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  1. I don’t know about you but I think it’s pretty safe to say we’ve ALL lived in a small space before or even tried to make a little living space work for us in some way or another. Tiny spaces can be functional, charming and full of character too. Here are a few inspirational images of spaces …

  2. From bridal and baby showers to birthdays and weddings—summer feels like its own holiday season. With so many occasions for gift-giving, I often find myself looking for a great gift that that’s unique, practical and healthy. If I’m going to give someone, or even myself, something new—I prefer it to be healthy in nature so it’s …

  3. The last few years were a bit rough in the work department. Literally, as in my department at the university where I worked. The centrifugal force of negativity and warring factions was, at times, so overpowering – so overwhelming – I’d arrive home needing to either unload every nuance of every conversation on my spouse or …

  4. this article originally appeared on Noteworthy by Aura Cacia

    PHOTOS BY 2ND TRUTH

    I’ll never forget my first experience with essential oils. I was getting my very first facial, and the service began with a massage and some aromatherapy. I closed my eyes as the esthetician waved blends of bergamot, rose, eucalyptus, and lavender under my nose. My airways opened right up, my lungs filled with cool air, and …

  5. When the WD team and I heard the news of Kate Spade’s passing we were all a little shocked and rattled. It has taken me a full week to be able to put pen to paper and untangle my own understanding of the life and death of one of the biggest inspirations of my life. In …

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  7. There are so many different types of fathers in each of our lives, and sometimes Father’s Day really sneaks up on us, as I know I’ve felt rushed at some point or a bit perplexed on what to get the amazing men in my life. Well, friends, do not fret, I worked with the WD team …

  8. Early summer always kicks off the beginning of wedding season, and although a good amount of my friends are already married I still have quite a few weddings to attend this summer and fall. I worked with the WD team to round up four of our favorite no-fuss looks for every type of wedding you may …

  9. Copenhagen. It’s like an ultra-cool, enlightened older sister, who couldn’t be bothered with heels (instead wearing sneakers, likely white, best for biking), received a couple master’s degrees (not only is higher education free there, but residents are actually paid to go to college) and x’s out of her inbox by 4:30 p.m., because she values work/life …

  10. BROUGHT TO YOU BY MOO

    I don’t mean to go Kenny Chesney on everyone (I blame my years in Iowa for this), but he wasn’t kidding when he sang “Don’t Blink.” I swear, what feels like five minutes ago I was schlepping boxes upon boxes as I moved into my very first studio, figuratively sitting on a lump sum of credit …

  11. Hygge. Admit it; you don’t know how to pronounce it. I didn’t know how to either before I began this two-year journey with Hygge & West, a specialty bedding, and wallpaper retailer, on a Wit & Delight designed line of product. But through the process, I not only learned how to pronounce it, but how to embrace …

  12. Denim is one of the only staples that you can wear all year long. And although, things are finally heating up in Minnesota there are still so many opportunities to wear jeans! The W&D team and I recently put together seven of our favorite must-have pieces that should be included in every wardrobe, catch all our top …

  13. I watched Alice Through the Looking Glass the other night in 3D. I know I’m a day late and a dollar short considering that movie came out in 2016 but I’m not gonna lie I weirdly enjoyed the quirkiness and colorful imagination of the whole thing while I sipped on my dry white wine and laughed …

  14. BROUGHT TO YOU BY BISSELL

    PHOTOS BY 2ND TRUTH

    Ever since the day Joe and I picked Winnie up to bring her home, we have treated her as an extension of our family, earning her place as our official “firstborn.” Through each phase of our relationship, Winnie has been there right by our side, wagging her tail with a smile on her face. With each …

  15. When we set out to make our very own product line from the ground up (i.e. stationery), we thought about not only how the product looked, but how we could create an overall product line that fulfilled the mission of W&D, to make things that help people live a little better. After all, we apply this thought …

  16. The thing that no one tells you about having kids is how fun all the books, toys, and gear can be for YOU, the parent, aunt, and grandparents. August is a big reader which has spurred the bad (and good) habit of owning a rather large collection of hilarious, beautiful and touching children’s books. Below is a …

  17. as first seen on Dabito

    We moved into our New Orleans home three years ago (before photos). We really lucked out because it fell out of escrow and we pounced on it! And it’s been a really awesome creative journey ever since. I’ve learned a lot about my style through decorating this home. I mean, who gets 2,100 sq. ft. of canvas to …

  18. If there is one thing this team knows well, it is how to properly enjoy a weekend by the water; after all, Minnesota is deemed the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Although I was born and raised in Chicago and #lakelife wasn’t exactly second nature, I have spent my fair share of weekends “up north” (which in …

  19. Twenty years ago I was a college senior about to graduate with degrees in English and history. During my last semester, a professor teaching a class on Chinese history put up the grade breakdown on the chalkboard (yep…chalkboard). It went like this: A, A-, B+, B, B- and so on. I asked, “Why is there no …

  20. I recently turned 30 and also recently became unemployed. It took me three weeks to tell my mom and almost two months to tell my dad that I decided to leave my stable, full-time job to enter into the unpredictable world of freelancing. When I finally told my dad he told me first, not to keep …

  21. If you are looking to add warmth, color, and character to your home, simply adding a rug can transform any space into a personal sanctuary. But there is one prerequisite to this rule: it can’t be just any old rug. It has to be special. Each person’s definition of “special” is different, but to me, a …

  22. I like to think I was Marie Kondo before Mario Kondo was Marie Kondo, but lucky for her she wrote that damn book first, so good for her. But! Thanks in part to Marie, minimalism has become the lifestyle du jour, streamlining our closets and junk drawers and knick knacks in an effort to keep only …

  23. When 18″ of fresh snow gets dumped in your backyard in late April, even the hardiest of Minnesotans begin to wonder if spring would ever arrive. But it DID and now we are basking in the glow of patio season: the best time of the year for all things outdoors, especially when it comes to entertaining. …

  24. BROUGHT TO YOU BY BLACK BOX

    PHOTOS BY 2ND TRUTH

    Message to all my future mamas: When the glorious day comes that two pink lines faintly appear on a little white stick, after all the (happy) tears have been shed, there is something I want you to take a second to do. I want you to take a moment and say “peace out” to the life …

  25. We talk about skin a lot at the studio. We chat about our concerns, our random stress and hormonal breakouts and every other skin issue under the sun we’re facing. Although we are not doctors, we all try to offer each other words of wisdom on topics we’ve gained knowledge on over the years. But the …

  26. VIDEO BY CAL BRUE
    PHOTOS BY RACHABELLA PHOTOGRAPHY

    Between Secretary Appreciation Day, Shark Week, and National Donut Day, faux holidays seem to be at an all-time high, seemingly calling for a new celebration all too often. Despite their sometimes airy significance, there is no denying that these social media stemmed celebrations can be extremely tempting; if you don’t post a picture of your dog …

  27. In case you hadn’t noticed, moms have opinions. Whether it’s warm enough for a light jacket in October. How fast is too fast for someone else’s kid to ride their bike on the sidewalk. What to do to get that baby on the other side of Target to stop crying. You get the idea. Come to …

  28. About my soaring, loving marriage of 26 years (5 months and 17 days—but who’s counting), people often say: “You’re soooo lucky!” Sorry folks. It’s not called luck; it’s called hard work. And it’s the best and most rewarding type of labor in the land—that of co-creating a partnership or marriage steeped in friendship, mutual adoration, and …

  29. BROUGHT TO YOU BY CLOROX
    PHOTOS BY 2ND TRUTH

    Of all the curveballs that have been thrown my direction over the past year, the onset of August and Birdie’s skin allergies just might take the cake for the most caused hours of lost sleep. Waking up to a 21-month-old with swollen-shut eyes and raw, cherry-colored cheeks is an experience I hope I never have to …

  30. Author’s note: All text below is an observational critique and not a judgment of your/my presence online. No judging allowed. We’re all just people trying to be validated and loved! Thanks in advance! — Something like every second, there are approximately 1,100 Instagram photos and videos being uploaded. A SECOND. That’s around 95 million photos and …

  31. Home is where the youknowwhat is. You know the phrase. So you may as well make the most of whatever walls you’re living within, no? Here, we tap the stylish knowledge of six interior experts, with their top tips for investing in your home – for resale value, sure, but mostly for your own happiness. Our panel …

  32. I don’t know about you but my mom is the ultimate “mom.” What I mean by this is – she’s devoted her whole life to my siblings and I and selflessly always put our needs before her own. I don’t think I fully understood how complicated motherhood is until I had my own kids, nor did I …

  33. This morning, the sun was shining. The birds were chirping. And by some supernatural force, morning DJs on local radio stations were playing music. But not just any music. As far as I was concerned, they were playing all my favorite songs and artists. A veritable litany of meaningful-to-me tunes for the entire duration of my …

  34. Despite the random snow storms that graced us with their presence well after the first “official” day of spring, the time has finally come! The sun is shining. We’re taking our treadmill runs to the streets. We’ve done our spring cleaning. And now it’s time to pack up our heavy, cumbersome coats and sweaters and make …

  35. It’s been a bit of a rough go in the past, oh, year—maybe more. And I’d venture to say that the world needs a little bit of love and laughter—maybe even a little bit of compassion, humanity, and a genuine emphasis on self-care. So when Netflix announced that they were going to re-release Queer Eye, I was …

  36. This week is one of the scarier weeks I’ve had. With a push of a button (or more accurately, “the click of a mouse”), I am putting it all out there for the world (or at least a good number of people) to see. For nearly a decade I have dreamed, concepted, hustled, cried, laughed, designed …

  37. I knew I was “different” from the time I was as young as five. At 5, I became “quiet” and “sensitive” in kindergarten when I didn’t speak for the first month. At 14, I earned the nickname “Spacey Katie” because I was always forgetting things and would be so lost in thought I would be oblivious …

  38. Editor’s note: We recently helped Madelynn Furlong decorate her cozy new L.A. abode. You may remember how she helped Kate completely gut her closet last August, while teaching us all how to mix basic and trend pieces in this hands-on style story: “Full Closet and Nothing to Wear? How I Stylish Friend Saved Me From Myself”. This first …

  39. Makeup BY Peter Phung

    PHOTOS BY 2ND TRUTH

    ART DIRECTION BY JUDITH MARILYN

    Spring is almost here! I whisper softly to myself after the third April blizzard in Minneapolis. After all, it even got into the mid-60s this week. I think we are finally in the clear. While eagerly anticipating the “real” arrival of spring, sans snow, we’ve been busy playing with fresh and glossy new beauty products in …

  40. The first piece of “real” furniture I ever bought for myself was this dresser. When I say “real” furniture, I mean it wasn’t something that came in a box and I had to assemble myself. This dresser now lives in my son’s room and its one of my favorite pieces in our home. Because we don’t …

  41. Come the tail-end of winter, we’ve all fallen into a black hole of suffering style for practicality and (as sick of them as we are) repeating the same, salt-stained black booties. But pretty soon, the snow-stomping mornings will come to an end, allowing us to put our best foot forward and have fun with footwear again. …

  42. Quick, name a few figure artists. Egon Schiele, Käthe Kollwitz and Frédéric Forest are a few of my favorites. Add in Da Vinci, Michelangelo and Rembrandt, of course. Then there’s Kayla Gale, a self-taught artist quietly sketching and painting from her attic studio in a small farming town in Saskatchewan, the sweeping Canadian prairies outside her …

  43. BROUGHT TO YOU BY CAMBRIA

    PHOTOS BY 2ND TRUTH

    **CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED** Between raising two kiddos under the age of two, running my own business, maintaining a semi-active social life, and of course, keeping up with the Kardashians; I am constantly being pulled in a million different directions, often yearning for more hours in the day. My life as a human tug-of-war rope has …

  44. No, I’m not one of those people. I’m not a tech-basher, tech nay-sayer, nor am I an “oh-my-gawd-tech-is-ruining-an-entire-generation!” kind of gal. Yes, I’m in love with my Apple Watch, upgraded to iPhone X within moments of its release, and am probably an over-sharer on FB, Insta, and SnapChat (thanks for the feedback, kids). But what I …

  45. BROUGHT TO YOU BY NIKE

    PHOTOS BY 2ND TRUTH

    ART DIRECTION BY JUDITH MARILYN

    As anyone who has visited Studio 125 can attest to, sneakers have become somewhat of an everyday staple around the office. No offense to my team, but this isn’t because any of us are fitness fanatics. Instead, I think the trend stems from a growing acceptance of sporting sneakers with everyday clothes. I’ve found that the …

  46. Like everyone else, I was feeling a certain type of way at the beginning of the year. I was reflecting a lot on 2017, thinking about what was great and what was lacking. I had to comes to terms with the reality that my relationships with those around me existed primarily through a screen, instead of …

  47. For most of my life, I’ve been taught my physical wellbeing is important. Throughout my twenties, I followed the advice of doctors, trainers, girlfriends and diet-gurus to keep my body in fair-to-good shape; I exercised regularly, ate the rainbow and non-perfected my downward dog. Then, I became a mother and my world, that easy life of …

  48. Idk if I wanna have kids. And I don’t mean “I don’t know” as in it’s something I routinely waffle back and forth on I mean “I don’t know” as in, I just… don’t really think about it? As in I’ve pushed back the due date for this article six times because I’ve really needed to …

  49. When we first moved into our house, I had clear ideas about what to do to just about every corner of our house. My least favorite design feature happened to be our stairway. The architectural features don’t quite fit the aesthetic of the house and the detailing reminded me of the woodwork you would see in …

  50. As a girl who sported a Catholic school uniform all her life, sometimes I can’t help but think to myself how much easier life would be if we were required to wear the same thing every day. But as much as I love a good pleated skirt and crisp, white polyester blouse, what fun would it …

  51. This may be an unpopular opinion, but I’m going to just come out and say it. Spring is my least favorite season. I don’t like it. I don’t like the cold. Or the wind. But most of all, the brown. Actually, most of all, the cold. Or the wind. I can’t decide. Here’s the thing. I’m …

  52. Regardless of the reason, being let go is a loss. It’s a form of rejection you likely don’t see coming—at least this was the case for me recently. I wouldn’t wish it upon anyone else, but I’m in awe of how many people have been through it too. Today, I’m sharing some tips I’ve learned over …

  53. Geriatric starlet. That’s what Iris Apfel, with an all-knowing, lipstick-stained smirk, calls herself. Now 96, she can call herself whatever she damn well pleases, having emerged in the last decade as America’s darling of design, an icon for all ages. You’d recognize her anywhere, with her owlish, oversized glasses (a reflection of her wisdom, perhaps), notoriously …

  54. When it comes to entertaining, it’s no surprise that when preparing for our guests’ arrival, the conversation always revolves around me asking these three questions – What are we cooking, drinking, and ultimately, how we are presenting this to everyone?! I have, and always will be, all about the tableware. Although lately, I’ve really toned down my …

  55. I’m going to preface this post with the following statement: I had no idea how much fear I had in my life. Fear was not on my radar—whatsoever. I mean, I knew I had hang-ups. You know, the usual suspects: fear of failure, fear of not being enough, fear of being too much. But I chalked them …

  56. You guys, hi. It’s been a while and a half since I’ve been “here” to just… talk. I had this very meticulous plan for how I’d gracefully enter maternity leave and then reemerge three months later with a renewed sense of purpose and excitement to get back to work. I wanted to journal, to find solace in the …

  57. Despite the sub-thirty degree temps and snow mother nature has thrown our way this “spring,” retailers are still taunting us with lust-worthy swimsuit styles. While most of us can think of a million other things we’d rather try on than swimsuits (seriously, when do we ever feel “beach bod” ready?!), I’ve learned through my own experiences that one …

  58. It’s interesting how the seasons and weather can play an integral role in our moods and overall happiness. Every season is matched with a different set of feelings it seems. Winter is cozy; it invites us to nestle in and hibernate while summer rings nostalgic, calling us to go out and play. I’m so happy to WELCOME …

  59. When the cat’s away, do mice play? When I went on maternity leave, I left enough wiggle room for our editorial team to dream up new concepts and story ideas for Wit & Delight. As the lifestyle category was evolving, we looked for ways to connect with our readers outside the digital space, bringing opportunities to connect …

  60. For the past 10 years, I have moved at least once every year, if not multiple times within a single year. In my 30 years on Earth, I have lived in 28 different homes (if you can even call them that). We moved a lot when I was growing up – from state to state and …

  61. When it comes to DIY projects, my expectations often seep into delusion. I like to see results fast, which isn’t always realistic when you’re making something by hand. Just before I went on bed rest, I discovered the best DIY decor book I’ve seen in a long, long, time. The book is called A Well-Crafted Home: …

  62. Spring is officially here. My favorite rooms to clean? The kitchen and the bathroom—where the beauty goes down. For me, the two should be within arms reach of one another as I regularly bop between them for items to rev up my beauty routine. Below I spotlight 7 things you likely have on hand right now …

  63. My favorite homes are ones that reflect the person living inside. You can find glimpses of all of us through the artifacts we choose to live with, art being the most revealing of them all. Because selecting what to hang on your walls is both subjective and somewhat daunting, most of us default to photography. This …

  64. Why dive into the abstract? Not only can it help you think more conceptually, but it can also inspire you to reexamine what you think you already know. We live in an intellectualized world of sophisticated arguments, woke standup specials and podcasts that break down every phrase the president utters. That can get exhausting—and it can …

  65. Have you ever watched a movie and thought, Dammit! I want to live and breathe in those clothes and that decor backdrop! Some movies just give you all the nostalgic feels. Classic, retro, even timeless – I find myself gravitating toward styles of the past. To be honest with you, I’ve been contemplating writing this story for …

  66. When is the last time you took a risk? I mean the kind of risk that has the potential to expand you in some important or beautiful way. For me, it was this morning. I started my day with a long walk and a favorite podcast. When the episode ended, my thoughts were swirling and I …

  67. You’ve undoubtedly heard the narrative about this particular moment in culture; this particular feature of our era: that we need instant gratification. We demand immediate feedback, immediate results. We don’t have the attention span to read longform essays, let alone books; we can only focus long enough for bullet-point lists and Sparknotes. We boil water in …

  68. It feels like just yesterday we were talking about transitioning our warm-weather basics into fall, no? Well, pat yourself on the back because we made it! Snow is a melting, birds are a chirping and contrary to whether or not Mother Nature agrees, spring is “officially” here! But as far as the weather goes, I like …

  69. I was too young to understand what Gwen Stefani meant when she named that No Doubt album Return of Saturn, instead consumed with worry about what would happen if I got gum stuck in my braces and perfecting my cursive handwriting in diary entries about boys named Tyler. (Remind me to ceremoniously burn those journals before …

  70. BROUGHT TO YOU BY ALDI

    PHOTOS BY 2ND TRUTH

    “You are going to have your hands full.” I can’t tell you how many times I heard this when I was pregnant, most often when I was running errands with August. I knew that life would change when we had two children (and yes, we are a part of the “two under two” club), but I …

  71. I pitched this title. It seemed like a good idea at the time. And now I’m staring at my laptop thinking, “Wait. Do I love myself?” Because I definitely don’t love everything about me. And I don’t walk around with some sort of effortless self-love flowing through my veins. So… WHO AM I TO WRITE THIS …

  72. BROUGHT TO YOU BY Nike

    PHOTOS BY 2ND TRUTH

    Art Direction by Judith Marilyn

    My family spends a lot of time talking about footwear. I’m married to a “sneakerhead” who works for (you guessed it) a shoe company. He spends most of his time online seeped in industry news and following niche product launches, and has followed prolific designers and visions from Tinker Hatfield to Ronnie Fieg for decades now. …

  73. Choosing the right headboard is a critical decision when designing a bedroom. The advice I always give to people on where to start with a bedroom overhaul is with the bed. It’s the natural focal point of the space and is also the most important piece of furniture in the room, and possibly your entire house. …

  74. Can we talk about how insane your twenties are? (Lol at me acting like that’s not what I write about every month.) Like no offense but what in the actual f*ck? Y’all just let this happen to us with no warning and we have to adapt to being in quarter-life crisis mode for half a decade? …

  75. Many Minneapolis natives may be familiar with Colleen Eversman of 2ndTruth Photography. She has been working side-by-side with Kate at Wit & Delight to create innovative content and dynamic photography for the past several years, as well as working closely with hundreds of families and companies to produce top-notch imagery around the Twin Cities and all over …

  76. If you ask for your life to change, it will change. Locked in an empty conference room in 2016 with my eyes full of tears, that is what I asked for. You see, the first step in the self-care and soul-searching journey is realizing that you are f*cked up. Not in the sense that you are …

  77. The jig is up.  I’m a (sometimes alarming) lover of all things fashion. During fashion month, many a night are spent on my couch drinking a glass of wine (or two…or three…alright, I can sense you judging) and scrolling through Instagram and my favorite blogs. But, let’s be honest…while runway looks are certainly lust-worthy, most (if …

  78. I have a confession to make: I’m an excellent sleeper. Perhaps it’s an odd thing to be particularly proud of past the tender age of two yet here I am, in my early thirties, and still find myself sleeping like, well, like a baby. I suppose you could say I’ve always valued my eight hours of …

  79. So I’ve been working in the world of social media for about seven years now – it’s not a constant thing but I certainly feel conflicted from time to time when it comes to my line of work. Not only are we spending more time in front of our screens in general (most adults are spending …

  80. I recently moved into a new apartment and more than ever, at 30, found myself wanting to bring less stuff into my new space. Because at the end of the day, I want to come home to a place that is a refreshing contrast to the busyness of everyday life. My bathroom, in particular, was a …

  81. One of my favorite questions to ask my girlfriends is “If you had to choose one product in your makeup bag, and only one, which would be your favorite?” Although it might sound like a fairly simple question, choosing just one item from the hundreds that overflow your bathroom makeup drawer is no easy feat. On the …

  82. Happy International Women’s Day everyone!!! On this very day in 1909, over a century ago, thousands of women came together and marched fervently in New York in the name of equality and women’s rights. This has always been a very important day in history. And because of all the strong women in the world that have …

  83. As a true (old) millennial who totally grew up on MTV Cribs, my obsession with celebrity homes definitely outweighs my interest in their personal lives. While I do keep up with the Kardashians, I’d say I care more about the finishings in their kitchens than who is pregnant (or not). And thanks to social media, we’re …

  84. We made it, people! Officially at the home stretch of winter. After months of cracked skin, frozen toes, 9 pm bedtimes and tolerating SAD, there is simply no better time than now to reward yourself with a much-needed warm weather vacay. So you’ve planned out your vacation days and bought your swimsuit (whichever came first, no …

  85. Over the last nine years, Wit & Delight has undergone a significant transformation across all facets. What was once a one-woman-run blog has evolved into a small content creation company; developing creative and strategy for brands both big and small. The subject topics at Wit & Delight has also ebbed and flowed over time. With the …

  86. HELLO FROM THE DEPTHS OF WINTER HELL WHERE I HAVE BEEN SUFFERING FOR SOME TIME NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know I’m not one to like, phrase things eloquently by any means, but if, gun to my head, someone asked me to describe the internet on any given day I think I would blurt out: “withering sh*t hole.” We’ve …

  87. I’m always late to resolutions. If you’re anything like me, the holidays (including the total lack of any discipline or routine) inevitably seep into January, and suddenly (it really always feels sudden) the demands of life forcefully start up again, well before it feels like there’s been any time to actually rest or reset So I ease into …

  88. When the credits roll on Pride and Prejudice I feel two things: Delight. And cynicism. I can’t help it. I want to feel only delight, but I’m just too aware that the beginnings of love rarely match its brutal everyday-ness. Or its heartbreaking challenges. I’ve had some fairytale romances, and none of them have ended happily …

  89. There’s something about that last leg of winter (aka the whole month of March) that makes you want to bunker down, escape all your day-to-day obligations and just hibernate. That’s kind of how I’ve been feeling lately. A little burnt out and a lot of bits tired. I’m craving some serious vitamin D and a tropical …

  90. From velvet to vintage and oversized (thanks, Mom!) to plaid and checked, my blazer collection seems to grow and grow each year. Maybe due to the fact that a blazer can add a dash of put-togetherness to my jeans, t-shirt and unwashed, “drypoo” topknot hair look, but throughout fall and winter, it’s easily one of the …

  91. I’m bad at a lot of things. Conjugating verbs in Italian, even after all those semesters in undergrad. Feeding myself meals that aren’t mostly carbs or sugar. Not over-scheduling myself. All this to show you I am up to my eyeballs in self-awareness about how/where/what I need to improve upon to be My Best Self. But …

  92. Last month, the W&D editorial team sat down to discuss the content calendar for February and decided to make this month’s theme all about Love. We quickly began ruminating on various love-centric topics from the importance of self-love to Valentine’s Day to must-see rom-coms. Given my personal history of not-so-successful relationships, and current dating status (non-existent), …

  93. The year was 1950 when they said “I do” in a little white, steepled church in the countryside of rural North Carolina. He was 24; she was 20. Bright-eyed and deeply in love, they stood together at the altar with their hands intertwined, both beaming with happiness, as they knew this shared moment was just the …

  94. When the beauty of the first-holiday snowfall has worn off, and you’re dealing with the realities of winter, that’s your cue to book a vacay. Sure, there’s some coordination involved (PTO, dog sitters, or babysitters at that) but once you take a step into any of these Vitamin D rich destinations, it’ll totally be worth your …

  95. Whenever I visit California, I wish I could take pieces of it home with me. The citrus-scented air, a bevy of mid-century modern antiques, the gorgeous foliage, and maybe two or three days a week of that warm California sun. Take one look at the decor boards on Pinterest and you’ll see I’m not alone. That …

  96. Turn the radio on and you’ve got yourself a myriad of love ballads to choose from. Some of them are the drippy, sappy kind that stick to your bones; others are angry, red-hot with resentment. But, some of the best ones out there are those that aren’t explicitly about romance. Joni Mitchell’s “Big Yellow Taxi” comes …

  97. With the sweet spring air just around the corner, it’s time we begin prepping our closets for the warmer, longer days on the horizon. Some of us (I’m talkin’ to you, my fellow Midwesterners) know damn well we can’t wish the snow and cold away quite yet. But just because we may have to wait a …

  98. Art has a special place in the home, and the way we display it can change its meaning and impact on those who enjoy it day in and day out. Displaying artwork is one way I keep my home fresh, and more recently I completed a gallery wall in my living room, consisting of 15 framed …

  99. It’s officially that time of year again… when motivation is at an all-time low and no matter how much sleep I get, I can’t seem to break the habit of hitting snooze fifteen plus times in the morning. I honestly feel like that Hibernol SNL skit where Chris Farley drinks the cold and flu medication and …

  100. I have a confession to make: I don’t really like Valentine’s Day. There, I said it. And come to think of it, I never have.   Sure, I adore the idea of showering loved ones with hugs and kisses — and let’s be real, I’ll take chocolate and champagne ANY day — but the idea of …

  101. I have a sneaking suspicion that your creativity is undervalued. Here’s a friendly reminder that the world needs it, desperately. Whether you’re seeking to write the next Mean Girls or cross-stitch an Etsy-optimized Pokemon hankie, your talent can bring happiness, inspiration and maybe even enlightenment to others. So kick this year off by valuing your creativity, …