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Design Sponge’s Grace Bonney Shows Off Her Favorite Room

What’s your favorite room? In the first episode of our new series “My Favorite Room,” Design*Sponge’s Grace Bonney invites us into her Brooklyn apartment to tour her favorite room: her bedroom! See what makes it so special. Watch it … Keep reading »

And The Prize Goes To … The Best Morning Jolt Story

Last week, we asked you to tell us how you get your morning jolt, in the hopes of winning a Nescafé Dolce Gusto Piccolo coffee maker. Some of you have me seriously worried about your caffeine addictions, but I guess everyone deserves one vice. Find out who won after the jump, and thank you all for sharing! Keep reading »

Win This! “Thintervention” Workout Gear

You might not be able to afford celebrity trainer Jackie Warner, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look like one of her “Thintervention” clients. Show the world that couch potatoes do sometimes get off their rumps, stop watching reality TV, and exercise. “Thintervention”‘s exercise gear will help you stay motivated even without Jackie’s tough love. Catch the season finale of “Thintervention” on Bravo at 10 p.m. on Monday. [Prices Vary, Shop by Bravo]

WIN THIS! We’re giving away a set of “Thintervention” workout gear, which includes a Nice Abs Sports Bra, a pair of Tough Shorts, a Live with Intensity Water Bottle, and a Chase the Burn Duffle Bag, but you have to work if you want it. In the comments, tell us how you will stay motivated to exercise during the colder months. Enter by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010. We’ll pick our favorite response and announce the winner Friday, Oct. 29. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. (Read the official rules here.) Good luck!

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All-Natural Pit Stick

Some scientists believe there’s a link between breast cancer and aluminum — which is one of the main ingredients in most antiperspirants. Enter Duross & Langel’s line of all-natural, aluminum-free deodorants. They are effective and both earth- and health-conscious. I’ve been making the trek to the company’s Philadelphia store for my balms and unguents, but I’ve just discovered they sell online too! I love their deodorant–it smells great, is all-natural and really works.

[$12.00 Duross & Langel]

If You Must Write, Use This Pen

There aren’t many opportunities to use an actual pen nowadays: Most companies offer online bill pay, smart phones contain an appointment book and notepad, and ATMs don’t require deposit envelopes anymore. But every once in a while, you might want to send a handwritten note or greeting card, instead of an e-card. On those rare occasions, we hope you use The Seven Year Pen, which will last at least seven years. This high-quality marker is also eco-friendly because it reduces waste — think of how much discarded pens contribute to our plastic waste. The Seven Year Pen comes in five designs, but we’re partial to the glasses because we like to indulge our inner style geek.

[$8.00 See Jane Work]

A Dessert With A Little Kick!

A glass of wine and a bowl of fruity sorbet make a mouth-watering dessert. But did you know you can have both tastes for the price of one? Wine Cellar Sorbet infuses its sorbets with extracts of Cabernet Sauvignon, Champagne, white wine, Pinot Noir, Riesling, ruby port, sake, and red wine. The result is a non-alcoholic and refreshing treat that’s sure to please the palate … and the tummy because the sorbets are all-natural and dairy-free. What a satisfying way to end a romantic evening or put yourself to bed.

How To Move In Together — And Deal With His Stuff

I should have been satisfied when my boyfriend agreed to get rid of his forest-green pleather couch — with matching love seat! — before we started living together. But I wasn’t. I’d finally gotten my apartment just the way I wanted it. It was a carefully curated nest of thrifted furniture and vintage Pyrex. Every room was perfect. For me. Read more Keep reading »

Win This! Nescafé Dolce Gusto Piccolo Coffee Maker

You’ve heard the old adage, “Good things come in small packages,” before. This might not apply to your tiny apartment or cubicle, but it does apply to the Nescafé Dolce Gusto Piccolo. This single-cup coffee maker is made for small countertops. The Piccolo prepares hot and cold drinks, and you can customize the intensity of your drink with the patented Custom Control Lever. Nescafé’s easy-to-use flavor capsules also take the guesswork out of gourmet coffee. [$99.99, Nescafé Dolce Gusto]

WIN THIS! We’re giving away one Nescafé Dolce Gusto Piccolo coffee maker, but you have to work if you want it. In the comments, tell us how you get your morning jolt. Enter by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010. We’ll pick our favorite response and announce the winner Friday, Oct. 22. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. (Read the official rules here.) Good luck!

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Tasty Edible Art

We’re not big sugar cookie lovers at The Frisky–most we’ve tried tasted awful and were too hard. But after sampling Jenni’s Cookies, we’ve realized sugar cookies are quite tasty when done right. Jenni’s Cookies have the perfect amount of sugar and aren’t too sweet. Plus, they’re beautiful! Each cookie is hand-painted–not frosted–with royal icing in every design imaginable from Louboutin shoes to pink cocktails to scary Santa Clauses. Jenni’s Cookies also creates customizable cookies for parties, weddings, or baby showers. The only problem with these cookies? Your guests might remember their sugar treat more than the occasion.

[$48.00 Jenni's Cookies]

“Thintervention”‘s Jackie Warner Says You Have To Break Your Sugar Addiction

“Nothing is a no-no. But moderation is key. As for sugar, you should cut all sugar out of your diet for five days in a row, maybe Monday through Friday. This will allow your brain to break its addiction to sugar. But be sure to allow yourself a cheat meal on the sixth and seventh days. Deprivation is not a long-term solution.”

Jackie Warner, the personal trainer who stars on Bravo’s “Thintervention,” in an interview with several bloggers, including The Frisky. But Jackie does have some tips for indulging your sweet tooth. Find out more after the jump. Keep reading »

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