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10 Things Your Teen Son Wants You to Know

<b>We sit at lunch, just me and my teen son. Right after we order I just say it, I ask him…</b><p><i>“Can I have your advice?”</i><p><i>“Sure,” he says, drowning his bread</i> …

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16 Ways To Use Coconut Oil

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, the game-changing ways to add coconut oil into your beauty routine.<p><b>1) An alternative to shaving cream.</b> Get a smooth shave and prevent razor burn by mixing coconut oil, shea butter, and jojoba oil together. Try this recipe.<p><b>2) Facial scrub:</b> Slough off dead skin …

Easy Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

<i>Karly cracks us up on her blog Buns in My Oven, and quite regularly stuns with all kinds of recipes. You'll find her passion for baking, especially Bar Desserts, on Food Fanatic.</i><p>Turns out that there are three types of people in the world.<p>The first type are the true foodie people. They would not …

Maple, Pecan, & Butternut Shortbread Bars - Adventures in Cooking

I’ve spent the past few weeks going through everything in our house in a bit of a reverse fall-cleaning frenzy. It all began when we came home with …

Mocha Brownies

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Spray an 8-inch square baking pan with nonstick baking spray.<p>For the brownie batter: Place the chocolate in a …

Ingenious Green Lantern Residence Charms With Trendy Green Goodness!

Located in an affluent neighborhood of <b>San Antonio</b>, Texas, the <b>Green Lantern Residence</b> is a wonderful example of a house that achieves the right …

10 Strategies for Fat Loss and Healthy Eating on a Budget

The last question completely threw me off guard. A frustrated middle-aged woman, sitting in a back row, stood up just as the moderator told my audience, "One more question."<p>Her initial sigh signaled hesitancy. "I work two jobs and raise three kids pretty much by myself," she began. "My husband is …

10 Green Smoothies That Actually Taste Good

Green juice always sounds good in theory — until you throw it out after three sips because it tastes like lawn. But green juice really can be good if you make it right. Try one of these ten recipes and you'll be downing one daily.<p><b>1. Debloating Smoothie</b><p>Perfect for the morning after a night out, this …

Articles about 7 modern spaces pacific northwest on Dwell.com - Dwell

A strong creative streak runs through the Pacific Northwest, which has recently led to a number of startups popping up in cities...<p>With its serene beauty, we believe that Portugal is a must-see destination for all design lovers.<p>Nestled quietly on a bluff amidst flat farmlands and late-1800s German …

20 Things I Will Not Regret Doing With My Kids

<b>1. Tucking them into bed at night.</b> Someday, they'll be too big and I won't get that moment back. Saying goodnight, pulling up the covers and kissing their heads is a gift.<p><b>2. Telling them I love them.</b> Start this when they're young. "I love you" is a powerful three-word phrase that matters.<p><b>3.</b> …

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8 Essential Fall Dishes Everyone Should Know How to Make

Turn fall's bounty into ridiculously good dinners and treats with these apple—and pumpkin-centric recipes.<p>A New Way to Think of Butternut Squash<p>A …

Sweet Potatoes

HOW TO: Make organic sculpting clay in 4 simple steps using 4 ingredients!

Most kids love any type of art activity -- especially one as tactile and open ended as working with sculpting clay. Not only is it fun to play with, …

How to Build a Treehouse in the Backyard

First, find your tree. Then make your plan. Then be ready to adapt that plan.<p>The first rule of treehouse building is that it all kind of depends on the tree. You can model yours on this one, or on your neighbor’s, or on one you saw on <i>Treehouse Masters,</i> but the tree (or trees) in your yard will be …

DIY: Handmade Clay Pots - Say Yes

<i>This post is contributed by Claire of Fellow Fellow. See more of her beautiful work here.</i><p>With Mother’s Day coming up in a couple weeks, these …

DIY Tree Stump Side Tables

I have always loved seeing tree stumps that people have spruced up to become a part of their homes. They always looks so stunning! I've seen ones …

A Modern Mid-Century Makeover | Via Royal Design Studio

After a month of behind the scenes coordination, a few weekend’s-worth of finishing touches and one sneaky sneak peek, I am finally ready to share …

How To Paint Concrete UPDATED!! (Plus My Secret Cleaning Tip!) • Vintage Revivals

Happy Monday my friends! You may or may not know that about a year and 1/2 ago I posted a really through tutorial for painting concrete/cement. …

Tree house!!

For those of you who don’t know how amazing my husband is, here is a glimpse.<p>He has almost single-handedly remodeled our house, room by room, over …

Treehouses

Ruban Cassette

Qui n'aimait pas se balancer étant enfant! Inspirés par nos amis de Montréal, petit mari et moi avons fabriqué une belle grande balançoire pour …

Comment on DIY: Pixel Painting by Megan Tiede

That is SO cool! Definitely must try it! Thanks for the idea :)

Blueberry Dumplings The Star Of Lasting Summer Memories

When blueberries are in season, you don't need to turn on the oven to make a delicious dessert. Valerie Erwin says it takes just 15 minutes to make one of her favorite summer dishes, Blueberry Dumplings. She shared the recipe for <i>All Things Considered</i>'s Found Recipes series.<p>Erwin is the chef and …

Balsabox Modern Jewelry Box by Nomess Copenhagen

I don’t have a jewelry box. It’s not because I don’t want or need one, but I’ve had a very hard time finding one. Right now, all my jewelry is sadly …

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Simple Springtime Dishes

Chocolate Strawberry Nutella Cake

I made this cake on a whim. I didn’t feel like making ganache, so in desperation, I reached for the the half-eaten tub of Nutella I’d hidden on the …

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Everything but the... - Sweet ReciPEAs

<b>Everything But The….Cake</b><p>1 box white cake mix (plus how many eggs, oil, and water your brand calls for)<br>1 box chocolate cake mix (plus how many eggs, …