Lisa R

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The Duchess Of Cambridge Can't Get Enough Of These Classic White Sneakers

These are royally sporty.👌<p>The Duchess of Cambridge is our fashion role model for high-class, fancy affairs. But it turns out Kate also has a style tip for those of us with more casual wardrobes.<p>Over the last few months, she’s sported a particular sneaker time and time again: It’s the cotu classic …

Breathtaking Stained-Glass Cabin Looks Ripped from a Fairytale

Neile Cooper’s handcrafted glass abode is made entirely of reclaimed materials and it is stunning.<p>A miniature house made from glass shows off expert construction and dazzling motifs seemingly ripped from <i>Alice In Wonderland</i>. Covered with stained glass, the house sits on a stretch of luscious green …

The Most Original Drag Queen in New York: Avant Garbage! - PAPER

While most drag queens are glossing their lips and getting ready to act out a Whitney Houston ballad, Avant Garbage turns drag into performance art. The creation of Ohio-born Jesse Hicks, Avant wears mops for wigs and found objects and hand-me-downs for outfits, eschewing the traditional …

Meet Jorja Smith, the UK Songstress Being Hailed as the Heir to Amy Winehouse's Throne - PAPER

For her first New York show at S.O.B.'s, Jorja Smith has shaved off her signature black braids in favor of a fierce buzz cut that approximates a cross between Sinead O'Connor and Amber Rose -- the perfect look for a neo-soul singer aiming to impress a room full of Brooklynites.<p>Clad in a puffy red …

The Super Simple Trick To Poaching A Lot Of Eggs At Once

You don't even need to bring a pot of water to a boil.<p>We’re just going to say it: Poached eggs are a pain to make. Fried eggs are simple and scrambled eggs offer so many options for simple experimentation, but poached eggs present too many possibilities for failure. That’s why we’re always on the …

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No Bake Pumpkin and Coconut Granola Bars

Looking for some hassle-free homemade snacks that won’t gum up your busy schedule? Why not try these no bake pumpkin and coconut granola bars from Spoon Fork Bacon?<p>These granola bars are also pretty fantastic because you don’t have to bake them, and they taste so good with the pumpkin and coconut …

Breakfast

Handmade Decor: DIY Gem Mirror + Easy Glass Cutting

Is your mantle or entryway missing a focal point? Bring some serious bling to your home decor with a DIY geometric gem mirror!<p>This DIY gem mirror tutorial from Laura and Josh on A Beautiful Mess is like having two fantastic tutorials in one! First, you’ll give your glass cutting skills an upgrade …

Home

DIY Home: Hand-Painted Blue and White Plate Wall Display

Adore scouring your local thrift shops for dishes, but don’t need more in your kitchen cabinets? Indulge your inner bargain hunter without cluttering your shelves by making your own hand-painted plate wall display!<p>In her tutorial, Erin from Francois et Moi will show you how to turn plain thrifted …

Dinner Hacks: Sew a Baked Potato Microwave Bag

Microwaved baked potatoes are my go-to quick dinner staple for those long days when I just want something warm, filling, and comforting. Requiring basically zero effort, they’re ready to eat in about ten minutes. And, since you can easily personalize the toppings on each individual potato, they’re …

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Messing Around With Markers: Sharpies on Ceramic Tiles

This is a really neat technique that uses permanent markers, like Sharpies, and rubbing alcohol to re-flow the inks and make all sorts of mesmerizing swirly effects on the tile. Tiles are a popular material for creating DIY coasters. Be sure to seal the ink with a spray sealer as a final step to …

Crafty Garden: Use Spoons to Make a Rain Chain

Rain chains are a lovely and useful addition to gutters or gardens, where they can be used in place of downspouts or as stand-alone tools to help you direct the flow of rainwater.<p>Whether you’re connecting them to your gutters or placing them above water collection barrels or water-loving spots in …

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Sewing Tip: How to Finish an Embroidery Project in an Embroidery Hoop

If you’re anything like me, completing the stitching in an embroidery project isn’t the hard part, it’s the finishing—or preparing it for hanging or display—that seems much more daunting.<p>Finishing embroidery projects is one of those crafting topics that, if you were to ask a room filled with …

Sewing

Make Better Photos: Wooden Table Top Backdrop

If you do your own product photography, you know that the key to getting a great shot is good lighting and clean backdrops. I love this double sided wooden table top prop. It’s quite clever, and perfect for photographing small items like cookies, cards and jewelry.<p>Make your table top any size you …

DIY

Bring on Spring with a Living Succulent Wreath

Decorative wreaths? I could take them or leave them. Living plant wreaths, however, are an entirely different story. With nearly endless options for color, pattern, and texture, succulent wreaths are pretty much the perfect choice for decorative DIY gardens, no matter what your style.<p>We’ve probably …

How-To: Mermaid Easter Eggs

Think mythical creatures are way more fun than bunnies or baby chicks? (Yeah, me too.) This year, forget cute and fuzzy—make some awesome mermaid Easter eggs instead!<p>Mermaid Easter eggs are a fun, sea-inspired DIY project for crafty kids and magic-loving adults alike, and there are endless options …

Pattern Play: Dutch Wax-Inspired Paper Printing

Love the bold patterns and saturated colors of Dutch wax fabrics? Make your own eye-catching patterns with this Dutch wax-inspired paper printing technique!<p>Our favorite DIY inspirations often come from global traditions, Dutch wax fabric being a beautiful case-in-point. With its origins in Javanese …

Crafting

Spring Knits: Traveling Cable Hand Warmers

Knit up some beautiful mitts that are ideal for combating those early spring chills with this traveling cable hand warmers project!<p>Cables are kind of magical, especially in small-scale projects. They can make just about any yarn—no matter how plain—look absolutely stunning, and they can easily …

Knitting

Stiching Flowers on Your Screen Door

Can’t wait for the flowers to start blooming? Take matters into your own hands, and stitch up your own floral display on your front screen door! Of course this can be done on any screen, and it may actually be easier to handle a window screen that pops out.<p>I sketched out some blossoms and a branch …

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The Dark Side of Stitching: Darth Vader Cross-Stitch

Feeling pretty geeked about all the new <i>Star Wars</i> awesomeness that’s bouncing around the internet these days? Stitch up some quirky Anakin-inspired kitsch with this Darth Vader cross-stitch pattern and join in on the fun!<p>Ready to get your geek craft on? Click here to download the pattern from …

Things kindergarteners say in class = hilarious

It’s no secret that kids say some of the absolute weirdest stuff imaginable. (The <i>darnedest</i> things, amirite?) Spend a few hours with a five-year-old …

How To Achieve A Zen Attitude To Cope With Every Day Problems

People usually have trouble responding and coping with every day problems. For a long time, I, myself, had trouble with my daily “problems”….<p>Why?</b> …

9 Under-The-Radar Attractions In The U.S.

The Grand Canyon. The Statue of Liberty. Mount Rushmore. These iconic tourist attractions are definitely on everyone's must-see list, but there are also a number of hidden gems throughout the country that often go unnoticed. From a ride through the mountains of Nevada on a railway dating back 100 …

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Cosmic Flower Unfolding: An Abstract Metaphysical Animation by Ben Ridgway | Colossal

<p>Animator Ben Ridgway creates abstract animations that explore organic and metaphysical imagery, relating to aspects of life and interconnectedness. …

Tiles Inspired by Japanese Textile Dying Techniques

Designer Deborah Osburn has been designing and manufacturing tile through her company Tilevera for 25 years and her latest work is a dreamy new …

The Tea Cup SlingsHOT Means No More Wet Tea Bags

There’s nothing like a hot cup of tea to bring peace and relaxation. There is one minor annoyance though – getting every inch of tasty tea out of …

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DIY Vegetable Garden

Vegetable Gardens

How-To: Fold-Out Laundry Room Drying Rack

Living in NYC where space is definitely at a premium, I can’t resist a good space-saving home solution. That’s why I’m such a fan of this awesome fold-out laundry room drying rack tutorial from Centsational Girl.<p>Pretty brilliant, right? Head over to Centsational Girl to see how to make your own!