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Natural Fall Decorating: Bring the Outside Inside this Season

There’s something about the fall season that is beautifully organic and earthy in nature, don’t you think? What with the pumpkins starting to pop up …

Decorations

17 Ways You're Sleeping Wrong

Correct these mistakes for a good night's rest.<p>Even if you eat kale, exercise, and somehow resist the office cupcakes, it still won't matter much if you don't get a decent amount of sleep. Your body and mind desperately needs rest to function properly.<p>If only it were as easy as shutting your eyes. …

University of Pennsylvania

6 Things You Should Never Ever Store in the Garage

Protect your belongings and yourself with these safe rules for storage.<p><i>This story originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.</i><p>We're guessing your decluttering strategy is something like this: No place for it inside? Put it in the garage.<p>But the truth is, your garage isn't a great catch-all storage …

Quick Tip #46: How To Store Leftover Paint

Before placing the lid on your can of paint, place a single layer of <b>PLASTIC WRAP</b> on the surface of the paint. Touch the two together so no air gets …

5 Tips for Choosing Bed Linens

The founder of DwellStudio shares five tips for the selecting the chicest — and coziest — bed linens out there.<p>Being that we spend about one-third of our lives asleep, it makes sense to invest in bedding that's not only comfortable, but stands the test of time. But with so many options out there — …

Quick Tip #29: How to Make Glassware Shiny & Totally Spot Free

A simple dish rag or towel with a few tablespoons of white <b>VINEGAR</b> on it is all you need to clean things up. It will evaporate and leave you without …

100 Bedroom Designs That Will Inspire You

These cozy escapes will make you want to bliss out on all the bedding.<p>Bedrooms can often be the forgotten room in your home because no one else sees it — but it should be the exact opposite, because it's the one space where you get to <i>recharge</i>. With 100 different designer styles, there's an idea for …

10 Outdoor Showers You Have To See To Believe

Modesty is overrated.<p>Rinse off under the sun (or the stars!) in one of these open-air bathrooms. You may not have one in your house yet, but if you can dream it, you can do it.

Wine Tasting

Bucket List: 10 International Buildings Every Architecture Lover Must See

(Image credit: Shutterstock)<p>We recently told you about some of our favorite US architecture, and now we're going international. These 10 masterpieces …

15 Genius Ways You've Never Thought To Decorate With Books

Why relegate books to a few storage shelves when there are so many unexpected ways to incorporate them into your home design?<p><b>1.</b> Build a dreamy archway out of similarly-colored books to create a dramatic structure that can be used to decorate special events, or as a statement piece inside your home …

Books

14 Inventive Ways to Organize Your Shoes

Don’t sweat it; we’re pretty obsessed with shoes too. They come in all different styles, colors, heights, and, best of all, they <i>always</i> fit. But if you’re facing a closet or entryway jam-packed with all of your pairs, then it’s time to admit that something needs to be done. Enough with missing a …

24 Bold Ideas for Striped Walls

There is something truly amazing about a bold, striped wall. When stripes are done well, they can add structure and drama to create a unique feel in any space. There are so few patterns as diverse as the timeless stripe. It can adapt to any style — classic, nautical, shabby chic or ultra luxe — and …

24 Creative Ways To Decorate With Branches

Using nature as art gives your abode an organic and homey feel. Maybe you’ve collected branches during your summer adventures, or perhaps you’re just looking to incorporate a more eco-friendly aspect into your home. Either way, these 24 unique ways to decorate with branches will bring the outdoors …

Decorations

16 Tips to Make You Oh-So Photogenic

With wedding season in full swing, there are bound to be cameras around. And while it’s safe to say we all probably remember our worst photo sesh faux pas, from closed eyes to a double chin, there’s no need to deal with that nonsense this summer. The solution? Take some advice from models, …

Things You Should Never, Ever Clean With

And the items you could be destroying if you do<p><b>1.Vinegar:</b> Using vinegar on hardwood floors, natural tiles, and granite countertops can damage the finish causing them to appear dull.<p><b>2.Soap/detergent:</b> Using soaps and detergents can be harsh and damage rugs and leather—it can also leave behind residue.<p>…

20 Chic Ways to Freshen Up Your Coffee Table

The living room is the center of our home, and the coffee table is the center of our living room. Unfortunately, these centers are usually found covered with remotes, candy wrappers and stacks of unread magazines. Are you tired of it? We are. Our coffee tables deserve better! Check out these 20 …

15 Fresh Florals for Modern Summer Weddings

Wedding season is in full swing, and we’re swooning over all the beautiful blooms that are popping up on Pinterest, in flower shops and in the hands of our friends as play the parts of bride and bridesmaids.<p>We’re so floral-centric around this time of year that we’re even offering a Flower Arranging …

Weddings

22 “Mini Planter” Ideas to Inspire Your Next Floral Arrangement

You know that saying, good things come in small packages. Nowhere is that more relevant than in the land of flower arranging. You don’t need to spend $50 at a fancy florist to get a gorgeous floral centerpiece for your bedroom, dining room or workspace; just some fresh flowers or fake flowers, and …

Dining Rooms

30 Tasteful Ways to Add Colorful Accents to Your Home

A home with lots of color is a happy home. Color is a great mood booster and adds a sense of playfulness to any room whether you paint all the walls neon or just play around with neon accent pieces. So whether you gravitate toward a quieter palette or a color-drenched one, working in neon shades is …

20 Tasty Tofu Recipes For Vegetarians and Meat Lovers Alike

Some people hate tofu, but we’re not entirely sure why. Yes, it tastes not the greatest right out of the wrapper, but if you dress it up, it’s gosh darn delicious. Not convinced? After looking through these 20 recipes, you’ll be ready to give it another try.<p>1. Maple-Glazed Tofu With Rice Noodles: …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

Happiness

20 Classic Kids Books That Belong on Your Bookshelf

Baby’s got the finest wall prints and coolest DIY mobiles, but no nursery’s complete without at least a shelf-full of these so-called kiddie books. (If we’re talking frankly here, a few of us might even have a couple of these dear friends on our own bookshelves.) Are you ready for a serious trip …

30 Cocktails Perfect For Warm Weather

The prettiest and most delicious cocktails to try this season. This piece originally appeared on cosmopolitan.com<p>Warm weather! IT'S FINALLY HERE ALL OVER THE COUNTRY! After you shove your puffy coats in suitcases and hide them away in a dark corner never to be seen until the cold returns, go sit …

Beyond the Board Game: 5 Creative Party Background Activities

Got some parties coming up? Want to have some fun activities for guests to do (in case the conversation is slow to start) but aren't really a board …

20 Savory Brunch Recipes That Are Totally Egg-cellent

Gearing up for a big Easter brunch in a couple weeks? Us too. And we’re all about serving up eggs in every which way, from deviled to baked to fried inside a freaking onion ring! To prep for this year’s Sunday feast, here are 20 savory egg recipes that are truly egg-cellent.<p>1. Cauliflower Crust …

19 Stunning Ceremony Backdrops

Alright brides: You have the dress, the date is set, you even have the theme, but what’s the happy couple going to get married in front of? Your wedding ceremony backdrop can set the tone for the day and can be a great place to establish the theme or color scheme for the wedding. It’s also a nice …

Hop to It! Make This Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Egg Fudge

The hunt is over, y’all. We’ve got the easiest Easter treat ever. Bonus: This one is perfect for making with the kiddos. We’re talking about our Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Egg Fudge. Oh, and you can totally customize this recipe by adding your favorite Easter candy (Peeps, anyone?) and by using …