Spring Into Spring

It’s that time of year! The mornings are darker but the evenings last forever. The weather is no longer deathly crisp. The sun can kiss our skin and we are putting barbeques on our calendars.

Springtime!

I hope that everyone had a beautiful Easter and is excited to jump into this next season of the year. So munch on the remains of that chocolate bunny and sip that coffee. You are breakfasting like a champ.

Now it’s time to get ourselves in gear to look like the spring angels we want to be!

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The Easter Bunny Has Aged

Easter is a wonderful holiday. Even if the holiday has no religious significance for you, it is a time when chocolate animals dominate grocery store shelves and we are all encouraged to do a fun little art project, otherwise known as dying eggs.

And yet, the holiday is not quite the same when it is no longer accompanied by a fight-to-the-death egg hunt and candy provided by your parents.

Easter can be an amazing holiday, even if you are going solo this year in your grown-up apartment or celebrating for the first time with friends and significant others, rather than family.

Read on to learn more about how to celebrate the bunny as a grown-up person.

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#FannyThatPack

Happy Thursday!

This week is special because we are diving into a no good, terrible, very bad trend that has somehow made a terrific comeback.

The fanny pack.

We are in a scary time people.

It is coming back. The thing that we thought was too horrible to ever show its face again. The thing that literally has “fanny” in the name.

For some reason it is now trendy to wear a brand name fanny pack sideways on your hip over your bathing suit.

Madness.

DARE fanny

 

What was wrong with it?

What is wrong with this?

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All the Light We Cannot See

You have probably seen the cover of this book everywhere. It was all over Pinterest for more than a minute and was named one of The New York Times’ 10 Best Books of 2014.

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A couple weeks ago we wrote on The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah and how that story of two sisters kept us crying for days as we flew through the pages.

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr should be the next book you read.

The story follows orphan Werner as he studies at a school for the Hilter Youth, and Marie-Laure, a blind girl being raised by her father.

It jumps back and forth in time, so that readers learn how these characters came to find themselves in the disaster that is France in 1944.

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Shake It Up

I adore food. Just in case that wasn’t clear already.

And as much as I love repeating favorite recipes, getting bored with food is a real struggle.

But trying to shake up your grocery routine can get expensive. Trying new recipes from scratch may require a pantry upheaval that we are just not prepared to pay for.

Read on to learn a few ways to shake up your weekly eating routine on a budget.

 

Shake up your proteins

I am a huge seafood fan. I could eat shrimp pasta, fish tacos, and fried octopus every week.

However, this is not good for your diet. Because, eventually, you will get sick of it. And then what?

When you find your diet in a rut, shake up the hero of the meal — the protein.

Try cooking with a new meat that you don’t usually use.

Making tacos? Try turkey meat instead of beef!

Making sandwiches? Try prosciutto with your ham.

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Treat Yo Self [On a Budget]

We are princesses. But we are on a budget here.

However, that is no reason that we shouldn’t be able to treat ourselves often.

Read on for the best ways to treat yourself this week like the royalty you are but still be able to afford groceries this week.

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Cheap manicure

There is just something about a beautiful set of nails. They can easily make you feel graceful and elegant even while you are slugging the 9-to-5.

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Son of a Beach

Spring is officially here! And that means that warmer weather and hot summer days are just around the corner. If you are in the South or Hawaii, you are probably already experiencing beach-worthy weather.

Here is Jacksonville, we are enjoying delightfully warm 80-something days with still-frigid ocean water.

Last week was our first beach trip of the season. It was a warm and gorgeous day, but whilst reading Philippa Gregory novels from a beach chair I was struck with how much I didn’t want to make the walk back to the car.

Although there were only two of us enjoying the beach day (along with all of the FSU beach bros on Spring Break, debating the merits of various protein powders while they played beach beer pong, sipping *lemonade* out of neon yellow Solo cups), we were rocking the beach equipment of a family of six:

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Write That Resume

One of the fastest way to eliminate yourself from a prospective job is to have a poorly written resume. Your experience may be incredible, but nothing distracts from a solid resume faster than copy editing and formatting mistakes.

Here at 810 Showroom, we want everyone to live their best life. This includes killing it in the job sphere. And as many people get closer and closer to their graduation date, this post feels more topical than ever.

Read on for ways to make sure that your resume is looking as fierce as you are.

It is one thing to not get a job because of a lack of experience. It is another thing entirely to knock yourself out of the running with a bad resume.

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Most Important Drink of the Day

Breakfast should never be underestimated. It is the best way to bribe yourself out of a warm bed. Delicious in the morning or at night. It is perfect.

But sometimes a hot, fantastic breakfast day-after-day becomes too time consuming. Or it makes your pants fit a little too tightly.

While sausage, grits, and toast will always be my breakfast of choice, this year I have started something new.

Drinking breakfast.

Best Breakfast Smoothie

 

And while I wish I was referring to a morning mimosa, this smoothie is a close brunch second.

I detest smoothies. Hate them. They are the worst.

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