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Best Online Reads

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

1. The celebrity wedding everyone was talking about the year you were born via Elle.

2. I'm totally addicted to reading the Money Diaries series via Refinery29.

3. The best podcasts of 2017 via Vulture.

7 Must-Have Items for Your One Year Old Baby

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Do you love to buy things for your baby? For me, it always took away the stresses of the day. Buying cute clothes, shoes and even her milk and food had a way of calming my senses and making me feel good. Seeing my girls in their new clothes made me smile.

There are a lot of things that a baby needs to feel comfortable and content. These items include necessities such as clothes, milk, and blankets while there are also privilege items like baby push walker and expensive toys.

When your baby turns a year older, there are even more things to consider. You can find a few of these examples in the list below.

How I Stay Healthy During The Holidays

The holidays are a time filled with joyous occasions such as parties, elaborate dinners, festive gatherings, and more. During this time, it's easy to go overboard on food and cocktails as well as become more relaxed about our exercise routines. It's difficult to keep it all in check while still enjoying yourself so you don't feel completely deprived.

But it's not completely impossible. The holidays can be exciting without being stressful. Here are a few of the ways I stay on track during the holidays while still enjoying a fabulous meal, a festive cocktail, and a fun dessert.

Gift Guide: For The Cats

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It wouldn't be Christmas without spoiling my cats with a few fun, feline-friendly gifts. I've rounded up a few of my favorites in today's featured holiday gift guide. Whether you've got a cat of your own or you're buying for one, here are few fun gift ideas.

Five Tips for 5-Star Luxury: Turn your Bedroom into a Lavish Hotel Suite

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Who doesn't like staying in luxurious hotel suites? During vacation, we tend to invest in the best rooms, simply because comfort is everything. However, this enthusiasm dies out quick, once we come home to our ordinary bedroom. How about never giving up on the fine life? How about giving your bedrooms a much-needed makeover by transforming them into your personal royal suites? With these few tips, you can add in a touch of the lavish lifestyle to your very own bedroom without breaking the bank.

Gift Guide: For The Hostess

Although your host and hostess may make entertaining look effortless, they are likely to have put a lot of time and effort into preparing and executing their party. Show your appreciation with a thoughtful gift.

Best Online Reads

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

1. Tips for never overpacking again via MindBodyGreen.

2. The perfect stocking stuffers via Cosmopolitan.

3. How to rein in the excess and not go overboard during the holiday season with kids via The Washington Post.

Weekend Dispatch

I still feel like I am reeling from our busy weekend last weekend. But the next one is quickly approaching, so we'd better start planning. There's never a shortage of things to do at the Jersey Shore around the holidays. From plays to concerts to shopping, here's what's happening this weekend.

Lots and lots of holiday happenings going on this weekend for all ages. Let's start with Friday, December 8th. There's Market in the Park happening at Community Park in Point Pleasant from 5-9 pm. Food vendors, crafters, and more! Catch the tree lighting while you browse and munch on goodies, including edible cookie dough, pizza, and more!

Gift Guide: For The Francophile

I have a soft spot for anything French-themed. Of all the European countries I've visited, France is by far my favorite. In honor of my love affair with all things French and Parisian, today's gift guide is for all my fellow Francophiles out there. If you've got a French-loving person on your list and you have no idea what to buy, look no further.

Captiva and Naples Recap

I wanted to do a little recap of our trip to Florida last month. I love our annual trip to Captiva, and over the past few years we've built on to the beginning of it and expanded on the tail end of it. This trip happens at just the right time, when the chill begins to set in here in the northeast and you're in need of sun and warm breezes.

This year we spent our first night away at a hotel near the Philadelphia airport since we were flying out the next morning. Then we spent two nights in Fort Myers before we headed to Captiva for a week, which was followed by a weekend in Naples. All in it was a fantastic trip. It was our first time in Naples, and we were blown away by how beautiful it is there.

As I sat down to get some pictures off my phone, I realized that I didn't take very many. I'm definitely not mad about that because it means I was focusing on being in the moment, but unfortunately, I have only a select few to share here.