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August Fashion Feature: Maxi Dresses

By: Linz Bordner & Megan Deppen Maxi dresses are a crowd fav mainly because they create the perfect silhouette for any body type. They are comfortable, yet flattering, and you can wear them pretty much all year round (in the cooler months add a heavy, cozy layer of course!). Maxis are also super-versatile in that…

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Summer Hairstyles to Beat the Heat

*By: Christi Shingara* Half Bun One of the easiest hairstyles is the half bun. With straight hair it can look sleek and sophisticated. A bohemian style can be achieved with curly hair and a looser bun. Create this look by brushing hair back into a mid-ponytail and securing with an elastic. The hair on either…

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Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

By: Christi Shingara Photo: Christi Shingara Ice cream season is still upon us and with the extreme heat and humidity I've found myself craving a familiar childhood treat...ice cream sandwiches! I went to my local grocery store to grab some and soon found out that the many boxes I picked up contained a long list…

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Indulgent Vanilla Milkshake Recipe

*By: Megan Deppen* Photo: Bill Deppen There's nothing quite like a creamy and delicious milkshake to beat the summer heat. Once I started making homemade vanilla ice cream, I knew I had to try it in a milkshake recipe. My go-to is a simple vanilla milkshake that is smooth, luxurious, and anything but boring. Homemade ice cream definitely takes…

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Late-Summer Flowers

*By: Christi Shingara* Maintaining a garden that blooms all year long is hard work. However, seeing beautiful flowers on a regular basis that you grew is well worth it. Now that we are in the dog days of summer, here are a few flowers that will ensure your garden will continue to bloom through season's…

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July Fashion Feature: Red, White & Blue

By: Linz Bordner, Megan Deppen and Christi Shingara Tis the season for red, white, and blue fashion to show off your patriotic side. Sure, the Fourth of July has passed, but this classic color combination can be worn all summer long!

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Summer Cocktail Feature: Pineapple Margarita

*By: Christi Shingara* Photo: Christi Shingara A refreshing cocktail for the summer? Yes, please! One of my favorite summertime drinks is a pineapple margarita. It is not only refreshing and tasty, but also easy to make. It is the perfect cocktail to consume on a hot, sunny day at the beach or just lounging by…

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Top Summer Sandal Trends

*By: Christi Shingara* Photo: Irene Kredenets Sandal season is in full effect and with the warm weather brings the need for some solid, stylish, and comfortable footwear. Here are the top five sandal trends happening now. Fancy Slides If you are attending a beach party, going on a date or hanging out at a music…

Summer Strawberry Salad with Chicken

*By: Christi Shingara* Photo: Christi Shingara During the summer months when temperatures can get pretty hot and sticky, most of us have no desire to put on the stove or oven and cook a hot meal. Cooking meals that are quick, cool, and of course healthy seems like the obvious way to beat the summer…

The Best Swimsuits for Your Body Type

*By: Christi Shingara* Photo: Mathilde Langevin Summer days are on the horizon, which means time to grab the swimsuit and head to the nearest beach or pool. However, maybe you haven't found the perfect swimsuit yet and dread the whole grueling process of choosing the right one. Here are some tips on how to pick…