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October 11th, 2014 | By | No Comments

Saturday Salute | 20 Minute Stair Workout

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Take the Stairs.
Break up the monotony of your average jaunt by adding in sets of stair sprints. You’ll  get a more dynamic workout, access different muscles, plus, sometimes you’ll grab some killer views from the top.
Need a bit more structure? Say, something that only eats up 20 minutes of your time? Read on for a quick stair workout for the short on time…
(Pictured: Hurley Activewear) (more…)

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October 10th, 2014 | By | No Comments

DIY: Mason Jar Koozie

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The positive of using a mason jar as a mug: you can add a lid and boom, to-go cup. The negative: zero molten hot liquid to metacarpal protection. The solution: no, it’s not going out and buying a gadget to add a handle to your jar (put your money towards something better, say, a new pair of winter boots).  Our solution: a fresh pair of socks. Rather, a single sock. Start with a clean one. Maybe one who has lost its partner. Better yet, a fresh pair. Best yet, this palm tree pair from Stance. Clip off the bottom of the sock, or fold the excess under for a less permanent solution.
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Pictured: Stance Palm Tree Socks

October 4th, 2014 | By | No Comments

Saturday Salute: How To Make Coconut Milk

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Ever add coconut milk to your coffee, only to end your morning with a final swig of chalky white powder. You could only hope that the chalky substance in boxed coconut milk is some form of macerated coco. But flip the box over and read the ingredients. Chances are, the list extends far beyond coconut and water. Instead of ditching coconut milk all together, take 2 minutes (maybe 7 if starting from a whole coconut) and whip up some of the fresh stuff. You’ll end up with a creamier milk (no chalk), sans additives, stabilizers and whatever else was on that boxed variety ingredient list. Add it to cereal, chia seed pudding, and yes, this morning’s coffee. Read on for the how to… (more…)

October 3rd, 2014 | By | No Comments

DIY: Graphic Pocket Tee

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As promised, the third edition of how to give tee graphics a new gig: The Graphic Pocket Tee.
In case you missed number one and two…
* DIY Graphic Clutch
* DIY Graphic Back Pocket

Read on for  instructions on how to  make a DIY Graphic Pocket Tee(more…)