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  • Hip Mobility + Glutes (25 Min Class)
    by Nicole on January 20, 2021 at 10:00 am

    I’ve got another mobility class for you! If you missed the last one focused on shoulders, check it out HERE. Today we’ll focus on hip mobility, strengthening through the glutes as we do. If you love this type of work, you can get access to more mobility classes by becoming a Patreon member. Patreon members The post Hip Mobility + Glutes (25 Min Class) appeared first on Pumps & Iron.

  • Lower Body Strength Circuits Workout Class
    by Nicole on January 11, 2021 at 10:00 am

    This lower body strength circuits class requires a single heavy weight (dumbbell or kettlebell will work) and an optional resistance band loop. Class is 45 minutes long and, as always, includes a guided warm up and cool down. No jumping, and easy to modify (just go lighter with the weight). This is a great one The post Lower Body Strength Circuits Workout Class appeared first on Pumps & Iron.

  • Shoulder Mobility (22 Min Class)
    by Nicole on January 8, 2021 at 10:00 am

    Let’s show our shoulders some love with this 22-minute shoulder mobility workout class. It’s great for everyone, but especially if you’ve been spending increased time sitting at a desk or are otherwise feeling tight and stiff through your upper body. Maybe try it as a lunchtime work break! You could also use it as the The post Shoulder Mobility (22 Min Class) appeared first on Pumps & Iron.

  • Strength + Plyo Workout Pyramid (45 Min Class)
    by Nicole on January 4, 2021 at 10:00 am

    Happy New Year, friends! Hey it can’t be worse than 2020, right?? *crosses fingers and toes, silently prays, cries* Today I have a strength and plyo workout class for you. It mixes strength exercises using dumbbells and bodyweight plyo exercises. Each time through the circuit, the interval length gets shorter in a pyramid structure. And The post Strength + Plyo Workout Pyramid (45 Min Class) appeared first on Pumps & Iron.

  • Mini Pilates Flow Core Finisher
    by Nicole on December 28, 2020 at 10:00 am

    This mini Pilates flow core finisher is great if you’re short on time or are looking for a bit of core work to round out a longer workout. Focus is on obliques. This is a short version of the Mini Flows classes I’ve shared in the past: Resistance Band Mini Flows Class – Glutes & The post Mini Pilates Flow Core Finisher appeared first on Pumps & Iron.

  • Crisp, Sweet, Tender, and Green: 16 Recipes for Spring
    by Caitlin O'Malley on April 18, 2021 at 11:49 am

    Snap peas, asparagus, artichokes, and strawberries are just a few reasons why we love spring. The produce is tender, delicate, sweet—a welcome break from the root vegetables and sturdy greens of winter.

  • Small Tools to Relieve Parenting Burnout
    by Jessie Geoffray on April 18, 2021 at 11:48 am

    Child therapists Ashley Graber and Maria Evans want parents to know that burnout from parenting is universal. And after more than a year of navigating extreme unknowns and school closures, it’s also to be expected that burnout won’t evaporate the moment your children transition back to in-person school. We asked Graber and Evans to share the tools they use in their practice to help parents address burnout—and what steps to take to prevent burnout from building back up again.

  • From a Morning Workout to a Midday Plunge to Sleep-Ready
    by gerda on April 15, 2021 at 11:49 am

    The first thing people typically notice about our assistant buyer of beauty and wellness is her grace. What keeps her calm and radiant? A cold plunge may be involved.

  • What’s the Best Way to Use and Clean Your Cookware?
    by Caitlin O'Malley on April 15, 2021 at 11:48 am

    Knowing how to use and care for your cookware properly can do just as much for your food life as knowing how to cook. This pocket guide includes the essential tips for maintaining nonstick ceramic, cast-iron enamel, and stainless steel cookware—plus recipes to go with each.

  • A Neuroscientist’s Case for Legalizing All Drugs
    by Kelly Martin on April 15, 2021 at 11:47 am

    We’ve assigned moral values—usually with racial and class implications—to most drugs. Those moral values are often not grounded in science or reality, but they play a starring role in how we think about, legislate around, and prosecute the use of any particular drug. Neuroscientist Carl Hart, PhD, is trying to change that. Even if you have warmed to the conversation around psychedelics, the ideas here will almost certainly challenge you.

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  • Have a Nice Weekend.
    by Joanna Goddard on April 16, 2021 at 4:45 pm

    What are you up to this weekend? We have a new ice cream spot in our neighborhood and it has become the boys’ life goal to become regulars.… Read more The post Have a Nice Weekend. appeared first on A Cup of Jo.

  • Taking the Kids on a Hike
    by Grace Farris on April 16, 2021 at 3:41 pm

    Every time. By the wonderful Grace Farris. P.S. Mom glossary and weekend mom.… Read more The post Taking the Kids on a Hike appeared first on A Cup of Jo.

  • This Maryland Home Explodes With Color and Joy
    by Joanna Goddard on April 15, 2021 at 7:27 pm

    “We both like to be overstimulated in our home in the best way possible,” says Sarah Kate Smigiel, who lives with her fiancée Hannah (and their three dogs) in Chestertown, Maryland.… Read more The post This Maryland Home Explodes With Color and Joy appeared first on A Cup of Jo.

  • Would You Take a Coffee Nap?
    by Joanna Goddard on April 15, 2021 at 4:28 pm

    Recently, in our apartment, something very dramatic has been happening in the mornings… I’ve been waking up at 5 a.m. FIVE A.M. It’s still dark out.… Read more The post Would You Take a Coffee Nap? appeared first on A Cup of Jo.

  • Four Fun Things
    by Joanna Goddard on April 14, 2021 at 7:37 pm

    The Cup of Jo community has strong opinions on trends (you liked these, hated these), so I’m curious to hear what you think of the pants shape that’s popping up — high-waisted, pleated khakis!… Read more The post Four Fun Things appeared first on A Cup of Jo.

  • Weekend Open Thread
    by Ann on April 16, 2021 at 5:45 pm

    These leggings come in five neutral colors that will pair nicely with anything from oversized blazers to hoodies. The post Weekend Open Thread appeared first on Corporette.com.

  • Weekly News Update
    by Corporette Staff on April 16, 2021 at 3:45 pm

    Embracing your gray hair, the best plus-size sustainable brands, and Zoom fatigue in women vs. men. Plus, on CorporetteMoms, we talked about kids' chores and allowances. The post Weekly News Update appeared first on Corporette.com.

  • Frugal Friday’s Workwear Report: Long-Sleeve High-Cuff Shirtdress
    by Elizabeth on April 16, 2021 at 11:45 am

    I don’t usually do midi-length items for work, but this dress is making me rethink my stance. The post Frugal Friday’s Workwear Report: Long-Sleeve High-Cuff Shirtdress appeared first on Corporette.com.

  • Coffee Break: Ruby Loafer Pump
    by Ann on April 15, 2021 at 5:55 pm

    Square toes and loafers are both trending for spring, and this shoe combines the trends while keeping things classic enough for work. The post Coffee Break: Ruby Loafer Pump appeared first on Corporette.com.

  • What to Wear on a First Date
    by Kat on April 15, 2021 at 5:23 pm

    A friend (and reader) wrote in to ask: what to wear on a first date in 2021? The post What to Wear on a First Date appeared first on Corporette.com.

  • At Home at Camp Kent with Alexandra Champalimaud
    by Stacey Bewkes on March 28, 2021 at 7:32 pm

    As one of the most in-demand creators of luxury contemporary living around the globe, Alexandra Champalimaud is known as a fearless designer who enthusiastically embraces change,  yet at Camp Kent, her rustic summer retreat in Connecticut she shares with husband Bruce Schnitzer and their large multi-generational family, she prefers things to remain the same.… The post At Home at Camp Kent with Alexandra Champalimaud appeared first on Quintessence.

  • At Home on Clove Brook Farm with Christopher Spitzmiller
    by Stacey Bewkes on March 7, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    During the week, gifted ceramicist and designer Christopher Spitzmiller is busy creating his exquisite lamps, tableware and accessories found in the most stylish design shops and homes across the country including the White House. But weekends find him at Clove Brook Farm, his picture perfect country retreat in Dutchess County, NY.… The post At Home on Clove Brook Farm with Christopher Spitzmiller appeared first on Quintessence.

  • At Home in Tangier with Frank de Biasi and Gene Meyer
    by Stacey Bewkes on February 14, 2021 at 9:03 pm

    It would seem designer Frank de Biasi was always destined for a home in Tangier. With a college degree in international relations, studies at the Sorbonne, followed by six years at Christies and then twelve as Director of Interiors at Peter Marino, Frank expanded on his love of travel, art and history with blue chip design experience.… The post At Home in Tangier with Frank de Biasi and Gene Meyer appeared first on Quintessence.

  • At Home in Connecticut with Susanna Salk
    by Stacey Bewkes on January 24, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    Over the years, the hosts Susanna Salk and I feature in our video series have inspired us just as you have said they do you. And in this special episode, Susanna invites us into her own Connecticut country home to show how she has interpreted many of their unique styles to inspire you to perhaps do the same.… The post At Home in Connecticut with Susanna Salk appeared first on Quintessence.

  • At Home in the Hudson Valley with Martin Cooper and Karen Suen-Cooper
    by Stacey Bewkes on December 13, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    After years of urbane sophistication, living in New York, London and traveling the world, fashion designers Martin Cooper and Karen Suen-Cooper felt the calling for more – more time, more space, more nature and more joy. They found it in an 18th century Federal style farmhouse in the Hudson Valley that they have been renovating for the last fifteen years.… The post At Home in the Hudson Valley with Martin Cooper and Karen Suen-Cooper appeared first on Quintessence.

  • The wisdom of water: 12 ways to use blue spaces...
    by Paula Cocozza on April 18, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    From relaxing baths to seaside swims, water can be a balm in difficult times. Catherine Kelly, the author of a new book on blue spaces, shares her tipsIt was after her mother died that Catherine Kelly learned the healing power of water. Following instincts that she did not yet understand, she moved to live alone by the sea in County Mayo, on the west coast of Ireland, and over the next few years began to heal. “It’s an ebb and flow that water gives us that allows us to connect with […]

  • Cheer up! The happiness guru on how to feel better
    by Jamie Waters on April 18, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    Meik Wiking is a world expert on what makes us feel happier. So, is there a simple fix?Just like that, one of the world’s foremost happiness boffins beams into my living room with a megawatt grin and an infectious chuckle. Even though Meik Wiking (pronounced “Mike Viking”) is moving house on the day of our interview – surely up there with the most exasperating life events – spirits are high for the bestselling author, public speaker and CEO of the Happiness […]

  • Fergus and Margot Henderson: ‘A half pig’s...
    by Tim Lewis on April 18, 2021 at 11:30 am

    For Observer Food Monthly’s 20th anniversary, the first couple of British food recall favourite meals and being ‘mother hens’ to a generation of cooksAround the time Boris Johnson had coronavirus, Fergus and Margot Henderson caught it too. And like the prime minister, Fergus, the 57-year-old founder of St John in east London, who has managed Parkinson’s disease for more than 20 years, ended up in St Thomas’s hospital. “All the journalists were outside,” […]

  • Welcome to April’s Observer Food Monthly –...
    by Nigel Slater on April 18, 2021 at 11:30 am

    We celebrate two decades of OFM with food stars past, present and futureIt is our 20th birthday at OFM and the future has never looked more exciting. Much has happened in the food world in the past two decades since this magazine was founded – and Tim Hayward takes us through 20 key moments in his extensive round-up. But one of the most noticeable changes has also been what we eat at home – from the rise of vegan and vegetarian eating and the embrace of quality home delivery to a […]

  • 20 years of Observer Food Monthly: 20 key moments...
    by Tim Hayward on April 18, 2021 at 11:00 am

    From MasterChef to Noma, and street food to the rise of female chefsBy the time OFM launched in April 2001, Gordon, Heston, Hugh, Jamie and others were already on a spectacular trajectory. These were the decades of reality TV so we didn’t just watch them, we took an unshakeable interest in their personal lives. Nobody knew what Delia Smith did when the cameras were off. Keith Floyd never invited us into his beautiful home, but the cooks we now knew by their first names were all over the […]

  • 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 marketplace.mydeal.com.au 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.

  • Switch Up Your Pizza Routine With This Easy and Tasty Skillet Pizza
    by Sarah Kieffer on April 18, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    Sarah Kieffer is sharing a twist on making the always beloved recipe that is pizza. Go ahead, try it out for yourself! Continue reading Switch Up Your Pizza Routine With This Easy and Tasty Skillet Pizza at Wit & Delight | Designing a Life Well-Lived.

  • Mother’s Day Gifts for All the Moms in My Life
    by Joe Peters on April 16, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    This post is brought to you by Huckberry.All product photos via Huckberry Order before May 2 for Mother’s Day delivery with standard shipping rates. For someone who eschews birthday celebrations, I look forward to Mother’s Day. Maybe it’s selfish, but I do enjoy recognizing I’m doing a pretty okay job of raising tiny humans. To me, Mother’s Day is about recognizing that person who had a massive part in shaping who you are today: your mom (and sometimes “mom” isn’t the person who gave birth to you). Continue reading Mother’s Day Gifts for All the Moms in My Life at Wit & Delight | Designing a Life Well-Lived.

  • Take a Peek at Our Design Progress in the Family Room (New Sofa and All)
    by Kate Arends on April 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    Today I'm sharing a look at the progress we've made in the family room, and our plans to bring the finished design to life. Continue reading Take a Peek at Our Design Progress in the Family Room (New Sofa and All) at Wit & Delight | Designing a Life Well-Lived.

  • The Incredible Transformation That Happens When You Decide You Are Enough
    by Kolina Cicero on April 13, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    Kolina Cicero is exploring what happens when we're able to let go of outside expectations and pressures and learn to believe we are enough. Continue reading The Incredible Transformation That Happens When You Decide You Are Enough at Wit & Delight | Designing a Life Well-Lived.

  • My Daily 6-Minute Makeup Routine
    by Kate Arends on April 12, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    I'm sharing the basic makeup routine I do most days of the week. The best part? It only takes six minutes from start to finish. Continue reading My Daily 6-Minute Makeup Routine at Wit & Delight | Designing a Life Well-Lived.

  • Lemon Recipes
    by Julie Blanner on April 18, 2021 at 12:44 pm

    All of the best Lemon Recipes including drinks, salads, main dishes, desserts and more! Whether you’re in the mood for something sweet or savory, there’s an amazing lemon recipe for you! Lemon recipes are designed to capture the beauty and vibrant flavor of lemons. Lemons can satisfy a sweet tooth, but also liven up an ...

  • Lake Cottage Renovation | See the Before + After
    by Julie Blanner on April 17, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    Home isn’t always before and afters, but even progress feels oh so good! Today I’m so excited to share before and “afters” of our little lake cottage which includes some really easy and budget friendly ideas.  A few years ago we purchased a small home we have dubbed the lake cottage, nestled on Table Rock ...

  • Rattan Bed
    by Julie Blanner on April 16, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    Add instant charm and a unique personalized style to your home with a rattan bed. With rattan's natural ability to invite serenity and relaxation, it could be the perfect choice in your next bedroom makeover.

  • Modern Coastal Living Room Inspiration
    by Julie Blanner on April 15, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    Find modern coastal living room ideas in this tour of our lake cottage living room. This space was designed to feel light and airy, modern yet traditional and most importantly, a warm and cozy gathering place for friends and family. With subtle nods to the nature and lake water outside our windows, this coastal living room is sure to inspire!

  • Cheese and Onion Quiche
    by Julie Blanner on April 14, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    Cheese and Onion Quiche is super simple to make, looks amazing, and tastes delicious. It combines a basic mixture of eggs and cream with the effortless yet elegant flavors of gruyere cheese and caramelized onions. This quiche recipe is sure to be a favorite of yours and a crowd-pleaser for whoever gets to enjoy it!