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Ultimate Cleaning Tips & Tricks Guide: 31 Ideas For A Sparkling Home

Although cleaning the house is not my favorite activity, I always love the results. That feeling of accomplishment when you see the whole place …

Cure Color Shyness: 14 Real-life Fearless Paint Colors to Push Your Style

(Image credit: Janel Laban)<p>Feeling daring? Have a paint project planned this weekend and want to find a color that will really get you out of your …

How-To: DIY Button Rings With Kids

How-To: Rainbow Crocheted Nesting Baskets

In the market for pretty storage solutions? Check out this rainbow crocheted nesting baskets tutorial from CraftTuts+.<p>Ready to make your own? Grab your crochet hooks and head on over to CraftTuts+ to see the full how-to!

How-To: Fishtail Braided Friendship Bracelets

Add a bit of camp-inspired fun to your summertime crafting with this fishtail braided friendship bracelet tutorial from Carrots ‘n Spice!<p>[Via CraftGawker]


How-To: Crochet Letters

Tumblr user Handy Kitty shared patterns for crocheting every letter of the alphabet!<p>Use your left-over yarns of assorted colors to make these colorful alphabets, they are quick, easy – and fun, be creative and play with the letters to make up your own message :)<p>[via Starry Night Cat]<p><b>More:</b><p>Crochet …


Wire-Wrapped Words

Aug. 5-11: Sleep, Madness And Wild West Mythology

Let the Word Nerd Wars Begin

It Boggles the Mind<p>Scrabble is the best word-based board game, right? Perhaps not.<p>*<p>Science Explains: You Can “Go” In the Ocean<p>An editor from <i>Chemical</i> …

Are You Tired of Being Single?

Are you tired of being single, but wary of getting into another lousy (or worse) relationship, especially when you barely got out of the last one with your sanity in tact?<p>If it's true that "when you are in love, smoke gets in your eyes," and even more true that when you're betrayed, hurt and …

This Is The Molecule Responsible For Stress

Now scientists can create drugs to fit inside its structure precisely.<p>This little molecule is what stress looks like.<p>Researchers from Heptares Therapeutics, a drug company, have discovered the 3-D structure of a protein receptor that mediates our response to stress, according to a new study in …

RT @AmyAPPsychology: #psychat haha

total must read for all #psychat teachers! And so engaging


Remember looking through a kaleidoscope as a kid? It was like being a pirate on a treasure hunt, but instead of discovering unexplored land we were glancing into a world of brilliant beauty.<p>Most of the supplies needed for this great project can be found in your home — some of them are even …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

Vintage Crate Succulent Planter - A Golden Afternoon: Simplified Home Living

I have mentioned before that I LOVE old things. The term that is popular right now is “vintage” which sounds cool and everything but before it became …


26 Creative Ways to Plant a Vertical Garden

As long as you've got a blank wall or a bare fence, you can tend edibles, annuals, even perennials with these vertical gardening ideas.<p>As long as …

Mouse Study Shows How Exercise Eases Anxiety

Researchers at Princeton University have found that exercise creates excitable new brain cells — but turns them off when necessary.<p>Until now, …

wind-up paper butterflies are my fave (guest post from amelia)

<i>I had a baby so I’ve invited some fave guests to take over for me while I spend time with the little guy. Today’s post is from super crafter and cute</i> …

DIY Cardboard Bed

My youngest son can really immerse himself in role-play with his action figures, Legos, and even stuffed animals. I love seeing him bring his …


How To: Crochet Your Own Bowser Shell For A Pet Turtle

It's ever turtle's dream to be big and tough like Bowser. And now, thanks to this guide from Squirrel Picnic, you can make your own little Bowser …

Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills

The web is a powerful resource that can easily help you learn new skills. You just have to know where to look. Sure, you can use Google, Yahoo, or …

RT @AmyAPPsychology: #psychat ... haha

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!

Inspiration: MYK Pom-Pom Chair

Ever find yourself with the insatiable desire to make ALL OF THE POM-POMS IN THE WORLD? Yes? Then you’ll probably like this pom-pom chair from German designer MYK.<p>I don’t know about you, but I feel some serious de-stashing coming on!

For the Love of Fiber

How To Build A Stockpile of Good Writing Ideas

Returning to old scraps of your writing ideas is one of the best ways to cure writer’s block. That’s why it’s important to write everything down: the …

The Surprising Science Behind Hoarding

129<p>SHARES<p>Orange-juice containers, newspapers, six-pack cardboard carriers, plastic and paper bags, green compost bins, pill bottles, rain gear, old</i> …