5 Patriotic and Inspiring Quotes for 4th of July

Happy Summer! Happy July! Happy 4th of July! Can you believe that we’re halfway through the year too? Well, there’s no denying that a good portion of America will be celebrating Independence Day with barbecues, pool parties, and all the fireworks. But, let’s not forget what our nation’s birthday really is about. Take a look at these 4th of July quotes that will get you feeling that American pride in no time.

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July 4, 2017
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Photo Diary: I’m on a Boat (in NYC)

I sometimes don’t realize how close we are to the water in New York City. Yes, I know Manhattan is an island, but the crowded streets cause me and (probably others) to forget how we’re only a few steps away from the river. The best way to experience New York’s large bodies of water is with all the boats, and I know firsthand that’s something everyone should do at least summer.

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June 22, 2017
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How to Dress Your Best on a Sunny Afternoon (OOTD)

June’s a glorious time in the city because we finally start to experience summer again. Of course, as soon as the hot weather kicks, we’re already sick of the humidity. I’ve only had a small taste of New York summer over the past few weeks, and OH MY GAWD IT’S HUMID. There’s only one way to get through the dog days of summer though: you need to spend as much time near the water in your favorite summer outfit!

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June 15, 2017
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Photo Diary: Coney Island

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There’s no better way to start a summer in New York than taking a trip out to Coney Island for the day. Once known as the largest amusement park in the world from around 1880 to World War II, the Brooklyn destination still allows you to escape the narrow city streets to a more open seaside resort filled with rides, food, and the beach. And when it’s a sunny day like this one, how can you not enjoy it?

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June 6, 2017
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Recipe: Green Bell Pepper Rice Mix (Make Ahead Lunch)

It seems quite natural to eat out every day when you’re working in the city. I know my office offers very tempting food places like a grilled cheese shop, a donut spot, and a Chipotle just across the street. But, it might be a good idea to hold off on spending more money and opt for a healthier option. Prep your lunch ahead with this easy-to-make green bell pepper rice mix.

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May 11, 2017
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