Say goodbye to food waste with these stylish storage options
When you walk into the pantry at Ree Drummond’s guesthouse, The Lodge, one of the first things you see is her pantry—with a full wall of amazing food storage containers. As you can imagine, Ree likes to keep a lot of ingredients on hand for her show, so she’s found ways to expertly (and stylishly) store them. She’s also got a fridge packed with leftovers…don’t you want to move in?
But there are even more reasons to love storage containers besides sending home leftovers and packing school lunches. These containers are also such a great way to prep a week’s worth of meals ahead of time—meaning they’re the perfect accompaniment to those healthy eating resolutions of yours. And the best way to ensure you’ll stick to your goals is to splurge on a brand-new set you know you’ll use and love! Plus, can you really ever have too many storage containers for optimal pantry organization purposes? Of course not.
Below is a shoppable list of the prettiest, most versatile, and hardest working food storage containers out there. For those short on cabinet space, there are a bunch that nest to save room. For parents, there are lots of cute options for kids that are perfect for packing an enviable lunchbox. And of course, Ree has a few floral storage pieces of her own that can brighten up any fridge or countertop. Scroll down to see just how many awesome picks are in store.
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The Pioneer Woman Dazzling Dahlias Storage Containers
Ree’s Dazzling Dahlia pattern carries over onto this cute six-piece set that looks pretty enough to serve out of too.
The holiday season is almost upon us—which means it’s time to lug your Christmas tree decorations out from the attic and get to work!
Many people have a favorite topper that they take out year after year: Maybe it’s a family heirloom or just the best Christmas tree topper in their collection.
But if your topper is looking a bit raggedy or you’re just ready for a change, you’re going to have no trouble finding a fun new piece in this list. There’s something special about a classic design like a star or angel, and there are some beautiful options here if that’s what you love (think: mercury glass, birchwood, and faux candy).
If you’re looking for something a little different, there’s also a whole world of options out there that you might not expect. Those who collect vintage Christmas decorations will be excited by the Shiny-Brite topper, and people who love personalization will find great tree toppers to keep or give as gifts.
There’s no place like gnome, right? This cute felt topper would do a great job guarEach one of these beauties is made of nine feet of commercial-grade wrapping paper that’s folded into a star shape. It has an incredible shape and solid feel.ding your tree.
It might be the dog days of summer right now, but we’re getting so close to the brisk beauty of fall. In addition to sweater weather, apple cider season, and leaf peeping, that means pumpkin decorating is just around the corner!
Of course, that probably brings to mind all the ways you can carve a jack o’lantern. While we’re big fans of getting creative with pumpkin carving kits, sometimes it’s fun to switch up your go-to Halloween decorations. Luckily, there are so many different outdoor pumpkin decorating ideas to choose from—and they’re all gourdgeous!
We know what you’re thinking: How many ways can you really arrange outdoor pumpkin décor? There are more options than you might think! After scouring the web for the best outdoor pumpkin decorations, we came up heavy-handed. From overflowing porches to minimalist displays, there are countless creative ways to show off your pumpkins outside. Ahead you’ll find over a dozen outdoor pumpkin decoration ideas. Whether you prefer real pumpkins or something more long-lasting, you can fully replicate these DIY ideas or use them as inspiration for an idea unique to you.
When you can pull off a group Halloween costume with everyone in your family, the results are magic.
They’re creative, they’re fun and they make a big impact in Instagram photos or walking down the street. But they’re hard to do, because every member of the family has their own tastes, their own favorite characters and their own tolerance for what they’ll put up with in a costume.
These family Halloween costumes are sure to be a hit. They’re often from movies (like The Addams Family), games and franchises that have lots and lots of characters, so there’s no squabbling over who gets the to be the star. Many of them are super comfortable and possible to pull together at the last minute. (Thank you, furry one-piece costumes!) And you can adapt them to include baby costumes, toddler costumes and costumes for big kids, so everyone will feel included. Whether you’re looking to dress a huge brood of siblings, cousins, uncles and aunts or just want a simple “Mommy & Me” costume, we have ideas for every size of family. They’re so easy, all you have to worry about is how you’re going to carry all that candy home.
HERE ARE SOME IDEAS
‘The Incredibles’ Family Costume
Go as the lovable superhero family, The Incredibles, and fight off monsters on Halloween night.
Winter Candles are a perfect addition to any room.
Ahhhhh, winter. The freezing weather, excessive layers, and snow up to my knees, all easily convince me to snuggle up in my cozy bed and binge-watch just *one more* Netflix series. If I’m spending a ton of time indoors, my room is def gonna be a snuggly oasis. And what screams cozy more than a soothing blend of warm winter aromas?
Not that you asked, but I am a certified candle addict. Unfortunately, for your girl, that means I dish out a lot of $$$ on them (yes, I constantly remind myself that I don’t need a hundred candles in the same scent). But, luckily for y’all, that also means I’m your go-to-girl on the topic.
If you like baking, cuddles, or sippin’ on cider during those cold and brutal months, you best believe I found the candle that suits your needs. Whether you are a scent hoarder or buy ’em only occasionally, these 13 winter candles are a perfect addition to any room.
Scented Soy Candles
This candle screams winter. It’s a combination of sweet and spicy, filled with earthy undertones and a spike of vanilla. Also, it will totally fit your insta aesthetic with the adorb packaging.
Not only is this brand *super* cool due to its celebration of sexual fluidity, but the founders of Boy Smells perfect this scent. Tobacco and cedar chips are hit with notes of floral, creating what they call, “glamping in candle form.”
At this point (this point being more than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic), you may already have a strong rotation of face masks and coverings at the ready to protect yourself and others while maintaining social distancing measures. I see you and your possibly-out-of-control collection, but have you considered using a silk face mask? The fabric is a great choice is you’re looking for something a bit dressier than your typical cotton one, and there are plenty of options out there that won’t break the bank. Also! The benefits of silk face mask coverings is vast. The fabric is lightweight and can have a cooling effect as the temperatures start to rise, and if you struggle with the dreaded “maskne,” the soft material causes less irritation, which can mean less breakouts. Praise be.
Another thing: Natural silk fabrics are known to effectively block particles (perhaps even better than cotton), so you can make sure you and others are safe while wearing any of the below while also bringing your best ~fashun~ foot forward. But aside from being a potentially better choice for your skin and health, a silk face mask just looks luxe and super chic. Here, we rounded up 16 cute silk face masks that will help you level up your spring and summer style game.
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Leopard Silk Bandana Face Mask
Lele Sadoughi offers a silk bandana scarf mask if you prefer this particular style. It also has ear loops and a way to knot it securely and tightly around the back of your head. (Psst, shop the matching headband to go all out.)
Lingerie brand Fleur Du Mal knows a thing or two about silk, and its butterfly and floral printed mask is perfect for spring. It features a side opening to insert a filter in as well, if that’s something you’re looking for.
I know you’ve seen it. Those random throw blankets that are just so perfectly tossed at the end of a bed, hanging off the arm of a couch, or draping over the back of a chair in every Instagram influencer’s home. Don’t get it twisted: That chic, messy touch is less of an accident and more of an intentional home decor choice—and I, 1,000 percent, need one.
When it comes to shopping for the best throw blanket out there—well, there’s lots to look at. Thankfully, I have the will and stamina to do the research so you won’t have to. I’ve gone ahead and found all the worthy options—from a pretty, under-$20 throw that’s still worthy of the ‘Gram to a super soft organic cotton blanket that’s ultimate nap-time goals. Shop them all, below.
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The Alpha Throw: All Smiles-Natural/Beige
For those who love looking up, here’s a cozy throw featuring beautiful sun medallions all over it.
This pink tiger throw is totally fun. If you have a ton of funky decor, it’ll fit right in, or if you have a more understated look, this is the perfect statement accessory. (I also may or may not have bought it the moment I saw it.)
Whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year or keeping it virtual, your home deserves a little autumnal glow-up. Pro tip: Pumpkins, plaid, candles, garlands, turkey motifs on things that really have no business being turkey-themed—you can find it all there.
Not only does the retail giant have tonsssss of cute fall home decor options to choose from, but you can also compare prices with other vendors and read up on customer reviews. Both are clutch moves if ya asked me. We love being an informed buyer!
But if you’re on the hunt for some Turkey Day decorations, then know that you won’t have to do the aforementioned work, because I’ve gone ahead and done it for you.
Below, you’ll find 14 Thanksgiving decor ideas that have all been vetted by yours truly and also the great people who have left top-rated Amazon reviews. All high quality. All cute. And, yes, all affordable.
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7.5 Quart Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven
Obvi, you’ll love using this to cook Thanksgiving dinner. But also, it’ll look so gorgeous sitting on your stove (especially in this pumpkin hue).
Stock your kitchen with these top-rated cutting boards.
Much like a great chef’s knife or a dependable skillet, a great cutting board can seriously up your home cooking game. Whether you’re cutting veggies, chopping herbs, or slicing steak, the best cutting boards provide a large area on which you can work, as well as protection for the knives you’re using.
But here’s the ultimate question: What type of cutting board should you use? The best cutting board for your kitchen will depend on what types of foods you cook and your favorite knives. Indeed, you might actually need more than one type of cutting board. From flexible plastic boards you can stash in a drawer to sturdy wooden boards with juice grooves, there are more than enough models on the market to find precisely what you need.
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San Jamar Saf-T-Grip Cutting Board
San Jamar cutting boards are a staple of professional kitchens – and their Saf-T-Grip board is no exception. It may not be the prettiest of the bunch, but this well-priced workhouse board will serve you well in a variety of kitchen tasks.
Made of durable co-polymer plastic, this dishwasher-safe board features sturdy non-slip feet that hold it securely in place during cutting.
During testing, Rachel plowed through tasks like dicing cucumbers, chopping fresh herbs, and slicing steak with ease. The hard surface of the board was gentle on her knife – and she especially loved the built-in ruler notches along the side, a unique feature that makes portioning ingredients a breeze.
This cutting board is available in five different sizes and seven different colors. While we preferred the 18″ x 12″ size, it may be too large to fit in a standard dishwasher. Lastly, a built-in hook on the board allows for easy storage – simply hang it on a wire shelf or a wall-mounted hanger in your kitchen.
Amazon’s best-rated cutting board proves you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get a really great cutting board – or in this case, set of cutting boards. The Gorilla Group Oversized Cutting Boards boast more than 22,000 perfect ratings and cost less than $40, or about $13 a board.
Reviewers love that these boards all have juice grooves and no-slip rubber handles that help you move the cutting boards around the kitchen safely and also secure it in place while you chop and slice. The largest board is a generous 16″ x 11.2″; the smallest 11.8″ x 8″. And if that kind of variety wasn’t enough, these cutting boards are also available in 24 colors or color combinations.
Totally Bamboo’s Kona Groove Cutting Board looks and feels luxurious without the hefty price tag. Rachel gave this board top marks in every category, and she especially liked its smooth surface that was gentle on knives.
Made from sustainable, eco-friendly bamboo, this surprisingly lightweight board is the perfect size (18″ x 12″). The reversible grooved and flat sides on this board make it practical for everyday or special occasion use.
Like the Boos’ wooden board, Totally Bamboo’s board requires regular seasoning. (Try their Revitalizing Oil.) It’s also not dishwasher-safe and should be hand-washed and rinsed with warm water and soap. (Learn more at TotallyBamboo.com.) Totally Bamboo’s board isn’t as durable as the Boos board, but it looks just as beautiful and offers great value.
The bra might just be the most particular item of clothing. It has to fit perfectly and disappear underneath clothes while not cutting into your chest from any angle.
It has to lift and support while making you feel sexy and natural. Plus, no two pairs of boobs are alike, which is why shopping for bras often just gets confusing and frustrating. To simplify the process, we solicited opinions on the best bras from experts — including professional bra fitters — as well as from real people who’ve found styles they love. Then we combed our archives for any other truly beloved bras we’ve written about before.
The 35 styles below include bras for every type of boob and occasion; to help you find what you’re looking for, we’ve grouped the bras into categories — from best overall bras, to best T-shirt bras, to best lacy bras, to best strapless bras, to best wireless bras, to best sports bras — and, in each section, noted if any came recommended for a particular chest size. (To jump to a specific category, just click any of the links in the previous sentence.)
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Pepper All You Bra
“If you’re in that A- to B-cup area, a good idea is to look at brands that specifically work with those sizes in mind,” says lingerie expert Cora Harrington, a Strategist contributor and the author of In Intimate Detail: How to Choose, Wear, and Love Lingerie. She told us that Pepper, a newer underwear brand, does just that by designing bras for breasts in the AA-, A-, and B-cup range. Elisabeth Dale, the author of The Breast Life Guide to The Bra Zone: How to Find Your Ideal Size, Style, and Support, also says Pepper makes some of the best bras you can buy for smaller sizes, all of which have “pretty details to them,” she adds. The All You underwire bra is one of the brand’s best sellers; as we noted in our list of the best bras for small breasts, its cups are “shallower in depth to eliminate annoying bra gaps,” according to the brand.
When you’re wearing a thin or form-fitting T-shirt, you’ll want a bra without any seams or bumps that might show through your top. Social-media influencer Tyla-Lauren Gilmore wears T-shirt bras every day. “I can wear them with anything because they’re super comfortable,” she told us, naming this ThirdLove bra as a cornerstone of her lineup. It’s also a favorite of Strategist senior writer Liza Corsillo and Strategist writer Lauren Ro. “I wanted something that would kind of disappear when I am wearing it,” says Corsillo. “I didn’t want to feel it during the day and I didn’t want people to be able to see the texture or outline of it under a T-shirt.” The Classic T-Shirt Bra, she says, meets all her criteria. “I don’t feel it during the day and it makes my boobs look equal and perky without overly drawing attention to them.”
With a wider band and fuller cups, this strapless bra accommodates up to a DDD cup size and would be a good step up from the Maidenform if you want more support. Stephens calls it “the first and only comfortable strapless I’ve found.”