Amanda Scothern

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Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding

No matter what kind of wedding you're planning or what budget you're sticking to, chances are, you want to save money wherever and whenever you can! Even a small, intimate affair can become a drain on your finances. Since the best money-saving tips are learned by real brides, we asked women …

10 Good Reasons to Elope

We love everything about weddings here at Loverly: the gorgeous florals, the dresses, the bow ties and, most importantly, the gathering of friends and family. But sometimes we think a small wedding where only the vows and the couple matter might be just right. Considering a "just-for-us" wedding? …

Weddings

Elope: Pros and cons of skipping the wedding

Somewhere amid the chaos of wedding planning, a couple may find themselves imagining how much easier it would be to drop everything and head down to the courthouse to say "I do."<p>A couple's wedding day is supposedly all about them, but many married partners will tell you that isn't always the case. …

These Willow Gazebos Give New Meaning to "Living Rooms"

We'll take one of these in our backyard, please.<p>A willow tree and a gazebo are each beautiful on their own. But together, they create a truly breathtaking sight that makes for an unforgettable garden element. Artist Bonnie Gale specializes in creating these structures, which involve weaving the …

12 Easy Ways to Make Life Simple Again

<i>Life is not complicated. We are complicated. When we stop doing the wrong things and start doing the right things, life is simple.</i><p>Would you like to …

Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes

Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes are delicious chocolate cupcakes stuffed with Ferrero Rocher candy and topped with decadent Nutella frosting.<p>If you have seen …

The Most Colorful Cities In The World

No drab, gray skyscrapers here. We found beautiful photos of colorful city scenes and skylines from around the world.<p>Cape Town, South Africa<p>Jodhpur, India<p>St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada<p>Copenhagen, Denmark<p>Istanbul, Turkey<p>Burano, Venice, Italy<p>San Francisco, California<p>Pelourinho, …

Is this the most awesome wildlife picture ever taken?

<b>This photographer just captured the photo of a lifetime.</b><p>That poxy weasel piggybacking a ride from a woodpecker can do one – because this is the …

Wildlife

Creating a Sanctuary for Birds and Butterflies

Birds and butterflies are fun to watch in the garden and they play an important role pollinating flowers, helping control pests and scattering seeds. …

The Top Five Medicinal Herbs to Grow in Your Garden and How They Heal

Medicinal herbs are not only easy to grow but they can also be beautiful and health-promoting too. Here are my top five herbs to grow in your garden …

Herbs

16 Incredible Secret Swimming Spots In Britain

Dive in.<p>Suggestions inspired by <i>Wild Swimming</i> by Daniel Start. Get it for £16.99 from Wild Things Publishing.

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The best holiday treehouses in the UK

There’s something magical about treehouses – whatever your age. These arboreal boltholes will appeal to growns-ups who want to get close to nature without forgoing creature comforts<p>Brockloch Treehouse, near Kirkpatrick Durham, Dumfries and Galloway<p>Earlier this year we tipped Brockloch Treehouse …

Dining Rooms

The UK's best water gardens - Telegraph

Top 10: cities and places to visit in Scotland

1. Edinburgh<p>Linda Macdonald, Telegraph TraveI’s Edinburgh expert, writes: “It is not difficult to understand how local boy Robert Lewis Stevenson came to write Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, growing up as he did in a city of such extraordinary variety. From the history-soaked medieval Old Town to the …

Andy Mackenzie (@baldmack1966) | Twitter

<b>Andy Mackenzie</b> Retweeted<p>It's not just sadness...pic.twitter.com/MNSw8ofmDw<p>44 replies 1,135 retweets 1,485 likes<p>Sums up our season. You get what you …

How to attract bees to your garden

<b>1. Bee safe</b><p>Reduce - or preferably stop - using pesticides altogether. Garden chemicals containing the neonicotinoids thiacloprid and acetamiprid, which are still approved for home garden use, are available today at most garden centres and DIY stores. Read the label.<p><b>2. Offer a home</b><p>Add an insect …

Gardening

England's only wild beavers give birth - the first known new arrivals for the species in 400 years

The only colony of wild beavers left in England has had a litter of babies - the first to be bred in the country in almost 400 years, …

Wildlife

Forget Romance: Give me a Stubborn Love.

Our love is not romantic.<p>If romance is a grand gesture, weak knees, champagne and strawberries, then this is not our love.<p>We forget our anniversary. …

The beginning.....

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Baby’s Breath Flowers – How To Grow Baby’s Breath Plant In The Garden

By Becca Badgett<br>(Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden)<p>We’re all familiar with the baby’s breath plant (<i>Gypsophila paniculata</i>), from bridal …

Plants

Eye Candy: Lush Backyard Landscapes That Will Make You Forget The Grass

When planning out a backyard, most people immediately imagine grass. But why not think outside the box and try a grass-less yard? And the best part? …

Landscaping

Exploring ancient life in the Vale of Pewsey

<b>Our knowledge of the people who worshipped at Stonehenge and worked on its construction is set to be transformed through a new project led by the</b> …

10 Recipes for Starbucks' Secret Menu

Some people like their coffee black, some with milk and others in flavors best described as Frankensteinian. For those people, Starbucks—like any …