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How I ate unprocessed food for a year on a budget — and how you can too

In January of 2012, I set myself a challenge. I would go an entire year without eating processed food. All foods are processed, of course, at least to some degree—cooking is a kind of process, as is dicing, heat, fermenting, and preserving. But for reasons related to the environment, economics, and …

Fun, Stylish Ways to Organize Toys

If you’ve ever felt the excruciating pain of stepping on a Lego or spent hours putting away toys (only to repeat the next day), then you’ll appreciate these fun, stylish toy storage tips. We asked an organizational guru, a mom, and an interior designer for their best ideas.<p>Get Organized …

#NoSugarTODAY: Everything you need to know to join our anchors in a 10-day detox

Talk about sugar shock: We’re eating way too much of the sweet stuff, with the average American consuming approximately 22 teaspoons of added sugar per day from sugary beverages, cookies, cakes, candies — even condiments like ketchup and salad dressings. To make matters worse, processed foods you …

6 Easy No Bake Dessert Recipes You Have to Try

Have you ever tried a raw dessert? If you’re unfamiliar, a raw dessert, also referred to as a no bake dessert, is one that has not been baked or …

18 Photo Booth Backdrops to Buy or DIY for Your Big Day

Even though wedding planning has its rough patches, it is important to remember that you are planning a giant, dazzling, wonderful party to celebrate one thing: LOVE. And of course, if you’re like us, a photo booth is a must-have for any party. It’s entertaining for guests and fun to document all …

20 Must-Have Beauty Products for Your Next Vacation

Most of us may not be lucky enough to have scheduled summer breaks anymore, but that doesn’t stop us from getting a serious case of wanderlust as summer approaches. But before you can chill on a beach with a margarita in hand, there’s a lot of work that goes into planning a vacation… like picking a …

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DIY TSHIRT DRESS

DIY below:<p>I see this dress daily on pinterest. It's a simple design and all it requires is a tie dyed XL tshirt.<p>I just did my yearly shibori indigo …

10 Reasons To Drink Matcha Green Tea + Coconut Matcha Latte Recipe

Matcha, a green tea powder of Japanese origin, is thousands of years old, but it’s having a hot moment right now in the wellness scene.<p>Would you swap …

The Best Bathrooms of 2014

17 Unexpected Ways to Make the Most of Any Space in Your House

These small space decorating ideas, storage solutions, and smart finds will help you maximize each square foot, regardless of the size of your house.<p>These small space decorating ideas, storage solutions, and smart finds will help you maximize each square foot, regardless of the size of your house. …

Why You Should Try the DASH Diet

<i>Originally published 1/28/15; Updated: 6/25/2015</i><p>With a name that sounds like it might involve some sprinting (don’t worry, it doesn’t) or maybe even …

Before and After: A Messy Closet Becomes a Crafting Nook

This formerly untidy space is completely unrecognizable now. This story originally appeared on CountryLiving.com.<p>"We wanted to turn a small 12'x12' bedroom into my craft/office room in our home," says Hometalk and Beneath My Heart blogger, Traci. "We started the process by turning the reach-in …

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The Prettiest Organizational Hacks for Every Room in Your Home

It’s the same every new year. We set goals to be smarter, healthier and of course, more organized. Rolling up your sleeves and actually doing it… uh, that sounds hard. And boring. But, getting your ducks in a row doesn’t have to be such a drag. Check it: You have goals to make your life more …

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The 100 Funniest Tweets of 2014

There are a lot of angry people on Twitter. But there are also a lot of funny people on Twitter. You're better of reading the latter rather than the …

Tough Anti-Trafficking Laws Won't Be Effective Without Funds: Officials

As awareness of America's sex-trafficking industry increases, state after state has enacted new laws to combat it. But while a few have backed those get-tough laws with significant funding to support trafficking victims, many have not.<p>In Michigan, for example, a cluster of legislators beamed with …

Renters Guide: Design Tricks That Won't Break The Lease

When I’m not at work or socializing with friends, I’m probably watching my favorite home and decor television network. If you’re anything like me, these shows inspire you to make your curb more appealing or give your space a little upgrade. So you put on your jacket and head out to the nearest home …

10 Incredible Two-Ingredient Cocktails You Need to Try

Easy, tastier than a vodka-soda, and totally foolproof.<p>These cocktails only look hard to make. Whip up one of these single-serving recipes the next time you need a drink.<p><b>1. Gin and Grapefruit Juice</b><p><b>Serves:</b> 1<p><b>Ingredients:</b>2 ounces gin6 ounces grapefruit juice<p><b>Directions:</b> Combine ingredients in glass and …

Color Obsession of the Week: Deep Violet

A chair, a pendant, a vase, and more finds in Deep Violet.<p><b>This week's finds:</b><p>1. Acapulco Rocker, $476. shophorne.com.2. &Tradition Spinning Pendant Light, $640. aplusrstore.com.3. Le Feu de L'eau Candle in Violet, $62. lefeudeleau.com.4. Luce Ikat Pillow, starts at $525. madelineweinrib.com.5. Essie …

Eat These 15 Foods for Glowing Skin

Beauty creams make big promises, yet there’s even stronger evidence out there that certain <i>foods</i> can improve your skin. When you nourish from the inside out, you get a clear complexion that not even the best BB cream can provide. Check out this list of 15 delicious foods to incorporate into your …

9 Ideas for Bringing Blue Accents into Your Home

A few weekends ago, we teamed up with Lowe’s to chat with all sorts of Bay Area folks about interior design. We helped dozens of people create their own unique DIY Coat Racks (peep photos below!) and answered lots of questions about home decor. And, since we figure a lot of you might have the same …

A 1600-Calorie Day-Long Eating Plan

A morning, noon, and night's worth of satisfying eats—all for under 1,600 calories<p><b>BREAKFAST <br>Chocolate Cherry Waffles</b>1 Tbsp chocolate almond butter2 Van's 8 Whole Grains waffles1 cup pitted fresh cherries<p>Spread chocolate almond butter on waffles and top with cherries.<p><b>TOTAL:</b> <i>350 calories</i><p><b>Snack</b>Stir 1 …

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7 Ways to Cleanse Yourself Daily of Negative Energy Absorption (NEA)

Image credit: atic12 / 123RF Stock Photo<p><i>Warning:</i> Negative Energy Absorption* is a serious condition that occurs with every human on a daily basis. It is when a person absorbs, either subconsciously or consciously, unhealthy and negative energy. You could be walking down the street, minding your own …

12 Tasty Salads with Chicken

Chicken Salad with Roasted Beets and Dandelion Greens<p>Dandelion greens give a bright, appealingly bitter edge to the rich chicken and the sweet</b> …

Baked Banana French Toast

February 6, 2012<p>Who doesn’t like french toast? I never really eat it, but when I do, I always think why has it been so long. And then another three …

Gluten-Free Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake

An easy recipe for homemade chocolate strawberry shortcake perfect for people who follow gluten-free diets. From Elana's Pantry.

Cookie Recipe: Bunny Bliss Whoopies

Yield: 14 Cookies<p><b>Ingredients</b><br>1 and 1/8 cups white whole wheat flour<br>1 tsp pumpkin pie spice<br>½ tsp ground ginger<br>½ tsp baking soda<br>½ tsp salt<br>2/3 cup packed …

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Marshmallow Caramel Rice Krispies Puffs ingredients 1 14-oz. package Kraft caramels 1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk 4 T. butter 50 to 60 large marshmallows (fresh and soft are the best!) 8 c. Rice Krispies cereal preparation: Melt caramels, sweetened condensed milk, and butter in a double boiler. You can also use a microwave, but watch it carefully so it doesn't scorch, and stir regularly. Individually dip marshmallows into the caramel mixture, letting excess caramel drip off. Then roll in Rice Krispies. Place on wax paper to set. These keep very well in the freezer. Just separate layers of marshmallows with wax paper. They are fun to eat frozen or just slightly thawed!