Karen Malis

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10 Affordable Outdoor DIY Projects

Can you tell I’ve been spending a lot of time outdoors lately? I sure have enjoyed giving my yard a makeover this spring. Kate here, and if you read …

DIY: Bookshelf Compost Farm

When we run across a really amazing gardening idea–like desktop composting or a bookshelf garden–we get really excited. We find out everything we can …

10 Easy Pieces: Kitchen Compost Pails

The average American family throws away 20 pounds of food a month. This is the equivalent of stumbling upon a buried pirate’s chest full of jewels …

31 DIY Ways To Make Your Backyard Awesome This Summer

While you're impatiently waiting for summer to just GET HERE already, start planning your outdoor space.

Bombs Away! 10 DIY Bath Bombs

If you’ve spent all holiday break mastering the art of homemade bath salts, then hold tight: there’s more fizz on the way with these 10 DIY bath bomb recipes. That’s right, you don’t just have to ogle them on the counters of Lush any longer, with just a handful of ingredients—baking soda and citric …

100 Creative DIY Wall Art Ideas to Decorate Your Space

Now that Fall is here, we’re thinking about redecorating our homes here at Brit + Co, which means it’s the perfect time for some DIY inspiration. There are literally thousands of different ways to make beautiful art for the walls of your home or office.<p>BRIT + CO GUIDE:<p>But we narrowed it down a …

Wooly Moly: 24 DIY Felt Projects

We admit it. In the past, we weren’t quite sure how we felt about… well, felt. It’s been involved in its fair share of twee projects. But here at Brit + Co., we know that most materials have an underlying awesomeness to them. To prove it, a lineup of felt’s best looking DIYs.<p>1. Three Bead Necklace: …

40 DIY Ways to Upgrade Your Bedroom

January is a time for new beginnings, in the house, in the office, and in the gym. Though spring is typically the time for cleaning and organization, we like to think of January as a good time for a rest. For getting a little more rest while the days are still on the short side, and for cozying up …

29 Off-The-Wall Uses for Wallpaper

We don’t know about your moms, but ours were all over the wallpaper trend in the ‘80s (replaced by bold red walls in the ‘90s –– yikes.). We’re happy to report: The trend is back.<p>And while we hate to be killjoys, the reality is: Wallpaper is expensive and a huge commitment. Lucky for you, none of …

8 Ways to Spice Up Oral Sex

Going down is about to get even better<p>You probably have a ton of favorite positions when it comes to sex, but what about foreplay? If your pre-sex routine is feeling, well, routine, it’s time to get creative with your mouth moves. Take a page (or eight!) out of the <i>Men’s Health and Women’s Health</i> …

From DIY fashion statement to the ‘new yoga’ – why knitting is hot again

Knitting – once considered a necessary cost-saving domestic chore, a sign of sedentary dotage (something only for grannies) and an activity to keep women's hands busy lest their pretty heads entertain too many revolutionary thoughts – is casting off its cultural baggage.<p>These days, knitting has …

Before and After: Ikea Table Becomes Katie's Chic New Desk

Nighttime Routines for an Easier Morning

I've started a new routine of taking 10 minutes each night, to tackle 5 things that have since made a world of difference in the overall upkeep of …

The Best-Ever Low-Cal Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Don't skip the pie this Thanksgiving! Just make THIS<p>It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie—but some versions can clock in at more than 300 calories a slice—and that's assuming you cut your pie into 12 miniscule pieces!<p>This slimmed-down version, created by Anjali Shah, a certified health …

Boost Your Metabolism All Day Long

11 tips that make burning fat easier than ever<p>You may not realize it, but while you're bumming it on the couch catching up on <i>New Girl</i>, your body is working hard to help you burn calories. How is that even possible? Your sweet, sweet metabolism. The cool part: You can speed it up to ensure it's …

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5 Tips for Growing Gorgeous Hydrangeas

Get the latest news, updates and offers<br>from This Old House to your inbox<p>Now trending on TOH<p>How to Create Succulent Art<p>More From TOH<p>How to Resurface …

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10 Common Mistakes That Prevent You From Being Happy and Healthy Today, Backed by Science

I'm fascinated by the link between the way we live our daily lives and the health and happiness we enjoy.<p>There are choices that you make every day, some of which seem completely unrelated to your health and happiness, that dramatically impact the way you feel mentally and physically.<p>With that said, …

Burned out? 4 Ways to Refill Your Well

<i>By Jan Bruce</i><p>You've observed in yourself the signs of burnout first hand -- chronic exhaustion, irritability, not to mention the telltale arguments and feeling unable to rise to the occasion for work or personal obligations. Now what?<p>If you've still got some energy in you, use it to counterbalance …

Make a Necklace Hanger

I just discovered Hannah B’s blog Secrets of a Belle where she shows us glimpses into the life and home of a Southern Belle living in Tennesee. One of her latest projects caught my eye as a unique way to hang and display necklaces.

Homemade Spice Freshner

Henry Happened’s Stephanie show you how to make spice & herbs fire-starters that will make your whole house smell divine. She uses coffee filters to …

Move Over Log Pillow!

4 Comments<p>Move over log pillow, the couch has a new friend, the succulent! Snuggle up with nature a new way with these adorable succulent pillows …

Adult ADHD and What a Difference a Diagnosis Makes

I was driving in the car this weekend thinking about how much better I am at paying attention to auditory stuff than I was even a year ago. I listen …

Remodeling 101: 10 Happiness-Inducing Paint Colors

Happiness comes in many hues. That’s what we learned when we asked members of our Architect/Designer Directory for the cheeriest shades of paint that …

Simple Springtime Dishes

How-To: Danish-Inspired Jack-o’-Lantern

Add a touch of whimsey to your Halloween pumpkin carving with this Danish-inspired jack-o’-lantern tutorial that Jessica Marquez shared on Design Sponge!<p>Ready to get carving? Head over to Design Sponge to see the full project.

Honey Ricotta Cheesecake with Blackberry

I have a new baking project. And it’s a big one. This past semester I was given the very fortunate opportunity of being introduced to Susan Sink, the …

Gluten-Free Eggnog Breakfast Cake

Create a yummy coffee cake using a gluten free cake mix. ...MORE+ LESS-<p>Ingredients<p>Steps<p>Hide Images<p>Expert Tips<p>Always read labels to make sure <i>each</i> …

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Find your lost Android device with Google's Find My Device

Google's Find My Device, previously known as Android Device Manager, helps you find lost or stolen phones and tablets.<p>The feature works similarly to other locator services, such as Lookout and Samsung's Find My Mobile, but you get an app specifically for Android devices. Here's how to get started …

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