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This week's Trending Tab is all about highlighting the of the closets of our awesome Vinties and learning just how they came to be so awesome! Read through to learn more about these sellers AND their favorite tips & tricks to killing the selling game. 

No Model? No problem with Sariehodges 

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Sariehodges' Journey to Vinted 

From a very young age, I have had a love for fashion. My sister introduced me to Vinted a few years ago and I was instantly hooked. I love thrifting to find items, taking photos and writing descriptions. I love to constantly update my photos to keep my closet looking fresh and organized.

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Describe your style. 

I would say I am very eclectic. I love taking ideas from every trend and making them work together. If I had to pick 3 words to describe my style they would be: feminine, edgy and unique.
I will miss the summer crop tops! They definitely dominate my closet at home. And I am looking forward to breaking out my boots! I always feel stylish and confident while wearing them.

Why do you love selling on Vinted?

I am extremely dedicated to my customers and keeping my closet consistent and current. From buying to selling, I enjoy every part of the Vinted process! It is easy to succeed at something you are passionate about.
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You have some great flat lays - why do you think this makes a difference to your buyers? 

I think being able to see an item in an outfit really helps buyers to visualize how they will be able to wear it.

What are some tips to creating killer flat lays? 

I always focus on making each outfit and photo unique. It helps bring a diverse group of buyers to your closet as well as making your closet fun and pleasing to the eye.

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Final thoughts on being successful?

If you can dedicate just a little time every day to spend on Vinted, it will dramatically impact your sales. Posting on ISO forums, updating photos, and consistently posting new items all help to bring attention to your closet.
Never give up! If you dedicate yourself, you will be successful!
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Check out Sariehodges'  unique, diverse and feminine closet  here

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This week's Trending Tab is all about highlighting the of the closets of our awesome Vinties and learning just how they came to be so awesome! Read through to learn more about these sellers AND their favorite tips & tricks to killing the selling game. 

Sharing is Caring with Thrifting_Diaries

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Thrifting_Diaries' Journey to Vinted 

Vinted not only allows me to share thrifted finds, but it allows me to downsize my closet. Vinted has also allowed me to connect with other wonderful sellers and buyers. The love is real!

As one of the Dallas Vinted Ambassadors, I've had the privilege of working with many smiling faces at Vinted.

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Describe your style. 

 
This is a tough one! During the day aka "adult life," I like to keep it casual with a splash of 60's vintage, think First Lady Jackie Kennedy. After work hours and during the weekend, you'll find me wearing vintage and romantic boho pieces.
 
I will miss wearing my Birkenstocks in summer. Oh wait, I can pair those with my free people socks! Fall is actually my favorite season - boots, cozy sweaters, hats, oversized everything - I can go on and on!
 
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We love how you share your closet on Social Media. Does this make a difference in sales? 

Putting yourself out there can help by attracting a new audience and help keep a regular audience in the loop.

 

What are some tips for sellers who want to use Social Media more effectively? 

1. Not all your photos will be great but they will be yours.

2. Stop worrying about the number of likes and/or followers - those will come with time.

3. Be thankful to those who recognize your posts; a simple thank you can go a long way.

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Final thoughts on being successful?

 
Be humble. Be tentative, helpful, and most importantly yourself. Sell as if you're selling to a good friend.
 
Remember to always answer questions promptly and don't ever doubt your sense of style - stay true.
 
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Check out Thrifting_Diaries' vintage, bohemian, and romantic closet here

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thechickgoescheap

This week's Trending Tab is all about highlighting the of the closets of our awesome Vinties and learning just how they came to be so awesome! Read through to learn more about these sellers AND their favorite tips & tricks to killing the selling game. 

Strike a Pose with Prothrifter

Prothrifter's Journey to Vinted 

I try to sell brands that Vinties like. I sell at competitive prices. I accept offers. I engage with other Vinties via the forums and am always professional and polite. I have excellent pictures and descriptions, which gets me lots of closet raids. And I use hashtags to try to maximize visibility.

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Describe your style. 

 
Personally I wear a lot of designer, sort of in an edgy way if I had to choose one word. I also love love LOVE vintage! I actually prefer vintage and want to focus more on building up that part of my closet. But I sell a ton of designer because it's what I find a lot thrifting, and I can't pass it up!
 
I will miss the summer little sleeveless boho dresses, as well as jean cut-offs and crop tops. But I am DEFINITELY looking forward to oversized, slouchy sweaters and boots for the fall (which in New Orleans doesn't actually occur until like November lol.)
 

Why do you love selling on Vinted?

 
I love the social aspect with the forums. It actually is sometimes a distraction while I'm uploading, but one I love anyway. I have been so successful here it's hard not to love it! I feel like Vinted really invests and cares about its sellers/buyers. I also feel like Vinted listens and strives to be transparent with their members, even in the face of harsh and unwarranted criticism.
 
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Why do you choose to model some of your items? 

I especially like styling the vintage, I feel like you need to see it with accessories to really see how creative you can get with it. It's fun to create a story with one-of-a-kind vintage finds, and you need to accessorize to do that.

 
What are some tips for sellers who want to try out modeling their items? 

If you are taking pics alone, get a big mirror and try to minimize any clutter in the background. If you have someone taking pics of you, then use natural sunlight, and figure out your best angles. I personally like to take some pics (not all but most), from about my lips down. I like to get my lips in because I use fun lipstick to add another accessory to the look. I also like to get my feet in to show off my shoes and complete the look.

Final thoughts on being successful?

 
Be persistent! Keep uploading and doing price drops even if it seems like sales are slow. I might not have an order for a week and then I get one almost every day the next!
 
Be positive and kind. Most importantly have fun! That's what this is all about!
 
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Check out Prothrifter's sophisticated, trendy and quality closet here

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This week's Trending Tab is all about highlighting the of the closets of our awesome Vinties and learning just how they came to be so awesome! Read through to learn more about these sellers AND their favorite tips & tricks to killing the selling game. 

A masterclass in styling with Kristilauren 

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Kristilauren's Journey to Vinted 

I started off selling on Vinted as a way to make some pocket change so I can act and eat at the same time. My goal was to share articles of clothing that I was excited about. I love helping people feel beautiful and encouraging them to be adventurous with what they wear on a day-to-day basis. I never really thought I would gain as much momentum as I did! After a while people started approaching me, telling me what they were looking for, and I started becoming a personal stylist for people all over the US.

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Describe your style. 

 
Feminine and earthy... Think Brigitte Bardot meets Stevie Nicks
 
I'm going to miss the summer off the shoulder tops and dresses for sure. I can get away with them into October but have to retire them once it gets below 68 degrees (The LA equivalent to snowing). I'm counting down the days until I can break out my faux furs and Penny Lane coat and incorporating them with some of my favorite vintage Levi's and silk tops.
 

Why do you love selling on Vinted?

 
I'm forever fascinated by the internet. I can connect with people that I would have otherwise never had met and when people buy something from me we share a connection. I won't upload something that I don't like, and when someone purchases an item from me it's so rad to see that someone somewhere loves the same thing (or things) that I do! As an actor and writer it's important to surround myself with as many people from different walks of life as possible. Los Angeles is a very isolating city so being able to connect with different people and getting a peek into their personalities helps fuel my art every single day.
 
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What sets you apart as a Top Seller? 
 
I think what draws customers to me is my integrity. I'm a very big fan of online shopping, and nothing brings me more joy than coming home and seeing something that I've purchased sitting on my doorstep waiting to become a part of my story, and I want to give people the same rush of happiness when they buy from me. I refuse to sell items in sub par condition unless the piece is so special the minor flaws can be overlooked. I hand wrap every item with color coordinated tissue paper, sealed with a heart sticker. I hand write a letter to every customer thanking them for their business. If I can make one person smile I consider that day a success, and every time someone puts on that item they bought from me I hope they feel the love that goes into me hand selecting that special piece that they will wear for days, weeks, months, or maybe years to come.
 

We love the way you style your items. Why do you think this makes a huge difference for your buyers?

 
I think the key is to pair items with on trend items that are easily accessible. I'm quick to invest in accessories and jackets that will stay with me for years, but I'm not going to pair an item with a statement piece that only I own. Go with timeless closet staples (denim jackets, black boots) and you can't lose! A big bonus for me is when I can style a piece with something else that I'm selling. It shows off different ways your items can be styled, and you become a one stop shop!
 

What are some tips for sellers who are new to styling and want to try it out?

 
Take risks! Wear color! My closet used to be mostly black, but there's something so great about finding a color that makes you glow. I'm super into green right now because it brings out the green in my eyes. I've realized that people are more worried about how they look than how other people look. If you see something and it makes you happy, wear it! You're more likely to shine wearing something that brings you joy than wearing something that everyone else is wearing. Being like everyone else is boring anyway, right?
 
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Final thoughts on being successful?

 
The best thing you can do is be honest. It's nice to make money, but cutting corners for a quick sale isn't the way to do it. Make Vinted fun! Grab your best friend and take photos in your awesome clothes together. Ask a family member to take photos of you and laugh about how silly it is. Enjoy your process. Tell your story. Do everything with joy and intention and the universe will always give back what you give.
 
If you ever have questions, feel free to reach out! I'm always here to lend a helping hand.
 
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Check out Kristilauren's versatile, playful and on-trend closet here

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This week's Trending Tab is all about highlighting the of the closets of our awesome Vinties and learning just how they came to be so awesome! Read through to learn more about these sellers AND their favorite tips & tricks to killing the selling game. 

It's all about the details with Douxriens

 
 

Douxriens' Journey to Vinted 

I started selling in November 2014. I had so many clothes in my closet that I needed to get rid of and the extra income would be helpful. I found Vinted searching online and after some research and downloading the app, I knew I would like this platform. I started off by taking photos of my clothes on hangers or lying flat on a clean carpet but soon I invested in a mannequin and thankfully my sales increased. I also started taking photos on a white and clear background with bright light. Interested buyers would ask me questions about my clothes/shoes, and I responded immediately. I noticed that the sooner I responded to questions, the faster I got a sale.

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Describe your style. 

 
I think I have a contemporary style. Chic and stylish. Affordable yet classy. :)
 
I love wearing dresses and sandals during the summer. I will definitely miss the bright fun colors, but at the same time, I love fall fashion. Earth-tone/ neutral colors are my favorite. I love boots and cardigans, as well as layering pieces together.
 

Why do you love selling on Vinted?

 
Vinted is a great community. The ambassador and staff do their very best to address issues and answer questions the best they can. Over the years, I have noticed that Vinted makes changes that enable it to be more user friendly and easy to use. The majority of these changes have been positive. I also love the idea that it has a community forum where Vinties can talk about their lives and seek advice on just about anything.
 
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What sets you apart as a Top Seller? 
 
When Vinties make a purchase, I thank them immediately and let them know when I will ship. I usually ship the same or next day and let the buyers know this. I strongly believe that communication is key in becoming a top seller. Let the buyer know when you will ship, or if there are any delays by USPS. I also expanded on my item descriptions. I included the type of fabric, if there are any flaws, width and length etc. I also started including a thank-you card in each package I sent out. Everyone loves kind gestures right? :) Packaging is also very important. Neat and sturdy packaging lets the buyer know that you care about their item reaching them in good condition and not just to make a quick buck. In doing so, I've had repeat buyers purchasing bundles from me.

Clear item descriptions is key - why do you think this makes a difference?

 
Buyers would like to know more details of what they are interested in. For example the type of fabric, if there are any flaws, if you are a smoker or non-smoker, if you have any pets (some Vinties are allergic to pet hair) the length or width of the items and so on. This enables them to decide faster if they are going to make the purchase or not instead of having to message the seller and wait a while to get a response.

What are three tips to writing better descriptions? 

1. Be short and precise

2. Write well (good grammar never hurts!)
3. Include important information about the item (i.e. what would YOU want to know if you were the buyer?)
 
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Final thoughts on being successful?

 
Always remember presentation! Good presentation of your items will mostly likely have your closet raided. If your closet is raided, you will have more exposure. Also, be patient, friendly and take time to communicate with fellow Vinties interested in your items.
 
And don't forget to have fun! :)
 
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Check out Douxriens contemporary, stylish and fun closet here

 
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This week's Trending Tab is all about highlighting the of the closets of our awesome Vinties and learning just how they came to be so awesome! Read through to learn more about these sellers AND their favorite tips & tricks to killing the selling game. 

Trending: Snapshots with Carmenandco

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Carmenandco's Journey to Vinted 

I take pride in what I do! From taking the photos, all the way to taking extra care of my packaging :) I had so many people come back and tell me how much they appreciated the little things like a handwritten note or well placed piece of ribbon. Pretty soon, I noticed the same sweet girls would be back to shop in my closet a couple of weeks later so of course I HAD to take care of my "Repeaties" Now I have a few girls that have been shopping with me for years and I offer special benefits to my Repeaties show how much I appreciate THEM!

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Describe your style. 

 
Feminine and earthy... Think Brigitte Bardot meets Stevie Nicks
 
I will miss the ease of my summer sundresses and skirts terribly! HOWEVER... Fall is my favorite season, hands down! I love comfy sweaters and boots and scarves, oh my!
 

Why do you love selling on Vinted?

 
It gives pieces that have only been worn on one or two occasions another shot in the spotlight! I know "this dress" is going to go to some sweet Vintie who is going to love it just as much as I did and ROCK it!!! Also, the deals Im able to find on pieces that I'm on the hunt for, or just happened to see and not be able to pass up ;)
 
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You take great photos! Why do you think this makes a huge difference for your buyers?

 
Clean, clear and simple photos make it easy for potential buyers to know exactly what they are getting and picture the item in their own wardrobe!! Doing away with other things in the pictures helps them to use their imagination when planning on how a piece will be used.

We want to know about how to take great hanger photos - what are some tips? 

Try to remove any and all distractions from your pictures. Consistency across the board makes browsing a closet a breeze! (i.e. Try to use the same hanger, same location, etc...) Don't be afraid to get resourceful! If you need to hang a white sheet up to create your photo spot, by all means!! Make it work!

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Final thoughts on being successful?

 
Make friends and treat potential buyers the way you would like to be treated (Oh! Hey there, Golden Rule!)
 
As with everything else, you are sure to do your best when you are feeling your best and having fun... Doll yourself up and throw on that song that brings out your best moves and just enjoy it :)
 
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Check out Carmenandco's eclectic, professional and FUN closet here

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Everyone deserves a break from time to time, even a mini-break! It’s great for your mental health and sanity as well as for making fun memories to share with friends and family later. If you weren’t able to schedule a fun getaway this summer, you should start planning for next summer right away! Here is a summary of a recent trip I took myself! 

I hadn't taken a vacation in quite a while. Pretty sure I’m not the only Vintie out there who works too much and plays too little… Well, that was finally remedied!

Earlier this month, I went to Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio right off Lake Erie. Apparently, it’s kind of a big deal in the Midwest. Here on the East Coast, I don't know many people who have heard of this amazing destination.

I couldn’t help but be excited when my boyfriend, Scott described the trip to me. Cedar Point sounded like a giant version of King’s Dominion, a theme park here in Virginia. Boy was I wrong!

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We stayed at a resort called Hotel Breakers. It included several restaurant choices, an indoor pool, a boardwalk that lead to the park entrance, and even a Starbucks! One morning I woke up and went straight from Starbucks to the beach. Living doesn’t get any better, ladies.

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There were too many rides to even begin naming and each area of the park had a theme. My favorite was Frontiertown, where the train station was located. Contemporary country music could be heard all around. I had a blast riding through the park with Scott and seeing all the sights from the comfort of the shaded train car. At one point, it was completely empty. It felt like he had rented it out just for me to enjoy! Also, this is where I decided to take the plunge (literally!) and get on a wooden roller coaster.

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It may seem like this was a trip that was too good to be true. Well, it certainly felt that way to me. I couldn’t believe how much fun we had at Cedar Point. It was such a large theme park, that I could likely return next summer and still find something new to discover. Can’t say that I would mind that at all!

Hopefully, this inspired some deserving Vinties to choose a spot, pack up the car, and just go! Mini-vacays are always an awesome option when you're being budget-conscious! 

And don't forget to place your Vinted closet on 'Vacation Mode' to truly enjoy your experience and avoid problems with potential buyers. :) 

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I often get asked how I find all the things that I do at thrift stores. So, here are my tips and tricks on thrift shopping and how to find the best deals in the right sections!

​TIP NUMBER 1: Shop Everywhere

Don't just limit yourself to the women's sections - always check out the other ones. The photo below shows two puma track jackets, and guess where I found these babies? IN THE MENS SECTION! HELLLOOOO, the men's section is really where it's at!

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TIP NUMBER 2: Use those peepers 

Let your eyes do the work. Scope out the racks of clothing and allow yourself to look at whatever is attracting you. When you see a print or color you like, snag it off the rack and take a look at it. Envision how you would style it, and go from there!

TIP NUMBER 3: ​Forget size 

Sizes really don't exsist when you are thrifting unless it's pants. T-shirts are allowed to be oversized if you like whats on it. Shop in ALL SIZES. In my case, I can will find t-shirt dresses in larger sizes and I can also find croptops in the kid's section.

TIP NUMBER 4: Go Big 

​Smaller thrift shops are usually more expensive. From my experience with thrift shopping, I have founds that the smaller consignment shops are more expensive and they price their items based on brands. If you go to Goodwill and larger non-profit thrift stores, they price their items more so on the category. I know Goodwill sells their t-shirts for around $4.25 (at least in my area), and I have found Free People tops in those racks plenty of times.

TIP NUMBER 5: ​Choose off-peak  

Try to go thrifting on less crowded days. Weekends are always the busiest. If you are going thrifting on a Saturday when everyone else is going, you will be limited in what you will find. I usually go on Tuesdays and Wednesdays because stores tend to be less crowded. I also go early, around 9am, that way I get first dibs. The early bird really does get the worm when it comes to thrift shopping!

TIP NUMBER 6: ​Try fleamarkets

If you only have weekends off work, I would suggest going to a fleamarket. They are open on weekends only, in most cases. Arrive extra early, around 6am-8am, to get first pick. Flea markets are great for accessories like jewelry and belts. I found my favorite pair of sunglasses for just $1!

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TIP NUMBER 7: ​Shop sale days

Pay attention to sales that might be going on at thrift stores. On certain days they might have either 25% off or even 50% off of certain colored tags. Shopping these sales can really save you some even more money!

TIP NUMBER 8: ​Come prepared 

Go on Pinterest before you go thrifting to get some inspiration for outfits and styles to look for. This will help get you inspired and focused on a specific look when searching the racks.

TIP NUMBER 9: Look for "boyfriend" jeans 

​Mom jeans and boyfriend jeans are super on trend items right now. In order to achieve these looks, the thrift store is a must! If you are a size 2 or under, I suggest trying the women's jeans first. Then, head over to the little boys section. They always have a good selection of boys jeans with a waist size of 25/26. I have found hundreds of pairs of Levi's these sizes in the boys section. If you are larger than a 2/4, head over to the men's section! Find a pair that fit and cuff them at the bottoms. Then, you got yourself a pair of boyfriend jeans! You can even alter your jeans by putting rips in them or using some bleach to add more effects!

TIP NUMBER 10: DIY FTW  

​Alterations! A pair of scissors can go a long way in the world of thrifting, especially in the summer time! If you find a t-shirt that is just way too long and not t-shirt dress flattering, cut it into a croptop! If you find a pair of jeans that are too short in length, cut them into shorts (see photo below)! If you find a t-shirt with a stain on the sleeve, cut it off! The possibilities are endless! 

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​Thank you for reading my thrifting tips, and I hope they will be as useful to you as they are to me! 

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Welcome to the experimental kitchen of Nat and Corey. We live in a cozy little apartment in the city with our two crazy cats. Cooking and eating are two of our favorite things. Come try a new recipe with us!

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In our recent internet searches we ran across a bunch of recipes for variations of a Blueberry French Toast Bake. We combined a few different versions to achieve our end result: deliciousness! Here is how we did it:

Gather the ingredients:

  • 2 small baguettes (you can use any bread that is a bit stiff)
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries (you can sub for your favorite berry, we want to try raspberry next!)
  • 1 block of cream cheese 
  • 2/3 cup sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk 
  • 2 eggs

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We use a KitchenAid because we are spoiled brats, but if you've got a hand mixer or even a whisk and some big biceps: you'll be golden.

Start mixing the cream cheese first. Then add the eggs, sugar and vanilla. Order is not important, just make sure you leave a small break time in between each one so it blends nice and smooth. It will get pretty liquidy with some little chunkies, but don't worry about those. 

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Chop up the bread into bite size hunks. Like, an inch or whatever floats your boat. Throw it all into a big bowl and pour the liquified ingredients over the top.

                                             

Take a big spoon, or your hands if you're into that, and mix it all up. Then dump it in a baking dish. (We used an 11 cup Pyrex dish that measures about 6"x9" for reference.)

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We wanted to make sure that the bread really soaked up the liquid because dry french toast is the absolute worst. So, we got a little creative. We placed a large piece of plastic wrap over the top and pressed down with our hands. It worked great! Then we snapped the lid on and left it all in the fridge overnight. We came across a few recipes that said to just let it sit for 20-30 minutes. You can try this if you're in a rush, but we found that mixing this at night and heating it up for breakfast in the morning is our favorite way make this dish. 

Whenever you're ready to, toss it in the oven at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Don't forget to check it a couple of times because every oven is a little different! It doesn't need to get very dark at all on top in order for it to be very tasty. 

It's going to be tough because this stuff smells heavenly, but let it cool for a little while before serving. You can top it with all kinds of fun things like powdered sugar, blueberry sauce, or our personal favorite: whipped cream out of a spray can. 

Scoop a bunch on a plate, top it off and dig in!

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We hope you love this easy to make dish as much as we do. 

Love and ovens,

Nat & Corey 

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This is the season to go out and get some sunshine, if you hate going to the gym, why not do something active outside. When you’re having fun, you won’t realize that your actively working out your body! Step away from the repetitive sets and treadmills that go nowhere-- here are some exciting activities you can do to keep your heart rate up.

Hiking

Go explore a new hiking trail around your area, find one that’s a moderate level so that it’s not just a leisurely stroll, but still enjoyable. Take in the views, the nature and wildlife. Maybe at the end there will be a waterfall to splash in.

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Pokemon Go

If you haven’t jumped on this bandwagon, start playing! It forces you to get outside and catch Pokemon. My favorite feature is that you need to walk to hatch your Pokemon eggs. So start making those steps count!

Biking 

Go to the beach and rent a bike! You can ride it down the boardwalk or anywhere your heart desires! 

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Shopping

Visit your mall and walk around-- you don’t even have to buy anything! Window shopping keeps you moving and you won’t even realize how many steps you’ve taken.

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Music Festivals 

This is my favorite way to workout without working out! I recently attended EDC in Vegas and walked a total of 92,514 steps during this three night festival. The whole weekend I was dancing the night away, walking to different stages, and just having fun. Guess how many calories I burned? 10,341! Of course it comes with a high ticket price, but the experience is definitely worth it.

Travel (locally) 

Be a tourist for a day in your own city, or the closest major city. Create a little itinerary for all the spots you want to visit or restaurants you want to try. All the walking you’ll do around the city will keep you active!

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What do you do to stay fit in the summer? 

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