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The Best Ever Garbage Salad: A Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipe

An Easy, Light Meal Solution to A Fridge Full of Leftovers Post-Thanksgiving
November 26, 2015

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Ever scarfed down a Garbage Salad?  I’m sure you have; there’s nothing like a fridge full of leftovers post-holiday, with Pinterest inspiration looking bleak and no desire to get back in the kitchen anytime soon.  Well in the Rye household, we always eagerly welcome our post-Thanksgiving tradition of a Garbage Salad after we’re nice and stuffed from the day before.

In true Garbage Salad form, we literally throw all of our Thanksgiving leftovers into a salad for the perfect light meal (so we’re nice and spry for all of the Black Friday shopping!). There’s no exact recipe or formula for our Garbage Salad, but I always enjoy the hints of butternut squash and pomegranate seeds among fresh arugula (always fresh arugula), hard-boiled eggs and almond slivers.  So grab a leftover roll and top with any dressing of your choice, voila.

From the entire WOM team, I hope you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving…one that even requires you to pull out the stretchy pants and throw the calorie count out the window!  Truly, MKR




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Running Around

An Easy, Comfortable Outfit To See Me Through a Busy Day
November 24, 2015

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There’s no “calm before the storm” around here; I’m in overdrive running around town prepping for Thanksgiving this year.  On crazy days like these, I reach for a few tried-and-true favorites in my wardrobe to layer on and tackle my never-ending to-do list.  

While I will always love a good lounge sesh in my favorite yoga pants, there’s something to be said for pulling yourself together for those errands that find you nowhere near the gym. It’s all too easy to reach for yoga pants before going to the grocery and meeting a friend for coffee, but I’ve found that pulling together a comfortable, styled look always feels better. 

This outfit is made up of pieces that are all comfortable, and the pieces can see me through the busy day.  I seriously could live in a pair of boyfriend jeans, and you’ve seen me pull out this wool hat more often than I can count.  My black Givenchy bag of course, was an investment, but as I’m rounding out my sixth year of owning it, I can say the bag has only gotten better with age.  The new addition to the mix though, are my colorblock peep-toe booties.  They are not only so comfortable, they’re very affordable for their high-end look. And needless to say they nail “winter whites” at their best!  Truly, MKR




Photography, Kathryn McCrary 

AS PICTURED: Trench coat (similar) | turtleneck sweater | boyfriend jeans | booties | sunglasses | handbag 

My Winter Skincare Routine

How I Feel Confident in My Winter Skin with AVEENO®
November 23, 2015

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Come cold weather season, I find myself on the go even more so than all of the lazy summer months, and the last thing I want to worry about is my complexion.  And while I absolutely adore this cozy time of year, it truly wreaks havoc on my skin, and I find myself on the hunt for the best products to winterize my daily skincare routine. 

Over the years I’ve found that having a winter skincare routine can be as simple as swapping out my daily moisturizer, sure, but finding the right one is absolutely key. With changing weather between the milder climates of Georgia to the downright freezing and harsh climates of the North traveling always causes my skin to appear dry, irritated and uneven, and I need to be able to depend on a routine, specifically a daily moisturizer, to give my skin that coveted, radiant, no-stress-I-actually-got-8-hours-of-sleep glow. 

Per a friend’s suggestion I recently picked up a bottle of  AVEENO®’s Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer and I’d be lying if I didn’t say how impressed I’ve been by the effects.  Sure Jen Aniston (because we’re besties) swears by it, and it’s clinically proven to even skin tone AND texture, plus it has the daily SPF I have to depend on, but I really didn’t think AVEENO® was going to be the “one.”  However, after a few weeks I have to say my skin hasn’t shown signs of any its usual stress and more importantly my super sensitive skin hasn’t broken out in the slightest.  I’ve been so thrilled with the results I also decided to give Aveeno®’s Daily Moisturizer, and their Skin Relief Gentle Scents line a shot.  It’s proven to be the answer to people with finicky skin like me…only very subtle oatmeal and coconut scents, but a creamy consistency that gives my skin that clean, yet gentle feel that I’ve come to look for in a daily wash.  Moral of the story, AVEENO® has quickly become the star to of my daily skincare routine.  Truly, MKR 

Photography, Kathryn McCrary | THIS STORY IS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH AVEENO®A BRAND WE LOVE AND ADORE.  OPINIONS AND IMAGES ARE 100% OUR OWN. All products can be found at your local Walmart.

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