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Part 4: A Kitchen Remodel

8 of the Coolest Bunk Beds We've Ever Seen

Designs kids and adults will love.<p>Who didn't want a bunk bed when they were growing up? Kids will love these designs — and maybe even adults, too!

12 DIYs for Your Spring Garden (That Take Less Than an Hour!)

Ready for spring? These 12 simple DIY projects will rev up your garden in no time at all.<p><b>1. Hand-Painted Modern Birdhouses</b><p>Bloggers Alice & Lois transformed an average wooden birdhouse kit into this modern avian paradise, using only craft paint and brushes. Follow her instructions to create your own …

Inside A Mother Of Four's Glamorous "Getaway" Apartment

Everyone dreams of a private retreat.<p>Everyone dreams of a private retreat. This lucky wife and mother has one just a few blocks from her Birmingham, Alabama, home. Designers Doug Davis and Hannon Kirk Doody create a glamorous, ultrafeminine apartment that blends inviting textures, modern …

Kitchens by Mark Lewis

North London's Mark Lewis Interior Design creates some of the most beautiful Euro-style rustic kitchens I have ever seen. Forget sleek and modern …

21 Spring-Inspired Rooms That Will Make You Want to Redecorate

These spaces are as ready for spring as we are.<p>These spaces are as ready for spring as we are.

Thyroid Patients: Is It Perimenopause or Menopause?

If you are woman with a thyroid condition that is being treated by your doctor, are you still continuing to struggle with a variety of symptoms? One …

3 Steps to a Perfectly Folded Fitted Sheet

Clinton Kelly schools us in his quick and easy technique.<p>Folding laundry isn't exactly a fun way to pass the afternoon, and by the time you approach the dreaded fitted sheet, you might be inclined to just roll it in a ball and be done with it.<p>So our friends at <i>Woman's Day</i> enlisted renaissance man …

Sewing

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10 Amazing Things You Can Do With Washi Tape

Wood Slice Walkway Inspiration

One last photo from the Portland Flower Show. I found this walkway so interesting decorated with wood slices. Looks like the slices are just laid …

Landscaping

All Dressed Up

The plastic pots that most garden shrubs come in aren’t so pretty, but transferring such big plants into new containers can be expensive and a pain in the back (literally). Instead, give them an upgrade by covering them with attractive and affordable materials: Adhere sheet moss to smaller pots or …

Gardening

The 12 Best Paint Colors for a Kids' Rooms

They'll never get tired of these shades.<p>Painting is a total pain. You have to move all your furniture and tape all the molding and only <i>then</i> can you start putting color on the walls. Good thing these subtle shades will grow with your child — from the terrible twos to the trying teens.

7 Clever Uses for Dryer Sheets

This article originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com<p>You probably already know that fabric softener sheets work wonders for getting rid of staticky hair, but that's not all they're good for. Here are a few more reasons to add them to your cleaning arsenal:<p><b>1. Make your shower door sparkle.</b><p>Skip …

30 Cozy Bedrooms You'll Want to Lounge in All Day

Welcome to the ultimate snuggle zone.<p>Steal these ideas to create a comfortable getaway in your bedroom. You'll never want to leave.

Feng Shui Tips Before Buying a New House

Buying a house can be a fascinating experience, even if at times filled with fear and doubts. Applying feng shui to the process of buying a house is …

What Is Feng Shui and How Can It Help You?

01 of 06<p>Feng Shui Offers Practical Tips to Improve Your Life<p>Feng shui is an ancient art and science developed over 3,000 years ago in China. It is a …

Use Light Energy for Good Feng Shui

Feng shui is all about energy, and light is the strongest manifestation of energy. In fact, the light in your home - both natural and artificial …

Feng Shui

5 Feng Shui Clutter Clearing Steps for Your Home

Spring cleaning and clutter clearing might sound exciting when you think of the results, but not of the process itself! Just thinking that you <i>have to</i> …

Home Decorating

Keep Productivity Levels High With Feng Shui

Stress that we are not aware of damages us the most, says Gabor Mate in his excellent book <i>When the Body says "No</i>".<p>Can feng shui help you identify the …

Complete A to Z List of All Feng Shui Terms and Cures

Here is a complete alphabetical list of all feng shui terms and cures, from the abacus to the wealth vase.<p>Feng Shui A-C Feng Shui D-G Feng Shui H-N …

Home Decorating

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Be Happy For No Reason: 3 Ways to Raise Your Happiness "Set Point"

<b>What does it mean to be happy for “no reason”?</b><p>Marci Schimoff, best-selling author and transformational expert, gives us a quick run down on why it is …

30 Things To Start Doing For Yourself

Marc and Angel are the authors of 1000 Little Things Happy Successful People Do Differently. Here’s their amazing list of <b>30 things to start doing for</b> …

Want to be Happy? Practice Self-Control

You tell yourself that you will:<p>lose a few pounds, and then you order dessert.<p>be careful with your money, and then you buy shoes on a whim.<p>be more …

Winnie the Pooh’s Top 5 Tips for a Happy Life

<i>”Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?”</i><p><i>“Well,” said Pooh, “what I like best — ” and then he had to stop and think. Because although</i> …

Happiness

12 Mindful Living Tools - The Open Mind

The focus of my life in recent months has been living mindfully, and while I don’t always remember to do that, I have learned a few things worth …

Mindfulness