best christmas movies

The Best Christmas Movies

The Best Christmas Movies

Editor

12-19-2018
best christmas movies

We asked our viewers what the best Christmas Movies are. There were a ton of answers and a lot of great movies suggested… So, grab your family, some snacks and the best seat on the couch and get ready to be entertained. Here are the best Christmas Movies of all times (movies listed are family friendly).  

1. Home alone

2. Grinch

3. Elf

4. Love Actually

5. National Lampoon Christmas Vacation

6. Prancer

7. It’s A Wonderful Life

8. Jack Frost

9. Princess Switch

10. The Polar Express

11. Snow Buddies

12. A Christmas Story

13. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

14. Eight Crazy Nights

15. Miracle on 34th Street

16. Deck the halls

17. Nightmare before Christmas

18. Peanuts Christmas

19. Rudolph

20. Frosty the Snow Man

21. One Magic Christmas

22. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

23. How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Best Wine to Bring to a Party

Best Wine to Bring to a Party

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Best Wine to Bring to a Party

Editor

12-10-2018
Best Wine to Bring to a Party

December is usually filled with Holiday Parties.  As a rule of thumb, you should never go to a host’s home empty handed. Wine is a traditional gift to bring, but which one should you bring. Here’s a list of the best wine to bring to a Party and since the Holiday season is a season full of celebrating, we are sticking to the bubbles (not Champaign). All wine listed are under $20.00. 

Here's our list of Best Wines to Bring to a Party

1. Cote de Roses

It is a nice Pink Wine (we won’t say Rosè because it does not advertise itself as one.) The bottle is beautiful and a conversation starter. It is not too sweet or too dry. Fresh and Fruity. 

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“I don’t usually bring a dark wine to a party because reds are known to make people relax and at a party, people are supposed to be celebrating. This wine is highly recognized and the beauty of it is a bonus.” -Ana Editor-In-Chief.

2. Cecilia B Spumante Rosé

This Rosè is dry, with a fruity finish. You can purchase at Trader Joes.

“This is one of my favorites and is under $10.00.” -Ana

3. Pink Party

Rosè with bubbles…how can you go wrong? It is refreshing with “notes of honeydew and cantaloupe” (Bevmo).

“Bevmo usually has the buy 1 get 1 for 5 cents.”- Ana

4. Cuvee 89 Sparkling Rosè

The perfect Rose to bring to a party. This one has hints of Strawberry. You can usually get a good deal at Bevmos.

Wine to print to a party

“This is hands down my favorite Rosè.” -Ana

5. Da Luca Prosecco

Da Luca Prosecco, sparkling wine from Italy. A subtle orange and apricot flavor. A great value because it can be found for around $10.00

“I fell in love with Proseccos when I worked at a Pizzeria in college.” -Ana

6. Mezzacorona’s sparkling wine

60% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Bianco, and 10%. A very light fruity flavor. According to the website: “The bouquet displays rich and intense aromas.. like red apple, pear, white peach and melon, and…pineapple…”

“It is amazing how different Proseccos are. Some are very sweet. This one is not. Very balanced.”- Ana

6. Cecilia Beretta Prosecco Treviso

On the dryer side. Light bubbles for those who do not like champaign. Refreshing and balanced.

Best Wine to Bring to a Party
Top Christmas Gifts 2018

Top Christmas Gifts 2018

Top Christmas Gifts 2018

We asked Instagram what was their Top Request Gifts for 2018 and here are (some) of the responses. Please note that these are Christmas Gifts for Adults.

1. Money

We are not sure why giving money has such a bad rap. It is actually the most requested, because the receiver can do anything that they want with it, rather than having to purchase from a certain store. Let’s be real, most of the “gifts” that we receive for Christmas end up going into the corner or re-gifted. 

“I do not care if it $5.00 or $10.00, sometimes money is the best gift and the most unwasteful.” -Ana Editor-In-Chief.

2. To be around Family

For those who do not live close to their family, this is the season to where the void is felt the most. Help them out by giving them an early Christmas present that will help them travel. Yes it is non-traditional, but worth it. 

“Sometimes the way to be with your family is the best gift.” -Ana

3. To travel

For someone that is looking to give a gift to a travel bug…give them a gift card to an airline, that way they have to use it for traveling. 

“Find out what airline they like to use or what airline goes to the place that is on their list.”- Ana

4. Good Health

For your health enthusiast friend or family member, give them a gift card to a health store or even gift them vitamins.

“Vitamins and health supplements are not cheap. I would love to find multi-vitamins in my stocking.” -Ana

5. More time with my Spouse

For those couples that are super busy, give your significant other a gift card or tickets that includes…you. For example a gift card to a restaurant, tickets to a concert or a couples massage. 

“Tickets to a basketball game is something my husband loves.” -Ana

6. Tickets

Concert tickets to your friend’s or family member’s favorite band, ect. is a great gift. Just make sure you get two; so, they can bring a friend. Also, if you weren’t planning on going with them, then let them know with a note that they can bring whomever they want, that way they do not feel pressured. 

7. A Designer Bag

Louis Vuitton or Vintage Chanel was the most requested Designer brands. There are some places like poshmark where you can find such items. If you can’t afford those items, go on Esty. They have amazing replicas (only if the receiver wouldn’t mind).

8. Drunk Elephant

If you do not know what Drunk Elephant is, it is a skincare line. An instagram cult favorite. Instead of putting up a photo of the products, we will have a gif of two drunk elephants.

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Things Every Bride Should Know Before Her Wedding Day

14 Things that Things Every Bride Should Know Before Her Wedding Day

Things Every Bride Should Know Before Her Wedding Day

When your wedding day comes it’s going to be quick and fast and you are going to want to be prepared. There may be a lot of last minute things that happen that will be out of your control, but the things you can control, you should be prepared for. 

Here's 14 Things Every Bride Should Know Before Her Wedding Day.

1. Don’t be afraid to ask for money instead of a gift registry. I know that this may be frowned upon, but weddings are expensive and if you don’t have money for a honeymoon, this is a great way to fund it.

Now a days, a lot of wedding registry gifts are something we already have or don’t need. Decades ago traditional couples would get married and move into a house together. The wedding registry was a terrific way for them to get things like mixing bowls. Now a days, couples already live together and the necessities are already purchased. 

“Don’t plan your trip counting on wedding money from the honeymoon. It is financially wise to wait to see what funds that you will have (if you are counting on the wedding money) and then plan it according to your budget.” -Ana Editor-In-Chief

2. Wear comfortable shoes.

Even if your feet are not shown, it is tacky to exchange shoes. You will notice it in the picture for later. Just wear comfortable shoes.

“If you are going to wear flats, wear flats the whole night. My shoes were not the prettiest, but they were pretty and the heel was comfortable.” -Ana

3. Make sure you check your undergarments weeks before the wedding.

The correct undergarments can be hard to find. The last thing you want is to look in the mirror and see lines or see through fabric. 

“It took me almost 4 weeks to find the correct undergarments for my dress. Don’t wait until the last minute or the day of to try your undergarments on.”- Ana

4. If you are doing your own makeup, make sure you practice and then take pictures with flash to see what they will look like. If you hire makeup artist, always hire someone that is highly recommended because slow or unqualified makeup artists can make/break your day.

The timing of getting your hair and makeup done is important, especially if your whole makeup bridal party is getting it done too. If you have large bridal party, have all of your bridesmaids bring their foundation, that way the makeup artist do not have skin tone match them. 

“With hair/makeup and photographers, I always advise to use someone that you know or comes highly recommended. Make sure you have at least 3 hair/makeup artist per 5 people. ” -Ana

5. Don’t get a facial right before the wedding.

Get it at least a week prior. You do not want any flare up or allergic reactions to happen for your wedding day. 

“I would never try a facial for the first time right before my wedding. Get one a couple months prior to test it out. .” -Ana

6. Have someone set aside food from the cocktail hour for you to eat.

During your cocktail hour, you will be probably be taking pictures. You might completely miss it; so, have someone bring you food so you don’t go into the reception hungry. The reception you will sit down for a moment before everything starts and you will also be greeting guests. 

“The first 2 hours of the reception goes by fast. That is usually the time the food is served. If you are planning to drink, plan to eat as well. “- Ana

7. Have some with pockets that is responsible, like your dad, brother etc. hold your phone and lipstick.

If your dad is walking you down the isle, his suit coat pockets are the perfect place to stash your essentials during the ceremony. 

8. Assign tasks to people, even if you have a wedding planner.

Delegating is a must for you to enjoy your day. Have someone you trust check on things you may be nervous about.

“I wish I delegated more tasks. I will always be haunted by the 1000’s of flower petals that missed the ceremony floor. “- Ana

9. Pause and take in the day.

They day will go by so fast that everything will be hard to remember. Take in the moment and enjoy what the day actually means. Don’t sweat the small stuff.

“I had about 3 huge mishaps on the day of the wedding that I had to just let go of. I was already tired and stressed that if I decided to make those things the focus of my attention, I would have fell apart and the wedding would have been a disaster “- Ana

10. Accept that the day might not be all about you.

 A lot of people with a lot of different personalities will be there. Do not let anything ruin your day.

11. Let go… if something happens have someone assigned to handle it. Let nothing ruin your day.

Have someone you trust handle all of the things that may come up. At the end of the day, the bride does have to entertain and greet her guest. You need to be front and center, not in the back handeling things. 

12. Make sure you eat before the wedding.

Eat every meal. Do not skip a meal. 

13. Do nothing the day of the wedding.

The only thing that you should plan on doing is arriving at your venue. If you have to go to the salon, make sure you have someone with you that can help you stay on track with time.  

14. Practice moving in your dress.

Have a friend move around in the dress for you to emulate your spouse in your wedding dance. Practice walking around, so you don’t trip the day of. 

First Date Questions

11 First Date Questions

First Date Questions

Here’s 11 first date questions that will help that awkward first 20 minutes and hopefully ease you into a useful conversation. 

1. What was the highlight of your day?

You don’t have to ask it just like this, but asking a precise question can lead to more of a direct answer instead of an open ended questions like “How was your Day?”- which a shy person may just answer “Good” or “It was okay”.

2. Tell me about your closest friends?

This is a great questions that will open up the topic of family and friends.

3. Have you been to any good restaurants recently?

You can learn a bit about their lifestyle habits and what type of food that they might be into. 

4. Are you watching any good movies or TV shows?

If they don’t enjoy the Cinema or TV, you can ask the next question…

5. Are you more of an indoors or outdoors person?

Maybe the next date idea?

6. What pets have you had?

Pet’s are a big part of certain people lives. It’s important to learn about their furry best friend. 

7. Are you a morning person or a night owl?

Here you can tell a little about their lifestyle habits.

8. What did you do last summer?

Could lead to more questions about favorite places to vacation

9. What are people often surprised to learn about you?

A question that can lead to vulnerability and openness. 

10. What’s your favorite holiday?

You can tell if birthdays are important to them or family oriented holidays. 

11. What habit do you wish you could start?

This is a question that many people do not ask. May lead to a conversation about future goals and dreams.

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Life Hacks

Real Life Hacks That You Will Actually Use

Life Hacks

Need some great Life Hacks tips that will save you time and money?

Here are  11 Real Life Hacks That You Will Actually Use.

1. Take a picture of your refrigerator and you will never forget anything at the grocery store again.

Now you don’t have an excuse to forget anything. 

2. Turn on your seat warmer to keep takeout warm.

Now you can use seat warmers year around. 

3. If you can’t find a USB charger in your hotel room, or you don’t have enough in your house, use the back of your TV.

The USB saves the day!

4. Switch Your Phone to Airplane Mode to charge it and it will charge super fast.

The hardest part is staying offline. 

5. Cool a warm beverage quickly by wrapping it with a paper towel and then putting it in the fridge. It will cool much faster.

It will cool at super speed.

6. Add baking soda to boiled eggs to remove shells easier.

Nothing worse than trying to make Deviled Eggs for a party and the eggs peel terribly. 

7. Keep your cables and power cords organized by labeling them with bread clips.

Finally a use for those little things!

8. If your butter is too cold to spread, use a cheese grater.

Because if you melt the butter it ruins it!

9. Command hooks are also handy for making sure your garbage bag doesn't slip down into the can.

A great way to re-use old command hooks from Christmas.

10. Don't want to wait by the oven to see when your food is finished cooking? Place a phone in front of the oven and keep an eye on your food via camera.

Technology for the win!

11. Dollar shot liquor bottles are the perfect size for salad dressing on the go.

You just might have a little explaining to do.

Ariana Grande

Critics say Ariana Grande’s funeral attire was disrespectful and We are not here for it

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Critics say Ariana Grande's Funeral Attire was Disrespectful and We are Not Here for it.

The Editors

09-03-2018
Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande wore a little black dress to Aretha Franklin’s Funeral and Critics are ripping apart this young woman for her attire. 

We are disappointed to report that in 2018, people are picking apart and commenting on Ariana Grande’s attire at Aretha Franklin’s funeral. The controversy sparked shortly after the “controversial grab” by Aretha Franklin’s Funeral Bishop.

Coincidence? We think not.

What Ariana wore was an above the knee black dress and black stilettos. Critics are saying that this was inappropriate and disrespectful to wear to a funeral. We are guessing that Ariana didn’t read the Funeral Handbook (apparently there is one). 

The headlines for this outrage have included the word funeral not church, but if the funeral was not held in a traditional church, would there be this much controversy? Are people hiding behind religion to chastise and judge her? Where is this “appropriateness” coming from?

In their defense, in many traditional churches women were historically not allowed behind the podium; so, I suppose we should be thankful that in 2018 a Woman was allowed to stand on the stage at all. 

Now we are not sure why there was a late uproar over her attire. Maybe it was to produce an excuse for the demeaning way that the Bishop inappropriately grabbed her (there’s no excuse for him grabbing her and holding her) or the other looks that some of these men were giving this 25-year-old.

This is the old shaming the victim routine and we are not here for it.

So if you thought we have come far in Feminism Land, think again.

We have a lot of work to do. 

How to get over an Ex

How to get over an Ex

Asking Ana

The Millennial Relationship Guru

08-03-2018

Breakups can seem like the hardest thing that you will ever deal with.

We can usually see it happening, but sometimes nothing can prepare us for the void that we may feel afterwards. Sometimes the process of how to get over an ex, can seem like a long and painful one.

Here are healthy ways to began the healing process and cope with a breakup.

How to get over an Ex

1. Get support from your support system

Family and Friends are necessary in a time like this. You need to surround yourself with people that sincerely care about you. Use this time to catch up with your little brother or take that girls trip that you have been putting off because you were in a relationship. Have lunch with your mom or dad. Fill your void with love.

2. Listen to sad love songs

We psychologically find comfort when we realize that we are not alone. Love songs can remind us that we are not the only one having these problems. Listen to sad love songs, but keep a mix of empowerment songs within your love songs. 

3. Start a hobby

You know those walls you never painted? Those scrapbooks you never filled. Maybe that yoga or martial arts class that you put off because you didn’t have the time? Become active and more social.

4. Start a journal

Writing can be the best therapy. Get a blank journal and began to write. Write about your relationship and the mistakes that were taken place. Write about what you would do in future relationships. Writing allows us to step back revaluate things. It can also provide another perspective.

5. Hang out with single people

 If you haven’t hung around single people in a while, then begin to hang out with singles in a group setting. This will make the transition easier. 

6. Give yourself time to process your feelings

Time does heal. Let yourself process your relationship and breakup. Begin to purge items that are reminders. You might also need to separate your social life from theirs by deleting them from social media and avoiding the places they frequent.

7. Speak to some professionally

If you have built a life with someone and planned on spending all of your years with this individual, it is perfectly normal to feel lost. If you feel lost, speak to someone. It helps.

Inspirational Quotes

Inspirational Quotes that We love

Inspirational Quotes to brighten your day

You only fail if you stop Inspirational Quote

You only fail if you stop.

Remember to keep on going. Redefine the word failure.

Self Love is important Inspirational Quote

Self Love is important.

You have to take care of yourself before you can take others. Dont confuse self love with selfishness, but do remember you have to be a little selfish to make sure you are taking care of yourself. 

Inspirational Quotes

Live like no one is watching

Sing as if no one is listening

Love like you’ve never been hurt

Inspirational Quotes

Living out of my imagination not my History

Don’t let your history hold you back from being the success story that you know that you are. 

Inspirational Quotes

I believe in Love: Inspirational Quote

Inspirational Quotes

We all deserve Love

Inspire others by spreading Love throughout the World. 

Inspirational Quotes

Everything I’ve never done, I want to do with you. And only you. You are my inspiration.

Need a little inspiration or want to inspire other’s with these inspirational quotes? Make sure to social share and spread the inspiration.

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9 Things that are Normal in relationships

9 Things that are Normal in Relationships

That People think are Abnormal

9 Things that are Normal in relationships

Here are 9 Things that are Normal in Relationships that People think are Abnormal, but are completely normal in healthy relationships. 

“When I first met my husband, I tried to be the perfect person for him. In doing that I stopped being myself and focused solely on just pleasing him. I didn’t realize that the conflict that I ran from, was normal in relationships. I didn’t realized that I was emulating the traditional relationship that I saw in my childhood. Once I let go of trying to obtain perfection we organically grew closer.”

  1. Feeling annoyed with your partner

You are two different people with different likes and interest; of course you will get annoyed. Annoyance is an emotion that offers room for growth. If you get annoyed with something your partner does, it opens the door for a discussion and within that discussion, you and your partner can get closer and learn more about each other. Indifference is the emotion that should be worrisome.

2. Not feeling lovey dovey all the time

Unfortunately, real life happens and the honeymoon phase usually fades with time, but always working on the passion and creating a strong bond builds upon your Chemistry. Chemistry and compatibility are more important than Passion.

3. Needing personal space

As the years go by, we as individuals grow. Knowing who you are is important for a healthy relationship. That allows you to know your standards, what you will accept, your morals, etc. Personal time allows you to focus on you without having to appease someone else.

4. Feeling Bored

It is easy to fall into a rut and be bored by the everyday routine. Recognizing this is half the battle; the other half is implementing things get out of that rut. Both parties have to be willing to shake it up and try new things.

*Try cost efficient things like having a Netflix night or purchasing a MoviePass.

5. Arguments

There’s nothing wrong with arguing, if you do it respectfully. When you have two different individuals from two different backgrounds, of course there will be differences. Arguing resolves conflict and as long as you respectfully argue and know how to resolve an argument by coming to a compromise.

6. Over-Sharing your Bathroom Experience

Pooping, peeing, doing other gross grooming is common with couples. If it begins to get in the way of sexy time, make sure you close the bathroom door or try to do those things when you have privacy.

7. Things not being 50/50

A 50/50 relationship means that each individual is participating and giving the same amount of their selves for fairness. This is unrealistic. There will be times where each individual will have to pitch in certain areas more than the other due to circumstance or wellbeing. As long as you are not taking advantage of your significant other and you both have an understanding.

8. Being Wrong

Perfection is something that is unattainable; so, of course you will be wrong at some point. That is okay. You are human and allowed room for error and growth.

9. Not Being perfect

This goes hand in hand with being wrong. You don’t have to be the perfect spouse and that is okay. Not being perfect allows you to express yourself and make mistakes that you can grow from.