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Organization tips for busy 20-somethings

<i>We’ve teamed up with Bayer and Skyla® (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) 13.5 mg to bring you the “Me Years,” an editorial series all</i> …

Short on Space? 5 Tips for Gardening Indoors with Limited Space

Just because you live in a small space doesn’t mean you have to forego a flourishing and productive garden! With a little creative planning, you can …

4 Food Safety Mistakes You Probably Make

You know you shouldn’t chop your veggies on the same cutting board you used to slice raw chicken, and that using a meat thermometer is the only …

9 Daily Habits of Stylish Women

The simple routines women who dress well follow every day.<p>While there's no universal code or to-do list that all stylish women adhere to, there are a few select habits that aid the process of crafting a good outfit every single day. From checking the weather to selecting the right undergarments, …

8 Things NOT to Do Right After Getting Engaged

Got a fancy new rock on your finger? Congratulations are in order! An exciting time is ahead, and now that you're engaged, you've got a lot to do. But while basking in glow of your new relationship status, it can be easy to slip up on a few planning essentials and etiquette rules. Here are eight …

Simple Ways To Modernize Your Mother's Vintage Wedding Dress

Choosing to honor your mother by wearing her vintage wedding gown at your own nuptials is a beautiful way to incorporate your family into the big day. However, your wedding gown should reflect your personal style even if it was originally your mother's choice. Here are five designer–approved ways …

3 Tricks To Getting A Strong Wi-Fi Connection No Matter Where You Are

Netflix on the deck? No problem.<p>Sadly, we're not yet living in an age of ubiquitous high-speed Wi-Fi access—there are still internet black spots hiding in distant basement corners and the edges of the yard where it can be difficult to get on Facebook let alone Netflix.<p>Take heart though, because …

Wi-Fi

Wedding Was Worth It

The longer you wait, the better it is...or is it? The theory goes that if you willingly stop having sex with your significant other for a short period of time (say a few weeks to a few months) before you tie the knot, the more you'll want to do it and the sexier it'll be come the wedding night. …

Urban Shade Gardens: Tips On Urban Gardening In Low Light

If you garden in an urban area, space isn’t the only thing getting in your way. Limited windows and shadows cast by tall buildings can seriously cut …

Gardening

How to Prepare Your Garden for Winter so It's Ready to Bloom in the Spring

Winter frost is around the corner, so it’s time to prepare your garden for the cold temperatures. Here’s what you need to know to maintain your …

This Company Organizes Fake Weddings For Young People Who Don't Want To Actually Get Married

The experience of getting married, but with zero commitment.

40% of couples spend $10,000 or less on their weddings

Despite $34,000 Pnina Tornai gowns on <i>Say Yes to the Dress</i> and the proliferation of social media posts of magazine-quality engagement photos and wedding videos, there's actually a significant group of brides and grooms who are tying the knot for much less than the price of a year's college …

Winterize Your Lawn and Garden in 7 Steps

You may practically live in your yard all summer long, but once the cool weather sets in, it's time to pack it in and get busy winterizing your lawn …

Keep Scissors Sharp - Andrea's Notebook

Frustrated that your scissors are going dull? Keeping fabric scissors sharp is so important for, crisp, clean lines in your fabric! Here are some …

Sewing: How to Gather the Easy Way

Today I’m going in on The Summer of Skills series over at Brassy Apple. I’m sharing my trick to how I gather all those princess dresses I make for my …

serger thread hack

I recently participated in a charity sewing event, and I brought my serger to use for the day. I was so amused by my fellow sewists’ reactions to my …

The Secret to Hemming Curved Edges

Look in your pattern to see how much of a seam allowance is allowed. Let’s say it allows for a 1″ hem. So you’d cut your pattern 1″ shorter than the …

All the dirt on gardening: Herbs

By <i>Jeanette Southam</i> • In <i>Crafts</i> • On <i>Tuesday 6th Oct, 2015</i><p>My garden has different herbs planted here and there. I must admit sometimes I forget where …

How to Throw an Epic but Easy Halloween Party

You don't have to raid the party supply store to throw a spirited Halloween bash. It can be as simple as throwing old white sheets over your furniture and crafting a handful of statement DIYs. We tapped DIY expert Erica Domesek, author and founder of the website P.S. — I Made This..., to combine …

24 Weddings That Really Brought The Wow Factor With Lighting

Unlike covering your wedding venue with towering floral arrangements, creative lighting can be surprisingly affordable. From uplighting to lanterns, image projections to illuminated backdrops, here are some of our favorite ideas that really bring the wow factor.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>How To Transform Your …

Weddings

Hardscaping 101: Metal Landscape Edging

Metal landscape edging is the little black dress of a garden: elegant, strong yet understated, tailored and timeless. A long-time design secret of …

These New Flip Flops Mold to Your Feet

A new pair of shoes can give us all the feels, from giddiness to confidence to the pain of breaking them in. But you don’t have to torture your tootsies to be trendy anymore. Foot Flops wants you to go footloose and fancy-free with heat-molded flip flops that form to <i>your</i> feet.<p>The Wyoming-based team …

16 Unique Alternatives to Popular Wedding Traditions

As many newly engaged ladies (and dudes!) know, wedding planning comes with a fair dose of opinions from everyone, and we mean <i>everyone</i> — your mom, your BFFs and even that distant aunt you haven’t spoken to in years. While many brides revel in classic wedding traditions, making these details more <i>you</i> …

9 Simple Ways to Start Living a More Minimal Lifestyle

A minimalist lifestyle is not for everyone. But in this hectic world, many of us are feeling that call — the yearning to have less, to spend less, to …

What Your Wedding Ring Says About You

Just like your engagement ring, your wedding ring is a beautiful reflection of who you are: your personality, style, and relationship. So what does yours say about you then? Well, let's find out!<p><b>A Perfect Match (to Your Engagement Ring)</b><p>You may not be a huge risk taker, but you do know what you want …

The 3 C's Of Entertaining

For fashion designer Lela Rose, no party is complete without them.<p>According her new book, <i>Prêt-A-Party</i>, Lela Rose doesn't need a special occasion to throw a fabulous fête. The fashion designer is the picture of 21st-century domesticity and a master of "occasion-less entertaining," as she puts it. …

Ideas for Your Napa Valley Bachelorette Party

If you're heading to California wine country for your bachelorette party, check out our recommendations for the best places to wine, dine, and relax in Napa Valley and Sonoma County!<p><b>Where to Stay</b><p>The Sunburst Calistoga is a newly renovated boutique hotel offering contemporary rooms that are bright, …