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Secret tips and tricks from Disney moms (plus a dad)

<i>By Laura Begley Bloom</i><p>EVERY YEAR, thousands of moms, grandmoms (and even a few dads and granddads) from around the globe compete to get one of the 50 …

How-To: Oversized Cross Stitch Canvas Art

The art of oversized cross stitch has been gaining popularity over the last few years. We’ve seen it stitched up and even painted onto pegboards because it provides an perfect grid of evenly spaced holes. If you’re not a fan of the peg board look, but are still into stitching something large, this …

These Beautiful Paper Pics Have Us Reeling

From expert makers to fantastic photographers and artists, we’re all about creative types. But the really amazing crafters, the ones who have special places in our hearts, are the ones who do something entirely different, entirely unexpected and ridiculously gorgeous.<p>That’s what we found when we …

DIY in the New Year: Knitting Basics

If learning to knit is on your to-do list for 2015, this fully illustrated knitting basics post from Max on Design Sponge is definitely a good place to start.<p>In Max’s helpful guide, you’ll learn everything you need to know to get started—making a slip knot, casting on, working a knit stitch, and …

How-To: Pinecone Owls

Whooooo’s got crafty kids? Keep little hands occupied this holiday season with this fun and adorable tutorial and free printable pinecone owls template from Lia Griffith!<p>I just love those little felt faces! Predictably, the especially cranky-looking one is my favorite.

Crafting

Mesmerizing Videos of Ballerinas Preparing Their Pointe Shoes

Hours of crunching, sewing, and ripping go into readying a piece of footwear that lasts for just one performance.<p>I think I've found my ASMR trigger: watching YouTube videos of ballet dancers preparing their pointe shoes.<p>Don't get me wrong, I like the actual ballet well enough. But there's something …

How-To: Kraft Paper Snail Costume

This adorable snail costume from Oh Happy Day is a super cheap and easy to make. Not convinced that being a snail is awesome? You’ve got to watch DreamWorks Animation’s film, <i>Turbo.</i> It’s a story about a garden snail who gets the power of super-speed and races in the Indianapolis 500. A little far …

Dove's Self-Esteem Project: Who Do You #FeelBeautifulFor?

Did you know that you can change your daughter's perception of herself by simply changing the way you view your own body? This morning, Dove released a new film called <i>Legacy</i> as part of their ongoing Self-Esteem Project. The short documentary highlights how important it is for mothers to feel …

Recipe: Chocolate Pumpkin Bread

It’s September, so that means fall flavors are fair game, right? Right! Satisfy your bread-for-breakfast craving with this delicious-looking chocolate pumpkin bread recipe from A Beautiful Mess.<p>Make a batch this weekend! Click here to see how it’s done.

Fall Craft Ideas for Preschool { activities & book lists too}

This huge list of fall craft ideas for preschool will take you from back-to-school to the holidays. There are apple crafts, pumpkin printing, …

75 Summer Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

Master these ultimate summer dishes and eat well through September.<p><b>Just because we're not in the mood to fire up the oven</b> to make brisket in the summer doesn't mean we're off the hook when it comes to warm weather meals. Nope, when it comes to summertime, there are <i>definitely</i> some classics that just …

Cooking

22 Brilliant Homemade Cleaning Products

Spring is in the air… and so are all the dust bunnies that have been multiplying under your bed all winter. However, cleaning with harsh chemicals can be even more dangerous than those dirty dishes in the sink. We love a good cleaning hack, and this post is full of genius, natural and homemade …

Cleaning

Meatless Monday: Healthy Mexican Casserole with Roasted Corn and Peppers

Cooking

Inside an Attic Room-Turned-Gentleman's Bathroom

An attic room is transformed.<p>In his New Jersey farmhouse, Dan Ruhland transformed a sitting room into a masculine bath and dressing room.

Interior Design

Best Worst Fuel Economy for Cars, SUVs, and Trucks

Rank<p>Make & Model<p>Overall mpg<p>City mpg<p>Highway mpg<p>FUEL-EFFICIENT HATCHBACKS Overall mpg = 38 or higher<p>1<p>139*<p>135*<p>141*<p>2<p>133* / …

Make-Ahead Meals For Easy Family Dinners

The key to making weeknight dinners a breeze is finding recipes that allow you to prep components in advance. Taking an hour on Sunday to tackle some preliminary chopping and cooking will save you precious time during the week.<p>It's 5:45 and you've just walked in the door. The kids are starving and …

The Scary Side of Acetaminophen

ER visits from pain meds are more common than you think. The worst part: You may not know you're putting yourself in harm's way<p>You may be hitting the bottle too hard and not even know it. Each year about 8 percent of the 100 million Americans who take acetaminophen visit the ER for accidentally …

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep | Mattress Reviews - Consumer Reports News

In 2012, Americans spent an astounding $32.4 billion on sleep-related aids, according to the Wall Street Journal. Searching for a better way, the …

30 Easy Crock Pot Recipes for the Lazy Chef

For the last several weeks, we’ve been helping you prepare for winter’s bitter chill with stylish coats, touchscreen-friendly gloves, and warm DIY accessories. To help further offset this season’s nasty temps and keep you warm from the inside out, here are 30 easy crock pot recipes that will …

Cars With Best-In-Class Cargo Capacity and Fuel Economy

With today's ever changing gas prices, many car buyers are opting to trade cargo space for fuel economy by purchasing a smaller vehicle than they …

Classic Gingersnap Cookies

They’re gooey, they’re spicy, they’re gingersnaps! We know we’ll be baking a batch of this classic Christmas cookie this holiday.<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>baking soda ( 2 teaspoons )<br>• egg ( 1 large )<br>• light brown sugar ( 1/2 cup )<br>• unsulphured molasses ( 1/3 cup )<br>• granulated sugar ( 1/2 cup )<br>• all-purpose …

Easy, Healthy and Hearty: Roasted Fall Veggies with Cheddar Polenta Squares

Sometimes I throw together easy dinners, like the quinoa-stuffed bell peppers that I posted yesterday, and they don't receive much fanfare at home. I …

Food

DIY Pineapple Costume

Pineapple

How-To: Mermaid Costume

Looking for a last-minute DIY costume for your little princess of the sea? Check out this fun Ariel-inspired mermaid costume video tutorial that Celina from Petit a Petit and Family shared on The Sewing Rabbit!<p>Head over to The Sewing Rabbit for more information and to see even more fun photos of …

Walt Disney Company

9 Amazing Pumpkin Recipes

Craving all pumpkin, all the time right about now? Then you’ll want to try every single one of these tasty dishes

Gougères

Makes about 50 Servings<p>These delicate cheese puffs always impress. Once you get the hang of the dough, you’ll serve them at every opportunity.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>6 tablespoons (¾ stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces<p>¾ teaspoon kosher salt<p>Pinch of nutmeg<p>1¼ cups all-purpose flour<p>4 large eggs<p>…

How to Buy, Store, and Cook Butternut Squash, in Season in Autumn

From soups and sides to bread pudding and cakes, here are 24 butternut squash you should be making all fall and winter long.<p>Is your sweater on? Check. Have a scarf around your neck? Check. Are your feet bundled up in boots and warm woolen socks? Affirmative. Then allow us to state the obvious: It's …

Healthy Breakfast Ideas: 17 Healthy, Autumn-Inspired Recipes (Pumpkin, Pomegranates, Pecans & More)

Autumn has some true culinary stars.<p>Apples, roasted winter vegetables and pumpkin-flavored everythings tend to steal the show come dinner and dessert. Not often enough, in our opinion, do these ingredients make their way into our morning meals. But breakfast is an ideal time to feature fall's best …

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15 Unconventional Summer Salads

Who says salads need to be all about greens? While we love us a huge bowl of arugula dressed in lemon, olive oil, salt, pepper, and parmesan, there’s a whole rainbow of creative and colorful salad recipes out there. Here are 15 of our favorites. Happy summer salad-ing!<p>1. Cuban Avocado, Watercress, …