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Weekend Project: Whirled Yarn Lampshade

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DIY: Fabric Wall Pocket
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If you’re in need of a new hanging lampshade and looking for an excuse to play with balloons and glue this weekend, do I have the project for you! This whirled yarn lampshade is not only a striking piece of home decor, it looks fairly simple to make (yes, really), as long as you don’t mind getting a bit sticky. And just imagine all the opportunities it will give you to say, “Oh, the lampshade? Why thank you, I made it myself!” [Pickles]

Girl Talk: How Being A Control Freak Ruined My Life (And How I Learned To Let It Go)

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This piece is part of The Frisky’s How To Deal Week, in which we’re tackling mental health issues.

I suppose in some ways I was destined to become a control freak. I was born into a proud dynasty of control freaks. My family is Italian, and growing up it was made very clear to me that a woman’s job is to keep everyone–especially the men–in line. Not only was I the oldest child, I was the only girl with three younger brothers, so I had a big job to do. If one of my brothers did something dumb, I could expect a call from my grandma asking why I’d “let him act that way.” “You have to control your brothers,” my great aunt would tell me as she rolled out biscotti dough. “If you don’t, who will?” Keep reading »

Brown Bag It: 10 Weekday Lunches You’ll Actually Want To Eat

Let’s set the scene, shall we? It’s 1 p.m., you’re sitting at your desk, your stomach starts to growl, and your thoughts turn to the limp, soggy PB&J crammed into your bottom desk drawer. You’ve been trying to save some money and pack your own lunches, but now the corner deli is calling your name. What’s an extra 10 bucks, really? Operation Brown Bag It has failed again.

But don’t give up on packed lunches just yet! I found 10 easy, delicious recipes for sandwiches, salads, and wraps that will have you reaching for your lunch bag at 10:30 (hey, ain’t no shame!). Click through to check ‘em out…

Well Played: Serena Williams Serves Up Major Style

Serena Fined Again
Her on-court behavior has cost her $93000...so far! Read More »
Well Played: Gabby Douglas
She sure does look good in gold. Read More »
Well Played: Eva Longoria
She proves that lime green is lovely. Read More »

I am obsessed with Serena Williams. In fact, she’s kind of my idol. I mean, this woman can serve a tennis ball at 128 miles per hour(!), win $38 million in prize money, wear a lycra catsuit at the US Open, swear at line judges, guest star on “Law and Order: SVU,” sell clothes on the Home Shopping Network, and become a certified nail technician. She is a goddess. Needless to say, I think she looks sizzling in this tight red dress she wore for a post-gold medal appearance on “Letterman.” Paired with embellished platforms and big, beautiful hair, this outfit is freakin’ fierce. Game, set, match! [Photo: Splash News]

5 Reasons It’s Important To Ask For Help

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This piece is part of The Frisky’s How To Deal Week, in which we’re tackling mental health issues.

As an oldest child/perfectionist/control freak/Taurus, asking for help is one of my least favorite things. Whether I’m doing a crossword puzzle or weathering an emotional storm, I’ll handle it on my own, thankyouverymuch. Over the past year, though, I’ve been dealing with some pretty intense life changes and found myself in the position where I literally couldn’t get through it alone. I was drowning, and I had no choice but to reach out and grab the outstretched hands of my amazing friends, who pulled me to shore and gently guided me toward the office of a therapist, where I swallowed my pride and said, “You know what? I’m not doing so well.” In the process, I learned how important it is to be able to ask for help, especially when you’re feeling lost, overwhelmed, or alone. Here’s why… Keep reading »

An Open Letter To Whoever Took The Baja Hoodie My Neighbor Left In A “Free” Box On The Sidewalk

Do Not Want: Baja Hoodie
Stoner style for $400?! No thanks. Read More »
Surfing Goats!
Luckily these surfer goats aren't wearing baja hoodies. Read More »

Dear Whoever Took The Baja Hoodie My Neighbor Left In A “Free” Box On The Sidewalk,

When I saw that my neighbor had placed a Baja hoodie out on the sidewalk in a box marked “free,” along with a diverse collection of books, glassware, a compost bin, and what appeared to be an old washcloth, I laughed. This striped gray and black garment reminded me of the precious group of stoner skateboarders who lurked in the halls of my rural high school (once I wrote a feature story for the school paper about how the skater boys were misunderstood and deserved at least as much respect as our chapter of the Future Farmers of America). It reminded me of a guy in my freshman fiction class who would plagiarize Nietzsche during workshops and always wore–you guessed it–a Baja hoodie. It reminded me of the glassy-eyed surfers I met when I lived in Hawaii.

I didn’t know which neighbor abandoned it, but I can be relatively sure this person attended some reggae concerts in the early ’90s. I can be relatively sure they inhaled deeply and often. I can be relatively sure they recently got a “real job” and felt it was finally time to let go of their past.

What I couldn’t be sure of is who on earth would see a frayed Baja hoodie peeking out of a box on the sidewalk and think, “Score!” Since the box had been placed directly under my office window, I decided to wait and see…

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Celeb Street Style Spotlight: Leather Shorts

Done well, leather shorts can hit the perfect balance of classy and edgy–hell, if they’re the right size and cut, they can even be flattering (yes, really!). That being said, it’s also really easy to get them wrong–too short, too tight, or too baggy, and the results can be disastrous. We found 10 celebs braving the leather shorts trend in 10 very different ways. Click through to check ‘em out!

10 Reasons I’m Jealous Of Avril Lavigne For Getting To Marry Chad Kroeger

Introducing ChAvril LaKroeger!
Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger are engaged? WTF? Read More »
Chad And Avril's Wedding Photo
Their colors are double denim and Ed Hardy. Read More »

When the news broke last night that Avril Lavigne was engaged to be married to Chad Kroeger, lead singer of Nickelback, aka The Band That Everyone Hates, the world let out a collective, “Wait, what?” and the internet exploded with unanswered questions: Was this Canada’s version of a practical joke? What happened to Brody Jenner? Would their wedding colors be black and pale? But the question that ultimately drowned out all the others, the real heart of the debate, was just one word long, accompanied by an incredulous head tilt: “Him?” Chad Kroeger, it seems, was Avril’s Ann Veal.

As a lover of Nickelback, I feel it is my duty to clear some things up, because not only is Avril one lucky lady to be committing her life to Chad Kroeger, I am totally jealous that Chad didn’t ask me to marry him instead. Here’s why… Keep reading »

Want To Avoid A Summer Tan? Try A Face-kini!

Tanning Mom
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In America’s tanning-obsessed culture, where we spend millions of dollars and hours a year trying to bake (or fake) our way to the perfect golden hue, it’s difficult to fathom the fact that in some cultures, people go to great lengths to stay pale. In China, for example, a tan is associated with outdoor labor and peasantry, while a flawless porcelain complexion denotes wealth and luxury. So what do Chinese people do when summer heat beckons them to the beach? They slip on one of these face-kinis, of course! Apparently the awkwardly named face-kini a very popular summer style on the beaches of Qingdao, where they sell for between $2 and $4 a piece. So, will you be rocking a face-kini at the beach this year? [NPR]

Well Played: Sarah Michelle Gellar Is Glowing

Sarah And Her Baby Ballerinas
Once again SMG and Charlotte make my ovaries hurt. Read More »

How freakin’ gorgeous does Sarah Michelle Gellar look here, you guys? The floral maxi dress, teal cardigan, slouchy leather bag, and bright blonde highlights, all topped off with a beautiful pregnant glow is almost too much for me to handle. And then–as if enough flawless fashion sense wasn’t already present in this photo–there’s little Charlotte Prinze rocking a leopard print tutu, pink glitter Toms, and a big smile to match her mom’s. This family is killing me. In a good way. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]

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