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Holiday Gift Guide: 10 Kitchen Tools For The Amateur Foodie Chick

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The great thing about shopping for a foodie is that there is always some new gadget, gizmo, or simple tool that makes cooking easier. If she’s the type of chick who loves to bake her own bread, make sausage from scratch, and doesn’t think cheese should be anything but freshly grated, here are 10 gifts that will bring a smile to her flour-dusted face. 

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Etsy Spotlight: 9 Nerdy Pencil Sets

Themed pencil sets add a wonderfully retro feel to any desk, nightstand, or bookbag, and they also make fantastic stocking stuffers. We scoured Etsy shops for the nerdiest writing implements and settled on these 9 sets, decorated with references both helpful (chemical element symbols) and not-so-helpful (assorted quotes from “The Big Lebowski”). Write on…

Buying Guide: How To Shop For All Kinds Of Candles

Let’s be honest: Shopping for candles is a fairly thoughtless task. If we do spend more than 3 seconds mulling over whether to buy one candle over another, it’s mainly for scent reasons. But whether it was a taper that dripped all over the table or a pillar that burned so unevenly that you’d think it was placed at a 90 degree angle, we’ve all gotten ripped off in this department. And even if it’s a question of $5, it’s $5 more than we’d like to lose on a purchase.

It doesn’t have to be that way. These tried-and-true simple shopping tips will reliably guide you to a quality candle … at any price point. Read more…

Etsy Spotlight: Artsy Espresso Cups

There are few experiences more delightful than sipping espresso from a cute little espresso cup. Even if you don’t have an espresso machine, cute little espresso cups can be used for all kinds of fun things: holding candles or q-tips, as prep bowls for baking, or even as teeny tiny flower vases. Here are six artsy espresso cups to brighten up your kitchen (or bathroom, or bedroom, wherever)…

Decor Tips That’ll Make Your Family Stop Fighting

Your home is filled with sights, sounds, and scents. Which ones should you select to build positive relationships among the members of your family? This is the third article in a three part series about using home design to enhance family ties.

Consider the colors you put on your walls, furniture, and floors. Colors that aren’t very saturated but are pretty bright will put you and your family in a positive mood – and when we’re in good moods, we’re more likely to get along with others. We’re also better at problem solving and more creative. Brightness is just what it sounds like–baby blue is brighter than navy blue. Saturation is a little trickier–it is how pure a color is–kelly green is more saturated than olive green. Sage-y greens have the levels of saturation and brightness best for building relationships–but there are blues and many other colors that also set the right tone. Read more…

Get Your Sheet On

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If Twister was your favorite childhood game, then the Karmasheetra will be your favorite adult game. You and your partner can learn the sacred Karma Sutra positions with this helpful bed cheat sheet as your guide. Pink for your parts, blue for his. Or whatever you’re into. Just have fun and try not to pull a muscle. We’re not as flexible as we were when we were eight.

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