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Rachel Hollis is the founder of the popular lifestyle blog www.thechicsite.com and Los Angeles-based event-planning firm, Chic Events. At 27, she was named by Inc. Magazine as one of the “Top 30 Entrepreneurs under 30.” She has designed and produced fabulous parties for many of Hollywood’s elite, including Bradley Cooper, Rashida Jones, Al Gore, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ivanka Trump, Jamie King, and Cuba Gooding Jr. (just to name a few). Hollis is also the author of the Amazon Bestselling women’s fiction series, “The Girls” published by Lake Union Publishing. The second book in the series, Sweet Girl was released in May 2015 and the third in the series, Smart Girl is slated for January 2016. In addition, Thomas Dunne Books will publish Rachel’s cookbook entitled Practically Chic in September 2016. Fancy Trash is an irreverent collection of recipes for affordable meals presented so polished you'd never know their "lowbrow" origins. Most recently, Hollis garnered notoriety for an inspirational Facebook post that went viral receiving 470k likes and 64k shares to date. Virtually every major media outlet covered the post across the world, specifically Today.com, Yahoo.com, Good Morning America, and People Magazine. Better Homes and Gardens also named Hollis the Best Blogger for Entertaining.

In addition, Rachel has appeared as a lifestyle expert for The Rachael Ray Show, The Talk, EXTRA, The Nate Berkus Show, The Steve Harvey Show, KTLA Morning News, Fox 5, Better TV and a regular contributor on PopSugar TV and Celebrations.com. She has been featured in People, InStyle, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Parade, OK! Weekly, Entertainment Weekly, Better Homes and Gardens, Traditional Home, Entrepreneur, and Grace Ormand and on the TV shows Jilted and I Do Over for the WE Network, The Traveler’s Guide to Life on the Travel Channel and Self Made for WealthTV.

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7 Slow-Cooker Recipes Perfect For Your Super Bowl Party

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2016 | 11:16 AM

The teams have been declared and now it's time for the big game, Super Bowl! This year don't waste all your time in the kitchen. Try one of these seven slow cooker recipes so you can focus on the score not the oven timer.

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How Women Sabotage Their Sex Life

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2016 | 7:06 PM

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Ok ladies, we're going there... we're talking about sex.

I know it's a bit of a taboo subject, but really, it shouldn't be! I'm a happily married woman (for nearly 12 years now) and I think a good...

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11 Pasta Recipes You Should Be Making

(0) Comments | Posted February 3, 2016 | 9:50 AM

What's the point of the weekend if not for eating all the carbs? I don't know about you but I LOVE pasta! Whether it's cold and in the form of a salad, or hot and loaded with marinara, I'm all for it. That's why I've rounded up 11 of

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9 Signature Cocktails to Serve This Super Bowl

(0) Comments | Posted February 1, 2016 | 7:19 PM

Expectations are high for this weekend's Super Bowl Party. Want to make sure you don't disappoint? Serve one of these delicious cocktail recipes from The Chic Site and keep your guests happy all game long.

1. Moscow Mule

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7 Tips For Helping Women Maintain A Healthy Weight

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2016 | 5:33 PM

When I got pregnant with my second son I still hadn't lost weight from the first and since I came from a long line of overweight people I was terrified that I was quickly going to become one of them. At the time I was dealing with postpartum depression and the ability to lose weight played a huge role in finding myself again. Once I actually learned how to eat well and exercise regularly so the weight would stay off, it was really easy to do so after my third son was born. As of today I've maintained a size four for nearly five years (I was formerly a 10/12) . So from one woman to another, I thought I'd share my best tips for how I maintain my weight.

1. Diet Vs Lifestyle: The most important thing you need to know is also the toughest to adopt. You can workout until you're blue in the face and run a thousand miles a week, but none of it will matter if you aren't eating well. We're not talking about just losing weight, we're talking about maintaining a healthy weight. That can't happen with a diet only a lifestyle change. It isn't going to be easy, but I promise you it will be worth it.

2. Food, Food, Food: My best advice is to meet with a nutritionist or a doctor. If you can't do that, my second best advice is to think back to a diet that worked really well for you in the past and use it as a guideline. For instance, when I do high protein diets (like Adkins) I can lose weight really fast. If I try counting calories or drinking a shake I don't see any results. So for my diet I try to maintain includes high protein, low sugar, lots of veggies. It's also important to know what snacks will fuel your body and help you stay on course. Lastly, as silly as it sounds, I eat the same thing over and over and over. Research shows people who maintain healthy weights found a handful of meals and snacks that fit their diet and they recycle them repeatedly.

3. Set Yourself Up For Success: It's easy to talk about high protein, low sugar but it's tougher in practice. If you're a fan of The Chic Site, you know I LOVE to eat. So I treat dips, cookies, cakes, etc as splurges and I enjoy them when I can. The rest of the time, I don't even let myself see it. I fill our fridge with healthy options which includes a lot of snacks and on-the-go meals. If you know cookies are your weakness, don't even bring them in the house because, like me, you will eat them.

4. Get a Move On: Once you've narrowed down your diet you have to figure out your exercise plan. For me, the greatest change in my body (and my mind for that matter) happened when I started running. If you had told me a few years ago that I would be training for a marathon I would have laughed in your face. But it turns out, running is an incredible exercise for me and I love the goal setting aspect and the time alone to zone out with my thoughts. The key though is that it's a great exercise for me, that doesn't mean it will work for you. Maybe you're into yoga or you like kickboxing or swimming or cross fit. Whatever it is just figure out an activity you like to do and then do it... at least twice a week.

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Want more great tips? Head on over to The Chic Site now! You can also subscribe to my YouTube channel or follow me on Facebook and Instagram.

Don't forget to Pre-Order My Cookbook HERE!!

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The Ultimate Guide to Appetizers for Game Day

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2016 | 3:54 PM

Only one week away from Super Bowl, which means it's time to start planning what to cook. Sure we all show up to watch the game but, if we're honest with each other, we really show up for the food. Make sure your party is stocked with delicious appetizers your...

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9 Healthy After School Snacks For Kids

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2016 | 2:45 PM

When the kids get home from school what's the first thing they ask for? Food! Here are 9 simple snacks to prepare ahead of time or prep in a jiffy. They'll love what they're eating and you'll love that it's healthy. Everyone's happy!

Fruit Kabobs

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7 Low Carb Chicken Recipes Perfect for Dinner

(0) Comments | Posted January 18, 2016 | 4:14 PM

It's the new year which means we're all super committed to eating healthier than we did last year. The only way to stick to this resolution, and set ourselves up for success, is to plan ahead with healthy recipes. That's why I've compiled seven of my best low carb chicken dinners for you to try!

1. Slow-Cooker Chicken Lettuce Wraps
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2. Zesty Italian & BBQ Grilled Chicken
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3. Slow-Cooker Hot Wings
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4. One Pot Spinach, Mushroom & Chicken
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5. Peppercorn Ranch Chicken & Veggies
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6. Cranberry Chicken Salad
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7. Oven Braised Drumsticks & Veggies
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Want more healthy recipes? Head on over to The Chic Site now! You can also subscribe to my YouTube channel or follow me on Facebook and Instagram.

Don't forget to Pre-Order My Cookbook HERE!!

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9 Budget Friendly Dinner Recipes for the Whole Family

(0) Comments | Posted January 18, 2016 | 4:13 PM

If you're like me and have a few rugrats running around you know creating healthy and cost efficient meals can be challenging. Good news is, I've gathered some of my favorite recipes from The Chic Site to help keep you under budget. The best part? The kids are sure to love them!

1. Baked Ravioli
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2. Mushroom Chicken and Rice
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3. Slow-Cooker Beef Stroganoff
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4. BBQ Chicken Pizza Pasta Bake
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5. Margherita French Bread Pizza
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6. Chicken, Bacon & Ranch Baked Potato
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7. One Pot Spinach Mushroom Chicken
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8. Tortilla Pie
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9. Shrimp Pesto Arugula Pasta
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Want more family friendly recipes? Head on over to The Chic Site now! You can also subscribe to my YouTube channel or follow me on Facebook and Instagram.

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9 Ways to Make A Delicious High Protein Breakfast

(0) Comments | Posted January 18, 2016 | 4:12 PM

I feel like I've tried every diet under the sun, but hands down, the easiest one for me to maintain (and get the best results) is to focus on high protein. Eggs make for an awesome meal and the best part is they keep your carb count low! Try one...

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7 Foodie Hacks: A Cheat Sheet for Healthy Snacking

(0) Comments | Posted January 18, 2016 | 2:27 PM

We've all been there 3:00 hits, suddenly our lunch has worn off, and we're in need of a snack. Sometimes in the moment we impulsively reach for the worst options, like chips or candy. That's why I've compiled seven of my favorite afternoon snacks easy for prepping ahead of time...

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13 Creative Ways You Could Be Using Mason Jars

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2016 | 4:41 PM

Mason jars are absolutely adorable and totally useful! Since I'm quite obsessed, I find ways to incorporate them on The Chic Site and in my home as much as possible. I'm sure, like me, you end up accumulating a variety of jars in your house throughout the week. Instead of recycling them, or worse tossing them out, try one of these creative ways to put them to good use.

1. Pre-Packed Snacks
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2. Peppermint Foot Scrub
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3. Caramel Apple Cheesecake
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4. Organize Your Fireplace
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5. Cilantro Ranch Dressing
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6. Almond Lip Scrub
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7. Banana Cream Pie
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8. Monogram Toothbrush Holder
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9. Berry Shortcake Parfaits
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10. Date Night Jar
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11. Gifting Mixed Nuts
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12. Seven Layer Salad
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13. Store Bacon Grease
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Want more creative ideas? Head on over to The Chic Site now! You can also subscribe to my YouTube channel or follow me on Facebook and Instagram.

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9 Healthy Salads to Make For Lunch This Week

(0) Comments | Posted January 11, 2016 | 11:47 AM

New year, new me! Am I right? If you've made healthy eating habits a part of your New Year's Resolution then you came to the right place. I've gathered nine of my favorite salad recipes that will make maintaining your goal so much easier!

1. Greek Taco Salad
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2. Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
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3. To-Go Salad
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4. Pear & Pecan Mint Tea Salad
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5. Kale Caesar Pasta Salad
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6. Italian Chopped Salad
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7. Crunchy Ramen Salad
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8. Chicken Salad
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9. Cobb Salad To- Go
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Want more healthy recipes? Head on over to The Chic Site now! You can also subscribe to my YouTube channel or follow me on Facebook and Instagram.
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9 Healthy Breakfast Recipes to Kick Start The New Year

(0) Comments | Posted December 28, 2015 | 11:13 AM

It's the new year and I'm sure you've made it a resolution to eat better, haven't we all? That's why I've compiled my best easy and healthy recipes from The Chic Site for you! Try one or try them all and stay on track with your goal.

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7 Ways to Celebrate New Year's Eve With Kids

(0) Comments | Posted December 22, 2015 | 2:50 PM

Let's face it, most of us are not planning a night out on the town for New Year's Eve. Instead, we will be dressed in our pajamas while we stay home with our kids, up way past their bedtimes. That's why I've compiled a few tips to having a fun...

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Serve These Sparkling Cocktails at Your New Year's Eve Party

(0) Comments | Posted December 21, 2015 | 3:27 PM

And just like that 2015 is coming to a close. I can hardly believe it's already the end of December, but hey that means it's time for sparkling cocktails and delicious appetizers. Still deciding what signature drink to serve your guests for New Year's Eve? Try one of these delicious...

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11 Ways to Make Pizza Even Better

(0) Comments | Posted December 21, 2015 | 2:55 PM

Every Friday night at the Hollis household it's pizza night. We buy already-made dough, ALL the toppings and everyone gets to make the pizza of their dreams. If you too want to have your own pizza party this week, try out some of these recipes from The Chic...

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Peppermint Recipes You Must Try This Winter

(0) Comments | Posted December 21, 2015 | 12:36 PM

It's not the holidays without all things peppermint. I want my cookies to have peppermint, my latte, my hot cocoa, heck even my Christmas tree should have candy canes on it! If you're like me and love all things peppermint this season then check out these recipes from

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7 Best Breakfast Recipes to Make This Christmas

(0) Comments | Posted December 14, 2015 | 6:38 PM

I don't know about you but on Christmas morning I look forward to what's for breakfast. It's one of those days of the year where calories don't count and a sugar-filled meal is totally acceptable. If you're like me and are planning an epic dish for Christmas then try one...

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Make Your Resolution to "Show Up" This Year

(0) Comments | Posted December 7, 2015 | 6:47 PM

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I get asked about my bracelets all the time. In fact, I get asked about them so much I wrote a whole post about them here. For years I've worn my dainty gold bracelets with inspirational sayings and encouraging one-liners to...

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