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12 Sweet Hand Pies to Make for Dessert

What is it about mini desserts that makes them so irresistible? We can never get enough of these personal-sized sweets, so we’ve got a collection of 12 tasty hand pie recipes perfect for year-round baking. Not just for dessert, each petite pastry also makes for excellent after school (or work) …

15 Classic Lebanese Recipes You’ll Love

If you enjoy Spanish tapas and Greek cuisine and are looking to branch out, might we suggest exploring the related cuisine of Lebanon? Here, we’ve curated a selection of 15 classic Lebanese recipes for your enjoyment. Featuring everything from a rustic hummus to delicious donuts, there’s a little …

Are Your Man Hands Grossing Her Out?

So you’ve got strong hands. <i>Manly</i> hands. And maybe they’re <i>tough</i> hands, but that’s what happens to a guy like you. You’re lifting. You’re working …

Dry Skin

The Pits! 22 Natural Deodorants to Buy or DIY

Stinky? That’s the pits. We too could use some <i>deo</i> for the <i>B.O</i>., if you know what we mean… but we’re really down on all the potentially dangerous chemicals that are in just about every stick of deodorant at the drugstore. All-natural deodorants have come a long way in recent years, so you can smell …

Score! 37 Tailgating Recipes for Football Season

The best season of the year is finally here — football season! Even if you don’t have a team to cheer for, there’s one thing all humans can agree on: Tailgate food is an absolute touchdown in the grub world. Whether you’re a fan of the NFL, college ball or just drinking and eating in parking lots, …

Restoring an Eames-Style Plycraft Chair

Perhaps you’ve seen an Eames chair and thought you’d like one. If you’re not familiar with the brand, it’s a distinctly mid-century modern style of chair that somehow manages to still look great today. Unfortunately, this kind of classic styling and quality construction comes with a price tag in …

Sewing Tips: Smocking a Honeycomb Texture

Add gorgeous, eye-catching texture to solid fabrics with this honeycomb smocking tutorial that rensz shared on BurdaStyle.<p>Try it on your next sewing project! Click here to see how it’s done.

Sewing Tip: Finish a Waistband without Sewing by Hand

In many skirt or trouser patterns, the last step in the process often involves finishing the waistband by hand. And, while the sewing isn’t usually difficult, it can be pretty slow going, making it just about the last thing that most of us feel like doing at the very end of a project. But, there’s …

DIY Weddings: A Blogger’s Elegant Industrial Affair

With summer wedding season in full force, our DIY Weddings series is the place to be right now for brides who are planning their upcoming nuptials. I was putting the finishing touches on my own wedding just a little over three months ago. On March 29th, 2014, the very day 34 years ago that my …

18 Seafood Meals You Can Make on a Grill

We’re making extra space on our grill for some smashin’ seafood meals this summer. We know, most of us feel safer grilling a steak or even our breakfast, but the truth is that seafood grills up in minutes and is incredibly easy to get right. So save that steak and skip spaghetti night, because, …

Seafood

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

Five Ultimate Iced Tea Recipes

Celebrate summer’s ultimate thirst-quencher with these healthy mixers<p>Celebrate summer’s ultimate thirst-quencher with these healthy mixers<p>Iced tea is as much a part of summer as maxi dresses and movie sequels. But a lot of bottled teas load up on sugar or artificial ingredients—not so refreshing. …

5 Not-So-Obvious Mistakes Photographers Make When Starting a Business and How You Can Avoid Them

When starting your photography business it’s easy to get caught up in how good your portfolio looks, buying new equipment, or how many followers you …

The Esquire Guide to the World Cup

<b>So you're going to the World Cup.</b> Congratulations. Also: Good luck. Rio is among the world's most expensive cities, and that's before hundreds of thousands of people descended on it for a month, filling all of the stadiums, hotel rooms, bars, and restaurants. But you aren't going there to worry …

Stanislav Puchkovsky (aka Sean Archer) is a Master of Natural Light Portraits

Merely two years ago, Stanislav picked up his first camera: a Lumix G3 for $600. From that point forward his inspirational journey began. The …

Casting Negativity Aside And Growing As An Artist

<b>"Oh, so you're a photographer now...?"</b><p>It's a question I'm sure each of us has heard. Coming to us from a friend and/or family member that we haven't …

Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Polarizing Filters

A short while ago, I addressed the ins and outs of selecting and using a neutral density filter; to follow up on the basic theme of cool things you …

Synchronize Camera Raw Settings in Photoshop

Richard Harrington is the CEO of ThinkTAP and the Publisher of Photofocus.He is also the founder of RHED Pixel, a visual communications company based …

5 Tips for Dynamic Family Portraits

Shooting whole families can be a hassle: the kids are bored, the babies crying, the parents anxious, the grandparents falling asleep. Well, Michelle …

Wedding Photography Tips: Ryan Brenizer on How to Shoot Engagement Sessions

Leave it to none other than award-winning wedding photographer Ryan Brenizer to create a wonderful breakdown on how best to approach engagement …

17 easy-to-start seeds for beginner gardeners

Think you can't grow anything? Try these easy-to-grow seeds in your garden and you might begin to think you have a green thumb.<p>Starting your own …

Gardening

The Ultimate Guide to Bokeh

Bokehliscious photos. That is the ultimate goal for any photographer no matter the experience level. When "bokeh" is mentioned, the first thing that …

Depth Of Field

Directory of Culinary and Medicinal Herbs - Real Food

<i>From soothing aloe to spicy horseradish, subtle-sweet marjoram to savory thyme, discover the exceptional flavors and gentle healing capabilities of</i> …

Easy Kitchen Garden, Step by Step - Organic Gardening

In its simplest form, a kitchen garden produces fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs for delicious, healthy meals. A kitchen garden doesn’t have to be …

Gardening

Copycat Starbucks Lemon Loaf

Copycat Starbucks Lemon Loaf<p><b>Cook Time:</b> 45 mins<p><b>Total Time:</b> 45 mins<p><b>Yield:</b> 3 loaves<p>Ingredients<p>3 cups flour<br>• 1 t. baking soda<br>• 1 t. baking powder<br>• 1 t. salt<br>• 6 …

DIY Garden Signs and Garden Sign Sayings

DIY Garden Signs with 60+ Garden Sign Sayings<p>I have a touch of whimsy in me that loves to come out in my garden. These cute DIY Garden Signs are made …

Preparing For Gardening Season - A Little Work Now Pays Off Later!

There is really no way to describe the incredible feeling that a new gardening season brings.<p>Just the thought of those first seeds going into the …

Arch Shaped Clothes Hangers

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Tutorial: Asymmetrical knit sheath dress

Liz from Cotton & Curls shows how you can make this asymmetrical knit sheath dress. This is such a versatile dress! It can be worn to a fancy event …