Colleen Piacitelli

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How to Make a Trifle without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: The most impressive holiday dessert is also the most adaptable. Associate Editor Marian Bull is layering up</i> …

Pretty Bathroom Jars

I'm in love with the new shower curtain I bought for my kids bathroom. (target) The colors and design are just too fun. I decided to ...

Your Entryway Needs this DIY Calendar Work Station

Image Courtesy Chelsey Andrews<p>In just a few short weeks the official start to fall will be here. That means school starting, less vacation, and less …

20 Years of Cleaning Tips: Scrub Your Way to a Gleaming Home

We've been cleaning for more than two decades. Okay, not continuously, but let's just say we know how to use <i>all</i> our vacuum-cleaner attachments at this point. Over the years, we've shared our best solutions for tackling household tasks, and to our delight, you've written to tell us how these tips …

DIY Monogrammed Cutting Board · Ruffled

Custom cutting boards are the perfect host and hostess or newlywed gift. Today Annie of Anniemade is going to show us how to make a monogrammed …

Hand Stamped Clementine Wall

Today I’m so excited to share an easy method for creating the look of wallpaper with paint. You already know we love statement walls. They’re such an …

These colorful hexagonal wall tiles are made from sound-absorbing "wood wool"

These colorful hexagonal wall tiles by Form Us With Love strike a brilliant balance between sustainable materials, economy and functionality. The …

Try This: Fabric Lined Built-In Shelves

You know those projects that you keep meaning to do, but they end up staying on the to-do list for a near eternity? This project was just that for …

Make It: DIY Hanging Mason Jar Planters

Just when I thought I'd seen every possible mason jar craft, I stumbled across this sweet and simple idea!<p>Armed with some twine, Karla from Oh So …

Make It: DIY Hidden Bookshelf Storage

A secret, perfectly concealed, spy-like storage spot: how awesome is that?! I would have <i>loved</i> something like this as a kid--it was always a battle to …

Renovation Inspiration: Brighten Your Bathroom with a Colorful Sink or Tub

A lime green sink in a bathroom by Upscale Construction, via Houzz.<p>(Image credit: Upscale Construction)<p>There was a time when avocado bathrooms were …

DIY Hanging Lounge Chair

I know I always get pretty excited about the projects on here but, seriously, this is one of my favorites! I’ve had a hanging chair on my to-make …

Hand-stitched Stuffed Animals - A Golden Afternoon: Simplified Home Living

Last year, Faith wanted to make something special for my Mom. Faith picked the shape, color, and whole project itself. There’s no stopping her …

Sewing

28 Colorful Kitchens That Will Inspire You

From classic pastels to offbeat colors.<p>Bored with your pure white kitchen? Try adding a dose of light — or bright — color to liven up your favorite room.

4 Smart and Easy Braiding Tricks from Stylists

All you need to rock a braid this spring<p>We've all been there: You decide you're going to give yourself an awesome braid, spend 30 minutes attempting, messing up (ugh, that bump!), re-attempting, messing up again (ah, a piece fell out!), and eventually giving up, shaking your hair out and wearing it …

The Week in Review: Why Millennials Matter

Ranging in age from 14 to 34, the millennial generation is a study in contrasts. In spite of their technological savvy, liberal politics and college …

Social Media

The Week in Review: Value of Sleep

We blame it on laziness, too much socializing or a late bedtime, but there is also some science involved in why teens just can’t wake up in the …

Sleep

The Best Exercises to Blast Belly Fat

Reveal your six pack with these big muscle moves<p>To whittle your middle, grow tree trunks for legs.<p>Muscular legs can help you fend off belly fat, according to a study from Japan. People with the most muscle mass on their legs had the least visceral fat—the dangerous kind that surrounds</b> …

The Importance of Self-Awareness, and How to Become More Self Aware

They say the first step is admitting you have a problem, and that's true in every aspect of life. Self-awareness and introspection have the ring of …

How (and Why) to Develop Your Mental Toughness

Developing your mental toughness can help you be more emotionally resilient, push you to go further and harder, and build armor to persevere against …

How to Destroy Your Old Hard Drive

It's not enough to erase old hard drives when their useful lives are through. You must break them.<p>(Photot Credit: Diane Collins and Jordan Hollender/Getty Images)<p>My first desktop external desktop hard drive and I have had a good run together. But now it's six years old, it requires two adapters to …

The Bolstr Bag Is A Gadget Toter’s Best Friend

We rarely talk about bags on TC these days (except during Bag Week) but here’s a crowdfunding project that I think would be perfect for all of us multi-phone, laptop-toting nerdotrons. Call the Bolstr, this U.S.-made bag is small enough to be unobtrusive and not fancy enough to rank as a true murse.<p>…

Women and Their Coffee Through the Years

"Coffee first, schemes later."<p>The relationship between a women and coffee has always been a beautiful one. Whether it's enjoying a cup at a little café, Starbucks to go, or your trusty at-home elixir, it does just as much to perk us up each day as putting on the perfect red lipstick. As Leanna …

Pinot Grigio: More Than Just A Crowd-Pleaser

<i>We may have food down cold, but wine? This is where we'll conquer it. Join us; we don't want to drink alone.</i><p><i>Today: Pinot Grigio is more than just a drink-with-anything summer bottle. We're making sure it's thoughtfully poured and paired.</i><p>In Atlanta, Georgia, where I live, Pinot Grigio sells like …

10 Smart Tips For Hosting Your Best Summer Party

Claire Thomas of TheKitchyKitchen.com shares 10 rules that every hostess should abide by.<p>Planning on throwing a big summer soiree? The adorable Claire Thomas (pictured above) of website TheKitchyKitchen.com shares her entertaining 10 commandments that every party host should follow. For recipes and …

Hanging Vase Display

It's no secret that we love flowers here at the studio. We would probably have them on every surface of the house if we could, so we are always …

Build & Organize A Corner Shelving System

Hi, it’s Mandi from Making Nice in the Midwest. When my husband and I first moved into our ranch home two years ago, we weren’t quite sure how to …