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25+ New + Beautiful DIYs for Spring!

Is it us, or is there a surge of creativity happening this week? Our usual nine or so picks of favorite DIY projects of the week, has easily turned …

Chemicals

17 Easy And Colorful DIYs That Are Perfect For Spring

The brighter, the better.

Chemicals

DIY Chunky Stained Wood Shelves - Beckham + Belle

My shelves were exactly two feet wide, so I cut a 2-foot piece off of the 1″x4″. I measured the depth of my nook (14″) and subtracted off about an …

13 DIY Paper Flower Tutorials For Spring Décor

crepe peonies (via craftberrybush)<p>First fresh spring flowers will appear soon but you can make a couple of your own ones even now! They will be …

How Did You Paint That?

This is probably the number one question I get--how did you paint that, what is your paint technique? Honestly, I am not sure I have a technique, but …

10 Life Lessons We Can Learn From Our Dogs

Let’s face it, humans may be the most intelligent things on the planet, but we sure could learn a lot from our less advanced pals from time to time. …

60 Unbelievably inspiring small bedroom design ideas

<b>Install wall sconces.</b> Don’t take up precious bedside table space with bulky lamps and oversize shades; install wall sconces or even pendant lighting …

9 Ways Your Dog Knows You Better Than Anyone Else

When I was in high school, I experienced my first real heartbreak. I was in the lowest of moods and moped around the house like a modern-day Eeyore. Everyone left me alone to "grieve" in peace -- everyone, that is, except for my dog.<p>Sapp followed me around like a shadow as I sulked and quietly hid …

Why Won’t My Dachshund Stop Barking?

Dachshunds are notorious barkers. I knew this so when Chester was young I worked to teach him that constantly barking at everything was not …

Dachshunds

How to Fall Back in Love With Your Life

<b>“If we look at the world with a love of life, the world will reveal its beauty to us.” ~Daisaku Ikeda</b><p>Ever found yourself in a rut, just waiting for …

These 20 Photos Prove Why Dogs Are 'Man's Best Friend'

When you welcome a dog into your home, you may as well have adopted a child. This dog will become your closest companion, your best friend, a member …

Those puppy-dog eyes trigger chemical connection with humans

The long, loving gazes. The ritualized, often high-pitched, expressions of affection. The heroic self-sacrifice one would readily endure for the other.<p>What is it about the bond between human and dog that is not like the relationship between parent and child?<p>Now science offers a new explanation for …

Pets

How Dogs Understand What We Say

Scientists — and anyone who lives with a canine — know that dogs pay close attention to the emotion in our voices. They listen for whether our tone is friendly or mean, how the pitch goes up or down and even the rhythms in our speech.<p>But what about the meaning of the words we say?<p>Sure, a few …

Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats

posted by Chungah on January 7, 2015 259 Comments »<p><i>The easiest homemade dog treats ever – simply mix, roll and cut. Easy peasy, and so much healthier</i> …

The power of 'puppy dog eyes' explained

<b>The gaze between human and dog can share physiological properties similar to that of mother and infant, a new study finds.</b><p>Anyone who has ever had a …

Dogs and owners share similar bond to mothers and babies, produce 'love hormone' oxytocin during eye contact: research

The bond between dogs and owners is similar to that of mother and baby, new research finds, but Australia's leading dog trainer says that is not an …

15 Cuddliest Dog Breeds Ever

<b>12. Newfoundland</b><p>Very loyal and dependable, this good-natured, affectionate dog is a perfect family pet. It got its name from the place of its origin. …

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7 Destructive Habits to Get Rid of If You Want to Be Happy

Happiness can be seen as a state of mind. It’s how we perceive our lives and the world around us. But our inside thoughts can be radically shaped by …

Stop Living on Autopilot: 5 Ways to Live an Amazing Life

<b>“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.”</b> ~ <b>Stephen Covey</b><p>I used to be a zombie.<p>I don’t mean that I died and was …

What I learned about love during my years of reporting on weddings

<i>Ellen McCarthy wrote the On Love column for The Washington Post for four years, exploring the mysterious nature of love and spending many of her Saturday nights at someone’s wedding. Despite this long disruption to that most favored night for dating, McCarthy, newly single when she started the</i> …

Relationships

5 Unexpected Things Happy People Have in Their Homes

Oh, you're not interested in getting happier? Of course you are! Here are five ideas you may not have considered that could make a real difference in …

Happiness

Common Wedding

Just like in interior design, color is critical to setting the scene for your wedding. How you use it, where you use it and how much of each hue you decide to use can truly make or break your big day (style-wise, anyway). We sat down with Natasha Burton and Jennifer Arreguin, co-founders of Santa …

Printable Floral Cake Topper

Start by cutting the ends of silk flowers to make something beautiful!

Have you seen them? The <b>flower wall letters</b> that have been “sprouting” up around the Internet lately? Well, I have. I’ve always wanted a place to put …

Fabulous Fiesta Inspired Baby Shower {Gender Neutral}

Hostess with the Mostess®OH, BABY! These little ones will be cha-cha-chaing into the world after such a fabulously fun <b>Mexican Fiesta Baby Shower</b>! …