Kirsten Pelz Stelinski

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These Might Be the Best Holiday Cookies of All Time

There is no resisting rugelach, no matter how nubbly or imperfectly rolled. They're buttery, flaky, and just the right amount of sweet. You can fill …

Dessert

A Victorian-Boho Bedroom Makeover Fit for a Growing Daughter

And actually, we know a couple adults that would gladly take that gold bed, too.<p>When Sharon Williams, the blogger behind Pretty Practical Home, set out to make over her daughter's bedroom, she knew she wanted it to be something she could appreciate now (at age 10) and all the way through high …

28 Thanksgiving Appetizers That Are Guaranteed to Impress Guests

Skip the cheese and crackers. These easy recipes will make the best first impression.<p>Your favorite Turkey Day flavors, all in bite-size form.

Go Beyond Taco Tuesday with 20 More Meal Templates

A while back, I was talking with my soon-to-be sister-in-law, and she mentioned that she had become devoted to using meal templates to plan weeknight …

Cooking

Play Date

In the playroom, Kayne tacks larger-than-life coloring sheets to the kids' chalkboard. "Not only is it a fun project that they love coming back to, …

There's a New Way to Eat Yogurt for Breakfast

Combine the strawberries and sugar or honey in a small saucepan and stir gently to combine. Let the berries macerate on the counter for at least 10 …

Breakfast

archer’s nursery tour

I’m excited to share Archer’s finished nursery! I wasn’t sure if I was going to get the room together before his arrival (you can see the original …

Santa Monica

17 Soups to Make Now and Eat All Week Long

Now that the leftover holiday roasts and sugar cookies have been polished off, and 2015 is officially underway, all I want to eat is soup. Big bowls …

Food

The 5 Things I Prepare on Sunday Night for My Lunches

(Image credit: Gina Eykemans)<p>I spend most of my days working from home, typing words on a computer, baking and photographing cookies, then posting …

Sweet Potatoes

15 Ways to Rethink Kitchen Islands

These designer projects combine style and practicality.<p>These designer projects combine style and practicality.

Make-Ahead Steel-Cut Oatmeal Is a Morning Miracle

Start this the <b>night before</b> you want to have steel-cut oatmeal. Measure out your oats. This quantity will make about 4 servings.<p>Heat about 1 teaspoon …

Breakfast

A Touch of Drama: Black & Navy Accent Walls in Kids Rooms

See more: Apartment Therapy<p>(Image credit: reader Mary)<p>Drawn to dark walls, but think "no way!" for a child's room? How about just <i>one</i> dark wall then? …

Military

Famous Room Redux: Jenna Lyons' Nursery and the Spinoffs

If it's possible for a room to be famous, J.Crew Creative Director Jenna Lyons' nursery is. First featured in Domino in 2008, the room, belonging to …

Trends

These Wallet-Friendly Recipes Don't Involve Pasta

When you're cooking on a tight budget, it's so easy to fall into a pasta rut. Been there, done that more times than I care to remember! Pasta is a …

Cooking

15 Hearty Meals for Your Slow Cooker

It's getting colder, and the busy holiday season approaches, which means there is no better time to bust out your slow cooker. Warm, nourishing, and …

Slow Cookers

45 Cozy Breakfast Nooks for the Dreamiest Saturday Morning

All you need is a fresh pot of coffee.<p>Cheery paint and plush pillows can make for the sweetest morning moments, whether you're looking to seat a family of six or just the two of you.

Kitchen Renovation Reveal

Every morning I turn the light-filled corner into my kitchen, and I almost can't believe my eyes. The past two months we've burned the midnight oil …

Style Profile: The Modern Cottage Kitchen

(Image credit: DXV)<p>"Quaint" doesn't have to mean outdated, and contemporary certainly doesn't mean cold. The best kitchens are warm and inviting …

Kitchens

INSTRUCTIONS: No-Sew (Pinkie Swear!) Roman Shades

<b>You can find my post with more photos of the finished roman shade (and a few muffin top mentions) here.</b><p>Instructions for the No-Sew (Pinkie Swear!) …

PERFECT PALETTES :: RETRO REVIVAL

Whenever I’m in an inspiration funk for something to write about on the blog – usually first thing on a Monday morning – I dive into my color files …

This Slow Cooker Brisket Practically Cooks Itself

Heat a deep sauté pan or cast iron skillet over medium heat with the olive oil. Add the onions and cook on medium-low to medium heat, stirring …

Cooking

A Curried Veggie & Chickpea Slow Cooker Stew for Fall Nights

Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat until shimmering. Add the onion, season with 1 teaspoon of the salt, and sauté until translucent, …

Slow Cookers

Samantha Rose's Daydream Nursery

(Image credit: Ryan & April Hayslip)<p><b>Name:</b> Samantha Rose <b><br>Location:</b> Atlanta, Georgia <b><br>Room Size:</b> 13' x 13'<p>I love when a nursery strikes that perfect …

Gliders

Get the Look: Taylor Swift's 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together'

I'll admit it: I listen to Taylor Swift. In fact, I LOVE Taylor Swift. Sometimes, I'll listen to her songs over and over and over again. Cheesy pop …

Amigurumi

Get the Look: A Kitchen Inspired by the Ocean

Shimmery hues provide inspiration.<p>The ocean's shimmery hues inspire a kitchen in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, by Urban Grace Interiors.

8 Creative Ways to Decorate & Customize the Kura Low Bed

See more → Fru Silver<p>(Image credit: Fru Silver)<p>IKEA's KURA bed is a budget staple in children's rooms, but most parents configure it in a lofted …

Cute

Why They Work: 10 of Our Favorite (Not Boring) Beige Kids Rooms

(Image credit: Vellum Studios)<p>Beige: that neutral color that all landlords seem to think their tenants will love. It sometimes gets a bad rap, but …

Homemade

Eliza's Eclectic Glam Nursery

<b>Name:</b> Eliza <b><br>Location:</b> Charleston, South Carolina<p>I was so excited when I found out I was having a little girl, but I have to admit the design junkie in …

Hobby Lobby

Rehab Diary: LA Living, Venice Style

Drawn to the industrial loft look but concerned it might be too rough and open for you? See how LA’s Simo Design helped their client remodel an …

Savvy Style: How To Save Money on Kids' Stuff

(Image credit: Andie Powers)<p>No doubt about it, kids are expensive. With the bombardment of information telling us what we need beginning before our …

Personal Finance