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Home Style Stealer: A Sleek Home Office With Pops Of Color!

One of our favorite pastimes is drooling over what we call “interior design porn,” fantasizing about the day in which we, too, will have, say, a sunroom in our massive palatial estate. Until then, however, we aspire to spruce up the homes we’ve got, which is why all this week, we’ll be showing you how to prettify your place. One of the features we’ll be kickstarting with is a home decor twist on “Style Stealer,” in which we attempt to replicate the look and feel of rooms we think look super cozy and chic — but at a fraction of the cost of what the original owner probably paid. After the jump, find out how to get the look of this sleek and bright home office! Keep reading »

Frame Your Favorite Book

Some books mean so much to us — and have such pretty covers — that we want to draw more attention to them beyond just lining them up on a book shelf. This clever book picture frame as both a way to store your favorite tomes and display them as wall art. And wouldn’t the easy access come in handy the next time you have a desperate need to quote, say, Atticus Finch’s advice to Scout in To Kill A Mockingbird or read a sex scene out loud from Jackie Collins’ Lucky? Okay, maybe that last one is just something we would do — during a dinner party, for example — but you get the point. What books would you frame?

[$20.00 Uncommon Goods]

Reader Call Out: Random Single Gal Snack Recipes!

Earlier this week, our marketing coordinator, knowing my favorite pastime is cooking/eating, sent me an excited email about the snack she invented one particularly hungry afternoon. “So, in the past week strawberries have been amazing,” she wrote. “I decided to put a smear of fresh goat cheese on a Nilla Wafer and topped it with half a strawberry — it was AMAZING. Like a tiny cheese cake without any of the work!” This got me thinking that A) I need to buy some strawberries at the farmer’s market this weekend (my fridge is always stocked with goat cheese) and B) this would be a great introduction for my first request for reader submissions for our “Random Single Gal Recipes” feature. So, {encode=”amelia@thefrisky.com” title=”Email me”} your favorite snack recipe — Dips! Mini-quesadillas! Other tiny edibles! — and I’ll post my favorites next week. (For reference, “bag of Fritos” does not count, but “Frito Pie” does.) Get ready nom-nom. Keep reading »

Bring The Tropics Home

The other day, I was at a friend’s house and excused myself to use her loo. A minute later — I’m a quick pee-er — I emerged with one question: “What is that smell?” I meant it in a positive way — I was completely intoxicated by the vaguely fruity odor of her lavatory. I think we can all agree that delighting in the smell of someone’s evacuation station is unusual and I had to know how to replicate the experience at home. The delightful aroma turned out to be Archipelago’s mandarin guava-scented home diffuser, which emits its subtly yummy-scent for several months. Close your eyes and you’ll feel like you’re tinkling on a tropical island.

[$35.00 Shop Laura Paul]

Give Your Brew A Citrus Injection

There are few greater summertime pleasures than an ice cold beer with a freshly squeezed lime floating inside it. Except getting the juice — and then the slice of lime — down inside is often more complicated than it should be. That’s why some genius saw fit to create the Citrus Blaster, which first squeezes the lime juice and then plunges the fruit rind directly into your beer. This handy gadget might just be the best invention since beer itself.

[$4.75 Amazon]

Iced Coffee Just Got Cooler

It is officially too warm to drink hot coffee in the mornings. Iced coffee season is upon us! It’s a very fun time of year for caffeine addicts, but ceramic mugs are no longer sufficient. The Eco Cold Drink Cup is a green way to keep your iced coffee nice and chilly in the heat. As an added bonus, the insulated wall keeps the outside of the cup from getting “sweaty.” There is nothing worse than a drippy cup during your morning commute.

[$5.99 Walgreens]
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