Kara Whaley

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DIY Chalkboard Mason Jar Candle Centerpiece

chalkboard mason jar candles. This idea would also work for canisters in graduated sizes. leave the unpainted area to show the flour, or what ever, …

DIY Projects & Crafts

DIY Etched Glass

Recently I decided I wanted to play around a bit with glass etching. A few years ago glass etching was a big thing among DIYers and it felt like time …

Fun DIYs to Try for the Long Weekend

7 Comments<p>With the Canadian and American long weekends next week, here's a few fun summery DIYs and recipes to try if you're in the mood for making …

20 Great Photobooth Backdrop Ideas | Design Sponge

<b>20 Great Photobooth Backdrop Ideas</b> | <i>Design Sponge</i>

Bottles Up! 20 Ways to Repurpose Your Bottles

Who says mason jars are the only containers hot on the repurposing scene? Bottles are where it’s at, especially after <i>poppin’ bottles in the ice, like a blizzard</i>.<p>But for real, after your next big shindig, be sure to save a few of those glass <i>and</i> plastic bottles to make your own take on any of these …

Candy Corn

50+ DIYs to Add Personality and Style to Your Wedding

Not every bride is especially crafty, but with an abundance of easy-to-follow tutorials that yield impressive results, every bride can be! Whether …

DIY Glitter Vases

Inspired by many reader requests for a DIY tutorial to recreate the glittery mason jar vases from this New Year’s Eve party, today we’re playing with …

20 DIY Chandeliers to Brighten Up Your Space

A few weeks ago we ventured into the world of DIY lighting, complete with vintage-style marquees, yarn lanterns, and the like. While researching this, we came across a whole bunch of gorgeous DIY chandeliers as well! Making your own chandelier definitely takes a little more elbow grease than a …

Wall Art

7 DIY Lighting Fixtures That You Won't Even Believe You Can Make (PHOTOS)

An amazing lamp can really make a space sing. And, while chandeliers are stunning focal points that light up a room, store-bought versions can be pricey, especially if they're large or intricate. But did you know you can make one yourself? We've rounded up seven DIY lighting fixtures that are made …

Wekend DIY: Handmade Plantable Paper

<b>This post is written by contributing writer Adrienne Audrey.</b><p>Paper making is a craft that dates back about 2000 years. Modern paper making has is …

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27 Ideas For Adorable And Unexpected Wedding Cakes

So you'll have something nice to look at before everyone starts stuffing their faces.

Rustic Flower Basket Wedding Cake

I wanted to feature a cake today that was sort of an homage to summer’s last big hurrah. After all, it’s still summer. It’s too hot to call it fall …

25 Stunning Wedding Bouquets - Part 8

I’m welcoming this week with a sea of pretty in Part 8 of my series 25 Stunning Wedding Bouquets. If this isn’t a great to start the week then I …

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10 Ways To Make A Cocktail Stick

It's no secret that we love a good cocktail around here! Here are ten super simple and fun sticks that you can make to decorate your fancy drinks. …

{Pinteresting Weddings} Mason Jar Inspiration

Mason jars have taken the wedding world by storm! I’ve been furiously pinning clever ideas for using Mason jars onto <i>this board</i>. From gorgeous …

DIY refreshing summer popsicles

Jul <i>2</i><p>This yummy little DIY could not have come at a better time. It’s been Hot with a capital H this week in L.A.—and apparently in Texas too, where …

The Easy Pleasure of Homemade Vanilla Extract

Making your own vanilla extract is very simple, involving just three ingredients: vanilla beans, alcohol, and time. The end result is also often of …

Homemade

DIY Vanilla Salt and Vanilla Extract

I’m stocking up. I’m trying to be less of a disaster. I’m trying to be thoughtful and prepared.<p>The road from <i>this</i> to <i>that</i> is paved with vanilla …

Hot Chocolate & Waffles #eyeCandySorted

A Thanksgiving Dinner Party: Turkey, Tips, and Aperitifs

It is Sunday morning and I am in the kitchen, slightly out of breath, still in my pajamas, wielding a massive serrated knife. I am breaking down turkey bones for stock, and I sound like a lumberjack. The Frenchman comes in to investigate. He finds me, arms extended over the sink, clutching a wing …

Cooking

Cranberry Margaritas - Fresh Cranberry Ginger Vanilla Margaritas

Fresh Cranberry Ginger Vanilla Margaritas. (and sugared cranberries!) {Video!}<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 15, 2013 92<p>So I’m weird about cranberry stuff. …

Sweet Potato Pecan Praline Cheesecake Bars

Cheesecake is a dessert that everyone in my family loves. I turn to it for our annual gatherings more than any other sweet, and it never disappoints. …

10 Essential Thanksgiving Techniques Every Cook Should Know

The 10 time-tested techniques you’ll need to ace the holiday classics, from fluffy mashed potatoes to, yes, a truly moist bird.<p>1. Baste With a Brush<p>News flash: You don’t need a baster. Use a brush to paint the drippings onto the turkey every 30 minutes or so, which keeps the bird moist and helps it …

Cooking

Maple Walnut Cranberry Sauce - Thanksgiving Cranberry Sauce Recipe