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No matter what time of year it is, we all love to get out in our back yards, whether it be for a summer barbecue or a winter bonfire. Outdoor …

12 Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits - Why It Should Be In Every Home

Vinegar – the acidic liquid produced by the fermentation process of all manner of fruits, vegetables and grains – is one of the oldest and most …

Bobby Flay's Top Ten Grilling Tips

The grilling guru shares his secrets to all-star steak.<p>1. <b>Befriend your butcher.</b> Buy from a good butcher shop or from the butcher at your …

Grilling and Summer How-Tos

Design an Island Bed

Island beds are a great solution for a garden that lacks a focal point, and an easy way to add color and texture to a large expanse of boring lawn. …

DIY Garden Waterfalls

If you’ve been thinking about starting a water feature project in the garden this season, have you thought about adding the sights and sounds of a …

Learning and Yearning's Top 10 Gardening Posts |

It’s my favorite time of the year – gardening season!!! Well, almost. The soil temperature has been too cold to even plant peas but my basement is …

Homemade Furniture Polish to Restore Wood Furniture

Most of the furniture in our home has either been purchased from a garage sale, been handed down to us, or has <i>*ahem*</i> been trash picked. Yes, we’re …

35 Unique Backyard Ideas to Steal for Your House

Get away from it all (without leaving your home).<p>There's inspiration to be found in even the most manicured landscapes or stately patios.

Tour a Modern Kitchen With a Whimsical Surprise

A city kitchen is brought to life.<p>Caroline Beaupère designed a custom-made tile backsplash of delicate vines to bring a New York City kitchen to life.

No more pesky white rings! Here's how to get the job done: via Good Housekeeping

One Small Step to Make it Easier to Unload Utensils from the Dishwasher

(Image credit: Regina Yunghans)<p>Who else thinks it's a drag to unload the dishwasher? Of all the kitchen chores, it's my least favorite. But this one …


How To Clean Your Kitchen (and Keep It Clean) in 20 Minutes a Day for 30 Days

The kitchen is the heart and center of the home, but it gets dirty fast. (Cleaning up is the downside to cooking at home!) If neglected, aside from …


Our Best Guides To Setting Up a Kitchen:

An empty hallway turned pipe shelf pantry in this #BeforeandAfter This is the before picture, click here for the transformation:

Tip: Put a Separate Bin in Your Refrigerator for Meat

You probably know the rule of thumb when it comes to storing meat in the refrigerator: keep it as low as possible, so if any leakage occurs, it …


How To Make Homemade Dishwasher Detergent Pods

(Image credit: Shifrah Combiths)<p>Have you made any lavender laundry detergent yet? Good news: to make lemon dishwasher detergent pods you only need …

Audio Mixing

20 small, black and white kitchens that prove this classic combo is always in style:

This One Tip Makes Homemade Fried Chicken Way More Fun

Frying chicken, especially multiple batches if you're feeding a crowd, can be a stressful dance of breading, frying, and keeping the chicken warm …


A laundry room becomes a super organized pantry! This is the before photo, click here for the transformation:

Find Your Perfect Paint Color: Inspiration for the Kitchen (with Actual Paint Names)

James' Beautifully Handcrafted Apartment in Clinton Hill<br>Paint color: Benjamin Moore Buxton Blue<p>(Image credit: Andrea Sparacio)<p>Hands down the most …


Kitchen Before & After: A 1950s Kitchen Transformed by Mosaic Tiles

Teruko's kitchen renovation is one of the most colorful we've seen! This Culver City, California kitchen was dark and outdated before, but after …


A smart, stylish and budget-friendly kitchen update for $5,500. This is the before photo, click here for the kitchen tranformation:

10 great, cheap cleaners for your home: (via Apartment Therapy)

The cakes from this cookbook require some dedication, but they are sooooooo worth it:

Oh my! This might be the prettiest way to cut a pineapple. Here's how to do it:

How To Clean a Kitchen Trash Can

(Image credit: Erika Tracy)<p>Cleaning the kitchen trash can is a household to-do that's easily overlooked, but things get gross in there fast. Even I …

Outdoor Spaces

A brown, cramped kitchen opens up for under $3,500! This is the before photo, click here for the transformation:

This recipe for balsamic flank steak stuffed with prosciutto and cheese will renew your faith in the often-too-tough meat. RECIPE:

11 things you probably shouldn't put in the diswasher: