Kathy Wisnewski Valladares

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6 Ways to Become a Morning Person -- and Like It

PHOTO 0/7<p>You can't roll out of bed without hitting the snooze button 632 times first. You share every "I hate mornings" meme that pops up on your …

10 Tips for Creating an Entryway in an Entryway-less Home

When you have guests, what is the first thing they see when they walk through your front door? Is there a place to hang their coat? How about a spot …

13 Sweet Lemon Treats for Your Springtime Celebrations

Craving a little citrus? Whip up one of these tasty recipes.<p><b>1. Lemon Bars with Olive Oil & Sea Salt</b><p>Lemon and sea salt may not be a common combination, but we're so glad someone thought of adding sea salt to lemon bars. To find the recipe for these delicious (and healthy!) bars, go to Bites Out of …

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The Friend

His wife was just thirty-four. They had two little girls. The cancer was everywhere, and the parts of dying that nobody talks about were about to start. His best friend came to help out for a couple weeks. And he never left.<p><b>Most of September 17, 2012,</b> has evaporated from my mind. I still have a few …

Playful Photo Booth Portraits Showcase Adoptable Dogs' Sweet Personalities

There's no shortage of pets that need a good home, but how do you best show people that their new pal is waiting for them at the shelter? The Humane Society of Utah has an ingenious way of enticing potential owners to adopt homeless dogs. Photographer Guinnevere Shuster captured the pups' colorful …

22 Surprising Hair and Makeup Hacks Every Girl Should Know

Your winged liner is about to match the other eye perfectly!<p>Cosmopolitan.com went backstage at Fashion Week and compiled the most surprising tips from experts making up models for the runway. Here are the 22 tips and tricks you need to know.<p><b>1. Give your bangs cool-looking texture.</b> Spritz a volume …

25 Decor Ideas That Make Small Bathrooms Feel Bigger

Before you contemplate moving, you need to check out this list.<p>Whether it's a tiny powder room or a shower stall with barely enough room to scrub, a small bathroom can make mornings even worse than they already are. But you don't need to move, you just need some strategic styling. We've got 20+ …

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12 Quirky Houses Built Purely Out of Spite

See which people took their neighbor tiffs to a whole other level.<p>See which people took their neighbor tiffs to a whole other level. This article originally appeared on CountryLiving.com

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DIY Floor Mirror Frame

I am always looking to update my home, make it as fancy and custom as possible. Without breaking the bank. Having one of those floor mirror frames …

15 Reasons Your Makeup Looks Bad

Is your eye liner too red? You're doing it wrong!<p>Michelle Obama's personal makeup artist Carl Ray shares tips for creating a flawless makeup looks, just in case you're doing your face <i>completely</i> wrong.<p><b>1. Your foundation doesn't match your skin tone, thus your head is a different color from the rest</b> …

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How to Tightline Eyes

Tightlining your eyes (also known as "invisible eye liner") is a great way to add subtle definition to your peepers. Most people think that the point …

Decorative Gourd Roundup

You may have started to notice bins of orange, white and green bumpy things showing up at your local supermarket. Yes, it is officially decorative gourd season!<p>In honor of this, I have rounded up some decorative gourd crafts, though the ones in this post all use dried variety. In the past I have …

So This Is What It Means To Be A Fashion Buyer

<i>"Yes, You Can Make It In Fashion" is a new HuffPost Style series that profiles men and women across every area of the fashion industry and explores how they rose to the top, how they thrive and practical advice they have for young people trying to break into their world.</i><p>It's safe to say that most …

How French Women Curb Cravings: This 5-Minute Breakfast

All it takes is six easy ingredients and some je ne sais quoi<p>For a best-selling author who writes books with sharp titles like <i>French Women Don't Get Fat</i> and <i>French Women Don't Get Facelifts</i>, 67-year-old Mireille Guiliano isn't what you'd expect. The former Veuve Clicquot CEO is instantly warm and …

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The Best Way to Arrange All the Stuff Inside Your Fridge

If you've taken on the daunting task of cleaning out your refrigerator, you should give yourself a well-deserved pat on the back! But once all the …

This refreshing lemonade is hot pink due to lots of fresh blueberries! Get the recipe: http://on.thekitc.hn/CHVfPj (via Allrecipes.com)

Watch Jimmy Fallon Cover Iggy Azalea... as Neil Young

On last night's <i>The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon</i>, Jimmy Fallon performed a cover of Iggy Azalea's 'Fancy' while impersonating Neil Young. And— surprise—it was <i>amazing</i>:<p>The host was joined by Crosby, Stills and Nash halfway through the performance, and the super group even broke into a quick …

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This Pole Dancer Proves You Can Be Strong & Sexy At Any Size

Ever since Susan Boyle first opened her mouth and made angels weep, reality-competition shows have caught on to the fact that what we really want is …

How to Snack to Stay Fuller, Longer

Deciding what to have for a snack can be a test of both will (veggie pizza is good for you, right?) and intellect (it's not easy to parse the ingredient list on your average "health" bar). So I asked Lisa Young, author of <i>The Portion Teller,</i> what we should be grabbing on the go. "I like to recommend …

The Dessert To Serve At Your Next Dinner Party

Impress your dinner party guests with blueberry-lavender ice cream.<p>Blueberry-lavender ice cream. <i>Getty Images.</i><p><b>Ingredients:</b><p>3 cup(s) heavy cream<br>• 1 cup(s) whole milk<br>• 1 tablespoon(s) dried lavender flowers<br>• 8 large egg yolks<br>• 1/2 cup(s) sugar<br>• 1 1/2 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract<br>• 1 cup(s) blueberries<p><b>Directions:</b><p><b>Make</b> …

Breakfast tacos are probably (definitely) the best way to wake up in the morning. Get the recipe: http://thekitc.hn/1jtqKz3

17 Work-Appropriate Summer Dresses That Will Keep You Cool But Won't Get You Fired

Let's face it: It's hard to step up your style game in the corporate world. And it's even harder to maintain a chic wardrobe when it's sweltering outside and you arrive at the office each morning with pit stains and frizzy hair. In the dead of summer, all you just want to do is throw on a spaghetti …

Some days = steak and wine and fancy things. Other days = arugula salad: http://thekitc.hn/1roSoE7

Craving a cookie, but don't want to make an entire batch? This recipe for just TWO chewy, gooey chocolate chip cookies is totally brilliant: http://thekitc.hn/Q7BoVS

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21 Existential Problems, As Told By Bears

Sometimes, it's just too much to bear.<p>Editor's Note: A previous version of this post used a photo of a leashed bear riding a bus and was switched for a more sensitive GIF.

The Valentine's Day Showstopper

<i>Every so often, we get the chance to reshoot one of our favorite recipes from the Food52 archives.</i><p><i>Today: A cake to launch a thousand ships.</i><p><i>This post is brought to you by our friends at Noritake. Noritake’s Cher Blanc is featured below.</i><p>There's a reason there's no such thing as a wedding pie. Don't …

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5 big batch breakfasts for super busy mornings: http://thekitc.hn/1gkhmm0

This recipe takes just a few minutes to throw into the oven and it emerges toasty around the edges and garlicky and a little spicy, if you like. RECIPE: Garlicky Roasted Broccoli - http://thekitc.hn/1fckVFS