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10 best glamping spots in Northern California

Forget pitching a tent and sleeping on the ground.<p>We've tracked down 10 places in Northern California where you can have that wonderful "great outdoors" experience and sleep comfortably.<p>From pretty log cabins in Mount Lassen National Park to yurts perched over the Pacific in Big Sur, these …

Hiking

5 genius tricks for small-space living

10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Architect

What are you designing now?<p>For the most part, an architect’s portfolio gives a clear impression of the type of project (remodel or new construction) …

Architecture

DIY Dark Circle Corrector Eye Serum

<i>Skin type: Oily & sensitive</i><p>Hi ladies!<p>I hope you girls already know that I love DIY recipes a lot. Natural goodies are great for skin, and they are …

Whip Up These Paleo "Peanut" Butter Truffles in Just 20 Minutes!

<i>Looking for ways to save time when preparing delicious desserts for events? Then try this easy (and healthy) peanut butter truffle recipe from our friends at PaleoHacks.</i><p>These chocolatey sweets come together in just 20 minutes. Make it a family affair, if you have little ones they will LOVE helping …

3 Unexpected Sriracha Recipes to Spice Up Your Next Meal

<i>This piece originally appeared on Fix.com.</i><p>Whatever it is we love so much about cranking up the heat on food, we just can’t get enough of hot sauce. …

Raw Raspberry Cheesecake With a Chocolate Crust [Vegan, Gluten-Free] - One Green Planet

<i>If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it's available for both Android and iPhone and has free and</i> …

Flavors

No-Bake Cherry Chocolate Cheesecake [Vegan, Gluten-Free] - One Green Planet

<i>If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it's available for both Android and iPhone and has free and</i> …

Coconut

5 stylish garden storage solutions

DIY Parsons Nightstand

After living in our home for over four years, I can finally say, as of last weekend, our bedroom is completely finished! And what a soothing relief …

Woodworking

DIY Toilet Bombs that Clean, Disinfect, and Deodorize

There are things that are still taboo in today’s society, and the odor left in the bathroom is one of them. Certainly not a pleasant subject, but …

Essential Oils

Ideas for Using the $40 Molger Bench All Around the House

(Image credit: Sean Galland)<p>If your furniture isn't going to be beautiful, it should at least be versatile. Case in point: IKEA's Molger bench. It's …

Living Rooms

Smart IKEA Hacks That Solve (At Least) Two Problems at Once

Those Swedes are pretty clever with their stylish designs and flat-pack furniture, but we U.S. residents have a few tricks up our sleeves as well. We …

Hacking

10 Seriously Addictive Brussels Sprouts Recipes

If you're not on the Brussels sprout bandwagon yet, you should! Now a staple on restaurant menus and dinner tables everywhere, it's time to finally …

How to Make Red Velvet Brookies for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is almost here, people. You know what that means? It’s time to treat yo’ self (or your boo)! Our Red Velvet Brookies are the perfect dessert to whip up this February… whether you’re spending V-Day solo or with your S.O. Read on the for the step-by-step recipe!<p><b>Red Velvet Ingredients:</b> …

15 Awesome Things You Can Do With Oatmeal

What if we told you that you could lose weight, lower your cholesterol and reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes for as little as 13 <i>cents</i> per day? You …

Portobello Mushroom Stroganoff Recipe

"This is a rich and meaty vegetarian stroganoff made with portobello mushrooms, and served over egg noodles. It is quick to make, and tastes …

The Best Non-Dairy Milks for Baking

We know how to sub vegan ingredients in for eggs when baking, but when it comes to using dairy-free milk—or mylk or the less-appealing “juice”—instead of regular milk, I wasn’t so sure what would happen.<p>To gear up for the holiday baking season, I did a test: How would almond, hemp, soy, and canned …

Dessert

The DIY Gift That Dry Winter Hands Will Thank You for

One of my first signs of winter, even before I see frost on the grass or need my down coat, is the beginning of dry, tender skin. Lower humidity, colder temperatures, and Chicago’s winds quickly leave me looking for ways to soothe and protect my hands. <b>This homemade salve not only smooths rough</b> …

Skin Care

Twelve Days of Christmas Cookies: Italian Almond Cookies

<b>The recipe:</b> Italian Almond Cookies<p><b>Why you should bake:</b> Anyone who loves almonds – and loves Italy – needs this recipe in their repertoire. That …

21 Cookies to Give, Swap, or Keep All to Yourself This Holiday Season

A warm, freshly baked cookie, crisp on the outside with a chewy bite, is a thing of beauty all year long, but it's at Christmas that cookies really get their chance to shine. Unlike Thanksgiving pies, they're easily made in bulk for a horde (or portioned out for just a few), and most don't require …

DIY Project: Tree Branch Buttons & Vinegar Wood Stains

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of showing my friend Matthew Robinson’s art as part of our Sketchbook Sneak Peek series. In addition to being a …

Make Your Own Wood Butter to Keep Your Wooden Utensils and Furniture Looking Lovely

Wood utensils aren't too difficult to care for. but over time however, even the best wooden spoons, bowls, cutting boards, and even furniture like …

Furniture

Pumpkin Pie Sheet Cake

If you love Pumpkin Pie, but don’t want to worry about shaping and making and baking a pie crust…this is the perfect dessert for you.<p>The crust is a …

Design Editor

I've rounded up some of my favorite free fonts for this creepy season. Go crazy! Do you have any favorites? If you're not the font downloading type, …

DIY: lavender bath melts

When I first started looking at DIY bath products online, everything seemed so complicated. Many recipes involved hard-to-find ingredients and tricky …

7 DIY Crayon Lipsticks to Make Now

Around here, we love DIY beauty goodies and lipstick in equal measure. After seeing DIY crayon lipstick recipes around the web, we decided it was …

Makeup