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never see junk mail in your email inbox again (video)

Here’s something crazy: 183 billion emails are sent and received each day. Thankfully, all 183 billion aren’t landing in your inbox, but some days it can feel like they are. Some of it is unavoidable and needs to be dealt with. Some of it can even be enjoyable. But we’re guessing that there’s a good […]

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5 ways pets improve our homes and lives

One of the first things my husband and I did after our honeymoon was adopt a chubby little 8-week old mutt from a local shelter (she was born at the shelter because her mom was dropped off pregnant – how sad!). Her name is Emmylou and I’ll be inserting photos of her throughout this post. […]

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4 Do’s & Don’ts for getting better sleep

It’s a commonly known fact that adults between 19-55 years old need about 8 hours of sleep every night. It’s less known that sleep deprivation causes 20% of all car accidents, increases chance of depression ten-fold, and is even correlated to weight gain (source). But regardless of all the facts and figures, we know deep […]

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Trying too hard to impress others

Simplicity. It’s a word that, these days, seems aspirational rather than common. But why? Does life get complicated because people and things around us make it complicated, or does life get complicated because we make it so? As with most things, it’s a mix of both but today I thought I’d talk about the ‘self’ side […]

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saving space (and more) with a paperless lifestyle

We’re kicking off today by talking about how to save space by going paperless. This post isn’t the end-all-be-all of going paperless (we’d need to write a whole lot more than one blog if it we wanted to create that) but if you haven’t considered going paperless before, this is a good jumping off post […]

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summer clutter and our emotional attachment to it

Friends, as much as we might hate to admit it, summer is coming to a close. While that statement is less of a deal when you live in sunny Los Angeles, acknowledging little milestones during the year is also a good opportunity to take an inventory of your stuff and declutter. We use that word — […]

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music is a helluva motivator

For those of you with a keen eye or a fantastic memory, you might have known that the topic of this post also happens to be one of our core beliefs at Bneato Bar. Aside from those really cheesy awesome workout instructors, there’s nothing better than a good set of tunes to get your feet moving […]

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the one big idea to save your sanity when planning a wedding

A few weeks ago, I was taking a trip to the East Coast for a friend’s wedding. My husband and I landed in Boston and we carpooled to a lovely resort in Vermont with another couple – let’s call them Peter and Mary – who are dear friends of ours. The drive to Vermont was […]

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DIY, renting & buying – save time designing your wedding

DIY weddings have become very popular over the last few years in response to the rising costs and also in thanks to the special knowledge-sharing power of Pinterest. As a recent budget bride myself and someone who considers herself rather crafty, going DIY was very appealing. However, I learned that maintaining sanity while working with my family […]

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saving time with shared living

When you move in with someone new, the natural focus is on your physical space and how this new person will affect it. I realized this when I first moved in with my husband and my most immediate concern was how we were going to manage displaying all of his North Carolina Basketball fan paraphernalia amongst […]

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