Karen Douglas

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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 …

11 Design Problems SOLVED! in 2 Sentences Or Less

From how to make a small space look bigger to choosing a lampshade, we've got you covered (quickly!)<p>We won't lie and say that the decorating conundrums that have been haunting you are <i>easy</i> to solve. But we can share the most boiled-down, easy-to-pass-on advice from our own Ask-A-Designer expert Scot …

Set the Mood: 12 Paint Colors That Are Perfect By Candlelight

Set the mood with these hues.<p>Rich hues that capture all the enchanting qualities of shifting, flickering light — just what you need as the nights grow long.

13 Problems Easily Solved With Tension Rods

Thanks to their skinny, adjustable shape, theyre super helpful around the house.<p>Thanks to their skinny, adjustable shape, they're super helpful around the house.

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 …

How to Clean Out Your Closet in 6 Easy Steps

That sweater your mom bought you for your birthday that you never wear needs to go. Don't feel guilty about it.<p>Cleaning out your closet can be stressful. You want to throw stuff away, but something always holds you back. Why? Because clothes aren't just things you wear, they are how you express …

15 Reasons Why Vinegar is the Ultimate Cleaning Solution

The secret fix to most household messes was already in your kitchen cupboard.<p><b>1. Kitchen Surfaces and Utensils</b><br>Vinegar has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that make it a good choice for cleaning in the kitchen. Mix equal parts white vinegar and water, then pour it into a spray bottle. Use …

Rhubarb Pie

Because it is so often used in pies, rhubarb is sometimes called "pie plant." For best results, make this pie the day before you plan to serve it.

Rhubarb

What Alice Forgot

• <b>Author:</b> Liane Moriarty<p><b>FROM THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE HUSBAND'S SECRET AND BIG LITTLE LIES.</b><p><b>A “cheerfully engaging”(Kirkus Reviews) novel for anyone who’s ever asked herself, “How did I get here?”</b><p>Alice Love is twenty-nine, crazy about her husband, and pregnant with her first …

Broken Silence

• <b>Author:</b> Natasha Preston<p>It has been four years since Oakley, her mum, and brother fled to Australia. With the trials looming, she makes the decision to return to England. Oakley is desperate for closure so she can put the past behind her and move on with her life.<p>How will she cope when she comes …

The Escape

• <b>Author:</b> David Baldacci<p>David Baldacci is one of the world's most popular, widely read storytellers. In his blockbuster thrillers <i>Zero Day</i> and <i>The Forgotten</i>, he enthralled readers with John Puller. A combat veteran and special agent with the U.S. Army, Puller is the man they call to investigate the …

20 Life-Changing Hacks for Doing Your Nails

Spray PAM to dry your nails, use glue to remove glitter polish, and more!<p><b>1. Line your nails with petroleum jelly or white craft glue before painting them for an easy clean up.</b><p>If you're working on a nail look that's messy, use a cotton swab to rub petroleum jelly like Vaseline on the skin around …

High Temps, Low Maintenance: Your Summer Lawn Care Guide

Maintaining an enviable yard come high summer can feel less like a chore and more like an impossibility. These tips will ensure that the grass really is greener on your side of the fence.<p><b>Know how to mow.</b> The best time to cut your grass is in the evening, before the dew settles. Wet grass from the …

Gardening

Lavender Candles

Beyond its appealing aroma, lavender has been shown to help relieve insomnia, stress, and anxiety. Martha Stewart Living crafts director Marcie McGoldrick was inspired to include it in the home-spa products on the pages of the magazine (and in the lip balm). Enjoy the relaxing scent with candles …

Candles

Pasta and Easy Italian Meat Sauce

Here is a meaty tomato sauce that doesn't need to cook for a long time to be delicious. The sauce is based on the famed Ragu alla Bolognese (sauce in the style of Bologna). The addition of milk might seem unusual, but it's traditional in northern Italy -- where butter and cream, as well as milk, …

Italian Food

11 Closet Organization Ideas From Pinterest

We can’t be the only ones who put off closet-cleaning this year—summer is almost over, and it’s still on your to-do list, right? But because it’s …

25 Lazy Ways to Keep Fit

Feel good and stay healthy by following these easy tips—you won't have to lift a finger.<p>Feel good and stay healthy by following these easy tips—you won't have to lift a finger.

Weight Loss

DIY: 7 Best Natural Mosquito Bite Remedies

I’m a romantic, and so at the risk of facing commenter-wrath, I’m going to say it: The season’s first mosquito bite isn’t such a bad thing. It’s how …

Alternative Medicine

The Beginner's Guide to Getting Better Sleep

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On February 13, 1972, Michel Siffre climbed into a cave in southwest Texas. It would be six months before he saw daylight again.<p>Siffre was a French scientist and a pioneer in chronobiology, which is the study of biological rhythms. The …

The Hexed

• <b>Author:</b> Heather Graham<p><b>A place of history,secrets…and witchcraft.</b><p>Devin Lyle has recently returned to the Salem area, but her timing couldn't be worse. Soon after she moved into the eighteenth-century cabin she inherited from her great-aunt Mina—her "crazy" great-aunt, who spoke to the dead—a woman …

The November Man

• <b>Author:</b> Bill Granger<p>(Previously published as There Are No Spies.)<p>SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING PIERCE BROSNAN - IN THEATERS AUGUST 27TH!<p>The classic thriller featuring the lethally cool U.S. government spy code-named The November Man<p>The president learned long ago that the CIA could not …

Fast Track

• <b>Author:</b> Julie Garwood<p><b>A woman’s search to uncover the truth about her mother ignites danger and passion in this novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Julie Garwood.</b><p>Daddy’s girl Cordelia Kane is devastated when her father has a serious heart attack, and the emotion is only intensified by …

7 ways to burn more calories walking

Walking may be the perfect exercise. It requires no special equipment other than a good pair of walking shoes and it can be done by nearly anyone, at any fitness level.<p>"Walking is the least expensive exercise modality to start and maintain," says Irv Rubenstein, exercise physiologist and founder of …

Personal (with bonus short story Not a Drill)

• <b>Author:</b> Lee Child<p><b>#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Jack Reacher returns in another fast-moving, action-packed, suspenseful book from Lee Child.</b> <b></b> <i><br>You can leave the army, but the army doesn’t leave you. Not always. Not completely,</i> notes Jack Reacher—and sure enough, the retired military cop is soon pulled …

The Lost Island

• <b>Author:</b> Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child<p><b>INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b><p>Gideon Crew--brilliant scientist, master thief--is living on borrowed time. When his mysterious employer, Eli Glinn, gives him an eyebrow-raising mission, he has no reason to refuse. Gideon's task: steal a page from the …

The Old Blue Line

• <b>Author:</b> J. A. Jance<p>Butch Dixon has been taken for a ride …<p>Not a jump in the car, see the sights kind of ride. He's been taken for everything he has. He's lost his house, his restaurant business, his savings, his car, his best friend, his faith—all to his conniving ex-wife. But that was seven years …

The Husband's Secret

• <b>Author:</b> Liane Moriarty<p><b>“A novel that’s perfect for vacation reading.” —People</b><p><b>“It’s a knowing, touching, and entertaining page-turner. What a wonderful writer—smart, wise, funny.” —Anne Lamott</b><p><b>"The Husband's Secret is so good, you won't be able to keep it to yourself." —USA Today</b><p><b>“Shocking, complex and</b> …

The Boys in the Boat

• <b>Author:</b> Daniel James Brown<p><b>The #1 New York Times–bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany and now the inspiration for the PBS documentary “The Boys of ‘36”</b><p>For readers of <i>Unbroken</i>, out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and …

Vintage

• <b>Author:</b> Susan Gloss<p>Vintage is Susan Gloss’s sparkling debut novel in the Vein of The Friday Night Knitting Club, centered around a Midwestern vintage clothing shop and a group of women who eventually transform the store and each others’ lives.<p>At Hourglass Vintage in Madison, Wisconsin, every item …