Weekend Bits – Links I Love

kindnessDoes anyone else internally cringe a little bit when someone calls them “nice” or “kind”? I’ve been labeled with these attributes fairly frequently throughout my life and for some reason it has driven me CRAZY.  Crazy, like it makes me actually want to run out and do something mean (not really, but kind of).  I think it’s because, in my mind, words like nice and kind translate to boring.  But my lead off link this week, makes a strong case that your level of kindness is tied to your happiness index.  And who doesn’t want to be happy?  So here’s a quick read on why it’s important to be nice.

The little black dress gets all the glory but it’s lesser known sibling, the little white dress, also deserves some attention.  Here are 12 must-have LWDs with endless styling combinations.

My family could eat Mexican food at least twice a week so I’m always up for trying a new salsa.  This peach, crab and avocado salsa is next on my list.

Give your dining room wow factor by following these 7 decorating essentials for that space.

I had to share this next link when I found it. Here are step by step instructions for DIY confetti tape. Add a little happiness to your packages!

Happy weekend!

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Weekend Bits – Links I Love

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Christmas is in the books and New Year’s Eve is just a few days away.  This blog completely agrees that no NYE bash is complete without a little confetti.  Step up your sparkle with these push-pop confetti poppers…love!

It’s not too late to host a get together for the big evening.  A good playlist, some sparkling wine and a few friends are all the ingredients you need for a great night.  Here are 11 party tips to keep the fun and ditch the stress (recipes included).

Evite’s guide to setting up a bubbly bar that glitters is a must read when preparing to host your party, large or small. 

The New Year holiday is a natural time for self-reflection.  If you’re ready to dig deep, here are 35 questions that will get you started.

Phone apps are great but can they really help you be more organized?  These 5 apps claim they’ll help you organize your closet.

Winter has barely arrived but if you’re ready to think spring fashion, Vogue has you covered.  Here is their guide for Spring 2014.

Cheers!