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Do You Always Burn the Garlic?

Garlic–and it’s pungent flavor–is an indispensable ingredient in many dishes, but burning the delicate herb can impart a harsh bitterness to your meal. Here are two ways to ensure you don’t scorch the garlic the next time you cook dinner.

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3 Ways To Wear Florals For Fall

Pretty, feminine, flowery prints are a no-brainer for spring, but they transition just as beautifully into autumn. To keep from looking like you’ve accidentally mixed up your months, try these three simple tips: 1. Florals in a color palette that echos autumn leaves look on-point with the season. Think burgundies, deep oranges, and muted yellows (with some jewel tones thrown […]

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What to Do With Leftover Wine

I hesitate to admit that there’s rarely any leftover wine in my house but, if you do find yourself with a bit of extra vino, here’s two ways ensure nothing goes to waste.

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Save Money on Beauty Products By Buying Generic

Navigating the beauty aisle at drugstores can be tricky—sometimes stores will put a house-brand product right next to a near-identical brand-name one. The bright side? The copycat pick may be the better choice. As a general rule, house-brand cosmetics often contain the same ingredients as their more famous twins. Ron Robinson, the founder of BeautyStat.com, suggests thinking of these products […]

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The Best Time to Go Grocery Shopping

Have you ever been food shopping on a day you don’t normally go, and find that the store feels completely different? It makes sense: Most supermarkets get their deliveries on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings, so a bread shelf that looks lonely on a Sunday night may be overstuffed mid-week. That said, while the freshest selections are the aforementioned days, […]

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Should You Store Off-Season Items in the Attic or the Basement?

Fall is a season of transitions. As the temperature gets cooler, warm-weather clothes get packed up, lawn furniture gets stowed, and gardening equipment gets put away for the winter. So, where’s the best place to store your off-season items?

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The Best Way to Combat Water Spots

If you have a shower with a glass door, then there’s a good chance you’ve got water spots. How to get rid of them once and for all? The only thing you really need is a bottle of distilled white vinegar. Simply soak a few paper towels in the substance, then lay them over the splotches in a single layer. […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Use Mothballs

Fall has officially arrived. It’s time to bid farewell to your summer clothes and break out the cold weather garb. It might sound contrary to any advice you got from mom, but it’s best to skip the mothballs when you’re packing up and storing your off-season clothes.

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Seasonal Cake Topper Idea from Loverly

[Photo by Of My Affection on Wedding Chicks] From place settings to favors, there are so many ways to incorporate seasonal elements into your wedding details. Ever considered dessert? Turn seasonal gems (hello, apples!) into unique cake toppers.  Get more cake ideas and fall wedding inspiration.

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How to Make Your Perfume Last Longer

You’ve done your research and found a fragrance you adore. The tough part: How to make it actually last the night. If you’re trying to go the evening without your perfume completely fading, there are a few tricks to try. According to Jean Claude Ellena, a perfumer for Hermès, there are three things to attribute to the staying power of […]

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