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10 Novels That Will Scare The Hell Out Of You

As a kid I was obsessed with an abandoned house in the cow pasture across the street from my friend Anna's house. We never went inside, but just walking by was enough to freak me out. tThe roof caved in on the stone walls, every window was a punched-out eye, and I knew that if there was a murderer …


Overnight Apple Butter

Cook up a batch of the tastiest apple butter in no time by making it in a slow cooker with this recipe from Amy Traverso, author of "The Apple Lover's Cookbook." This recipe also includes instructions for canning apple butter.

Apple Butter

Glow-in-the-Dark Halloween

Your carved pumpkin can last for years to come if you use a funkin, a faux pumpkin; it can be easily illuminated to add depth to your evening Halloween decor.

Super-Easy Socks That You Knit Flat

Does the idea of knitting a pair of socks stress you out? Knit ’em flat instead of in the round with this super-easy sock technique!<p>Don’t let the idea of knitting in the round or turning a heel intimidate you. With this simple sock knitting method, whipping up a pair of socks becomes as easy as …

Sew a Fun Toadstool Quilt Block

In the mood to make something adorable? Stitch up a super-cute toadstool quilt block!<p>Perfect for small projects, woodland-themed quilts, or a quick-sew mug rug—or maybe even something to delight those Mario-loving gamers—this sweet mushroom-patterned block is sure to inspire smiles.<p>Ready to get …

14 ways to decorate your bedroom walls

Your bedroom is your temple, it not only for rest but is a place you retreat to after a long day, or share with someone you love. From time to time …

10 Scary Movies Streaming on Netflix You May Not Have Seen

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Nicholas Sparks hits a tear-soaked milestone: 20 years of sentimental love stories

NEW YORK — A puddle, that’s what Tyler Malik has been reduced to, a veritable puddle.<p>“He reaches and touches me to the core,” she says mid-sob, face raw, as Nicholas Sparks — that would be He — signs books, hundreds of them, at a Union Square bookstore.<p>Malik rose well before dawn and drove three …


Write, Then Write Some More: Writing Tips From 29 Authors

If you’ve ever wanted to sit down with your favorite author, grab him or her by the shoulders, and ask <i>How?</i>, you’re not alone.<p>Plenty of people want to know exactly how authors do it — grind through the doubt, become inspired, write, get published, and start all over again. In fact, so many people …

Weekend Watch: Spooky Kids Crafts with Crafty Carol

Halloween is one of my favorite days of the year: with all of the costumes, decorations, and delicious treats, there’s ample opportunity to get your craft on! So, kids, roll up your sleeves and get ready for some fun, easy, spook-tacular crafts that I’ve shared on Cool School.<p>Scary Glow in the Dark …


How To Make Delicious Wine, Coffee And Even Bread From Dandelions

Dandelions may seem like a nuisance in the yard, but before you mow over the little yellow flowers, pause to consider all the benefits the “weed” can …

Timber Framed Shed

<i>by David Stiles</i><p>A New York Times writer once asked an Amish farmer, “Why did you build your barn walls five feet thick when you only needed to make …

New York Times

Burnt Hill Retreat – Imagine Living Just Steps from The Olympic Mountains

The cabin is 400 sq feet on a wooded lot. It is just minutes from trailheads to the Olympic Mountains as well as minutes from the Strait of Juan de …

Shepard’s lodge in the Breite Oak Tree Reserve...

Shepard’s lodge in the Breite Oak Tree Reserve near Sighisoara, Transylvania, Romania. Contributed by Andrei Becheru.

The future belongs to clean energy

Wind power is projected to more than double in developing countries and increase by one-third in developed nations by 2030<p>As we close out a summer marked by uncertainty in news and events, one trend for which analysts voice increasing certainty is the accelerating pace of the clean-energy …

Renewable Energy

2013 Marvin Architect’s Challenge Winners

The Marvin Windows and Doors’ Architect’s Challenge winners have been announced and this year, there are some really beautiful winning modern houses. …

DIY Clay Monogram Ornaments & Gift Tags

This year I decided that instead of paper tags I would make these monogram tags and attach them to my gifts. Once the present is open they can be …

Feeling Crafty

32 Cheap And Easy Backyard Ideas That Are Borderline Genius

Can't afford that dream deck or in-ground pool you're dying for? There are still ways to get a beautiful backyard that's perfect for entertaining.

Beach Souvenir Terrarium

I have an ocean getaway on my mind and this beach souvenir terrarium in the Make It blog might just tide me over until I reach the actual tide.

How-To: Homemade Strawberry Fruit Rollup

Relive your fruit snack-filled childhood with this handy tutorial from fifteen spatulas, which shows you how to make homemade strawberry fruit rollups from just three ingredients.<p>[via frickyeah1990s]<p><b>More:</b><p>MAKE | How-To: Dried Fruit Rolls<br>• MAKE | Recipe: Make Homemade Fruit Leather<br>• MAKE | How-To: Dry …

Food Preservation

How-To: Slip Stitch Dish Towels

Knit a set of gorgeous-looking—but shockingly easy to make—dish towels with this slip stitch dish towels tutorial from Whit’s Knits on the Purl Bee!<p>These dishtowels look really complicated to make, don’t they? I love that because, just like you want hard things to look easy, it’s a great coup to …

Clay Feathers

100 Layer Cake shows us an easy way to make feathers out of clay. This is a lovely project that you can interpret any way you want. Use your feathers as decor, a gift topper, or a place card as shown in the photo.

How-To: Six-Pack Craft Caddy

I love an inspired and well-executed upcycle, and this six-pack craft caddy project that CraftFoxes shared from the book <i>Beer Crafts: Making the Most of Your Cans, Bottle Caps and Labels</i> by Shawn Gascoyne-Bowman makes me very, very happy.<p>What’re you waiting for? Drink up and get organized!

How-To: Sea Glass Bracelet

Headed to the beach? Make jewelry out of your found treasures with this sea glass bracelet tutorial from The Sweetest Occasion!

How-To: Bias Bound Seams

Add strength and beauty to the inside of your handmade garments and sewing projects with this bias bound seams tutorial from Things for Boys!<p>Ready to give it a try? Head over to Things for Boys to see the full how-to.


How-To: Stamping with Rubber Bands

Make custom textured stamps in minutes with this quick and easy rubber band stamping tutorial from A Subtle Revelry.<p>So many size and shape possibilities!<p>Ready to give it a try? Head over to A Subtle Revelry to see how it’s done.


DIY Vegetable Garden

How-To: Embroidered Cardboard Bangle Bracelet

Turn a leftover packing tape roll into an awesome piece of wearable art with this embroidered cardboard bangle bracelet tutorial that Alison Strang shared on WhimseyBox.<p>Such a great idea! Head on over to WhimseyBox to see the full how-to.