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  1. 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 …

  2. 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 …

  3. 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 …

  4. 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 …

  5. 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: …

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  7. 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 …

  8. 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 …

  9. 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 …

  10. 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 …

  11. 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 …

  12. 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 …

  13. 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 …

  14. 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 …

  15. 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 …

  16. 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 …

  17. 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. …

  18. 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. …

  19. 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? …

  20. 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 …

  21. 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 …

  22. 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 …

  23. 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 …

  24. 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 …

  25. 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 …

  26. 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 …

  27. 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 …

  28. 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 …

  29. 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 …

  30. 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 …

  31. 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 …

  32. 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 …

  33. 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 …

  34. 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 …

  35. 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 …

  36. 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 …

  37. 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), …

  38. 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 …

  39. 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 …

  40. 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 …

  41. 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 …

  42. 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 …

  43. 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 …

  44. 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 …

  45. 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 …

  46. 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, …

  47. It was as if the entire Bay Area was taking a nap the day I recently reunited with my beloved Bianca Sotelo, stylist and friend extraordinaire. The light drizzle and grey skies had seemingly hypnotized the city – except us, who spent the better part of an otherwise throwaway Thursday on one of those good-for-the-soul lady …

  48. Matt Oholendt was my first kiss, my high school best friend and the great love of my life before I even knew what that meant. The fact that we were married at the ripe age of 21 and 23 surprised no one (aside from us) and while the majority of our friends chose to settle down …

  49. Did you know there were at least seven Saint Valentines (and one Saint Valentina) martyred throughout history for holding fast to their hope, faith, and love? Love is not for the faint of heart. Even the best moments in love require the courage to receive them—and the worst ones, well, those leave us gasping for air. …

  50. Wife, mama of two, and LA-based designer, Sarah Sherman Samuel, sets herself apart in the design world with her clean and modern style that always includes a touch of something unique or unexpected. You may have seen her design work on Pinterest or while scrolling through inspirational interior pics on IG. Sarah previously worked as a creative …

  51. BROUGHT TO YOU BY Stella & Chewy’s

    PHOTOS BY 2ND TRUTH

    I’ve been relatively quiet here at work. Not knowing if this is our last baby or not (jury is still out on this one), I’ve been doing my best to take it nice and slow and enjoy every single minute with my children. Between the coos and snuggles and laughter, I do every once and awhile …

  52. I will preface this by giving my routine “I don’t have all the answers” schpeel, BUT! I have learned a few key things since I was recently booted out of the nest (fired from my job) and have had to re-work the way my brain has lived for twenty-seven years and although it’s a massive work …

  53. Minneapolis hosted the Super Bowl last week and some brilliant minds branded our city with #BoldNorth. It was great. Our long list of frigid outdoor festivities was basically a dare to just try to be as bold as us. But you can betcha the folks in town for the big game experienced a lot more Minnesota Nice …

  54. One of the best things to happen to the decor scene is the return of the statement couch. What is a statement couch, you ask? Here at WD, that means any sofa that totally and utterly commands a room. Lately, my favorite kind of statement couch is that of the colorful variety. A colorful couch is …

  55. Shorter days, darker evenings, the post-new year blues, and waking up in the morning is becoming increasingly difficult –yep, it sounds like February. I tend to have a love/hate affair with cupid’s month. On one hand: it’s the shortest month of the year and spring is on-deck, which means I can’t help but drool over new …

  56. Elizabeth Kendig has amassed 5.4 million followers on Pinterest and a reputation for sharing trusted beauty advice on her blog, BeautyBets.com. Yet, avid readers know it’s more than skin deep. Kendig assists readers on their individual journeys to get more comfortable in their skin, be it through the perfect shade of red lipstick or an introduction …

  57. It wasn’t until I had my first baby that I truly understood why we “feather the nest” before baby arrives. Logically, it makes sense, there’s a lot to prepare and plan. Emotionally though, the process of building a nursery is as much about preparing the parents for the tsunami of change as it is preparing for …

  58. Maybe you’re like me and you absolutely love vintage, or maybe you’d like to get into thrifting but you’re just not sure how. Well, today I’m here to introduce you to a real life Penny Lane, please meet my favorite vintage maven, Sarah Shabacon of Bohème. This past year I took a deep and dreamy dive down the …

  59. As much as I adore the thoughts of a dreamy winter wonderland, let’s be real: it never takes long before the serene scenes of snow take a dreadful turn. Bone-chilling blizzards. Teeth-chattering temperatures. I don’t know about you, but when these unwelcome guests come knocking, that’s always my cue to start plotting a great escape. You …

  60. Editors’ note: This post has been edited after publication. We review every post to ensure this place is a safe and inclusive space for all our readers and regret that we didn’t remove the polarizing language before publication. Thank you to the commenters who used their voice to speak up!  The majority of us want to …

  61. With just a few days left before the New England Patriots and Philidelphia Eagles faceoff for Super Bowl LII, the Twin Cities and surrounding neighborhoods are bumpin’ with people and parties! Determined to show visitors why 5.5 million Americans choose to live in a state with (sometimes) brutal weather conditions, the Minneapolis Super Bowl Host Committee has …

  62. Our February theme at Wit & Delight this month is all about Love: in all its many shapes and forms. At first, when I dreamt up this February theme I imagined one of our witty contributors recapping a positive love experience that gave us all nostalgic butterflies and left us feeling tingly from the inside out, or …

  63. For as volatile and rocky as 2017 was, it will always hold a special place in my heart as it was the year Joe and I welcomed our sweet little baby Birdie into the world. Although she was definitely the most noteworthy accomplishment in a rollercoaster of crazy news stories and incredible acts of togetherness, there …

  64. 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. …

  65. 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 …

  66. 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 …

  67. 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 …

  68. 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 …

  69. 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 …

  70. 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 …

  71. 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 …

  72. 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 …

  73. 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 …

  74. 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 …

  75. 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 …

  76. 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 …

  77. 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 …

  78. 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 …

  79. 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 …

  80. 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 …

  81. 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 …

  82. 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! …

  83. 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). …

  84. 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 …

  85. 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.” …

  86. 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 …

  87. 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, …

  88. 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 …

  89. 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 …

  90. 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 …

  91. 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 …

  92. 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 …

  93. 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 …

  94. 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 …

  95. 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 …

  96. 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. …

  97. 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 …

  98. 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 …

  99. 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 …

  100. 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 …

  101. ‘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 …