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DIY Ombre Ruffled Crepe Paper Photo Backdrop

It’s been waaaaaaay too long since our last photo backdrop! I’ve been wanting to pick them back up for a while now; I think they’re so fun to put …

Chemicals

20 Easy Comfort Food Recipes To Feed Your Soul

There is no season for comfort food -- we need it all the time. It's there for us on the hardest of days and to celebrate the happiest ones, too. But it's definitely during the fall that our craving for a big plate of comfort strikes most frequently. Maybe it's because we're sad that summer's over. …

Cooking

Feed a Crowd With One of These Comforting Vegetarian Casseroles

Tender and creamy with a crisp, golden-brown crust, casseroles and baked pasta dishes might just be the most comforting category of food to exist. Typically scaled to feed a crowd, they're also immensely practical for family get-togethers or meal planning (in many cases, leftovers can be frozen and …

Iconic images by documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark, who has died at 75

Photo: Mary Ellen Mark.<p>Mary Ellen Mark: March 20, 1940 - May 25, 2015.<p>The documentary photographer who is best known for her haunting portraits of …

Los Angeles

28 DIYs You Need for Your First Apartment

May is here and that means it’s time for graduation, moving on and possibly moving into your first apartment. As a recent grad (congrats, Huskies 2015!), I picked up my stuff, moved across the country and started a job at Brit + Co (ahem, we are hiring!). It was a bit intimidating but also …

Home Decorating

The Stairwell Makeover! – Plaster & Disaster

A few weeks ago I shared some of the ideas I was wrestling with for a colorful stairwell makeover, and now I’m back to declare triumphantly that I …

Living Rooms

11 One-Hour DIYs To Make Your Entryway Pop

Make your home's first room your favorite space.<p><b>1. Polka Dot Cloud Mat</b><p>Your doormat is one of the first things guests see. Why not spend time creating one that reflects you? This polka dotted cloud mat from Nalle's House is adorable — and so, so easy. Using IKEA's inexpensive TVIS doormat as a base, …

Hardscaping 101: Design Guide for Patio Pavers

Are you agonizing over which patio pavers to pick? Good. You should. The hardscape material you put underfoot will set the tone for your garden …

Veggie Side Acts That Just Might Steal Your Dinner Show

<b>11 of the best veggie recipes that even non-vegetarians will love.</b><p><b>Asparagus Flatbread</b><p>As soon as this flatbread comes out of the oven, it's guaranteed to disappear. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Whole Roasted Carrots</b><p>Cumin and mint give it a Moroccan flair, and the roasted onions add sweetness. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Crispy</b> …

Cooking

How to Hang Photos

Follow these step-by-step instructions to display your artwork with style.<p>How to Hang Pictures and Mirrors<p>One way of hanging pictures is from a picture rail. However, if you would rather hang the pictures and mirrors individually, there are certain steps you can take to avoid marking your walls …

25 Homemade Valentine's Day Gifts Anyone Will Love

Plain old roses don't hold a candle to these crafty ideas.<p>Don't just focus on your sweetheart this Valentine's Day — DIY something nice for family and friends too. These heartfelt presents can help you spread the love.

Apartment Therapy

Add This DIY Detail to Your Kitchen: Terrific Toe Kick Ideas --> http://on.apttherapy.com/rDA4ZP<p>We're grabbing paint swatches ASAP!

Shakshuka: Cradle Your Eggs In A Cozy Blanket Of Tomatoes And Spices

There are many great ways to cook eggs. Poached, soft boiled, or scrambled -- we love them all. But there's one egg-cooking technique that often gets snubbed in home kitchens, and we're looking to change that here today. Baked eggs. If you've never had them, you'll love them. If you've never cooked …

Breakfast

14 Simple Ways To Make Your Home More Awesome

These DIY projects aren't just pretty—they'll make your home snazzier and more awesome.<p><b>1. Wine Cork Trivet</b><p><i>Alyssa & Carl</i><p>If you're a wine-drinker who likes to save your corks, figuring out what to do with the leftovers can be a dilemma. Luckily, Alyssa & Carla have a great idea for a dead-simple …

4 Free Printables to Help You Host a Soup Swap

This week we've been sharing our January Soup Swap — the first Gathering from The Kitchn of 2015. A soup swap is a very practical sort of party, …

Postcards

How to Finally Finish (or Start) These 6 Common Home Improvement Projects

From installing a toilet to fixing a faucet, your guide to DIY home repairs<p>Thinkstock<p>September is quickly approaching, so why not use this time to tackle all those pesky home improvement projects you meant to get to this summer? With a little work, you could end up in our next list of <b>25 Manliest</b> …

residenceblog.com

We Sing the Praises of This Bright and Colorful $1,500 DIY Kitchen

Feeling that post-holiday winter gloom? Let us perk you up with a little eye candy on this fine Tuesday morning. Enter Lauren's fabulous, flirty, and …

Kitchens

Quick Yet Thoughtful Gift Ideas

Some people have their holiday presents picked out, purchased and neatly wrapped months before December is even here.<p>I am not one of those people.<p>It's not that I don't care about buying gifts or that I don't want to deal with shopping or anything like that. It just seems that every year I get …

Shopping

Roasted Beet and Walnut Dip

makes about 1½ cups<p>An antidote to the many mayo and sourcream dips out there (which we also love).<p>October 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 pound roasted beets, coarsely chopped<p>½ cup walnuts, toasted, finely chopped<p>2 tablespoons chopped dill, plus sprigs for serving<p>2 tablespoons crème fraîche, plus more for …

Vinegar

15 Recipes for Healthy, Comforting Meals

Healthy <i>and</i> comforting? The recipes that fall into this magical sliver of the Venn diagram are nothing short of pure mealtime genius. I'm talking …

Food

7 Meatless Mains (+ What to Wash Them Down With)

The easiest way to make dinner feel special is to pair it with a great beverage -- whether a cocktail, a smoothie, or something more akin to dessert, a fancy libation punctuates any meal and enlivens an otherwise ordinary weeknight.<p>No matter if you're a veteran vegetarian or you've resolved to cut …

20 Simple Vegetable Soups

SAVEUR<p>https://www.saveur.com/gallery/Simple-Vegetable-Soups<p>article<p>These vegetable soups highlight everything from squash to scallions; pair them with …

Start the New Year Off Right: 7 Healthy, Fast Weeknight Dinners

<b>1. Blackened Tilapia</b><p>This is one of my favorite fish recipes, and it's super quick and easy. Mild tilapia fillets are dusted with a bold Cajun spice rub, then sautéed in olive oil until crisp and flavorful on the exterior and tender and flaky within. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. White Chicken Chili</b><p>Made with …

Cooking

10 Healthy Two-Ingredient Avocado Recipes

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, make dessert, smoothies, milkshakes, and more in five minutes flat.<p>The world's most perfect berry — yes, avocados are classified as berries — doesn't need much to taste delicious. A little salt is all you really need. But when you're feeling a little fancier, …

Dinner in a Skillet: 10 Recipes to Make in Your Cast Iron Pan

Having a few quick dinner recipes in your back pocket is always a good thing. But even better are the recipes that don't use multiple bowls and pans, …

Cooking

Drop Stitch Cowl pattern by Abi Gregorio

<b>This is a free pattern for personal use only.</b> You can purchase a License to knit this design for profit in my shop, SpiderWomanKnits. I also carry my …

Knitting

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 …

How to Make a Cake Platter out of Cardboard

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Travel in style -- here's how to hack a pretty cake platter out of materials you already have at home.</i><p>So you've baked a cake to take to a potluck or …