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Our Easiest Cupcakes

Bake up a batch of our easiest cupcakes for a nearly effortless treat.

Cupcakes

20 Things You Should Throw Away for Better Health

When we talk about the steps you need to take to get healthier, they often involve buying new things: workout clothes, fitness equipment, ingredients …

High Blood Pressure

Get Rid of Fruit Flies and 5 More DIY Natural Home Solutions

In getting ready to move, I’ve been looking at a lot of houses. Some are small and cute, some are huge and airy. All of them have one problem or …

31 Insanely Easy And Clever DIY Projects

These are the kind of simple projects for the laziest and most inept of crafters. Even if you can barely operate a drill, you can do most of these projects — and in less than an hour.

Sewing

How to Make Colorful Skeleton Leaves

Autumn is a great season which can inspire you to create impressive things in and around your home. To capture all of the energy of nature before it …

Decorations

Brewing on a Budget: Hands Down - Best Cold Brew Coffee Method Without a Brewer

Introduction: Brewing on a Budget: Hands Down - Best Cold Brew Coffee Method Without a Brewer<p>So, I used to say that I only drank iced coffee from …

15 Ways To Upgrade Your Kitchen In Less Than An Hour

Want to spruce up your kitchen but don't have much time on your hands? These 15 super-simple DIY projects take less than an hour to complete.<p><b>1. Repaint your mugs</b><p><i>This Heart of Mine</i><p>Are you the unfortunate owner of a set of mugs you just can't fall in love with? Unless they're a priceless family …

11 Bathroom DIYs That Take One Hour or Less

Have a spare hour and a boring bathroom? These 11 quick DIYs will fill the time—and your space.<p>Want to spruce up your bathroom, but don't have the time for elaborate projects (or budget for the renovation you've always dreamed of?) Don't worry. Tackling a DIY project may seem like a huge endeavor, …

Homemade Baby Wipes

When I had Zander this past winter, a friend brought over some homemade baby wipes.<p>I loved them!<p>How did I NOT know about homemade baby wipes before …

Coconut

How to Buy Therapeutic Essential Oils

You are about to see how…<p>JUST A FEW DROPS CAN LEAD YOU ON AN ABSURDLY SIMPLE PATH TO A NON-TOXIC LIFESTYLE<p>Essential oils are a natural, non-toxic, …

How To Rescue Your Old Yellowed Pillows

It’s just a reality of life: over time the natural oils from your body will seep into your pillow. However, that doesn’t change the fact that …

How To Make a Boutonniere

Select the flowers and foliage you will use in your boutonniere. Use sturdy materials, and if you live in a hot humid climate, you'll want to use …

The Very Best Homemade Natural Ant Killer

Shares 66K<p>The very best DIY natural ant killer recipe that you can make with ingredients you already have at home! This stuff really works!<p>I don’t …

Make Your Own Rope Rug

Soooo, remember when I shared this woven rag rug tutorial with you and I gave my solemn vow to hunt down other good rug projects? Well, I can hold my …

Make DIY Nautical Knot Bracelets

Bring a little seafaring flair to your style with these bright, bold bracelets. Inspired by Simone’s sailor’s knot bracelet tutorial, I decided to reimagine this nautical classic. The project itself is very approachable, so even if you’re not an experienced knotter, you’ll be able to cruise through …

Homemade Peanut Butter-Bacon Dog Treats {Happy 1st Birthday, Duke!}

Home > Recipes by Category > Dog Treats > Homemade Peanut Butter-Bacon Dog Treats {Happy 1st Birthday, Duke!}<p>June 30, 2014 // 41 <i>Comments »</i><p>Today is …

Pedestal Dishes

It's not just cake that deserves to be put on a pedestal. Using dishes you already own and flea market finds, you can build footed dishes in various styles that rise to many different occasions.<p>To create a whimsical granny-chic pedestal stand, glue a tchotchke to a gold-trimmed or floral-patterned …

Our Favorite Cheesecake Recipes

Fruit-topped, chocolate-laced, fun-sized, no-bake, made with cream cheese or ricotta -- cheesecake is as adaptable as it is irresistible. Whether you're seeking New York-style tradition or holiday whimsy, there's a cheesecake recipe for every occasion.<p>Topping cheesecake with shimmering fruit is …

Classic Cheesecake

A crumbly graham cracker crust and silky cream cheese filling make this New York-style cheesecake a winner.

New York Style

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

Creativity

Expert Advice for Parenting in the Digital Age

When Fisher Price introduced its iPad Baby Bouncy Seat late last year, many parents (and concerned citizens like myself) wondered, have we gone too far? But not long before companies were dangling iPads above babies' heads, parents were creating twitter handles for their newborns and 10-year-olds …

Easy Oreo Mint Chip Ice Cream Cake

March 10, 2014<p>I love the idea of serving ice cream in fun ways. And this one is just that.<p>A fun and easy no-bake mint chip ice cream cake!<p>Yes and yum!<p>…

Dessert

23 Children's Books You Need To Read Again As An Adult

With help from The New York Public Library's Youth Materials Specialist, Betsy Bird, we put together a list of 23 books worth giving a second read.

10 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Let Your Child Play with Smartphone or iPad

Before you hand your smartphone or iPad to your kid to keep 'em quiet, know this: pediatric occupational therapist Chris Rowan has outlined 10 …

Creation and Destruction of Sand Mandalas

"QUANTUM SHOT" #240(rev) <br>Link - article by Avi Abrams<p><b>Art Reflecting the Sanctity & Transience of Our Lives</b><p>Creation (and the subsequent destruction) …

Three-Color Heart tutorial

Onel from our bilingual (English-Indonesian) blog, “Onelmon” has a neat tutorial as always in English for us. Be sure to check out all her craft …

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

68 Healthy Recipes for 2014

Home > Recipe Roundups > 68 Healthy Recipes for 2014<p>January 2, 2014 // 17 <i>Comments »</i><p>No matter the year, no matter the circumstances, one thing is …

My Mom's Homemade Italian Salad Dressing

Home > Recipes by Category > Salads > My Mom’s Legendary Italian Salad Dressing<p>My Mom’s Legendary Italian Salad Dressing<p>January 14, 2014 // 125</i> …