9 Essentials for a Stylish Summer Picnic With Your S.O.

It’s time to get outside and indulge in a picnic outdoors with your other half.

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Basket Case

Stick with a traditional woven handled basket to set the stage for a proper picnic.

SHOP NOW: Handwoven picnic basket, $69, Kaufman-Mercantile.com

Need wine ideas? We’ve got you covered for that too.


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7 Road Trip Ready Outfits

10 Home Essentials That Deserve an Upgrade

We all do it — hang on to those less-than-fabulous pieces from our college days, hoping to squeeze out every last inch of utility from everything from funky futons to wonky cookware. Because let’s be real, buying the good stuff doesn’t always come cheap. But there definitely comes a time when those household essentials from days of old just aren’t going to cut it any longer. If you and your partner have started to set up permanent digs, now is the perfect time to start reevaluating those less-than-perfect pieces. Where to begin? These 10 home basics aren’t a bad bet.

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Matching Sheets

Gone are the days of cartoon characters and mismatched sets. Make your bed right with flat sheets, fitted sheets and pillowcases that actually go together. This simple touch will instantly make your bedroom feel sophisticated and put-together.

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The Stats on Your Kitchen Remodel

Stop Talking About Your Relationship and Just Live It

4 Expert Ideas for Transforming a Space Through Color

Artifact Uprising Launches Layflat Book (and It’s Seriously Covetable)

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Personalized photo favorites, Artifact Uprising, has launched their newest photo album book--the Layflat, and guess what, it's something you're going to want on your wish list A.S.A.P. Featuring thick-paper pages in either photo finish or eggshell matte, the album lays perfectly flat when open, so you can admire your photography skills.  This is our... read more

Survival Tips For Your Summer Road Trip

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Now that we’re officially in the heart of summer travel season, it’s probably a safe bet that you'll end up on a road trip with your partner. For some, this means a Kerouac-ian taste of adventure. For others it means a long, grueling stretch of tetchiness and boredom. Though a classic road trip can be... read more

The Stats on Your Kitchen Remodel

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Kitchen remodeling, whether it’s a simple appliance replacement or a total gut renovation, is one of the more popular home improvement projects. The sheer number of tasks performed in the kitchen (cooking, prepping, cleaning) along with the number of appliances make this one of the hardest working rooms in the home and one... read more

A Refreshing Summer Salad of Grapefruit and Fennel

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Ooh, the summer salad. To us, summer is when a salad is in prime form. Ripe strawberries, fresh mint, oranges and grapefruit straight from the farmer’s market – yes, please! It’s not that we don’t like salads every other time of the year, but when the sun is out and with an abundance of delicious... read more

Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Learn how to whip up America's favorite dessert, made with fresh ruby red strawberries, fluffy whipped cream and flaky, buttery biscuits. This Strawberry Shortcake Recipe is the perfect Summertime dessert! What You'll Need: (Serves 6) For the Biscuits: 2 cups all-purpose flour 5 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1... read more

7 Things to Discuss With Your Partner Before You Have a Baby

Before you and your partner have a baby, it’s important to make sure you’re both on the same page. We chatted with Monica Mendez Leahy, author of 1,001 Questions to Ask Before You Have a Baby to find out exactly what should be discussed: 1. “What are your thoughts about starting a family?” -... read more

How Grilled Pizza Will Change Your Life (Or At Least Dinner)

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Whether you're vegan, gluten-free or a hardcore meat lover, we can all agree that pizza is pretty bomb, not to mention versatile. No matter what your dietary preferences, there's one to suit every taste. And while we love ourselves a good old wood-fired or oven-baked pie, pizza hot off the grill is pretty... read more

Stop Talking About Your Relationship and Just Live It

It’s no secret that communication is the cornerstone of every healthy relationship. But there is such a thing as over communicating. Sometimes talking can become the root of the problem rather than the solution to it. When this happens, it’s important to be able to take a step back and recognize that words are no... read more
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