Charmaine Lee

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10 Breakfast Basics Every Cook Should Know

Regardless of whether you're bringing up baby chef in training, or expanding your own repertoire, when talking basic kitchen skills, we like to start …

Breakfast

How To Make Your Own Natural Bathroom Cleaners

There are tons of "green" bathroom cleaners on the market, but most of the time it's cheaper and just as effective to make your own. Armed with a few …

Cleaning

11 Unexpected Uses For Coffee Filters

These inexpensive staples can do a lot more than make coffee. This article originally appeared on housebeautiful.com<p><i>Marcus Guhl / Getty</i><p><b>1. Protect delicate dishes and cookware</b><p>Use a flattened coffee filter to separate stacked plates or cooking pans in your cupboard. This way, your finest china will …

50 Top-Secret Tricks For Your Best Kitchen

From creative solutions for leftovers to a quick fix for too-salty soup, these helpful tips and tricks can save you time and money.<p>These helpful tips and tricks, adapted from Rebecca DiLiberto's Penny Saving Household Helper, will save you time and money. This article originally appeared on …

9 Things to Check For in a New House

These quick fixes will save you loads of future headaches. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.<p>A new house can be so exciting: The decorating possibilities! The organizational ideas! But before you start moving in your stuff and arranging your furniture, check off these must-do …

Colin Cowie's 13 Foolproof Holiday Entertaining Tips

The party planner extraordinaire shares his foolproof holiday tactics<p>Eggnog and mistletoe are fine traditions, but sometimes a holiday party needs a novel spin. Party planner extraordinaire Colin Cowie is never short of ideas; he is as adept at entertaining Oprah Winfrey's 500 closest friends (he …

8 Holiday Décor Clichés You Should NEVER Decorate With

Designers weigh in on what to avoid this holiday season (and offer good alternatives) — because Santa and the whole reindeer gang are better left at the North Pole.<p><b>1. Poinsettias.</b> "I have a definitive aversion to poinsettias," says designer Robert Passal. "I think they become the mums of the …

What Should (and Should Not) Be on Each Table in Your House

Decorators share simple tips on some of the most-used surfaces in our homes.<p>Photo: PGStudija/iStock/360/Getty Images<p>The Item Every Foyer Needs<p>Photo: …

BBQ Style: Table & Party Decor Ideas

It’s the best time of the year to have evening BBQ’s and backyard parties for the entire neighborhood. Whether you’re planning a giant shindig for …

Tutorial: Easy Tiny Envelopes

80 Comments<p>Guest tutorial by Ruth Bleakley<p>I discovered this envelope making method completely by accident when pulling soggy rain-soaked mail out of …

15 Tips On How To Make Your Ceiling Look Higher

Ceilings are not exactly the main detail that you pay attention to when you first enter a house, but they do have a major impact in maintaining a …

How to Organize Your Messy Car (and Keep It That Way)

Do you think twice about giving someone a ride because your car is a perennial mess? You aren't alone. For many of us, if it didn't have four wheels, …

Surprising uses for baking soda include a 13-cent facial scrub

Strange, but true: Baking soda is the starting point for some smart budget beauty and style tricks. Read how that lonely yellow box in the back of …

10 Words to Help You Order the Coffee You Want to Drink

A guy walks into a coffee shop and... In today's age of coffee culture, finishing that sentence might be a little more difficult than it once was. …

Coffee

The Best Way to Boil Eggs Perfectly Every Time

<b>Put the eggs in a saucepan of cold water.</b> Place 6 cold eggs in a medium saucepan and fill with cold water, covering the eggs by an inch.<p><b>Bring the</b> …

Breakfast

Buy, DIY or Make It Fit: 20 Ideas to Help You Move into a Small Space

Whether you're moving into your first tiny apartment, downsizing from a larger space, or just taking a stroll on the leaner side of life, it takes a …

Small Spaces

Do One Thing Encourages Good Habits, Step By Step

iOS: We all have a few things we know we should do more often. Maybe it's something small like flossing once a day, or maybe it's something larger …

App Store

How To Clean (Almost) Anything And Everything

It's springtime and we all know what THAT means.

What You Should NEVER Have To Pay For

Make sure to REPIN this list for family and friends to see<p>I have had many readers ask me what they should be able to get for free<p>So I thought it …

The Ultimate DIY Beauty Gift Guide

There’s no need for DIY gift giving to go awry—select one or a few of our DIY beauty gifts to make someone’s holiday truly shine. Easy to come by natural ingredients, and fresh ideas abound. From <i>Spa Specialties</i> to <i>Kid Approved</i>, give a thoughtful gift and wow those on your holiday gift list this …

DIY: 5 All-Natural Facial and Body Mists to Battle Breakouts and Ultra Dry Skin

Winter isn’t merely the season when people slog through sleet and suffer from cracked skin and windburn: it’s also the time when many folks head off …

20 Clever Ideas To Design A Functional Office In Your Kitchen

Any space, regardless of its size, will provide you various design options. So does your kitchen. You dream about a home office but you don’t have …

Killer Homemade Cleaners Made From Vinegar, Baking Soda And Lemon

Store-bought cleaning products can be harsh on your skin and they’re not as natural as they want to seem. So why not make your own cleaners? It’s …