10 Things to Consider When Renovating a Bathroom

Monday, September 28, 2020
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The bathroom is one of the most highly trafficked rooms in any home. When guests arrive, they typically ask to use the bathroom before seeing the rest of the house. When you are ready to achieve the heart of perfection in this essential space, consider these ten important things during your next bathroom renovation project.

Best Online Reads

Thursday, September 24, 2020

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

1. The best hotel in each state via Far and Wide.

2. What going back to the gym is actually like right now via Bustle.

3. The difference between using salted versus unsalted butter in baking via Food52.

5 Fab Finds Under $50

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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Last week was so chilly that the only things I could think about were sweaters, booties, slippers, and cozy clothes. This week the weather is a little warmer, but I know the cool weather will return soon, and so I'm busy searching for fall basics to add to my wardrobe. Whether you prefer a cute slip-on mule or a comfy sweater or a cozy pair of slippers, one or all of these fab finds to help you ease into a chilly fall.

CELEBYOU TALENT CHALLENGE JOINS STAND4PEACE TO LAUNCH THE “SHAPE PEACE TOGETHER” CHALLENGE

Monday, September 21, 2020

In recognition of the United Nations International Day of Peace today (September 21, 2020), the CelebYou Talent Challenge App will support Stand4Peace and launch the CelebYou Shape Peace Together Challenge.

   

The Challenge invites people of all ages, from all over the U.S., to submit a video to the CelebYou Talent Challenge App to show how they are working to Shape Peace Together. The Challenge begins on Friday, September 18, 2020 and ends on Sunday, October 18, 2020. To enter the challenge all you have to do is download the CelebYou Talent Challenge App from the Apple App Store (for free) or visit https://celebyou.com.

Best Online Reads

Thursday, September 17, 2020

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

1. How to properly store face masks when not in use via Huffington Post.

2. This fall foliage map provides peak times across the U.S. via Prevention.

3. Have you seen American Girl's latest historical doll. She's from the 80's via People.

Weekend Dispatch

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
photo taken after a morning run in Manasquan, New Jersey

As I am writing this, a chill has set in, and I'm not happy about it. One of the things I love about the Jersey shore is the month of September. Locals call it our "local summer". The weather is warm, and the tourists have long gone home, and it's finally our time to enjoy our beaches. But when you wake up to temps in the high 50s, it's not a local summer. Maybe next week...

In other news, the girls are in their second week of school, and so far, so good. Emma just submitted her first round of assignments that were due for college, and Harper's classes are moving right along. Some days it feels as if I've reversed the clock with Harper in school only two mornings a week (taking me back to the pre-k days). Anyway, I have to commend them. Remote learning isn't easy, and especially when you are beginning your freshman year of high school and college that way.

Here are a few of the ways I've been spending my time lately:

5 Fab Finds Under $50: Camo

Monday, September 14, 2020

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The camo trend...it's kind of like cilantro. You either love it or you hate it. I personally love it. Can't get enough of it. The key is to not go overboard when you wear it. To pull off the look, wear one piece of camo at a time. No mixing and matching here. This week's fab finds under $50 are an inexpensive way to wear this trend. Whether you prefer a cute slip-on sneaker or a comfy sweater or a cozy pair of shorts, one or all of these fab finds to help you ease into the camo trend.

Best Online Reads

Thursday, September 10, 2020

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

1. What it's like to live through a wildfire via The New York Times.

2. Seven signs you may have already had COVID-19 via Prevention.

3. How much money you save by making coffee at home via Next Advisor.

5 Fab Finds Under $50

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
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This week's fab finds under $50 are an inexpensive way to expand your fall wardrobe. Whether you prefer a fab ankle bootie or a comfy flat or a cozy sweatshirt and a faux leather crossbody, one or all of these fab finds to help you ease out of summer and into fall.

Best Online Reads

Friday, September 4, 2020

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

1. The best temperature for sleeping, according to experts via Health Dedicated.

2. Nine cooking steps you can feel free to skip via A Cup of Jo.

3. What it looks like to be a USPS worker right now via The Cut.