Valentine’s Day is the day after tomorrow. You have yet to buy your significant other a gift. You’re kinda broke. You’re starting to think that carving a corny pun into a mushy banana is not such a bad idea after all. Stop right there! Here are five DIY Valentine’s Day gift ideas that are cheap, easy to pull off (even at the last minute), and actually cool. And yes, one of them is a bacon bouquet. Click through to check ‘em out!
Last week, while contemplating the tattered, limp tangle of spandex and bent underwires that composed my current sports bra collection, I knew it was time to bite the bullet and go shopping for a new one. I have DD boobs, recently started jogging again, and these worn out bras just weren’t cutting it anymore.
For the past few years, I’d been pretty happy with my Moving Comfort Maia bra, which has an underwire and is very supportive. But somewhere along the way, the underwire got tweaked or my boobs changed shape or something, because the wires started digging into my skin on long runs. Like, sometimes I would take it off and have puncture wounds on my boobs. Totally traumatizing. I decided to explore some different styles from the Moving Comfort brand, hoping to find an equally supportive style with no underwire, and I found it: the Fiona sports bra. Here’s why it’s awesome. Keep reading »
Pierce Thiot has a magnificent beard, and he’s not afraid to use it … to store household items like toothpicks, spaghetti, straws, gummy worms, and lit matches. Pierce and his wife, Stacy, have started a Tumblr blog dedicated to these beardly feets called Will It Beard, which is full of photos of Pierce’s beard stuffed with various knick-knacks. The lit matches and razors are kind of freaking me out, but on the whole it’s a strangely charming photographic ode to the many uses of facial hair. [Junk Culture]
“I’m very country at heart. I have a real desire to be outdoors, a desire for simplicity — a slightly slower, relaxed approach to life. A community, not a big-city feel. That’s what I grew up with, and it’s what I prefer.”
–Nicole Kidman talks about her laid-back life in Nashville in this month’s InStyle cover story, and as a Music City resident, I enthusiastically co-sign her statements (for the record, I still haven’t run into her at Whole Foods, and I’m still really sad about it). She also confirmed widespread suspicions that her hubby, country star Keith Urban, is the most romantic man in the world: “For every single night he’s away, he leaves me a love letter,” she says. “Every single night of our relationship.” Damn, Keith, way to raise the bar for every other guy, especially the week of Valentine’s Day. [InStyle]
I feel that the Olympics are best viewed while eating greasy foods and questioning the life choices that kept you from being an Olympian, which is why I’m now at a sports bar eating parmesan garlic fries. I rarely go to sports bars or eat fries in my normal life, but this is a special occasion. It’s my duty to my country. I wonder how these fries would taste dipped in mayonnaise. Oh my God. So good. I can’t believe I used to judge the mayo fry kids in elementary school. Those kids knew what was up.
Yay! Commercials are finally over and we’re back to the games. Ooh it’s the bumpy skiing race! I know it has a different, more official-sounding name, but I don’t even really want to know it. “Bumpy skiiing race” sums it up so nicely. Keep reading »
Sipping tea from a proper tea cup always feels so relaxing, cozy, and a little glamorous (even though I’m usually wearing my boyfriend’s basketball shorts and watching trashy reality shows during my “tea time”). A pretty cup and saucer not only encourage you to take your tea time a bit more seriously (pinkies up, ladies!), but they look so lovely displayed on the counter when not in use that they truly become part of your home decor. Win-win, I say! Click through to check out 10 beautiful specimens…
I’d barely finished my ode to over-the-knee socks when I spotted Vanessa Hudgens in this 90s-tastic little outfit. So cute, right? I tracked down Vanessa’s exact daisy print dress (for 80 bucks!), along with everything else you’ll need to recreate this look. Just add my favorite over-the-knee socks in “bark” and you’ll have Vanessa’s style stolen so accurately you might be able to get a job as her shopping double. Get all the details after the jump! Keep reading »
Anyone who wears a hard-to-find, frequently sold-out, or generally ignored size knows that shopping can be an extremely frustrating experience. The next time you’ve scoured the racks and your size is nowhere to be found, channel that frustration into one of these polite-but-productive clothes calling cards, and leave it with the manager. You can print out the cards for free or purchase them on Etsy, with proceeds benefiting Dress For Success. [Clothes Calling Card via Already Pretty]
Fourteen years ago, when author George Dyson was gearing up to meet Bill Nye The Science Guy, his 9-year-old daughter Lauren had some very important advice for him. So important, in fact, that it merited a letter with starred bullet points. My favorite is “Don’t wear sweatpants at ALL. Jeans are OK sometimes.” Applicable to so many situations. [Boing Boing]
In honor of the heart-centric holiday coming up next week, today we celebrate the most literal of Valentine’s Day hairstyles: the heart bun. Because why wear your heart on your sleeve — or your elbow patch, more specifically — when you can wear it in your hair? Check out the full tutorial over at The Beauty Department.