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5 Home Renovations You Shouldn't Do Yourself


Who else wants to totally remodel your entire home after watching home renovation and DIY shows on TV and YouTube tutorials? While there are plenty of renovations you can take on by yourself, there are also times when you need to call in the professionals. Certain jobs are better left to those with more experience and know-how than laypeople. To keep you from realizing that halfway down the process, here are 5 don't DIY tasks, for which professional help should be taken at all times.
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Best Online Reads

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

1. What the tooth fairy is paying these days via Huffington Post.

2. Fifteen sneaky ways to save money each month via Redbook.

3. Five ways to power down a busy mind via Oprah.
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Weekend Dispatch


Last weekend's weather was glorious (well, Friday and Saturday were gorgeous, anyway)! It made me wish summer would get here just a little faster. It was so nice to be outside and get a little Vitamin D naturally. While this coming weekend isn't going to be as spectacular, it's not going to be a throw away either. In addition to going to see Emma's lacrosse game on Saturday morning and my great-nephew's birthday party on Sunday, here's what else I'll be up to this weekend:
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5 Ways To Improve Your Wardrobe On A Budget


There comes a point in everyone's life, when we stand in front of our closets and think everything looks drab and boring. It's this sight that turns our shopping spree mode on, and soon we've lost our money to shoes, clothes and accessories. With all the new collections rolling out every season, it's only natural that might crave a few new things, but what about those days when your budget won't allow a new purchase and yet you want to look your very best? If you find yourself facing this situation a lot then it's time for you to look bold, beautiful and fabulous, without the need of breaking your back:
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Currently Crushing: Navy and White


Navy and white is one of my favorite color combinations, especially in the summer. It's such a fresh, crisp pairing. I have touches of navy and white scattered throughout my home, and if I'm not careful, they'll take over every room. Today, I'm dedicating an entire post to my love of navy and white. Check out the items I am currently crushing on.
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Best Online Reads


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

1. The best thing to drink first thing in the morning via Coveteur.

2. Why you should wash new clothes before wearing them via Well+Good.

3. How Prince Harry and Meghan Markle plan to incorporate Princess Diana into their wedding day via Vanity Fair.
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Weekend Dispatch


After enduring a never-ending winter, it seems there's light at the end of the tunnel in the form of the upcoming weekend's weather (woohoo!). With hints of 70 degrees on Saturday (and my kids have a snow make up day - yes, on the weekend!), I am planning all the outdoor activities starting with a long walk followed by enjoying an iced coffee at an outdoor café.

Here's what else is shaking this weekend.
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Playing Favorites

Playing Favorites is a monthly series where I share my latest obsessions, favorite finds, and any kind of entertainment (books, movies, TV, podcasts, and magazines) that I am loving. Here's what I am loving this month.

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Best Online Reads


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

1. A brilliant tip for making small talk less painful via Cupcakes and Cashmere.

2. The most popular baby names 100 years ago via Huffington Post.

3. Commonly misused phrases that make you sound unprofessional (and uneducated) via Work+Money.
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10 Pre-Workout Snacks To Fuel Your Fitness


I'm changing things up a bit this week with my gym routine since the girls are home for spring break. Rather than going first thing in the morning, I've been hitting the gym late morning most days. Heading to the gym later than usual means I have to have a pre-workout snack. I haven't been eating a full meal (not even breakfast) since it takes a few hours after I wake up to get hungry. But a small protein-packed snack has been a must.

Here are a few of the things I think about before I reach for a pre-workout snack:
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Weekend Dispatch


This week is our spring break, and sorry to say, it's anything but spring here. We woke up to a thin blanket of snow on the ground yesterday day morning, and today is dreary and drab. Last year we spent spring break in Tucson and Phoenix, but this year, we are sticking close to home. Emma has both lacrosse practice and games this week, and we'll be traveling to Utah later this summer for a family wedding in place of our spring break trip.

Here's how we'll be spending our staycation.
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Think Pink!



I'll be the first to admit that I get stuck in color ruts when it comes to what I wear. I tend to lean towards navy, beige, black, and gray. Lately I've been making an effort to inject more color into my wardrobe. Color signifies youth, and hey, we could all use a little youthfulness now and then. Right? Spring and summer lend themselves to colorful wardrobes. Since they are warmer seasons, it's easier to find clothes that are fun, colorful, and anything but drab.

Lately I've been loving vibrant pinks. It's a nice change from the ever popular blush pink, and who can deny that it's definitely more eye catching as well? Here are few of my favorite recent pink finds:
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