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How to Find the Perfect Gift for Any Occassion

I love giving people gifts. I know it’s super cliché, but I actually like giving gifts more than I like receiving them. And one of the best feelings in the world is stumbling upon the perfect gift that just instantly reminds you of someone (I already have my sister’s Christmas gift bookmarked on Etsy).

But sometimes it’s hard to find that extra special something for that extra special someone, especially when you’re pressed for time. Well, luckily for you (and me!), there’s a company out there dedicated to helping you become the best gift-giver of all time.

I’d like to introduce Two Pretzels, a Philly-based curated gift box company that’s all about celebrating the best (and worst) moments in life. Birthdays, engagements, breakups, promotions, pregnancies, bad days, you name it, Two Pretzels has a uniquely curated box for it. The masterminds behind Two Pretzels were kind enough to gift me their “Good Times & Tan Lines: Summer Seasonal” box which has the most amazing & sassy essentials to party all the way through Labor Day. Keep on reading to see what’s in the box & get a special discount code!

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The Best Healthy Ice Cream Brands to Try

*Hi there! Super excited to have a guest post~ here on Ampersand. Just like how I love sharing cool new things with you, I love when people share awesome ideas/tips/events with me! Meet my friend & roomie, Haley–ice cream enthusiast & fan of Ampersand. Y’all can follow her on Insta here

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Haley is a financial public relations professional living in Philly. Outside of work, you’ll find her running, spinning, doing yoga or loungin’ in the sun with a good book.

It’s the middle of summer, and nothing’s better than a nice, cold ice cream. A few times during the summer I’ll actually just have ice cream for dinner and call it a day (because I’m an adult and I can do whatever I want). However, I really do try to stick to a healthy diet so my ice cream indulgences are minimal, but there’s been a surge of healthy ice cream options so I decided I would try some of the different brands and flavors. I was super excited when Kasia asked me to write a review for the blog! Here are some of my favorites & my honest thoughts about them. 

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Likes & Favorites: The Second Half of Summer

I can hardly believe it’s almost mid-way through July. As soon as the 4th of July rolls around, I feel like I blink & summer is almost over. Good thing is, we have a month & a half left to soak up the sun and enjoy the easy-living summer has to offer. July has been a blast so far & I’m looking forward to the second half of summer. Here’s what I’ve been liking & favoriting.

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summer necessities

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