Vanessa Brandon

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Recipe: How to Make Shanghai-Style Soup Dumplings

A few years ago, I was living in LA and taking regular trips to the San Gabriel Valley, home to hundreds of restaurants serving regional Chinese food (among other cuisines). With friends in tow, I’d drive into the parking lot of whatever dumpling house living legend/noted food writer Jonathan Gold …

Food & Dining

Get Glowing Skin with Turmeric Mask

I’m always amazed at how good it feels to pamper your skin. This discovery was followed shortly by the realization that I can’t afford salon facials …

Skin Care


Become a ~closeted~ neat freak.<p>

Knife Skills Every Home Cook Should Master

No matter how refined your palate may be, a cook who lacks good basic knife skills is a liability in the kitchen. Since we think visual aids are the …

10 Crazy Cute Ways to Organize Your Coffee Cups

Because who doesn't want pre-caffeinated life to be a little easier?<p>These savvy storage ideas will make your morning routine much smoother.

22 Clever Ways To Actually Organize Your Tiny Apartment

Phenomenal organizing powers. Itty bitty living space.

Dollar Store Bathroom Organization Ideas - DIY Dollar Store Ideas to Organize Your Bathroom

1 of 11<p>Katie Friedman<p>Use a Lazy Susan<p>Nothing's worse than having to hunt down your cleaning supplies when you're already in a rush to clean up before …

Storage Ideas

Dancing Astronaut

From techno to vaporwave, this mix leaves no stone unTURNT.

18 Victoria's Secret Hacks That'll Save You Shitloads Of Money

Never pay for underwear again.

36 Genius Double-Duty Organizing Ideas

You'll never look at a hanger, spice rack, or magazine file the same way again.<p>You'll never look at a hanger, spice rack, or magazine file the same way again.


12 Leisurely Sunday Brunch Recipes

Skip the lines and make brunch at home -- these recipes are all easy like Sunday morning.<p><b>1. Glazed Oatmeal-Maple Scones</b><p>These comforting breakfast treats are like a cross between scones and oatmeal cookies: buttery and tender on the inside, crisp and craggy on the outside, and chockfull of oats, …

The 10 Exercises You Should Do Every Day to Stay Fit for Life

Of course, maintaining your long-term health requires more than just a regular exercise habit, but physical fitness is certainly a significant part of the equation.<p>However, beyond the more traditional notions of physical fitness -- running a marathon, boot camp style workouts sessions or extra …

Homemade Toaster Strudel Has Nothing to Do With Toasters

<i>And the icing doesn't come from a little squeeze packet.</i><p>When I was a kid, I took my morning Frosted Flakes with a side of Coca-Cola. (It’s a miracle I have any teeth today.) That was just a regular Wednesday.<p>But even though my house was a sort of sugar-laden free-for-all, there were some breakfast …


How to Make a Chai Tea Cocktail to Cozy Up With All Season

With summer gone and fall in full force, it’s hard not to wonder where the time went! While we once were basking in the sun getting our tan on and sipping on summer cocktails, now it’s time to switch things up and embrace the fallen golden leaves with soft, chunky sweaters on. As the days are …


How to Organize Makeup on Budget

You can understand the pain only if you happen not to find the matching lipstick on time just because you have too many lipsticks and it just …

15 Totally Awesome Ways To Organize Your Closets And Drawers

Hey folks we know that you always have problems with the mess around your home no matter where you leave and how big is your living space. Actually …


My Favorite Organization Tips!

Getting your life and your home organized can be life changing!Whether it’s your kitchen cabinets or your kid’s laundry a few simple tricks can make …


You'll Want to Instagram Your Bookshelf After Following These Organizing Tips

<i>New Jersey-based professional organizer Christina Giaquinto has seen it all. For years, she's organized clients' homes and, in doing so, helped bring order and happiness to their lives. In our new series "Take It From a Professional," Christina brings us inside the world of expert organizers.</i> …

11 Things You Need to Throw Away

The first step to taking care of yourself and de-stressing is to make sure that your environment is in order. Seeing your house full of clutter can affect your mood negatively and make your personal space seem like a place you want to escape from, rather than something to look forward to coming …

50 Great Mason Jar Ideas- Easy Uses for Mason Jars

1 of 56<p>Pin these ideas!<p>Don't forget to pin these ideas for the craftiest ways to use Mason jars. Follow <i>Country Living</i> on Pinterest for even more …


Salted Bourbon Caramel Samoa Coconut Chocolate Pie With Oreo Crust

Introduction: Salted Bourbon Caramel Samoa Coconut Chocolate Pie With Oreo Crust<p>What’s your favorite girl scout cookie?<p>Samoas?<p>Word.<p>Do you like …


28 Baking Soda Hacks to Make Life Easier

Forget about cakes and cookies–baking soda is one of the most useful items you could (and should!) have in your kitchen, and for more reasons than …

Quick And Easy Home Hacks Every Renter Should Do

<i>By: Alex Robinson</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>Renting a new home or apartment can be an invigorating opportunity to start anew -- but moving all your crap out of boxes and into piles on the floor is only the first step (fortunately, we've got you covered with a bunch of apps that can help you with the …

DIY Kitchen Storage - 7 Clever "Hacks" to Try

No matter the size of your kitchen, you probably wish it had more storage space. And since the choice to remodel isn’t one to take lightly—in fact, …

House Design

Pumpkin Chocolate Bread - Dinner, then Dessert

September 25, 2015 51 Comments »<p>This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here.<p>Pumpkin Chocolate Bread filled with delicious …