Terri Hunter-Davis

196 Flips | 1 Magazine | 3 Likes | 7 Following | 7 Followers | @TerriHD | This is a companion to ModernHomebodies.com, the online magazine on back-to-basics living for the 21st century. Here you'll find what we're reading on home, DIY, food, garden and craft. Some of our content will appear here too. Be inspired!

Tell us!

Modern Homebodies is launching a new feature: Tell Us! Each month we’ll pose a question — you tell us what you think. We will publish your answers the following month. For our launch, one lucky reader will win a Modern Homebodies coffee mug. (Find some great coffee and tea items here.)<p>This month’s question:<p><b>How do you decorate your home for holidays and seasonal events?</b><p>Send your responses (plus your name and city/state) by Sept. 26 to info@modernhomebodies.com.

Coffee, tea and thee

First Friday<p>The joy of a hot beverage, brewed from beans or leaves, is a pleasure known around the world. Whether you prefer coffee or tea, we’ve got …

12 Homekeeping Multitaskers

• Crisscross strips across the top of a vase, creating a grid to help stabilize flower stems in an arrangement.<br>• Use sticky side to pull out tiny cactus spines stuck in skin.

26 Pillow Projects That are Perfectly Cozy and Comfortable

There are three easy ways to customize a throw pillow, and all you need is a tapestry needle and yarn. Buy a few affordable wide-weave cushions and trick them out simply by working yarn right into the weave with a tapestry needle, making bows, stripes, or tassels.

Make your own, affordable door-lite kits for your front entry doors

Crestview Doors has temporarily discontinued their door-lite kits. I received a number of emails from readers about this change, and also about the …

Renovation Inspiration: Colorful Stoves

Adding color in the kitchen is a tough skill to master. Painting the cabinets magenta might be too bold of a statement , yet a yellow vase and bowl …

Tag: DIY

The Cuban Mop: The Near Perfect Cleaning Tool You’ve Never Heard of (and How to Use It)<p>by Justine Hand<p>The New Rusticity: 11 DIY Ways to Use Branches …

Tag: Domestic Science

The Cuban Mop: The Near Perfect Cleaning Tool You’ve Never Heard of (and How to Use It)<p>by Justine Hand<p>Is It Worth It? Luxury Starter Sheets from …

Ambatalia: Food Storage Bags

If you’re already doing your eco-duty by shopping at the local farmers’ market and eating your weight in vitamins, it’s time to go whole hog and …

Gardenista Giveaway Winner: 66 Square Feet Cookbook

Ready to create menus from food you grow yourself? Our randomly selected winner of a copy of the cookbook <i>66 Square Feet: A Delicious Life</i> by Marie …

Modern, Minimalist, and American Made: NativeCast Planters

We recently spotted NativeCast among the nominees for Martha Stewart’s American Made Awards. An avid container gardener, NativeCast founder Ricky …

D*S Art Class: Super Simple Silkscreen

• A pre-stretched silkscreen<br>• Silkscreen tape or contact paper<br>• screen printing ink<br>• a squeegee<br>• A surface to print on (we used a tote bag!)<p>1) On the flat side …

A celebration of real food

<i>(Photo: Phillip Yip)</i><br>Equal parts foodie paradise, county fair and DIY depot — that’s Oakland’s Eat Real Festival, Sept. 27-29 at Jack London …

Walk on the wine side

When much of San Francisco shivers in fog, the eastern neighborhoods often bask in sun. Such is the case with Dogpatch and Bayview, two communities …

Vintage dish towels, likely dating from the 1930s or ‘40s. Machine stitched border, hand embroidered. 

Vintage dish towels, likely dating from the 1930s or ‘40s. Machine stitched border, hand embroidered.

11 Times Old Furniture Gained New Life

Grilling: Merguez Sandwiches with Caramelized Onions, Manchego, and Harissa Mayonnaise

More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.<p>I was pretty damn happy with my merguez links, so much so that I wrote an epic post on sausage making in their honor. Still, whatever excitement I had about those juicy, earthy, and spicy lamb sausages paled in comparison to how …

Everything You Need to Know About Canning

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Virginia Willis, author of Southern Living Little Jars, Big Flavors, gives us a step-by-step guide to boiling-water canning.</i><p>Down South the age-old art …

20 Colorful Kitchen Finds Under $20

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Look & Linger: 10 Stylish Hallways

When I posted a Before & After of my hallway recently, I realized that this pass-through offers one of my favorite vantage points in my house. While …

Double-duty dishes

Leftovers often make the best lunches. With school starting, ideas for tasty, portable meals are especially welcome. Here, we’ve transformed five …

Decor of a different stripe

In home décor, texture — visual or tactile — adds a dimension that mere color can’t. Alternating stripes of matte and gloss are easy to do and …

Can-do attitude

Canning is no longer just for grandmothers (if it ever was, really). Cooks of all generations are putting up jars of heirloom tomato sauce, favorite …

Bag it

Unlike a piece of fruit, which can travel in its birthday suit, a sandwich needs a wrap. Not for modesty’s sake, but to keep its act together. Waxed …

Simple Springtime Dishes

Kate installs her affordable retro bathroom floor tile

There hasn’t been much talk of my bathroom remodel since I posted some of my <b>finalized design decisions</b> in February. But I <i>have</i> been hard at work! …

100+ Inspiring Color Palettes

Share, tweet, and pin your color inspiration.<p>In March we asked you to download the ColorSchemer app for the iPhone or iPad and use it to create a color palette from a photo. Here are our favorites that you shared on colourlovers.com. Pick your favorite and pin it, tweet it, or post it!

I Heart HGTV Blog

June 30<p>Who doesn't love a party that revolves around melted butter?<p>June 30<p>Mom, can you send us off to camp, please?<p>June 29<p>This is for the …