5 Budgeting Mistakes I Learned From Last Year

Start this year off fresh with a budget that works for YOU. Try YNAB for free for 341 days (no credit card required). I used to think that I had to become a wholly different person to be more financially stable and savvy. If I just thought differently, followed the rules, and stuck with it…

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26 Higher Quality Style Picks on Sale for Cheaper Brand Prices

An upgrade opportunity. There are two mindsets to shopping deals: Buying what you would consider your go-to brands at a deeper discount, or buying higher quality brands on sale making them about the same price as your regular go-to brands pre-sale price. Today we’re kicking off a new series exploring sale finds of the second…

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5 Secrets to Stress-Free Family Dinners

Family dinner looks a little different in my house these days… This past September, both of my girls abandoned me, I mean headed off to college, which means fewer loads of laundry and absurd amounts of time to think about the question that plagues parents across the world every night at 6:00: What should we…

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How to Style Your Mantel (Or Any Open Shelf!)

Styling your mantel is a great decor area to flex your creativity muscle, since the mantel is an element that’s relatively easy to change up whenever the mood strikes. Think of this space as one where you can show off any mementos, pieces of artwork, and trinkets that are special to you. I love both…

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These Common Foods are Secretly Ruining Your Calorie Intake

Some of your staples may be acting as double agents. Brad is a university lecturer with a master’s degree in Kinesiology and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He has competed as a drug-free bodybuilder, is a cancer survivor, and a 21 year veteran of…

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The 2022 Jewelry Trend I’m Into

What jewelry do you usually wear? For ages, I’ve worn just my wedding ring (sometimes, not even that!), but this year, I’m really into a specific style… Lately, I keep spotting cool women around town wearing gold herringbone necklaces. Most aren’t super long or short, but instead hang just below where a crewneck sweater would…

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A Vintage Lover’s Solo Living Dream Home

Catherine Masi rents a 750-square-foot loft nestled above a house’s garage in Santa Barbara, California. Her design style is a mix of thrifted finds and gifts from family and friends. “I’d describe my place as a vintage haven lovefest,” she says. Here she shows us her dreamy home… LIVING AREA Velvet cushions: World Market. Sofas:…

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The One Thing That’s Improving My Sleep Quality This Winter

This post is brought to you by Huckberry. It’s winter here in the North. And for those of you not currently near the 44th parallel, you may never have experienced the need for flannel sheets. Despite having lived here for the better part of my life, I’d refused to purchase flannel sheets. All I could…

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9 Tips for Eating Out With Kids, by Anton and Toby

When I had toddlers, I remember feeling nervous to go out to eat with them. (Would we be too loud? Could they sit still? Would we ruin everyone’s meal?) But we rolled up our sleeves, and while we had a few disasters, we mostly fell into a fun rhythm at restaurants. Now that they’re older,…

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