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5 Quick No-Planning Trips

5 Quick easy-planning getaways for a long weekend

If you have a busy schedule, having enough time to take a sizeable vacation seems difficult. But all that means is you have to make the most with the time you have. The next time a long weekend rolls around, don’t spend it at home. Chances are you’re just a… Read more



Week 4 Winner

Creamy Avocado Smoothie Bowl

This winning recipe was submitted by Simi, a resident from Avalon Somerset! Ingredients: Smoothie: 1/2 Avocado 3 tbsp Coconut Milk 2 tbsp Lime Juice 1tbsp Maple Syrup 2 Mint Leaves Ice (as desired) Toppings: Granola Goji Berries Pear Slices Unsweetened Shredded Coconut   Directions: Place all smoothie ingredients in a… Read more



Upcycling Craigslist Furniture

Upcycling Craigslist furniture

Living on a budget can be a challenge, but it’s also actually kind of awesome. When you’re watching every penny, you don’t have the luxury of buying something brand new whenever you need it, so you’re forced to get creative. This where the art of upcycling comes in. Upcycling is… Read more



Tight space

Innovative furniture for small spaces

Ask just about any apartment dweller what they wish they had more of, and many will say “space.” While the cozy confines of a studio might be all the space that some minimalists need, the rest of us are wondering what we can do to maximize the space we have…. Read more