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Beauty Mythbuster: Are You Applying Your Concealer Wrong?

It seems like there are <i>twice</i> as many beauty “don’ts” as beauty “dos.” And one that’s been getting a ton of buzz lately on the beauty blog circuit is about applying concealer. While the general method of dotting your dark areas with the highlighting product is accepted without question, the issue …

33 Clever And Unexpected Uses For Ikea Products

Your Malm is so much more than a Malm.

13 Ways to Add a Braid to Your Hairstyle

Whether your locks are curled, straightened, chopped or teased, a single braid can add an instant upgrade to any hairstyle. From micro-braids to mastering the classics, we’ll try anything on our path to braid greatness. On the odd chance we don’t wake up one day to realize we’ve been Blake Lively …

Hairstyling

How-To: Make a Necklace from a Necktie

I have to admit, I have a weakness for collecting men’s neckties. I don’t actually wear them, but I am enticed by the possibilities for crafting with them. I love the wild array of colors, patterns, and textures you can find in these formal accessories. They are easy to find and cheap to pick up at …

A Full-Day Meal Plan Of Anti-Inflammatory Recipes

The link between chronic disease and inflammation based on a poor diet and sedentary lifestyle has been made clear by now, as outlined in an article …

How To Replace a Light Switch

(Image credit: Ashley Poskin)<p>No matter how much effort is put into a well decorated room, an old yellowed light switch can totally distract from the …

Why This Beautiful Coloring Book for Adults Is a Major Best Seller

Back in your nursery school days, was there anything better than coloring? Not that you had much to be stressed out about back then, but studies show that coloring is actually quite relaxing for those of us who have a little more stress in our lives than toddlers. And coloring for grown-ups is …

Splurge or Save: 10 Kitchen Essentials for Your First Home

Whether you’re graduating from the dorm to your first apartment, creating a wedding registry or looking to upgrade your kitchenwares, this collection is for you. We’ve rounded up 10 must-have kitchen items with two options for each: one splurge and one budget-friendly alternative. That way you can …

Slow Cookers

DIY Natural Disposal and Drain Cleaner

Over time, your drains and disposals can become quite stinky. Food particles tend to leave odor and before you know it, your whole house can smell …

19 Beauty Tips That'll Transform Your Routine

#Beauty #Tip: Use a foundation w/reflecting ingredients to minimize the appearance of large pores by diffusing light. <i><br>—dermatologist Fredric Brandt</i>, @drfredricbrandt<p>Need a fast, new beauty look for the weekend? Get semiglossy lids by swiping peachy-nude lipstick on your eyelids. DIY! #BeautySchool</i> …

Lemon Coconut Pull-Apart Bread & Epica Stem Thermometer Review

Place the flour in a large bowl, add the yeast to one side and the sugar and salt to the other. Melt the butter in a small pan, remove from the heat …

Chocolate Cadbury Egg Easter Cupcakes

Ingredients<p>1 box chocolate fudge cake mix<br>• 1/2 cup oil<br>• 1/2 cup hot water<br>• 4 eggs<br>• 1 cup sour cream<br>• 1 package (3.4 ounces) chocolate pudding dry mix<br>• 24 Cadbury …

Bring A Science Lesson Into The Tub With This Fizzing Bath Dough

I have to admit that I can’t remember the last time I actually took a bath, but Vanessa Brady of Tried & True makes a good point about it being one of the only times that we can actually get away from technology and the distractions of our modern lives. This is especially true for developing minds, …

Modern Embroidery Project Ideas, Hoops and All!

Got thread?! We’re guessing that if you don’t, you will soon, because today’s featured <b>embroidery</b> projects are sure to inspire your own DIY creation. …

15 Kitchen DIYs That Take One Hour Or Less

Want to spruce up your kitchen but don't have much time on your hands? These 15 super-simple DIY projects take less than an hour to complete.<p><b>1. Repaint your mugs</b><p><i>This Heart of Mine</i><p>Are you the unfortunate owner of a set of mugs you just can't fall in love with? Unless they're a priceless family …

Catch Yourself Complaining with the "But-Positive" Technique

When you've developed a habit of complaining about things, it's not always easy to shut it down. An easy way to help yourself stop is by catching …

11 One-Hour DIYs For Your Bedroom

Bedroom looking a little bland? These 11 snazzy projects take less than an hour<p><b>1. Wooden Tray</b><p><i>Learning Creative Living</i><p>A wooden tray is a must-have for in-bed snackers. Load it up with snacks, coffee, and books, and it's a handy way to bring your morning essentials into the bedroom with you. All you …

20 Things You Should Deep Clean This Spring

There are a few places you won't need to tackle again until next year.<p>When the weather starts to warm up, it's a sign to bust open your windows — and your cleaning supplies cabinet. Yes, it's already that time of year again. Don't know where to start? Use this list, which includes all the spots …

Cleaning

What to Make This Weekend: Marquee Signs, Clothespin Planters + More

With Valentine’s Day now officially behind us and Easter not quite here, we’re in a bit of a holiday purgatory – and maybe that’s not such a bad thing. Take a quick break from the party planning and holiday DIYs to focus on some projects that are all about Y-O-U (and your humble abode). From a …

How to Make 15 of Your Fave Takeout Dinners at Home

We’re certainly fans of the convenience factor of our favorite takeout spots, but when time allows, there’s nothing like sitting down to a home-cooked meal. Now we can all have the best of both worlds with these 15 takeout fakeouts. They’re a great way to enjoy favorite flavors while cutting down …

Food

Roast chicken with peaches, honey and lavender recipe

This beautiful dish of roasted chicken joints and honey-glazed peaches takes very little effort<p>Don't go mad with the lavender, it will taste sickly if you use too much.<p><b>SERVES</b><p>4-6<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>1.8kg chicken, skin-on, jointed into eight, or eight good-sized skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs<br>• 3 tbsp olive …

Recipes

5 Dumbbell Exercises to Lose Belly Fat

Most people try to burn stomach fat by doing crunches or sit-ups. This is not the way to go. You can burn stomach fat by doing exercises that target …

The Best Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes

Now and then, I settle on a recipe that I feel needs no improvement. This one is joining that privileged club.It was thanks to an unexpected snow day …

How-To: Brush Stroke Napkins

If you live in an artistic home, chances are good that you’ve got paint splatters, thread ends, or pieces of yarn bringing flashes of color to every corner of your living space. So, why should your kitchen be any different?<p>Bring handmade personality to your dining table with this tutorial for …

Food & Dining

14 DIY Coasters To Cheer Up Your Coffee Table

These 14 easy-to-make coasters are great for gifting (or for yourself!). This article originally appeared on HouseBeautiful.com<p><b>1. Geometric Clay</b><p><i>Pretty Nice</i><p>These black-and-white geometric clay coasters from Pretty Nice can be decorated however you'd like to fit into your living room decor—but we …

Crochet A Caravan For Your Keychain

Caravans were designed to be little homes that go wherever you do, so it’s very fitting that this little crocheted caravan by Natasja King of Crochet Time is a keychain that goes where you go!<p>Not only does this project yield a portable product, but according to King, it’s also quick and easy enough …

DIY No-Sew Duct Tape Bag

<b>155</b> Flares <b>155</b> Flares ×<p>Hi I’m Tasya from <b>My House and Home</b> and I am here to share one of my most popular posts! The No-sew duct tape bag!<p>I am seriously …

How To Quickly Ripen Bananas For Making Banana Bread

A couple of weeks ago I had a wicked craving for homemade banana bread but there were no RIPE BANANAS to be had! Sometimes I will throw bananas that …

6 Mini Dishes Adding Big Flavors and Bite-Size Fun to Your Meals

Put a fun spin on ordinary dishes by preparing mini meals. The benefits to making these bite-size goodies are endless: They’re kid friendly, packed …

Treat Yo’self to This 5 Minute DIY Bubble Bath

Moisturizing honey and soothing vanilla mix with almond oil and caster soap to create this easy, all-natural bubble bath. Make it in less than 5 minutes, then go ahead and treat yo’self!<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>light almond oil ( 1/2 cup )<br>• honey ( 1/4 cup )<br>• mild liquid hand or body soap ( 1/2 cup …