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Friday 02.06.15

Friday Recap :: Life is Sweet - Top Bakeries Around the US

This week we shared where to get your sweetheart flowers for Valentines Day, but what if your sweetheart just really wants...delicious sweets?! Lucky for you, the NEAT girls have rounded up their favorite sweet shops from around the country! 

In the Twin Cities, don't even think about going anywhere besides Thumbs Cookies!

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In Michigan, stop by Astro Coffee for amazing pastries, brownies and cookies! Beyond delicious. 

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Want the most gorgeous chococlates you've ever seen? Head over to Artisan Confections in D.C.!

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You can never make a trip to San Francisco without stopping into, Miette - it is seriously the most adorable sweets shop around!

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Hands down the best local bakery in San Diego is, Elizabethan. Their holiday themed baked goods can't be missed.

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And a stop by Sweet Mandy B's in Chicago is a must. They are known for their cupcakes, but venture out and get ANYTHING else on their menu and you will not be disappointed!

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Marissa's favorite bakery just so happens to be mobile! How awesome is that!? Check out the Babycake Bakery next time you are in South Florida. 

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Last but not least, Mika can't get enough of Sprinkles Cupcakes! The best part about them is you can get them with a custom design on top. She, of course, chose NEAT!

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Have we officially given you an undeniable craving for sweets!? Head out and get some for your sweetie this Valentines Day. Oh, and we give you permission to sample them ahead of time as well!

xx

the NEAT girls

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Friday 01.23.15

Friday Recap :: A Few Resolutions the NEAT Girls Stick To...

January is almost over and we are officially getting into the swing of 2015. The NEAT girls have realized that we have started to let our resolutions go to the wayside - have you? Luckily, not all NEAT girls have gone astray. Today, our "resolution keepers" are sharing what they are doing and how you can achieve their resolutions too! 

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Lisa in San Francisco is keeping on top of her daugther's clothing since she is constantly growing! It's never too late to resolve to tame the beast that is outgrown children's clothing.
 
Rather than tossing too small clothing back into the dresser drawer, place a bin or bag in your child's closet. Every time you encounter a pair of leggings that are too small, quickly toss it into the bin. This will save you time during your morning routine and help avoid the inevitable frustration that comes from constantly grabbing the same (too-small) leggings. Once the bin is full, either store it for the next kiddo, donate it, or sell it to a kids' consignment shop at a time that's convenient for you. In SF, outgrown clothing and gear can be sold at Chloe's Closet
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Out East, Catherine in D.C. decided to have a fitness focus in 2015. She suggests reevaluating your workout wardrobe and only keeping the things that make you look great while exercising. After you have purged your overworn gear, she suggests signing up for a fun new class at Spark Yoga. She just did a 2 hour handstand workshop and LOVED it!

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In South Florida, Marissa is doing a little wardrobe therapy. Purging your closet is easy, especially when your bank account benefits too! Her favorite couture consignment company is The Sophisticate. Owner, Vanessa is amazing! She will leave your closet happy and your pocket full.

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Clearly the wardrobe is on more than Marissa's mind this year. Ashley and Brooke in Chicago believe that working with a wardrobe stylist, like Puja Batura of Puja Batura Edit. Style. Shop, can help you edit your current wardrobe, enhance your existing pieces and make room for new items. With a fresh perspective on your wardrobe you'll be more inspired to shop for new pieces from some of their favorite local spots like Cinnamon Boutique, Luxury Garage Sale, and Handle with Care. Cheers to a stylish 2015!

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Katie in San Diego is keeping things clean. Clean eating that is! She can't live without her juice on the go and doesn't go anywhere but Beaming Juice Bar. Lucky for her, they just opened shops up in Brentwood and Santa Monica which means she can stay on track wherever she goes. 

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Ready to get started on your resolution? It's never too late! Keep us posted!

xx

the NEAT girls

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Thursday 05.22.14

5 Memorial Day Sales You Can't Miss!

We are just a few days away from a three day weekend and the NEAT girls have the perfect way to live it up! Between enjoying the beautiful weather and barbeques with friends, we suggest you check out some of the best sales that our favorite stores have to offer! We have rounded up our top five "do NOT miss" sales below!  

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First up on our list is West Elm with their, "Buy More, Save More" sale. If you've never shopped their site for organizational baskets, you really should consider doing so!

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Lulu & Georgia is another sale that you cannot miss! Between lighting, furniture and artwork, you are bound to take advantage of their 25% off EVERYTHING Memorial Day sale!

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You might not know, but three of the NEAT girls attended Miami of Ohio (Marissa, Heather, & Molly) so we love to give our support to a fellow Miami entrepreneur and her business, Loom Decor! This company gives you the option of creating custom pillows and drapes (amongst other things!) and this weekend they, too, are doing a, "Buy More, Save More" that you must shop!

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Fellas, did you think we forgot about you? We didn't! Onia offers some of the best classic wardrobe staples we've seen in a long time. Instead of buying more, buy a few high quality pieces from here. There's no better time to do it than this weekend while they are offering 25% off!

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Quick! Head to Crate & Barrel to get some outdoor furniture for your Memorial Day barbeque!! Their furniture is up to 30% and the sale has already begun.

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Even though we do think you should browse the web for the best deals this weekend, make sure to get outside and enjoy family and friends on this amazing three day weekend!

xx

the NEAT girls

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Tuesday 05.06.14

Have You Heard Of Resembl?

There is a NEAT new company on the scene that seeks to simplify how you shop for home furnishings.  Since simple is the name of our game, we couldn't wait to get involved and share the deets about Resembl with all of you.

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Resembl launched last year and has been helping consumers find stylish products faster than ever before. They specialize in helping you search the internet for items that are difficult to describe when searching with keywords (AMAZING right?). Instead you can use images to narrow your search by clicking on an item you like and telling the algorithm to show you products that are similar by style, material, color, etc.

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Even more exciting is that our very own NEAT DC girl, Catherine Zinn, was recently featured sharing some of her favorite furniture picks. So just take a seat with NEAT and see what Catherine is currenlty coveting.

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Have fun seeing which items Resembl your home style the most! 

xx
the NEAT girls

Thursday 01.30.14

Superbowl Sunday:: Seattle vs. Denver = Our Version of the Superbowl

As you all know, this Sunday is the Superbowl! For some of you, this is the best sporting event of the entire year. For others, the Superbowl means the start of the best commercials of the year - but for NEAT, it means finding the best SHOPPING in the cities that are going head to head! What better way to celebrate two cities batteling it on the field than to compare the home shopping from Seattle to Denver!? First, let's take a peek into what Seattle has to offer... 

First up on our list is ORNAMO. From major pieces of furniture to small dishes (for organizing delicate jewelry or buttons), this store has everything you will want to lust over!

Next on the list is Watson Kennedy Fine Home. Not only is the shop located in a historic building, the vintage finds from all over the world will have you leaving with a full bag of goodies!

Last, but certainly not least is Revival Home and Garden. Their modern punches of color caught our eye right away, but their collection of casegoods had us never wanting to leave!

Now close your eyes and make your way to beautiful Denver, Colorado. As soon as you land, you are going to make your way to Hutch and Fig. If you love to entertain, you are sure to find every piece you will need! 

If you are in search of a perfect mix of vintage and modern, look no further than Lulu's! Their amazing inventory will give you the perfect storage solution for your home - large or small!

The final stop on this excursion is a trip to Mod Livin'. We know that filing paperwork usually doesn't get many people excited, but with a collection like this, you just might get the motivation you need!

Now that we having you longing for a trip to both Seattle and Denver, who will you choose to win? Game on! Oh...and if we missed any favortie stores there, please let us know. The NEAT Girls might be making a special trip there soon!

xx

the NEAT girls

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