Food & Drink

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Best Online Reads


The ten stories from around the web that I am loving this week:

1. Little ways to find happiness in a negative world via Newsette.

2. Positive expressions that can actually be offensive via Fast Company.

3. The two-word dress code used by General Motors in brilliant via Inc.

Fab Finds Under $50


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The search is over! If you're on a limited budget but always on the lookout for fun, inexpensive items that add flair to your home, your outfits, or your life, you've come to the right place. I've tracked down five items that you need in your life right now. From entertaining to your beauty routine to your outfit of the day, any one of these items is a welcome addition to your life.

Weekend Dispatch


This past weekend was super productive. After seven straight days of rainy, gloomy weather, I woke up to sunny skies on Saturday, and it made such a difference in my energy level. I went to an early morning yoga class, stopped for an iced coffee, and then headed to the farmers' market with my husband to stock up on goodies for the week. On Sunday, I did some meal prep for the week (I'm on a kick to not eat out so much), and took the girls back-so-school shopping (finally!). It was a marathon day at the mall, but it was successful.

Here's what I'm up to this week:

The Value of Ongoing Education

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It’s at this time of year, when the kids go back to school and college courses start that we instinctively feel the need to be studying. As I watch my own daughters come home from school, open their books and notebooks, and feverishly write notes, I have a pang of envy for those days. I loved college. I loved learning, studying, and immersing myself in books.

Today, it’s never been easier or more convenient to learn from home thanks to online learning opportunities where you can study a plethora of university level courses, you can even master computer engineering online, today, which makes the academic playing field a little more accessible for stay at home moms, or those juggling family life with a busy job.

Best Online Reads


The ten stories from around the web that I am loving this week:

1. The worst habits for your heart via HealthyWay.

2. Five financial, money-saving chores you can do in 15 minutes or less via Inc.

3. The college majors that lead to the biggest salaries via Babble.

Weekend Dispatch


After last week's jam-packed wedding weekend (I'm not complaining...I loved having all the activities laid out for us with room to do our own thing), I needed a weekend that was filled with down-time and time to catch up on laundry. I started a new book, watched several movies, waded through mounds of laundry, and made a huge batch of minestrone soup and prepped ingredients for veggie bowls for lunch this week. #winning

But now I'm back to the grind, and here's what I'll be up to this week and weekend.

Loving Lately: Leopard Print


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This fall is the best time to take a walk on the wild side of fashion by sporting leopard (and other animal) prints. Animal prints were spotted (did you see what I did there??) all over the runways at NYFW, but one of the most popular to have emerged is the leopard print. This classic print has long been a fashion favorite. Some have even argued that it's a neutral! There are plenty of ways to wear it, but whichever you choose, you are sure to be on-trend.

Here are a few of my favorite leopard print pieces:

Tips For Creating An Authentic Home

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When it comes to your home, it’s important to create a space that's perfectly fitted to yours’ and your family’s needs and personality. Your family home is the place where you and your family should feel the most comfortable and relaxed, and it should be the place you love the most. That’s why getting the design element of your home right is so important.

While contemporary design is currently on-trend, that doesn’t mean that you can’t vere away from the the current style to create a home that is better suited to your design preferences. Your home is your space, so it should be designed with that in mind. Whether you love modern design or prefer a more authentic and traditional space, your home should reflect that in its design.

Best Online Reads


The ten stories from around the web that I am loving this week:

1. Five healthy reasons to take a break from eating meat via Aaptiv.

2. How much avocado is healthy to eat in one day via Huffington Post.

3. Nine things productive people do before noon via Travel + Leisure

Our Trip To Utah


When I found out that my nephew and his fiancée were planning to get married in Utah, I was super excited. I had never been there before, and I'm always game for traveling to a new destination. I didn't have a whole lot of expectations going in to the trip. I knew we'd be busy with wedding activities, so I wasn't sure how much time we'd have to explore beyond that and what we'd be able to see.

Since I'm not a skier, I probably would never have visited the Alta area of Utah, but I am soooo glad this wedding took me there. It is absolutely breathtakingly gorgeous (as is Salt Lake City) and there is so much to do even in the summer months. We flew out to SLC last Thursday and returned home late Sunday on a red eye flight. Although we were only in town for a few days, we did manage to squeeze in enough to give us a feel for the local flavor.