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'It's going to be a nightmare': The massive winter storm is now bearing down on the East Coast

The blizzard started to blanket the Washington area during the early afternoon. Six people had died in car crashes as a wintry mix spread across Arkansas, Tennessee and Kentucky.<p>The storm could dump 2 to 3 feet of snow on Baltimore and the capital and bring winds of 30 to 50 miles per hour (48 to …

Weather

Hop to It and Make These Ghirardelli Dipped Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

It’s beginning to look a lot like Easter at Brit HQ. We’ve been churning out Easter egg ideas like candy-filled place cards, DIY Easter baskets and decorations galore. Now, we’re turning our attention to the sweet stuff — candy! Peanut Butter Eggs, to be exact. We’ve teamed up with Ghirardelli to …

Dessert

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DIY Holiday Decorating with Kids

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m an advocate for crafts that are both simple both in approach and in materials. Working with little ones you want to …

Sock Snowman Craft

Here’s a fun craft idea for the holidays! I think I would make these as gifts for family members and customize each one a little bit. For my son… do …

Ice Skate Ornaments for Small Fox Ornament Swap

Cardboard Tube Pillow Box

Shares 0<p>These cute pillow boxes are made with cardboard tubes from toilet paper rolls. These would be perfect for earrings, bracelets or other small …

Crafting

Jam Jar Lanterns

Set your party mood with sublime lighting.<p>Lighting makes an event, and candles transform the mundane into the extraordinary. These glass jar lanterns are beautiful hanging from a tree, or from chain across a deck. Pick any jar you like, then bend a snug-fitting cage of wire on a custom-made jig. …

Crafting

Pizza Cupcakes - Kirbie's Cravings

Directions:<p>1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a 12 cupcake pan with liners. <i>(Note: Some commenters have suggested it's better to grease and bake</i> …

DIY Solar Lamp

This is an easy DIY project that can be done in less than 30 minutes (depending on how many solar lights you will be making). Since we don’t have …

41 Camping Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

These tips and tricks will guarantee you'll be a totally happy camper this summer.

Mason Jar Solar Lights

I love entertaining outdoors at this time of year because it’s warm enough at night that a garden party does not need to end when the sun goes down. …

Tennis Ball Redo: A DIY Stuff Holder

Having an item that is not restricted to one narrow use is always a good thing. Being able to make this item yourself on the cheap is even better. …

"52 Reasons I Love You" Cards Tutorial | PaperVine

Find some playing cards! These fabulous cards from Ellusionist shown here are great as they have a pre-aged Vintage look.<p>Scuff them up with some …

How to Make Kissing Clothespin Couples

What do I love more than mason jars? Clothespins. Maybe it’s because there are so many things you can create with a simple clothes pin. I use clothes …

Make Your Own: Ice Balloons

Image Source: Queen Vana<p>I’m sure you’re wondering what I am doing posting a picture of snow when the sun has finally begun to shine, but I haven’t …

41 Easy Things To Do With Mason Jars

Whether you're decorating, organizing, or preparing gifts, there are a myriad of adorable ways to use leftover jars. You'll want to throw a backyard party just to take advantage of these lighting and centerpiece ideas.

Chic Pallet Christmas Tree • Recyclart

We already presented one version of a pallet Christmas tree. Here is another way to make one, more sober and …

Ice Cube Jewelry: Love It or Hate It?

What’s cooler than cool? Ice cold, of course and this time around we’re not talking about your ‘tude. In the archives of one super chill design-a-day Tumblr, one of the <i>coolest</i> DIYs we’ve ever seen has been hiding for years, waiting to be busted out at just the right time. Like, how about now, right …

Backyard Scrabble

18 Stunning DIY Outdoor Lighting Ideas

No matter what time of year it is, we all love to get out in our back yards, whether it be for a summer barbecue or a winter bonfire. Outdoor …

Do-It-Yourself Olive Oil Lamp

An olive oil lamp is a surprisingly safe and simple lamp that you can do-it-yourself. It produces light, as much as, or more than, an ordinary …

Make Your Own Hypertufa Birdbath

<b>“Hypertufa</b> is an anthropic rock made from various aggregates bonded together using Portland cement. <b>Hypertufa</b> is intended as a manufactured substitute …

Ellie Goulding - How Long Will I Love You

Skye's 1st birthday zebra themed cupcake tower! The little zebra on top is really cute. I'll have to share a close-up once I get one. Happy Birthday Skye!