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  1. 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 …

  2. 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 …

  3. 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 …

  4. 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 …

  5. 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 …

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  7. 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 …

  8. 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 …

  9. 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 …

  10. 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 …

  11. 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 …

  12. 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 …

  13. 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 …

  14. 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 …

  15. 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 …

  16. 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 …

  17. 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. …

  18. 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 …

  19. 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 …

  20. 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 …

  21. 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. …

  22. 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 …

  23. 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 …

  24. 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 …

  25. 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 …

  26. 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 …

  27. 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 …

  28. 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 …

  29. 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 …

  30. 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 …

  31. 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 …

  32. 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 …

  33. 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 …

  34. 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 …

  35. 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 …

  36. 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. …

  37. 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 …

  38. 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 …

  39. 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 …

  40. 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 …

  41. 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 …

  42. Hear that? It’s the worldwide groan that comes with Sunday nights. My how quickly your Sunday Funday can manifest into the Sunday Sads. Life comes atcha quick, huh? Getting a twinge of the Sunday Sads – or Sunday Scaries, more prominently heard on the East Coast – isn’t anything new: Austrian psychotherapist Viktor Frankl coined the phrase …

  43. On vacation, I like to wake up late, mainline fancy coffee drinks, eat more candy than my teeth prefer and indulge in some local booze. Productivity is not a priority. But in between all the relaxing, I also see a lot of new, interesting things, and I may just get the urge to capture some of …

  44. Do you ever feel as if you aren’t anything like your sign? Maybe you’re a docile Aries or a lighthearted Scorpio – either way, something about you just doesn’t seem to add up to your signs’ classic traits? You see, it’s not just your Sun sign (more on that in a bit) that matters in astrology – …

  45. Finally! It’s fall! We used our fireplace for the first time a couple weeks ago and I couldn’t have been more pleased. Most importantly, I’ve been waiting impatiently to bring out my boots and jackets. Who doesn’t love cozying into an over-sized sweater and knee-high boots? Or a jacket with a little faux fur collar? I know I …

  46. I miss college. I’d spend my morning watching foreign Pepsi commercials in a language class and the afternoon talking about things like what Freud would think of Murakami’s latest book. Your job is basically just to learn stuff. Sure it doesn’t pay—er, it puts you deep into debt. But it is an eye-opening time. The good …

  47. After the initial stage of daydreaming and planning, accessorizing a room is by far my favorite part of the process. It’s like a puzzle that needs to be solved– one throw pillow or rug at a time. The decor is what really adds life and personality to a room. It’s what turns a house into a …

  48. In second grade, I got really into journaling. I’m not sure if it came from my obsession with Harriet the Spy or just a desire to add meaning to my comfy suburban upbringing, but I made a promise to myself. I, Allie Arends, would fill an entire journal for each year of my life. For the …

  49. Once upon a time, I had an addiction to busyness. The instant gratification of striking through lines on mile-long to-do lists, the sense of accomplishment after sifting through an overflowing inbox of emails, the feeling of combating a day packed to the brim with back-to-back meetings — these were the things that kept my adrenaline pumping. …

  50. That Christmas song got it all wrong: the most wonderful time of year is fall. Everyone knows that. But beyond hitting the pumpkin patches and apple orchards, wrapping yourself in blanket-like sweaters and eating your fair share of root vegetables, what else should you do during the fleeting fall? Here, some slightly-less-cliché autumn-time ideas for you. …

  51. WOOOOOOOOOOOO, BAAA-BY. So, I put off any and all writing of this article until I was all the way finished with Sweet Valley High: Double Love (dun dun dunnnnn) and, oh my God ya’ll, that place is twenty-seven flavors of messed up. I haven’t read this book since I was twelve, which, thank GOD I read …

  52. I can hardly believe that a little over a year ago, I was just getting settled into my new studio. I had one W&D employee, one intern and one freelance photographer sharing the studio space with us. I had recently given birth to August and moved right from labor with the baby into a different kind …

  53. The plan sounded a little whacked the first time she shared it with me—but whacked in a charming, “oh, you crazy kids” kind of way. A few months ago, my endlessly energetic, free-spirited hairstylist Alyssa told me how she and her husband planned to pack their four daughters—all under the age of nine (including a four-month-old …

  54. written for Architectural Digest

    Sometimes small living room spaces or corners provide you with just the right amount of room to work with to make it feel truly unique. And although my current home isn’t quite as spacious as I’d like it to be, over the past couple of years I’ve found ways to make it feel cozy, inviting and …

  55. I got really into “clean eating” last year. A few things happened that accelerated this process. First, I got married. It turns out, a wedding is an even better weight loss incentive than a middle school frenemy making a snide comment about my butt. Then, my family was hit with a series of health problems. I …

  56. The Mask has made a comeback in a big way. No, not Jim Carey. We have seen a rise in the popularity of facial masks over the past few years. Maybe it has something to do with increased access and influence of K-Beauty. Or maybe this beauty product was just due to have its moment as …

  57. When it comes to seasons, fall is always one for the books. (Teehee — pun intended.) Curling up in that beloved oversized sweater with a mug full of warm, spicy (or spiked, no judgment!) cider in one hand and a page-turner in the other while both the temps and leaves are dropping outside… I mean, does it …

  58. It’s that time of year again. The all-too-familiar September into October style struggle. The “Can I still wear this? Will I be too hot or too cold?” internal monologue we have with ourselves whilst peering into our closets each morning. If you can’t tell, I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with these bipolar weather …

  59.  ** THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED ** This past year I’ve learned a new appreciation for the little things. Crisp clean sheets. A hot cup of coffee from a sweet friend. That perfect oversized sweatshirt that feels like a giant hug. These little things have gotten me through rough nights when I wonder how could I possibly …

  60. BROUGHT TO YOU BY 23andme

    For most of my life, I was under the impression I was German and Norwegian. My mom lived in Germany for a year and my dad had visited in his early 20s to understand more about his German heritage. While I don’t remember meeting my great-grandparents, I knew their names, their stories, and their personalities. My …

  61. Have you ever been cruising along Instagram when suddenly you see a product that makes your thumb stop in its tracks? That was me with Pampa. I simply HAD TO HAVE that perfect round pillow. I immediately started following them on Instagram and enjoyed learning more about their design influence, product lines, and collaborations with artists …

  62. What do you know about Belgium? Chocolate, waffles, beer – perhaps some of us know Belgium a little too well, thanks to last Friday night’s triple IPAs. But there’s so much more beyond the gluttonous activities. Let’s explore the sweet little country. Nestled between France, the Netherlands and Germany, Belgium is the perfect pit-stop on a …

  63. I know it truly feels like summer in other areas of the country but here it’s been chilly, rainy and downright dreary on and off for the last couple of weeks. Dressing for this type of weather can become monotonous– button-down, jeans, flats, and don’t forget the umbrella. But I’ve been daydreaming about the sweater/dress combination (or …

  64. PHOTOS BY 2ND TRUTH

    Joe and I used to have fun. Yes, yes, we are still having fun, but it’s different. It requires much more orchestration and patience. We aren’t as spontaneous as we used to be— is probably a better way to frame it. Before baby (and before all this responsibility) we would go to happy hours or long brunches and …

  65. What better time for a detox than fall? Because like me, you might be feeling the need for a little reboot after summer. Happy hours and pool parties can take a toll on more than our bodies— skin can be feeling and looking a little worn out, too. So while I love a good food or …

  66. I can hardly believe it but the trees along River Road in St. Paul are starting to turn golden. Being one of those gals who can’t help but publicly profess my love for all things FALL, I’m already transitioning my home and wardrobe into a cozy little sanctuary. I made Joe go out and buy fire …

  67. “Coming to terms with the reality of a situation doesn’t just mean you understand or accept it. To come to terms with something, you must quite literally be able to put it into words.” And with that declaration, the scattered college professor was cemented in my memory as a Real Teacher. Two sentences cleared up one cliché phrase …

  68. Have you ever tried Golden Milk? If you happen to be shaking your head no, I’ll put it simply: YOU’RE TOTALLY MISSING OUT! I promise that wasn’t me shouting at you. That was just me saying — in the most enthusiastically way possible — you’ve GOT to hop aboard the golden-milk bandwagon ASAP. OK, enough with the …

  69. Yet another article in which I must confront a pain point in my personality. You know what? FINE. Whatever’s cheaper than therapy. (Literally everything. Literally, everything is cheaper than therapy.) When traveling, I’m a bit nuts about where I dine out. ‘Psychopath’ feels like a completely just and fit description. I don’t mean to be a …

  70. We live in an achievement-oriented society, where being “busy” is practically a religion. Sure, we’re getting stuff done, but we often forget about the healing power of sitting around in our pajamas and doing nothing. This time is good for us because it allows us to actually like our lives and just be. And by “just be,” I …

  71. I’m very excited to cross Vancouver, BC off my travel bucket list. I visited the beautiful coastal city when I was in middle school and have wanted to go back ever since. While Joe and I have been attempting to get in some much-needed downtime together and enjoy each other before baby #2 makes her debut, the …

  72. Let’s start with the basics. I’m a born-and-bred San Diegan with a love for snow, because in Southern California we go to the snow; it doesn’t come to us. With that in the forefront of my mind, I moved to Minneapolis/Saint Paul for college in the hopes that I’d get some chilly winters and finally have …

  73. I’ve been a long time follower of DÔEN. Ever since I stumbled across their warm and earthy Instagram feed where I immediately fell down the infamous IG rabbit hole and into a deep bohemian love. If I was selling clothing for a living this is what my store would look like. If I could wear one …

  74. When you walk into a bookstore, where do you head first? The travel section? Non-fiction? Thrillers? Well, for me, the path is always the same: Self-help here I come. While I love a good murder-mystery every now and then, nothing can compare to the amount of inspiration that seeps into my mind whenever I’m turning the …

  75. Retiring your flip-flops and swimsuit isn’t any fun, but at least there are some consolation prizes that come with fall. Other than the cliché ones (fuzzy sweaters, pumpkin spice everything), there is also a boatload of new TV shows to dive headfirst into. To make your couch snuggling season as fun as possible, we rounded up …

  76. Look at her over there, sitting at the bar alone, reading the Sunday Times, sipping her second glass of Sancerre. What a woman. “Can I be her?!” you’re thinking. You can and you will, if I have anything to do with it. Whether you’re coupled up or not, a part of a close-knit pack of friends …

  77. Look, usually I reserve the “Man, can you believe how fast the summer’s going?” small talk for waiting-for-the-elevator-with-one-other-person conversations but, “MAN, CAN YOU BELIEVE HOW FAST THE SUMMER’S GOING?” It’s important you notice how I’m not saying “how fast summer WENT.” Y’all are so thirsty to turn the page on summer as soon as Labor Day …

  78. Getting back into shape post-baby is something I thought about – but thinking was mostly what I did. Walking, being busy with work and baby, and life in general, got me 85% of the way there, from a mental and physical standpoint. But I could tell something was missing; I needed some time to focus on …

  79. When you’re sad and single, you are told to get on the apps at least twice a day. Additionally, the prior approximation is probably an understatement. It had been almost eleven years since I’d played the field. I had been in a long-term relationship that recently ended – and the guy I dated prior to him, …

  80. Let me tell you what ten days in the country will do to a city gal. It will change you. If you would have told me five years ago I would be craving a tiny home surrounded by woods or sitting along a lake, I would have laughed in your face! But life has a way …

  81. Almost gone are the days of late sunsets and endless sunbathing. Summer 2017 is nearly over and it went by in the blink of an eye. I can’t believe it’s going to be fall in just a few short weeks! Admittedly, I’m excited to get out my fall wares– boots and jackets for my wardrobe, cozy …

  82. Lana Del Rey’s “Lust For Life” has been out for a hot minute, but sometimes I like to just sit and hold songs for awhile before I can decide which ones I’m taking with me with me for the long haul. Kind of like how I wander around Madewell for 45 minutes carrying ten different sweaters …

  83. There’s a bit of a Goldilocks Syndrome to the beach towns of southern California. Venice is an eclectic mix of the ultra hip and the ultra hippie. Malibu, a scenic winding drive north on Route 1, is celebrity central, where you try not to swerve into the ocean while wondering which palace houses Beyoncé and those babies. …

  84. BROUGHT TO YOU BY Stella & Chewy’s

    PHOTOS BY 2ND TRUTH

    I need to start off this post by explaining just how hard it was to not write in Winnie’s “voice.” You know that voice, the one people use when providing their dog’s inner monologue or when you carry on a conversation with your dog throughout the day. Or maybe you don’t. If you couldn’t tell, I’m …

  85. If you reside anywhere on the internet, you likely saw coconut oil in the headlines earlier this summer when the American Heart Association released a presidential position statement advising against the use of coconut oil from a “bad” cholesterol standpoint. This advisory warning sent shockwaves through the news feed unlike any other liquid fat before, resulting …

  86. The most common question I’m asked is, “Tell me again, what is it you do, exactly?” My mom still doesn’t really know. And you might be wondering the same thing. I’m a designer, writer, business owner, mom, brand strategist, and digital media consultant. I wear all these hats under a brand called Wit & Delight. The …

  87. When you hear the word selfish, chances are your mind spirals into the negative zone. And for good reason. Over the years, selfish and its gang of synonym friends — you know, self-centered, self-seeking, self-involved, self-absorbed, the list could go on — have become enveloped in an unpleasant undertone that no one ever wants to be …

  88. Summer is the perfect time to wear out your blender, drink right out of a coconut and sprinkle your food with edible flowers. To turbocharge your smoothie bowl efforts, I’ve made a list of my favorite superfood ingredients. While I can’t guarantee their miraculous health benefits, I can promise they’ll make your kitchen creations sound expensive as heck. Spirulina …

  89. If Houston isn’t the epitome of a gut-wrenching nightmare right now, I don’t know what is. Something I do know? Being able to evacuate a city, not to mention the 4th largest city in the U.S. (it’s the size of New Jersey), is a privilege, not to mention a logistical nightmare. You have to have money, …

  90. Courtney Kates Garcia is on a one-woman crusade to upgrade your sleepwear situation. No more holey concert tees from that embarrassing band, no more University of Wherever sweatpants. It’s time to upgrade. As the president, founder, designer and everything-er for contemporary sleepwear brand Maison Du Soir, Courtney is determined to have women feeling, looking and – most …

  91. BROUGHT TO YOU BY Rosetta Stone

    PHOTOS BY 2ND TRUTH

    Learning a new language is daunting. I took 4 years of French in high school and haven’t retained much except how to say, “I like ham and cheese,” — a true statement if I ever heard one. After so many hours dedicated to studying language, why do you think the traditional method failed me? I did …

  92. I know you don’t want to hear this (I know because I don’t want to be thinking it) but summer is almost over. We’ve only got a handful of weeks left and I’ve got quite a few summer tops left to take out for a spin. While I’ve been living in blue jeans, dresses, and white …

  93. We’re past the honeymoon stage of summer. As the mosquito bites and flaky sunburns settle in, going outside starts to feel like a drag. Embrace your inner blahs by throwing an end of summer heat movie marathon. Make some cocktails, invite your cat and refuse to get out of your PJs. Here are some marathon concepts …

  94. When you live in the northern part of the country, summertime for me is about two things: being outside and hanging with my people. While I love our long winters, May through August are definitely my favorite months for hosting friends and family outdoors. But what if your backyard isn’t really the ideal space to hang? When …

  95. There’s nothing worse than a job search. Except for online dating. Yep. Now that I think about it, online dating is far, far worse. But not by much. The more I think about it, the more I realize how much the two things have in common. Job searching and, “man searching” both involve a few of …

  96. PHOTOS BY 2ND TRUTH

    Earlier this summer I realized my closet was getting a bit out of control. Out of control in the sense that it was full to the brim but still left me feeling like I had nothing to wear. Ughh. I DREADED getting dressed in the morning. Subconsciously, I knew I had outgrown several of the pieces …

  97. If you ask me, there are very few things that sound more refreshing on a hot, humid day than a creamy, blended frozen treat. Whether sipped on for breakfast or slurped down in the afternoon as an energizing snack, a summertime smoothie is the perfect antidote to beat the heat. I should know, as there is not …

  98. I’ve been spending a lot of time in the kitchen. Cooking is a form of therapy for me, and while I’ll go to great lengths to avoid cutting corners because most of the time the effort pays off in the form of taste, there are moments when the effort doesn’t reap rewards. As we head toward …

  99. Man, what a year. 2016 – I mean, really?   However, I’m not only talking about the election – I’ve tried to live a life sans drama  – and in reflection, the last few years have been quite the opposite. I tend to be a bit of a hermit on social media – I am one …

  100. While there are plenty of ways to spice up your relationship in the sweet summertime, sometimes nothing can compare to getting the heck out of town with your significant other for a sizzling romantic getaway. It is during this time you can wave goodbye way to the monotonous routines and everyday stresses, and focus on what’s …

  101. If you’re a decor fanatic like I am, chances are you’re a huge fan of following all of Studio McGee’s endeavors. The married design duo that started their business out of a spare bedroom in 2014 has rapidly grown to 30 employees, over half a million Instagram followers, and a rapidly growing Youtube channel. They’ve now …