By Samantha Armstrong
Although it doesn’t really feel like Fall, we are SO ready for some comfort food! I’m sure you’re aware that cauliflower is a super versatile veggie that can be made into breadsticks, pizza crust, a mashed potato swap and even “rice.” We decided that this would be the perfect ingredient for this month’s “Seasonal Cooking” post and created some yummy, go-to recipes that will get you into the mood for fall. Even if you’ll be sweating in your kitchen while making them.
Do you dread going to work every day or find yourself losing patience, motivation or momentum? Well, you're not alone!
It's no secret that many millennials with college educations don't end up finding jobs in their field and that could contribute to a feeling of frustration, lack of focus and drive to go above and beyond in the workplace. However, even if you do have a job in your field or are working somewhere that you enjoy, you can still find yourself in a rut.
Each month, we recommend things to read, watch and listen to based on what we've been enjoying lately. Here are our suggestions for September:
Keeping a clean house can be more than just sweeping, mopping and tidying up. There are some things in our homes that we don’t clean enough—or at all—because we don’t know how to or it’s just not obvious to us that we should!
To avoid the extra germs and a nasty surprise when you finally notice what’s really lurking in the bottom of your toothbrush cup, here are some tips on things you should be cleaning and how to do so!
How much time do you spend each day staring at your phone, computer, and/or TV? Really, think about it for a minute.
Okay. Are you cringing, even a little?
We love technology, but we collectively realized that the amount of time we spend on our devices can get a little out of hand, often without us noticing. And like with any habit, a conscious effort is the only way to make change.
Because of this, we challenged ourselves to minimize our screen time for a week earlier this month. We tried to be mindful of our individual habits, choosing our own individualized approaches to reducing screen use.
Read on to see how we did!
Cooking with seasonal produce during the summer is such a breeze! While we love easy recipes using our favorite summer fruits and vegetables, we decided to feature a slightly trickier ingredient this month—the eggplant.
When you get to the age where having a party involves more than just a keg, it can become pretty daunting when you decide to start playing host! The dollars can add up as you figure out food, decorations, drinks and more but you don’t have to break the bank to have a great party if you do a little bit of planning and some DIY skills! Here are some tips on how to throw a party on a budget:
Decorating on a budget is a something that most people are familiar with but doing it effectively and without a lot of elbow grease or frustration is an acquired skill! Recently, my boyfriend and I bought our first home and even though I have decorated every apartment we’ve ever lived in and it’s always been something I liked to do, I was never so in love with what I chose that I let it stick. What I mean is, I’d end up replacing curtains and redoing rooms over and over again and wasting time and money because I never took the time to let it be exactly how I wanted it and relied on trendy impulse buys.
After setting out to change this habit and build a home decor plan that would last throughout the seasons while being pretty solid, I decided to take my time and ended up almost fully decorated a week after moving in (impressive, I know).
Here are a few tips on how to decorate on a budget while creating a quality, beautiful and inspiring space:
Now that summer’s here and in full swing, outdoor get togethers keep popping up on our calendars. The Silver Linings Society ladies collected and tested some awesome recipes that would be crowd pleasers at any barbecue / potluck / event!
On July 5, 2016, we published our first post to the Silver Linings Society blog! What started as a random dinner meeting about an idea that Taylor had for a new project, has turned into an (almost) bi-weekly ritual, reminding other millennials and ourselves that we are not alone!
This year has been filled with photoshoots, cupcakes, brainstorming and a new sense of community and open conversation.
Here is what all of us have to say about how this last year of blogging has impacted us!