Patty Plunkett

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This $20 Piece is a Staple of Some of the Most Stylish Rooms

(Image credit: Lonny)<p>Working for a design blog means spending a lot of time looking at beautiful things you can't afford. Often, the pieces that seem …

Small Spaces

5 Old Kitchen Design Trends That Have Made a Comeback

For proof that everything that is old will eventually become new again, you need look no further than the kitchen, where plenty of once-reviled …

Countertops

There's So Much More to This Historic Art Deco Home Than Its Cali-Cool Vibes

Home. It's such a loaded word. For us, home is our happy place. It's our private refuge away from the noise and structure of the world outside. A …

15 things you should be doing after work instead of watching TV if you want to be happier

For the longest time, I would come home from work and immediately pop on the TV. It was mindless — after a day of meetings, intensive heads-down work, and never-ending email chains, the only thing I thought I wanted to do was watch five episodes of some sitcom I'd seen hundreds of times before.<p>But …

Productivity

Sparkling Citrus Punch with Lemonade Ice Cubes Recipe

Step 1<p>Arrange lemon, lime, and orange wedges in the bottom of a 12-compartment ice cube tray. Fill tray with prepared lemonade, and freeze until …

The 19 Most Incredible Small Spaces on Pinterest

1 of 19<p>Bold Walls<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 19<p>Smart Shelves<p>3 of 19<p>Bright White<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 19<p>Storage and Seating<p>Advertisement<p>5 of 19<p>Texture, Texture, …

These Are the 5 Food Champions of Weekday Breakfast

Eggs, oatmeal, smoothies, yogurt, and toast are breakfast staples that we all know and love, likely leading many of us to undervalue their prowess …

Breakfast

122 Container Gardening Ideas

David Hillegas<p>Orange Crush<p>For a late-summer container that steals the show, make bold foliage the focal point. This easy-care, end-of-season planter …

Plants

Slow Cooker Balsamic Pot Roast

<i>This Slow Cooker Balsamic Pot Roast is an easy, healthy dinner option for a busy night. Beef, potatoes, and carrots cook all day for a balanced meal</i> …

15 Potato Hacks You'll Wish You'd Learned A Whole Lot Sooner

Never met a potato I didn't like.

Email

This <b>Quick Crusty Bread</b> is everything that you would want in a homemade bread! The golden brown crust is delicious and crispy, and the crumbs are …

Baking

20 Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes Starring the Incredible Egg

While fried, poached, and scrambled eggs are best made right before eating, there are plenty of other eggy options that hold up well and can be made …

Breakfast

Hugs and Kisses Chocolate Chunk Sheet Pan Cookie

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.<p>Step 2<p>In a large bowl, whisk together the …

7 Whole30 Recipes to Get You Through the Last Week

Honestly, whether you’re on day one or day 20, there’s always room for more Whole30 recipes in your arsenal. After all, variety is key when you're …

Cooking

6 Crescent Roll Recipes That Are Easy to Make

1<p>Brownie Batter Babka Bites<p>By essentially making brownie batter without the eggs and flour, we figured out how to incorporate that rich, fudgy …

How To Make the Best-Ever Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled eggs are a dish that almost everyone, even the most reluctant and befuddled cooks, are willing to tackle. It’s easy to make decent …

Breakfast

This One-Pot, No-Roux Macaroni and Cheese Is Crazy Creamy

I am an equal opportunity macaroni eater. I like it baked. I like it made with a roux. I even like it out of the blue box. You may think the …

Cooking

Shoulder Length Haircuts To Show Your Hairstylist Now

Ah, this length is just right.<p>Shoulder-length hair gets flack for lacking gumption. It’s often dismissed as a transition stage between, say, a blunt …

Use This Magical Bottle to Get Pesky Stickers Off New Dishes

My mother has a strict policy against specialty cleaning products in her house. I have no idea how she keeps the place so clean without the help of a …

Cleaning

Bake This Bread Today

You should try this recipe from Jim Lahey, the founder of New York’s acclaimed Sullivan Street Bakery, as soon as possible.<p>I used to love to bake …

How to Make Chocolate Milk Like a Grownup

When I was a little girl, my parents always told me not to grow up too fast. They warned me about bills and taxes, about traffic jams and boring …

Recipes

I broke my own organizing rule and here’s what happened

If you're seeing I broke my own organizing rule and here’s what happened anywhere other than on I'm an Organizing Junkie (or via my email list) it …

Crop rotation – why and how - Amateur Gardening

<b>Changing crops annually improves soil and productivity, says Gardening Editor Ruth Hayes</b><p>Crop rotation should help you get healthier plants and larger …

Gardening

Preparing your soil for sowing - Amateur Gardening

<b>Nutrients and warmth will give your early sown seeds the best possible start, says Gardening Editor Ruth Hayes</b><p>Adding extra compost or manure over …

Gardening

12 Potassium Rich Foods and 6 Reasons Why You Need More Potassium

One of the most important electrolytes in the human body is potassium. It is essential to the proper functioning of all the organs, tissues and …

7 Things You Should be Recycling (But Probably Aren't)

Most of us probably keep our recycling bins near the kitchen and are pretty good about tossing things like empty cans, bottles, and cereal boxes …

Sustainability

How to Make a Frittata, the Omelette for Lazy People

Look, omelettes are wonderful little egg dishes—particularly when they involve cheese and other fillings—but there’s no denying they require a bit of …