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The 42 Definitively Cutest DIY Projects Of All Time

There's a reason why kawaii rhymes with DIY.

The 51 Best Fantasy Series Ever Written

Whether you're a Swords and Sorcery type of fantasy reader, a fan of battles and betrayal, or you just want a few more goddamn elves in your life, there's something for you here. These are the truly great fantasy series written in the last 50 years.

9 Great Slow Cooker Jams, Preserves, and Condiments

The crockpot just might be the perfect cooking appliance for ketchups, jams, fruit butters, and other cooked-down things. These are all things best …

Cooking

Make Almonds Taste Even Better With This Trick

One bite and your taste buds will go nuts<p>Loaded with fiber, vitamins, and minerals, almonds are a super-snack—unless you drown them in a sugary, crystallized glaze like they do at carnivals and amusement parks.<p>So instead of sugar-coating your almonds, spice them up. The following recipe comes from …

Boozy Lemonade Granita

<i></i>1. In a small pot, combine the water with the sugar. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat.<p>2. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer …

5 Thirst-Quenching Watermelon Cocktails Perfect For Summer

It's time for Endless Summer. Get the most out of the season while it's still here.<p>The award for summer's most popular fruit? Watermelon -- by a landslide.<p>The trick to ingesting more watermelon all season long? Spike, scoop and juice it into blush-pink cocktails.<p>Watermelon's sweet flesh marries …

Vanilla Bean Lemonade Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Makes 10 to 12 cups</b><p>2 vanilla beans<br>• 2 cups sugar<br>• 8 cups water, divided<br>• 3 cups freshly squeezed lemon …

Recipes

Watermelon St-Germain Slush

You guys! I don’t want to seem dramatic—but I think this is the best cocktail recipe I have ever made! It’s a watermelon slush with mint and lime …

Up Your Camping Game: Four New Essentials

Be better-prepared than a Boy Scout with these items on your next camping trip:<p><b>> Chill Out:</b> The <b>Coolest Cooler</b>, a Kickstarter success story on wheels, brings the party with a blender, Bluetooth speakers, LED lid light, USB charger, and a built-in bottle opener.<p><b>> Dine in (Solar) Style:</b> Dinner in 20 …

Travel

Feeling Anxious? Have a Pickle

I’m from northern Vermont, and am the descendant of a long line of uptight Puritans and taciturn ice fishermen. Chattiness is not our bag. At parties, we’re big on nail-biting reticence and we tend to have an over-developed concept of personal space. A lot of us, as kids, hid behind the couch when …

Wellness

Why Would Anyone Get a Fecal Transplant? Watch a Brother and Sister Explain

It isn’t very often that a medical procedure inspires a patient-advocacy movement, let alone an Internet fan club. Especially not a procedure that is, well, icky. But that’s undeniably what has happened with fecal transplants, a low-tech practice from back in medical history that has worked its way …

Microbiology

Surprise-Inside Cakes

• <b>Author:</b> Amanda Rettke<p>From Amanda Rettke, founder of the popular blog I Am Baker, comes Surprise-Inside Cakes with recipes and techniques to make dozens of stunning, imaginative cakes for every occasion, each with something special inside.<p>Whether it’s a striking, all-white cake with a secret red …

6 Truly Impressive Tiki Drinks to Pour at Your Next Party

You've mastered the Mai Tai. Trader Vic would be proud.<p>Looking for the next big wave? Upgrade your tiki game with these advanced Polynesian potions, stocked with multiple rums, fresh juices and spice-infused syrups. Then invite a posse of hula-skirted companions over for a tiki party and let the …

It's Time You Gave Frozen Drinks a Chance

If you think frozen daiquiris are just for Florida retirees, think again. There's no better antidote to summer's stickiest days.<p>Shudder all you want at the idea of frozen daiquiris and piña coladas: there's a reason people order them – in the right time and place, they're pretty damn delicious. If …

Jelly Roll Floor Pillows

Hi everyone! It’s Val over at PinkPlease! bringing you another double recipe. Taking a spin off my last Moda Bake Shop recipe, Just Playin’ Around …

Sewing

Crafty Beauty: DIY Mason Jar Manicure Kit (and Lantern)

Looking for an especially thoughtful handmade gift idea? Give a pretty DIY manicure—plus a lovely glass lantern to help set a relaxing mood—with this DIY mason jar manicure kit!<p>Large canning jars are the perfect size for so many kinds of kits, but I especially love that one is specifically designed …

Crafting

Camp Craft Upgrade: Liberty Braided Friendship Bracelets

Whether you’re a 12-year-old kid or a 50-year-old kid, making and giving hand-woven bracelets never stops being fun. And, if you’re a fan of Liberty fabrics, you’ll definitely want to add these fun Liberty braided friendship bracelets to your crafty repertoire.<p>Combine your love of gorgeous textiles …

Crafting

Tasty Treats: How to Make Homemade Slushies

Ready to blow your kids’ minds? This weekend, surprise them with the most awesome summertime dessert there is: homemade slushies!<p>We call them slushies here in Chicago and I remember my mom buying them for me at the local mall when I was a kid. They were so much fun and so many flavor options! I did …

Recipes

diy cat scratcher

if you follow me on instagram — you know i like my cats. i like them like they’re my babies. fyi their names are bodhi and lucy, and they’re brother …

Pets

Flashback: LEGO Display Case

<b>By Lish Dorset</b><p>When I was in elementary school reading The Indian in the Cupboard, I was fascinated with the book’s cover art. I stared – probably when I should have been reading in class – for hours at the cupboard the figurines lived in and wondered which of my toys I’d put in there. (My …

Woodworking

Impressive Build: V8 Swapped 1967 Land Rover 109 Series 2A

This 1967 Land Rover 109 SIIA (chassis 34300520A) has been restored and extensively modified with Discovery axles, four wheel discs and a 4.0L …

16 Drink Recipes That Don't Need Booze to Taste Great

Woodpost Will Print Your Photos on a Thin Slice of Wood

Photographers who are into collages should already know that Fuzel Collage is one of the finest collage makers out there. Today, Not a Basement Studio Software, the Vietnamese outfit behind Fuzel, has launched another photo app for iOS called Woodpost.<p>As its name implies, Woodpost, a universal app …

Sustainability

10 best apps to train your brain

Whether it's to focus at work, do better at school, or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.<p>"Stress and anxiety are among the most pressing and far-reaching public health problems we face," says …

sewing 101: making a pouf

Add a burst of color to your room with this crafty pouf! At 17” wide and 10” deep, it’s large enough to serve as floor seating or a foot stool. (And …

The 10-Minute Skirt | Make It & Love It

My little Elli (<i>who is 7 years old and just started 2nd grade today…..ack!</i>) is a skirt fanatic. Well, a dress fanatic too. I know, I’ve told you that …

How-To: Rust-Oleum NeverWet Sidewalk Art

If you haven’t heard tales of wonder about Rust-Oleum NeverWet yet, it’s a spray-on coating that repels liquids and can be applied to nearly any surface, and apparently it really works. So now artist Nathan Sharratt has used it to create a delightful sidewalk rain drawing, that can only be seen …

Home Depot

How To: Peter Pan’s Shadow Costume

This DIY Peter Pan shadow costume from TikkiDo brings back many fond childhood memories—and it made me giggle out loud when I saw it—so I just had to share it with you guys.<p>Peter Pan’s escaped shadow is the perfect Halloween costume for a kid or just a kid at heart!<p>Head on over to TikkiDo and start …

Crafting