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Lindsey Mather

Name: Lindsey Mather, Editorial Assistant
Hometown: Oakville, Canada
What Inspires Me: Blogs of all kinds. I read over a dozen daily and I’m always falling in love with new ones.
Trying to Learn: The art of the slow cooker.
Perfect Saturday Morning: A leisurely stroll through Central Park with an iced tea in hand.
Dream Room: style/SWOON blogger, Samantha Reitmayer’s, ultra-feminine dressing room
Biggest Occupational Hazard: Paper cuts!
Best Occupational Perk: Nibbling on treats fresh out of the oven from the test kitchen.
Work Uniform: Must include flats because I’m running around the office all day.
First Martha sighting: Spotted at the Living issue wall -- this is where we put up magazine pages to review before they’re published.
First Living Story: Coming soon! “On Our Radar” for July.
Go-To Dish: I bake up a batch of Martha’s Healthy Banana-Blueberry Muffins when I want on-the-go breakfast or afternoon snack.

Instagram Love: Winter Highlights

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It’s a gray winter day today, but below are a few Instagram accounts that remind us of the reasons why we love this time of year! Follow us here. Citrus candles by @readtealeaves. The chance to start fresh this year @houselarsbuilt. Soup for dinner @sarahyates. @witandelight_‘s warm and cozy blanket. Winter boots @pennyweight. Tweet

Links We Loved This Week

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It’s Friday! What do you have planned for the long weekend? I’m hoping to visit a museum and explore a new neighborhood. Here are a few fun links from around the web to help your Friday go even quicker! For lunch: fennel buckwheat crepes stuffed with brussels sprouts and shiitake mushrooms. DIY balloon animal cake [...]

Our Find: Peapack Mitten Company

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Last year, my aunt gave me a pair of embroidered mittens from Peapack Mitten Company for Christmas. Two winters later, they are still my must-have accessory when it’s chilly outside. Made from 100% wool and lined with polarfleece, they are the warmest mittens I’ve ever owned. (That’s saying a lot, considering I grew up in [...]

5 DIY Valentine’s Day Ideas

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Valentine’s Day is a month away. Have you started planning? Homemade gifts, like the ones below, are a thoughtful way to show your love. Polka dot champagne glasses take your celebratory toast to the next level. Let your love know how you really feel with the help of these conversation heart cookies. Surprise your loved [...]

The Living Staff’s New Year’s Resolutions

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We are midway through January, are your New Year’s resolutions still in place? We’re all in this together—check out some of the Living editors’ resolutions below… Many of us want to stay organized in 2014—including finding a space for all those shoes! Another mess to tackle: the dreaded junk mail pile. (Photo: Ryan Liebe) Living‘s [...]

Our Finds: Cool Calendars

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Staying on top of constantly evolving commitments can be tough, but the unusual formats of these over-the-top calendars make it hard to forget your schedule. Here’s to staying organized in 2014! A big monthly planner has more than enough room to fit your to-do lists. This luggage tag wall calendar will keep you on track. After each [...]

5 Twists on Hot Chocolate

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This week has been chilly, to say the least. We love to warm up with a rich cup of hot chocolate—here are a few ways to spruce up the traditional recipe. Sprinkle with peppermint candies. Top with toasted marshmallow cream. Add cardamom and vanilla bean. Stir in peanut butter. Infuse with cinnamon. Tweet

Links We Loved This Week

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We are slowly getting back in the groove of things after the holidays—here are a few links that are helping us start of the year on the right note. P.S. It feels like we are inside a snow globe in New York City today–I hope you have a cozy winter weekend, wherever you may be! [...]

Instagram Love: Scenes from New Year’s Eve

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Here’s how a few of our favorite Instagrammers rang in 2014. How did you celebrate? (Check out Living‘s Instagram here!) @ohhappyday‘s vintage party supplies. A toast by @unrulythings. @sugarandcloth counted down with cupcakes. Gold-dipped balloons from @studiodiy. The day after: @cannellevanille‘s waffle breakfast. Tweet

American Made: Red & Brown

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Happy New Year’s Eve! If you’re like me, you’ve been indulging in lots of treats during the holidays and, come summer, Red & Brown‘s cocktail cherries are next on my list. Made with fresh New York State cherries, these flavored garnishes taste delicious in your favorite drink, but they also shine on top of milkshakes, ice [...]