In FOOD, LIFESTYLE

Staying Hydrated: My Daily Detox Water

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As part of my morning routine, I like to wake myself up in the most aggressive way possible – with a shot of apple cider vinegar mixed with cayenne, turmeric, and black pepper. It has a ridiculous amount of benefits. It’s anti-inflammatory, cleansing, great for bloating/stomach issues – you know the spiel. Before the putridness of the shot signals my taste receptors, I’ll chase it quickly with my much-more-refreshing detox water. It helps me to almost immediately forget the traumatic apple cider vinegar experience I had just moments …

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In Beauty, LIFESTYLE

Product Review: T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial

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Having always struggled with my skin, I’m frequently looking for the next best skincare product or ways to improve my makeup techniques. I’m a sucker for anything claiming it will prevent wrinkles, smooth, de-puff, cover up, lengthen, brighten, whiten, etc. Do they all work? No. Do I still try because I am a victim of marketing? Yes.

I started wearing makeup and getting regular facials in middle school, around 13 years old. To this day, I rarely ever leave the house without at least some concealer and mascara on. Putting on makeup and taking good care of my skin helped me …

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In FITNESS, LIFESTYLE

I Quit the Gym + Here’s What Happened

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Being an ex-personal trainer and long-time gymnast, most people are surprised when I tell them I haven’t been a member of a gym since 2014 but still manage to stay active/somewhat in shape. “Wait, so what do you do to workout?”

My answer for the last three years has always been the same, single word that no one seems to have ever heard of: “Tabata.”

WTF is Tabata?

Tabata is essentially another form of High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). It’s 20 seconds of pushing your body to its limit, and then resting for 10 seconds, repeated for a total …

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In INTERIORS

Digging the Dark Side: Rooms that Inspire

I’ve recently been drawn to dark walls which is concerning because I just spent an entire summer at Sherwin Williams choosing the perfect “light grays.”

Let me be clear – I’m not referring to darker gray walls. I’m referring to black walls.

After our wedding, we spent a few days at a cozy little lodge in the Catskills, Scribners, and since then I have not gotten the idea of black walls out of my head. According to Sherwin Williams, black walls are considered “threatening or dramatic” yet, associated with sophistication. So, if I want to paint my …

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In LIFESTYLE, PRODUCTIVITY

4 Ways: How to Be More Productive

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Lately, I’ve been thinking about productivity. Specifically, how can I maximize my time and make the most out of my day? We allll get lazy therefore making us unproductive, but what if we could prevent feeling lazy in the first place? Here are some of my tried-and-true ways of being productive when I’m feeling less-than-motivated:

1. Purge your clutter: I never feel so mentally clear and ready to get shit done as I do when I “purge” the clutter in my life. We know we should be getting rid of “things” as often as we can – …

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In DIY

DIY Kitchen Cabinet Transformation

Painting our kitchen cabinets: the biggest DIY project of my life (thus far).

I love DIY-ing. That “after” feeling is amazing and the process of DIY is therapeutic. However, this wasn’t completely therapeutic. At times it was stressful, exhausting and really damn hard. But I would do it over and over again if I knew that my kitchen was going to come out the way it did.

When we closed on our house last June, our realtor asked: “what’s the first …

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