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Becoming Minimalist: Why I'm Getting Rid of One Thing a Day

Becoming minimalist mainly started with my move to London. There's really nothing like an international move to make you reassess your belongings. In this particular case, I was moving from a rented apartment in New York to a rented flat in London with no family anywhere near either city....more
Ashleigh Burroughs Yes! It's a hard to start but easy to finish problem. As soon as you start ...more

Want to See Your Selfie at BlogHer'14? Register to Win 3 Nights' Hotel plus a Conference Pass for a Friend!

[Editor's Note: This sweepstakes is now closed.]For the next TWO WEEKS only, when you register for a full BlogHer '14 conference pass, you can also enter our sweepstakes to win A FREE HOTEL STAY at one of BlogHer's four host hotels, plus a FREE conference pass for a friend. Oh, and did I mention that no matter what, you'll get 30% off the regular admission price when you register? So voila! All your reasons not to register have been handled! Easy as pie. And this is all because we want to See YourSelfie @BlogHer, for our big #Selfiebration!...more
TW I call this the digital business card lol :)more

Super-Easy Hexagon Shelf DIY

I love hexagons, whether in a honeycomb, on a quilt, or —in this case— as a wall shelf. Bringing the hexagon trend to your humble abode is easier than you might think. New shelving awaits you in the gift box department of your local Target. ...more
This project is so cute! I love hexagons. What a cool idea.more

Nine Outdoor Projects You Can Do This Weekend

Now that the warm weather has (finally) arrived we're spending our weekends trying to find that sweet spot between doing all the projects and actually taking time to relax. Some of the projects are the less fun ones (I'm looking at you yard work) but then there are all the fun ones. Oh, the fun ones. I basically live on the internet so more and more fun dream projects get added to my list each week. This list is a mix of the fun and the practical and can all be done in just a few days. Pallet Fort...more
Ginny Marie I have a cherry tomato plant in a pot. We haven't tried tomatoes since we moved into ...more

Mini Succulent Place Settings: Party Favor DIY

Skill level: EASY peasy! You can make these cute little place settings/take-home party favors in a snap... and they're easy for guests to care for, too! Supplies: (For each party favor): ...more

How to Make Your Own Bronzer

You won't believe how easy this is! And I am pretty sure you all will have the ingredients right in your kitchen. ...more
Jasmine89 Yes! You MUST! ;-)more

3 Cheap Ways to Find Large Containers for Your Plants

All gardeners will tell you how important large pots can be! But they're often very expensive, or difficult to find. For these reasons, it's always useful to have some large containers ready when you need them. It's best to get these containers cheaply—or even for free. It's possible, if only if you know where to look. Image: Gerald Brazell via Flickr Creative Commons license ...more
Large 10ltr masonary paint buckets I wash them out melt a hole at the bottom and I use them for ...more

Converted Candle Holder Terrarium

Some people plant vegetable gardens. Others might invest in a spot of landscaping. I, on the other hand, like to find plants that have been spray-painted hot pink, plop them in neon gravel, and paint them a turquoise chevron home. To each her own. ...more
Love the idea of using an old candle holders as plant containers!more

Food Allergy Awareness Week: Sunbutter Craft

This week is Food Allergy Awareness Week. Unlike, say, Valentine's Day or the Fourth of July, this holiday (if I can call it that), which affects 15 million Americans, does not have many crafts associated with it. My son Baxter is one of those 15 million. ...more
jenniferperkins This is such a fun idea! Thanks for sharing.more

Square Foot Gardening for Beginners

Whoot whoot! I finally have my veggie garden getting up and growing! I might have mentioned already that my husband didn't share my enthusiasm for another try on my wildest projects: growing most of our own produce. He remembers all too well the gazillion times that I took on a veggie garden and then neglected it, even if there was good stuff to harvest. The good thing is that I do almost everything in pots, so it's fairly easy to clean up. And this year I can add to the list... ...more
HUGE fan. Such an efficient way to grow vegetables--I have a community garden plot here in LA, ...more