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Crispy Salt-and-Vinegar Potatoes

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 45 min<p>Cooking the potatoes in vinegar seasons them from within, and a final drizzle boosts the flavor.<p>May 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 pounds baby Yukon Gold potatoes, halved, quartered if large<p>1 cup plus 2 Tbsp. distilled white vinegar<p>1 tablespoon kosher salt, …

Potatoes

Festive 9-volt battery for your desk!

One Minute Tip: How to Make Felted Soap

Before there were loofahs and washcloths, people used an old fashioned bar of soap sewn into a felted wool covering. The wool was exfoliating and had …

Sewing

Anthropologie Inspired Necklace Tutorial

Anthropologie is one of my favorite placer to turn into for inspiration, they don't just have the most creative awesome and eco-friendly displays, …

Prairie Feather Necklace

I have a sweet spot for feather accessories this time of year they just feel like fall to me. I had fun putting together this easy pendant this week …

DIY Gold Twig Bangles | A Pair & A Spare

How gorgeous are these twig bangles? They’re the perfect addition to an arm party. I saw a very cute post over at Oracle Fox that completely inspired …

DIY Project: Painted Floor Runner

My good friend, Sarah, lives in an amazing loft space in Brooklyn. The only downside: shabby-looking old factory floors with about a centuries worth …

Chocolate Chip Cookie No Bake Cheesecake Parfaits

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Parfaits.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> September 20, 2013 101<p>It’s a BIG day.<p>A big birthday day that is. Someone in this house …

Paint Color Portfolio: Pale Gray Living Rooms

If you don't want to paint your living room white, but want to keep the space nice and bright, pale gray is a great alternative. It provides a nice …

Living Rooms

Choosing Solitude

By Samantha Cullen<p>As a single woman living on my own, I often feel the need to fill my time. I pack my days with friends, outings, activities -- even when those things aren't really what I want to be doing. Lately, I'm challenging my tendency to overschedule my life by consciously basking in my …

Loneliness

7 Ways to Let Go and Watch Your Life Flourish

<i>By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond the winning.</i> -Lao Tzu<p>So …

Don’t Wait for a Major Wake Up Call to Start Loving Your Life

<b>“Sometimes in tragedy we find our life’s purpose. The eye sheds a tear to find its focus.” ~Robert Brault</b><p>“Lay still. We think both your arms are …

DOYOUYOGA

Yoga literally means union, this is one of the first things we hear our teachers tell us when we start practicing yoga. And even before that we’ve …

For the Love of Ombre Stationery

When I was about ten years old, I remember how excited I was to get the Fall JC Penney catalog in the mail. My mom would let me go through it and …

32 Awesome No-Knit DIY Yarn Projects

If you can cut and glue you can make fun and unexpected decor, accessories, and more.

Crafting

Buddha Had It Right: Relax The Mind And Productivity Will Follow

Eastern thought and meditation are pushing ever-closer to the mainstream. Today, many ancient teachings coincide perfectly with modern research on improved mental agility.<p>“The great enigma for psychologists and philosophers is the mind.”<br>–Bhante Wimala<p>Several decades ago, the term ‘mindfulness’ used …

Mindfulness

Top 10 Benefits of Downsizing into a Smaller Home

Have you noticed there is a new push for downsizing the way we live? Homeowners are realizing that “living large” doesn’t always mean bigger is …

How To Make Ice Cream Without an Ice Cream Machine: An Easy, Foolproof Method

This method for making ice cream in a bag is very popular with our readers, but honestly, I find it to be a bit of a pain. I think I've found a …

Ice Cream

How-To: Upcycled Grocery Bag Fruit Basket

Make your own baskets for fruit-picking or storing your farmer’s market finds with this upcycled grocery bag fruit basket tutorial from Lia Griffith!<p>Ready to make your own? Head over to Lia Griffith to see the full how-to!

DIY Two-Tone and Galaxy Print Converse

It’s no secret that we love us a little reverse tie dye around here. We’ve given the bleach dye treatment to scarves, t-shirts and denim cocktail napkins, and now we’re onto our sneaks! This post is part of a partnership with Target that’s all about kicking your summer up a notch. For more summer …

San Francisco

Candied Popcorn

Preparation<p>After you pop it, pour the popcorn into a large bowl, swirl it around and allow any remaining kernels to sink to the bottom. Place the …

Black Bean, Corn, and Red Pepper Salad with Lime Cilantro Vinaigrette

This is the ultimate summer salad, and it's perfect for entertaining. Not only is it festive and colorful, but you can make it ahead of time—in fact, you should, because it gets better and better the longer it sits.<p>Get The Recipe!<p><b>Black Bean, Corn, and Red Pepper Salad with Lime Cilantro Vinaigrette</b> …

DIY Life Hacks That Make Your Life Easier

Any type of trick, shortcut or method used to increase efficiency and productivity in everyday life in a clever way is referred to as a life hack. …

DIY

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 …

DIY Projects & Crafts

Wheatgrass In Painted Pots DIY

Every spring I love growing pots of wheatgrass to give as gifts and just to have around the house for springtime. My sister Design Mom actually …

Dispatch from S. Africa | Kevin Boyd

3 Comments<p>I was struck by this light installation that I happened upon in the latest issue of Elle Decoration Magazine. Designed by graphic, interior …

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

May 29, 2012<p>Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Is there anything better? Well, actual chocolate chip cookies would rank right up there I suppose.<p>But …

Katharine Hepburn GIFs That Will Teach You Everything You Need To Know In Life

Katharine Hepburn would've been 106 today -- and we don't doubt that the feistiest of the Old Hollywood-era stars would still be going strong. (And, you know, doing things like swimming in Connecticut during the dead of winter.) And to this author, this is a holiday. We have all the books one can …

Bryce Canyon Lodging and Vacations - The Lodge at Bryce Canyon

Welcome to The Lodge at Bryce Canyon<p>Lodging<br>Learn More<p>Explore<br>Learn More<p>Winter<br>Learn More<p>Head out to Bryce Canyon for your next summer vacation and …