Marti Allen

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Guided Meditation for Healing Childhood Wounds and Trauma

“Trauma is personal. It does not disappear if it is not validated. When it is ignored or invalidated the silent screams continue internally […]The …

Meditation

Coconut Cheesecake

This velvety cheesecake is made with toasted coconut in the crust plus a shaggy garnish of shredded coconut on the top. As with the classic …

Xilitla, Mexico: where Day of the Dead meets carnival

‘Where exactly are you taking us?” my friend asked. Stars sparkled over black mountains as we drove along steep, dark roads into the lush Sierra Gorda of eastern Mexico. High in these hills lie the ancestral lands of the Huastec people, with villages, coffee farms, rugged slopes and powerful …

Does Dry Brushing Really Reduce Cellulite and Help You Look Younger?

A skin expert weighs in on this celeb-backed trend.<p>There's always a new skin trend popping up rumored to vanish wrinkles, smooth dimples and zap …

How-To: Galaxy Moon Shirt

Turn a boring black tee into a work of space geek art with this galaxy moon t-shirt tutorial that Brandi Shuttera shared on iLoveToCreate!

Painting with Bleach

How-To: Freezer Paper Method for Printing on Fabric

Want to print your own custom designs directly onto fabric with your home printer? Check out this easy-to-follow tutorial from Karen at The Graphics Fairy to learn how to use the freezer paper method for printing on fabric with an inkjet printer!<p>The fabric prep process looks quick and easy, and I’m …

How-To: Watercolor Fabric Painting

Learn how to paint lovely watercolor-style designs on your own fabrics with this watercolor fabric painting tutorial that Kris from Technoplastique shared on How Did You Make This?<p>As Kris suggests in the tutorial, if you’re planning to wear or wash your project, you’ll definitely want to use a …

How-To: Make a Spoon Ring

If you’ve ever admired a spoon ring and wondered about making them yourself, you’re in luck! Caitlin from The Merrythought will walk you through the whole process—from pretty spoon to stylish piece of DIY jewelry—in her easy-to-follow spoon ring tutorial.<p>Like Caitlin, I too have a collection of …

DIY Paper Turquoise That Looks Just like the Real Thing!

Think faux stones can’t look like the real thing? Think again! If you like big, bold jewelry, you’re going to love this awesome DIY paper turquoise project.<p>Paste and paper gems have long been a beautiful and inexpensive option for costume jewelry makers, and now you can do the same thing at home! …

Crafting

DIY Gems: Faux Quartz Crystal Jewelry

Love the look of giant stones in jewelry, but feel weighed down whenever you wear them? This faux quartz crystal jewelry tutorial is the perfect lightweight solution for those too-heavy gems!<p>Pretty neat, right?<p>These fabulous DIY jewelry pieces look just like the real thing, but the sparkling quartz …

Crafting

Summer Essentials: Hanging Mason Jar Candle Holder

Transform canning jars into perfect summertime lanterns with this mason jar candle holder project!<p>With just a twist of some craft wire and a few realistic-looking LED candles, your patio—or your living room or kitchen—will glow with welcoming light all season long!<p>Ready to give it a try? Check out …

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Decorate your keys with Polymer clay / Decora tus llaves con Arcilla Polimérica

How to Start a Fairy Garden

I moved into my new studio at the beginning of April. In May I planted a ton of flowers in the planter boxes under my windows. However, the planter …

Gardening

11 DIY Projects You Can Make in Under 30 Minutes

<i>By: Mady Dahlstrom, Content Editor for Porch.com</i><p>Ready to get your craft on, but you don't feel like dedicating an entire night to one DIY project? These simple DIYs are perfect for an afternoon project! From chalkboards and spray paint to fabric and frames, we've rounded up 11 of our favorite DIY …

Crafting

Here are 7 of the craziest interview questions

You network, hit the job boards, send out your cover letter, and finally get the callback. Now, comes the hard part: the in-person interview.<p>Knowing …

A Beginner’s Guide to Marvel’s The Defenders

Ever since <i>Daredevil</i> and <i>Jessica Jones</i> premiered in 2015, Marvel and Netflix have touted the day that all of their heroes would team up for what is …

Comics

Ice Cream Lasagna

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Chile-Spiked Mexican Wedding Cakes

This is an amped up version of Mexican Wedding Cake Cookies by Sally’s mother, Ricki.<p>What the daughter of Italian mining immigrants in Ely, Minnesota …

David Burkus Debunks Everything You Thought You Knew About Creativity

<b>Ben Schuman-Stoler:</b> Thanks for coming on the podcast, it’s cool that you had time to do it. We were talking a little bit earlier about your earlier …

5 Ways to De-Stress Instantly

When it's one of <i>those</i> days and wine isn't readily available (or it's not 5 o'clock yet), you have to make do with what you have right then and there …

Want to Have a More Peaceful And Productive Day? Practice This Simple Habit That Oprah Does Every Morning

A few minutes each morning doing this habit goes a long way in making you healthier and more successful throughout the day.<p>By now, the secret is out of the bag--many successful and famous people wake up before 6 a.m. to begin their workday. And Oprah is part of "team early risers". While some …

What’s the best meditation style for your personality type?

Everyone has their own fitness personality: Some people can’t get enough of SoulCycle, while others see tapping it back to a Katy Perry song as their …

I Tried This Blow Dryer Nozzle From Amazon, and Holy Sh*t, It Made My Hair So Shiny

Last year when I went to visit my family for the holidays, my mom walked in with a blowout so smooth and glossy I audibly gasped. "Excuse me, what did you do to your hair?" I asked her. She looked like a damn movie star. "It's the Nozzle Dazzle!" she said. I just about spit out my drink at the …

The Most Popular Haircut on Pinterest Right Now Is the Textured Lob

It's hard to beat Pinterest for popular haircut inspiration. And while scrolling through inspo photos rarely translates to the exact style on your head, it never hurts to look (even if that just turns into a mountain of photos to bring in to your next haircut). The only question is, which to narrow …

7 Things You Should Never Do to Your Eyes

Taking care of your eyes is key. After all, who doesn’t want their peepers in top shape? But maintaining healthy eyes may require more than just your …