Midland’s Cameron Duddy and Harper Smith’s Texas House Tour

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The best remodels comprise a few essentials: a transformative before and after, no shortage of setbacks turned design epiphanies, and of course, a story. It’s a narrative born through an intensive creative process—one that’s shaped organically through intention and a collaborative approach. For Midland guitarist Cameron Duddy and wife Harper Smith, an accomplished fashion lifestyle photographer, it was evident from the beginning of their Dripping Springs, Texas top-to-bottom remodel: they wouldn’t be afraid to have a little fun. Alongside that, a complete dismissal of convention. (After all, innovation only happens…

12 of the Best Trader Joe’s Frozen Food Finds

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So many hyped-up products to try, so little time. In this era of inflation where even eggs are considered a luxury good, it can be overwhelming to navigate the wide world of stuff. From wellness buys to seasonal treats to candles worth the splurge, it’s important that our hard-earned dollars go toward things (and experiences) that pay satisfying, mood-boosting dividends. When it comes to what I eat—and how I budget out my grocery list—items I can store for months in the freezer are an absolute godsend. And as the best Trader Joe’s frozen food proves,…

15 Healthy Pantry Staples a Nutritionist Always Has on Hand

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In my book, efficient cooking reigns supreme. Life is full, after all. When I’m not at my keyboard—or tending to everyday household tasks—I’d rather be lightening my mental load. But as a mother and entrepreneur, what’s the secret sauce? Say hello to healthy pantry staples. That’s right. Whether you live solo or have multiple mouths to feed, a well-stocked pantry is the gift that keeps on giving. It’s time to add more nutrients to your meals (and do it with ease). This guide has it all: a Nutrition Consultant’s must-have pantry…

A Derm’s Top Treatment Tips

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We may receive a portion of sales if you purchase a product through a link in this article. “Don’t get lasers if you have dark skin.” For too long, I was scared away from medspas by this common myth. You, like me, might have heard the horror stories of permanent scarring and post-treatment hyperpigmentation. I imagined going in for a simple laser facial and becoming a candidate for the show Botched. As a result, I stayed away from all things lasers, needles, and chemicals. But you can only get so…

A Nutritionist Breaks Down These Top TikTok Health Trends

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We have TikTok to thank for so much. It’s an accessible outlet to promote creative and identity-based expression, recipes that got us through the darkest days of the pandemic, and of course, many a trend to keep us engaged and exploring new things on the daily. But when it comes to TikTok health trends, hopefully by this point, we know to pause before proceeding. That’s because health hacks—as magical as they may seem on camera—are often made popular by people who can’t claim to be an expert on the topic…

18 Delicious Grain-Free Recipes to Boost Gut Health

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You heard it here first—gut health is hot. And though there’s certainly no “one size fits all” path to a healthy gut, many people (self included) are discovering that there is a major link between a grain-free diet and gut health. I know: you might be throwing up your hands saying “But I thought we were supposed to be eating “healthy whole grains?” Well, hate to break it to you, but the world of nutrition recommendations can be confusing annd often require some level of trial and error to discover…

What to Know Before Splurging

Isabelle Eyman red light therapy mask.

We may receive a portion of sales if you purchase a product through a link in this article. If you’ve been the victim of more than a few Instagram jump scares from visuals of skincare girlies winding down with a bionic-looking face mask, you know exactly what this article is about. (And if you’re out of the loop, prepare to go down an exciting beauty tech rabbit hole.) Yes, I too am one of those women who now considers herself the proud owner of a red light therapy mask. But…

Spicy Turkish Eggs Breakfast Bowl

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For years, I’ve lived as a self-proclaimed Non-Breakfast Person. Often, I wouldn’t eat my first meal until the point of late-morning hangriness—you know the vibe. I’d scarf down the first thing I could find in a desperate attempt at satiation. But! I have since made a complete 180, and I can safely say: I’m fully on team breakfast. Maybe it’s the appeal of romanticizing a slow morning of matcha and a plentiful AM meal, but now there’s nothing I love more than sitting in my kitchen indulging in the deliciousness…

How to Organize Your Family Calendar for a Harmonious Week

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When my husband and I started to get serious, we went to couples therapy to work on our communication skills. Several of our miscommunications resulted from a need for better scheduling. Our therapist’s simple solution was to start sharing a calendar. So small yet so effective. Now, fast forward to the present day: two kids, more responsibilities, and countless events and extracurriculars. It’s no surprise I was feeling the same frustration from before. Our schedules now included two more people, and I felt that I’d been shouldering the bulk of…

33 Easy Muffin Recipes You’ll Love to Wake Up To

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While I’ve been working on becoming more of a morning person, elaborate plates of French toast or pans of cinnamon rolls still don’t fit into the average weekday schedule. (If you’ve figured out how to make it work, let me know.) I tend to lean more toward quick options with plenty of leftovers, making it easy to find a quick bite in the following days. In the category of quick and easy, muffin recipes have always been one of my top-tier options for grab-and-go breakfasts or afternoon snacks. 33 Muffin…