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15 Slow Cooker Recipes

Gallery15 Slow Cooker Recipes<p>It's no secret that slow-cooking can yield wonderful results with relatively minimal effort; just prepare the meat and let the flavors build for hours. And when you're done, you have something tender, succulent, and flexible for a variety of recipes.<p>Catch recipes for …

DIY Geometric Coasters

Make a set of geometric coasters for your coffee table using cork, paint and adhesive label paper. Free printable template included!<p>115<p>490

How-To: Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Candle Holders

Bring the natural beauty of the season into your home decor with these lovely DIY autumn leaf mason jar candle holders from Spark & Chemistry!<p>The best part: Is fall foliage already past peak color in your area? No problem! According to the tutorial, this project works well with both real and …


Where to Eat (and Drink and Sleep) in Boston

New England

Countdown to Baby: Things to do the month before baby arrives

Whether it’s your first baby or your fourth, the month before the little bundle of joy arrives can be a hectic one. There are so many things to do …


The 11 Paint Colors That Will Be Hot Next

The most popular paint colors now.<p>We went straight to the source — the paint companies — to find out what's happening now. Find out the popular paint color trends before anyone else does.

Ultimate Nachos with Beer-Braised Carnitas

Home > Recipes by Category > Appetizers & Snacks > Ultimate Nachos with Beer-Braised Carnitas<p>September 17, 2013 // 40 <i>Comments »</i><p>As far as I’m …


Cronuts - Part 1: How to Make the Dough -- Doughnut and Croissant Hybrid Recipe

How to Make a Traditional Tiramisu

Tiramisu is an Italian dessert typically made from ladyfinger pastries, espresso coffee, and mascarpone cheese. The name "Tiramisu" means …


27 Amazingly Easy One-Bowl Desserts

When baking can be this simple, why would you ever mess with multiple bowls?

Best Items For Your Baby Registry

<b>1. A Baby Carrier:</b><p>Go to a boutique baby store and look at baby carriers outside of their package. Try them on, and see which one you and your …


Pop Star! 25 Adorable Baby Shower Cake Pops


10 Best Books to Read While Pregnant

With the intimidating sea of books and information available on the topics of pregnancy, birth, and babies, it can be confusing and daunting to …


Five Easy Meals Every Woman Should Know How to Cook

Party food, business dinners, breakfast in bed and more!<p><i>*Note: If fresh seasonal fruits are sparse, try dipping dried fruits such as apricots, figs, apples, and dates.</i>

Tutorial: DIY maternity jeans that can go back to regular wear

Liz from Cotton & Curls guest blogs over at Say Yes to Hoboken! with a tutorial showing how to convert your favorite pair of jeans into maternity …

27 Foods That Identify As S'mores

And who are we to say otherwise?

Summer Books: 15 New Releases To Put On Your Reading List

These 15 new books for May include stirring new fiction from Isabel Allende, a memoir from a 6'7" librarian struggling with Tourette's syndrome, a hilarious novel of a young man's job as a bird tracker and more.

Chocolate Cupcakes with Toasted Marshmallow Frosting. Get the recipe:

Safe Skin Routine for Pregnancy » EVERY AVENUE LIFE

Let me tell you something, ladies!<p>It is a BITCH to find super natural, super safe things to use when you’re pregnant ( and not). You buy …

Skin Care

5 Reasons to Exercise Regularly Throughout Your Pregnancy

There are so many reasons to exercise throughout life, but while you are pregnant it's particularly important to keep moving. Even if you didn't …

Recipes during Pregnancy | Vintage Mixer

Pregnancy is a beautiful thing. I never longed to become pregnant or had a desire to go through the process but now that I am, I really can’t believe …

Healthy Eating

Manhattan Cocktail Classic 2013 -- The Most Decadent Cocktail Party in New York

The Manhattan Cocktail Classic Gala is a celebration of one of civilization's simplest creations -- varying combinations of alcohol, ice, sugar, and juice -- transformed through stirring, shaking, and sometimes finger twirling, into the mighty cocktail. Year after year the gala continues to be one …



Nutty finding: Olive oil, nuts can protect your brain - Vitals

A new study shows adding olive oil or nuts to that healthy diet can protect your brain.<p>It might seem against all logic, but adding a little olive oil or a handful of nuts to your diet each day may help keep your mind clear, researchers reported on Monday. It’s the same diet that’s also been shown …