Food & Drink

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Best Online Reads


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

1. Six things about the bloody Mary that you should know via Liquor.com.

2. How to plan a trip around someone else's wedding via Condé Nast Traveler.

3. Forty facts about "The Bachelor" you may not have known via Marie Claire.

5 Fab Finds Under $50

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This week's fab finds has a little bit of everything from workout to night out. That cute bag up there? Yeah, you're going to want to buy that before it sells out!

Small Ways To Make Motherhood Easier


The hardest job in the world is that of parenting. It’s grueling, exciting, tedious, exciting, and tiring - all rolled into one. You don’t get breaks, you work around the clock, and you attend the needs of small and very demanding little humans. Yep, motherhood in a nutshell.

We know, you love your kids, you don’t need to clarify this! It is more than okay to want a break from your children while still loving the bones of them! You are a very tired, very overworked superhero, and everyone knows that mothers have it very hard. It’s for this reason that you need to do everything possible to make life easy for yourself. With our four tips below, you can make life far easier than it has been in a while and change the way you think about how you live, too!

What To Wear On Valentine's Day

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I'm not big into celebrating Valentine's Day, but I do love the idea of wearing something festive that isn't over the top, covered in hearts. This year, I'll be wearing this cute top, but in my search to find something fun to wear, I also found a few other red and pink items that are cute without going overboard.

Best Online Reads


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

1. How to clean out your closet via Wit & Whimsy.

2. Five things you need to clean every single day via Health.

3. I think this concept is totally hilarious and clever AF via Bustle.

Weekend Dispatch


Last week was rough after Sunday's news about Kobe Bryant's untimely death. I tend to do two things when I am upset: clean and exercise. So, on Monday morning, I went to the gym for my usual workout but hopped on the treadmill and ran for a whopping seven miles. I never run that far, but I was so jacked up and emotional that I just released it in the form of a good, solid run. I felt great afterwards and am going to try to make it a regular thing. Unfortunately, I expended all my emotional energy during my run that I had none left for cleaning. So, there's that. This week I am trying to finish up a book I am reading, and I'm trying to knock You off my viewing list, but this season has been difficult for me to get in to (anyone else?), and it's taking me a while to watch.

Here's what else I am up to this week:

The 3 Best Rated Nutritional Diets for 2020

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There are always new "diets" coming out promising all sorts of positive health effects, but which ones actually work and have proven results? In an ocean of fad diets, it’s important to understand which diets are actually worth pursuing, what benefits you can actually achieve by following them, and which are the most effective at helping you achieve your objectives (healthier eating, lose weight, etc.).

While I am not a big fan of the word "diet" because I think it conjures up people depriving themselves of the foods they love. I am using the word here for lack of a better term. I'm using the word diet to refer to a way of eating that works for your lifestyle and your moral values. 

Here are the top 3 diets in 2020 as rated by a panel of health experts in the USA.

Why Does It Seem Like Everyone Is Dying?


Last night as we stood in the kitchen, Emma turned to me and asked, "Why is everyone dying?". I wasn't expecting that question, and I fumbled for the right words to answer it. I find that death comes in waves. It's like the "bad things happen in threes" thing. You experience a series of deaths over a certain period of time, and then none at all for a while.

Last week a kindergarten teacher from the girls' former elementary school lost her long and courageous battle with cancer. Later that same day, a friend of theirs father passed away. And then, of course, on Sunday Kobe Bryant and his daughter along with 7 friends perished in a tragic helicopter accident. Because of Bryant's notoriety, his death is at the forefront of the media, and no matter what you do, it's difficult to escape it. It's a constant reminder of how short life is.

This Is Why Your House Won't Sell

Eventually, the time will come when you put your home on the market, hoping that some lucky buyer will place a winning bid and move in shortly thereafter. Every year, millions of homeowners do just that believing that they’ll be able to sell their property quickly and find a new home elsewhere.

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A significant percentage of those sellers, however, find that they’re not able to sell their homes anything like as fast as they want. Three months roll by, then six months, and their property is still on the market. After a year, they throw their hands up in the air and wonder whether it is worth selling their home at all!

Fortunately, identifying the reasons a house won’t sell is surprisingly easy. Usually, it comes down to one of a small number of issues that you can fix. Take a look at the following reasons why your house won’t sell and what you can do about it.

Tips To Create A Home You Love Coming Back To

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Is there anything better than coming home after a long day of work, travel, or running errands? There's something about stepping over the threshold to the familiarity of you own home that is so comforting. When it comes to your home, you want it to reflect your personality and all the things you love. Here are a few tips for creating a home you love coming back to.