Sandy Baxter

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9 DIY Cinder Block Gardens That Will Make You Want to Grab Your Gardening Tools

With the weather warming up, it’s time to embrace your green thumb. Break out your gloves, shovels and seeds, and get ready to garden your heart out! Whether you’re looking to boost your health with an edible garden or show off your love for Mother Nature with a rose garden, cinder block gardening …

Ornamental Grass 101

As gardeners have discovered the beautiful structure, admirable hardiness, and unique colors of ornamental grasses, these plants have jumped into the …

This Adorable Tiny Car Is Actually A Bike

The PodRide has headlights, a trunk, a roof–and even a motor.<p>After he got tired of biking to work in Sweden’s cold, wet winters, engineer Mikael Kjellman decided to redesign his bicycle. He took inspiration from fabric-covered bike trailers made for children–and decided to make an adult version, …

Make This: You Need A Solid Work Bench

The heart of a workshop is the bench. It's the base where everything is made so it need to be solid and easy to use. Here's a great tutorial on …

Workbenches

The 7 core fly fishing knots

Yes, you have to know a few more than seven knots to cover all of fly fishing, but these seven form the core. With them, the fly rodder can fish …

Fishing

Make 7 Healthy Chicken Crockpot Freezer Meals in Under an Hour!

Do you want to eat healthy dinners without having to slave away in the kitchen? Healthy freezer crockpot meals are your answer!! Here’s how I prepped …

Roundup: 11 Irresistible Garden Sheds and Greenhouses

Although they’re inherently practical, there’s something luxurious about garden sheds and outbuildings. As extra spaces, they’re not required to meet …

Articles about 5 comfortable decks on Dwell.com - Dwell

Better your home's indoor/outdoor connection with one of these DIY deck kits.<p>Aldo Cibic, Yves Behar, Kelly Wearstler, Marcel Wanders, and Johanna Grawunder discuss their earliest design memories, favorite...<p>On my final day in Glasgow, and alas my final day in Scotland, I got straight up, tossed a …

Palm Springs

13 Stylish Poufs That Will Completely Transform Your Space

These chic poufs make a beautiful addition to any room.<p>These chic poufs make a beautiful addition to any room, and can serve double duty as extra seating or a foot rest.

Artist Spent a Year in the Woods Creating Mysterious Sculptures

Deep in the woods of southern France, artist Spencer Byles transformed the forest into a mysterious wonderland through a series of spectacular, organic sculptures. Byles spent a year immersed in the woodlands of La Colle sur Loup, Villeneuve-Loubet, and Mougins for this ambitious project. …

12 Unexpected Uses For Vodka

Forget about martinis and vodka sodas, these surprising uses for vodka are about to change how you look at liquor<p><i>Getty Images</i><p>It's time to rethink how you use vodka. Sure, the spirit is still perfectly capable of creating potent adult beverages, but these new uses for the liquor may leave you …

Cleaning

John Legend - All of Me (Edited Video)

11 Incredible Photography Tips That Have Nothing to Do with the Camera You Use

The great team at Artifact Uprising has created a strong list of tips by some of the top mobile photographers on Instagram. Having been engulfed in …

Mobile Photography

How to Make the Most of Your Slow Cooker

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Your weeknights just got infinitely better.</i> <i>Stay tuned for our collection all about slow cooking on</i><p>Weeknights weren’t made for slow braises and roasts; …

This Fixer-Upper Got a Colorful New Look

To say the very least. This article originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com<p>Artist Kat O'Sullivan has a penchant for colorful patchwork. In fact, as the creator and purveyor of whimsical clothing and sewing patterns, she's made the cheery style her life's work. So when she bought this 1840's …

Peeling Butternut Squash Just Got Infinitely Easier, Thanks To Your Microwave

Butternut squash is one of the great joys of the fall, but peeling it is also one of the worst chores. The rock hard skin is basically impenetrable. Trying to slice through the squash and peel the skin off is so difficult, we're all too often tempted to just buy pre-cut squash at the store.<p>Pre-cut …

Negative Space in Photography

You already know a great deal about the composition choices that I make. You know my thoughts on what matters most in photography, the rule of …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Microwave Could Do

It goes way beyond just heating up your food.<p><b>1. Give your plants a boost</b>Sterilize soil for growing seedlings by heating it up in the microwave first. Colorado State University horticulturist Laura Pottorff suggests filling plastic containers with a thin layer of soil and microwaving them for 90 …

5 Mansions With Major Dream House Potential

They might not be the prettiest homes on the block, but they're certainly affordable.<p>For anyone who gets weak in the knees over the idea of a fixer-upper, this is for you: All these five mansions, featured on Zillow, need are a little love and care to transform them back to their former glory. With …

31 Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas Inspired By TV & Movie Characters

Costume ideas that you can shop your own closet for.<p>When it's down to the proverbial wire and the Halloween shop has a line longer than the Whitney during the Jeff Koons exhibit, these TV and film characters provide apt inspiration to shop your closet for the perfect costume.

Swimwear

21 Problems You Can Solve With Baking Soda

Seriously, store a box of this stuff in every room of your house.<p>Sure, it's a pro at making chewy chocolate chip cookies, but baking soda's real claim-to-fame is its power to freshen and clean many spots in your home. It's a super-effective (but gentle) abrasive and is a great natural deodorizer, …

Wal-Mart: Morgan wasn't wearing seatbelt in crash

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and other people in a limousine struck from behind by a Wal-Mart truck on a highway in June are at …

Benches

Project info<p>This series of benches started out as an observation of the nature of in-camera multiple exposures and the uniformity of everyday objects in my environment. Over the years the project has grown into a exploration of the similarity and variation of benches and their immediate …

Inside a School Bus-Turned-Cabin

Have you ever wondered what the coolest way to upcycle an old school bus might be? This bus renovated into a cabin could be your answer. This article originally appeared on countryliving.com.<p>While finishing up his master's degree in architecture at the University of Minnesota, Hank Butitta wanted …