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Upcycled Sweater Slipper Boots

A Teeny House Filled With Clever, Space-Saving Contraptions

Trap doors and secret passages are usually associated with moldy, ancient castles or creaky old money manor houses, but Spanish architecture firm …

Chocolate-Malt Cake

10 Servings<p>Prep Time: 1 min<p>Total Time: 20 min<p>September 2010Print<p>Ingredients<p>Chocolate-Malt Crumbs<p>2/3 cup Milk Crumbs (click for recipe)<p>6 tablespoons Ovaltine Chocolate Malt Mix<p>1 1/2 ounces high-quality white chocolate (such as Lindt or Perugina), chopped<p>Malt-Fudge Sauce<p>1 1/3 cups Ovaltine Chocolate …

Coconut Southern Comfort Layer Cake

16 to 20 Servings<p>In this classic coconut layer cake, coconut makes an appearance three different ways.<p>February 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Cake<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>2 3/4 cups cake flour plus more for pans<p>2 1/2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut (not reduced-fat)<p>1 tablespoon baking powder<p>2 teaspoons …

Dessert

Magnetic Fishing Game for Kids Craft Tutorial

I like to carry things in my purse to keep kids entertained when we are stuck somewhere boring. (Tire shop, anyone?)<p>This magnetic fishing game is …

Best DIY Recipe For Homemade Febreze - Air Freshener

We all love Febreze Air Freshener but it can sometimes be expensive. Why not make your own <b>DIY Febreze Fabric Freshener</b> and save some money! <i>You may</i> …

Tutorial: DIY fabric lacing cards

Jessica from Cutesy Crafts shows how you can make a set of fabric lacing cards. They’re a great quiet toy for a young child and would make a nice …

Portuguese Baked Eggs

6 Servings<p>Baked eggs are great for brunch, and this recipe is no exception. But with a green salad, it’s also hearty and satisfying enough to double as dinner.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup olive oil<p>3 bell peppers, any color, thinly sliced<p>1 medium red onion, thinly sliced<p>2 beefsteak tomatoes, …

Yeasted Brown-Butter Waffles

8 Servings<p>Once you make the batter, all you need to do the next morning is plug in the waffle iron.<p>November 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¾ cup (1½ sticks) unsalted butter plus more for serving<p>2 cups warm whole milk<p>½ cup buttermilk<p>2 tablespoons sugar<p>1 ¼-oz. envelope active dry yeast (about 2¼ tsp.)<p>1¼ …

Breakfast

Gluten-Free Raspberry-Ginger Muffins

Makes 12 Servings<p>Prefer a different berry? Feel free to swap it in.<p>January 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>1½ teaspoon baking powder<p>½ teaspoon kosher salt<p>1½ cups plus 1 Tbsp. gluten-free all-purpose flour<p>1 large egg<p>1 cup (packed) light brown sugar<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, …

Recipes

Drop-Biscuit Pear and Dried Cherry Cobbler

8 Servings<p>Not a big baker? This dessert is for you. The simple topping can be made in one bowl and results in an airy, tender biscuit no matter your skill level.<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>pear filling<p>6 medium Bosc pears (about 3 lb.), peeled, cored, cut into ½” pieces<p>1 cup dried tart cherries<p>⅔ …

Baking

Nature Crafts for Kids

Let young crafters take inspiration from their natural surroundings. With a little imagination, flowers, leaves, twigs, and shells can be transformed into works of art.<p>Kids will love creating these one-of-a-kind seashell koalas out of scallop and clam shells.

Turn a Vintage Painting into a Cabinet

Step-by-step instructions for crafting a piece of art into a useful storage space<p>Step-by-step instructions for crafting a piece of art into a useful …

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How to Dye Easter Eggs with Silk Ties

I posted this tutorial a few years ago and it has become somewhat of a tradition to bring it back every year! One of our family Easter traditions is …

DIY Photo Clipboards

Looking for a unique way to display your favorite photos? Learn how to make these <b>DIY Photo Clipboards</b> to show off those gorgeous shots! You can also …

Frankie Magazine Contribution

A little contribution we made to the latest Frankie Magazine. Beautiful photo by the talented Hilary Walker. Much more eye candy and fun things in …

Faceted Vase DIY + Free Template

I love the modern look when paper gets folded in facets. This modern paper vase tutorial is really easy to make and you can just slip it over a glass …

Stunningly Elegant Handcrafted Eco Friendly Tiny Cabin by the Lake

Stunningly Elegant Handcrafted Eco Friendly Tiny Cabin by the Lake<p>This woodworking family built this beautiful tiny cabin from the ground up. They …

Historic Duluth Armory

West Coast apocalypse: How “earthquake storms” could devastate California

<b>The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, in the vicinity of Post St. and Grant Ave. (Wikimedia/photo tinting by Salon)</b><p>A major earthquake wouldn’t just be disastrous in its own right — it could trigger an even deadlier chain reaction<p>John Dvorak<p>February 15, 2014 7:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Earthquake …

Wooly Moly: 24 DIY Felt Projects

We admit it. In the past, we weren’t quite sure how we felt about… well, felt. It’s been involved in its fair share of twee projects. But here at Brit + Co., we know that most materials have an underlying awesomeness to them. To prove it, a lineup of felt’s best looking DIYs.<p>1. Three Bead Necklace: …

How to: Make a DIY Modern Concrete Fire Pit from Scratch

<i>There's no doubt about the cheer. Beside your fire you live in a private, glowing little world. All around you, fire shapes dance across rocks and</i> …

Closing The 'Word Gap' Between Rich And Poor

<b>Listen · 6:29</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>In the early 1990s, a team of researchers decided to follow about 40 volunteer families — some poor, some middle class, some rich — during the first three years of their new children's lives. Every month, the researchers recorded an hour of sound …

Architect's Dream House: Less Than 200 Square Feet

<b>Listen · 7:14</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>A Look Inside Macy Miller's Tiny House<p>You might think going through a divorce and losing your home to foreclosure would be hard to bounce back from, and they are, but <i>Tell Me More</i> caught up with a woman who beat the odds and built a new home for …

One Skill That Will Boost Your Value By Fifty Percent in 2014

If you’d like to substantially boost your value as a business professional in 2014, billionaire Warren Buffett has some advice: master the art of public speaking. Buffett once told a class of business students that he would pay anyone in the room $100,000 for 10 percent of their future earnings. If …