The Best Not-So-Ugly Holiday Sweaters

Bella Breakdown Let’s all be honest with each other here: no one actually wants to look “ugly” at the ugly holiday sweater party. You want to look festive with a side dish of tacky, effortlessly comfortable and yet still put together enough to feel confident telling those over-embellished stories about work and life to make your year sound superior. Whether your sweater style is pop-culture oriented, a vintage classic, or shamelessly much higher on the cute axis than ugly on the Holiday Sweater Functionality graph (mapping out cuteness and “ugliness” in quadrants to find the most functional sweater option)...

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This Tennessee Glampsite Is The Perfect Fall Getaway

Bella Breakdown Nothing says fall quite like camping. Flannels, bonfires, s’mores, and being in the great outdoors… well, at least that’s some people’s perfect version of fall. For others, the idea of a weekend out camping sounds more painful than peaceful. For those of us that like our Postmates and plush robes and that don’t exactly get excited about the idea of being covered in bug bites, we enter the world of glamping. Glamping allows for all the coziness and nature-admiration that camping brings without giving up the comfort of real amenities and security. If you’re looking to give...

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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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Self-Care Tips For Parents

Bella Breakdown It’s a well-known truth: parents have little free-time. When raising children, something happens to your psyche that allows you to function on little-to-no sleep, a diet of juice, mac and cheese, and frozen chicken fingers, listening to the same Disney song on loop 63 times, and still put the needs of your child above your own. It’s partially incredible human instinct, and definitely part supernatural. During the holidays, this already-little free-time tends to decrease even more as open hours are spent shopping, wrapping, baking, and attending parties you don’t want to go to. But to keep spirits...

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The Best Gifts For Your Fit Friend

Bella Breakdown Finding the perfect gift for people is so satisfying… and difficult. Some of the easiest go-to’s are candies, baked goods, and wine which may be heavily appreciated by some (me) but perhaps less appreciated by your more health-conscious friends. Fitness gurus and health aficionados may be sick of the gift of leggings and workout bands though and hoping for some other items this year. You’ll be their favorite person if you ditch the shaker bottles for some of these awesome gifts. The best part? Anyone will appreciate the gift of a more wellness-focused 2020 so stock up...

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