Archive | December, 2013

Have a Fantastic New Year’s Eve

30 Dec

FIRST – if you’re having guests over – make a lasting impression by decorating. Go all out! It’s the last night of the year, and if you’re hosting, you get to be in charge over how you want your guests to remember it. Here are some ideas:

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Or how about a theme of white? Gotta love the dog! But please, keep pets inside as they get scared of fireworks!


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How about some party favors?


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This is a great and tasty way to count down to 2014;



Now, let’s move on to the food.


A 3 course meny from Stevie Parle

Barefoot Contessa's Roasted Shrimp Cocktail

Roasted shrimp cocktail


Or how about some finger food?

Don’t forget dessert…



And finally – Have Yourself a Very Happy New Year!




Image of the Day

30 Dec

Image of the Day


Wise Words for the New Year

29 Dec

May 2014 be our best year so far! Stand up straight, raise your voice when you deserve to be heard, be kind to others, make every day count, spread love and cheer. See only possibilities where others see obstacles.

What are your goals for 2014?





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Editors’ Picks of the Year: The Best of in 2013

26 Dec

The Blog

This week, our editors dove into the archives to find and rediscover notable posts published this year on, from nonfiction to poetry, and photography to illustration. These posts have been especially resonant to us and the community, and represent the diversity of voices of our users all over the world.

An Open Letter to the Girl I Pretended to Have a Crush On in Eighth Grade at Rottin’ in Denmark

You were the first girl I pretended to have a crush on so no one would know I was gay. I didn’t intend for it to happen, for it to be you, for it to be so easy. But it did, and it was.

From the opening lines of his epic open letter to Tracy Dolan, Michael Hobbes at Rottin’ in Denmark mesmerizes readers with his sharp and thoughtful storytelling, describing his strategy for surviving adolescence as a gay teenager…

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Style icons

26 Dec


Mari Agory, courtesy: Phillip Ritchie


Kate Upton. Featured in Elle.


Christina Hendricks. Also via Just Jared.


January Jones! via Just Jared


Cara Develigne. Via


Find the Beauty

Photography by Cynthia Mackowick - Traun


It's Only Fashion. And Rock'N'Roll

Miss Viktoriya

I make it, I try it, I buy it, I love it, I blog it.

Jules' Fuel

Fueling lifestyle wellness & purpose. - Easy and flavorful recipes made in 29 minutes or less, in one pot, or in a crock pot!

Easy and flavorful recipes made in 29 minutes or less, in one pot, or in a crock pot!

Life Scribbles

Bookworms unite


a bit of light in the darkness

James' Room

In search of Lost Time


the cooking secrets of a single girl


The bun scrolls

Misc. Maggie Moves On

I feel more like I do now than when I came in

Matt on Not-WordPress

Stuff and things.

Vivacious Vixens

Total Chick Domination

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