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10 New-To-Me Trader Joe’s Favorites

What are your go-to items at Trader Joe’s? The store is great for stocking up on basics like cereal and milk, of course, but it’s also a black hole …

Rebooting Industrial Era Seating

My heart sank when I thought about how this space—a cemetery—resembled the classroom space I designed for my very first class of fourth graders. The …

Pedagogy

Nutella Swirled Banana Bread

Today is World Nutella Day! You can eat it straight from the jar but, if you want to get fancy, I’m excited to say that we’ll be featuring …

Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies

Our month of chocolate desserts wouldn’t be complete without (you guessed it) chocolate chip cookies. So today, we’re featuring a jazzed up recipe …

Let’s Make Mocktails!

Over the past few years, as I've shared dozens of cocktail recipes here on the blog, I've heard your cries for more mocktails. If you aren't familiar …

ABM Studio: The Kitchen (Complete!)

Even though it's my firm belief that you can never really label a room as "done", it feels amazing to have completed this giant project!<p>Giving this …

Our Costa Rica Rental House

We've received lots and lots of questions about the rental house we stayed in during our vacation to Costa Rica, so I'd like to share a little tour …

DIY Midcentury-Style Plant Stand

Hey, it's Mandi! You guys, this project is so easy I almost feel like I shouldn't be calling it a project. It's a pretty simple concept that's not …

The Ultimate Bloody Mary

I am <i>owning</i> this long weekend. It’s like all of a sudden I decided to have a social life. Imagine that!! A couple BBQs, a birthday party, a baseball …

Yes, You Need to Hand Wash Your Cashmere (Don’t Dry Clean!)

contrary to popular belief, dry cleaning cashmere can actually be bad for the life of your sweater. the toxic chemicals used in dry cleaning can break down the fibers, and deodorant may cause discoloration. turns out, you should really be hand washing cashmere (it’ll be much softer too), so we asked Gwen Whiting and Lindsey Boyd from The Laundress for their advice. here, they break it down for us…<p>De-pill delicate knits using the The Laundress New York® for J.Crew sweater comb by stroking firmly …

Layered Caramel Crunch Pops

2.8K<p>SHARES<p>I have a weakness for frozen desserts, namely Drumsticks (these homemade ones I made a while back are unreal) and anything involving …

THE BRAID PARADE

hair<p>all photos by Kristin Ess<p>Correct me if I’m wrong, but Instagram <i>was</i> created just for posting braids, right? Okay maybe not but at least that’s …

Why The Best SPFs Come From Asia

Korean women have an extreme relationship with the sun — that shimmering ball of death in the sky — and are taught to avoid it at all costs. An …

Skin Care

This New Target Collab Gives Your Home A High Shine

Sure, Fashion Week may be looming, but let it be known that other important goings on are going on. This is the time of year when all our favorite …

Grand designs for a flat fee: These six sites will help you decorate your home

Interior designer might sound like a job ready-made for a rom-com heroine, but it’s a profession you can earn credentials for and that is a crucial …

Southwestern Baked Eggs

Baked eggs is one of those dishes that I just plain forget about. Knowing how to make a great baked egg is one of those kitchen tricks everyone …

30 Reasons To Go Nail-Polish Shopping Now

A new season calls for a beauty-bag overhaul. That includes your makeup, your hairstyle, and, of course, your nails. Before the mercury even starts …

Trends

Rucksack No. 21

A friend has this bag, and I admired it from across the room. From Fjällräven, but made of their G-1000 waxed poly-cotton fabric with leather straps, …

Best Water Activities Kids Love in Grand Cayman

<i>Grand Cayman (Flickr: Pete Markham)</i><p>The largest of three Cayman Islands in the Caribbean, Grand Cayman is a water lover's paradise with a plethora of family-friendly activities and attractions at majestic beaches with ocean water as clear as a swimming pool. Swimming with stingrays and snorkeling in …

Pumpkin Thumbprint Cookies

I love thumbprint cookies because of the obvious reasons (sugar! butter!), but also because the process of making them is a real …

Lemon Ricotta Cookies with Lemon Glaze

Recipe courtesy of<p>Show:<p>Episode:<p>Total:2 hr 50 minPrep:15 minInactive:2 hr 20 minCook:15 min<p>Yield:44 cookies<p>Level:Easy<p>Nutritional AnalysisPer …

7 Bottles of Sparkling Wine to Drink Year Round

Sparkling wine usually means there’s a special occasion to be toasted: anniversaries, holidays, yet another one of your friends getting hitched...But it’s time for that to change. Ordering takeout for a long night in with your glowing TV screen? I’ve got an extra brut for you. Thinking about …

26 Trader Joe's Beauty Products That Are Actually Amazing

We don't know about you, but when we go to Trader Joe's, we tend to fill a cart (or two) to the brim with a whole lot more than frozen pizzas and …

The 50 Most Delicious Brownie Recipes

Best French Toast: The Only Baked French Toast Recipe You Need

Baked French toast | iStock.com<p><i>Stop wasting time in the kitchen. We’ve found the best recipes for your favorite foods, from burgers to breakfast</i> …

Dine & Dash: 10 Speedy Dinners For Busy Families

When everyone in the family is running in different directions, it's nice to have a few speedy dinner recipes in your back pocket. From pasta to tacos, these family-friendly meals will have you in-and-out of the kitchen in no time!<p><b>1. Orecchiette with Sausage and Broccoli</b><p>Sometimes it seems …