Alexandra Floersch has worked for Forum Communications since February 2015. She is a content producer and photographer who enjoys writing about finance, fashion and home.
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Not only has prom fashion evolved throughout the years — from peasant dresses and bowties to big hair and beyond — the way prom attendees ask each other has changed as well. In 2017, bigger is better. From elaborate, life-sized signs to celebrity-endorsed asks and proposals by puns, high school prom-goers have gotten creative with their "promposals." 'Goating' to prom
FARGO — Easter is just around the corner. Do you know what you're bringing to the in-laws' house? In a world driven by Pinterest, ordinary caramel rolls no longer cut it. Sub-par snacks won't do the trick. That boring veggie platter is so yesterday. If you're the one known for bringing the lame treats to Easter, it's time you step up your game. Try one of these recipes for the cutest, most festive Easter contribution. Your family will thank you. Easter Chicks Deviled Eggs Ingredients: 6 boiled eggs 1/4 cup mayonnaise
FARGO — April showers bring May flowers. But what does apartment-living bring? The beauty of plants is that they can literally add life to a space. They also act as decor, bringing interest to windows sills, corners and even walls. Hanging planters — suspended from the ceiling — have also become Pinterest popular. But how does one know which plants grow best indoors? "In general, indoor plants are the ones that are tropicals and won't survive the winter," says Jill Patrie, perennial production/outdoor manager at Bakers Garden & Gift.
At 20-something, the old saying is true: we have so much of our lives ahead of us. Our parents and grandparents smile in anticipation of our future, encouraging us to "seize the day." But more often than not, we roll our eyes and brush it off. What do they know? We're seizing all we can. But most days that means just trying to survive 2 a.m. study sessions, critical work deadlines or that interview for our dream job we pray we won't butcher.
FARGO — After a long, drab winter, Midwesterners are ready to bust out of their parkas and winter boots and expose their skin to sunlight. Many seek seek change — and, for some, a simple refresher in hair and makeup gives them life. "With hair, everyone wants to be lighter," says Shayla Kuzel, owner of Shayla Elise hair and makeup at Nora Salon in Fargo. "People are just so tired. They're bored, they're bland and they want to take risks."
After a long, drab winter, Midwesterners are ready to bust out of their parkas and winter boots and expose their skin to sunlight. Many seek seek change — and, for some, a simple refresher in hair and makeup gives them life. "With hair, everyone wants to be lighter," says Shayla Kuzel, owner of Shayla Elise hair and makeup at Nora Salon in Fargo. "People are just so tired. They're bored, they're bland and they want to take risks."
FARGO — When it comes to tipping, most people likely think of the service industry, specifically restaurants and bars. But those aren't the only professions that accept — and expect — tips. Dan Hendrickson, communications coordinator for the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota, believes interaction plays a part in deciding who and when to tip.
FARGO — While it might not be the first place people see, the bedroom is one space homeowners spend a third of their day, which is why a bedroom's feel should be crafted intentionally. "Don't be afraid to invest in your bedroom," says Trever Hill, designer at McNeal & Friends, an interior design studio and lifestyle boutique in Fargo. By considering color, flow, furniture and other decorative touches, homeowners can create a personal sanctuary.
FARGO — For 10 years, Rory Martin has been "fasting." While most might assume fasting involves refraining from food, Martin, 61, partakes in a different kind of fast — a spending fast. During the first month of the year, Martin and his wife, LeAnn, accept the challenge they refer to as the "January fast" where they refrain from spending money on anything other than fixed expenses and essentials.
For many, the American dream is a large home (with a payment attached), a storage unit full of belongings (they have no use for) and the opportunity to buy what they want when they want on someone else's dime (thanks to credit cards and loans). Recently, though, many Americans are envisioning a dream that looks much different. Minimalism has become a hot topic on podcasts, Facebook groups and in the Netflix documentary "Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things."