A collection of things I loved in June, from beauty products and fashion to entertainment and everything in between. Last year I went back to the town that I grew up going to every summer, and it was as if my family and I never left. Our beach vacation to the Connecticut shore was nothing short of incredible and I loved being able to share this unique place with Billy. A couple of weeks ago I started planning this year’s trip. After being locked indoors for what seems like forever, I can’t wait to get away. This year will be different though. My family just
Our Father’s Day 2020 gift guide features 40 gifts to choose from. Broken down by budget, there’s something for all types of dads. From tech and travel to cooking and entertaining you will be able to find something special. 1. Ticket stub diary, $14 2. Ms. Pac-Man retro arcade game, $22 3. Training gloves, $17 4. Fitness water bottle with a cellphone holding sleeve, $15 5. Black + white striped apron, $10.88 6. 45-second omelet maker, $25 7. The LP Encyclopedic print, $25 8. Travel size ocean cleansing milk, $18 9. Kabob grilling baskets, $17 10. Waterproof smartphone/digital camera pouch, $17 1. Harmony radio, $79.95
A collection of things I loved in May, from beauty products and fashion to entertainment and everything in between. I have an enormous sweet tooth so I decided to satisfy it by trying Japanese “Dagashi” candy. I ordered a box that came with around 30 pieces from a company called Tonosama. I knew ahead of time that the ingredients would be listed in Japanese so in order to figure out what I would be eating I used the Google translate app on my iPhone. Most of the candy and snacks were tasty but I did end up giving some of the more “exotic” ones away.
One of my favorite summertime activities is planning a picnic in the park or at the beach. I love discovering an array of delectable recipes to make, like fruit bars, agua fresca, scones, strawberry shortcake, and sandwiches, and then creating a delicious spread. This year, there’s no doubt that things are different, but that doesn’t mean that this outdoor rite of passage needs to end. In fact, I’m looking forward to enjoying a picnic at a drive-in theater this summer. In my quest to discover new picnic recipes, I came up with a list of 20 vegetarian dishes that are easy to create! Kristie Woszczyna
With face coverings being a part of the “new normal” and so many states requiring that they are worn in public, we created a list of brands stepping up to help fight the spread of COVID-19. The masks on our list are made from a variety of materials and prints, and some are available now and others can be pre-ordered. Here are 25 websites where you can purchase cloth face coverings this summer. *This article contains some affiliate links. Kristie Woszczyna
One thing that has made this stay at home order bearable is continuing my workout regimen. Although switching from the gym to working out inside my apartment (here’s the equipment I purchased back in March), has taken some getting used to, it has become something that I look forward to doing. I’ve also noticed a shift in my summer shopping habits. Usually, I’d be browsing for sundresses and sandals, but my attention has been focused more on athleisure and lounge attire. I think having proper and stylish workout wear is so helpful in motivating me to run and lift. Here are four of my favorite
For when you can’t see your mother in person, which sadly many of us can’t right now with the quarantine, our gift guide features over 70 last-minute options. To make things even easier we’ve included a variety of price points and broken them down into five themes: kitchen + cooking, beauty + skincare, workout + wellness, staying in + relaxing, and crystals + stones. 1. Bistro tile mon cheri berry basket, $16 2. Set of 6 parlor sundae glasses, $38 3. Flower market canister, $92 4. Mini chocolate fondue set, $94.99, $75.99 5. Spatula, $10 6. Rainbow plaid recipe book, $34.95 7. 5-quart dutch oven,
A collection of things I loved in April, from beauty products and fashion to entertainment and everything in between. A few weeks ago I tried placing an order from my favorite vegan restaurant, Café Gratitude. Sadly, I learned that all of their locations are currently closed because of COVID-19. The following day I saw an ad for Territory Foods on my Facebook feed and it showed that they were collaborating with Café Gratitude. Their website featured dishes similar to my favorites (“Bueno” Mexican Bowl, “Fortified” Tempeh Grain Bowl, “Powerful” Coconut Yogurt with Amazonian Superfood Granola, and their “Cheesy” Macaroni) which are pre-made and ready in
When sheltering in place was announced over a month ago, I told myself I wouldn’t sit around and get nothing accomplished. Aside from writing, spending time with Billy, and working out, I wanted to touch on my creative side—something I rarely have the time to do. I began looking for DIY crafts and discovered 25 that are ideal no matter what your living situation is. From artistic projects and cooking kits to painting and tech, you can do these activities solo, with your significant other or roommates, or with your family. *This article contains some affiliate links. Kristie Woszczyna
There’s no doubt this is a challenging time and self-quarantining shouldn’t add to the stress. Whether you’re staying inside with your significant other, multiple family members, or you’re solo—here are 45 things you can do to make the most out of it. Taking A Moment For Yourself Keep a quarantine diary. Jotting down your thoughts can help relieve stress, and years from now it will make an excellent read. You can also use the time to reflect on your favorite childhood memories and write about those. Set aside time for yourself. If you’re home with multiple family members, find an hour a day to escape.