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How to Win the Comparison Game

Alright, it's time for some real talk. Ready? Let's go. It's impossible not to be a victim of comparison these days, especially as a business owner. Ideas are everywhere... And sometimes they overlap. It sucks, but that's just the nature of pursuing creative things. You can't take it personally and you can't let it get the best of you. Why? Because you can't control what other people do. You can only control you. Yeah, we wish others wouldn't copy our designs and really feel for our fellow entrepreneur friends going through the same thing, but at the end of the day, what other people do isn't relevant to us. We need to be concerned about what we're doing, focusing on...

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DIY Confetti Tray

You know that we're all there when it comes to confetti (sometimes we find some stashed in Whit's kitchen cabinets), but when it comes to housewares... Well, that's when we really can't help ourselves. Add some major fun to your coffee table or bathroom vanity with an easy, gorgeous, make-your-friends-ask-where-you-got-one confetti tray: Supplies: - 2 Bottles of Mod Podge Dimensional Magic Glue - Mod Podge - Wooden Tray - Paint Brush - Confetti Steps: Paint a layer of Mod Podge on your wooden tray surface. Pour your confetti all over your tray and spread it with your hands for even, shiny coverage. Fill up your tray with the Mod Podge Dimensional Magic Glue (and don't freak out at the cloudy...

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5 Tips for Surviving Freshman Year of College

It's getting to be that time again... For some of you, that may mean somewhere entirely new and away from everything you know—freshman year of college. The truth is, that for as scary it is, it's also totally exciting and 100% what you make of it. As we reflect on our time as freshmen (complete with TBT pics from Whit), we have five key pieces of advice for those going off to college: Fight Procrastination From the Beginning You'll find that, especially at the beginning, you have a lot of free time to hang out with friends and binge on Netflix. It's going to be really easy to justify not taking time to study or do the "required" reading, but...

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Whit's Travel Guide to NYC

Whitney: Besides Austin, New York City is my favorite place in the world. The first time I visited, I was 13 and on a birthday trip with my mom. I remember looking out the window, and seeing all the tall buildings and pretty lights. I swear, right there, it stole my heart. My love increased in high school when my family rented an apartment there for the summer to escape the Texas heat. During this experience of a lifetime, we learned so much about how to navigate the city, and now I try to go back a few times a year to embrace the magic. While some may consider the city stressful, it really is easy if you do it right,...

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Our 5 Favorite Texas Getaways

Summer is winding down, but there's still time to fit in another weekend trip or two before fall comes around! As true Texans, we've been a lot of places in this great state, but there's five places we love road tripping to the most: Marfa We headed to Marfa in March as a spontaneous spring break trip, and it's now one of our favorite places. A small town in the middle-of-nowhere West Texas, this is the place to go for a true getaway with art as amazing as the sunrise and stars. Where to Stay: El Cosmico What to Bring: Road trip snacks, sunglasses, and a blanket to sit on while watching the sunrise or gazing at the stars. Beaded by...

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