The Best Buttery Cookie Recipe for Valentine’s Day or Any Day

While there are many recipes available for butter cookies, and ways to make them your own ~ including a half dip in melted chocolate, adding chopped pecans or sprinkling with colorful sugar  ~ the buttery flavor and crisp texture always bring us back for more. Plus, mixing, dipping and decorating is such fun to do with your kids or grandkids!

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The Empowering Habits Series: Zero Expectations

What’s interesting is that in a completely different way, having zero expectations serves many of the same purposes as setting intention. It’a all about the situation when we are choosing which empowering habit to employ. As you work more intensely with these empowering habits you will automatically know which one to implement for each situation. Really? Yes. Really.

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Why Hair Care is Like a TV Series

Today I’m waxing poetic about hair and its similarities with series television. Now you might be thinking I’ve lost my mind and what in the wide world could those things have in common? Bear with me and I shall escort you down a path where your luscious locks and your favorite dramas, thrillers and least we forget, comedies, converge in a story of intrigue, laughs, and secrets and lies, with some reality thrown in for good measure.

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4 Top Tips to Showcase Your Hip-storic Home

As you may know, my husband and I live in a 1942 cottage style house in an Atlanta neighborhood established in 1915.  When we were looking at houses in 1993 and drove by this one after work one night I was less than impressed. The brick was painted a creamy white shade with a subtle pink undertone. No. But the exterior element I was solely focused on: the pink and white striped awnings over the windows facing out to the street. I said, with a frowning face and probably a voice full of heartbreak, ‘I don’t want to live in Candy Land.’ My husband, the architect, on the other hand saw nothing but potential and calmly replied, ‘You can’t go by what it looks like now. You have to think about what it can look like.’

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The Family Recipes Series: The Best Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Can you say comfort food? Mac and cheese is easily at the top of the list for go-to feel good dishes that stand the test of time. Most everyone loves this creamy, dreamy side item that can also be a main course by adding animal protein if that’s your thing or veggies such as broccoli and trim-color peppers for your meatless Monday or your meatless everyday!

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J. Crew & thredUP Offer Groundbreaking Resale Program

If you’ve known me for any amount of time or read my stories on The List, you know I’m a big proponent of #rewearrecirculaterepeat. I even have a story about how to best navigate resale sites where I share tips to help you enjoy a positive experience when buying resale items online. While this J. Crew and thredUP collab has been in place for almost a year, I only recently learned about it – and naturally wanted to immediately spread the word. Read on for the specifics on how you can purchase lovingly used J. Crew items and/or earn J. Crew credit selling your own lovingly used items via thredUP.

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4 Go-to Fashion Items for Your Winter Holiday Travels 

A woman in a coat and boots is pulling a suitcase.

I’m serving up multitasking pieces so getting dressed is an after thought  By Laura Carson Miller Are you settling in to a plane, train or automobile this holiday for travel to celebrate with family and friends? If so, sit back as I have some helpful information! First things first – you must have a travel…

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Try a Natural Makeup Look for the Holidays 

A black woman with natural makeup holding a tulip in her hand.

Neutral shades and a light hand showcase your inner glow! By Laura Carson Miller The holidays, with their much anticipated family and social gatherings, fun outfits and oh yeah, endless photo opportunities, are the perfect time to embrace soft and pretty makeup looks. While many people opt for red lips I find red lipstick can…

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