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DIY Furniture Projects Made Of Whole Pallets

Our last inspirational article for today will focus on <b>pallet furniture</b>. We’ve already pretty much covered all the bases when it comes to this concept …

Articles about tiny house swoon on Dwell.com - Dwell

A 196-square-foot house born of architectural know-how, an enterprising spirit, and just over $11,000 has become an inspiration...<p>On a tight budget, a designer helps an indie film director maximize his small space.<p>At just $79,000, this customizable mobile trailer allows you to design the tiny house …

Mad Men

A Big Bunch of Our Best Totally Free Tips, Tricks & Ideas

(Image credit: Mireille and Simon's Unique and Unified Berlin Apartment, photographed by Lydia Brotherton for Apartment Therapy)<p>For all of us …

Tutorials

Small Accent Tables Every Room Needs

Add an accent table.<p>Update a boring room with an small accent table. They won't take up too much space and they're pretty stylish too.

Derrick's Organized Downtown Los Angeles Loft

(Image credit: Derrick Johnson)<p><b>Name:</b> Derrick Johnson <b><br>Location:</b> Downtown, Los Angeles, California<p>How did I end up in Downtown Los Angeles? It was all …

Los Angeles

My oasis is a garden in which nothing survives but the flowers I always hated

We grew common begonias when I was little: in terra cotta pots tucked on occasional tables, as borders around the “real” plants (irises, lilies, pansies, impatiens and endless roses), and in the shady areas in the lee of the porch where little else would flower. Growing up, begonias - waxy of leaf …

Today's Free Daily Couple's Lovescope

The universe is a complicated place. Why not utilize every kind of horoscope possible to help untangle the web of mystery that surrounds us?<p>Whether …

10 Ways to Add Mindful Moments to Your Day | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“Failure to maintain focus can leave the mind lost in repeating loops of chronic anxiety… The power to disengage our attention from one thing and …

Mindfulness

6 Common Sense Tips to Immediately Improve Your Life

Another day begins and here you are, lost in your own thoughts, caught between the fantasy world of your future and the cold, harsh reality of the …

Is Life Stressing You Out? Take Control.

Stress is a part of life. Some stress is good, but too much stress can increase negative thoughts and feelings, create a sense of hopelessness, and …

7 Ways Successful People Remain Calm When Life Gets Out Of Control

Every now and again life doesn’t throw us a curve, it aims a quiver full of arrows. When this happens we don’t know which way to turn or what to …

Mindfulness

8 Treacherous Thoughts That Stop You From Finding Your Passion | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Is finding your passion proving impossible?<p>Have you been trying, trying, and trying, without results?<p>You’re not alone.<p>But here’s the good news: …

9 Reasons Why You Need To Find Your Life Purpose

Do you know the <i>real</i> impact of <b>NOT</b> finding your Life Purpose?<p>It’s as if you are on the highway going in one direction but the you come across a road …

Happiness

4 Projects To Improve Productivity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Project management isn’t just for building skyscrapers and software. You can use the project approach for self-improvement and education.<p>Read An …

Spring-Cleaning Organizing Tips

For easier spring cleaning, fill a bucket with basics that need to be toted from room to room: all-purpose and glass-cleaning sprays, a sponge, a toothbrush, a squeegee, a scrub brush, hopsacking, and terry-cloth towels in washcloth and hand-towel sizes. Between tasks, hang rubber gloves over the …

Arranging Family Photos

The wall of pictures in the home of Martha Stewart Living editorial director Gael Towey and her husband, Stephen Doyle, looks as if it has grown up alongside the family. There are photos from the couple's wedding 23 years ago; a painting of a moth that their daughter, Maud, 21, painted in high …

Holidays

25 Bathroom Organizers

Few bathrooms have enough places to hang towels. Stacking towel bars behind closed doors is a great way to remedy the shortage and use space efficiently.

Organized Bathrooms

Inspired organizing ideas abound in these real-life bathrooms, which also feature our favorite space-saving solutions.<p>It may seem counterintuitive, but adding the right furniture to your bathroom can create a more open, organized space. In the master bath of this Texas duplex, a custom-made orange …

Home Office Organization

Organizing a cluttered office space can be a tall task, but it's much less daunting with the right storage equipment.<p>Anduin Havens, art director for "The Martha Stewart Show," shares innovative storage solutions for any home office -- whether you're buying or DIYing.<p>Martha Stewart Closets<br>Don't let …

Home Depot

10 Clever Cleaning Tricks

Before you throw out that old kitchen apron, stash your essential spring-cleaning supplies in the pockets and use it as you go from room to room. It will leave your hands free to scrub and polish and you won't have to lug a heavy cleaning bucket around the house.<p>To create storage compartments, turn …

12 Homekeeping Multitaskers

• Crisscross strips across the top of a vase, creating a grid to help stabilize flower stems in an arrangement.<br>• Use sticky side to pull out tiny cactus spines stuck in skin.

Quick Meatless Recipes

Our noodle-free lasagna substitutes baked eggplant for the pasta and cuts the oil and fat from the bechamel -- but still bubbles with cheese and creamy sauce.