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The Fastest Way to Clean Your Bathroom

Follow this routine to make your fixtures sparkle in minutes.<p>One of the busiest spots in your house, the bathroom is also the place almost every guest visits. So if you start sweating whenever someone asks, "Do you mind if I freshen up/use the toilet/secretly judge your cleaning skills?" just …

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7 Lighting Mistakes You're Making

Avoid these and your future will be bright.<p><i>A perfectly-lit bedside table by Ashley Whittaker.</i><p>1. Relying on Only One Light Source<p>The key to good lighting is layering it at different heights. "Don't rely on only one kind of light source. Mix a variety of overhead and floor or table lamps," Alan …

10 Common Rental Kitchen Frustrations, and How to Fix Them

Rental kitchen challenges range from minor annoyances to serious, hair-pulling frustrations. But before you go and break your lease, consider this: …

The 5 Biggest Mistakes You Make When Painting Furniture

Improve a less-than-stellar piece with paint, patience, and my tricks. I had the oops moments; now you can learn from them.<p>There's no shortage of tutorials about painting furniture online. And I've used a lot of them to paint dressers, console tables, chairs, mirrors, and more. But I have found …

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20 Ways to Update Your Bathroom Under $20

How To Stop Making Your Busy Schedule An Excuse To Be Unhealthy

No matter how much you may <i>want</i> to make healthy choices, it can feel like there simply isn’t time. When running out the door, it’s easier to grab a …

15 Packing Tips That Will Forever Change Your Toiletry Bag

We're always in for a good packing hack, whether it's the lazy way to stockpile shampoo or the brilliant carry-on bag that feels like you're carrying nothing at all.<p>One of the biggest packing headaches we face is, well, the stuff for our face (and hair, and nails...). Toiletries and bathroom …

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The Ideal Work Schedule, as Determined by Circadian Rhythms

Humans have a well-defined internal clock that shapes our energy levels throughout the day: our circadian process, which is often referred to as a circadian rhythm because it tends to be very regular. If you’ve ever had jetlag, then you know how persistent circadian rhythms can be. This natural — …

Red Leaf Salad with Roasted Beets, Oranges and Walnuts

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What Your Coffee Order Says About Your Style

Your go-to drink and outfit go hand-in-hand.<p>Combining the best parts of your day—picking out your outfit and ordering your morning coffee—is our latest Instagram obsession, @CoffeenClothes. The chic account highlights Insta-users who share their daily caffeine fix along with their fashion via the …

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Featured Shop: Ohhh Lulu Sews

Hello! My name is Sarah Norwood. I’m a lingerie designer, pattern maker and seamstress; I run Ohhh Lulu Sews, a lingerie sewing pattern shop. I live in a beautiful small town in Ontario, Canada, with my husband, Daniel, our new baby girl, a giant pug, and a rather antisocial cat. We recently bought …

Articles about 7 dream kitchens inspire your renovation on Dwell.com - Dwell

We're sharing a few useful projects from DIY Home Repairs: 100 Fix-It Yourself Projects, a book by Sarah Beeny, that will help...<p>Add some glamour and warmth to any space with these small, simple touches of metallic finishes.<p>If you're looking for some fresh "floral" ideas, turn to Instagram.<p>In this …

9 Chef-Favorite Ingredients That Cost Almost Nothing

Here, chefs reveal the inexpensive, everyday ingredients that they love.<p>Even in the world's fanciest restaurants, life in the kitchen isn't all …

An Italian-Inspired Wedding in Chester, New York

Just four days after Jarett Fein met fellow real estate broker Elizabeth Beare in February 2013 (after being set up on a blind date), he knew he'd found something special. And he took note, scrawling a message to himself and tucking it into the back of a picture frame at his mother's house. "I was …

Unique Wedding Albums

You've dropped big bucks on the photographer of your dreams and spent countless hours planning your wedding ceremony and reception, so it should stand to reason that you'd want to showcase the beautiful photos of your big day. What do most couples do though? Create a classic white album that sits …

How I Built a Custom Desk and Wire-Free Workspace for My Photo Editing

For years I’ve struggled with my workspace, I’ve had loads of different ones, from small ones in the corner of the living room in my old apartment to …

How to Write a Thank-You Note for a Wedding Gift That You Returned

By now you know you’ve got to send a thank you note for all of those wedding gifts (including the ones you get at your engagement party and bridal shower!), and that the best way to do that is to handwrite a card and put it in the mail. And yes, you have to say thank you even if it’s something you …

The Best Wedding Blogs You Might Have Missed This Week

<i>You'd never plan your wedding at work (cough, cough) — but your lunch break is a whole other story! For your #WeddingWednesday lunchtime, we rounded up gorgeous real weddings, pretty style details, and helpful tips from across the web. Our favorite recent wedding blogs feature some of the best</i> …

11 Reasons Sonoma Is The California Gem You Need To Visit

Let's be honest: When we travel, we're usually in it for the food... and drink. And there's nowhere we'd rather celebrate both (plus some stellar nature!) than in Sonoma County, California's pocket of wine-filled bliss on the northern coast.<p>We know what you're thinking: <i>Isn't Napa the king of wine</i> …

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This Is What The Wedding Night Is Actually Like, According To Married People

Expectations for the wedding night are high. The goal is to have the best sex of your life in the swankiest hotel room you've ever stayed in -- all while managing to keep your eyes open after an exceedingly exhausting day.<p>But that's not always how things pan out. Below are 21 first-person accounts …

The 10 Soothing Paint Colors That Will Change Your Life

We're feeling more relaxed already.<p>Color has the power to heal your spirit: It can be soothing, healing and make you feel reborn. So we asked 10 interior designers to share their favorite feel-good colors. Will one make it to your home?

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6 Mistakes You Make When Making Your Bed

A few key fixes can make a difference.<p>Making your bed certainly isn't rocket science, but the difference between a messy display and an especially smooth (and super-inviting) mattress is actually all in the details.<p><b>1. You lay your top sheet pattern-up.</b><p>Placing it pattern-side down is actually the …

25 Genius DIY Storage Solutions Your Home Needs Now

Say goodbye to entryway chaos forever.<p>If your house is overwhelmed with clutter, it's time to bust out your tool set to wrangle the situation once and for all. These projects are designed to organize and streamline the messiest trouble spots in your home.

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The Korean Skin-Care Phenomenon: One Obsessed Vogue Editor Reveals Where to Shop and What to Buy

My introduction to South Korean skin care—the latest phenomenon sweeping online beauty forums, Amazon.com, and most recently, brick-and-mortar boutiques—came firsthand. It was my junior year of college, and I was living in Paris with a Korean roommate. In terms of beauty, we were diametrically …

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8 Secrets of Personal Organizers

Learn from the pros — their ingenious ideas for ditching clutter will save you time, money, and stress.<p>There's no right way to organize your home. Whatever strategy you choose just has to work with your lifestyle, habits and tastes. But there are a few tried-and-true strategies that can enhance the …

Holiday cooking hacks: Whipped cream in a jar, muffin tin poached eggs and more

When you have a house full of guests for the holidays and you're trying to feed them all without breaking a sweat, you'd do just about anything to save time, right? Whether you're cooking up brunch, dinner or dessert, Food & Wine magazine test kitchen senior editor Justin Chapple has a time-saving, …

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Before & After: An IKEA Dresser Transformed Into an Apothecary Cabinet

A simple, inexpensive dresser gets an upscale makeover.<p>Thrifty and Chic via Hometalk<p><i>We're big fans of hometalk, the social network for home and garden lovers, so we're excited to share one of our favorite posts today. Check out the amazing reveal and make sure to check out the site for more great</i> …

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