Laura Brownlee

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Before and After: Closet Doors Get A Washi Tape Makeover

Closet doors are often an over-looked part of the room. If you're renting, there's not much you can do to give them a custom look. Until now. These …

Make Your Own Butter

Shares 0<p>Keep the kids busy with at-home science experiments like this one! Make your own butter with nothing but sweet cream, marbles, and an empty …

Diy

This is an outdoor futon I made from two blue pallets. I then upholstered foam for the cushion and sewed …

How-To: Upcycled Tire Table

Turn an old tire into stylish and useful piece of home decor with this upcycled tire table tutorial from Sarah at While They Snooze.<p>Such a perfect weekend project!<p>Head over to While They Snooze to see how it’s done.<p>[Via CraftGawker]

Stylish

Weekend Challenge: Reverse Crunch

This exercise will help eliminate your lower belly pooch<p><i>Join the</i> Women's Health <i>Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Check out our Facebook page every weekend and challenge yourself to try a new exercise. Thousands of women already have.</i> …

Exercise

The Recipes That'll Help You Get More Blue Cheese In Your Life

Blue cheese is understandably polarizing. It's strong, stinky and to the uninitiated, can be visually off-putting. If you haven't taken your chances with blue cheese yet, you're selling yourself short. Whether it's Roquefort, Gorgonzola or Stilton, blue cheese is like a beautiful, deep well of …

Get a Bikini Body That Rocks in 3 Weeks: Training Plan

Throw your muscles a curveball with these new toning exercises for a smoking hot bikini body<p>Whether you're breaking a sweat regularly or totally slacking, it's time for a change. To get a smoking hot bikini body this summer, you have to shock your muscles to get it into sizzling shape.<p>It takes …

Workouts

How to Make Money from Your Smartphone Pics

It’s a bit embarrassing just how many photos we take with our phones here at Brit HQ. Pretty much every event in our office is documented—from all angles. And for the most part they just get posted to Instagram, Facebook, and/or Twitter. But there are a few new companies that are looking to help …

How to Make Easy Money

Are you looking to make money with little to no work, and as quick as possible? Have no fear - doing so is easy! Look into selling products or …

8 Super-Fun Weekend Projects!

11 Comments<p>We've been having an incredible couple of weeks of summer weather here (I think we're on day 29 of sun?) –perfect for a few messy DIYs to …

An Insider's View of the Best in Beauty

Everyone I know is always looking for the next best beauty product. Even the most attractive believe there is some new product just around the corner that is better than what they're using. I have to admit I fall into that category. Finding the best beauty products is an endless quest. Especially …

DIY- Despicable Me Nails

I apologize now if you’re not into the whole Despicable Me Minion craze (like me). In fact I probably wouldn’t even blog about them if they just …

Chinese-y Chicken Salad Recipe

Ingredients (15)<p>For the dressing:<p>3 tablespoons red wine vinegar<br>• 1 tablespoon soy sauce<br>• 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil<br>• 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce<br>• 4 …

Recipes

Campfire Beer Pancakes Recipe

When you’re roughing it in the great outdoors, a hearty breakfast is in order. We turn to the classics: pancakes, bacon, and eggs, cooked in a cast …

100 Clever Ways to Repurpose Mason Jars

If you’ve ever gotten lost on Pinterest or tried your hand at pretty much anything DIY, you’re probably besties with one iconic piece of glassware: The Mason Jar. Love it or hate it, you can’t deny both its utility and inherent cuteness. For this month’s mega roundup, we’ve scoured the web to bring …

Crafting

A Colorful Dining Chair Upgrade

Add pops of color to your dining space by taking thrift store chairs and painting them in one vibrant shade. Or go wild and pick as many colors as you have chairs.<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>Kilz Odorless Interior Oil Based Sealer Primer<br>• chairs(eight)<br>• fabric<br>• staple gun<br>• Rust-Oleum Safety Yellow<p><b>Ready to</b> …

Aaaand Action! 25 Ways to Upgrade Your Movie Night

While all of our favorite TV shows on hiatus for the summer, we’re watching more movies. And what’s better than a movie? A movie night with friends, of course! We’ve rounded up everything you need to make your film screening a success. And if you have the space, try setting up a theater in your …

Print It: Get Sexy Abs

The toned abs you've always wanted are only 7 moves away<p>You've been obsessing over sexy abs for almost two decades. That ends now. We've tried and tweaked the best fitness workouts out there to create a foolproof plan to kick those elusive buggers (your abs) out of hiding. Finally.<p>The best part? …

Workouts

4 DIY Home Projects You Can Rock

Want to get your DIY on this summer? These ideas made it easy for you<p>If you spend your lunch break poring over Pinterest décor ideas and your evenings watching <i>HGTV</i>, join the club: Seventy-one percent of young homeowners are planning a home improvement project or addition for this summer, according …

Home Improvement

4 Pilates Moves For Every Body

Actress Kerry Washington's Pilates instructor Nonna Gleyzer—who's also worked with Madonna and Sting—designed this workout to make the most of her clients' core and gluteus muscles.<p>Actress Kerry Washington's Pilates instructor Nonna Gleyzer—who's also worked with Madonna and Sting—designed this …

Workouts

Recipe Alert: This Is What You Should Be Pairing With Your Steak

You're probably still detoxing after a long weekend of food and copious libations. But hey, it's summer, which means there are still plenty of …

Sweet + Savory: Hot Blueberry Cheddar Dip

We love a good sweet and savory combo, so we can’t wait to try this unusual dip that combines blueberries with cheddar cheese. Let us know how you like it!<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>white cheddar cheese ( 8 ounces )<br>• cream cheese ( 1 block )<br>• olive oil ( 2-3 tablespoons )<br>• blueberries ( 1 cup )<br>• french bread …

How Saying "Hmmm" Instead Of "OK" Can Make You Thousands More Each Year -- Plus 10 Other Great Salary Secrets!

When I first graduated college, I had a paid internship at the Washington Post. The salary was set because it was part of their internship program. It was a good salary. I was psyched. I also -- very stupidly -- thought all future salaries were just assigned to you. You know, like seats at a …

Rustic DIY: Tree Slice Candle Holder

If you’re feeling outdoorsy, but don’t really want to go…outside. Make this wooden slab candle holder. We’d recommend using fir-scented candles for a realistic woodsy feel.<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>drill<br>• cross section of wood<br>• candles<br>• large bit<p><b>Ready to make?</b> Find out how on Youngbird

The Best New Exercises for Women

Discover the best workout for women that you're not doing<p>The Best New Exercises (for every part of a woman's body!)<p>There's a popular saying among fitness experts: "The best exercise is the one you're not doing." The take-home message? To achieve the best results, you need to regularly challenge …

Workouts

17 Quirky Couches Made from Repurposed Materials

You know we love uncovering new uses for everyday things, and we’re all over the world of upcycling, repurposing, and the like. Today, we’re excited to highlight some serious innovation from all over the web. These 17 couches have all been made from repurposed materials, from the trunk of a ’57 …

Furniture

Make It: DIY Leather and Wood Suspended Shelf

Whether you're looking for a way to use up some leftover leather from this project (or this one), or you just want to add a simple, modern shelf to a …

How To: Make Elegant Tissue Paper Covered Luminaries

Rhiannon and her BFF Jenna turned a simple, clear glass cylinder into an elegant luminary using only tissue paper, Elmer's School Glue and a paper …

Break Out the Food Coloring for These 25 Bright Rainbow Recipes

There have been a lot of rainbow-colored things to celebrate this week, so with that in mind—and just because we’re a touch color-obsessed here at Brit HQ—we give you these brightly colored foods. All it takes is a little bit of food coloring to transform everything from pasta and deviled eggs to …

40 DIY Bracelets You Need to Check Out

Glamming up a bare wrist is super easy. Throw on a chunky cuff or slip on stacks of bangles and you’ve effortlessly made a style statement. Making your own bracelets can be just as simple, and we’re smitten with the creative ways these DIYers have sewn, twisted, baked and glued together scraps of …

Jewelry