Sarah Lockwood

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Chocolate Donuts

I’m a little late to the cake doughnut party. In fact, this Chocolate Donuts recipe is my first doughnut recipe on the site. Thankfully, this is …

Dessert

I lived in Europe for 5 years — these are the places I tell all my friends to visit

But it usually makes for an experience that exposes you to something new and leaves an impression for years after.<p>I was lucky enough to live in Zurich, Switzerland, for five years when I was younger. Because of its central location in Europe, Zurich made it easy to explore the rest of the continent.<p>…

European Travel

50 Fun, Cheap Dates (That Aren’t Netflix)

1. Cheer on an amateur sports team in your city. It’s just as fun as supporting a Real Team but tickets are dirt cheap. My city’s non-pro baseball …

Istanbul Led Me Back to Cairo

I grew up in a traditional-to-borderline-religious Muslim family in the heart of Cairo, Egypt. The idea of traveling around the world, let alone traveling by myself, was never a subject for discussion.<p>And why would I need to travel the world? I lived in the heart of the beacon of civilization; a …

Imperialism

21 Photos That Will Make You Want To Visit Cuba

These changes will make it easier for Americans to travel to Cuba, and that's great news for Americans, because Cuba is full of gorgeous beaches, historic architecture, and incredible natural landscapes teeming with wildlife.

Cuba

The Only Brownie Mix You'll Ever Need This Holiday

Eggs and flour transform chocolate-hazelnut spread into these subtly sweet, cakey brownies. You'll be so amazed how easy this recipe is, that you'll …

The Best Thing To Ever Happen To Mornings: Breakfast Nachos

Just let this happen.<p>Put an egg on absolutely anything and call it breakfast. That means putting an egg on top of this melty mixture of warm corn …

Breakfast
Knitting

Paleo Baking Recipes, Tips, Tricks

When you follow a Paleo diet, you rely on lean proteins, fresh fruits and veggies, and healthy fats from foods like nuts and avocados. Generally speaking, you ditch processed foods, grains, sugar, and all unnatural ingredients.<p>But does that mean you have to also ditch baking tasty treats? Nope! Not …

Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala, Moroccan-Spiced Carrot Hummus, Baked Potato Casserole & Savory Oatmeal Cookies

Slow cooked meals, side dishes, and cookies – oh my! What are you making in the kitchen this weekend? Try busting out your slow cooker and make …

Cooking

Rocky Pond pattern by Susan Mills

Published in<p>Classic Elite #9219, Maple Hill Farm<p>Craft<p>Knitting<p>Category<p>Sweater → Pullover<p>Published<p>February 2013<p>Suggested yarn<p>Classic Elite Yarns …

150-4 Little Red Riding Slippers pattern by DROPS design

DROPS 150-4<br>DROPS design: Pattern no ee-479<p>Yarn group E<p>Size:<br>US: 5/6½ - 7½/8½ - 9/10<br>EU: 35/37 - 38/39 – 40/42<br>Foot length: 22-24-26 cm / 8 3/4”-9½“-10 …

The 16 Most Beautifully Touching Love Letters From Famous Writers And Artists

1. Allen Ginsburg to poet Peter Orlovsky:<p>Dear Petey:<p>O Heart O Love everything is suddenly turned to gold! Don’t be afraid don’t worry the most …

It’s Really Hard To Let Go Of The People You’ve Cared About

My friends and I do a lot of talking about boys. I’m not afraid to admit it, it’s true. In our defense, we do have very witty and intelligent …

This Is How You Love An Introvert

Make eye contact as frequently as possible. You should learn to know each earthy rim of her irises better than your own, so that when she doesn’t …

5 Reasons to Eat More Pumpkin

For many years, pumpkin seemed to be relegated to the ranks of Halloween decorations and the occasional pie, but lately it’s moved on to the dinner …

Interview Series – Treeline Treenut Cheese

<b>“I could never be vegan. I love cheese way too much.”</b><p>How many times have you heard that? You might have said it yourself. We do love cheese. Even as …

Moscow Coat pattern by Vladimira Ilkovicova

Craft<p>Knitting<p>Category<p>Published<p>June 2013<p>Suggested yarn<p>Blue Sky Alpacas Bulky<p>Yarn weight<p>Bulky (7 wpi)<p>Gauge<p>18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches<br>in …

How to Check Your Air Conditioner Before Calling for Service

Of course, it would be the hottest day of the year that your air conditioner stops working! Getting it serviced can be expensive, and you'll just …

Vintage Revivals

Happy Monday my friends! You may or may not know that about a year and 1/2 ago I posted a really through tutorial for painting concrete/cement. …

Willy Wonka

Chevron Baby Blanket in Merino pattern by Purl Soho

Published in<p>Craft<p>Knitting<p>Published<p>November 2012<p>Suggested yarn<p>Yarn weight<p>Bulky (7 wpi)<p>Gauge<p>3 stitches = 1 inch<br>in Garter stitch<p>Needle size<p>US 11 - 8.0 mm<p>…

The new features you need to know about in Windows 8.1

Microsoft's update to its Windows operating system delivers a handful of new features. These tips and tricks will help you get started.<p>Windows 8 received mixed reviews when it was released last October. Critics blasted Microsoft for its dramatically redesigned user interface and removing the famous …

Sunday reading: Domino magazine is back (as an ecommerce site) - what do you think? http://www.poppytalk.com/2013/10/sunday-reading-theyre-back-domino-30.html

Tutorial: French cuff and boatneck Lady Skater variation

Ruby from Zaaberry shows how she made her French cuff and boatneck variation on the Lady Skater dress (pattern by Kitschy Coo). Both variations are …

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

Tutorial: Drape a front bodice sloper

Justine from Sew Country Chick is making me want to get a dress form! Her newest series is all about draping and drafting your own patterns. Today, …

A Handmade Handbag, From A New Matchmaking Site For Makers

The site We’ve connects artisans and buyers, for a new angle on products like this Pythagorean Purse.<p>Take a stroll through the world’s artisan fairs or flea markets (there are a lot) and you’ll find that one-of-a-kind crafts present an easy escape from big-box stores and dime-a-dozen consumer …

How-To: DIY Tiki Torches

For those trying to make the most of what’s left of the warm weather this year, here is a great tutorial by Sugar & Charm on making homemade tiki torches from glass bottles.<p>[via Wattlebird]

Crafting

QUINOA CAULIFLOWER PATTIES

Rinse the quinoa. Put the quinoa and 2 cups water in a medium pot. Bring it up to a boil, add a pinch of salt and pepper, turn it down to a simmer …

Recipes

How to Thicken Frosting

Most of the time, when we think of frosting, we think of something sweet with a thick, smooth and spreadable consistency. Frosting can be very thin, …