Mary Ellen Pagano

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15 Bullet Journal Hacks That Are Going to Totally Transform Your Life

Type-A perfectionists, prepare to swoon.<p>If you've spent any time on Instagram, you're likely intrigued by (or obsessed with) bullet journals. A combination of a diary, to-do list and planner, a "bujo" organizes just about everything in your life. Get in on the hand-lettering trend by adding these …

10 Brunch Ideas To Get Things Hoppin' This Easter

Why are we pumped for April 16th? No, not just because it happens to be Easter and we love eating egg-shaped candy from pastel-colored wicker …

Why Teachers Say Practicing Mindfulness Is Transforming The Work

Garrison Institute looks a little like Hogwarts. The retreat center is housed in a former monastery amid tranquil green hills overlooking the Hudson …

Mindfulness

Drone Photography Opens New View on Vertical Adventure

<b>Andy Mann’s passion for daredevil climbing and multimedia storytelling is reaching new heights since he began using the Yuneec Typhoon H with Intel</b> …

Drones

Summer Sorbet Recipes That Will Make Your Mouth Water

Tart Cherry Mint Sorbet<p>1 of 9<p>A simple recipe can still satisfy a sophisticated palate. This vegan Tart Cherry Mint Sorbet hits all the right flavor …

Why no food, not even kale, is 'healthy'

Not long ago, I watched a woman set a carton of Land O' Lakes Fat-Free Half-and-Half on the conveyor belt at a supermarket.<p>"Can I ask you why you're buying fat-free half-and-half?" I said. Half-and-half is defined by its fat content: about 10 percent, more than milk, less than cream.<p>"Because it's …

17 Easy Tricks For Anyone Who Cooks Vegetarian Food

And no, this is not just about tofu.

The 6 Books Shark Tank's Daymond John Wants You to Read

Former West Coast Editor<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article originally published on September 26, 2015.</i><p>When Daymond John was in elementary school in Queens, N.Y., he had to read books four times over to retain what they said. Now, at 46, he says he still has to …

Entrepreneurship

How this freelancer made $80,000 in 24 Hours

Freelancer Sean McCabe made $80,000 in 24 hours last week (on March 24, 2014) selling his new online course Learn Lettering.<p>If you’re interested in …

Almond Butter Fudge Recipe

The first time British blogger Ella Woodward, author of the new cookbook <i>Deliciously Ella,</i> made a batch of this gooey, chocolaty, almond butter–spiked …

Dessert

Whipped Cauliflower Recipe

<b>Serves 4 to 6</b><p>Ingredients<p>1 head of cauliflower<p>10 cups of water, for steaming<p>Pinch of sea salt<p>Pinch of freshly ground pepper<p>1 Tbsp. organic, unrefined …

10 Amazing Wedding Cake Alternatives for Your Big Day

Maybe wedding cake isn’t really your thing. Maybe the one you had your heart set on just doesn’t fit into the wedding budget. Whatever the case, it’s time to look for other options. But where do you start? Right here, of course. With brownies, ice cream, waffles and more, these 10 amazing wedding …

Dessert

5 Expert Tips (+ 2 Recipes) for Eating Vegan-ish

As much as the word “diet” makes us cringe, sometimes there’s no denying that there’s a lot of junk we probably should stop putting into our bodies. Just look at what American kids are eating at lunch, or how quickly 2,000 calories can go down at a restaurant. But where to begin when it comes to …

Recipes

10 Pumpkin DIYs That Use Everyday Items

The Ultimate Guide to Roasting Veggies (Free Printable!)

Never sure how long to roast your veggies? Tend to toss everything together and then get frustrated when your broccoli and asparagus are all mushy and your potatoes are barely cooked? Us too, so, helpful gals that we are, we created a printable guide to make all your roasted veggie dreams come true.<p>…

Chemicals

charred cauliflower quesadillas

Last week* I mentioned that we’d been on a big breakfast-for-dinner spree this winter, less out of a noble desire for inexpensive, balanced, …

Recipes

So Glad We’re Buds! How to Make Bud Vases for Your Valentines

Looking for a sweet gift to give to your favorite gals and guys this Valentine’s Day? Tell ‘em how you feel with these adorable DIY bud vases, a lick of spray paint and a personalized message just for them!<p>We merged materials from our Gold Dipped Vases Kit and Paint Pen Vases Kit to make a sweet …

Chemicals

13 Creative First Look Ideas for Your Wedding

Along with helping calm your nerves before the ceremony, a first look is a great way to capture unique, creative wedding photos while your makeup is fresh and excitement is at its peak. Plus, it’s the perfect chance to share a special moment alone, just the two of you. And with most of those …

Weddings

You’ll Want to Wear This Blogger’s Jewelry to All Your Spring Weddings

Rarely if ever do you wear a piece of cocktail jewelry — an intricate statement necklace, a giant cocktail ring — that has the same feel as your delicate pieces. The former’s chunky gems dominate in size and color while the latter’s metallic makeup winks easy elegance. In other words, they’re the …

Jewelry

10 Times Brides Should Definitely Rock a Romper

As a new bride, the next year or so of your life is going to be an exciting, memorable whirlwind of wedding planning and bridal events. From your engagement party to the honeymoon, you’ll be in the spotlight — so it’s important that you look your best!<p>One chic style that we’re loving on newly …

Weddings

Gift Your Favorite Bride-To-Be This Wedding Planning Kit

Help a newly engaged friend get a jump start on her wedding plans with this adorable kit that includes a planner, sticky notes, bridal magazines and more.<p>Read More<p><b>Ready to make?</b> Find out how on STYLE ME Pretty

Weddings

Everything You Need to Know About Going Paleo

There’s no end to advice about eating. Every year there are new diets to try, new promises that are broken and more studies about the apparent benefit of omega 3s or bacon or Chilean Sea Bass or <i>whatever</i>. Luckily, there are also guys like Dr. Anthony Gustin out there. His blog, The Paleo Fix, is an …

Nutrition

12 Unique “Something Blue” Ideas for Your Wedding

Whether you just got engaged or are in the midst of planning, your wedding day “something blue” is a fun addition not to be forgotten. Though it may only seem like a color for the bridal shower or a nautical-themed celebration, it’s definitely a fun “pop” to add to your day… or even to shade in the …

Weddings

This Multifunction Button Is Going to Simplify Your Life

You know those moments when you’re so busy you wish you had an extra hand to reply to a text that you couldn’t get to all day? Or maybe while you’re cleaning around the house and your phone is blasting music <i>waaa</i>y too loud, but you don’t want to touch it with dirty hands? With Qmote, you won’t need …

Home Automation

A "Cupcake" That's Healthier Than Your Morning Muffin

Pumpkin Muffin<p>3.5 tablespoons Coconut Oil<p>Dries<p>1/8 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg<p>1/4 teaspoon Ground Ginger<p>1/8 teaspoon Ground Allspice<p>2 1/2 teaspoon Ground …

The Exercise You Should Do to Wear a Backless Dress

Clothing

9 Cleaners You Can Make Yourself

The key ingredients you need just might be hiding in your pantry.<p>These mix-it-yourself cleaners use environmentally friendly ingredients — like baking soda and vinegar — and are quite inexpensive. If you've run out of your favorite cleaning solution, don't run to the store; try one of these …