Food & Drink

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Best Online Reads


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

1. Seven hacks for growing out your nails via The Zoe Report.

2. How to be a parent your child wants to talk to via The Huffington Post.

3. Unhealthy habits you probably don't know you have via Coveteur.

7 Tips For A Terrific Family Road Trip

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Summer has well and truly arrived and it’s something special for families. School is out and the time that the children get over the long school vacation is perfect for being able to spend time together as a family. It doesn’t matter how old your kids are, everyone loves to go on vacation. The best part about the summer break is the fact it’s so long and the weather is beautiful; it makes packing in activities with the kids far easier!

You get to spend time putting together an fun and adventurous itinerary. Road trip planning doesn’t happen overnight. You have to figure out what you can afford, where you want to go, who is sitting where in the car, whether to hire a recreation vehicle to go alongside your trip or not. You also need to sit down with the kids and give them a chance to discuss what they would like to do and see on your trip. There are so many routes that you can take across the States for your road trip and it can truly be an educational experience for your children if you are seeing more than one historical site, landmark and even the beaches and theme parks for a little downtime.

Weekend Dispatch


Last weekend was one of those rare summer weekends where we had almost no plans. It was sooo nice. I was able to finish a book and start a new one, catch up on a few podcast episodes, watch two movies, and hit the farmers' market on Saturday morning with my husband. The tomatoes here in Jersey are almost at their peak! Here are a few of the things I've been loving this week and some ideas for the weekend ahead.

5 Ways To Make Family Mornings A Little Easier

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Mornings are a stressful time for most families. When one of your kids won’t get out of bed, another one spills milk down their shirt, and your husband can’t find his, it causes a huge amount of chaos and confusion, which makes getting to work and school incredibly difficult. As common as this situation is, it is far from unavoidable. Thankfully, there are ways you can make mornings a little easier for your family and get everyone where they need to go without the stress.

What I Bought At The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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I know...you are probably sick and tired of hearing about this sale. It's pretty much the only thing most bloggers are talking about (and posting about) right now. But it's for good reason. It's an epic sale where you can score FALL 2018 apparel and accessories at up to 40% off. So, if you have a Nordstrom card, get on it. If you don't, you can apply for one HERE or wait for the Anniversary Sale to open to the general public on July 20th.

I honestly don't go crazy with this sale. I've seen and heard of people buying upwards of 50+ items. Not me. I buy a few things that I need for fall, and nothing I buy is crazy expensive. I love basics with a twist that I can find under $50. Today, I'm sharing the items I've purchased so far. I'm not sure I'll invest in anything else unless I see someone else with it, and I get the itch to buy it as well. But for now,  here's what I've purchased at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

Coping With Curveballs: Strategies To Help You Deal With Life's Stressors

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The unpredictability of life is one of the most terrifying things to deal with. Even the most optimistic  of us may sometimes dwell on the fact that our lives could be turned upside down at any moment. Life can be incredibly exciting, but the fact that we never really know what’s coming can also be frightening. If you’re trying to cope with a curveball, here are some common causes of stress and upset, and some strategies I've used to help me pull through.

What To Wear To A White Party

You've been invited to a white party this summer, and you're feeling overwhelmed by what to wear. I get it. The thought of dressing in all white can be daunting. But it doesn't have to be. We've been invited to a party this summer, and rather than stress about the attire, I've embraced the challenge. Here are some ideas for what to wear and some tips for how to put your outfit together when attending a white party.

  • Keep the key components of your outfit white, but use accessories to inject color and texture into your overall look.
  • Experiment with shades of white. Your whites don't need to be matchy-matchy. Mix and match cool shades of white (gray-ish) with warm shades (beige-ish).
  • Accessorize with metallics. Gold and silver work very well with whites and help to balance the strong, bright shade.

Best Online Reads


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

1. How to take the ultimate California road trip via Travel and Leisure.

2. The songs that were popular the year you graduated from high school via iHeartRadio.

3. How to handle a disloyal or unfaithful friend via ManRepeller.

Small Decor Changes That Make A Big Difference In Your Home

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When it comes to adding a new feel and look to your home, many of us assume that we need to embark on a massive redecoration process that's going to cost a fortune. This is certainly not the case. Sometimes it is the little, inexpensive changes that can make all of the difference. Here are some small changes you can make that will make a significant impact in your home.

How To Prepare For The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale


There'a a lot I love about summer, and this sale is one of them. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is one of the biggest sales of the year. It's unique in that it's not a clearance of merchandise leftover from previous seasons. But rather, the sale offers consumers the opportunity to score great deals on upcoming fall merchandise. Let's break it down and find out why you want to know about this sale.

What: The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is the biggest sale of the year. While most sales focus on liquidating end-of-season inventory, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale offers discounts on BRAND NEW FALL MERCHANDISE. Prices are discounted during the sale period and go back up to regular price at the close of the sale.