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Add this to Your Diet Food List

Women's Health found 10 meal replacement bars and shakes to help you lose weight fast<p>Bumble Bar Chai With Almonds<p>With "a light, sweet hint of chai spices" and "crispy sesame seeds, almonds, and flax," this bar won over most WH testers in one bite. We also love what it lacks: high fructose corn …

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20 Low-Sugar Protein Shake Recipes To Fuel Your Mornings

Have your birthday cake protein shake and drink it, too!<p>Breakfast smoothies are terrifically tasty, but when you're not in control of the ingredients, they can also be packed with sugar. A saccharine blast first thing in the morning is not the smartest way to start the day: Your body may crash, and …

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Best Of 10 Years | 101+ IKEA Hacks

We've done heaps of posts on IKEA hacks throughout our ten years of blogging; a few we've created ourselves and others, round-ups of favorites we've …


Beef Up Your Crockpot Repertoire With These Delicious Recipes

Where's the beef? Simmering away in a slow cooker while you're at work, if you're a clever cook. Beef is an especially good candidate for slow cooking as many budget-friendly cuts like chuck, cheeks, rump roast, and stew meat transform from tough and chewy to tender and succulent after low and slow …

This No-Gym Workout Gets the Job Done in 10 Minutes

Colin Anderson—Blend Images/Corbis<p>Getty Images<p>Matt Hogan/<p>Jim Wilson—The New York Times/Redux<p>Getty Images<p>Celin Serbo—Aurora …

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An All-Squat Workout for a Lower-Body That Just Won't Quit

Exercise 1 Zercher Squat<p>Wrap your arms around the bar—which should should be heavy enough to make the last two reps of each set difficult but allow you to keep your form—and hold it in the bend of your elbows, with your elbows shoulder-width apart. Stand tall, and place your feet slightly wider …

The 50 Most Beautiful Small Towns in America

We've rounded up the cutest village in every single state.<p>We've rounded up the cutest village in every single state.

20 of the Most Charming Beach Towns Across America

Your summer travel planning starts here.<p>Some are well-known tourist destinations and others are quaint little seaside gems.

Weekend Projects | 9 DIYs of the Week!

The first weekend of June! A great time to take weekend projects outdoors - maybe to paint, maybe to plant - for sure to create something! Here's 9 …


5 Simple Summer Dinners

Summer cooking is all about keeping it simple. These dinner recipes are all quick and easy but still big on flavor. Enjoy!<p><b>1. Grilled Moroccan Meatballs with Yogurt Sauce</b><p>In this easy recipe, ground beef is laced with warm spices, fresh herbs and garlic, and then grilled in meatball form until smoky …

Don't throw dryer sheets away — here are 45 different ways to use them

I've been using dryer sheets in my laundry for years. And unsurprisingly, I'd throw them away once I was done.<p>But it turns out I might have been losing out on hundreds of dollars in savings by not re-purposing those same used dryer sheets into Swifter pads, dusters, bathroom cleaners, and more.<p>From …

Domestic Science: How to Clean a Washing Machine

Honestly, I didn’t know that cleaning your washing machine was a thing. I mean, it gets cleaned every time you wash your clothes, right?<p>Wrong. If you …

14 Creative Ideas for a Lawn-Free Yard

<i>By Laura Gaskill, Houzz Contributor</i><p>The lawn has enjoyed decades of popularity, and while there are still plenty of things to love about a great lawn, that expanse of green can sometimes be more trouble than it's worth. Check out these 15 inspiring examples of yards using gravel, stone, native …

10 Things You Need for a Lush, Green Lawn This Summer

Before you can roll around in the grass or have a picnic in the backyard this summer, you need to prep your lawn. Just like you spring clean your …


Pattern Download from Kelsey Oseid: Day 5!

It’s been such a pleasure having Kelsey Oseid join us all week with beautiful patterns. I’ve become such a fan of hers on Instagram and it’s been a …

How to Hang Pictures Like a Pro

The 13 Houseplants You Can't Kill

11 Healthy Fish Dinner Recipes

We tend to forget it, but fish is practically tailor-made for speedy and deliciously healthy meals. Plus a simple way to feel virtuous! Here are …

5 Secrets A Successful Logo Design

Graphic Designer and Blogger, Melissa from Design Eat Repeat, shares 5 Secrets To A Successful Logo Design!<p>145<p>1007

How to make simple felt storage bins

A place for every thing and every thing in its place. Use our DIY storage basket project to get organised this springUnless you’re a very disciplined …


Long Lasting Cat Scratching Post

With a minimum investment you can keep your kitties from scratching the furniture by supplying a scratching post that will last for years!<p>240<p>1469

Diamond Tufted Headboard Tutorial

Learn the easiest and cheapest way to make your very own DIY Diamond Tufted Headboard! Brilliantly detailed tutorial!<p>348<p>2695

Creating Curls in Yarn for DIY Doll Hair

I am so jealous of this head of hair! Okay I know it’s just yarn, but wow what a do! This super curly doll’s wig is made entirely from a skein of yarn. Doesn’t she reminds you of certain wild red headed Disney character? This awesome yarn manipulation technique will definitely step up your doll …



DIY Ikea Hack Accordion Sconces

Turn a $5 Ikea mirror and $7 hardware store clamp light into a fun sconce with a surprise pop of color!<p>182<p>688

6 Sophisticated Versions of Classic Frozen Dinners

Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan designated today’s date, March 6, National Frozen Food Day, NPR reports. At one point or another in your …