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Unplugging From Digital Life

the magic of unplugging from your digital life

What do you do first thing in the morning? Stretch like a ballerina? Open your blinds and look up at that fresh new sunlight? Sing a song to the birds? Let’s get real, most of us do the same thing first thing in the morning. We reach over to our bedside table, grab our phones, […]

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Bneato Bar Computer Screen

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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TSApre

stress free, with TSA pre

If you’ve traveled regularly or seen the film Up In the Air, your intimately familiar with the trials and tribulations of the frequent flyer. Long lines at customs and airport security are like the traffic on the 405. For the most part, no matter who you are or where you’re going, if you’re stuck, you’re […]

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balance

creating balance by scheduling your to-do list

With summer’s end rapidly approaching, and one more holiday on the horizon, I’d like to take this opportunity to talk about creating balance by scheduling your to-do list. Whether you’re a go-getter, always on the move, or more low-key, and home bound, it’s quite common to get overwhelmed this time of year. With kids rushing […]

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Mementos

mementos: 6 ways to deal with them right now

memento |məˈmenˌtō|noun (pl. mementos or mementoes) an object kept as a reminder or souvenir of a person or event: you can purchase a memento of your visit. The definition of memento gives us an important reminder–if you can’t actually remember what the souvenir was from or what it was supposed to represent, by all means–donate it. But […]

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time

time management in a digital world

I’m one of those people that is really good at managing their time. I chalk it up to the fact that during my childhood, my mom was never late to anything. Ever. If anything, we were always early to events. I was that kid that got to school earlier than my teacher and would be […]

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vintage summer

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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SummerTravelTips

unpacking from a summer of travel

I hope for all of you that a summer of traveling meant long, luxurious days basking in the sun on a remote island, sipping martinis while being massaged by Ryan Gossling. For most of us however, the marker for a great summer vacay is everyone home in one piece. You’ve battled the security lines and […]

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my productivity boosting morning routine

Where did this day go? Why is my to-do list longer?? I’ve been meaning to finish this project for days! Why can I not get anything accomplished today?  If any of this sounds familiar, you’re definitely not alone! I’ve spend so many days frustrated at my failed attempts at checking items off my to-do list. With […]

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music as motivator

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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ActiveFileFolders

your office won’t survive without this…

Imagine your home and office with only clear desktops and counters, and NO paper piles gathering dust. Doesn’t that sound marvelous? Sure, most of us have a filing cabinet of some sort where we archive long-term paperwork, but what about fresh off the press items? Mail, bills, memos, ongoing projects… there is a lot of paperwork to juggle on […]

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TrafficJam

bring it on August!

For the most part, each month goes quicker than the last (which is apparently what happens as you get older). But sometimes life seems to stand still. Some easy examples are sitting in Los Angeles traffic or waiting at the doctor’s office. In those moments, there is so much anxiety about what is not happening (like […]

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Prepping Your Car For Peace of Mind

Here in Los Angeles we spend a lot of time in our cars. With Angelino’s spending an average of 60 hours a year in their car, these little automotive machines have become our second homes. During traffic jams or between appointments, my car has seen a whole lot of meals, dance parties and naps. With […]

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Garage

what’s your garage mantra?

Ah. The garage. I like to think of the garage as one big closet (at least in Los Angeles). You see, it’s rare that folks in SoCal use their garage to park their car. I like to think that it’s because the weather is fabulous most of the year so our automobiles don’t need the extra […]

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getting time back from your commute

It’s pretty unanimous that a long commute to and from work is no fun, BUT did you know it actually can negatively affect your health and wellness? On average, Americans travel a total of 50 minutes a day to and from work, which is more than 200 hours a year!! This got me thinking. What could I accomplish in 200 hours? […]

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wedding diy

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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weddingregistry

the great wedding debate: where and what to register for

Until I got engaged, I had no idea how much pressure there was around the couples wedding registry. First of all, you have to actually think about where you’re going to register (yes, this is very important). Believe me, there are entire blog posts devoted to telling the bride and groom where not to register. […]

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wedding time

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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Kitchen

roommates: making it work when sharing a kitchen

I’ve always had a roommate. Regardless of with whom I’ve lived, I’ve noticed that there is one thing that holds true: the kitchen is the hotspot. By hotspot, I don’t mean a trendy, overpriced bar that everyone goes to only to leave unsatisfied and penniless two hours later. Nope, I’m talking about the hotspot for clutter, […]

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SharingCloset

how to share a closet with your main squeeze

I can remember being pretty stoked when Adam (my beau) wanted to move in together. I was excited to say goodbye to roommates and hello to my soul mate. Not that my roommate wasn’t great but it’s just different. With Adam, I get to share everything, walk around the house in the buff (if I want) […]

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saving time cohabiting

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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moving with brains

helping your friends move with brawn AND brains

The internet holds no shortage of tips & lists to manage a move for your own apartment or house, but statistically speaking, it’s more likely you know more people who need an extra set of hands then you find yourself packing up your own life. Offering to help a friend or family member move is […]

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Moving

moving is hot…

Summer moves are a hot, HOT business - in both popularity and temperature. To help you fight the crowds, the heat, and the potential insanity of your summer move, here are a few ideas that will put a bit of ease in your schedule, space in your budget and peace in your mind. Easy Scheduling: Don’t underestimate the […]

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bootcamp

thank you speech

You guys. I don’t even know where to begin. This past year has been such a ride and in the words of The Carpenters, “We’ve only just begun.” This time last year, I was just getting back from the most amazing Nicaraguan vacation and Bneato Bar was in its infancy. I remember fondly brainstorming ideas with […]

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meet the Bneato Bar Crew

We want to bring you information that you can apply immediately in your life. There’s no building up to level five-hundred and sixteen, Candy Crush style. You can start anywhere, because our goal is to get you started. Our Bneato Bar Crew is here to motivate and inspire you. In the words of Billy Ocean, […]

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