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Melissa Baran

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How To Keep Your Home Stylish (and Clean) with a Fur Baby

Speaking first hand (as the mama of a one sweet pup and one very fat cat), keeping a home stylish and clean with pets can be SUCH a challenge. Because for me? The two go hand in hand. After 10 years with one fur baby and 6 with the other, I think I've finally got a good routine figured out to tackle the not-so-pretty that comes with having a pet. Get the tips below! You might also love...

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20 Unique Baby Names for Wee Ones Destined to be Musicians

Whether you're finding out baby's gender or not, it's no easy fete to choose the perfect name for your little one. Thankfully, there's plenty of naming inspiration out there, from charming Irish picks to names...

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The Ultimate Survival Guide for an (Almost) Perfect Thanksgiving

Speaking from personal experience, if you've ever hosted Thanksgiving you'll fall into one of two categories—a complete chaotic disaster where you never want to host again, or, a beautifully chaotic day that'll make you want to do it every. single. year. We're rooting for that beautiful chaos friends (because no Thanksgiving is ever 100% perfect) and the key to success? Planning and preparation. From mastering the perfect apple pie to knowing how to set the table...

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11 Easy Ways to Save + Budget for Holiday Shopping

Holiday shopping can be bittersweet. Sure, it's fun to play Santa and get in a festive mood, but the budgeting part? Can be a bit daunting at times. Though, it doesn't have to be! From DIY options to gift boxes to planning ahead, arm yourself with these 11 tips on how to save and stay on budget this holiday season. Merry, merry! You might also love...

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10 Essentials for Any Kitchen Makeover

In most of our homes, our kitchens are the epicenter—a revolving space that needs to be efficient for everyone in the family. So for good reason, it's usually one of the first rooms we put importance on when it comes to the renovation priority list. But it can also be the most challenging to tackle. From backsplashes and countertops to a...

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3 Totally Doable Hairstyles for the Everyday Girl

I'm a firm believer that everyday life deserves a bit of pretty. It's why I still add a few curls to my hair and blush on my cheeks even though I work from home. Because those moments of effort shouldn't just be left for a fancy Friday date night or a wedding, but on the casual days too, when the only agenda is the farmer's market or coffee with a friend. These three hairstyles from LULA Hair & Makeup fit that bill and can even...

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The Best Hostess Gifts (that Aren’t Wine)

I must admit, I'm a little bummed to not be hosting Thanksgiving this year. I love the planning, prepping and the beautiful chaos of the day (even when I end up kicking everyone out of the kitchen during that last crazy hour of food assembly). But I also love coming up with fun hostess gifts—so I get to shine in that area this year! Are you heading to someone else's abode for this year's feast? Think beyond the wine...

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The Most Charming Irish Baby Names You’ll Ever Hear

With scenes like this, Ireland should be on everyone's bucket list in my opinion. Not only does this charming country have breathtaking views in every direction, they've also got some incredibly creative baby names to choose from. Whether you're having a little buachaill (boy) or cailín (girl), we've got a handful of Irish charmers for you from Liam and Finley to Alana and Maeve, find...

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How To Mix Modern with Charm When Renovating Your Home

Not only does this condo sing to me with it's intriguing personality, but the fact that it sits on the Charles River and in the city of I love so? Makes me crush on it even more. It's Cambridge charm and chic mixed into one beautiful home, redesigned with the help of Sonja Haviland of Homepolish. My favorite part? That gorg fireplace. What do you love best about...

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Gruyere + Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes

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Buttermilk Scones + Cranberry Butter

SCONES Recipe from M.S. Milliken and S. Feniger via Circle B Kitchen 3 cups all-purpose flour 1/3 cups sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 cup unsalted butter, very cold and cut into 1/2 inch pieces 1 cup buttermilk ¼ cup each buttermilk and raw sugar for finishing Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Put dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a food processor. Mix well. Add butter and pulse until butter is...

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Baked Brie with Candied Prosciutto

*Adapted from Blackberry Babe...

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Fig + Goat Cheese Tartlettes

*Adapted from Willow Bird Baking...

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Apple Hand Pies with Toffee Sauce

DECORATED APPLE HAND PIES *Pies adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod 2 cups peeled, cored and diced apples 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 egg + 1 tablespoon water for egg wash 4 prepared pie crusts (or recipe here) 3" round biscuit cutters variety of small cookie or fondant cutters (florals, leaves, etc) Preheat your oven to 350. Prepare a baking...

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Sweet Potato Casserole

*Recipe from Ruth's Chris Steakhouse...

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15 Reasons We Want to Live in Our Pajamas When the Cold Weather Hits

Admittedly, with a growing baby bump, I basically live in loungewear right now. But even if I wasn't pregnant? This time of year always calls for a little extra cozy from the 'shorter' days to the cooler temps—I think we're all in need of a little extra time in our jammies. Especially on the weekend. See the full roundup of cozies we're eyeing below! You might also love...

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Our Editor’s Favorite Cold Weather Sweaters

Once November hits, I go into sweater mode... usually rotating a few favorites each week for cozy moments. You can never have too many sweaters in my opinion! From those crisp walks on crunchy leaves to the impending snowy days to all the holiday gatherings, it's always a good idea to keep a stock of these lovely layering go-to's. See what our editors are loving this season below (can you see the neutral theme happening?!). You might also love...

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5 Design Trends to Copy from These Celebrity Homes

When it comes to celebrity homes, we don't have to look to MTV Cribs anymore—and marvel at the 8 bathrooms with jet spa tubs or the bajillion cars in their driveway. Celeb homes are so much more approachable now (at least the ones we're eyeing) and it's not all that hard to get the look. These five spaces are proof that these celebs did it just right. You might also love…

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How To Fully Embrace Motherhood + Fight the Negative Feels

Fellow moms, mamas-to-be and future mothers, this one is 100% worth a read or a pin for safekeeping. Not only is this family shoot from Brumley & Wells absolutely breathtaking, but the words from mama Ashley Summers of Ashley Nicole Events will tap into the depths of your heart. As...

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15 Interior Design Trends that Aren’t Going Anywhere

None of us want our homes to feeling boring or outdated, but rather, fresh and timeless. It might be why we latch onto new design trends to spice up our spaces. And the best kind of trends? Are the ones that stand the test of time and that you can't ever imagine letting go of. Here are a few of our current faves that probably aren't going anywhere anytime soon! You might also love...

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