What to Give Your Most Organized Friends For the Holidays

By Isabel F. William

If you enjoy giving presents as much as receiving them, you know how important and rewarding it is to find just the perfect gifts for your loved ones. Surprising them with presents that they really need and want, even when they themselves don’t know it, and putting smiles on their faces is the best part of giving presents. And if your friends are super organized, there’s plenty of great ideas that will make their lives a little less chaotic. Ahead, check out our gift guide for the most meticulously organized person in your life. Continue reading

10 Cozy Sweatshirts We Are Here For This Winter

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By De and Kate

We’ll admit, there’s something appropriately festive about the colder weather that accompanies the holidays. It makes us all sorts of giddy to whip up homemade hot chocolate – one mug of milk, three tbsp. sugar, one tbsp. cocoa powder, a splash of vanilla, whipped cream on top please & thank you – and curl up on the couch to watch Lacey Chabert’s latest Hallmark movie with twinkling lights gleaming on our tree.

That being said, the frigid temps can also evoke a feeling of wanting to scream expletives while walking outside each morning. In order to tend towards the cozy and handle mother nature like a boss, we’ve scouted out 10 of the best graphic sweatshirts to stay warm this winter. Continue reading

16 Gifts For the BFF In Your Life

By De and Kate

The holiday season is finally here (although, let’s be real, we’ve been playing Christmas music and drinking gingerbread lattes since Halloween). Unless you’re a total scrooge, one of the best parts of this time of year is definitely shopping for gifts. As we get older, we find that gift-giving is even more rewarding than opening our own presents, especially when you find something that you just know the person will love.

But sometimes shopping can be difficult, which is why gift guides are the most important things ever to exist online. And if you’re in need of a super-cute present that’s just perfect for your best friend, we’ve got you covered. Ahead, check out 16 adorable gifts that you definitely won’t want to skimp on. Continue reading

A Crash Course in Buying The Perfect Holiday Gift for Your Partner

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By Brigitte Evans

The holidays are approaching and if you still haven’t planned out what to buy for your significant other, you may be starting to panic. Last-minute purchases can lead to some unfortunate choices, such as hair trimmers, ugly jewelry, self-help books, cellulite cream or unattractive sweaters. Unless your partner has been practicing the fake thank you smile and preparing for disappointment all year long, you will definitely see the look of horror if you surprise him or her with a poorly chosen gift. After all, you are in a relationship and you should know better. But don’t worry, here’s a crash course for buying the best gift ever. Continue reading

4 Beauty Mistakes To Avoid Making Again

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By Brigitte Evans

Whether they were an act of rebellion at a given moment, or a result of naïve following of current trends, we’ve all done things we’re not proud of – beauty wise. Perhaps we were too young to know better, but those formative years during which we’re learning how to grow into our looks aren’t the only times we make mistakes. Even the best, most mature of us make them, sometimes in pursuit of change, other times because we took a cue from magazines or favorite celebrities. The point is – mistakes were made, and there are probably numerous photos that make you cringe every time you see them; you know, the ones that make you say ‘what was I thinking?’ The best way to make sure history never repeats itself is to document these poor choices, and that’s exactly what we’re doing. Continue reading

Aiming For Perfection: Beauty & Style Expectations vs. Reality

Aiming for Perfection Expectations vs. Reality

By Brigitte Evans

The universe surely has one heck of a sense of humor. How else to explain all those times we took it upon ourselves to achieve greatness and ended up looking like something you would find in a meme. Yes, our lack of skill may have something to do with it, but how is it that things look so good when we see them on someone else, and then when we try them, it’s a wretched mess? It has to be the universe standing in our way, it simply has to. Among numerous life fails, we have handpicked the ones that are the most relatable, and once you see one of them you can’t help but laugh along thinking ‘well, at least I’m not alone’. Continue reading

9 Gifs That Sum Up The Home-Buying Experience

10 Gifs That Sum Up The Home-Buying Experience

By Becky Houdesheldt

Home-buying is one of the most exciting and exhausting experiences ever. I have gone through the process twice, in less than 3 years, and I can tell you that knowing what was coming the second time did not make the process any smoother than the first time.

The first house I made an offer on I fell in love with, only to be incredibly disappointed after the inspection. I was completely distraught. I gave up on the search, and when I picked back up a couple months later, I found my first home! The place I bought was funky and cute. It had subway tile in the bathrooms and tin ceiling as the backsplash in the kitchen. It had open cabinets and lots of windows. It had a laundry room with a window in it, out to my quaint, adorable backyard. It was also at the end of a giant hill that was treacherous in the winter, and only had one other way out, which was through an alley that was not paved. It wasn’t even really filled in. I didn’t see those things when I found it. I just saw a place to call my own, and I loved it. Continue reading

15 Fall Activities For Every Mood

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By De and Kate

While there’s not a whole lot we can all agree on in 2017, one thing is for certain: Fall is the best season. Between its crisp air, changing colors, delicious flavors, and plentiful activities, it’s got a little something for everyone. If you ask us, it’s singular biggest downfall is how fast it always seems to go. We hardly feel like we have the time to soak in the glory of the season before it’s over and winter has arrived. To express our appreciation for this world in which there are Octobers, we’ve compiled a list of all the ways to make the most of fall this year. Continue reading

9 Tips to Get the Wedding Registry of Your Dreams

By De and Kate

Wedding planning is the ultimate all the feels experience. From the elation of the engagement to the stress of table seating, preparing for what you hope to be the perfect day can be both exciting and overwhelming. There are plenty of checklists, timing charts, and style guides in existence, offering guidance to all the couples typing: engaged, now what? – and   how to plan a wedding on Pinterest. Continue reading

6 Easy Ways To Decorate Your Home This Fall

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By Brigitte Evans

You don’t have to be a fall person to love fall; there’s just something absolutely wonderful about its breeze on your skin, the gold, coral and red colors at every step, a cup of hot cocoa in bed in the morning and that beautiful feeling of being part of nature’s change. On top of that, every season offers an opportunity to let your creative juices flow and decorate your space so it fits the spirit of the present moment. Amazing, isn’t it?

With your next decorative adventure in mind, we’ve put together a few decorating ideas to help you do just that – decorate your space this fall and enjoy every second of it! Continue reading