Mary Ryan

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5 Exercises You Should Be Doing Way More Of

Get the max from your gym time—without adding more reps or more minutes<p>You're all about multitasking when it comes to your job, your to-do list, and even your free time (seriously, who <i>just</i> watches TV these days?). So why shouldn't your workout—and your body—benefit from the same smart shortcuts? …

5 Exercises That Will Show Your Lower Belly Who's Boss

One trainer's favorite moves for flattening that tricky spot<p>When you're trying to target your lower abs, all abs-strengthening moves are not created equal. Fact is, some are much more effective at working those tough-to-get-to muscles. So we asked celebrity trainer Michelle Lovitt, an Asics America …

21 Problems You Can Solve With Baking Soda

Seriously, store a box of this stuff in every room of your house.<p>Sure, it's a pro at making chewy chocolate chip cookies, but baking soda's real claim-to-fame is its power to freshen and clean many spots in your home. It's a super-effective (but gentle) abrasive and is a great natural deodorizer, …

Kid Crafts: Homemade Button Christmas Cards

This weekend, carve out some holiday crafting time with your creative kids! Grab the button jar off the shelf and make some fun homemade button Christmas cards with this great project idea that Amanda from Crafts by Amanda shared on the iLoveToCreate blog.

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Start Living Life to the Fullest: Powerful Phrases to Inspire you to Spiritual Greatness

I have selected 75 phrases that have had a profound impact in my life throughout the years. It is my sincere hope that they will deeply inspire you to reach a higher level of awareness and lasting fulfillment in your life in all the realms. May you surrender to the ecstasy of pure being and the …

Spirituality

15 Ways to DIY With Wood Slices

From branches and leaves to acorns and pinecones, the outdoors is full of materials for DIY goodness. This week, we’re tackling what to do with all those logs and wood slices you have lying around. Don’t have any wood slices? We say it’s time to bust out that saw and make some. Not quite ready to …

9 Ways to Use Vinegar for More Beautiful Skin and Hair

Even if you never cook, you'll definitely want to grab a bottle.<p>Contrary to popular belief, vinegar—apple cider vinegar, to be exact—may not help you lose weight. But it <i>can</i> help you step up your beauty routine. This multi-tasking ingredient can be used to prevent acne and make nail polish last …

How-To: Pinecone Owls

Whooooo’s got crafty kids? Keep little hands occupied this holiday season with this fun and adorable tutorial and free printable pinecone owls template from Lia Griffith!<p>I just love those little felt faces! Predictably, the especially cranky-looking one is my favorite.

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A Festive and Unique Twist on a Classic Dessert

Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito, the duo behind two wildly popular New York City bakeries, put their distinctive spin — part all-American retro, part punk-rock renegade — on seasonal and holiday desserts. Take a look at this delicious recipe from their new cookbook, Baked Occasions.<p><i>Serves 16 to …

How to Make Japanese Milk Bread at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: You don't have to go all the way across the Pacific in search of the fluffiest, lightest, tallest bread of your life; Cynthia from Two Red Bowls</i> …

How-To: Mini Foosball Table for Kids

This fabulous little DIY project is so simple to create that even the kids can have a hand in making it. First of all, I love how cute it is, with lots of opportunities for decorating to suit your taste. Secondly, for the cheap and easily found materials it requires to build. I’m sure this mini …

Kid Craft: Autumn Leaf Lanterns

Cooler weather means Mother Nature is getting all dressed up in her finest colors! Celebrate the beauty of the season with your little ones with this fun kid-friendly autumn leaf lantern tutorial from Red Ted Art!<p>Have the leaves started to change in your neighborhood? Click here to get to your …

Wreaths for Every Occasion Roundup

Wreaths have been around since the ancient times, mainly used for decoration with symbolic meaning behind them. In modern times, we use them to celebrate major holidays, the most popular being Christmas. Lately, I have noticed the popularity of wreaths for every occasion– springtime, Halloween, …

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Festive Fall Decor You'll Love

Get creative with wreaths, leaves, and more crafts to decorate your home for the autumn season.<p>Add a few rhinestones to this DIY felt tree for a little extra glitter.<p><b>What you'll need:</b> thick cardboard, felt in fall colors, glue, brown electrical tape<p><b>Make it:</b> Download the 3-D Tree template; trace it …

DIY Watermelon T-Rex

Sharpen your pumpkin carving skills with this terrifying Watermelon T-Rex tutorial over on wikiHow. Using a watermelon along with another melon, or maybe some other kind of fruit, the watermelon becomes a ferocious bowl filled with fruit held in by toothpicks for an excitingly healthy treat!

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4 Things to Make With Craft Sticks

Inexpensive and so useful, it's no wonder they're found in nearly every crafter's closet. Try these twists on four classic projects.<p>No weaving is needed to make this wooden catchall. Draw a hexagon with 4 1/4-inch sides onto cardboard and cut it out (or use our template below). Glue a stick to …

Easy Kid Crafts Made With String

Liberate a roll of humble cotton string from your pantry to make our two sweet projects.<p>It's not hard to hatch this fun project. The steps are easy and the supplies are cheap, cheap, cheap!<p>1. Make a chick by gluing together two yellow pom-poms. Glue on a felt beak and feet. Add eyes with …

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Caterpillar Craft For Kids

We’ve been doing a lot of home renovations and have a lot of remnants of them around. We decided to use one of these paint stir sticks that always …

Today's Design Secret

ELLE DECOR design experts reveal the tricks and tips behind the most beautiful rooms.<p>ELLE DECOR design experts reveal the tricks and tips behind the most beautiful rooms.

Your Favorite Rooms of the Week

See what's trending on Pinterest.<p>See what's popular on our Pinterest boards for the week of August 4, 2014. Follow us on Pinterest for more decor inspiration.

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Seed-Saving 101: How to harvest and store herb, tomato, and berry seeds

If you live in the northern hemisphere, chances are that you’re going to start feeling the first whispers of fall in the air in the very near future. …

Seed-Saving Part 2: Storing Beans, Squash, and Other Large Seeds

If you’ve already gone through the basics of our first installment of DIY Seed Saving, you’ve probably gotten the hang of preserving and storing …

Vegetable Sculptures from the Lambeth Country Show

The Lambeth Country Show is happening this weekend at Brockwell Park in London, and today’s festivities include an incredible vegetable sculpture competition, which instragram user vickycowan has been good enough to share.<p>This year’s competition is apparently nautically themed and features an …

15 Works of Art You Won't Believe Are Edible

Food never looked this good.<p>Sorry Mom and Dad, but we say: Play with your food. Why? Well, just look at the beautiful artwork a 21-year-old Vancouver woman produced when she did just that.<p>A life-long food and art enthusiast, Lauren Purnell, creator of these "culinary canvases," explains how she got …

FOAM CUP CRAFTS – THE FARM SET {COW, CHICK + PIGGY} - Kids Activities

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17 Nature-Inspired Crafts for Kids

Your kids will love bringing the outdoors inside with these easy and fun crafts projects featuring supplies found in nature.<p>Armed with a small stack of driftwood and simple nylon cord, kids can weave beach memories into lasting art.<p><b>What You'll Need:</b><p>• 6 to 8 pieces of driftwood. (No driftwood …

Fun July 4th Ideas!

Celebrate July 4th with this collection of great games, decorations, crafts, recipes, and more -- all perfect for an Independence Day party!<p>Print our template for the center (see below) on card stock. Cut out the circle, then trace it twice on corrugated cardboard. Cut out both circles. Make …

21 BEACH CRAFTS - Kids Activities