Affordable R&R: Relaxing Staycation Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank

Budget-Friendly Summer Staycation Inspiration There are many reasons we choose not to go on vacations. Of course, we enjoy the relaxation and pampering. However, the financial stress, the thought of traveling with children, and the hassle of traveling in general are often deterrents for people. However, there are many ways that are more affordable and have fewer hassles that allow you to still have a great time! Visit friends or family. Taking out the cost of a hotel, as well as some meals is a huge money saver.  If your relatives have kids the same age as your own,...

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5 Things You Never Knew About ‘Love Actually’

Bella Breakdown In honor of this cinematic masterpiece, here are just a few fun facts about ‘Love Actually that you might not have known, even if you have watched it a million times. 1 The opening and closing scenes feature real people reuniting with their loved ones at the airport. 2 Andrew Lincoln wrote all of his signs for the scene where his character professes his love to Juliet. 3 The lake where Jamie and Aurelia jumped in to save his writing is actually only 18 inches deep. 4 Emma Thompson wore a fat suit for the film. 5...

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Show Yourself a Little Love: Ways to Rejuvenate Your Life This Year

Bella Breakdown Doesn’t a face mask and a hike sound good right now? Start your year off right with some tips that will help ease your mind, body, and soul. R29’s Lucie Fink is starting her year off with five days of rejuvenation. #1 On day 1 she got a facial. Liquid microdermabrasion stimulates collagen production while removing dead skin cells. This is a great way to make your skin glow. #2 On day 2, Lucie discovered Binaural Beats on YouTube. This is a great way to rejuvenate your brain. One frequency of music goes into each ear, combining...

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Our Top Picks from Goop’s Crazy, Sexy, Cool Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Bella Breakdown In search of a unique Valentine’s Day present? Goop has you covered. 1. Blonde/Brunette denim jackets retail for $179 each. Let your preference be known with these stylish jackets.   2. Artemare Puglia Cabana Longboard retails for $495. This is a great gift for someone active or adventurous.   3. Jennifer Meyer XO necklace retails for $550. Make a statement with this pretty piece of bling.   4. Goop Medicine Bag retails for $85. The special person in your life will always think of you when they are traveling.   5. Shinola the Runwell Turntable retails for...

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Romantic DIY Mini Dates

Bella Breakdown Before we had children, my husband and I used to have weekly date nights. However, once we had kids, we were so tired and money became a priority to go toward “kid stuff” (and did I mention that we were so tired), that those times became few and far between. However, since our three kids are a little older and everyone sleeps through the night, we are always trying to find ways to get out and do something together without too much effort and without breaking the bank. Finding a reliable sitter is the first thing you...

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10 Celebrity Splits That Shocked Us In 2016

Bella Breakdown Take a look back at some of the biggest celebrity splits of 2016, from Brad Pitt and Angelina to Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney to Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris. #1 Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney split after five years together. We are hoping they work it out! #2 Demi Lovato and Wilmer Valderrama split after six years together. Sadly, we didn’t see this one coming at all. #3 Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris split after a year and a half together. Clearly, she’s moved on, right? #4 Johnny Depp and Amber Heard split after one year...

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