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What Cutline Loves About Spring

March 20 officially marked the first day of spring, and while East Coasters got a few inches of snow that day, that doesn’t bring down our excitement for SPRING! From spring flowers to outdoor activities and spring fashion trends, there are a lot of things about spring that we love.

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It’s National Drink Wine Day!

About two years ago I embarked on a journey to become a wine connoisseur. Although I have not yet reached the status of Wine Taste Master, I have come quite far, and am very fond of a deep red with dinner.

I’m here to announce that today, February 18 is National Drink Wine Day. Now, this is separate from my personal favorite holiday, National Wine Day, which also happens to fall on my Birthday May 25. (Yes, there are two separate wine holidays. I’m assuming there are two holidays based on the two basic colors of wine?)

How do you become a Vino of the Elite, you may ask? Well, let me tell you…

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Happy Valentine’s Day from Cutline!

Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day by going out on a date, buying a sweet gift for your significant other or hanging out with your friends, the day is all about being loved, feeling loved and sharing love. Below is a list of the gifts and the people we love on Valentine’s Day.

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It’s Turkey Time! Cutliners Are Thankful For…

Ah, Thanksgiving. It’s already one of our favorite times of year, with the cooler weather, adorable sweaters, and holiday-themed coffee drinks. Not to mention the most delicious meal of the year! But Thanksgiving is about so much more than that -- it’s also a reminder to be appreciative of the greater things in life that we’re so, so happy to have. Check out what our Cutliners are most thankful for this year!

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Techy Turkey Time

It’s Thanksgiving week! My family and I are going a little overboard this year with the holiday. We’re having FOUR Thanksgivings! That’s right, four. We might as well call it “Thanksgivingssss.” Four days, four different locations, all classic turkey chow. My fellow Cutliners are fascinated with my plans and are wondering how I’m going to pull off all this cooking and eating. The truth is...so am I. If you’re in my boat with a ton of gatherings, here are a few things to make both our lives easier this year.

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Brainfood, Holiday

Wake Up! It’s National Coffee Day

It doesn’t take much to keep the Cutline Crew a happy, productive one -- motivation from the greats, inspiring clients, some snacks, and of course, caffeine to help fuel our engines while we slay the day. In honor of National Coffee Day, we’re celebrating the drinks, spots, and products that keep us going -- and coming back for more.

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Holiday, Random Musings

These are a few of our favorite fall things…

Today is the first official day of fall, and here at Cutline, we know how to celebrate the new season filled with changing colors, cooler weather and lots of pumpkin-flavored-everything.

Here are a few of the things that make us excited that fall is here!

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Holiday, Technology

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for the Practical Working Woman

The everyday woman likes to get sh*t done and look awesome doing it (or at least I try to!). And nothing is better than a product that is stylish AND functional. This Valentine’s Day themed set shows a few of my personal favorite everyday items that might even spark a gift idea for a family member, your mom, or even that special someone.

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A Very Cutline Halloween!

Here at Cutline, we get pretty excited about Halloween. We’ve got the costume competition planned and small children to judge it for us (don’t worry, they’re family!). But how to pass the coming weeks before Halloween? By crafting fabulous Polyvore sets, of course!

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Holiday, Technology

Happy Earth Day!

Earth Day is a great time to evaluate your lifestyle and consider ways you can help our planet. Below, I’ve listed a few of my favorite green fixes. These are all small, easy steps, but every little bit of effort can make a big difference.

  • Buy foods from local sources and buy what’s in season to reduce the amount of carbon emissions it takes for the food to get from the farm to your plate. In the SF Bay Area, Farm Fresh To You offers affordable delivery of fresh, organic fruits and veggies, all from local farms.
  • Keep gift bags and conference totes by your front door or in the trunk of your car for grocery shopping and skip the plastic bags. Fill those totes at eco-friendly retailers. The EPA has a list of organizations who make the best use of green / alternative energy.

    Stop your junk mail! When was the last time you made an order from a catalog anyway? Catalog Choice can stop unwanted junk mail and phone books from landing on your doorstep. Don’t worry -- you can opt in for the catalogs you love.
  • Save energy by setting your washing machine to cold water. Most of the energy used by a washing machine is for heating the water. And washing in cold water costs 5 to 10 times less than using hot water. Speaking of laundry, did you know that cleaning your dryer's lint filter can slash its energy usage by as much as 30%?
  • Don’t drive unless you have to. Instead, carpool, walk, bike, or take public transportation. Google Maps has biking and walking directions to give you the best route for your commute. And Google Transit can provide door-to-door options for public transportation in most major cities. These apps are useful whether you’re planning from home, or on the go with your mobile phone.
  • Non-toxic, all-natural cleaning supplies are easier than ever to find and are a great step in the right direction. But they still come in plastic bottles. If you’re really ready to go green, consider making your own cleaning supplies with a blend of water, vinegar, and baking soda and storing them in reusable spray bottles.

    Visit CarbonFund.org to calculate your carbon emissions and offset your footprint with donations to renewable energy, energy efficiency, forest conservation, and reforestation.

You don’t have to make drastic changes to be green. Just pick a few that work for you and, once you’re comfortable with those changes, try incorporating a few more. This Earth Day, I am vowing to buy more of my food locally, recycle a larger percentage of my waste, and switch to non-toxic cleaning supplies.

For more tips, sign up for The Sierra Club Foundation’s Green Tip of the Day.