Heather Gordon

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Soak Corks in Alcohol to Make Cheap Candles

Wine and candles go together like chocolate and Valentine's Day. Once you pop open the bottle, save the cork. You can turn it into a cheap candle …

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 …

10 Ways to Make Your House Staycation-Ready

Why put up with travel hassles when you can relax in your own house? Jason Grant, designer and author of Away at Home, shares his 10 best tips for creating the ultimate space for a staycation.<p><i>Photo by Lauren Bamford</i><p><b>1. Create Your Very Own Sanctuary</b>Bedrooms and bathrooms are spaces designed for rest …

The Paper Towels That Give You the Most Bang for Your Buck

When you're cleaning around the house or workshop, a good paper towel can make all the difference. After some extensive testing and research …

Clear Your Clogged Sink by Checking the P-Trap

Have your holiday guests left you with a clogged bathroom sink? Follow these instructions for clearing out the P-trap under your sink.<p>Every plumbing …

In pictures: Alan Titchmarsh at the Buckingham Palace Garden

How to Install a Stone Walkway

We’ve been taking advantage of the change in weather. After being cooped up in the house this long winter, we are excited to get some of the …

Landscaping

Hardscaping 101: Landscape Uplighting

Make your garden an evening event. Landscape lighting not only extends the hours you can use outdoor living space, it also improves safety (you can …

Gift Guide: Our Top Picks Under $50 for the Gardener

We’ve put together a considered list of seeds, plants, and tools, as beautiful as they are practical. For experts, hobbyists, and everyone in …

10 Superfoods Healthier Than Kale

In the world of marketing, image is everything. If you're James Franco or Roger Federer or Taylor Swift, your name and face can be used to sell anything from phones to watches to perfume -- even if you're not necessarily famous for the your tech-savvy, your promptness, or the way you smell.<p>In the …

What to Look for In the Perfect Carving Board

Whether you roast meat often or just for the holidays, having a great carving board can make the process a whole lot easier. You'll have an easier …

Most Popular Vacuum: Dyson DC65

Vacuuming is, objectively, the best chore. The Dyson DC65 sucked up almost 30% of the thousands of votes you cast, earning it the honor of Best …

Make Fluffier Biscuits with Frozen, Grated Butter

If you want truly fluffy biscuits, Justin Chapple of Food+Wine shows that you add cold, grated butter to your biscuit batter to do so.<p>Simply grate …

This Infographic is a Cheat Sheet For Clever Microwave Uses

We might forget occasionally how powerful microwaves are. Not only can they heat food quickly, but they're useful for a variety of other tasks. This …

Ditch the Pesticides; Try Integrated Pest Management

I didn't truly know hate until my first fruit fly infestation.<p>Out of nowhere they struck. First congregating in the fruit bowl, then the compost bin, …

Gardening

This Glow-In-The-Dark Table Will Light Up Your Dining Room

Would you like your dining table to glow in the dark? This DIY shows you how.<p>Dinner tables can be many things: Square, circular, mid-century mod, made of lucite, steel, wood, or any combination thereof. But glow-in-the-dark? That's a new one — and we've got to admit, we kind of love it. This DIY …

Solar Heating Just Got Stylish: Innovative Glass Roof Tiles for Energy-Efficient Homes

Looking for an “elegant” alternative to the existing household heating systems? The glass roof tiles by <b>SolTech System</b> mark a revolutionary and award …

Colorful Glasses That Look Like Planets In the Solar System, Plus the Sun and Pluto

Think Geek has created a fantastic set of glassware with each glass in the set representing an astronomical object in the solar system, including the …

AutoMath Solves Equations with Your Android Phone's Camera

Android: If you're having trouble figuring out that complicated math problem, AutoMath will solve it for you and even give you step-by-step …

Bacon-Wrapped Fish (Or: Weeknight Surf and Turf)

<i>This summer, Christine Burns Rudalevige of The Family Fish Project is on a mission to help us cook and eat more seafood at home.</i><p><i>Today: This surf calls for some turf. Let two opposites attract and never look back.</i><p>Wrapping flaky white fish (like cod, halibut, haddock, or hake) in pancetta or bacon …

Why It's Worth Renting Power Tools to Save Yourself Time and Toil

Home improvement projects are usually judged by time and cost. It may seem like an unnecessary expense to rent a tool, but in many cases it will save …

The Dirty Spots that Can Damage Your Home (and How to Clean Them)

Some of us are total slobs, while others are complete neat freaks. But even the homes that look the cleanest on the surface probably have some dirt …

9 Organic Mulch Materials

Like many things in permaculture design, the use of mulches takes its cue from what we observe in nature. As long as there have been forests, there …

Gardening

This Wireless Thermometer is the Perfect Gift for Your Favorite Chef

If you're still checking the temperature of your food by opening up the oven or grill to look at a thermometer, it's time to level up. This wireless …

Shopping

Use Plants to Warn Visitors of Tripping Points in Your Yard

If you have any spots in your yard where the surface goes from one level to another, like the edge of a deck—use plants to catch people's eye so they …

Paper Quilled Sci-Fi Characters

San Francisco based artist, Alia Syed, creates beautiful paper quilled art that is totally out of this world. Her Sci-Fi subjects include many familiar faces from your favorite movies, comics and video games. She seamlessly blends this paper crafting technique into a super impressive fan art object.<p>…

San Francisco

9 Things You Should Know Before Booking Your Next Cruise

<i>kansasphoto / Flickr</i><p>With meals, entertainment and accommodations wrapped into one reasonable rate, cruising offers a convenient and affordable vacation option. Many cruises today offer stimulating onboard enrichment programs, unique culinary experiences and immersive shore excursions (think: …

Tutorial: Boys flannel pajama pants

Tutorial: Boys flannel pajama pants<p>Pajama pants are a quick, easy project. And made from a soft flannel to make warm jammie pants for your child, …

Meatball Sub Casserole

Need something other than finger food for your football parties? Give this casserole a try. Something a little more hardy and easier to eat than a …

Adafruit's Becky Stern knows why we don't have stylish wearables yet

Becky Stern is probably the world's foremost expert in do-it-yourself wearable technology, which is why we felt compelled to pick her brain at Expand. Adafruit's director of wearables believes that the different languages that technology and fashion companies explains why we've yet to see a truly …