Even selfies and feet photos can be inspiring when snapped in an irresistible outdoor setting. In search of fresh ideas for outdoor decorating, we devoured the feeds some of our favorite Instagram users. From bold painting techniques to grassy grid patterns, we're dying to put at least one of these to the test. Keep reading to see which snapshots made our cut, and don't forget to add a #casasnap hashtag to your decor-related shots!
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I have a big dilemma. I used to date this guy and the things weren't going in the direction I was hoping, so I ended it. He seemed sort of emotionally unavailable and always stressed out regarding his work status (are they going to renew his post doc contract?, for how long?, etc.). I am looking for a committed, stable guy. He seems to be a nice man, but the major problem here is his work. He works on a contract, which ends the end of August. He is a post doc fellow who is hoping to land a permanent position in his field once his post doc ends. However, he comes from a different country and even though he has his permanent residency status here solved, unless he lands a permanent position in his field here, he will be looking for one in his country of origin. I don't think he is even remotely interested in taking a job that is out of his field, he would much rather go back to his country.
I am confused and even though I like him, I feel that at this moment it's the best we just stay friends. However, he approached me yesterday saying that he does not want to be just friends, that he really likes me and want us to start a real relationship again, but this time a better one, which means more committed. I am really confused. I would be most comfortable with us just being friends until I see that things changed and he really is more committed as he says he is. What's the best answer to give him? If he really likes me, is he going to accept the "friendship only" pace I am willing to take right now?
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Jennifer Aniston will be co-hosting Ellen this week, and apparently she was a little nervous about the gig. So who does she turn to her for advice? Her former Friend, Matthew Perry! Watch Jen stop by Matthew's house for pointers (and Friends jokes), only to find a few exciting surprise visitors. Later in the show, Ellen puts Jen in the hot seat about whether or not she'd be up for an even bigger Friends reunion, and Portia de Rossi stops by to talk about Ellen's love for moving and real estate. The episode airs Wednesday, but watch the clip now!
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When you think of your destiny, we're guessing that body lotion is the last thing on your mind. But cult-favorite brand TokyoMilk is making us reconsider that with its Dark Destiny Body Soufflé ($40). Infused with midnight jasmine, sweet honeysuckle, and freshly cut ginger, this body butter doubles as a seductive perfume. But that's not to say it skimps on moisturizing. Destiny boasts an impressive array of skin-quenching ingredients, like shea butter and avocado oils, to smooth out even the most stubborn dry skin. The best part is that is doesn't leave behind that greasy residue that some lotions do. Glide the creamy lotion all over your limbs, focusing on your pressure points, and you can just about kiss your perfume goodbye.
We know you're spending plenty of time getting your body bikini ready with healthy food and fun workouts. While taking note of these tips to make bathing suit shopping easier is a great start, being equipped with as many tools as possible will help you feel confident before running around on the beach. In case you're concerned about unnecessary extra bloat before you rock your bikini, here are six foods to avoid right before you hit the beach.
Carbonated drinks: While you've hopefully taken the initiative to say goodbye to soda for good, sparkling water can be a decent substitute if you can't get enough of those bubbles. With that said, it's best to avoid any carbonated drinks before you hit the beach to steer clear of unnecessary belly bulge or gas.
Salt: Supersalty foods or added salt don't necessarily make you gassy, but they definitely make you retain water. Even though those cantina chips and salsa may seem like the ideal prebeach grub, opt for something with lower levels of sodium to help you feel your best before you head to the ocean.
Cruciferous veggies: They're great foods for long-term weight loss, but if there's one time not to chow down on a heaping helping of broccoli, cabbage, or kale, it's right before you hit the beach! These veggies contain a complex sugar called raffinose that's known to cause some lovely bloat.
Keep reading for three more foods to avoid before the beach.
Matt Damon and his wife, Luciana, took their girls for a sunny outdoor lunch at the Eden Roc Hotel in Antibes, France, yesterday. Matt sipped white wine and shared a sweet moment with his daughter Gia, showing her the water and pointing out some sights. Matt brought his clan along to Cannes while he promotes Behind the Candelabra, which debuts on HBO this Sunday. The family lunch was just part of a busy day for the actor — he attended a photocall for the film with his costar Michael Douglas and later hit the red carpet with Luciana for the movie's premiere, where he snapped photos of all the fun on his cell phone. In addition to his small-screen project, Matt has also been busy promoting the upcoming sci-fi flick Elysium. He screened trailers for the blockbuster in Mexico and Berlin late last month and will likely make the rounds with costars Jodie Foster and Diego Luna before the film hits theaters in August.
Once your brave little one is ready to take the leap from purees to finger foods, it's time to switch up your grocery store and kitchen prep routines. Follow this smart advice for easing the transition, and click through to see some of the best fresh, frozen, and on-the-go solid starter foods for your hungry little one!
For thoughtful, practical gifts the groom will love (and actually use), consider these handsome home accents and accessories. Whether he's a whiskey drinker, a sports fanatic, or a practical businessman, we've rounded up a variety of sophisticated gifts he's sure to appreciate. With items for his desk, the kitchen, and the living room, here are 10 unique gifts to buy for the groom!
Almost too pretty to eat, these blueberry cupcakes with lemon frosting from foxeslovelemons are a more-than-worthy way to make use of the season's bounty of blueberries.
These cupcakes are topped with a simple cream cheese frosting flavored with vanilla and lemon zest. They scream "Spring" to me, and if I had a bridal or baby shower to go to this Spring, then I'd make them for that in a heartbeat.
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