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My Whole30 is officially wholly complete! I can’t believe I did it, and aside from just a couple beers he had, Jody did it, too! The Whole30 is exactly what it sounds like – a 30-day nutritional program in which you eat nothing but whole foods in the hopes you’ll balance your hormones, reduce inflammation, and reset your relationship with foods. In this post, I’ll list the foods I eliminated, the foods I enjoyed, the benefits I got out of the Whole30, the things I didn’t like about the Whole30, and what this experience has taught me.

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With the popularity of Pinterest still on the rise since launching in 2010, planning a wedding or special event has never been more accessible or imaginative. In fact, in a 2014 study, 70% of Pinterest users had created wedding-centric boards on the platform before even getting engaged. (Thank you, Secret Boards!) Not surprisingly, when it came time to actually planning a wedding, about 50% of Pinners decided they needed to be more realistic when it came time to doing those DIY pins. It’s true, planning a wedding is not easy, and nobody knows that better than an event planner. Shi-Shi Events shares some tips on getting the most out of an event planner and her predictions for wedding trends in 2016.

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Despite the cold temperatures throughout much of the States at this time, you can still get your hands on a lot of wonderful and fresh fruit, like pears, passion fruit, citrus fruit, and one of our favorites, pineapple. An easy and delicious breakfast or a pre- or post- workout snack, this sweet and salty bento will pick you up like a ray of sunshine and offer you almost 10 grams of protein to help keep you energized throughout the day.

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If our personal style is an extension of who we are, I really believe that the decor of your home says a lot about your personality and sense of style, too. Overdyed rugs come in all sorts of colors and saturations, and depending on the hue that’s most you, they aren’t for everyone (or at least not for decorators who gravitate towards neutrals). When I first laid eyes on one of these rugs in a catalog that wasn’t even selling rugs, I set out to learn how I could get my hands on one.

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One of the most important things I’ve learned about eating healthy consistently is always be prepared. Hunger can create a feeling of urgency, and reaching for the easiest and most accessible snack can sabotage a day’s healthy eating (or your whole month if you’re on Whole30). These no-bake bites have saved us in the last couple weeks in between meals, after a workout, or just when we’re craving something sweet but still want to keep it clean.

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Reds are cool, bright, romantic, optimistic. But a little dark romanticism can be pretty magnetic, as well, and that’s exactly what you’ll find in a burgundy lip color. Wearing a bold red or burgundy can turn a bad day good, but its the deeper, darker shade that can also turn a good girl bad.

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