season for weddings. My husband and I planned and paid for our entire wedding, reception and honeymoon. We paid everything off, including the honeymoon, beforehand and incurred no debt. Needless to say we had a budget wedding. The total cost for our cheap wedding plus reception was less than $1,800. To keep costs down, we used budget wedding strategies, including DIY wedding planning. It was a cheap wedding but it was also a very tasteful, meaningful wedding. Guests might have been surprised at what a cheap wedding ours actually was. Many said it was one of the sweetest wedding days they have ever attended.

Wedding reception decorations bridal gifts, wedding presents, shower prizes

One way to save money on weddings and bridal showers is repurpose, Make wedding reception decorations double as wedding presents and bridal party thank-you gifts. Make bridal shower decorations and favors multitask as shower prizes and bride gifts. Here are cheap, multi-use wedding reception decorations and bridal shower favors that serve as bridal party gifts, wedding gifts and shower game prizes.  Wedding reception decorations bridal gifts, wedding presents, shower prizes | Examiner.com

Wedding reception decorations bridal gifts, wedding presents, shower prizes

One way to save money on weddings and bridal showers is repurpose, Make wedding reception decorations double as wedding presents and bridal party thank-you gifts. Make bridal shower decorations and favors multitask as shower prizes and bride gifts. Here are cheap, multi-use wedding reception decorations and bridal shower favors that serve as bridal party gifts, wedding gifts and shower game prizes.  Wedding reception decorations bridal gifts, wedding presents, shower prizes | Examiner.com

Jack and Jill wedding shower tips: Genderless bridal party, coed showers

Times have changed and so have wedding traditions and bridal shower protocol. Coed showers are more popular. No, you don't bathe together; it's a genderless wedding shower with men and women guests Here's how to throw a coed "Jack and Jill" wedding shower,  Jack and Jill wedding shower tips: Genderless bridal party, coed showers | Examiner.com

Plan a wedding under $800: Our budget wedding cost less than $800

My husband and I paid for own wedding, reception and honeymoon. We had a cheap wedding under $800. We charged nothing on credit and paid it off without going into debt. Our budget wedding cost less than $800 including wedding dress, accessories, tuxedo, invitations, stationary, flowers, decorations, church, music, minister stipend, rental equipment, hairstylist and pictures. Here's how.   Plan a wedding under $800: Our budget wedding cost less than $800 | Examiner.com

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