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Amazing Places to Travel

Island of Brac, Croatia<p>Stubbach Falls – Switzerland<p>Venice, Italy<p>Pieve di Tremosine, Italy<p>Positano, Italy<p>Yosemite National Park<p>Widegon Lake, British …

Here's how far in advance you should book your flight

Booking your flight at the right time can save you money, but it's hard to know when exactly that right time is.<p> recently released its annual study on when you should book your flight to get the best deals, analyzing about 1.2 million trips from the US to 74 popular destinations.<p><b>Here's</b> …

Air Travel

Decorated Coffee Swiss Roll with Step-by-Step Pictorial (彩繪咖啡瑞士卷)

Many of you have requested a Coffee Swiss Roll recipe in comments and emails ever since I posted the Chocolate Yule Log (recipe here) and the …

DIY Rope Basket

Today's project is one of those, "Ooooh, I have a great idea!" and "I am going to save so much money!" and "This will be SO easy!" projects.<p>In the …

DIY: Mosaic Ornaments from CDs + Video Tutorial

I've been itching to make holiday crafts all year and I'm so excited to share my first one. For this week's DIY project, I'm making some sparkly …

DIY Nesting Rope Bowls in Under 10 Minutes

Got keys, loose change, and other odds and ends in desperate need of a stylish handmade home? We thought so. That’s why we took it upon ourselves to hack our own set of nesting bowls or baskets… using nothing but rope and hot glue!<p><b>Materials:</b> <br>– rope<p>– hot glue<p><b>Tools:</b> <br>– scissors<p>– hot glue gun<p>We found …


DIY: Friendship Bracelet chevron rug

You know how friendship bracelets are totally back? Well, I can’t quite bring myself to get into it after 15 years but I love the bright colors, the …

How-To: Fleece Superhero Poncho Cape

Filth Wizardry shares how she made these fun fleece superhero poncho capes for her daughters for Christmas. They give the feeling of a cape and the warmth and functionality of a poncho. Brilliant!

Tutorial: Braided headband from an old t-shirt

Palak from Make It Handmade shows how to turn an old t-shirt into a braided headband. You’ll be cutting the shirt into strips, so it’s a good project …

30 Insanely Easy Ways To Improve Your Kitchen

So you'll spend less time cleaning, organizing, and searching, and more time nomming.

Make Your Own Nail Polish Shelves

I'm a sucker for open storage. I've said it a million times before on this blog, but if I can't see my things, I don't use them. No matter how many …

craft: stencil labeled oil bottles

Leather Strap Shelf DIY

How-To: Silly Spider Halloween Hairdo

Usually finding a spider in your hair is a pretty harrowing experience, luckily the folks at Simple As That have conjured up a way to make finding a spider in your hair a much nicer experience with this delightful Silly Spider Halloween Hairdo tutorial.<p>[via knitted bunny]

Fancy Pansies with Upcycled Cd's • Recyclart

These beautiful flowers are handmade from up cycled CD’s. Stunningly colourful and reflective in the sunlight. Ideal for both indoor …

Print It: The Look Better Naked Cocktail Recipes

THOMAS MACDONALD<p>Yes, you can drink--and still shrink--with these 4 low-cal cocktails! Get the printable list of recipes for what will soon become your favorite go-to happy hour beverages.<br>Plus, watch <i>Look Better Naked</i> author, Michele Promaulayko, and contributing nutritionist, Keri Glassman, show you …

5 Winter Plants You Should Put in Now

For a little color during the drab days of winter, consider planting these hardy growers.<p>For a little color during the drab days of winter, consider planting these hardy growers. Check out your hardiness zone using this map from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

How to Make Glow in the Dark Cupcakes

Want to make glow in the dark cupcakes? Want to save that money from buying that expensive glow in the dark frosting? Have no fear! This article will …


How-To: Rust-Oleum NeverWet Sidewalk Art

If you haven’t heard tales of wonder about Rust-Oleum NeverWet yet, it’s a spray-on coating that repels liquids and can be applied to nearly any surface, and apparently it really works. So now artist Nathan Sharratt has used it to create a delightful sidewalk rain drawing, that can only be seen …

DIY Witch Shoes

A classic Halloween costume is a wicked witch, and creating pointy-toed shoes out of an old pair you already have would be an excellent way to kick the look up a notch without breaking the bank. See how on Life Art Collide.

How-To: Embellished Bubble Tights

Add a bit of whimsical personality to your wardrobe with this lovely embellished bubble tights tutorial from Park & Cube.<p>Ready to get started? Head over to the Park & Cube to see the full how-to.

Epic Wax Paper Back-Drop

This dreamy backdrop seen on Style Me Pretty was originally created by Katie M. Kulper for a gorgeous Portland wedding. The how-to breaks the epic install down to show us how we could take our DIY skills to the next level and create such a masterpiece.

Recipe: Breaking Bad Cocktail

Having trouble saying goodbye? Drown your series finale sorrows with this Breaking Bad cocktail recipe from A Beautiful Mess!

How-To: Rockabilly Pinup Necktie

Give your Sunday best a big dose of vintage-inspired kitsch with this rockabilly pinup necktie video tutorial from Mark Montano!<p>You can also head over to Mark’s YouTube channel for even more DIY goodness.

Breaking Bad Bud Vase

If you watch ‘Breaking Bad’ you are probably still reeling from Sunday night’s episode. (!!!) What is a Walter White-obsessed crafter to do? Make a ‘Breaking Bad’ inspired bud vase, that’s what! Via Whimseybox

DIY Wrap Bangles

After recently cleaning out my jewelry collection, I was motivated to save a much neglected set of brass bangles by giving it a summer-inspired …



Host Laila Ali meets a mother who endured an extremely high-risk pregnancy and is now raising her healthy twins. The Home Made Simple team revives …

20 Creative DIY Project Ideas

We all have many old and unused items lying around in our homes or garages waiting to be thrown away. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there’s a …