Elena Byington

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The World's Most Beautiful Built-In Bookcases

Bookcases are always beautiful, because they're full of books. But this post is devoted to bookshelves that are especially beautiful, and the shelves …

Living Rooms

10 Bee and Honeycomb Themed Embroidery Patterns

01 of 11<p>10 Bee and Honey Designs to Stitch by Hand<p>If you love honey, honeycombs and the bees that fill them, you'll enjoy this collection of …

FREE Sashiko Embroidery Patterns - Set 1

01 of 10<p>Eight FREE Sashiko Patterns to Stitch - Set 1<p>Sashiko is a form of Japanese folk embroidery using a form of the running stitch to create a …

The Pros and Cons of Starting a Handmade Crafts Business

Updated September 09, 2016<p>I have always enjoyed making crafts, paper crafts specifically. I've made handmade cards and boxes, folded origami, …

Crafting

Poppies Quilt Tutorial for Ava Rose Hop!!!

A little while back I was asked by the wonderfully talented Deena Rutter if I wanted to play with some of her super fun Ava Rose Fabric for it's …

Quilting

Client Quilting Friday Finish

A friend stopped by on Monday, and I deeply appreciated the conversation I had with her. She currently has the same difficulty with her vision in …

Mastering Interior Minimalism

A great mind once told me that making an effort to have less than 100 things visible in your home at any time would not only declutter your aesthetic …

Minimalism

The 6 Best Plank Variations Nobody Does

Have regular planks become too easy for you? Time to change that.<p>It's no secret that I'm a big fan of planks. I include them in my clients coaching programs all the time.<p>In addition to helping strengthen the core, they can improve posture and alleviate lower back pain.<p>Before trying the more …

Workouts

5 Lash-Enhancing Mascaras That Will Make Your Fringe Stronger and Thicker Over Time

Why shouldn't your go-to do both?<p>I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that mascara is the single most important player in the makeup game. (Show me a woman that doesn't want longer, thicker, and more voluminous fringe and I'll show you a liar.) And because lashes are <i>such</i> a precious commodity, …

5 tricks to free up space on your Android phone

Is your microSD card not enough? Here are some quick ways to reclaim storage space.<p>It doesn't matter if your Android phone has expandable storage via a microSD card -- you fill up whatever space you're given, whether it's 32GB or 200GB. Here are some easy ways to free up storage on your Android …

Apps

How to Clean and Remove Stains from Leather Sofa - Quiet Corner

The benefits and rewards of owning leather furniture are numerous. Leather upholstery is natural, durable, and looks good as the focal point of any …

Sofa

Novak Djokovic's health blueprint: how to transform your body in 14 days

Novak Djokovic went from frequent on-court meltdowns to the number one tennis player in the world - but how did he do it?<p><b>Novak Djokovic</b>'s body used to be broken. He had a reputation for collapsing on court at crucial moments and being forced to drop out of tournaments because of his poor …

How to Get Better at Drawing: 10 Things that Worked for Me

An Italian Chef Reveals The Secret To A Perfect Homemade Pizza

Italians will search for months for the place to enjoy a perfect pizza with friends. There are those who prefer them with a thick crust, Neapolitan-style, and those looking for the thin and crispy Roman-style. But they all agree on one point: it must be easy to digest, not a pleasure that is paid …

11 Life-Changing Books To Help You Build Better Habits

When you woke up this morning, what did you do first?Did you hop in the shower, check your email or grab a doughnut from the kitchen counter?Did you …

Self-improvement

39 Books That Prove Your Family's Not So Bad After All

Things could definitely be worse...

Books

The Super-Short Cardio Workout That Works Your Butt, Abs, And Thighs

<b>Four moves, 16 minutes -- you got this.</b><p><i>By Bari Lieberman</i>, SELF<p><i>(Gif: Cheryl Carlin)</i><p>The goal: breathlessness. How you'll achieve it: plyometric exercises.<p>This Tabata-inspired routine from Los Angeles-based trainer Astrid Swan features four exercises that you probably won't love. But, they are …

How to Get Fuller Lashes in 4 Easy Steps

We all strive for long, lush lashes, but the truth is sometimes even the most meticulous mascara application doesn’t do the trick, and faux lashes …

Cheetah Mobile: ‘Ghost Push’ Android virus infects 600k+ users a day with unwanted apps

Android users should probably be extra careful about what applications they download these days, especially when using non-Google Play stores. According to Cheetah Mobile’s security research lab, there’s a new virus that is spreading pretty quickly — by the firm’s estimates, it’s infecting more …

Why You Should Be Salting Your Pineapple... And Most Of Your Fruit

It's a mantra we swear by: Just add salt.<p>But seriously, you'd be surprised how much a dash or a sprinkle can totally transform the taste of the fruits you eat every day.<p>Here, nine fruits that prove the deliciousness of this salty-sweet combo.<p><b>Pineapple</b><p>It may seem counterintuitive, but salt actually …

Banksy’s Dismaland: Take A First Look Inside Nightmare Version Of Disneyland

If “Dismaland” sounds like a nightmare version of Disneyland to you, then you’d be right. The “bemusement” park is the work of notorious street …

Say Goodbye to Stubborn Sun Spots with These Pro Tips

Nothing embodies summer like a day spent sitting on the beach, but too much time spent in the sun can often result in unwanted dark spots on your …

Vacuuming Your Stomach Is the Easiest Way to Get Flat Abs

It's the new crunch!<p>Crunches are <i>so</i> 2000 and late — especially now that everyone's doing a simpler, safer abs exercise: Stomach vacuuming.<p>Stomach vacuuming has nothing to do with your Dirt Devil — and seriously, don't try that at home. Instead, it's actually a breathing exercise that activates and …

Workouts

Asian Cucumber Noodle Salad

<i>Asian Cucumber Noodle Salad-this healthy, gluten-free noodle dish is bright, colorful, and great served as a main dish or side dish.</i><p>Happy Monday! …

Food

This 6-Move Resistance-Strap Workout Tones Your Abs and Back Like Whoa

Want a seriously sexy back, too? No problem. "You're working your entire back through pulling movements, which are hard to replicate using your body weight alone," adds Durkin. One last bonus: You don't even need to leave home to use one—you can buy a portable system like TRX for $200 (check …

21 Vegan Barbecue Staples That'll Make Any Cookout An Herbivore's Delight

Just because you don't eat meat products doesn't mean you have to suffer through a vacuous frozen veggie burger while everyone else at the summer barbecue chows down on hot, delicious grill food.<p>You, dear vegan, deserve the very best. And, as it happens, the very best cookout foods are often vegan. …

20 Basic Cooking Techniques That Every Home Chef Should Master

<b>There are an endless amount of cooking techniques one should know</b>, but let's just start with the basics. Master these 20, and we'll definitely be coming over for dinner.

Cooking