5 Days of Freebies- Enter for a Chance to Win!

Enter for a Chance to Win!
Enter for a Chance to Win!
We know you all love free stuff, so we're hosting the ultimate summer fun-themed giveaway with everything you need to make the most of these sultry summer days. From a cozy outdoor hammock to a beer making kit, you can win any of the gifts below just by leaving a comment on our message... read more

Your Everyday Personal Shopper

The Drunken Botanist book
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7.30: Herbs the Word

Maybe you consider yourself a burgeoning brewer, but your spouse may think otherwise. Pick up this bestseller that covers the history of every flora that mankind has tried to distill or brew. You might just pick up a few tips that’ll inspire your next batch.

SHOP NOW: The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World’s Great Drinks, $15, Amy Stewart, Amazon.com

4th of July Giveaway: Win BBQ Cookbooks!

Win BBQ cookbooks for 4th of July!
Win BBQ cookbooks for 4th of July!
With Independence Day right around the corner, we've got one thing (and one thing only) on our mind -- BBQ. What better way to spend the 4th of July than firing up the grill and trying your hand at some seriously tasty dishes?   To celebrate our favorite summer holiday, we're giving away a set of... read more

Five Days of Giveaways — Enter for a Chance to Win!

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In the mood to win some free stuff? This week, we’re giving a few lucky Nesties some seriously cool (and free) healthy gear — from a roomy weekender bag to a 6-month subscription to Nature Box. To enter, just leave an answer to one of our daily questions by commenting on our message... read more

The Best Mint Julep You’ll Ever Have (Just in Time for the Kentucky Derby)

In honor of this weekend's Kentucky Derby festivities, we got Colin Spoelman, Co-Founder and Master Distiller of The Kings County Distillery, to spill on just what makes the perfect mint julep. Hint: It's definitely not a blender: One weekend when I was in college, I was tasked with making mint juleps. It was... read more

8 Celebs to Follow on Instagram for Decor Eye Candy

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Don't have the time to pore over design blogs (wouldn't that be nice?) Get a daily dose of gorgeous by following these eight celebs on Instagram for some serious home decor inspiration. Lauren Conrad Not only does Lauren have cat eyes and top knots down, but her textile weave choices are also gorge. Gwyneth Paltrow Say what... read more

New Housewares Will Add Color to How You Eat, Drink & Cook

We just returned from the International Housewares Show in Chicago and after taking in thousands of new products, we’re comfortable saying that we have a colorful year ahead of us. Ideal for Millennials setting up their new abodes, these new releases from trusted housewares brands are creating multifunctional, lively home must-haves.

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For the well-known beverage company’s 70th anniversary, a limited edition collection was created using colorblocked Pantone colors for ultimate pop. From coffee makers to teapots, travel mugs and glassware, this classic brand is creating a stir with covetable colors. The commemorative collection will be available in stores through the end of the year.

SHOP NOW: Bodum.com

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8 Easy March Madness Snacks to Make Before Game Time

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 serve to your game day guests. Because there’s no ‘i’ in team (but there’s definitely one in appetizer).

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Lime-Marinated Chicken Wings

If you're bored of plain 'ole buffalo wings, serve this kicked-up chicken wing and guac combo.

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

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 only thing you need to calculate is how many slices you can inhale before you need to go lie down.

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Traditional Apple Pie

Make things even sweeter by adding a scoop of plain 'ole vanilla ice cream.

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New Bacon App from Oscar Mayer Will Change Your Morning

Photo: Wake Up And Smell The Bacon
Photo: Wake Up And Smell The Bacon
Wake up and smell the...bacon? If roses aren't your thing (but breakfast food is), then the folks behind Oscar Mayer plan on making your mornings a whole lot easier. The company just released a new app (fittingly called Wake Up and Smell the Bacon) along with an iPhone "dongle", which will revolutionize your morning routine.... read more
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