Halloween Costumes: Trend Watch

#1 Halloween costumes, 2013 - 2017 (2)

Every year, Halloween gives adults and children alike an opportunity to unleash their creativity, have fun, and delight in all things spooky, creepy and frightening.

I have a personal preference to be something unique each year – usually, I DIY my costumes to fit my preferences and try to go all out (I have tons of fun putting a costume together each year. This year, I was a unicorn). To ensure that I keep my idea fresh, I always check out Google’s Frightgeist, which polls Google costume searches across the U.S. into a numerical ranking. Ever since the tool was created, the costume game was elevated … and hasn’t been the same since.

To celebrate both the Halloween holiday and this frankly ingenious online tool, here are the #1 costumes from the last five years… according to the Interwebs.

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Happy(ier) hour summer cocktail recipes

Its mid-July in Massachusetts: Which means that the temperature outside has (finally) reached sizzling levels. I find that there’s nothing better than cooling off near the pool with a refreshing cocktail and some friends to beat the heat.

But what to make? Sure, there’s lemonade and iced tea, but for those at the right age, something with a slightly extra kick is sometimes appreciated, and helps you relax and enjoy your time not in an office or behind a counter.

There are so many summer cocktail recipes, it’s virtually impossible to try them all in one season. So here are some of my favorites to get you started.

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You’ve gotta be avoca-kidding me!

Summer is one of my favorite seasons.  I’m up early and home late – enjoying the long days and warm sun.

But a major plus (besides the weather, of course) of this season has GOT to be the food. Between BBQs with fresh corn on the cob, lobsters, oysters and steamers, and seasonal faves like watermelon and mangoes, I transport to food heaven for 3 months out of the year.

And as a millennial, I feel like I’m required to enjoy the food of my generation – the avocado.

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Behold: The avocado.

But what’s not to love? They’re relatively inexpensive, filling, healthy and versatile.

So without further ado, I’ve decided to share some of my favorite avocado recipes with you (millennial or no millennial)!

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Gifts that give back: Give charitable gifts this season!

I would like to wish everyone who celebrates a Happy Hanukah this week, and to everyone who is celebrating Christmas—good luck on your final gift hunt! But for anyone who is concerned about giving another mundane gift to their friends, family, or loved ones, fear not! Below is a beautiful variety of gifts that keep on giving! Each one that is purchased supports a greater cause or a charity foundation—be it animals, feeding the hungry, helping the impaired, etcetera. So before you drop $50 on a portable water fountain or on an “as seen on TV” item, why not browse through a selection of gifts that are good for the giver, the receiver, and people in need! Continue reading “Gifts that give back: Give charitable gifts this season!”

Light the Night: The Walk for Leukemia and Lymphoma

Together we can Light The Night! Image from dasfort.com.

As I enter my senior year of college here in Boston, I am so excited at the prospect of graduating. But there has been hardship this year as well. My beautiful cousin Mary Lou recently lost her fight with Leukemia after several months of suffering through painful treatments and lengthy hospital stays, and unfortunately she will not be here to see me graduate. Continue reading “Light the Night: The Walk for Leukemia and Lymphoma”