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11 Super Simple Ways to Make Your House Smell Fresh

Right up there with other factors like style and cleanliness, your home's scent makes a huge first impression to guests. While the smell of freshly …

DIY These Last-Minute Costumes With What’s in Your Closet

It’s Halloween time and you *still* don’t have a costume! Don’t fret — these looks will take you no time and little effort to pull together.<p>1. Party Animals:<p><b>What You Need:</b><p>– black tie attire<p>– Champagne<p>– vintage-style animal masks<p>2. Bank Robber:<p><b>What You Need:</b><p>– striped shirt<p>– black jeans<p>– black boots<p>– …

Decorations

The Easiest DIY Star Wars Gifts

Some people would call me crafty. Those people are not technically correct. Can I safely use scissors and Elmer’s glue? Yes, I can. Can I crochet an …

Chewbacca

How to DIY Rugs For Any Design Style

(Image credit: Brit + Co.)<p>Rugs can be shockingly expensive, which makes them a prime candidate for DIYing. If you're looking for ways to cover your …

Living Rooms

DIY This $2000 Anthropologie Wall Art for Less Than a Round of Drinks

When it comes to home decor, one thing I definitely struggle with is buying wall art. Everything just feels so permanent and, not to mention, expensive! And while I’d love to spend a small fortune on gorgeous wall adornments, it’s just not in the cards for me when it comes to responsible adulting. …

Chemicals

The Best Drugstore Skin Care Products of 2018

Ask any dermatologist about their favorite skin care products and there’s a good chance at least 3/4 of them come from the drugstore. It’s true—while there are plenty of great luxury options out there, that very same innovation has trickled down into what you'll find on the shelves at your local …

Skin Care

25 DIY Ideas to Make Your Living Room Look Expensive

(Image credit: Sugar & Cloth)<p>You're smart. You're crafty. You may not have a ton of money to spend on your living room, but you want it to look …

Living Rooms

Do It Yourself: An Easy, Affordable & Super Stylish Upgrade for the $40 IKEA Nolmyra Chair

(Image credit: Katie Steuernagle)<p>The Ikea Nolmyra has so much potential. Great lines, perfect scale, cool bent plywood legs. But with that stock gray …

Sandpaper

5 Flat-Pack Furniture Companies That Are Cooler Than IKEA

Sick of disposable furniture but can’t afford high-end stuff? A new genre of companies fit somewhere in between–and they ship to your door.<p>While companies like ABC Home and Design Within Reach tout the idea of bringing high design to the masses, their items are still out of reach for most of us. …

Furniture

Non-Cheesy Nautical: 12 Modern Rope DIY Decor Ideas

(Image credit: Desire to Inspire)<p>Want to add a little bit of a beachy, boaty feel to your everyday life? Check out these 12 DIYs that you can make …

DIY

DIY - Garden Love Seat - Quiet Corner

This slatted garden bench makes the perfect garden love seat.<p>You will need:<p>1 of 900 x 900mm 16mm marine plywood*<br>• 7 of 20 x 94mm PAR pine – cut to …

Woodworking

10 great walking holidays in Europe

We round up some of the best guided and self-guided walks that explore the continent’s high peaks, deep fjords and rare wildlife More great walks: UK | epic | best kit<p><b>The far east of Iceland</b><p>Some parts of Iceland are well-trodden, but the east remains a vast wilderness of ice and fire. This …

European Travel

Where Have You Been? 12 Beautiful DIY Ways to Commemorate Your Travels

(Image credit: Pablo Enriquez)<p>One man's treasured souvenir collection is another man's soul-crushing pile of clutter. If you find yourself in the …

Wall Art

Here Are the Top 24 DIY Spring Projects According to Pinterest

It’s (finally) spring, which means that a whole slew of new DIY inspiration is blooming on Pinterest. Not surprisingly, all of the pins revolve around organization hacks, wardrobe updates, spring decor ideas and a few crafty ideas for keeping the kids entertained. Trends come and go, but you can …

Crafting
University of Washington

The Top 20 Must-Do Adventures In California

Written by Anna Cohen, Contributor and Explorer for The Outbound Collective<p>When you think of California, the first things that come to mind might be movie stars, avocados, and tech. But if you love outdoor adventure, then California has so much more to offer. With the Sierra Nevada Mountains, …

Hiking

10 TED Talks to Watch for Some Major Career Inspo

Whether you’re dreaming of moving up the corporate ladder at your current gig or you’re considering a career pivot, finding and landing your dream job is no easy task. Luckily for us, the Internet is filled with much more than cat Vines and fail vids (although, we do love a good summer Pinterest …

TED Talks

How to Make Stainless Steel House Numbers That Your Neighbors Will Envy

Instead of settling for store bought numbers you can make your own modern numbers using stainless steel screws.<p>House numbers can be a great design element for the front of your home, as long as you don't get too cute so they remain legible for EMS, fire trucks, and FedEX. Fortunately, these bold …

Make This Super Simple DIY Side Table Lamp with Phone Charging Option

You won't believe how easy it is to make this beautiful, affordable DIY side table lamp.Check out Make This Super Simple DIY Side Table Lamp with …

DIY

I Compared Drugstore and Department Store Makeup, and the Results Were Surprising

I did some v. important research so you don't have to.<p>I am <i>that girl</i> who loves to spend asinine amounts of money on beauty products. My guilty pleasure in life is luxury beauty items. I love beautiful packaging and like to tell myself that if I pay a lot of money for something, it'll be worth it. …

10 Easy Brunch Recipes To Impress Your Guests

The Thanksgiving feast may be over, but your houseguests will still be hungry. Don't stress yourself out by being a short order cook. Most of these brunch recipes can be made in advance, and <i>all</i> of them have some serious "wow-factor."<p><b>1. Drunken Caramel French Toast</b><p>Golden caramel, buttery challah and …

Breakfast

How I Made My Makeup Last Through a 15-Hour Indian Wedding Celebration

Indian weddings are typically colorful, festive and, well, long. With several events—like a garba and mehndi party—taking place over a week, some …

Makeup

3 Easy Ways to Make a Stunner Necklace With Rope

Jewelry collection feeling a little blah these days? Need an inexpensive DIY to ramp up the wow factor in your wardrobe? We’ve got the solution for you. These rope necklaces will turn heads and add a load of color to your outfit. You won’t want to take them off! Get our Wrapped Necklaces Kit and …

Crafting

DIY Hollywood-style mirror with lights! Tutorial from scratch. for real.

Oh yes! I think every girl would love any version of this Hollywood vanity mirror. I've seen many tutorials on how to connect a store-bought...

5 Tips to Help You Save Money While Traveling

Before I quit my job to take my first trip to Europe, I had no idea what I was doing. The only traveling I had done before was the 'vacation' type of traveling -- booking when I had the money to spend or the days off, and I didn't take much time to investigate how to travel smarter, better and …

Personal Finance

How to Finally Finish (or Start) These 6 Common Home Improvement Projects

From installing a toilet to fixing a faucet, your guide to DIY home repairs<p>Thinkstock<p>September is quickly approaching, so why not use this time to tackle all those pesky home improvement projects you meant to get to this summer? With a little work, you could end up in our next list of <b>25 Manliest</b> …

DIY Projects Featuring the IKEA Lack Table

We often find all sorts of projects which are considered IKEA hacks. They are usually cases when someone tries to copy a certain piece produced by …

The world's best multi-day treks...without high altitudes

Love trekking but suffer from altitude sickness? Or do you just want to want to enjoy a good trek without worrying about acclimatising? Altitude sickness, which usually kicks in around 2500-3000 metres (8200-9850 feet) and higher, affects some (but not all) of us, no matter how healthy you are.<p>And …

Hiking