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You’re not Alone … Girlfriend Gratitude, Traditions & Summer Surprises

Ever feel like you’re all alone? That no one cares or notices how you’re doing? That no one knows what you’re going through? Maybe even feel ‘ unfriendable ?’ I know – it’s easy to feel that way. It is easy, at times, to forget all the friends who love you, who are there for you and who want only for your happiness. Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light. Helen Keller Next time you’re feeling lonely, reach out to a friend. Ask for a little special care or a...
Tags: Life, Friendship, Summer, Girlfriend INSPIRATION, Girlfriend Traditions, Girlfriend Advice and Reviews, Girlfriend Gratitude


35 Fourth of July Nail Art Ideas That Are Both Chic and Patriotic

Summer is right around the corner, which means it's finally time for fun at the beach, experimental makeup, and plenty of warm-weather celebrations. The closer we get to the Independence Day, the more we're seeing impressive fourth of July nail art pop up all over Instagram. Ranging from simple stripes to intricate fireworks, the beauty of celebratory nail art is that you have the freedom to get creative - no matter whether you DIY your manicure or enlist the pros at a salon. This Independence D...
Tags: Instagram, Summer, Beauty, Nails, Nail Art, Fourth of July, Holiday Beauty, Summer Beauty


How to Have the Best Possible Memorial Day Weekend

Carpe Memoriam Diem! It’s the first weekend of summer. (June 20 is astronomy bullshit for nerds.) Time to start wearing all white and eating meat outdoors. But if you haven’t planned out your weekend, you might wind up on the couch or the computer chair for three days, making zero memories. Let’s minimize regret by…Read more...
Tags: Summer, Memorial Day, Lifehacks, Weekends, Self Care


Frozen Yogurt Is a Breakfast Food

Eating a frozen dessert for breakfast seems like the ultimate morning rebellion. Not only is it the “wrong” time of day, but starting your day with all that sugar is a bold choice, though not much bolder than kicking off your morning with a cinnamon roll, if you think about it.Read more...
Tags: Eat Froyo For Breakfast, Breakfast, Frozen Yogurt, Summer


Summer Reading with Percy Jackson & the Olympians

If you’re looking for a fantastic series for your child to read this summer, check out the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series by Rick Riordan! A perfect book series to tackle for summer reading! This post has been sponsored by Disney Book Group. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Summer Reading with Percy Jackson & The Olympians My children are natural readers. Their Christmas and birthday lists always have a few of their favorite book wants listed on there for us to purch...
Tags: Fun With the Kids, Giveaway, School, Sponsored, Summer, Daysofsummer, ReadRiordan, Reading


This Summer's Biggest Makeup Trends Are Cooler Than the Air From Your A/C Unit

Old way of thinking: makeup in Summer needs to be lighter, fresher, and more pared down. New way of thinking: unless things get unbearably sweltering or you can't stand up on the subway without leaving a puddle of sweat on the seat, now is the time to experiment with your makeup more. Give us color! Sparkle! Drama! From watercolor eye makeup and frosted lips to a gradient glitter cat eye, we're here to make it easy. Ahead, NYC-based makeup artist Anne Kohlhagen walks us through Summer's hottest ...
Tags: Beauty Trends, Summer Beauty, Summer, Makeup, Best of 2019


Imperfect Pasta is the Secret to Perfect Pasta Salad

Like other entries in the “carbs coated in mayo” category of side dishes, pasta salad is incredibly polarizing. When it’s good, I can’t stop eating it; when it’s bad, it’s inedible. I’ve found that the secret to really good pasta salad isn’t homemade mayo or a good jar of pickles—it’s really bad pasta. Specifically,…Read more...
Tags: Food, Cooking, Summer, Side Dishes, Pasta, How To, Cooking Hacks, Lifehacks, Salads


Got the summer travel bug? Plan some college visits!

Visiting colleges is a big part of the whole college process, but it can be a tricky thing to plan! Between classes, sports, clubs, jobs, and other obligations, sometimes it’s impossible to get college visits scheduled during the school year. Now that you’ve got your whole summer stretching out in front of you, it’s time to start thinking about getting out there to see some college campuses! These visits can easily be done in and around your other plans, as long as you make sure you prepare eve...
Tags: College, Uncategorized, Summer, College Selection, Application Tips, Information Session


How to Get Sunscreen on Your Kid Without a Battle

Summer is just around the corner, which means bike rides, pool time, trips to the beach and a whole lot of whining about sunscreen application. It’s unlikely that your kids are ever going to love the process—after all, it delays their fun. But if you go in with a plan, you might be able to make the whole thing a…Read more...
Tags: Parenting, Summer, Lifehacks, Sunscreen, Battle Of Wills


All the Heart Eyes for this Epic Elopement

Designed to showcase the growing elopement trend, this Scottsdale Arizona editorial features creativity that pushes the envelope. From the team, "we're hearing frequently with the popularity of sites like Pinterest and Instagram that it's difficult to decide which elements of your wedding to focus on and where to place the bulk of your budget.""Our answer? Sit down and really think about the top 2-3 items that are most important to you and let your vendor team grow them into ideas that are refle...
Tags: Summer, Gold, Wedding, Arizona, White, Ivory, Woods, Beige, Blush, Scottsdale, Peach, Copper, Parker, Brown, Scottsdale Arizona, Rose Gold


Gift Guide: Summer Adventure Essentials

Be prepared for the seasons picnics, beach trips, bike rides and more As the days get longer and nights stay warmer (at least in the Northern Hemisphere), the appeal of spending time by the beach, at the pool, in the park or even the backyard or rooftop grows. While there’s something to be said for a spontaneous trip, being prepared never hurts. From a reclining …
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Design, Sports, Summer, Bikes, Culture, Biking, Beach Accessories, Bike Accessories, Northern Hemisphere, Towels, Picnics, Coolers, Summer Activities, Summer Adventures


4 Piercing Trends That Will Be Heating Up This Summer, According to a Pro

Some people sprint like Usain Bolt to the nearest European Wax Center or bathe in self-tanner to get ready for Summer. Others - especially the ones who happen to also own a leather jacket or live by the conviction that jodhpurs are underrated - take an edgier approach to the start of a new season: they get a cool piercing. "We've definitely noticed an uptick of certain piercings in the studio in anticipation of Summer," said Ben Tauber, a piercer at Maria Tash in NYC. "Ear work is still the reig...
Tags: Summer, Beauty, Piercings, Beauty Trends, Summer Beauty, Maria Tash, Ben Tauber, Best of 2019


How to Teach Your Kids About the World With a Pen Pal

Do your kids have a special term for the child your family sponsors? Some kids use “sponsored friend,” “long-distance sister” or “brother in Uganda.” But what about “international pen pal”? Thinking of the child you sponsor as a pen pal could inspire your kids to write more letters. And that gives you a positive response whenever they say they’re bored this summer: “Why don’t we write to our pen pal?” Learn how you can use writing letters to your very own international p...
Tags: Religion, Summer, Uganda, Letter Writing, Sponsors and Donors, The Importance Of Letter Writing, Letter Writing Ideas, Compassion Letter Club, Willow Welter, Pen Pal


These Outdoor Speakers Are Ready For Whatever You Throw at Them - So Bring On the Summer Adventures!

If you've accidentally left an electronic device outside on a wet night, or perhaps dropped it in a pool, then you know the drill . . . some frantic Googling, the rice bag trick, and then hoping for the best before ultimately saying farewell. This situation holds particularly true with wireless speakers, and they're not cheap to replace. With Summer in plain sight, our time spent outdoors is only going up, which is why investing in a speaker that can handle the elements is a major bonus. Whethe...
Tags: Music, Shopping, Speakers, Religion, Summer, Technology & Gadgets, Music Products


How to Use the Summer to Prepare Your Fall College Wardrobe

Be productive this summer by planning your fall wardrobe ahead of time.
Tags: Fall, Organization, Shopping, College, Summer, Budgeting, Personal Style


FUN Last Day of School Gifts & Ideas {free printables}

Wish a special kid a happy summer with these fun last day of school gift ideas.  Just add a small gift to the printable tag and you have something special to celebrate a year of hard work. Keep reading for ideas for celebrating teachers too! My sister-in-law is the best! All year long she is showering my children with little treats. Nothing extravagant but extra thoughtful. A little something on each milestone or holiday to make them feel special. This year she out did herself wishing my childr...
Tags: Crafts, Summer, Gift Tags, Don, Free Printable Gift Tags


6 Summer Fragrances to Start Wearing Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend is fast approaching, and as you're trading in your little black dresses for little white ones, you can also swap the heavier scents you've been wearing for lighter Summer ones. Whether you enjoy a fruity citrus blend, a fresh floral, or a spicy-sweet mix, there are plenty of new warm-weather-inspired fragrances available for you to choose from. Unlike Summer scents of years past, the latest batch of perfumes includes headier notes like patchouli, liquor, and matcha tea to e...
Tags: Summer, Beauty, Perfume, Beauty Products, Beauty Trends, Summer Beauty


These 11 Spray Sunscreens Were Made For All the Lazy People Who Don't Want Sunburns

Why do we love spray sunscreens? Let us count the ways. For one, it makes applying the product so easy. Sunscreen is something we always need, but we forget to reapply, or we don't want to ruin our bathing suit, or something else comes up, and we don't put it on. Plus, so many people don't like formulas that leave a white cast. With spray sunscreen, all those excuses go out the window. Now, there's no reason for sunburns, because spray sunscreens exist. Whether you're working out outside, looki...
Tags: Shopping, Summer, Beauty, Sunscreen, Summer Beauty, SPF


Lillet and Tonic Is the Perfect Low-Proof Summer Sipper

I am a lazy person, but I become even lazier once the temperature rises about 72 degrees. I also become very panicky if left in the heat too long, which means I need a steady stream of easy-to-make, but not too boozy cocktails to keep me calm. Gin and tonic works for a bit, but guzzling gin, no matter how diluted, can…Read more...
Tags: Summer, Cocktails, Lifehacks, Oranges, Tonic, Lillet Blanc


The best affordable beach escapes in Spain

Hoping to escape the heat, hustle, and bustle of Madrid, Barcelona and other big cities in Spain this summer? Spain is literally lined with seaside options, and as temperatures rise these sandy retreats fill up. However, not all of these summer destinations are recommended for travelers trying to keep their costs under control. Many are absolutely crammed with tourists, while others have become blighted with commercial development and sub-par restaurants. Meanwhile, many of those peaceful spots ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Summer, Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona, Atlantic, Galicia, Vigo, Madrid, Mallorca, Caribbean, Valencia, Beach, Mediterranean, Ibiza


Summer Ideas for Girlfriend Get-Togethers

Every Summer has a Story – make yours about Super Summer Girlfriend Get-togethers! Summer means warmer weather, kids off of school, vacation time with family or friends, trips to the beach or pool, kicking back with the girls outside, and finding a multitude of creative way to cool down with our besties. Best part? Time for some great summer girlfriend get-togethers! It’s months filled with celebrations that kick off with Memorial Day and don’t officially call it quits until the sunset on Labor...
Tags: Travel, Life, Summer, Mark, Don, Host, Girlfriends, Girlfriend INSPIRATION, Girlfriend Get Together


Books + Beach Towels for Summer 2019

Dynamic duos for the ideal summer day off Winter provides the pleasure of reading a book while enveloped in a cozy blanket, but the warmer months grant us time to read under the sun. Whether at the beach or pool, in a backyard, on a rooftop or simply a slice of ground at a park, a book and towel is all that’s needed—and we here …
Tags: Books, Music, Design, Fiction, Summer, History, Reading, Culture, Short Stories, Non-fiction, Reading Lists, Summer Reading, New Releases, Personal Essays


Your Ultimate Countdown to Swimsuit-Ready Skin - Just in Time For Memorial Day

Long, sun-drenched days are on the horizon, which means one thing: it's time to head straight for the nearest body of water, stat. Got your pool float ready? Good. How about your new favorite swimsuit? Perfect. All that's left is prepping your skin from head to toe. Whether you've RSVP'd to a Memorial Day weekend pool party or woke up one morning with a spontaneous desire to play the role of bona fide beach bum for the day, we've got your ultimate how-to guide for scoring swimsuit-ready skin. Fr...
Tags: Summer, Beauty, Skin Care, Tanning, Hair Removal, Skincare Tips, Summer Beauty


14 Lightweight Makeup Products You'll Actually Love to Wear in the Summer

When it's hot and sticky outside, even the thought of applying my usual medium-coverage foundation can make me reconsider leaving the house. Luckily, this Summer, brands have formulated lightweight makeup that won't make me feel like I have a layer of wax melting off my skin and separating into each small crevice of my face. Chantecaille has debuted a cool-to-the-touch gel blush that feels refreshing and looks natural, for example, and Milk Makeup has released a waterproof version of the brand'...
Tags: Makeup, Summer, Beauty, Beauty Products, Makeup Trends, Chantecaille, Summer Beauty


Get a Free Ice Cream Cone at Häagen-Dazs Today

The warm days of summer are almost upon us, and Häagen-Dazs is celebrating today in the best way possible: free ice cream.Read more...
Tags: Free, Summer, Ice Cream, Lifehacks


The Greatest Showman Wedding Inspo

Ladies and Gents — Step right up, because this is the moment you've been waiting for! Inspired by the movie, 'The Greatest Showman', get ready for creativity galore in this shoot that brings together the fun of the circus while incorporating romantic details, a playful palette, and whimsical moments around every corner. Artfully designed by Lallier Event Design, and with florals from the Barn of Chapel Hill, fantasy became reality on this day. And lucky for us, Kaitlyn Blake Photography was the...
Tags: Summer, Gold, Wedding, Red, Spring, Pink, North Carolina, Blue, White, Monique, Steve, Blush, Lavender, Teal, Aqua, Styled Shoot


Fun Summer DIY Activities That Won’t Break the Bank

It’s the time of year again, mamas. You start to hear those dreaded words: “I’m bored.” No matter how many times you remind them about their rooms full of toys and games or their shelves full of books, it seems all they want to do is stare at a screen. Can you relate? We have put together a list of fun summer DIY activities to do with your kids and the best part is they won’t break the bank! Most of these materials can be purchased at the dollar store for good, cheap fun! Ideas f...
Tags: Kids, Diy, Parenting, Shopping, Summer, Projects, Diy Projects, Summer fun


12 Ideas for a Fun Summer with Your Girlfriends

 Happy Summer Girlfriend! What are you and your friends doing this summer for fun? We’ve got 12 Ideas for a Fun Summer with Your Girlfriends – to beat the heat, have fun in the sun, and just enjoy the joys of girlfriends! “FRIENDS are the sunshine of life.” (Be someone’s sunshine today!)  – John Hay 1. Plan a picnic. There are so many wonderful ways to picnic during the summer. Find a picnic table at a park or bring your own blanket (red check table cloths are not mandatory). Find portable, ea...
Tags: Life, Summer, Sangria, John Hay, Girlfriends, Girlfriend INSPIRATION, Cilantro Lime Beef Satay Serve


13 New Makeup Products So Amazing, They'll Be Your Beauty Favorites For Summer 2019

This Summer, cosmetic brands are bringing their A game when it comes to innovative products we want to put all over our faces. We curated a list of our favorite makeup releases for you to consider, so get ready to fill up that virtual shopping cart. You'll be the most luminous goddess on the block, and we commend you for it. It's one of our favorite times for makeup, because both warm and cool tones are popular - that means products are flattering on a variety of skin tones. If you're looking to...
Tags: Makeup, Shopping, Summer, Beauty, Beauty Products, Beauty Shopping, Summer Beauty


13 New Makeup Products Our Editors Love For Summer 2019

This Summer, cosmetic brands are bringing their A game when it comes to innovative products we want to put all over our faces. We curated a list of our favorite makeup releases for you to consider, so get ready to fill up that virtual shopping cart. You'll be the most luminous goddess on the block, and we commend you for it. It's one of our favorite times for makeup, because both warm and cool tones are popular - that means products are flattering on a variety of skin tones. If you're looking to...
Tags: Makeup, Shopping, Summer, Beauty, Beauty Products, Beauty Shopping, Summer Beauty