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Vegan on a Budget

Think it’s expensive to be vegan? Think again! There are lots of affordable and tasty ingredients you can stock up on to whip up some amazing, animal-free meals. Certain shops will even allow you to buy in bulk, which means extra savings. Check out the items you should head out and purchase right now if you are looking to prep some vegan dishes.   Lentils Lentils are our preferred dry bean to always have in the pantry because no soaking is required and they take only about 20 minutes to cook from the dry stage. Pre-cook a bunch to add to soups and salads at a moment’s notice. Nuts.com Lentils, $2.69-$3.29 per lb.     Potatoes Packed with carbs, fiber, and antioxidants, potatoes are incredibly versatile. Bake them whole, roast them with olive oil...

Cozy Cold-Weather Fashions

‘Tis the season for really cold weather! On days where you just want to feel cozy and comfortable, we got your back. Our editors scoured the shops for cute and stylish pieces that you are going to love wearing. Not only do they look fantastic, but they feel so nice against the skin as well! Tibi Luxe Faux Fur Track Jacket, $395 The track jacket has gotten a makeover. Leave it to Tibi to make the teddy bear jacket look so sophisticated and chic! Wear it day or night and pair with neutrals or bold hues.   MKT Studio Marili Coat, $210 We fell hard for the romantic pink hue of this plush coat. Pair it with a gorgeous floral dress for a lovely date night look.   Reformation Cashmere Boyfriend Sweater,...

Holiday Potluck: 10 Light & Tasty Dishes

A potluck always comes around during the holiday season, so it’s best to be prepared with an arsenal of tasty recipes. Now, while we love rich and creamy dishes, this post is dedicated to lighter ones. Why? Because we remember a holiday party we attended one year where one of our favorite dishes with a delightful, raw Brussels sprouts salad with a simple lemon dressing. Great holiday dishes don’t always have to be made with a ton of butter, fat, and cream. Keep reading to see! Taste of Home Cilantro-Tomato Bruschetta Each bite will be so fresh and lively! We love the incorporation of cilantro because it’s one of our favorite ways to add flavor and color to a dish.   Food Network Roasted Cauliflower with Capers and Chile Cauliflower...

4 Tips On How To Truly Relax

You must think we’re crazy! Tips on how to relax? What? Is it really that hard to relax? Maybe it’s just us, but when we sat back and thought about it, it kind of is. Between work, family, social life, and technology, we can’t remember the last time where we really just cleared out minds and chilled out. And we aren’t talking about sitting back and watching Netflix all day. When we talk about relaxing, we mean coming out soothed, refreshed, rejuvenated, and ready to tackle what’s about to come our way. Check out these five tips on how to truly relax.   Stop the Screen Time This might seem like a given, but give yourself time every day where you don’t access to screens like your phone,...

Festive Holiday Makeup Inspiration

‘Tis the season for a ton of parties! While you may have the perfect outfits to wear to them, don’t forget to plan out your makeup too. There are so many fun looks to try like a bold lip, dramatic lashes, glitter eyelids, or even unique beauty stamps. Check out these stunning makeup looks from social media gurus to use as inspiration. And of course, we’ve provided a bunch of cruelty-free products that can help you achieve each look. NikkiTutorials is one of the biggest beauty channels on YouTube right now. Get her glamorous look with some Drama Queen Wicked Lashes by NYX ($5.25) and a bold red lip with American Doll by Anastasia Beverly Hills ($20). The matte lipstick by Anastasia Beverly Hills is fantastic...

What to Eat for a Mental and Physical Boost

Have you ever felt kind of ‘bleh’ even though you think you’ve been eating pretty good? Maybe there’s something missing in your life! Check out the physical and mental wellness boosters below to see if they might be what you need to get you where you want to be.   Fat Don’t be scared of eating fat! We think that it’s actually gotten a bad rap through the years. Eating the RIGHT fats are thought to sharpen the mind, do wonders for your skin and even help with heart disease. Now, we aren’t telling you to go down a dozen cupcakes and eat a gallon of lard, but we are saying to be sure to add some healthy fats to your diet if you aren’t already eating them. Roland...

Slow Cooker Soup and Stew Recipes

Sitting down with a warm, hearty, and flavorful bowl of soup or stew is a must for the cold weather season. There is just something so comforting about it. And while we typically post ‘healthier’ recipes on this blog, we thought that for this post, we would just write about any type of soup or stew that makes our mouths drool. After all, there is nothing wrong with eating something a bit more on a decadent side once in a while, as long as you eat better the majority of the time. All of the recipes shown here are to be made in a slow cooker. We figured it would save you a lot of time at the stove so that you could go off and...

7 Must-Have Travel Accessories

With the holidays approaching (Thanksgiving is right around the corner!), we’ve compiled a must-have travel accessories list to make your trip easier and way more comfortable. You’ll be able to keep reusing these products for all future trips as well!   Trtl Travel Pillow, $29.99 Easy to pack up due to its small size and extremely comfortable, the Trtl Pillow is covered in soft fleece and holds your head up while you sleep.   Tumi 4-Port USB Travel Adaptor, $125 Don’t worry about charging your accessories when you have this adaptor that works with outlets in 150 countries! It’s incredibly useful and kept in a strong storage case.   Comrad Compression Socks, $18 Made with graduated compression, these compression socks are also quite stylish! They’re available in a variety of colors.   Camry Digital Luggage Scale,...

Coveted List: Incredibly Stylish Cold-Weather Accessories

You don’t have to sacrifice style when it’s cold outside. From high-fashion patent-leather gloves to cozy wool socks, there are so many chic sartorial finds that will keep you nice, warm, and looking on-point! Gucci Floral Patent-Leather Gloves, $522 Edgy and feminine, these floral gloves feature Gucci logo marked buttons and a circular cut-out.   Balenciaga Hooded Wool Scarf, $688 This is such a functional and fashionable design! There are drawstring ties to keep it nice and snug.   The Elder Statesman Watchman Cashmere Beanie, $385 Our ears always perk up in the cold weather when we hear cashmere. This gorgeous beanie has a baby-pink and storm-blue tie-dye design that is so pretty.   L.L. Bean Boot Socks, $19.95 We love the green accents on these cozy socks. They are a must for the winter and...

Holiday Party Punch Bowl Recipes

Add glamour to your next holiday get-together with a gorgeous bowl of punch for everyone to share. Not only do these concoctions look wonderfully festive and decorative, but a punch bowl will allow guests to serve themselves so that you have one less thing to worry about. This way, you can go ahead and enjoy the party as well! Pro party tip: If you are serving a cold punch, there are multiple ways to keep the punch from getting watery. 1) Keep a bowl of ice cubes on the side for guests to help themselves too. 2) Place the bowl of punch into a bigger bowl filled with ice. 3) Create a large ice ring and place in the punch. While the ice will melt, it...