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upholstery inspiration: geo maze barrel chair

Although warmer weather and full blooms remind us that the grey days of winter are officially behind us, nothing rings in the season of margaritas …

Sketch Book Sneak Peek: Anna Emilia

If you’ve been a long-time reader of this site, you know that every Monday, we run a series of “Sneak Peeks“—inspiring photographic tours into some …

Kaye Blegvad

This is color month, so I couldn’t resist an excuse to showcase something both colorful and animal-filled. These prints and pottery pieces are from …

Weekends with Friends: Bike Ride Adventure – Part One

I woke up this morning to walk Hope and was shocked to feel that it was already warm and sunny at 6am! I checked the weather on my phone and nearly …

Sneak Peek: Jessie Webster

Jessie Webster is a photographer specializing in lifestyle and interiors, and the blogger behind Sweet Thing where she shares photography as well as …

How-To: Painted Bicycle Bells

Dress up boring bike bells with a splash of bright color with this painted bicycle bell project from Kristin at Idle Wife!<p><b>More:</b><p>How-To: Bicycle Wheel Clock<br>• How-To: Bicycle Basket Picnic Liner<br>• Crochet-Covered Bicycle in NYC

How-To: Knitted Adventure Dog Backpack

Squirrels and Curls posted the pattern and instructions for making this clever adventure dog backpack, so that you can make one for the littlest hobo in your life.<p>[via knits and knacks]

How-To: Make a String of Mini Fabric Lamps

Bust that fabric stash while adding colorful handmade details to your decorative lighting with this mini fabric lamps tutorial from Taylor Made!<p>Head over to Taylor Made to see the full how-to!

How-To: Doily Wrapped Vase

Put pretty doilies to work as home decor! Make a doily wrapped vase—and check out five additional doily-related project ideas—with Country Living.<p>[Via Sulia]<p><b>More:</b><p>How-To: Doily Printed Clay Bowl<br>• Flashback Video: DIY Doily Shoes<br>• How-To: Doily Necklace Tutorial<br>• How-To: Doily Skirt Pocket

How-To: Crocheted Hexagon Market Bag

Hit the farmer’s market in style this summer with this cute crocheted hexagon market bag pattern from Lion Brand Yarn!<p><b>More:</b><p>How-To: Farmer’s Market Carpet Bag<br>• How-To: Simple Knit Tote Bag<br>• How-To: Burlap Sack Apple Picking Tote

How-To: Sew a Swing Shirt

Make a cute and flattering custom summer top with this swing shirt sewing tutorial that Erin from E.C.B. (Especially Creative Broad) shared on Sew, Mama, Sew!<p><b>More:</b><p>How-To: Knit T-Shirt<br>• Arrow Stamped T-Shirt<br>• How-To: Add an Exposed Zipper to a T-Shirt

Crocheted Daisy Afghan

I have a really huge yarn crafting crush on this gorgeous crocheted daisy afghan by Joleen Kraft. The colors are so vibrant, and I especially love the giant flower motif!<p>The pattern was somewhat inspired by Spanish tile work, and is made up of octagon and square pieces that are then crocheted …

Papier-Mâché Dogs by Lorraine Corrigan

Dog love meets paper craft with these gorgeous papier-mâché dogs by UK-based artist Lorraine Corrigan in Hounds of Bath.<p>I adore sighthounds… Their sleek lines, grace and elegance are a sculptor’s dream and for many years have held a firm place in the Art World.I began sculpting dogs with paper …

How-To: Modern Embroidery Hoop Hanging Planter

Make your own simple, elegant hanging planter with this modern embroidery hoop hanging planter tutorial from Alex at Northstory.<p>Ready to start crafting? Head over to Northstory to see the full how-to!

How-To: Wallpaper Your Fridge

Aunt Peaches is always coming up with interesting and colorful DIYs, but this refrigerator wallpapering tutorial just might be my favorite yet!<p>Now, that’s definitely my kind of DIY kitchen makeover!<p>Ready to give your fridge a new look? Head over to Aunt Peaches to see the full how-to.

How-To: Mini Necktie Memory Albums

From skirts to jewelry, sometimes it seems like all of the creative tie upcycling projects have already been done. But, then someone like Ashley from Lil Blue Boo jumps in with her mini necktie memory album tutorial, and suddenly tie crafts seem fresh and awesome again! (I love it when that …

Start Running: The Beginner Running Plan

Whether your goal is to run a 5-K or to drop some extra pounds, in one month you'll be well on your way, with the transformed bod to show for it.<p><b>For all weeks:</b> <b><br>Warm Up:</b> 3 minutes. Start easy, progress to a power walk. <b><br>Cool Down:</b> 3 minutes. Gradually dial it down to an easy walk. <b><br>Frequency:</b> Perform …


Women's Health

"How did you get those arms? Do you lift weights?" Yogis hear these questions all the time and smile knowingly as they respond, "Nope. Just yoga." Yoga requires nothing but ourselves—no weights, no machines, just the ability to lift and hold our own body weight. If the gym feels like a prison, then …


Healthy Mexican in Minutes

Jonny Valiant<p>Beef Empanadas<p>Turn extra pizza dough into something more south-of-the-border. Baking (instead of frying) cuts calories and fat—and doesn't take too much extra time. This flaky and flavorful treat spends only 10 minutes in the oven.<p>David Prince<p>Mexican Stuffed Peppers<p>Love home-style …


Popcorn Recipe: Black Pepper and Parmesan Popcorn

<b>How to make it:</b> In a pot over medium-high heat, melt 3 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil. Add 1/2 cup popcorn kernels. Cover the pot and shake it occasionally until popping stops, about 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and sprinkle with 1/4 cup Parmesan, 1 1/2 teaspoons pepper, and 1 teaspoon salt.<p><b>Makes</b> …


The 15 Best Fat-Burning Foods Of All Time

Time to stock up.<p>Cutting back on Ben & Jerry's and Tostitos = one of the suckiest parts of dieting. But you *can* actually eat more (no more hanger!) and burn fat—if you're focusing on the right foods.<p>“People will go crazy and cut out whole food groups," says nutritionist Jess Cording, R.D., "or be …


The 15-Minute Core Workout Routine

Exercise 1 Kettlebell Windmill<p><b>CORE TARGET: Obliques (side abs)</b><br>Grab a kettlebell with your left hand and stand with your feet more than hip-width apart. Bring the weight next to your left shoulder, then press it overhead <b>(a)</b>. Rotate your chest to the left and look up at the kettlebell as you try to …


101 Greatest Running Tips

It can be tough to stay motivated—especially when you're tired or the weather sucks. But we've got 101 reasons why you can't quit—from our friends at Runner's World<p>"Stop fighting it!" That's what a fellow marathoner yelled at me years ago in the middle of a very windy out-and-back marathon. "Don't …


Women's Health

8 Homemade Veggie Burger Recipes<p>The delicious meat-free burger: It does exist. Try these mouth-watering and healthy options<p>Rodale Images<p>Lentil Quinoa Burgers with Sauteed Mushrooms<p>Slather on traditional toppings to make this protein-rich patty drool-worthy.<p><b>What you'll need:</b> <br>1/2 cup quinoa<br>1 can (19 …


Stop Cravings: Healthy Foods That Satisfy Salt and Sugar Cravings

iStockphoto/Thinkstock<p>Dark Chocolate<p>Just a small portion of this antioxidant-filled treat satisfies a sweet tooth.<p><b>Eat this:</b> 1 oz dark chocolate with 65 percent (or more) cacao<p>iStockphoto/Thinkstock<p>Pistachios<p>They satisfy a salt craving while delivering more natural antioxidants than most other nuts. …


15-Minute Home Workout

Exercise 1 Squat and Kick<p>Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, hands behind your head, and elbows out to the sides <b>(a)</b>. Bend your knees and sit back as far as you can <b>(b)</b>. Push back to start, then kick your right leg in front of you, foot flexed <b>(c)</b>. That's one rep. Repeat, kicking with your left …


The 4 Best Broccoli Recipes | Women's Health

<b>Broccoli and feta pasta sauce</b> <br>Cut and steam 2 cups broccoli; set aside. In a non-stick frying pan, drizzle one tablespoon of olive oil and cook ½ onion, chopped, and 2 cloves of garlic, minced, until they soften. Add broccoli and cook until onions are translucent. Add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. …