Crystal Simpson

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15 Crafts You Can Make in Under 30 Minutes

<b>Too busy to commit to a full crafternoon? Need a quick DIY pick-me-up? These quick quality crafts take no more than 30 minutes to make, but look like a full day’s work.</b><p>Wood and Neon Lanyard Necklaces<p>String wooden beads on neon string to create chunky and funky jewelry. With simple supplies and even …

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'Imagine' Pianist Revealed, Talks Inspiration for Paris Performance

"I can't bring people back, but I can inspire them with music and when people are inspired they can do anything. That’s why I played 'Imagine,'" …

Watch This Woman Transform Herself Into A-List Celebrities Using Only Makeup

You will do a triple take when you see her Johnny Depp recreation.<p>Makeup artist Rebecca Swift (below) has tasked herself with a 100-day challenge where she posts herself transformed into a celeb, animal, or character each day.<p>On day no. 1, she posted a dummy in honor of the new <i>Goosebumps</i> movie:<p>And …

6 Lessons Learned Through Divorce and Marriage

No one goes into marriage thinking they will get divorced. Most go in with bright hopes for the future and the dreams of happily ever after. For those of us who do go through divorce or struggle through marriage, I feel we all learn different lessons that we hopefully will grow from, apply in our …

28 Things I Now Know About Life, Work and Relationships at 28

At 15, I wanted to be 16. And when 17 hit, I couldn't wait to be an 18-year-old licensed driver. While I blew out the candles on my 20th birthday cake, in the back of my mind, I knew that in 12 more months, I'd finally be 21, legal and free: Then the real party would begin.<p>Always looking to the …

10 Movies I Want My Daughter to See Before She Starts Dating

I'm lucky. My daughter is still young. Right now boys are just friends with whom you arrange playdates, not real dates. Her future plans involve having 100 children whom I will babysit while she goes to work as a teacher/astronaut/fashion designer/Mommy. The romantic lead in this scenario is an …

Celebrate Your Inner Artist With 16 Watercolor DIYs

Looking for weekend or staycation plans? We’re big fans of a stellar DIY, and one of our favorite decor trends at the moment is dreamy, ethereal watercolor. The technique can be applied to pretty much every and any project. Case in point? The 16 we’ve just brought your way. So strap on a smock and …

The Most Beautiful Places in Arizona You Didn't Know Existed

To a lot of people, the word "Arizona" is synonymous with the word "desert," which is kind of accurate so long as they consider the word "desert" to …

DIY Marbled Breakfast Tray

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Things I Wished I Would Have Done Before I Got Married

I am nine months into marriage and already have regrets. I do not regret my choice of partner, or our choice to get married, but do regret who I was prior to marriage and what I did (or didn't do) when I was single.<p><b>I wish I had more sex before I got married.</b><p>I wish I'd had sex with more men and …

DIY Sugar Scrub Sand Art

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5 Reasons to Trade in Your Favorite Cleanser for Micellar Water

Just call it the minimalist's skin cure-all.<p>While the latest <i>it</i> beauty regimens will leave you lasered, covered in honey, and literally freezing in a negative 264-degree chamber, the next big thing in beauty is decidedly much more low-key—as in cleansing your face with nothing but water-type low-key.<p>…

Boho Chic Doily Dreamcatcher

Back in October my daughter found a pretty dreamcatcher on Pinterest that was made from a doily, embroidery hoop and lace. There was no tutorial, …

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9 Famous Shoe Designers Recreate Cinderella’s Glass Slipper

This March, Disney is releasing a live-action remake of everyone’s favorite fairy tale about uncomfortable women’s footwear. To generate hype for <i>Cinderella</i>, starring Cate Blanchett and Lily James, Disney recently asked nine celebrated shoe designers to create their own interpretations of the famous …

Apple Nachos

I guess I’m slow to this craze, but I’m definitely going to try these apple nachos. What a great snack when you are need of an energy boost. I might …

Tutorial: Coffee Filter Roses

There are a zillion ways to make paper flowers – one of our favorite methods is this simple process using coffee filters! This is a great project for …

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