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The One Thing I Wish I Knew Before Painting My Thrifted Furniture

There are plenty of reasons to shop antique and thrifted furniture over what’s available in catalogs and online—the lower prices and one-of-a-kind …

Home Improvement

10 Tools Every Marketer Should Know About

Steve Jobs once said: <i>“Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have a faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.”</i><p>Not sure what tools Mr. Jobs had in mind but here’s a list of tools that can help any marketer …

Marketing

How to Install Crown Molding

Are you looking for ways to add ambiance and value to your home for little work at moderate cost? Then consider installing crown molding. After all, …

50 Bridal Websites You Can't Live Without

Take a break from your wedding Pinterest boards and branch out into other awesome bridal websites! And yes, there are plenty of other online resources for all your pre-wedding planning needs. We've rounded up the top wedding sites that help with every aspect of your big day, from invitations and …

Speedy, DIY Concoctions For a Spotless Home

<i>What can you do with just 5 minutes? Actually, way more than you think. Check out Food52 in 5—our list of 5-minute recipes, mini projects, and joyful moments—for more.</i><p>If you find yourself with five minutes (I know, you’re busy, it’s hard) why not whisk together a helpful, homemade cleaning …

A Comprehensive Website Planning Guide (Part 1)

As a veteran designer, developer and project manager on more sites than I can count, I've identified a common problem with many web projects: failure …

Web Design

Stick On Some Distressed Wood Wallpaper For Just $21

Add over 28 square feet of rustic charm to your space with this distressed wood peel-and-stick wallpaper. It can be easily put up and easily removed …

5 daring ways to dress your windows

Promotional feature with Hillarys<p>Choose curtains, shutters and blinds in inspirational colours, patterns or combinations of both to give your room …

10 Things to Do With the Empty Space Over Your Bed

You’ve got the perfect headboard and bedding set up. But does your bedroom still feel a little … vanilla? The large and empty wall area over your bed …

FREE Spring Cleaning Checklist Printable

I’ve already gotten the spring cleaning itch. I’ve been busy deep cleaning my fridge, microwave, cabinets, and I’ve been decluttering like a madwoman …

Frugal Living

16 homemade gifts that look really expensive

One for you, one for ourselves.<p>Get your DIY on and give these homemade gift ideas a go next time it's someone's birthday and you have no idea WTF to give them.

9 Highly Rated Mattresses That Will Give You the Best Night of Sleep

If you’re tossing and turning all night, can’t get to sleep, or waking up with inexplicable pains, it might be time for a new mattress. Luckily, in this modern age, you don’t have to drag yourself to home store after home store, rolling around on display beds to find one anymore. Now, you can …

Shopping

How to Have a Luxury Vacation in Norway for Less

Scandinavia can be one of the most expensive regions in the world to visit, according to Kelly Brennan, a travel adviser at the New York City travel company Indagare. However, Norway — a country with a bustling capital (Oslo), an unspoiled countryside and stunning fjords — is the exception.<p>“Norway …

European Travel

Cruising Iceland's Wild West Coast

Day 1 - Reykjavik<p>Welcome to Iceland. Embarkation will take place between 3 and 4pm. Enjoy a welcome dinner on board. The Panorama will be in port overnight so you can take advantage of Reykjavik's nightlife.<p>Day 2 - Reykjavik<p>After breakfast you'll take a walking tour of Reykjavik with a local guide. …

Actually, You Don't Have to Sand Wood Furniture Before Painting It

And you've got some options<p>Painting wood furniture has to be one of the best ways to transform it on a dime (hello, flea market finds!), but sanding it first can be a real pain. Maybe it's a big, awkward platform bed or table and your arm is already tired just thinking about firing up the handheld …

100 Wedding Cocktail Hour Songs That Make a Perfect Playlist

The cocktail hour at your wedding is a magical moment: You're officially a newlywed, drinks are flowing, and there are smiles all around. Create a playlist full of songs to match the golden vibes! Get inspired with this roundup of the best cocktail hour songs (in every genre) to play on the big day!<p>…

Soul Music

DIY Outdoor Bench - in less than an hour

This is the fun bench we created!<p>Ok so I saw this bench on pintrest maybe you did too?<p>And I thought we (my hubby and I) could make this for a cushion …

Industrial rustic dresser

If you’ll remember, I redid my son’s tween bedroom last year. I loved it, and Better Homes and Gardens was all, “We love it too!” However, my dirty …

Hobby Lobby

The Best Road Trips in the World

Road Trips

10 Apps I have Gathered To Help With My Travels | Inc.com

I've been all around.<p>I've been to Europe, Central America, Middle East and North America. As time passes, I find myself dependent on my smartphone more and more. For instance, I don't think I would have ever survived my first trip to NYC without using Google Maps.<p>So battery-drain aside, there's no …

Apps

This New Wedding Decor Trend Is Every Boho Bride’s Dream

If there’s one red hot wedding trend that we’re all about this year, it’s the boho-licious world of macrame. Sure, you’ve seen it in home decor, but if you haven’t witnessed it in the bohemian wedding scene, get ready to be wowed one knot at a time. Below are 10 unexpected ways that you can …

Weddings

25 Wedding Centerpiece Ideas for Your Big Day

Decorations

7 wedding apps that will make planning your big day a whole lot easier

Your wedding is supposed to be one of the happiest days of your life, but actually planning it can make you want to pull your hair out.<p>Lucky for us, …

Weddings

7 websites that will inspire your next DIY apartment makeover

Sometimes our apartments just need a little…<i>something</i>. Like, they’re fine, but need a refresh. But it can be hard to figure out exactly what you want …

Escape to the Southwest for a Fun, Family-Friendly Getaway

From the sensational formations in Carlsbad Caverns and Arches National Park to the glorious beaches of Lake Powell and South Padre Island, get a …

4 Trendy Spring Party Ideas to Inspire Your Next Soiree

Spring is right around the corner, but while you’re itching to take advantage of the warmer weather and new blooms, the season hasn’t quite kicked off. But that just means it’s time to start planning your first party for when the warm weather season finally rolls in. Whether you’re hosting a bridal …

Decorations

Tips to negotiate or avoid the crowds in mighty Zion National Park

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2017, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for …

National Parks

8 Tips To Make Painting A Room (Somewhat) Easier

So you've got a new apartment / house / room / tiny yet terribly chic trailer. Congrats! The good news: Well, for one thing, Ellen DeGeneres now has …

Ellen Degeneres

28 Ways to Take Better Vacation Photos

Spring break is here, and so are terrible vacation photos. You know the ones: The honestly pretty-underwhelming sunset. The pals in a dim restaurant who look like looting raccoons, caught in the act.<p>People love telling me their phone’s camera stinks and that’s why they’re going to upgrade. I …

Mobile Photography

How to Improve Your Rankings with Mobile-First Indexing

SEO is all about one thing — helping the right people find the right stuff online.This has been my obsession for more than ten years now. I want to …

SEO