Posts tagged "home"

New Animated Film “Home,” With Black Girl As Star, Beats Box Office Expectations

White Hollywood, it’s time to sit your ass down because the DreamWorks movie “Home,” starring animated Rihanna, just broke the hell out of box office expectations. This is especially sweet vengeance after last week’s awful article about how Hollywood has a problem with casting too many “ethnics.” Turns out, people are flocking to see movie…

By: Katrin Higher / March 30, 2015

Behold, Jennifer Lopez’s Magical Light-Up Dress Of Wonder

Last night on “American Idol,” J.Lo took the stage wearing lots of face glitter and what appeared to be a wedding dress on steroids. That would have been striking enough on its own, but then — behold! -- she became a living canvas as rainbow projections came to life on her skirt. She was performing a song from the new…

By: Claire Hannum / March 20, 2015

Thanks, I Made It Myself: 21 Chalkboard Paint Crafts To Art Up Your Home

Chalkboard paint solves a lot of different problems at once: It’s a cheap and easy way to decorate, it allows you to re-decorate with the swipe of a cloth, and it can any object or space more practical or more useful. Check out these chalkboard paint tutorials for inpiration and instructions on how to make…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 2, 2015

Gift Guide: For The Homesick Transplant

Moving away from home to a new city or country can be a great thing, but everyone misses their roots now and then, especially during the holidays. Here’s what to gift your favorite homesick transplant to keep her old home in her heart while she makes a new home in her current digs.

By: Claire Hannum / December 6, 2014

Home Inspiration: 27 Dreamy Nooks, Perfect For Curling Up With A Good Book

I just moved in to a new apartment a few weeks ago and am so jazzzzzed about it. Being a bit OCD, I was unpacked and set up within 24 hours (seriously), but there’s still one area of my new digs that still needs a little decorating: my reading/weaving nook. Really, this nook is just…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 17, 2014

How Much Space Do You Need To Really Be Happy?

I’ve had one fork in my apartment since I moved in six months ago. Some may find this sad, but I find it liberating. No longer do I feel like I need to live in this self-imposed multiple fork prison that culture demands from us. Why do I need to spend more money on fork…

By: Ask Men / November 6, 2014

The DIY Bible: 33 Recipes For All Of Your Cosmetics, Beauty & Home Care Needs (With A Shopping List!)

So ya wanna go all-natural, eh? Tired’a lookin’ around for recipes, ehhh?

Well here you go! There are about a million reasons to DIY your makeup, self care, and home care routines and it gets even cheaper the more you make (these recipes will bring your cost down up to 95 percent), a…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 29, 2014

Found: The Most Perfect Mason Jar Of Them All

Like any twenty-something middle class white woman with a Pinterest account, I love mason jars. I want to organize and compartmentalize my entire life in a collection of artfully arranged mason jars. I firmly believe there is no such thing as too many mason jars. I will always say yes to mason jars. So whe…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 2, 2014

10 Life-Changing Cleaning & Organizing Tips For People With ADD

For pretty much my whole life, I’ve been a huge slob. We’re talking gigantic piles of clothes on the floor, dirty dishes all over the house, disgusting bathroom, “What is a duster and how do you use it?” levels of slobbery. I have ADD, and I always found it nearly impossible to focus long enough…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 1, 2014

One Home Storage Unit, Three Ways To Use It

Remember those wire storage cubes with the plastic corner connectors? I purchased bright orange ones in college and used them to store DVDs, toiletries, makeup, even my bulky home printer. One day, someone (who shall remain nameless) bumped into it and my world came crashing down. My shit went everywhere. Luckily my printer survived, but…

By: Sophie Leon / June 23, 2014

Home Inspiration: Petite Succulent Pots From Etsy

Succulents are low maintenance plants that provide owners the illusion of a green thumb. Unlike more temperamental plants, succulents simply need a few hours of sunlight and a bit of water. Because these plants have shallow roots, the planter possibilities are endless! The hardest part is picking which pot to plant yours in…

By: Sophie Leon / June 18, 2014

10 Things You Should Always Buy In Bulk

I’ve been trying really hard to live a more minimalist lifestyle lately. I’m super choosy about the clothes I buy, have been cutting down on clutter like whoa, and am aiming to live in a super cozy storage container within the next 10 years. Now, that being said, no matter how much I trim dow…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 17, 2014

Found: An Eco-Friendly Alternative To Swiffer Sweepers

I am one of those people who doesn’t mind messiness as long as I don’t see it. This is why many of my drawers are stuffed with receipts and knick knacks, my bathroom cabinets are horrifically disorganized, and the top of my TV has never known the sweet touch of a dust rag. This i…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 6, 2014

Thanks, I Made It Myself: DIY Wall Art For Non-Artists

As much as my inner Montessori teacher wants to be like, “We are all artists!”, I know that many people feel much more comfortable around an angry skunk than a paintbrush. But! Lack of artistic experience or natural aptitude shouldn’t keep you from creating some fabulous DIY art for your home. Click through for some seriously easy…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 19, 2014

Home Inspiration: 10 Tempting Ottomans

Ottomans aren’t getting the attention they deserve for being, um, brilliant. They provide extra seating, act as a footrest, and add interest to a room, plus, some even have storage options! Need a convenient place to put a drink? Top it with a tray. Unlike a couch, beautiful ottomans can be found for as little…

By: Sophie Leon / May 18, 2014

10 Bad-Ass Prefab Homes Made Out Of Storage Containers That’ll Make You Reconsider Your Current Living Situation

If you currently live in a big city and your last name isn’t Hearst or Rockefeller, there’s a good chance that you already live in a box — a really expensive box, at that. For me, I can’t tell you how many times my parents tell me the type of house I could afford in my hometow…

By: Leslie Simon / May 16, 2014

Home Inspiration: 11 Colorful End Tables

I don’t know about you, but my bedside tables are boring.  Theose cheap Ikea tables were a great find six years ago, but after updating my bedside lamps, I find them depressing. These colorful beside tables put a much-needed smile on my face. Who knows, maybe all my end tables need is a fresh coat…

By: Sophie Leon / May 15, 2014

Etsy Spotlight: 10 Doormats That Make A Statement

I was so taken with this brilliant curling iron reminder doormat (which is unfortunately sold out currently) that I decided to track down some other Etsy offerings for clever doormats. Because after all, your doormat can do much more than just keep mud out of your house. It can greet your guests! Scare off unwanted visitors!

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 13, 2014

Home Inspiration: Trays For $40 Or Less!

Jessica and I have a shared passion for trays, which probably stems from our shared phobia of germs. Trays are basically a cute way of telling others to CONTAIN THEIR MESS. These easy to clean trays can be used to serve food, organize makeup, collect papers, and protect furniture.  I have four: a small tray…

By: Sophie Leon / May 10, 2014

Home Inspiration: Wine Racks For $50 Or Less

The “proper way” to store wine — butt up — originated out of a need to keep natural corks moist. Natural corks can dry and shrink over time allowing air into the bottle, oxidizing and spoiling the wine. Many wineries use screw tops and synthetic corks to minimize the risk, and let’s be honest, wine…

By: Sophie Leon / May 8, 2014
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