Make Life Havenly: Holiday Guest Rooms

Holidays are a season full of surprises–and guest room visitors. When your in-laws/aunt/cousin called to ask if it was ok if they stay with you, it was September, so of course it was ok. But now it is December and they are coming. Fast. We all love our family and friends and most of us are happy to open our home to them, but having guests in your house is stressful, no matter how close or c...

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T&N Sponsors the One Room Challenge™

Transforming one room in six weeks sounds simple enough, right? Back in 2011, interior design blogger Linda Weinstein was determined to transform just one room in her house. As a way to stay motivated (and accountable), Linda invited some online friends to join her in the six-week challenge, appropriately named the One Room Challenge™. She made it very clear, however, that this challenge wa...

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The 8-Hour Sleep Challenge IRL

If you’ve been taking the #8HourSleepChallenge with us in observance of Sleep Awareness Month, we hope you’ve noticed positive changes in your mood, energy, and overall health.If this is the first you’re hearing of it, read up on the 8-Hour Sleep Challenge and join us in aiming for 8 hours every night.The idea for the 8-Hour Sleep Challenge took shape after we started learning more abou...

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KonMari-ing isn’t about getting rid of things, it’s about finding time to focus on you.

I first picked up Marie Kondos’ book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up in 2016.I was in a bit of a rut and felt the need to change something, I just wasn’t sure what. The title of the book was intriguing enough and I was keenly aware of the amount of possessions I had accumulated. Not that I’m a hoarder–things just started piling up and I didn’t know what to do with them or how to get rid...

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Every Holiday Song You Didn’t Know You Needed

For some especially cheery folk, November marks the start of the best time of year: Christmas music is back, and doesn’t it sound jollier than ever?For others like me, December 1st feels more right, and for others… well, let’s just keep the radio off this month.In my humble and festive opinion, Christmas music is a staple of the holiday season.When you browse the world wide web for be...

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Decisions, Decisions

Decisions are difficult.Decision fatigue is a real thing. Well, not all decisions, of course. If it’s a choice between a delicious, 16 ounce New York strip steak and a fast food hamburger, I’m going to choose the New York strip, straight up. What often makes certain decisions more difficult than others is having too many options. Too many options can equate to more stress in the decision-maki...

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Every Movie You’ll Need to Keep Yourself Up Tonight

While I personally believe that horror movies are a year round sport, October is the perfect time of year to roll out the spooky, scary, and downright creepy. This breakdown is everything you need to organize a horror movie marathon of any caliber.You’re welcome.Before we dive into the details, I want to start with my favorite movie of all time, horror or otherwise.My real intro to ho...

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Falling Asleep in 2008, a Playlist

You walk in from a late showing of the Sex in the City movie (You're a Miranda pretending to be a Carrie, it's okay, a lot of us are.) and toss your shutter shades, UGGS, and casual vest in the corner.Falling back into your bed, you slip some earbuds in and decompress from the pressure of filling out Myspace surveys and maintaining your blog. What are you listening to? Sweet Talk by The ...

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How to Get the Most Comfort out of Your Dorm Room

Move-in week is coming up quick for a lot of schools and whether you’re hitting campus for the very first time or heading back for your last semester—your space needs to be perfect.Not only should it express your own interests and hobbies, but it should be conducive to study-sessions, movie nights, and everything in between.Your bed, however, might just be the most important. Sure, it’s n...

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How to Create the Perfect Back-to-School Routine

Didn’t school just get out, like, two months ago?I had a to-do list a mile long, appointments to make, and a summer bucket list we haven’t even begun yet. This just doesn’t seem fair. Being able to start mornings slower, stay in jammies until noon (or later!), have sleepovers on a Tuesday (Because, why not?) and eating ice cream at 10pm while swimming, became a weekly routine at our house, ma...

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