Rachel Sylvester

Hometown: Detroit, MI Choice Color Palette: Yellow & Cream Can't Leave Home Without: A Notebook & An Eyelash Curler Dream Decor Piece: Wall-to-Wall Bookshelf Follow Me: @rachelsylves

Why You and Your Partner Should #GetCovered This Weekend

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Sure, you and your partner talk about everything -- from House of Cards recaps to how you really feel about your sister-in-law. But how often do you two discuss what's most important...your health? TheNest.com and our sister sites TheBump.com and TheKnot.com have partnered up with The White House to raise awareness... read more

7 Get-It-Together Things You Have to Do This Week

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With spring finally settling in, it’s officially time to get your to-do list in order. Get it together with these cleaning and organizing tricks that’ll have you turning over a new leaf in no time. 1. Sign Up for Health Insurance Still waiting to check this must-have off of your to-do list? Better get going,... read more

8 Easy March Madness Snacks to Make Before Game Time

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Forget spring -- with March Madness officially in full swing, it seems like everyone is too busy overanalyzing their brackets to think about anything other than who's advancing to the next round. So while you've been busy picking teams and weighing your odds of winning the billion-dollar bracket, I've rounded up eight super-easy snacks to... read more

6 Sweet Ways to Make the Most Out of Pi(e) Day

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Math nerds and dessert fanatics rejoice, because March 14th marks National Pi Day! Okay, okay...so technically the holiday celebrates 3.14159. And as much as I appreciate a good mathematical constant, it's much easier to celebrate today's holiday in a more literal sense. So put down that protractor and bust out your pie pan; because the... read more

6 Glam Cocktails to Shake Up for the 2014 Oscars

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Okay, okay -- so maybe your Sunday best for this weekend's Academy Awards doesn't include a custom-made Dior gown. But that doesn't mean you can't celebrate the Oscars in style. Whether you're entertaining friends or simply watching the awards solo, these six glam cocktails will have you feelin' all sorts of fancy: More Must-Clicks: read more

11 Oscar Party Appetizers to Make This Sunday

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With the 86th Academy Awards scheduled for this Sunday, there's a good chance you'll be eating an obnoxious amount of finger food while enjoying Jared Leto's man-bun from the comfort of your own couch. So, to make your viewing-party-of-one go as seamlessly as possible, I rounded up 11 Oscar-worthy appetizers best enjoyed with a glass... read more

Weekly Dinner Ideas: 5 Healthy Winter Salads

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While we're still stuck with three more weeks of winter, I'm finding a little relief from the weather in the form of these seasonal salads. Fresh kale, figs and ricotta make these meals anything but boring; plus, who can say no to bacon? More Must-Clicks: 6 Guilt-Free Comfort Foods 7 Cocktails... read more

10 Creative Ways to Celebrate National Margarita Day

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National Margarita Day falls on Feb. 22, which means you now have the perfect excuse to spend this Saturday with a drink (and a tequila-infused cupcake) in hand. Make the most of your new favorite food holiday by testing out one of these 10 creative margarita recipes any time of the year: More Must-Clicks: read more

5 Pinterest Projects for President’s Day Weekend

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Next Monday marks President's Day, so make the most of your day off by tackling one of these super-simple DIY projects. All of 'em are easy to make; plus, you can get your craft on without having to change out of your pajamas. We think we could get used to this whole three-day weekend deal...... read more

14 Sweet Red Velvet Desserts You Need Right Now

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The only thing that gets our hearts beating faster than the thought of a shirtless Bradley Cooper is desserts...and lots of 'em. And because there's no better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than with a cupcake in hand, we found 14 red velvet recipes that are too good to pass up. From sweet macarons to... read more