Summer Birthday Gift Guide

With summer comes tan lines, family barbecues, and, of course, the best birthday bashes. Giving the perfect summertime birthday gift is always the highlight of a memorable celebration. Turning the entire celebration into a special event can also be a gift itself. Fitness Fun ClassPass offers access to more than 8,200 fitness studios in 39 cities across the world, ranging from yoga classes, to strength training, cycling and more. This ClassPass gift ...

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Kitchen Remodel 101

PLANNING A KITCHEN REMODEL? Before embarking on the project, consider seven different key areas that cover both form and function. We spoke with Eli Kaspi of Pure Builders, Inc. in Calabasas, California to determine what each of these areas are. Plus Eli shared how to to keep things in perspective and make sure nothing is being overlooked. Here, all the kitchen remodel 101 info you need to know. Consider flow throughout ...

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Simplifying Recycling Rules

PLASTIC. PAPER. GLASS. FOOD. CANS. COMPOST. LANDFILL. While most Americans try their hardest to be diligent about recycling, what to put where can be tricky. According to a recent article in The New York Post, more than half of all Americans are confused about recycling. According to the article, 62 percent of people surveyed worry that a lack of knowledge is causing them to recycle incorrectly. Do we recycle greasy ...

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Organizing the Closet

Given this pandemic, we all have a lot of time and our hands. While we are wishing we could be out there seeing friends, working, supporting businesses, it's just not productive right now. But what is, is taking care of at-home projects that need tending to. Like organizing the closet. It seems like many of us live with closet space that is the ultimate “before” photo, especially in the bedroom. ...

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Quarantine Wardrobe vol. I

Being holed up at home is the perfect time to do what all of us have always wanted to do. Revamp our wardrobe. That could mean a full-out online shopping spree or DIY-refreshing what you’ve got. Our new series, Trending Tuesday: Quarantine Wardrobe will help achieve just that. Here, Quarantine Wardrobe vol. I—Sweatsuits. For our first post, we’re talking about a somewhat new trend (and one that was made even more ...

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DIY No Sew Face Masks

The latest news: The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending now that people wear face coverings whenever they go out in public. This to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. While in the early days of coronavirus, the recommendation was for those with symptoms to wear masks. But the advice has now changed. Because now it is known that people who don't show symptoms may still ...

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Easter Pastels

With the onset of spring comes a whole new color palette and shades that are not only perfect for the gentle transition of seasons but also for Easter decorations. WLM Entertaining Editor and the Hollywood How2Girl Courtney Sixx created spring arrangements here that can work for a lively display for around the home or one to rival festivally dyed eggs at the center of the table. Courtney chose decorative vases ...

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Streaming It All In

Television has transformed into a mere monitor for streaming services rich with programming for almost every fan. In other words, TV has come a long way in the last 50 years. We have gone from black and white, low resolution and limited programming on channels 2 through 13. We have evolved into color, remote controls, VCRs, cable, flat screens, high definition, DVRs and satellite. And now streaming and possibly cutting ...

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Spring Prep for a Summer Garden

AS WINTER FADES INTO SPRING, gardeners can’t wait to get busy in the garden. Pruning, cutting back perennials and ornamental grasses and preparing the garden for spring planting are just a few of the tasks. Keep yourself and the pollinators overwintering in your garden safe as you start the cleanup process. Here, some ways to do a spring prep for a summer garden. Prune Always prune with a purpose when you spring ...

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Getting Comfortable With Less

DECLUTTERING, A MAJOR BUZZ WORD even before the craze of organizer Marie Kondo, is an important process in any home. And it’s often not just about decluttering physical space. There is the added effect of clearing space in one’s mind. This, to find ways to add more peace and joy into the home and heart. Doing so is not a weekend project, but a journey. It takes baby steps to ...

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