The food-related holidays just keep coming. Today we’re celebrating National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day. When you’re buying your next jar of peanut butter, opt for the natural kind with the oil on top (here’s how to make it easier to stir back in) because it has less salt and sugar than the blended kinds. Plus, the non-blended versions are trans-fat […]
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Happy Leap Day, everyone! Since today is an extra day in the year, why not carve out a little bit of time for yourself this evening? Take one of those extra 24 hours and treat yourself. Here are just a few ideas: Make an oatmeal face mask Give yourself a pedicure Spend a little time unwinding Whip up a batch […]
I’m a big fan of do-it-yourself parties—they get people talking, mingling, and interacting, which is the point of a get-together in the first place. Plus, people end up having a lot of fun when they get to be hands-on. Here’s an easy way to entertain for the Super Bowl if you’re short on time—just set up a nacho bar and […]
The food holidays just keep getting better. Turns out, February is National Pancake Month. Let the celebrations begin with these tasty recipes! Oven-Pear Pancake Dinner Pancakes (Sweet isn’t the only way to go.) Apple Blintz Pancakes German Pancake Puffed Pear Pancakes The Best Pancake Mixes How to Make Pancakes (video) What’s your favorite way to fix pancakes?
Valentine’s day is closer than you think, and if you’re looking for a great handmade gift to make with your kids, why not try this chalkboard frame idea. Simply paint a plain wooden frame with chalkboard paint, and insert a photo. Be sure to pair it with chalk when you give it as a gift. See more DIY Valentine’s Day […]
UPDATE: If you were one of the first 75 commenters please watch your Facebook messages for instructions on how to claim your organizing product. Thanks! When you’re taking down you decorations this year follow these tips to make it easier on yourself next year: As you remove specific decorations (the garland from the mantle or the strand of lights that […]
A New Year’s Eve party is arguably the biggest dress-up opportunity of the year. But what’s the definition of “dress up” these days? I wore jeans and a sparkly beaded top to a holiday open house two days ago — and felt pretty good about it until I read what columnist Helena Eichlin has to say here on the subject. […]