Melinda Szente

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Now THIS is how you store beer

Girls: This is the best way to store hair elastics

Keep bugs and dirt from falling into your glass with just a cupcake liner

How-To: Invisible No-Knot Crochet Finish

Hate obvious knots in completed crochet projects? End your work without extra bulk with this invisible crochet finishing technique from Playin’ Hooky Designs.<p>Ready to give it a try? Head over to Playin’ Hooky Designs to see how it’s done.

Giant Paper Peonies

I just discovered a sweet new spot, Corner Blog. Poppytalk posted their gorgeously over-sized Giant Paper Peonies in a DIY project round-up and now am dying to have HUGE flowers hanging from my ceiling. Aren’t you?

Meet Champ, probably the happiest dog in the world! The butterfly is 100% live and real and NOT photoshopped in. See more photos: #dogs #photography #cute

How-To: Fold-Out Laundry Room Drying Rack

Living in NYC where space is definitely at a premium, I can’t resist a good space-saving home solution. That’s why I’m such a fan of this awesome fold-out laundry room drying rack tutorial from Centsational Girl.<p>Pretty brilliant, right? Head over to Centsational Girl to see how to make your own!

Laundry Rooms

Crocheted Dog Camera Cozy

Etsy user The Owlies has figured out a way to make a camera lens look like a dog’s snout with this adorable Crochet Dog Camera Cozy.<p>[via Lustik]<p><b>More:</b><p>How-To: Chiffon Cake with Fruit Topping Tissue Box Cozy<br>• How-To: Red Fox Phone Cozy<br>• Dalek French Press Cozy

but first #coffee . . . image by Reetta Pasanen (j)

Johnny Depp photographed by Norman Jean Roy for Esquire Magazine May 2004 (j)


If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …


Alfred Eisenstaedt - Young Parisian woman exhaling smoke, 1963.<p>See more photos <b>here.</b> celebrates Father’s Day with a special gallery featuring classic portraits of famous dads and their daughters celebrates Father’s Day <b>with a special gallery</b> featuring classic portraits of famous dads and their daughters.<p><b>Pictured:</b> John F. Kennedy with daughter Caroline, 1958.<p>(Ed Clark—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

What does the pursuit of happiness really mean? LIFE’s Alfred Eisenstaedt tried to explain it – with photographs

What does the pursuit of happiness really mean? LIFE’s Alfred Eisenstaedt tried to explain it – <b>with photographs.</b><p>(Alfred Eisenstaedt—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)


<i>Water Polo, 1947</i><p>See more of Peter Stackpole’s work <b>here.</b>

Haunting Black and White Portraits of Homeless People by Lee Jeffries

Photo series “<i>Homeless”</i> by Lee Jeffries will make you face the ones you neglectfully pass by everyday. Taken exclusively in black and white, each of …

Robert Pattinson: The Bruce Weber Portraits (Part One)

As *Twilight’*s reluctant bloodsucker, *Vanity Fair’*s December cover star has made teenage girls (and their mothers) swoon. To accompany Evgenia Peretz’s profile, which addresses Pattinson’s relationship with co-star Kristen Stewart and Hollywood’s doubts about casting him as Edward Cullen, …

2012 in Vanity Fair

Fare thee well, 2012­—you’ve been a good year. And a good year for this magazine and its photography, especially: we’ve featured everyone from a nude Lady Gaga kickin’ it with Tony Bennett to a summit of Nobel Laureates (sadly, in different photos, though both were snapped by the peerless Annie …

How-To: Basic Knitted Sweatshirt Sweater

As a knitter, I don’t think there’s anything more useful than patterns for perfect basics. Once you’ve got the perfect hat, the perfect sweater, or the perfect pair of socks, the opportunities for creativity and customization are limitless. So, when The Purl Bee tweeted a link to their sweatshirt …


Champage Cork Place Cards

Do you have a large collection of wine corks, of various brands, at home? I sure do and I’m especially never sure what to do with the champagne corks. Take a cue from Heather Ross and turn them into mushroom-inspired place cards!<p><i>Via Martha Stewart Living</i>

Nail Polish Marbled Eggs

I’ve seen nail polish put to some very crafty uses in the past, but this idea is a new favorite! Check out Henry Happened to learn how to make your own nail polish marbled eggs.

How-To: Modern Clothes Peg Mirror

Get stylish with a laundry room staple—check out this modern clothes peg mirror tutorial from Tara Dennis!<p>[Via CraftGawker]

How-To: Knit T-Shirt

Looking for a warm weather knitting project? The Purl Bee has you covered! Check out this breezy, lightweight knit t-shirt pattern from Laura’s Loop.<p>I love the bright burst of orange at the pocket opening, don’t you? Head on over to the Purl Bee to make your own.

How-To: Simple Knit Tote Bag

Tote bags are a way of life in NYC—I’ve always got at least one rolled up in my purse for shopping emergencies or a quick trip to the grocery store. For you fellow knitters out there, I’m loving this simple knit tote bag pattern from Laura’s Loop on the Purl Bee.<p>Such a great alternative to the …


How-To: Crocheted Hexagon Market Bag

Hit the farmer’s market in style this summer with this cute crocheted hexagon market bag pattern from Lion Brand Yarn!<p><b>More:</b><p>How-To: Farmer’s Market Carpet Bag<br>• How-To: Simple Knit Tote Bag<br>• How-To: Burlap Sack Apple Picking Tote

Crocheted Daisy Afghan

I have a really huge yarn crafting crush on this gorgeous crocheted daisy afghan by Joleen Kraft. The colors are so vibrant, and I especially love the giant flower motif!<p>The pattern was somewhat inspired by Spanish tile work, and is made up of octagon and square pieces that are then crocheted …

How-To: Make a String of Mini Fabric Lamps

Bust that fabric stash while adding colorful handmade details to your decorative lighting with this mini fabric lamps tutorial from Taylor Made!<p>Head over to Taylor Made to see the full how-to!

How-To: Rolled Rosette Pillow

Turn an old t-shirt into a pretty piece of home decore with this rolled rosette pillow tutorial from Craft Goodies.<p><b>More:</b><p>How-To: Easy Ribbon Rosettes<br>• How-To: Hankie Rosette Brooch<br>• Tutorial: Single-Stem Rosette Necklace

How-To: Crochet Frog Applique

Hook yourself a happy amphibious friend with this cute crochet frog applique pattern from Hanni at Hannicraft!

How-To: Safely Rip Back Knitting Stitches

Break out the yarn and make mistakes without worry with this handy tutorial for safely ripping back knitting stitches from the Webs Yarn Store Blog.<p><b>More:</b><p>How-To: Start a New Ball of Yarn in a Knitting or Crochet Project<br>• Tips for Faster Knitting<br>• How-To: Seaming and Adding Handles to Knitting Projects