Архив автора: Brittney Morgan

10 Affordable Hostess Gifts (That Aren’t Just a Bottle of Wine)

When it comes to host and hostess gifts, you don’t want to go too flashy—simple, inexpensive, practical, and thoughtful (and preferably edible, drinkable, or used in tandem with food or beverages alcoholic or otherwise) is the way to go. Which is why so many people show up to parties and holiday dinners with a bottle of wine. It’s easy, it doesn’t break the bank, and it can often be used during the celebration. (далее…)

7 Things You Need to Clean Before You Leave Home for the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us, and that means you’re probably excitedly gearing up for your holiday travels—whether you’re off to spend quality time with your family, or you’re taking a much-needed vacation somewhere warm. But before you head out the door suitcase in hand, there are a few things at home you should take care of. (далее…)

6 Things Everyone Forgets to Tell Their House Guests

One of the keys to being a good host? Anticipating your guests’ needs. When friends or family come to stay with you, you make sure they have clean sheets and towels and know where the bathroom and the garbage is — so you’ve got the basic important things covered. But there might be a few things that you’re forgetting to tell them (and for some of them, they might be too embarrassed to ask) that they should definitely know. (далее…)

Former Holiday Faux Pas That Are Totally Acceptable in 2017

If you’re new to the hosting game, especially if you’re hosting your first Thanksgiving or another holiday dinner or party, it can be a little scary. You want to have fun, but you also want to make sure everything goes right. And you’re probably worried about following proper etiquette—which can be hard to do when it feels like it’s always changing. (далее…)

I Made Myself Drink More Water for a Week & Here’s What Happened

I am a person who is not good at drinking water—I have an admittedly unhealthy tendency to get so wrapped up in whatever I’m doing that I just forget to even think about staying hydrated. So, when I decided to do an experiment in which I lived according to Pinterest for a week, I made sure to incorporate tracking my water intake into it. I just wanted to try drinking eight glasses a day, and see if it changed anything for me. (далее…)

14 Perfect Examples of Boutique-Worthy Wrapping Paper (at Drugstore Prices)

I come from a family that never sent out Christmas cards or even put that much effort into decorating beyond the tree for the holidays, but the one thing that’s become a staple for us each year is taking the time to beautifully wrap our gifts. Gone are the days of drugstore-bought cartoon Santas and «ho ho ho» typography—now, my mom prides herself on her gift wrap selection, and I’m all about the ribbon placement. And it’s interesting to see how the more effort we put into wrapping gifts, the more excited the recipients are to open them—not without marveling at the wrapping first, though. (далее…)

These Are The Top 10 Best Cities to Raise a Family

If family is your priority, it makes sense to want to live somewhere known for being family-friendly, right? Whether you’re planning a family in the future — or you already have kids and are looking to make a move — you may be curious about your best options. (далее…)

From Morning to Night: 5 Ways to Practice Gratitude Today

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, many people are starting to think about the things they’re thankful for. But sometimes—especially when things get stressful and you’re dealing with a major life change—it can be hard to get into the right frame of mind or even remember the things you’re grateful for. But practicing gratitude doesn’t have to be a difficult, time-consuming thing—you can totally challenge yourself to be more grateful and more mindful with minimal effort (and maximum good feelings). (далее…)