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Succulents Explained: How to Identify and Grow 12 Favorites

How are we supposed to keep our succulents alive if we don’t know what kind we’ve got? Too often a plant ID tag at the garden shop says simply …

Plants

How to build a raised vege garden

Instructions<p>If you want to grow the biggest, healthiest, fastest-growing veges, build yourself a raised vege garden. Because everything’s contained …

Woodworking

15 camping recipes so good you'll really want to go camping.

I have a love-hate relationship with camping. There’s something really wonderful about it: The kids have an unimaginably good time, we sleep cozy …

Cooking

50 Things to Grill in Foil

Try a new cookout dish: Food Network Magazine created dozens of fun and easy foil packs.<p>Charles Masters<p><b>How to make a foil packet:</b><br>1. Lay a large sheet …

How to Grill Vegetables Like a Pro This Labor Day | Backyard Grilling 101

Want to know how to grill vegetables like a pro? Get them perfect every time with these tips. Make a fresh dish for Labor Day this Monday! You’ll …

How to Become the Ultimate Grill Master

Memorial Day marks the start of the serious grilling season, and there’s no better weekend to bolster your grill-master game. Luckily, honing your …

How to Fix Every Zipper Issue

The humble zipper is an effective mechanism that hasn’t changed much since it was invented over a hundred years ago, but neither have the problems …

5 Delicious Pasta Recipes Made in 30 Minutes (or Less!)

School lunches varied for me growing up. It generally ran the gamut of stereotypical American school-age lunches: Lunchables, Chef Boyardee …

Cooking

39 Lazy Girl Hacks You'll Want to Save Forever

If you want something done right, push it off, avoid dealing with it, and eventually find the easiest and quickest way to do it -- that's how the saying goes, right?<p>If you're not a fan of taking the long way around, these easy shortcuts are just what every self-proclaimed lazy girl (or guy) needs …

Crafting

This Clever Grass Daybed Takes Sunbathing to a New Level

Just make sure to keep your pets off it.<p>Greenery has a way of making everything seem more vibrant. But when you're working with a concrete outdoor space, crafty ideas for adding natural elements like grass can be hard to come by.<p>Enter the Grass Daybed. In this video, Jason Hodges, an Australian …

12 PNW Decor Ideas That Make the Most of Moody Skies

While most of the country brushes off the Pacific Northwest as a rainy, overcast and dismal place to live, not even gray skies can dampen the beauty of the lush green forests, sweeping ocean views and rugged mountains. The region is chock-full of natural inspiration for decor, art and all things …

Home Decorating

17 Charts To Help You Eat Healthy

Everything you need to know from cutting out sugar to building a salad that doesn't suck.

Chocolate Sandwich Recipes, Because You Deserve Them

News of Japan's single cheese-like chocolate slices have recently taken over the Internet. They are essentially the Kraft singles version of chocolate and make the creation of a grilled <b>chocolate</b> sandwich oh-so easy. While we're happy that Japan gets to enjoy another one of its glorious snack …

Breakfast

The Cake Recipe You'll Never Forget

Here's a cake recipe that is impossible to forget. One of Italy's best loved cakes is an extremely simple, moist, and fluffy pound cake, or as they like to incorrectly call it, “plum cake.” It's as simple as can be: no icing or strong flavorings; perhaps just a shower of confectioners' sugar over …

20 Upgrades We Have Made to Our RV

Improvements Made to Our RV We purchased a brand spanking new Keystone Cougar Fifth Wheel Trailer Model 276RLSWE just about 4 years ago and headed …

RVs

22 Festive Holiday Crafts to Make With Your Kids

The holiday season is the perfect excuse to let the laundry pile up and spend the day crafting instead. Grab your favorite little helper and wander the aisles of the craft store together gathering supplies, or raid your stash at home. You won’t need much besides a little time and creativity (okay, …

Crafting

How to Find the Best Woodworking Plans Online for Any Project

Woodworking is a skill that you can take as far as you want. The more you learn, the more complex projects you’ll be able to tackle. But no matter …

Woodworking

The Genius Trick For Unclogging Your Shower Drain

Store-bought drain cleaner can seem like a godsend when you're ankle deep in gross, dirty water. But, as any plumber will tell you, all those chemicals can take a toll on pipes. So before you bring in the big guns, try <b>this two-step DIY trick</b>.<p><b>What you need:</b> A screwdriver, a plastic zip tie, …

Personal Organizing

Recipe: Victoria sponge cake, from English Tarts café in Mission

A delicious egg-and-butter cake, from the two English women who run the popular English Tarts café<p>Ruth Janes and Bethen Lane, who had both emigrated …

8 Easy Ethnic Recipes to Bust Out of Your Dinner Rut

It's so easy to get into a dinner rut: you make what the whole family likes, but after a while everyone gets tired or the same ol' same. Here are 8 easy ethnic recipes to make meal-time exciting again.<p><b>1. Crispy Tandoori Chicken Drumsticks with Mango Chutney</b><p>Tandoori chicken is simply chicken …

Cooking

Blueberry Cheesecake Galette

Make the dough: Pulse the flour, granulated sugar, vinegar and salt in a food processor until combined. Add the butter and pulse until the mixture …

Sail Boat or Ship Sandbox

PDF versionHow to build a sailboat or ship sandbox. Beginner DIY Plans by ANA-WHITE.com. Cute backyard project for kids or toddlers!HANDMADE FROM …

Kids

The Ultimate Pregnancy Hospital Bag Checklist

Expecting? Congratulations! Along with getting your home and family ready for this joyful new addition, you'll want to plan out your postpartum …

8 Simple Recipes for a Brilliant Backyard Bash

Why should you slave away in the kitchen while everyone else sips their cocktails? This year, enjoy your party (and be the star of it) with these easy and delicious recipes.<p><b>1. Red, White & Blue Berry Trifle</b><p>This dazzling, delicious trifle can be made in under 30 minutes--just be sure to plan ahead …

Cooking

Create a Personalized Vegetable Gardening Cheat Sheet with This Tool

Vegetable growing charts and infographics are handy for both beginner and seasoned gardeners, but planting advice can also depend on where you live. …

Plan Your Backyard Landscaping Design Ahead With These 35 Smart DIY Fire Pit Projects

We are in January already and all the extraordinary Christmas Holidays are behind us. We have, again, 11 months till Christmas. Till then we can …

Ready to Pack Your Hospital Bag? Read This Checklist First

Chances are, you’ve spent the past several months dreaming of the day you finally get to meet baby. You’ve stocked up on baby gear, decorated the …

Pregnancy

Remodelista - Sourcebook for the Considered Home

Christopher C. Deam is a designer and architect whose work spans from architecture, interiors, transportation, product design, inventive research to …