Blake Bakkila

Blake Bakkila is an editorial assistant at Real Simple. If she’s not picking experts’ brains for the magazine’s Now What?! page, she’s probably running through Central Park or to the nearest ice cream store.

Did Friendsgiving originate from the Friends Thanksgiving episodes, or does it have another history? Learn what Friendsgiving means, when it is, and why you should celebrate the tradition this year.
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Find the best craft ideas for how to decorate mason jars, for Christmas gifts that everyone on your list will love.
Use these sample thank-you card ideas to easily draft your own notes for a gift, money, or showing support.
Mindy Kaling wants you to add this to your shopping cart.
The Fixer Upper star is gaining strength and losing weight with help from his little ones.
Chicken pot pie and ice cream? We followed up with Chrissy for an explanation.
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NASA reveals which parts of the country will have the best views of the super blue blood moon, as well as whether you'll need glasses to look at it safely.
Ali Fedotowsky says her No. 1 is a must-have for new moms.
These just couldn’t be cuter. Plus, find out how to get the look. 
They’ve teamed up with some pretty sweet brands.
We’ve been singing it all season long, but what are we talking about?
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Look very closely, and a few elements might be familiar. 
They're so amazing that now I'm training for a marathon. 
Plan for a brisk outdoor run... or just a cozy night in.
It's almost like every day is National Cookie Day.
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Big hair, big glasses, and even bigger “like” counts.
Tomato sauce happens. Here's how to make it and other stains disappear. 
And it starts with “Once upon a time,” of course.