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  1. 2018 looks to be a killer year for media. While the Marvel gods blaze on, literary fiction ramps up, neon dystopian thrillers are everywhere and diverse perspectives take the forefront. Here are some top shows, movies, and books to dive into now, or to add to your pre-order list stat. 3 Shows Not to Miss 1. …

  2. BROUGHT TO YOU BY Maiden Home

    PHOTOS BY 2ND TRUTH

    There are a few things in life I’ve recently realized are nearly impossible to find. 1.) the perfect wedding dress. 2.) a kitchen table that feels like home and 3.) my dream sofa. My fiancé and I spent months, actually years, looking for our dream sofa. And we ironically found it on a lazy weekend afternoon …

  3. This year, I’m all about making New Year’s Resolutions beyond the usual, cliché suspects. I know I’ve already encouraged you all to consider ramping up your beauty regimen as we continue moving into 2018, but now, I’m taking you from your bathroom… into your closet. I understand that aiming to shop less or adding more basic pieces …

  4. Making the move towards ‘big city living’ was exhilarating, but also came with its fair set of challenges. I fully expected to enjoy exploring new bars, bookstores, and restaurants. But what I didn’t see coming was long commute times in incremental weather, grocery store lines that wrapped back to the deli counter, and rent fees that …

  5. There must be something buried deep within our genetic code that forces humans to perceive a correlation between a child’s actions and the success (or failure) of that child’s parent as a, well, parent. It’s ludicrous, I know. But for reasons my conscious brain cannot fathom, a well-dressed, well-behaved child signals a savvy, wildly successful Tiger Mom. And …

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  7. Working from home is the definition of bitter-sweet. You have the sweet privilege of staying in your jammies the entire day, but the bitter dilemma of getting you and your jammies out of your bed and into your home office. Then, when you actually do successfully reach your desk, it’s another uphill battle to try and …

  8. The last couple years were not for the faint of heart. With that in mind, we gotta do what we can to make 2018 thismuch easier, thismuch more pleasant, thismuch more mellow for ourselves and those around us. So here, apply these simple life hacks to your everyday. They take very little time, not a single …

  9. Following the turn of the new year, design trends are beginning to emerge shedding light on what we can expect to see in 2018. Society’s growing interest in mindful living has homeowners rethinking their surroundings and the impact it has on their day-to-day. In terms of interior design, paint colors are playing a lead role in …

  10. Hello and welcome back to AttaGirl, a series in which I discover how the women I admire kick ass, take names, and what lipstick brand they prefer to do it in. A how-to in Getting Shit Done. The future will most definitely be female, thank God. While I’d prefer that future to get here like, any time …

  11. Now that we’re inside a new year, there’s an abundance of information and articles coming at us about how to be our “best selves.” “New year, new you” they say. New me? Uhhhh. It’s not only unrealistic, it’s kind of unreasonable. Stick with me for a minute, because I’m going to propose something radical. If you …

  12. Cookbooks are our friends. They’re like little tomes of delicious knowledge about how the burnt stuff in the bottom of your pan is actually part of the recipe, and what the heck you should do with lemongrass. Basically, they pick up where our parents left off, at least when it comes to teaching us how to …

  13. Dolly Parton. She has that laugh and those sequined getups and that hair foam rollered up to the clouds and those, well, those. But she also has a kind philanthropic spirit, all five feet of her standing up for the disadvantaged, and more talent – whether singing, writing, acting or joke-telling – than most of us. Perhaps …

  14. Ever since I can remember, winter time has been an annual five-month-long battle between warmth and style. Somedays it feels like in order to bear the cold, I have to sacrifice my style pride and sport a jacket that resembles a sleeping bag. But I don’t necessarily think that should be the case. With spring not …

  15. After weeks of holiday indulging, it’s time to get serious about staying true to those New Year’s resolutions. Whether you’re dabbling with a new exercise regimen or trying out the #Whole30 (more than half of my friends are doing it and tbh I’m really really ready to get my wine-drinking partners back.. but also, like, proud …

  16. As an adult, we often forget to make learning a priority. When I left school, it felt like that part of my life was over and I was at a loss for how to continue my education going forward. In the past, you had to carve out an extended amount of time and a significant amount …

  17. At the end of July, I overheard our in-house photographer, Colleen, chatting about how she had signed up for an upcoming half marathon amongst our Wit & Delight team and I couldn’t help but chime in, “You are going to run 13.1 miles… are you for real?” I couldn’t believe it. I had never run more …

  18. Now that we’ve officially crossed the half-way mark of January, I thought it was only fitting to take a second and check in on each other. How are you doing? How is the new year going so far? I finally took the plunge and tossed out our Christmas tree last weekend. Even though it sure was …

  19. Every year, I promise myself that I’ll kick things off on a healthy note. Yet, without fail, the cold gets the best of me and I fall back into eating my favorite comfort foods. So, today I’m telling you how to break the cycle. With these 12 hearty, yet healthy recipes, you can make your body think …

  20. Heartbreak. We’ve all been there. So how do you deal? Are you the type to listen to The National on repeat for three months? Do you rebound with the next available hottie? Turns out, your zodiac sign can tell a *lot* about how you’re going to react. Read on and let me know what you think! …

  21. What is it about bathrooms? For some reason, these small spaces make the interior designer in all of us feel like we can really push the decorating barrier and channel our inner Picasso. The biggest design risks I took in my own house happened to be in our powder room (pink ceiling!) and basement bath (hello, turquoise). …

  22. A year or two ago, I arrived for a first date at a quiet cocktail lounge to find that every table was taken. My date met me at the door, scanned the venue a few times, and finally turned to me. “Okay… I guess we can sit at the bar—as long we don’t sound like we’re …

  23. The older I get the more my style evolves, but truth be told, I’ve always been a jewelry girl, even when I was little. Upon opening my online bohemian shop, Arden Trading Co., a few store owners told me in different words, “Always sell jewelry because deep down all women love it and will buy it.” …

  24. If you ask me, New Year’s resolutions can be a bit like fruitcake: some people love them; others, well, not so much. Although I’m not the biggest fan of that glowing, old-fashioned, holiday dessert that tends to get tossed straight in the freezer, I do love a delicious serving of self-improvement, which is why — year …

  25. Now that the holidays and hangovers have mostly passed, I keep hearing more about people deciding to take a shot (no pun intended) at Dry January. TIME estimates over 5 million people around the world will participate in Dry January, a month-long experiment in sobriety. Even if you are not one of those 5 million people, …

  26. There’s no singular “correct” way to consume media, although there is an endless supply of unsolicited opinions about it. I have faith that your current media diet has evolved to make you feel inspired, informed and, hopefully at the end of a long day, entertained. This article is not meant to tell you to consume less …

  27. If you’ve been following Wit & Delight for any amount of time you probably know that myself and the entire W&D team has quite the love affair (or more appropriately, obsession) with IKEA. It seems we are always there buying new items for the studio, preparing for our latest photo shoot, or taking a stab at …

  28. Well, that’s not entirely true. Let’s start from the beginning. It was spring of 2015 when I woke up with acute pain in on my right side, concentrated in my upper back and head. It didn’t happen overnight, I had experienced tightness and pain in my right shoulder blade and jaw for a few months, but …

  29. BROUGHT TO YOU BY Nespresso

    PHOTOS BY 2ND TRUTH

    Editor’s Note: If you’ve been following the W&D Insta feed you may have noticed an uptick in coffee posts over the last few months. I’m very excited to be partnering with Nespresso to share their product (which quite frankly, has been a godsend. Not sure how anyone survives with children caffeine-free) and experience some amazing opportunities …

  30. Podcasts have quickly become my favorite way to multitask. After all, there’s nothing that makes cleaning out the inbox or commuting to the office go faster than backgrounding it with interesting conversations. If you’re looking to hop on the podcast trend — or supplement your current queue — I’ve compiled a few of the best career-focused …

  31. It’s here! It’s here! Winter took a while to make an appearance but finally, it’s here. Now that we’re somewhat used to it basically getting dark after lunch, marking 8 pm an “acceptable” bedtime, it’s time we start to get serious about our winter wardrobe in order to withstand these never-ending-feeling months. If there’s one item …

  32. New year, new you – right? Is that tired yet? Well, it turns out that you probably DO have something to work on based on your astrological sign. Follow along and see what you can improve on this year and let me know your thoughts in the comments below! Aries March 21 – April 19 Aries …

  33. I’ve heard from a few separate people that maybe it’s not strategically wise to announce to the world that I lost my job but, 1. It’s almost 2018 and I feel like blatant honesty is one of the only things we have left, 2. I’m an over-sharer by nature, and 3. If anyone else is dipping into …

  34. BROUGHT TO YOU BY STorq

    PHOTOS BY JUDITH MARILYN

    Editor’s Note: This post was originally written a few weeks ago when I had assumed that I would be carrying my child until her due date. Life happens, like it always does, and our baby girl arrived a few weeks early.  Anyone that has been pregnant understands that eventually, their body no longer belongs to them. …

  35. I’m that person. You know, the one who constantly thinks up ways to delight family and friends with clever gifts and meaningful cards but rarely remembers to act on them. One of my best friends, on the other hand, is the exact opposite. She’s perfected the art of showing gratitude. I can always count on a …

  36. If anyone around here needs to get herself to the gym ASAP, it’s me. (It’s been months, people. RED ALERT.) To be honest, I’m actually planning to head back in January, but I feel like I want to be clear: It won’t be because of any New Year’s resolutions. I’ve just never been a New Year’s …

  37. I don’t know about you but I’m always looking for new ways to reinvent the personal space that is my bedroom. It’s my favorite reading spot every night where I line my nightstand with scented candles and set the lighting just right so the ambiance allows me to relax. It’s the place where I spend my sleepy …

  38. Happy holidays to you and yours. It’s been a little chaotic in our own household with the (very early) arrival of our second child, Bennett “Birdie” Peters. She is tiny but perfect and we are so happy to have her home. As we wind down for the year, I can’t help but feel incredibly grateful for all …

  39. ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; the stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there. … And meanwhile, don’t mind me, I’m just baking in my underwear. It’s been a tradition of mine for …

  40. I’ll admit that it seems like a strange place to accidentally end up, but I never really intended to live in New York City. I know other people—lots of people, in fact—need to live there. To check it off a bucket list. To see if they can make it. To really earn their status as starving …

  41. This past weekend we had our Studio 125 x Wit & Delight holiday market and it was a huge success. We can’t say thank you enough to everyone who came out to support our local makers and check out Studio 125! It was a blast hanging out, chatting and drinking delicious eggnog flavored lattes with you. …

  42. It’s officially merry-making season, people, and with girls’ night outs, cocktail, dinner, and office parties, (not to mention the notoriously overrated NYE celebration–can you tell I prefer to spend mine with my couch and some Thai takeout?), these months can bring on some serious style scaries. I don’t mean to sound like the Grinch, but keeping …

  43. BROUGHT TO YOU BY black box wines

    PHOTOS BY 2nd Truth

    If you’re not 21 years of age or older, please click the little X in the corner of this window. I’m sorry. Your day will come. Good god, I love girls’ nights. Are we still calling them Girls’ Nights? I’ve been calling them “Come over so we can eat sixty different kinds of cheeses while we …

  44. If there’s a time of year that puts everything you do and don’t love about your family on display, it’s the holidays. Yes, the people in your family can be the ones you love most on earth. But they can also be the ones who drive you the craziest. Even in the most functional, fabulous, fun-loving families, …

  45. The day the dogs took over Studio 125 was one to remember. We had planned a photo shoot to capture images of our Wit & Delight for Target Pet Collection and as we were planning out the shoot, we thought, how fun it would be to take images of dogs actually using and wearing the pet products, …

  46. Can you believe the ’90s were two decades ago? It feels like just yesterday that I was buying True Colors eyeshadow at the mall and listening to Aaliyah CDs on the bus (RIP). The older I get, the more respect I have for the ’90s. Indie rock, grunge and hip-hop ruled the radio, TV was relatively …

  47. I’ve never really had what one philosophically optimistic throw pillow might describe as “an attitude of gratitude.” One of my earliest Christmas memories centers on the chaos that ensued after I asked my parents if the gift I had just opened could be exchanged for a pair of My Little Pony dress-up heels with sequins embedded …

  48. BROUGHT TO YOU BY The Citizenry

    PHOTOS COURTESY OF 2nd Truth

    I am what one would call a Psychotic Holiday Traditions Purist. I have watched It’s A Wonderful Life every Christmas since I came out of the womb (MARRY ME, 30s-ERA JAMES STEWART); I have selfishly left behind every man I’ve ever been dating to be home on Christmas Eve (like I don’t even discuss plans with …

  49. Have you ever wondered how to decorate your home for the holidays while maintaining a sense of simplicity and modernism? Don’t get me wrong, I love the over-the-top quality of the holidays and the nostalgic magic of Christmas because deep down it makes my 12-year-old heart very happy. But as I get older and work toward curating …

  50. Amanda Jane Jones, be still our design-devoted hearts. You likely know Amanda from her work with Kinfolk, where as the founding art director, her minimalist and sharp approach to layout changed the game of modern magazines. Or perhaps you recognize her kind smile and cute kids from Instagram, where she’s gained a sizeable flock of followers. …

  51. BROUGHT TO YOU BY Sonos One

    PHOTOS BY Judith MarilYn

    A year has transpired since we set up shop in Studio 125, and I’m still not totally used to working with other people. Not necessarily working with, but in proximity to others. While I spent 6 years in an open office setting, I worked solo for a very long time. As a contractor, I would be …

  52. Studio 125 and Wit & Delight are excited to announce that we are hosting a very merry Holiday Market at Studio 125 on Saturday, December 16, 2017, from 11 am – 4 pm featuring a variety of curated local vendors. Expect to see clothing, jewelry, home goods, vintage wares and other beautifully designed accessories this weekend. …

  53. BROUGHT TO YOU BY SAMSUNG

    PHOTOS AND VIDEO COURTESY OF ALCHEMY X AND BARBARIAN

    I’m so excited to reveal one of my favorite decor projects of 2017! Way back in August, Samsung reached out to see if we’d be interested in designing a space inspired by what they called “the most beautiful TV you’ve never seen.” Naturally, I was dubious, but I soon found out this client was not kidding. …

  54. I take deep pleasure in cooking. First and foremost because I have a love and appreciation for food that most definitely teeters on an unhealthy obsession. But I also love cooking because it distracts me from the enormous pile of filth that is our world and at times, my brain. I do it often enough that …

  55. It’s Friday night and I have big plans. I transition from week into weekend through a full production of getting ready. After work, I shower and prep for the night ahead, except I linger a little longer under the shower head, steaming the bathroom up to its full potential. I even use my expensive, fancy shampoo. …

  56. December 1st kicked off day one of Nisolo’s Holiday Bundle Up campaign and we are so excited to be a small part of this initiative! I have been a longtime follower and fan of Nisolo; I’ve always admired their well designed and ethically made goods, not to mention I absolutely love my pair of Ecuador sandals. I …

  57. There are two types of gift givers. Those who enjoy the process of perfectly measuring, cutting, folding, and taping together a gift that is as delightful and thoughtful as what’s inside. Or, you have people like me, who are thinking about the 15 other things they need to do as they haphazardly hack their way through crunching, …

  58. When you’re missing someone you love, you rarely feel the loss quite as sharply as during the holidays. I haven’t had a close family member die, but I’ve had to grieve the end of several treasured relationships. And I’ve walked beside people I love through their own grief. I know the holidays can be brutal. If …

  59. BROUGHT TO YOU BY Samsung

    PHOTOS and Video Courtesy of Alchemy X and Barbarian

    A TV saved my marriage. I kid, I kid, but there is teeny bit of truth here. Who knew a TV (not a TV show, or a TV doctor) but an honest to goodness, physical, electronic device could have been such a pain point in my marriage? But more on that later. Like most red-blooded Americans, …

  60. “Syntax and sensibility: Nobody wed them quite like Joan Didion,” says New York Times columnist Frank Bruni, in a profession of love to Joan and her unusually placed prepositional phrases. Nobody does anything quite like Joan Didion. The way she almost unsentimentally audits death and memory. The way she waves a bony index finger, more knowing …

  61. Like millions of other people in the world, I live for the holiday season. The twinkling lights. The constant cycle of cookies in the oven. The Family Stone and Elf playing on repeat. Peppermint and gingerbread EVERYTHING. I mean, what’s not to love? Heck, I even adore the tacky ugly sweaters. Yet as therapeutic as I …

  62. I can’t believe we’re looking towards the last few days of 2017. I’m wrestling with conflicting feelings about the year coming to a close. For one, I’m having this baby girl no later than January 2nd (my scheduled c-section date) and have a huge laundry list of things to accomplish before she gets here. To top …

  63. A real breaking-news concept I’m about to drop on you: being a woman is f*cking hard. Our itinerary goes something like: always be sociable around others, be sensitive but have a backbone, break the glass ceiling, call your mom back, find an affordable therapist, read a book a month, do face masks by brands no one’s …

  64. Never show up empty-handed. That’s the golden rule when it comes to expressing gratitude for hospitality. With Thanksgiving around the corner, most of us will be thinking about what else we could bring aside from a bottle of wine, dessert, or flowers. Given the holiday season now begins long before our day of thanks, we thought …

  65. Being single in your 30s is so many things – it is such a different animal than your 20s. I came up with the idea for this article and I am now about a month and half past my due date because I couldn’t find a way to wholly describe the experience. Contrary to a lot …

  66. BROUGHT TO YOU BY Baby Dove

    PHOTOS BY 2ND TRUTH

    Come January, we will a part of the “two under two” club. With this unexpected (but exciting) curveball tossed our way, I’m glad that I documented this first year in my new role as a mom; both the goods and the bads. Thanks to the partnership with Baby Dove, I’ve had the opportunity to share my …

  67. The world of photography today ranges from Facetuning a donut brunch to developing vintage toy camera shots in a darkroom. Whatever you hope to achieve, entering this world can be intimidating. Why not turn to the pros when it comes to getting your pictures to the next level? I hit up three of my favorite photographers …

  68. Want to know what makes a warm plate of roasted turkey even more satisfying? You know, besides your grandmother’s infamous mac-and-cheese and aunt’s sweet-potato casserole. Heaping sides of gratitude, that’s what! Not only is practicing gratitude a humbling habit for stimulating personal happiness, but it also has a powerful positive effect on others. And if there’s …

  69. First, write them down. The best way to ensure your needs are met this holiday season is to first acknowledge what they are. Start by writing down a list of the things that make you smile just thinking about them. Keep the list handy during the holidays as a simple reminder to check in with yourself—on …

  70. They’re your partner. Your person. Your lover. Your friend. You’d do anything for them, right? Of course. But if you think granting an esteemed title to the person who shares your every up and down (and each moment in-between) is enough to certify their status as number one in your book, well, you and I might …

  71. Do you remember the first time you realized that as you got older, you unintentionally built this second family into your life? It’s not people bound to you by blood or related to you by marriage, it’s a group of people who have been there for you through your most terrible, the people you can sit …

  72. I first saw her in the security line at O’Hare. We were shuffling through the shoeless gauntlet of hectic humiliation, and we shared a giggle over the general awkwardness. I noticed her again when she asked my business colleagues where they’d bought the beers they were holding. The third time I saw her, I was actively avoiding …

  73. Whether it’s a full-fledged mudroom or a makeshift entryway, decorating these spaces is almost always tricky. There’s a lot to consider when planning the first space that everyone sees when they enter your home and sometimes you need to be crafty and creative in order to marry style and functionality. First, there’s the storage situation. How much …

  74. One of the things I vividly remember about childhood holidays is my brothers and I being dressed up like we were headed somewhere all kinds of fancy. Every Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve (circa 1994-1997), I slept with my hair in those god-awful sponge rollers and I just couldn’t wait to wake up and put on my …

  75. Faye Smith tripped over a tree stump. Again. She’s so thrilled she finished a shoe – with her own two hands, from scratch – that she forgot to put away the stump that she hammers the sole nails on. Again. — Faye is both forward and backward-thinking, the mind and hands behind Sevilla Smith, hand-crafting made-to-order …

  76. Are you tired of the same Thanksgiving food year after year? While I always look forward to sharing canned cranberries with my mom in honor of my Grandma Carolie, I absolutely love bringing new recipes to holiday gatherings for friends and family to try. So while everyone can still enjoy their Thanksgiving favorites, there are also …

  77. BROUGHT TO YOU BY Frasier Fir

    Images: 2nd Truth

    As fellow Minnesotans (and Midwesterners!) can attest, the seasonal change from fall to winter often feels like it happens overnight. One day you are walking in glorious sixty-degree weather with leaves crunching beneath your feet, and, quite literally, the next day sleet is whipping at your face when you walk from your car into your home. …

  78. I’m excited to introduce you all to Rebecca Atwood. Her work caught my eye on Instagram a couple years ago and I’ve been watching her career blossom ever since. Multiple fabrics lines, throws, pillows, and a best-selling book later, it’s clear Rebecca has a knack for taking her art and breathing new life into it. It …

  79. BROUGHT TO YOU BY JOANN

    PHOTOS BY 2ND TRUTH

    Ready or not, it’s almost winter. And while I love feeling the crisp wind on my face and listening to the crunch of leaves underfoot and seeing the first snowfall, I also have a bit of anxiety this time of year. Fall lasts only so long and then comes the holiday season. It’s not the family …

  80. Bridging the gap between the digital expression of W&D and the physical manifestation of what we’ve built is the ultimate dream for me. And sometimes when you want to tackle a goal that lofty, the pressure to make something AMAZING right out of the gate can be debilitating. Throw your own personal style into the mix …

  81. One of the most impressive women I’ve ever met was my very first boss. Back when I worked for her, she was the newly appointed President of a much-beloved non-profit organization called The White House Project. The White House Project’s mission was to achieve equal representation of women at all levels of leadership, specifically in politics. …

  82. Ever since I can remember, I’ve been a notebook fanatic. The lovely journals in the Anthropologie sale section get me every single time. No really — you should see my apartment; I’ve managed to curate quite the collection. But see, the problem is that no matter how much I adored these leather-bound diaries, the pages all …

  83. Traveling inspires, traveling invigorates. Traveling also reveals your biggest quirks, insecurities, and ticks, often before the plane’s seatbelt sign has even been turned off. Whether packing a bag to vacation with a new lover or an old friend, don’t let a lack of communication get in your way of a great trip. Before you buckle up …

  84. It’s coming… winter in Minneapolis is right around the corner, as signaled by the first snow. Can you believe it?! Snow in October? None of us were surprised by the below-freezing weather this early in the season, though. I was looking forward to it as an excuse to continue wearing my beloved turtlenecks. Even as I …

  85. We thought we’d be the type of parents who would be extremely thoughtful about the amount of toys we brought into our home. All they need is a wooden spoon and some boxes, right? Yeah, right. Turns out, Joe and I both love playing with toys as much as August does, and within the first year …

  86. I have a confession to make: I used to envy the people who knew exactly what they wanted to be when they grew up. You know, the ones who said from age seven that they wanted to be a doctor, nurse, teacher, firefighter, etc., and then they grew up to be those exact professionals. Why the …

  87. The pure privilege of not waking up all-the-way politically until 2016 is not lost on me. Until about nine or ten months before last year’s election, I had the common political media habits of a young white person living in the city: I’d pay attention to the news leisurely; keep my finger loosely on the pulse …

  88. Rise and shine? More like rise and whine, amiright? If you’re not of the early bird species, I’m not here to convince you to become a morning person. There are things like circadian rhythms to consider with that! I am, however, here to convince you that there are ways we can all make the a.m. a …

  89. Recently, a couple members of our creative team have been sporting some pretty cute glasses around the studio. These new stylish frames caught my eye and I had to ask in anticipation, “Where did you get those?!” It turns out both pairs were from Felix Gray, and after further questioning, I found out that they weren’t …

  90. This year marks the twentieth (!) year of the Minnesota College of Art and Design’s annual Art Sale and this is the year I finally marked time off my calendar to take advantage of the full experience. The MCAD Art Sale is held November 16 – 18th, the weekend before Thanksgiving, and it’s the perfect chance to …

  91. WRITTEN FOR ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST

    I find myself lusting after perfectly tiled, open-shelf kitchens on Pinterest and Instagram far too often. Like multiple times a day. No matter how many kitchens I design, I just can’t get enough! Why is it that the heart of a home always seems to reside in the kitchen where the food is made, heart-to-hearts are had, and …

  92. It’s been a hot minute since we thought about upping our layering game to accompany the new temperatures. But, as true Minnesotans, we definitely aren’t strangers to the concept. While I love a good Indian summer, one of my favorite parts about living in a city where you get to experience all four seasons is the opportunity …

  93. Watching someone’s career unfold in real time has been a fascinating aspect of “growing up” alongside fellow bloggers and entrepreneurs. Many of the women I’ve watched closely embody traits and styles foreign to my own. I’ve often wondered why that is, and I think it’s because you learn more about yourself not by comparing your work …

  94. As much as I love Halloween, there are some years where I just can’t do the classic dress-up, dinner party, whole nine yards production. Especially now that I have August. Of course, we are planning to dress him up in something adorable, but part of me just wants to stay at home, warm my feet by …

  95. Fall is, in my opinion, the most wonderful time of year, especially here in the Upper Midwest. The leaves are changing, your coffee tastes like a pumpkin, and people are wearing stylish plaid capes – what could be better? The only downside is that fall goes by quick quick quick – it can be tough to …

  96. The W&D Slack feed has been our go-to place for article sharing the past couple months, so when Stefani asked if we should bring back our monthly reading edit, it was a no-brainer! This month we peppered the list with everything from classic comfort food recipes to uncomfortable topics like staying unmarried, even when you’re married. …

  97. With the news of a baby girl on the way, I couldn’t help but think of how this might affect our entire family’s daily life in every way. I thought of things like – Do we have enough space in our home? How can I redesign the living room to make it more comfortable and functional? Will …

  98. You’ve probably seen Jesse Kamm pants around the internet – those perfectly tailored, 1970s-inspired, high-waisted sailor pants that come in a multitude of earthy, one-of-a-kind colors. Ring a bell? I’ve been following Jesse Kamm for some time on social media and lusting after those pants! That color palette she is working from I honestly just want …

  99. Hey. I struggle with anxiety pretty terribly in the fall. And it’s okay if you do too. It’s strange though, right? Considering fall wins the favorite season poll by a mile? I mean, I’m straight up giddy at leaves changing color; I’ll pull my car over to look at a tree like your 60-year-old dad. I …

  100. Social media, of any kind, these days is tough. The number of times you are assaulted with headlines you only thought you’d read in The Onion has quadrupled, and I sense it’s really taking a toll on all of us. One of the upsides of all the noise in the news is I’ve returned to seeking …

  101. Did you know that Americans collectively check their smartphones upwards of 8 billion times per day?! But wait, before your jaw completely drops to the floor — there’s more. According to this particular study, we, as individuals, touch these pocket-sized computers typically about 2,600 times every 24 hours. And get this: on average, people will spend …