Lydia Gieselmann

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24 Brilliant IKEA Hacks to Transform Your Kitchen and Pantry

With its friendly price tags, it’s hard to not make IKEA a go-to source for all things home decor. And whether you’re lacking storage, counter space or a pantry, you can hack some of IKEA’s products for a completely custom look at a fraction of the cost. Don’t believe us? Just take a scroll through …

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All Natural Beauty: 4 Simple DIY Natural Skin Care Recipes From Mother Earth

Transforming your body care products from harmful to homemade doesn’t need to cost a fortune or take hours of your time.<p>These four simple natural …

30 Parent Hacks To Keep The Kids Busy (And You Sane) For The Rest Of Summer

We are smack in the middle of the best season of the year. Long, sunny days stretch ahead, yet somehow it feels like we've exhausted every activity on our list of things to do with the kids. And just when we think we've worn the little ones out at the pool or at camp, they still find a way to …

The Secret to Crisp Salads

For superlative crunch, do what the pros do: Chill vegetables in an ice bath.<p><i>For superlative crunch, do what the pros do: Chill vegetables in an ice</i> …

10 Things Every Fashionable Woman Should Have by 30

Your 20s can be for style, career and love experimentation, but as a woman enters her 30s there are certain pieces she should own that well-represent her.<p>Your 20s can be for style, career and love experimentation, but as a woman enters her 30s there are certain pieces she should own that …

How to Make Quinine Syrup for a Better Gin and Tonic

<i>All week long, Jeffrey Morgenthaler of Portland's Clyde Common and Pepe Le Moko will be sharing recipes and techniques from his new book, The Bar Book: Elements of Cocktail Technique. Follow along to win one of five copies we’re giving away -- and to perfect your at-home cocktails.</i><p>I began my first …

This Woman Had Her Face Photoshopped In Over 25 Countries To Examine Global Beauty Standards

Through her work, Esther Honig hopes to discover if a global beauty standard actually exists.<p>Esther Honig, a freelance journalist based out of Kansas City, sent an unaltered photograph of herself to more than 40 Photoshop aficionados around the world. "Make me beautiful," she said, hoping to bring …

Color Portraiture with Retouch and Enhancement in Lightroom 4 and 5

The Following is an excerpt from the SLR Lounge Lightroom Preset System v5, a preset system designed to take you from Ordinary to Extraordinary …

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Get Lush Lashes Twiggy Would Be Proud Of

One of my personal style and beauty icons of the past would definitely have to be Twiggy. Girl's got some <i>serious</i> style that we're still channeling …

10 Surprising Ways to Add Color to Your Home

Weekend Project: A Crazy Pom Pom Rug

22 Comments<p>Pip Lincolne has a fun and crazy (and I bet soft) pom pom rug project in the latest issue of Frankie Magazine - that I'm loving! She says …

Honey Almond Granola Recipe

• Author: Cookie and Kate<br>• Prep Time: 5 mins<br>• Cook Time: 25 mins<br>• Total Time: 30 minutes<br>• Yield: 8 cups<br>• Category: Breakfast<p>★★★★★<p>4.7 from 14 reviews<p>A simple …

Banana Cake Recipe with Cream Cheese Frosting

<i>Did you make this recipe?</i><p>Banana Snack Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting<p><b>Yield:</b> About 12 servings<p><b>Prep:</b><p>45 minutes<p><b>Cook:</b><p>30 minutes<p><b>Total:</b><p>1 hour 15 minutes<p>An …

Dessert in the Raw

<i>Every other Thursday, Gena Hamshaw of the blog</i> <i>Choosing Raw</i> <i>shares satisfying, flavorful recipes that also happen to be vegan.</i><p><i>Today: Gena introduces us to the ultimate no-bake dessert: a raw, vegan cashew tart whose appearance alone will convert any skeptics.</i><p>A few years ago, as I first began to …

Vanilla Ice Cream

May 10, 2013 by Laurie McNamara<p><i>This vanilla ice cream only calls for 5 easy ingredients; heavy cream, milk, sugar, vanilla extract and sea salt. So</i> …

For a last minute Mother's Day recipe, check out this recipe Raspberry Cream Scones I developed for Make & Takes. The tart raspberries and cream cheese tang make these a fabulous addition to a Mother's Day brunch. http://www.makeandtakes.com/raspberry-cream-cheese-scones

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

May 29, 2012<p>Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Is there anything better? Well, actual chocolate chip cookies would rank right up there I suppose.<p>But …

Lighten up Your Mexican Fiesta

Tara Donne<p>Cinco de Mayo is almost here! Celebrating it at a Mexican restaurant doesn’t have to derail your diet. If Mexican food makes you think of …

Lemon Bars - Easy Lemon Meringue Bars Recipe

7 Essential Fruits & Vegetables for Beautiful Skin

Ever wondered if you could eat your way to beautiful skin?<p>I’ve worked in skin care and cosmetics for enough years to see many products go through the …