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3 Ways I’m Living A Happier Guilt-Free Life

The start of a new year makes it easy to get swept up in the wave of sometimes aggressive, unrealistic resolution-setting. While I try hard not to get caught in the wave, I’ve had varying degrees of success over the years, until this year. Instead, I’ve opted to spend my time trying to live my best life, unhindered by guilt and BS. To accomplish this…

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what are housewarming gifts people will like and use
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Housewarming Gifts They’ll Like and Use

I pride myself on being a unique and astute gift giver. But it’s hard to think of something new to mark each giving occasion. As a result I’ve collected my tips for successful housewarming gifts over the years. With buying a home being one of the pillars of young adulthood, it should be thoughtfully acknowledged as such. Get your loved ones something they actually want and will…

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Lulu’s Local Eatery: A Gem in St. Louis

Nothing speaks higher to your values than where you choose to spend your money. One place that reflects a number of values I hold dear is Lulu’s Local Eatery in South City St. Louis. They focus on sustainability by utilizing compostable materials, minimizing waste, and sourcing food from local farmers. Both a food truck and restaurant, Lulu’s serves fresh eats with local and organic ingredients…

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La Provence: A Taste of France in Beaverton Oregon

I am one of those restaurant goers who likes to find something different, out of the way, not the usual fare. In order to find these “pearls” when traveling, I rely on various sources; locals who are willing to share their favorite eateries, hotel concierges, newspapers, internet (of course), and family members. On a recent trip to Portland, Oregon to visit family, my dear sister-in-law…

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is kula bistro on maui worth the drive to eat
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Kula Bistro: A Charming Pearl On Maui

Last week, my husband and I headed to Maui, Hawaii for the sole purpose of checking out the island cuisine. With an amazing variety of food on the island, we wanted to find and enjoy the pearls. But, not just any pearls. We wanted those out of the way places not on the tour maps and full of local flavor. Happily, we found Kula Bistro….

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Favorite Montecito Santa Barbara Restaurants

My husband and I love the Santa Barbara area, especially Montecito. So much so that we almost bought a house there a few years back. While that didn’t happen, we still try to get there for a little escape whenever we can. And, when we do, our favorite things to do are shopping, eating, and wine tasting. This past visit, we were lucky to get…

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is dante ristorante pizzeria a good restaurant in omaha
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Summertime at Dante Ristorante Pizzeria in Omaha

Dante is Omaha’s leading Italian restaurant that focuses on sustainability. We recently had the opportunity to visit Dante Ristorante Pizzeria in Omaha to taste some of the seasonal fresh dishes created by Owner/Chef Nick Strawhecker and his team. We enjoyed our dinner with a wine pairing from Dante’s Adam Weber, Sommelier, IWP. The Place and People at Dante Ristorante Pizzeria Dante Ristorante specializes in authentic wood-fired…

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does the ford ecosport have both green and luxury features
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The Ford EcoSport – Driving Green In Luxury

There are two words I love in any car I drive and luckily, both are easier to find together in today’s world; environmentally-friendly and luxurious. It has always seemed that in order to be more green and have less impact on the planet, you had to give up luxuries and pay more. This included size, comfy seats, drive distance, vehicle luxuries, and so much more. Then,…

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what are some easy to implement going green travel tips
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Going Green Travel Tips Everyone Can Do

While we love to travel every chance we get, we do think about what damage we inflict on the environment at the same time. From energy use in transportation to all of the disposable products to food we waste, it’s hard not to have a negative impact. But, it doesn’t have to be that way. There are a few easy things you can do to…

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