Tierney Bensen

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Dressing Up a San Francisco Victorian

Tour a black-and-white beauty in San Francisco.<p>From a ship chandelier in the bathroom to Breton stripes in the bedroom, designer Ken Fulk softened a black-and-white interior with whimsical touches, natural textures, and a few pops of red.

Starwood Loyalty Program Gains Value While Others Drop Fast

Starwood Preferred Guest hotel points are generally well liked among business travelers because they’re fairly easy to use and the have numerous …

DIY Mason Jar Cakes

On February 3rd 2015 I married the man of my dreams in Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas. We had an outdoor wedding with under 30 guests, sweet and simple. …

One Bowl Pink Velvet Cake

I think most cakes that call themselves “velvet” contain baking soda, buttermilk, and vinegar. This cake contains none of those.<p>But it is pink. So …

Chocolate Crepes to End All Crepes

Chocolate crepes with a peanut butter marshmallow filling, and topped with caramelized bananas! These are the ultimate in breakfast decadence!<p>A lot of people went quite nuts for these Amaretto crepes with cranberry-raspberry sauce, myself included. Call me crazy, but if you like something, and I …

11 ways to save money while traveling in 2015

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>Even if the Blizzard of 2015 turned out to be more of a Snor’easter than a Nor’easter …

My Happy Life In 160 Square Feet

Brittany Yunker dreamed big by thinking small, building her cozy Washington state abode from the ground up.<p>Brittany Yunker dreamed big by thinking small, building her cozy Washington state abode from the ground up.

Top 10 Hideaways & Inns

Top 10 Hideaways & Inns from National Geographic.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything</i><p><b>Auberge du Soleil<br>Rutherford, California <br>www.aubergedusoleil.com</b> <br>Napa Valley's magical wine country is the backdrop for this elegant hotel, opened in 1985. The accommodations feature …

Top 10

Growing Plants From Seed For Summer Pots & Containers

Sowing the seeds of success – Easy and effective seed-grown plants for summer containers.<p>I am a bit of a skinflint when it comes to plants. Don’t get …

Articles about 8 companies are revolutionizing kit homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

With seemingly limitless plans, styles, and sizes, kit homes are an intriguing alternative for homebuyers.<p>In the past, talk of a kit-built house would sometimes conjure images of a tumble-down, rustic timber cabin.<p>Inspired by Nordic nature, Honka offers prefabs and custom-built log home kits at an …

Prefab Homes

Warp Drive & Transporters: How 'Star Trek' Technology Works (Infographic)

The original "Star Trek" television series featured technology that had first appeared decades earlier in science fiction stories. Pulp heroes had …

Physics

Walking Orange County

I enjoy visiting Orange County. I see why people like to live there. It's comfortable, projecting the sense that there is no hardship in life. It's also designed around the car -- the built environment encourages everyone to drive from Point A to Point B.<p>On my last trip, I tried something that …