How to: Learn to Cook as a Newbie

I didn’t always love to cook. When I did “cook” it was usually a disaster. I still have the scar on my arm from taking a frozen Trader Joe’s pizza out of the oven to prove it. “Learning how to cook, you’re learning how to live well.” – Jody Williams I love this quote from…

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Great Minimalist Blogs

There’s been lots of talk about this minimalism business lately. People are going nuts for this book and the word is popping up all over the place. What is minimalism to you? Is it sparse decor? Pared-back personal style? Neutrals? Initially, I thought of Scandinavian design — clean and clever. But minimalism is also an approach to…

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Alcohol-Free Month

Girl, you know I love a glass dry rose on a sunny afternoon. And nothing’s better than a margarita (on the rocks, extra salt) with a big bowl of guac and chips. And of course I like to celebrate by popping something sparkling. I believe in enjoying all the good things in life as fully…

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The Best 1-Ingredient DIY Face Mask

When I was a pre-teen, I thought those obnoxiously green drugstore-bought face masks were what all sophisticated ladies used. If I could find a couple of cucumber slices for my eyes, I was in business. Never mind I had no idea what sort of function all of this was supposed to perform, I just basically wanted…

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My #1 Tip for Drinking More Water

Ugh, huge eye roll, right? Either you’re a champ at getting your 8 glasses a day or you suck at it and you’re totally over model-types attributing their glowing skin to all that water they’re drinking. I can really feel it when I don’t get enough water – headaches and panicky feelings galore. It’s important to me…

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