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6 Easy Wedding Favor Ideas: Lover.ly

We’ve been planning our dream weddings since we were five years old. So it’s no surprise that we can’t get enough of Lover.ly, a wedding inspiration and e-commerce site that lets you search through pics of swoon-worthy gowns, bouquets, and everything else you need for the big day. Once a week, the ladies behind Lover.ly will be sharing their expert advice for getting through the craziness of the season—whether you’re standing at the altar or enjoying a view of it from the audience.

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(Photo by: Mirelle Carmichael Photography on Wedding Chicks via Lover.ly)

One of our favorite wedding details are the party favors. Unlike, say, your dress or your flowers, your favors are less about what you love and more about what makes your guests happy. It’s a spontaneous thank you note, a sweet way of showing appreciation for those in your community who have decided to take part in your special day.

Picking out your favors is like shopping for a gift—but that doesn’t mean your favors have to be complicated or fussy. So before you go busting your budget or spending hours making over-the-top favors, check out our list of five super-easy wedding favors you can give your guests.

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5 Surprising Uses for Jam: Birchbox Test Kitchen

You miiiight have noticed by now that Birchbox staffers have an ever-so-slight obsession with food—from colorful veggies and delicious smoothies to festive cookies and fun cocktails. That’s why we’ve enlisted our in-house kitchen geek Nicole to share her cooking tips every week: seasonal ingredients, nifty tools, and must-try recipes. 

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I’ve had my culinary eye on jam for quite some time. But like many home cooks out there, I typically use it for its tried-and-true purposes—here’s looking at you, PB & J—and haven’t experimented with it as much as I would like. Preserves have long been the honored and traditional accompaniment to baked goods, but what else can you do with them?

The answer is, everything! Sarabeth’s legendary spreadable fruit option is award-winning, pectin-free, and comes in four delicious flavors. But the best part? It recently landed in the Birchbox Home & Food Shop—which gave me the perfect opportunity to gather some recipes up to finally try my hand at crafting delicious dishes using jam and preserves. Here are five fun ways that you can use a spreadable fruit medley at home:

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