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4 Ways to Embrace the Colors of Fall

By Terri Alpert, Founder and CEO, Uno Alla Volta


Color can have a huge impact on our feelings and behaviors. The fall, with its changing leaves and rich golden hues stir emotions and evoke thoughts of family and tradition. Whether you’re attending a fall festival, gathering around the table with family and friends, or just enjoying the outdoor scenery, the warm colors of fall often make us feel happy, optimistic and energized. Here are four ways to embrace the colors of fall even more:

The Land of Nod: How To Reach That Perfect Dreamy Destination


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Sleep is something we just can’t live without. But considering it is so good for our bodies and minds, why do so many of us struggle to get a perfect night’s rest time after time? Scientists are still unsure exactly why we need to sleep. But they think it is because it gives our bodies and brains time to recover, go over the day and delete the waste. And it makes sense because we all know how groggy we feel after having a bad night’s sleep. 

DIY Warm Ombré Hair for Fall

This post was developed in partnership with Clairol Nice’n Easy, as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.


"I don't always color my hair at home, but when I do I use Clairol Nice 'N Easy."  And I'm not just saying that because I've partnered with them for this post.  I have seriously used Clairol since I was in high school and I've never had a bad experience, which is my reasoning for accepting the #ColorConfidently challenge this month.

The Perfect Vacation Checklist to Help You Avoid Stress Before You Fly Internationally



With the holidays coming up, we know a lot of you will be traveling. The key to stress-free holiday travel is organization. Organizing yourself and your family prior to a vacation is stressful, though.
Here are some chronological tips to making it a little bit easier:

Your Baby Registry: 5 Items You Don't Need

Ultimate Baby Registry Checklist - 5 items you don't need

Registering for baby gifts is so exciting, but can be a little stressful when you have no idea what you need.  As a new parent, you'll most likely be thrown many product suggestions from retailers, friends and family.  You might be tempted to add everything under the sun to your registry, but let me tell you why that is not a good idea.

Tricks to Dining Out as a Family without Breaking the Bank


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Dining out as a family is a fantastic thing to do, both for parents and kids. Some people might say that children don't belong in restaurants. But enjoying a meal out, whether it's fast food or somewhere fancy, is a great way for kids to learn their manners. You can spend time together as a family and have valuable conversations while you eat. It gives parents a chance to have a meal without cooking, and without having to find a babysitter. But dining out when you're on a budget can be a little difficult. If there's four, five or even more of you, your meal can get expensive. However, it's easy to find ways to save.

Encouraging Open-Ended Play with Bunchems Alive




If you have been around long enough to remember my article about open-ended play, you'll know what a big fan I am of toys that encourage kids to use their imagination and express creativity.  The only problem with a lot of crafty-type toys we purchase is that they either get lost, dropped, sucked up into the vacuum, or they dry out.  This leads me to my recent partnership with Bunchems, a brand who was awarded the 2016 Toy of the Year Award in the Activities category.

Turquoise and Gold Jewelry + Rocksbox Promo Code


I just received my first Rocksbox delivery today.  It came with a necklace, a pair of earrings and a bracelet from my online "wish list."  Turquoise is my favorite color and I love accenting my outfits with it.  I'm normally a very minimalistic person when it comes to jewelry, but I'm trying to break out of my comfort zone.

What do you think?  Should I keep all three pieces?

If you would like to try a free month of Rocksbox, use promo code: cristenbff3.