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

1. The most famous hotel in every state via House Beautiful.

2. How to fall asleep anywhere in five minutes via The Chalkboard.

3. Six things that happen to your body when you stop eating dairy via Prevention.

5 Awesome Gift Ideas for New Parents Welcoming Their New Bundle of Joy


When you're looking for the perfect gifts for parents that are welcoming a newborn, there is a lot out there that. In fact, you'll find that the options are endless. Here are a few of my favorite ways to treat new parents and welcome a newborn. These gifts are sure to make both baby and parents smile.

Weekend Dispatch


Last week was the first full week of school, and surprisingly, it was an uneventful week. Things ran smoothly each morning. And I'd be lying if I didn't admit that there's a little part of me that's disappointed that my girls don't need me as much in the mornings anymore. I used to do their hair, make their breakfasts, and re-check that they had everything they needed for their day. Now, they do it all on their own. It's bittersweet, but all in, I'm happy for their independence. I have Emma's back-to-school night on Thursday, and otherwise, we are trying to keep this weekend open.

Here's what else what I'll be up to this week:

Best Online Reads


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

1. Twenty-five ice breaker questions via Know Your Team.

2. Pop songs with surprisingly dark meanings via Ranker.

3. Ten cities that should be on everyone's bucket list via Travelocity.

Love Your Curves: 5 Fashion Tips for Making Your Body Shape Work in Your Favor


In most cultures, women with curvy body types are considered the pinnacle of femininity. It's only in recent decades that high fashion designers have focused on stick-figure models when they design their clothes. There's nothing wrong with either body type, but curvy women need to know how to dress for success just as much as skinny women do, but they tend to have less guidance from the fashion world.

Don't resort to just wearing the same outfit every day. Instead, learn how to love those curves and find clothes that will look great.

Happy September ~ Letter From The Editor


Anyone else trying to figure out how it has come to be September already? Whew! Summer sure did fly by. Last Wednesday when I was driving Harper to school, I couldn't help but to think that it seemed as if the summer never happened. Just like that I was back to the morning middle school commute grind. Anyway, it's good to have the girls back into a routine and back into the social swing of things.

September, here at the Jersey shore, is considered the "locals summer". Now that the summer visitors have gone home, it's our chance to enjoy the beaches...uncrowded and unspoiled. The weather in September is some of the best all year long.

Best Online Reads


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

1. Wedding gifts the recipients will actually use (and love) via Refinery29.

2. How to perfect flat iron waves via The Beauty Department.

3. The best (and worst) airports for cheap flights via Condé Nast Traveler.

Splurge vs. Save: Bucket Bags

As we usher out summer, we can expect to see darker, sturdier bags for fall. Straw totes will be retired to the closet until next summer. We'll be seeing a lot more bucket bags emerging for fall. Bucket bags are a trend that rears its head every several years, and for fall 2019, it's back. Here are two versions of a very similar bag at very different price points.

5 Fab Finds Under $50

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Fall is coming, and with it comes a shift from summer's color palette to a richer darker one. Think the colors of falling leaves. This robust burgundy is such a pretty color and is flattering on just about every skin tone, even those with a reddish undertone. This week's 5 Fab Finds includes five unique products that feature this color in some way.

Simple Ways To Celebrate Your First Christmas As A Parent

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Becoming a parent is the most amazing feeling in the world. It is a time in your life when you will change the way you think, find a new perspective, and finally, find your real place in the world. The first time you become a parent is the most daunting, exciting, and exhilarating time of your life. Having a baby is a wonder, and you will soon be wrapped up in all of those parent cliches. The first Christmas you spend with a baby is a special occasion. Here are some of the ways you can make the most of your baby's first Christmas.