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  • 9 Annoying Things Everyone Does During the Holidays

    Yay, holidays! Yay, happy couples! These are two joyous things. But sometimes they collide in a way that makes the rest of want to snap the heads off gingerbread men. So this year, why not give everyone the best gift of all and avoid these annoying holiday habits.

    By Jeff Wilser for TheNest.com

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    1. You Flaunt Your Holiday Haul
    You know that couple that loves to shower each other with extravagant presents? Diamond bracelets, Rolex watches, bow-wrapped BMWs, luxury cruises-nothing says holiday love to them like a maxed-out credit card. Well, nine times out of ten that couple also delights in rubbing their glitzy gifts in other people's faces: "Just LOOOOK at this rock that Ken gave me!" (Um, do we really have to?)

    2. Cheer! Cheer! Cheer! You're Cheer-Gushers
    "You simply MUST help us decorate the tree!!!!!" (on November 3rd). "Merry Christmas!!!!!!" (on December 10th). "Has Santa been good to you this year?!!?" (to a 25-year-old). Look, not to be a Grinch, but can we all

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  • Holiday Gift Guide: 25 Gifts Under $100

    It's December now, so consider yourselves in holiday shopping crunch time. Whether you're shopping for yourself (always) or a large family tree of cousins, here are some pretty amazing things you can find for under a hundred bucks. Go. Click. Shop.

    By Sarah Newell for TheNest.com


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  • 11 Chic Hostess Gifts Under $20

    Whatever you do, don't be that delusional dinner guest who thinks it's a good idea to show up empty-handed to a party this season. One: It's tacky. And two: There's a good chance you won't get invited back next year. For the sake of your social life, pick up one of these affordable gifts as a thank-you before hitting your next holiday party:
    By Rachel Sylvester for TheNest.com

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    Polka Dot Journal from Sugar Paper, $16

    Whiskey Stones from Uncommon Goods, $20

    Chevron Print Votive Holders from C Wonder, $8

    Down the Hatch Printed Growler from West Elm, $15

    Gold-Dipped Playing Cards from Anthropologie, $18

    Elf Wine Stopper from Crane & Canopy, $20

    Moroccan Tile Coasters from J.Crew, $12.50

    Champagne Wine Tote from Maptote, $15

    Marais Spoons in Gold (Set of 3) from DwellStudio, $18

    Mr. and Mrs. Cocktail Glasses from Furbish Studio, $18

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  • Marriage and Money: What's Normal and What's Not

    The talk of money seems to be a very private subject for most couples, but we got the scoop from these Nesties on joint bank accounts and who pays the bills. Proof that everyone has a different system that works for them:
    By Cayla Rasi for TheNest.com
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    "Although we are trying to take a 'team' approach to our finances, we have separate accounts… We split joint bills the same way we did pre-marriage, and it works out pretty even…" - Xstatic3333

    "I do it all, otherwise my husband would forget. We never fight about it, but he also doesn't spend crazy [amounts of money] and I don't either… If we ever have a big, unexpected expense I remind him how to save money." - Mom987

    "My husband makes a little more than double of what I make and we have separate accounts. I do the actual 'paying' of the bills but our mortgage and utilities all come out of his account. Once money is taken out for retirement and any other monthly expenses we go ahead and let the rest of his paycheck be 'fun

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  • Small Romantic Gestures: Cheesy or Cute?

    Whether it's a sweet voice mail, an unexpected text or the occasional (okay, frequent) sext - it's the little things that really add up in a relationship. Want to see how your husband's romantic gestures stack up compared to others? Read on as Nesties share the one thing their partner does that really makes them blush:

    By Cayla Rasi for TheNest.com
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    "This morning when I got to work I texted [my husband] to let him know [about something]. A couple of hours later I got a text back saying, "How is my beautiful wife?" It's the little things like this that make me so happy to be married to him." - Onceinalovetime

    "He writes little love notes on the bathroom mirror in dry erase so when I go in to get ready for work after he's gone I see it." - xoMissJasminexo

    "He works a lot away from home so we try and fill each other' 'love tanks' as much as we can with compliments and fun things so we stay positive while we are apart. Today he said, 'Miss you sweet pea, have a great day. I will

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  • Surviving Movember: 5 Essentials Your Guy Needs

    It's only early November and I'm willing to bet that you're already sick of your guy's Movember stache (especially if he's rocking a creepy Fu Manchu). While I'm all for supporting a good cause, dealing with his facial hair all month long definitely won't be fun…or easy. Luckily, Birchbox has your man covered for the rest of the month. From styling strategies to mustache must-haves, the home goods site has us feeling a little better about the thought of so much scruff. Check out five facial picks for your guy below and let us know how you're coping this Movember:
    By Rachel Sylvester for TheNest.com

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    Taylor of Old Bond Street Aftershave Lotion, Birchbox, $38

    Mr. Natty Silver Label Shave Soap, Birchbox, $26.50

    PRORASO Shaving Cream, Birchbox, $10

    C.O. Bigelow Best Badger Shaving Brush, Birchbox, $69

    C.O. Bigelow Basic Razor in Ivory, Birchbox, $49

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  • 5 Sweet Desserts for Peanut Butter Lover's Month

    Try as you will, but you'll never find a better combination than chocolate and peanut butter. So, to celebrate National Peanut Butter Lover's Month, we've rounded up seven decadent desserts that won't disappoint. Try one (or all seven) tonight and let us know your favorite:

    By Rachel Sylvester for TheNest.com

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    Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

    Source: Salty Sweets Cookbook

    Why We Love It: A sprinkle of sea salt is the final (necessary) touch on this decadent dessert.

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    Espresso and Cream

    Peanut Butter and Banana Cookies

    Source: Espresso and Cream

    Why We Love It: Made with a few unexpected (and healthy) ingredients, these cookies are about as guilt-free as you can get.

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    Two Peas and Their Pod

    Peanut Butter Popcorn

    Source: Two Peas and Their Pod

    Why We Love It: You'll never look at plain popcorn the same way again.

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    Fifteen Spatulas
    Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

    Source: Fifteen Spatulas

    Why We Love It: These decadent cups are made with only

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  • 12 Modern Quilted Designs for Your Home from Katie Anderson of Modern Eve

    By Katie Anderson for TheNest.com

    Taking cues from an iconic designer handbag, quilted design is now making a name for itself in the home. Who knew a little needle and thread could look so glam?

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  • 7 Annoying Things Guaranteed to Ruin Date Night

    It's been a crazy week…but, finally, it's just the two of you, out alone. The only thing that can sabotage your fun now? One of these unexpected surprises.
    By Christine Coppa for TheNest.com

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    Your irresponsible babysitter

    At last: date night! As you're slipping on your new vintage boots, your husband comes in with a screaming baby, looking like he just lost his job. You guessed it: The girl across the hall (you know, the one who seemed like the perfect babysitter when she moved in?) canceled again. Looks like another night of Thai food on the couch with a crying baby on your lap.

    The demanding boss
    Your partner may be married to you, but he's in a serious relationship with his demanding boss. He leaves the table twice to take calls and texts in between bites. He even types an email, sends it and then rereads it two times obsessing over typos. You feel like you're dining alone, so when you get home, you tell him he can sleep alone-on the lumpy couch. Meanwhile, you fall asleep

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  • 7 DIY Pumpkin Decorating Ideas You’ll Love

    Turns out orange is the new black; especially since these DIY pumpkins are anything but boring. From glittered gourds to carve-free crafts, we're having a hard time picking a favorite pumpkin from this decorated patch.


    By Rachel Sylvester for TheNest.com



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