Amanda Lynn

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DIY Recipe: Rosemary Shortbread

I met Blue Bottle Coffee pastry chef Caitlin Freeman when the founder of the wildly successful Miette bakery and sweets shop in San Francisco came to …

Dessert

10 DIYs for Your Best Summer Hair Ever

We all want to make sure our hair is looking its best as we start attending summer parties and weddings . Unfortunately, all of that styling can do some serious damage to our locks if we’re not careful. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to remedy our damaged-hair woes, and most of them involve …

Hair Care

12 Cute Front Door Ideas You Can Totally DIY

Is your front door looking a little plain and simple? Make a great first impression with these wonderfully creative front door ideas. Whether you’re going for a big statement with paint or something you can finish this afternoon, you’ll be amazed at what a little DIY action can do for your curb …

Decorations

Essential Tools for Your Lawn and Yard | Mower Reviews - Consumer Reports

It doesn't take a shed full of tools to keep your lawn and garden in tip-top shape. With a rake, a pruner, a saw, and a hoe you're good to go. If you …

Printable Pantry Labels

I have been wanting to share these with you for several days but the weather has been terribly overcast and dark due to rain and then snow storms. I …

Cranberry Lemon Cheesecake

Ingredients<br>for the crust<br>6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted<br>3 tablespoons sugar<br>pinch of salt<br>1 cup chocolate wafer crumbs<br>(I use Nabisco Famous …

All Natural Homemade Pomegranate Gumdrops

<b>All Natural Homemade Pomegranate Gumdrops are made with healthy fruit juice ~ this is an easy project to do with kids, and homemade candy makes a</b> …

How to Pick a Lock With Hairpins - Preparing for shtf

Lock picking isn’t just for locksmiths and criminals, in fact it’s a skill that could very well save your life someday. Criminals are more likely to …

Outbuilding of the Week: Garage Turned Studio Apartment

As someone who until very recently made my own home in a studio apartment, I have a certain fondness for tiny spaces. And when I spotted this …

Small Spaces

Amazing Cookie Designs Covered with Incredible Details

You'll be surprised to discover that these ornamental designs are actually meant for eating! Created by New York-based pastry chef Amber Spiegel, each decorative cookie is covered with flawless details like gold edges, illusions of quilted surfaces, and beautiful florets that are developed with …

DIY: Woven Rope Doormat

Let me begin by saying that weaving your own doormat is a thing to do if you have a lot of spare time and a keen desire to flex your DIY muscles, to …

Crafting

DIY Faux Curled Rosewood Wreath {Made From Rolled Recycled Book Pages}

I have seen various versions of Faux Rosewood Wreaths in just about every store and catalog for the upcoming season; most with a price tag running …

Wood & Burlap Natural Fall Wreath - Finding Home Farms

<i>Since this is one of my all time favorites, I thought I would share it again! Happy day to you all!</i><p>Sometimes there is nothing better than a project …

Chocolate and Maraschino Cherry Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread has to be one of my favourite holiday cookies, I mean it is so easy to make and that melt in your mouth buttery goodness is almost …

Strip and Flip Baby Quilt

This fun scrappy quilt is quick to put together and great for beginners. Use lots of different colors to keep it bright and fun…or just a few colors …

Old Fashioned Sour Cream Donuts

In a small bowl sift together the cake flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg.<p>In a large mixing bowl beat the butter and sugar together until well …

DIY: Hanging Garden Shelves for a Small Space

Do not be scared off by the power tools. Designer Ben Uyeda’s hanging garden shelves are actually easy to make (well, at least according to the …

Small Spaces

DIY: Scented Candles to Repel Insects, Not Humans

Whenever I catch a whiff of citronella, I’m taken back to family camping trips. We had an oily bug repellent in a sticky brown bottle that we’d pass …

Blue Ridge Mountains

Frugal Friday Episode I: Laundry Bombs

Welcome to the first Frugal Friday post! I am so excited to share this series with you!<p>If you've not read my previous post, then I'll quickly share …

Lemon-Scented Pull-Apart Bread

This is a great bread to serve to guests. It's beautiful and fairly non-threatening in every way (unless the guest dislikes lemon). I'm not going to …

$3 Emergency Solar-Powered Radio Made With an Altoids Tin

Joshua Zimmerman has a great project up on Instructables for turning an Altoids tin into a compact solar radio. All said, the entire project cost a …

Reusable Food Wrap - A Plastic Wrap Alternative

<b>What can be used in place of plastic wrap in the kitchen???</b><p>We’ve had this discussion several times with readers and facebook fans. Finally (thanks to …

DIY: A Potent Potpourri With Grapefruit, Rosemary, and Vanilla

Feeling cooped up after the holidays? Feel refreshed instead with this bright, citrus-y stovetop potpourri that does double duty by humidifying the …

Solstice

Wood Laminate Butterfly Chair

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Natural Remedy: Garlic Honey for Fending Off Germs

I’m not sure that this honey garlic will keep away any vampires still prowling around post Halloween, but I’m hedging my bets. And I hope that it …

DIY: Rose Water Hydrosol

Winter in New York means a lot of time indoors and, we hope, a lot of time for projects. I have a penchant for all things floral, so it’s only …

Muscle

Cider with a Buzz

A fall favorite from chef John Currence’s new cookbook<p>“I am not sure who the bartender was at <b>City Grocery</b> about fifteen years ago who commandeered a Farmer Brothers’ glass coffeepot and started making the City Grocery Spiced Cider, but I do know I want to kiss him. There is very little on this …