The Perfect Fall Sangria

Bella Breakdown Nothing says holiday season quite like a themed and color-appropriate cocktail. How else will we get through endless hours of small-talk? Drinks. Stressing about all of the shopping and wrapping that needs to be done? Drinks. Need no excuse? Drinks. And with all these cheers, cranberry cocktails and champagne or eggnog get quite redundant after a couple of times. To switch it up, a light and fruity fall sangria will keep you feeling good without getting overly full and keep you feeling social all evening long. The best thing about sangria is you can make a big...

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Building A Charcuterie Board Made Easy

Bella Breakdown Nothing says 2019 hosting like a beautifully designed charcuterie board. Truly just an elevated Lunchable, a well-made charcuterie is a perfect anchor for dinner parties and cocktail hours as it draws a crowd into munch and chitchat. Assembling one can be somewhat daunting though—which crackers should be next to which cheeses, which dried fruits will be accompanying these spiced nuts, and do olives really need to be involved? We’re here to help. For starters, make sure you have a flat (no rounded edges or lips) board is crucial to properly fit everything and prevent falling cured meats....

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Juice For An Immunity Boost

Bella Breakdown With flu season and holiday travels quickly approaching, it’s time to double-down on supporting your immune system. The winter months pose a greater threat of sickness as less sunlight and colder temperatures naturally take a toll on your body’s immunity. Busier schedules with back-to-school, holiday functions, traveling, and shopping increase exposure to illness and basically guarantee a family member being under-the-weather every month. To help prepare, incorporate some of these natural immunity boosters into your diet. I find it best to juice the ingredients to they maintain all their vitamins and are easier to digest, ensuring that...

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Lip Plumping Coffee Scrub

Bella Breakdown Plump lips have been one of the most sought-after beauty standards for decades. Women have tried a myriad of remedies, including snake venom and intense suction, to give themselves the perfect Hollywood pout. Many of these efforts are either incredibly drying, result in bruising, or create an intense burning sensation that lasts for hours. There is a natural remedy that creates instantly fuller lips, and it couldn’t be easier to DIY. This coffee lip-scrub will exfoliate your lips, deeply moisturize, and plump them up without any harmful effects.   What do you need?   Two tablespoons of...

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Cozy Up Your Backyard With This DIY Planter

Fall is officially here. And contrary to some, it means that you can actually spend time outside without melting in the summer heat. In fact, fall is the perfect weather to sit outside and relax with friends and family. And this easy DIY project will ensure that your outdoor space is perfect for entertaining your guests. Every space looks better with plants! This DIY trellis planter is the perfect accessory to any backyard space. You can put in your favorite fall flowers or even some mums to set the stage for the perfect autumn living space. This cheap and...

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