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  • Functional Circuits Class – Low Impact, Bodyweight
    by Nicole on August 10, 2020 at 9:00 am

    “Functional Circuits” is the name I’m now using for the workouts I’ve been posting a bunch of since quarantine started. (3-4 exercises in a circuit, 30 seconds each, rest 30 seconds.) Hopefully it’ll be easier to find them this way!I personally love the format and think you will, too! Today’s functional circuits class is bodyweight The post Functional Circuits Class – Low Impact, Bodyweight appeared first on Pumps & Iron.

  • HIIT Superset Class (45 Mins) – Bodyweight Only
    by Nicole on August 3, 2020 at 9:00 am

    Over the last couple months, I’ve shot a bunch of these HIIT Superset classes for YouTube and Patreon. I personally love the format and think you will, too! Try this bodyweight-only version of the HIIT Superset class, and if you like it, consider becoming a Patreon member. Your support on Patreon will allow me to The post HIIT Superset Class (45 Mins) – Bodyweight Only appeared first on Pumps & Iron.

  • My Favorite Things: July
    by Nicole on August 1, 2020 at 9:00 am

    While not technically a July favorite, as of this morning, my Patreon is live and I couldn’t be more excited! For $9.99/month, you can get access to additional workout classes and a monthly workout calendar (plus bonus videos). I did a deep dive into all the details in this video, and don’t hesitate to send The post My Favorite Things: July appeared first on Pumps & Iron.

  • Everything You Need to Know about Patreon
    by Nicole on July 27, 2020 at 9:00 am

    You can now get access to more workout videos by becoming a Patreon member! All the info you need is included in the above video, but I’ll summarize below as well. Patreon Membership Overview For $9.99/month, you’ll get: 6 workout classes, sent out on the 1st of the month – These will be links to The post Everything You Need to Know about Patreon appeared first on Pumps & Iron.

  • HIIT Workout with Step & Heavy Weights
    by Nicole on July 15, 2020 at 9:00 am

    This hiit workout with step and pair of heavy weights will take you just over 20 minutes to complete. Set aside a half hour and be sure to warm up beforehand (more on that below). As I spend more time at my parents’ place this summer, I’ll continue to sprinkle in some stepper workouts here The post HIIT Workout with Step & Heavy Weights appeared first on Pumps & Iron.

  • Five Days, Five Pieces: Our Fashion Director Takes the Challenge
    by Alyssa Nelsen on August 11, 2020 at 12:59 pm

    Ali Pew approaches her suitcase the same way she does her closet: tactfully, and with Tetris-like precision. So when she told us she was fleeing the city for a five-day lakeside getaway in Idaho, we asked if we could put her minimalist modus operandi to the test.

  • Gwyneth’s Summer Stay-Cay
    by Alyssa Nelsen on August 11, 2020 at 12:58 pm

    You don’t need to dig out your passport to relish in the sweet pleasures of summer—vacation is a state of mind. And these days, the state of our minds is close to home base, wherever that base may be. So take a page out of GP’s playbook and make yourself comfortable, spend the weekend playing tourist in your own town, and transform your space into your own private oasis where the bar is stocked, the flowers are fragrant, and the amenities are always free.

  • Makeup Artist Gucci Westman on Glowy Skin, Sourdough, and Butt-Flattering Jeans
    by megan oneill on August 11, 2020 at 12:57 pm

    “I’m turning fifty, and I feel stronger than I did when I was in my twenties,” says legendary makeup artist Gucci Westman, founder of Westman Atelier. Though she’s famous for deeply creative work on fashion shows and shoots, in her own life—as well as in looks for clients like GP—Westman favors a light, glowy touch. “You look more youthful when you’re not heavy-handed with makeup,” she says. “You want your skin to look alive, not covered in foundation.”

  • The Price Is Right: Chic, Shiny Jewelry under $300
    by Sarah Carr on August 11, 2020 at 12:56 pm

    From fluid, sculptural shapes to vintage-inspired pieces bold enough to please a die-hard maximalist, these female-led jewelry brands are serving up solves to make stay-at-home dressing much more interesting.

  • Ask Jean: What’s New in Clean Beauty?
    by briannap on August 11, 2020 at 12:55 pm

    Dear Jean, You sound like you see everything in the clean beauty space. Is there a new product or a brand that you’re in love with right now?

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  • KAMALA!!!!!!!!!!
    by Joanna Goddard on August 11, 2020 at 9:08 pm

    Senator Kamala Harris was just announced as Joe Biden’s pick for vice president. She is the first Black woman and the first person of Indian descent to be nonimated for national office by a major party, and only the fourth woman to be chosen for one of their presidential tickets, reports the New York Times.… Read more The post KAMALA!!!!!!!!!! appeared first on A Cup of Jo.

  • The 5 Beauty Finds I Use the Most
    by Caroline Donofrio on August 11, 2020 at 4:26 pm

    It’s been a minute since we’ve talked about favorite beauty products, so I thought I’d ask: Are there any finds you’re into lately? Here are the five things I’ve been using the most these days (and I’d love to hear yours)… For hair: As a long-time proponent of the $18 hot air brush, I never owned a “fancy” hair tool.… Read more The post The 5 Beauty Finds I Use the Most appeared first on A Cup of Jo.

  • 10 Fun Ideas for Kids’ Bedrooms
    by Joanna Goddard on August 10, 2020 at 8:19 pm

    What is it that’s so comforting about children’s bedrooms? They’re always so playful and calming. From disco balls to bright wallpaper, here are 10 cool ideas for kids’ rooms from past home tours… Embrace Ikea.… Read more The post 10 Fun Ideas for Kids’ Bedrooms appeared first on A Cup of Jo.

  • 14 Birthday Traditions from Around the World
    by Joanna Goddard on August 10, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    A few years ago, a Cup of Jo reader told us that many adults in Germany throw their own birthday parties. How cool and empowered is that?… Read more The post 14 Birthday Traditions from Around the World appeared first on A Cup of Jo.

  • Have a Good Weekend.
    by Joanna Goddard on August 7, 2020 at 5:34 pm

    What are you up to this weekend? Our days are slightly blurring together, to be honest, but we’re going to head to the beach and have a summery picnic.… Read more The post Have a Good Weekend. appeared first on A Cup of Jo.

  • Coffee Break: The Best Candles for Working From Home
    by Kat on August 11, 2020 at 6:45 pm

    Which are your favorite candles for working from home, ladies? Do you burn candles often, sometimes or not at all? Do you prefer scented or unscented candles?   The post Coffee Break: The Best Candles for Working From Home appeared first on

  • How to Elevate a Simple T-Shirt
    by Kat on August 11, 2020 at 5:44 pm

    Since we’re all mostly hanging out in t-shirts these days, I thought it would be interesting to do a roundup of ways to elevate a simple T-shirt if you want to feel a little bit more polished, while still having a very, very easy work-from-home wardrobe. {related: what to wear to work from home} My ... Read More about How to Elevate a Simple T-Shirt The post How to Elevate a Simple T-Shirt appeared first on

  • Tuesday’s Workwear Report: Textured Collarless Jacket
    by Elizabeth on August 11, 2020 at 11:45 am

    This textured collarless blazer would be a great option to have on hand for video conferences. The post Tuesday’s Workwear Report: Textured Collarless Jacket appeared first on

  • 2020 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: All Our Picks for Work
    by Kat on August 10, 2020 at 11:11 pm

    There are a ton of great deals for work in the 2020 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, including a lot of great coats, Zoom shirts, and classic workwear pieces. The post 2020 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: All Our Picks for Work appeared first on

  • Coffee Break: Annika Pointed Toe Flat
    by Kat on August 10, 2020 at 6:10 pm

    They may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I like the personality in these blue snake flats. The post Coffee Break: Annika Pointed Toe Flat appeared first on

  • At Home in Brooklyn with Fawn Galli
    by Stacey Bewkes on July 25, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    Take a deep love of nature, mix in a healthy dose of disco and fashion and add a passionate dollop of luxury and you have the Fawn Galli design cocktail. Unpredictable, witty and whimsical is how she likes it and so do her clients who appreciate her ability to perceive their deepest design desires even if they don’t know what they are.… The post At Home in Brooklyn with Fawn Galli appeared first on Quintessence.

  • My French Country Home Magazine
    by Stacey Bewkes on July 19, 2020 at 10:17 pm

    Over the last ten years Sharon Santoni has been sharing her life in France on her popular blog My French Country Home. From her beautiful country home in Normandy, she has chronicled everything from food, home and garden. And over the years, she has expanded her wide reach to include a subscription box, tours, a podcast and most recently a bimonthly magazine dedicated to authentic French living.… The post My French Country Home Magazine appeared first on Quintessence.

  • Nantucket by Design 2020
    by Stacey Bewkes on July 14, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    Each summer here on Nantucket, August marks a special focus on design. And celebrating its fifth year as the main summer fundraising event for the Nantucket Historical Association, the ever-popular Nantucket by Design 2020 is going virtual! As always, it will be celebrating the island’s unique influence on American design with engaging lectures, an on-line antique show, panel discussions, house tours and a virtual dance party!… The post Nantucket by Design 2020 appeared first on Quintessence.

  • At Home in Connecticut with Michael DePerno and Andrew Fry
    by Stacey Bewkes on June 28, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    With a long history in the world of design and retail, Michael DePerno has been designing spaces and owned well regarded shops on both coasts. But it was in 2013, when living in northern California, that he longed for the east coast again.… The post At Home in Connecticut with Michael DePerno and Andrew Fry appeared first on Quintessence.

  • At Home in London with Beata Heuman
    by Stacey Bewkes on May 31, 2020 at 5:14 pm

    While Swedish born interior designer Beata Heuman brings a streamlined Scandinavian sensibility to her interiors, it’s her playful irreverence that sets her apart. Perhaps it should come as no surprise after almost a decade of working for legendary British designer Nicky Haslam, known for his witty, worldly and well heeled interiors.… The post At Home in London with Beata Heuman appeared first on Quintessence.

  • Sudoku 4,917 medium
    on August 11, 2020 at 11:01 pm

    Click here to access the print version.Fill the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. Continue reading...

  • Cryptic crossword No 28,210
    by Pasquale on August 11, 2020 at 11:00 pm

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  • Quick crossword No 15,683
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  • I resent tiptoeing around my housemate's work...
    by Eleanor Gordon-Smith on August 11, 2020 at 5:30 pm

    In lockdown, shared spaces have become busy and contested. Eleanor Gordon-Smith suggests being vocal and coming up with material solutionsMy housemate has been working from home since March and it now looks as though he will continue to do so for the rest of the year. We share a two-bedroom flat with one living area, which is where he has set up his work station. This wasn’t an issue at the beginning of the Covid crisis when we thought his working from home might last a few weeks, but now […]

  • Campsites and holiday cottage bookings for summer...
    by Isabel Choat on August 11, 2020 at 4:49 pm

    With the Riviera and Costas looking uncertain even for next year, holidaymakers are booking a year in advance to secure the best UK cottages and campsites Holiday cottages and camping pitches are already getting snapped up for summer 2021 as ongoing uncertainty around foreign holidays and lack of availability this summer prompts British holidaymakers to book ahead.UK accommodation providers are reporting a spike in bookings for next July and August, with camping particularly popular. Website […]

  • MyDeal Slashes Onboarding Costs for New Sellers
    on April 9, 2020 at 5:38 am

    All businesses around the world are being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Australian retailers, whom were already suffering from the winds of change before the crisis, now face the toughest economic conditions in almost a century – particularly for our friends in brick-and-mortar.There has never been a more apt time for retailers to diversify their sales channels and use marketplaces to keep sales coming through. MyDeal recognises its importance as a vital sales channel to its sellers during these unprecedented times.Effective immediately, MyDeal is slashing the cost of its onboarding package. New sellers integrating onto the marketplace will now only pay $500 (exc. GST) to onboard with MyDeal. This 50% discount is eligible to all new sellers until 30 June 2020.The onboarding package will give sellers a fully managed integration and onboarding service accompanied with 2 email newsletter spots upon launch to get sales through the door right from launch.Please go to to enquire about becoming a seller on MyDeal and making use of this discount.We are all in this together; and together we will get through this stronger, better and more united.

  • How the right tools and resources can make a world of difference
    on October 8, 2019 at 12:11 am

    Imagine you’re a freelancer who spends their days on the keys, sipping on a skinny cappuccino and enjoying a plethora of various projects. Imagine you’re a multi-faceted company who delivers on campaigns for clients of all walks of life. No matter what kind of professional you are, you’ll have some way or format of coping with the influx of work. Your project processes and ability to navigate deadlines will have a set flow and nature, and as someone who works in your own specific field, you’ll know exactly what kind of expectations are placed around all of this.But when times get tough and deadlines are maxing out, how exactly do you take control of all the projects you have going on? Where can you find clarity when things are becoming overwhelming, and turning into a potential mess? From tools through to high-performing resources, professionals need to adopt efficient systems to cope with the ebb and flows.In this post, we walk through why the perfect solution can make all the difference to your business success. Scalability and customisationAny kind of agency management software can offer the kind of flexibility you need to successfully grow your business. Even if you’re a lone wolf, this kind of solution allows you to change roles rapidly, match shifting clients’ needs and customise the interface. If you’re a team with several people in it, this allows you to adopt the most efficient possible process to responsibilities, workflow and clarity. And if the scope of the project changes, your project management software can too.The ability to manage approvalsIn the digital age, streamlining the feedback and approval process – especially on creative assets – can get messy. From endless email threads to navigating the many stakeholders involved, this is where the ultimate agency management software solution really comes in handy. See historical data on who approved what, where feedback was positioned and what’s been delivered to date. Know exactly where delays are occurring or where work needs to be carried out.Productivity is keyWhen your teams know what exactly is expected of them, or can see how a project is on track, productivity can skyrocket. Instead of going in blind into any kind of project – whether you’re a blogger, salesperson or graphic designer – have a firm understanding of where you need to focus your efforts and why. The right system offers you the ability to see clearcut timelines in a clean, non-distracting interface; in the end, this can make or break the success of your workforce.ConclusionIf you’re not sure where to start, consider by asking yourself how your team could be better placed. Is there a lack of unity in goals? Is there a lack of clarity around responsibilities and roles? Do you sometimes feel lost when it comes to navigating feedback? All of these aspects play a crucial role in the success of your business. Luckily, however, it can all be easily mitigated with software that tracks each of these elements. It just takes a bit of research towards finding the right solution for you.

  • 3 Considerations Before Buying in Brisbane
    on July 30, 2019 at 12:42 am

    Brisbane rules. Our winters are less severe than southern capitals, dress shorts are acceptable business attire, you can find a carpark within two minutes of your destination and if you jump into your car and get driving you’ll find yourself at some of the world’s best beaches in no time.Brisbane property is also top quality. We have a median house price that would barely secure a rancid carport in Melbourne or Sydney. Furthermore, our allotments are so large that scoring a “six and out” in backyard cricket requires a knock Bradman himself would be proud of.All this said, successfully investing in Brisbane property can be treacherous without a little insider knowledge.Here are three tips for ensuring success. 1. Life is Different HereProperty Pursuit Buyers Agent director Meighan Hetherington says investors must avoid imposing out-of-town rules on our chilled Brisbane lifestyle. She believes homes benefit from our relaxed outdoor living.“The important things are the layout of the property and how it flows out to entertaining areas.”“We’re also not that fussed about having lockup car accommodation — a carport is quite acceptable. I find a lot of push back from interstate investors not understanding that that’s completely acceptable and won’t negatively impact potential for capital growth or the rentability of a property in Brisbane.”Air conditioning is now vital for renters and owners too, Ms Hetherington said.“Tenants used to be quite satisfied with ceiling fans, but it’s become a must to have it (air conditioning) installed in about the last 18 months.” 2. Know Your WantsCharacter homes differ between Brisbane and other states, according to Ms Hetherington.“Brick and tile low set on concrete slabs are not as well regarded by owner-occupiers who are hopefully the future buyer of your property and where your capital growth will come from.”Character Queenslanders up on stumps are the most sought-after, despite potentially greater maintenance costs.“Properties with the tin roofs and the timber walls and the cracks in the walls and the air coming through the window (joinery) — those sorts of properties. While they look like a nightmare to an interstate investor, they’re probably the ones that are most sought after by future buyers,” said Ms Hetherington. 3. Hill Living is Good LivingAlthough homeowners in other parts of the country like a cruisy stroll on low-lying property, us Brisbanites love a good ascent (and, of course, corresponding descent). Ms Hetherington said hills are a great aspect of Brisbane’s charm with natural light and improved airflow being great benefits.“So sometimes those areas that are down flat and quite walkable are the areas that might suffer from flooding or rising water.” Looking to Invest in Brisbane?If you are looking to purchase property in a beautiful, relaxed city, a pre-handover inspection Brisbane is vital. Building inspectors Brisbane can ensure that your potential property is of the highest standard and that you’re not paying too much for a property with defects.Building inspections Brisbane is the best way to ensure you are paying the right amount for your property. A thorough building inspection Brisbane will find if there are any problems that the current owner is trying to hide – ensuring you don’t get caught out in the overall sale price. 

  • How to Get People Through Your Checkout Faster
    on April 11, 2019 at 6:47 am

    What makes a happy, memorable customer experience? Ask a handful of different demographics and you’re likely to get a dizzying array of diverse answers.However, it is generally accepted that good customer service ticks the following boxes:Great Communication SkillsA friendly smile and some amusing banter can make a customer’s day and put a spring in their step. Human beings are tribal and quite loyal by nature. If a customer enjoys the great communication they receive at an establishment, they’ll keep coming back for more.However, “great communication skills” can sometimes mean knowing when not to talk. If a customer is on the way to work or in the middle of a difficult day, hearing what the barista had for breakfast may not be exactly what they’re looking for. Having great communication skills means tuning into the needs of the customer.Product KnowledgeThis is a big one. Whether it is a supermarket, a café cart or a silver service restaurant, there’s nothing more frustrating for customers than asking seemingly simple questions that can’t be answered.Schedule regular meetings with your staff to bring them up to speed with any product changes. There’s nothing more impressive than a waiter who knows the menu back to front, plus can recommend complementing dishes or drinks from a place of knowledge.Patience and Problem SolvingPatience is a really important component of good customer service. There are going to be times when things unexpectedly break down or go wrong. Train your staff (and yourself) in alternative solutions, dealing with complaints and being calm as the proverbial cucumber under pressure.EfficiencyThis last point is arguably the most important. The world we live in feels busier and busier…so no-one likes to be kept waiting. One of the key things you can offer is well-planned efficiency.Your staffing is key – make sure all your employees know which areas they are covering, and what their core responsibilities are.Beyond all that, consider this: ever have a lovely meal and then had to wait half an hour to pay the bill? No matter how delightful the food, this kind of experience can leave a sour taste. Make sure your payment systems are as slick as the service. Your Point of Sale (POS) systems are key to this process, i.e. the apparatus and software you have in place.Luckily, there are hospitality POS systems that are tailored to the needs of this industry. Utilise special features such as the ability to split the bill or track inventory to improve your overall efficiency and impress customers into coming back.If your customer service and efficiency are ticking the above boxes, you’ll be on the right track to success. 

  • Best Day Trips For Darwin
    on March 14, 2019 at 6:14 am

    Darwin has plenty of drawcards itself but for a truly memorable Northern Territory wilderness experience, you really should do some of the incredible day-trips which are within easy reach of this laid-back tropical coastal city.Even if you’ve only got a limited amount of time, day trips from Darwin allow you to experience all the rugged beauty, fascinating wildlife, history, culture and extraordinary natural phenomena of the NT’s top-end. Here are our faves that will have you gasping in disbelief and definitely wanting MORE!Litchfield National ParkThis beautiful wilderness area is located an easy hour’s drive from Darwin and is known for its spectacular waterfalls and crystal clear natural swimming pools, monsoonal rainforests, weird and wonderful rock formations, magnetic termite mounds, sculpted cliffs, towering sandstone pillars of the Lost City and historic sites. There are also plenty of bush trails and boardwalks showcasing the natural beauty and abundant fauna and flora of this 1500km2 park.Kakadu National ParkAlthough Kakadu covers an area that is larger than the entire country of Slovenia, you can still get a taste of all that this amazing 20 000km2 park has to offer during a day trip from Darwin. If you’re travelling by road, you can reach this UNESCO World Heritage Site in around two hours from Darwin and it’s possible to visit some of its famed attractions in one action-packed day! Marvel at ancient Aboriginal rock art at Nourlangie and Ubirr, cruise down Yellow Waters and look for crocs, walk through canyons and forests, driver over rugged escarpments, be amazed by flocks of migratory birds on the wetlands or take a helicopter trip for an incredible bird’s eye view.Mary River RegionIf you travel about 100kms east from Darwin, you’ll find the Mary River wetlands which aren’t just home to the world’s largest concentration of saltwater crocs, they’re also a great spot for bushwalking (with trails to suit all fitness levels) and wildlife spotting in the vast waterlily-rimmed billabongs. One of the most popular activities here is a Jumping Crocodile Cruise in the Corroboree Billabong where giant reptiles leap from the water to grab the dangling buffalo meat - just remember to keep your hands to yourself!And if birds are your thing, don’t miss the Fogg Dam wetland area which you’ll find en route from Darwin to Mary River. It’s home to over 30 different species of our feathered friends including egrets, jabirus, kingfishers, brolga, kites, whistling ducks, magpie geese, sea eagles and black cockatoos. You can also visit the Windows on the Wetlands on the way, a panoramic look-out point perched on the crest of Beatrice Hill, one of the highest points on the Adelaide River floodplain as well as enjoy the interactive exhibits at the visitor centre.Sweets LagoonFor the ultimate in Top End action and excitement, a half-day trip from Darwin to Sweets Lagoon and the surrounding floodplains with Outback Floatplane Adventures is a must. They offer a scintillating combination of a scenic floatplane experience, a relaxing billabong cruise and a heart-pumping airboat ride - all in the one outing. And in addition to the scenic aerial views and the dramatic glory of Sweets Lagoon, you’ll get up close and personal with some of the biggest crocs in the NT too (completely safely of course!). And if you’re really lucky, your chopper will be piloted by TV star, animal expert and owner of Outback Floatplane Adventures, Matt Wright.Tiwi IslandsIf you’re after an authentic Aboriginal cultural experience, you should visit the Tiwi Islands, situated a mere 80kms north of Darwin. The ‘Island of Smiles’ is an easy day trip from Darwin and offers the perfect blend of nature and culture. Learn about traditional art and burial rituals, experience totem dances and a smoking ceremony and enjoy a spot of fishing or a relaxing stroll in the stunning surroundings.With its wild and wonderful attractions within easy reach, Darwin is the perfect launching pad for experiencing all the action, adventure, excitement, amazement and of course, awe-inspiring beauty of Australia’s remote northern territory. But with so much to choose from for your Top-End itinerary and so many awesome discovery trips from Darwin on offer, it can be a challenge knowing where to start!Choosing a reputable tour operator is key. The Northern Territory is spectacular and has so much to offer, but there are some important things to consider including the timing of your visit, safety and sensitivity to local culture and customs. An experienced operator with extensive local knowledge is your best bet, plus they’ll know where to find the hidden treasures and secret spots.For more information or to book your day trip from Darwin with the most experienced local tour operator, Outback Floatplane Adventures. They offer a range of action-packed half-day and full-day tours from Darwin as well as an exclusive overnight adventure which showcases the very best of the Northern Territory.

  • The Pandemic Wedding Redefines What’s Beautiful
    by Brittany Chaffee on August 11, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    Contributor Brittany Chaffee is exploring the many facets of what it means to plan (and attend) a wedding during the pandemic—the emotional highs and lows, the many altered plans, and how she's uncovered the beauty that still remains in the process. Continue reading The Pandemic Wedding Redefines What’s Beautiful at Wit & Delight | Designing a Life Well-Lived.

  • How to Truly Appreciate the Final Weeks of Summer
    by Meggie Maas on August 10, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    Contributor Meggie Maas is sharing a different approach to truly enjoying the remainder of summer, without the added pressures that sometimes come along with this time of year. Continue reading How to Truly Appreciate the Final Weeks of Summer at Wit & Delight | Designing a Life Well-Lived.

  • A Checklist to Mindful Minimalism (It’s More Than Throwing Away an Old Pair of Jeans)
    by Megan McCarty on August 9, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    Whether we're holding on to baggage of the physical, digital, emotional, or relational variety, we could likely all stand to make our lives a little lighter. In this post from 2018, contributor Megan McCarty shares seventeen ways to do just that. Continue reading A Checklist to Mindful Minimalism (It’s More Than Throwing Away an Old Pair of Jeans) at Wit & Delight | Designing a Life Well-Lived.

  • A List of Societal Critiques That Can Kindly GTFO
    by Jackie Saffert on August 7, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    As we venture further into August, a month in which we're encouraging readers to break out of their boxes, we're unearthing this post that makes a case for disregarding the societal expectations that tend to be placed on us all with reckless abandon. We hope you find it insightful, and we hope you have a great weekend, too. Continue reading A List of Societal Critiques That Can Kindly GTFO at Wit & Delight | Designing a Life Well-Lived.

  • How to Make Friends in a New City
    by Erin Huebscher on August 6, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    Today contributor Erin Huebscher is breaking down helpful ways to make friends in a new city in 5 not-so-difficult steps. Even if you're staying home right now, you can take some of these steps from the comfort of your own couch. (And you can keep the rest in your back pocket for later.) Continue reading How to Make Friends in a New City at Wit & Delight | Designing a Life Well-Lived.

  • Oreo Crust
    by Julie Blanner on July 31, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    Calling all chocolate lovers! This Oreo Pie Crust recipe will take all of your bake and no bake pies over the top! It's quick, easy and made with a just few ingredients.

  • Graham Cracker Crust
    by Julie Blanner on July 28, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    A classic Graham Cracker Crust recipe that’s perfect for all of your bake and no bake pies! It’s quick, easy and made with a just few ingredients. Get the tips that make this pie crust over the top delicious! Skip the store bought crust and make an amazing homemade Graham Cracker Crust in minutes! It’s ...

  • 5 Ways to Get Organized for Back to School
    by Julie Blanner on July 25, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    These back to school organization ideas will help you streamline your mornings and get organized for back to school, without the stress!

  • Speculoos Cookie Crust
    by Julie Blanner on July 24, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    This speculoos cookie crust is the perfect way to add a little spice to your pies and no bake desserts. It's the BEST combination of just a few ingredients: the spiced gingerbread style Speculoos cookies used to make cookie butter, sugar and butter.

  • No Bake Cookie Butter Cheesecake
    by Julie Blanner on July 23, 2020 at 8:15 pm

    This no bake cookie butter cheesecake is dangerously delicious and packed full of sweet and creamy goodness. It's the easiest way to throw a luscious dessert together in a flash, with just four filling ingredients.