Torie Horton

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Say it With a Banner: 10 Quotable Wall Hangings

Graphic wall banners are gaining popularity, and for good reason. They're a great alternative to framed art for adorning your walls that allow you to …

Our Best Layer Cake Recipes

From old-fashioned chocolate layer cake to carmelized-apple spice cake to the ultimate coconut cake, choose from more than 40 of our best layer cake recipes Here, Martha's father's favorite orange-curd filled cake topped with chocolate frosting.

How To Strip and Refinish Wood Furniture

You'd never know it, but this Mid-Century Modern credenza was once disguised in flat white paint. For twenty bucks, it was really hard to resist …

How To Clean a Rug With Snow

Antique and handwoven rugs are breathtaking but can be tricky to clean. Stay away from chemical detergents by using nature's cleanser, …

Jules' Fresh Mint & Coral Tween Room

<b>Project by:</b> Sarah Gunn of Sarah Gunn Style <b><br>Client:</b> Jules <b><br>Location:</b> Toronto, Ontario, Canada<p>Jules and I talked a lot about how she wanted the room to …

DIY Geometric Lamp

This modern moment is one you can actually recreate and bring into your home with this helpful tutorial from Oh Oh Blog.

DIY Light-Up Marquee Letter

Design Sponge provides a rad tutorial showing us how to make our own light-up marquee letter that is perfect for a weekend home decor project.

How-To: DIY Water-Dispensing Pet Bowl

Instructables user Jim Tiffin Jr shared this ingenious DIY water-dispensing pet bowl created by his 11-year old daughter.

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Color-Tipped Knit Scarf

Eliminating Energetic Mind Cancers for Productivity & Happiness | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“$<i>150 dollars are you kidding me! Is that all it is going to cost to replace this hot water tank</i>?” I stammered in disbelief. “<i>Yes sir, that is all it</i> …

How To Move On From Mistakes | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

It’s a part of life – we’re going to make mistakes.<p>Heck, you probably screwed something up before breakfast today, and no offense. I did too.<p>In the …

4 Steps to Building Greater Resilience

Over the last seven years or so, I’ve been on a journey to discover what it really means to be ‘me’. This time has included some of the darkest …

Explore And Refute Inner Negativity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

The battle with inner negativity can be very real and damaging. It can cause one to lose hope and happiness. If you find yourself in a negative way, …

Happiness

How-To: Fishtail Braided Friendship Bracelets

Add a bit of camp-inspired fun to your summertime crafting with this fishtail braided friendship bracelet tutorial from Carrots ‘n Spice!<p>[Via CraftGawker]

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Giant Paper Peonies

I just discovered a sweet new spot, Corner Blog. Poppytalk posted their gorgeously over-sized Giant Paper Peonies in a DIY project round-up and now am dying to have HUGE flowers hanging from my ceiling. Aren’t you?

How-To: Tea Towel Apron

Keep those handmade dresses clean while you’re playing in the kitchen with this sweet—and delightfully practical—tea towel apron tutorial from Lisa at Polka Dot Cottage!<p>Love it? Head over to Polka Dot Cottage to learn how to make an apron of your own.

5 Tips to Make Your Dreams Come True | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

How badly do you want your dreams to come true? Dive deep into these 5 tips and let me know what you think, I’m here to help you.<p>Tip #1: Write It …

Motivation

10 Cognitive Distortions that are Stressing You Out and Sapping Your Productivity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

The sculpture, Parable with a Skull, by Jaroslav Róna features a giant skull resting atop a person’s back weighed down on their hands and knees, and …

7 Simple "Calm-Down Phrases" That Can Blow Away Your Worst Troubles

Have you heard the popular urban legend of the <i>space pen</i>?<p>As the story goes, the US space mission needed something reliable to write with while they …

Self-help

How-To: Recycled Grocery Totes

I’m loving this recycled grocery tote tutorial from Dana on MADE—such a great way to turn plastic bags into something that can be used again and again!<p>Head over to MADE to see how it’d done.

Make Painted Shelves

Design Love Fest does it again with these modern geometric hand-painted shelves. You can read the step-by-step and watch the cool video to see gorgeous shots of the process and the shelf styling that really brings it home.

Glam Bookends

Refinery 29 brings us another sweet handmade project for the home. Turn rocks from your back yard into modern colorful bookends with this great how-to by the very talented Natalie Shriver.

The Foundation of You: From Sorrow to Resilience | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.” ~ Kenji Miyazawa<p>If the title of this article called to you, know that your stories are …

Outsourcing

7 Fierce Ways to Get Motivated

Even after writing 8 Practical Ways to Get Motivated, I couldn’t resist sharing 7 more “fierce” ways to help you get motivated.<p>So what’re you waiting …

How To Always Be Yourself | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”<br>― Oscar Wilde<p>The real you is the person you are when nobody is watching. But when other people enter …

Outsourcing

How-To: String Art Silhouette Portraits

Make custom string art silhouette portraits with this fun tutorial from Becca at Ladyface Blog!<p>They’d make a great gift, especially for the pet lovers in your life.<p>Head over to Ladyface Blog to see the full how-to.

The Myth of Adversity and How to Reach the Next Level | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Life to me has often been very unusual. On one hand I would compare myself to others who were better off in areas I wanted to strive for. And on the …

The Art Of Self-Love | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

We spend many years learning and practicing the art of self-hate. Hating our bodies, our thoughts and our feelings, we walk through life under a …