Monica

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Modern Dinnerware & Decor: 15 Organic Modern Tabletop Staples

While putting together a style collage last week, I realized that two of the components were ones I had used in a post last year about setting an …

Collage

Statement Walls: Argyle in the Nursery

I don't know if it's my East coast childhood memories of busting out the knee socks, but argyle always means fall to me. Argyle sweaters, argyle …

Sweaters

House Tour: A Compact, Colorful Chicago Rental

<b>Name:</b> Elizabeth Tulipana, founder of Anticipation Events + Bad Loo Loo <b><br>Location:</b> Bucktown; Chicago, Illinois <b><br>Size:</b> 1,000 square feet <b><br>Years lived in:</b> 2 …

Home Decorating

DIY Sawhorse Table

What do you do when you love to entertain, but have a small space, and no room for permanent solutions? Consider an easy-to-assemble sawhorse table …

Home Depot

Heidi's Maple Buttermilk Pie

Though I'd spotted this pie and pinned it to my recipes to try board a few months ago, I didn't do anything about it until after I'd eaten a …

Pumpkin Butterscotch Chip Cupcakes

Every time I opened the refrigerator this week I had leftover pumpkin puree staring me in the face. It wasn't enough to make a pie, and it was too …

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

Raspberry Custard Tart

This Raspberry Custard Tart is a simple tart that showcases fresh raspberries in an easy to make, yet elegant, dessert. The tart is filled with a …

Chocolate Cardamon Cookies

These cookies are fragrant, rich, delicate and dark.<p>These cookies are full of cocoa and spiced with lots of freshly ground cardamon.<p>These cookies are …

How to use Greek Yogurt in Baking

Over one third of the yogurts sold in most grocery stores are Greek or Greek-style yogurt, taking over shelf space where “traditional” yogurts once …

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies - with yoyomax12

Crêpes Recipe Demonstration - Joyofbaking.com

dipped double chocolate chunk cookie bars

Wowie, all of a sudden It. Is. September. I hope everyone had a lovely summer!<p>[I just got to use the word "Wowie!" so I can tell you that things have …

Microwave Molten Chocolate Cake

It was more than 5 years ago when I tried my first Microwave Chocolate Cake. That cake was slightly spongy, but it was easy to make and delivered a …

Kids on Sweets: Are We Raising a Generation of Sugar Addicts?

There are few joys in life as sweet as seeing our children smile. Thus, it is with the best of intentions that we cave to pleas for candy and tantrums over French fries in hopes of glimpsing those (rapidly decaying) pearly whites. After all, there are bigger threats to our children, right?<p>As it …

When Empathy Hurts, Compassion Can Heal

<i>By Adam Hoffman</i><p><b>Empathy can be painful.</b><p>Or so suggests a growing body of neuroscientific research.<p>When we witness suffering and distress in others, our natural tendency to empathize can bring us vicarious pain.<p>Is there a better way of approaching distress in other people? A recent study, published in …

One Project, Five Ways: Asymmetrical Stacked Box Storage

• Crates combined in improvised shapes and held together with a simple strap, tightened to keep the structure secure. Courtesy of 101 Woonideeen.<br>• Ikea …

IKEA

Channel Surfing

In honor of National Repeat Day, I thought we'd click through the channels and see what kind of reruns are playing on the ol' wrecky replay</i> …

Sponsored By WebMD (But Not Really)

Attention Cake Wrecks Readers!<p>The FBA (Food and Blog Administration) has issued <i>strong new warnings</i> for those who view this blog on a regular …

Buttermilk Chiffon Cake

Chiffon cakes are one of my favorite cakes to make, both because they are not to difficult and because the results are so food. Chiffon cakes are …

Coconut Toffee Oatmeal Cookie Bites

Coconut, toffee and oatmeal all packed into one cookie is a combination that is downright addictive. Consider this to be a warning, because these …

20 Most Important Restaurants in America

<b>By Andrew Knowlton, Bon Appétit</b><p>No, we're not talking the fanciest, trendiest, or even the ones with the most stars. These are the places that define how we eat out. They're the fearless spots the drive chefs to innovate, restauranteurs to imitate, and the rest of us to line up. In short, these are …

Dirty Little Secrets of Tidy Families

I have a friend who has more kids than me, whose husband works longer hours than mine, who cooks and bakes more than I do, and yet her house is …

Minimalism

Rhubarb Ginger Bars

Windows In The Workplace Linked With Better Sleep

Is your office sun-drenched, or are you tucked away in a shadowy cubicle? According to a small new study, both of these could affect how you sleep at night.<p>The research, presented at the annual SLEEP 2013 meeting, shows an association between daylight exposure at work -- meaning, sunlight that …

Why It Pays to Be the One Who Loves More

There is always a lot going on between two people in a relationship. But very often, much of what goes wrong in a relationship has to do with what's going on in our own minds. Most of us have a constant dialogue running in our heads, analyzing our relationship and informing us on how to behave. …

Attention Book Lovers: 8 Ways to Find Your Next Favorite Read

While e-booksellers are able to recommend titles to varying degrees of accuracy, you have to already be a customer with a purchase history for the …

Books

10 More Unconventional Ways to Hang Art

The post I created last year about 10 Unconventional Ways to Hang Art turned out to be a bit controversial. Some of you found the suggestions for …

Painting