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Double Duty

Thought I would pass along this tip for a transitional bathtub—a plastic storage bin is the perfect size for a one year old. You will use less water, they are...

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The Lodge

The Lodge Griddle recently entered our kitchen and has spent little time off the stove. While it’s certainly great for the weekend feast of pancakes, eggs and...

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Bubbles Baby

Years ago when I was assisting on an advertising photo shoot  I worked on a job for a bubble bath product. Three assistants were charged with creating a big bubbly...

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Cool Beanbags

We recently stayed at the super cute Hotel Cape Charles on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, and they had a collection of these very cool, sturdy bean bags, from Sitting...

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Bowlovers

We love these machine washable reusable cotton covers for bowls...so much better than plastic wrap! Besides being useful and smart, we also love their messaging...

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Hot Stuff

I love me a French press—the process, the way it looks, the taste...but I don't love how it gets cold so fast. When I was at this great coffee shop called Topeca...

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Chaos to Lovely

We all have a landing space--be it a counter, a coffee table, credenza...where our life really happens. Keys, magazines, music speakers...and usually, it's a little...

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Winter Play

Every year we go through the same thing--it's so frigid outside that it's hard to imagine running the kids around for any length of time. I was thinking about getting...

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Magnolia Wreath

We saw the most beautiful magnolia wreath at a great boutique called Nili Lotan in East Hampton, New York. The combination of green and dried leaves is always striking....

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Goodnight Moon

One of our contributors, Jen Smith, sent us this idea and link from Apartment Therapy, and we love it. "I love the idea of one of these moons being used as a night...

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Eating Outside

We're firm believers that everything tastes better outside. So we really like having designated plates for doing so. A recent discovery is vintage Ingrid plates,...

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Easy Cilantro

I was really excited to learn that I had eager seeds waiting to be planted, just hiding the in the dark of my spice cabinet. Coriander seeds can be planted to become...

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No-Mess Bacon

Since we started making our bacon this way, we can't go back to a pan. I think it tastes just as good, in fact, for those who like their bacon not crispy, this is...

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Easy Flowers

I cut some forsythia this weekend, and was going to put the big vase on the dining table, and the little baby vase in the bathroom. But I liked the way that Big...

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DIY Headboard

A nice bed can be really expensive. We faked a fancy looking bed by creating an extra wide upholstered headboard and hanging it using picture frame hardware on the...

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Mom Cameras

I get a lot of parents asking me for camera recommendations. Currently, these are the best, high-end, point and shoots on the market. No shutter delay, and a large...

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Sticker Art

We love these wall stickers from The Alphabet City by artist, educator, and mom, Joanne Dugan. The letters come directly from her work--namely, the letters on signs...

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Clever Repurpose

I was looking through my new copy of Elle Decoration and came across Evil Robot Designs--two English guys that create these super cool lamps, and will also do commissions...

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Feel-Good Decor

I saw this fantastic pouf at my friend Stephanie's house. I was sure it would be way out of my budget until she told me where it (and her incredibly cool waste bin)...

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Flower Power

I'm always looking for new ways to do interesting and inexpensive flower arrangements. This book, A Flower with Love, by Bruno Munari is perfect for getting some...

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Insta-Molding

Cynthia Rowley created wedding cake-like molding in her daughters' bedroom by ingeniously putting caulk into a pastry tube. Once it dried, she painted over the design....

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Heart Art

We just discovered this great collecting idea on Moomah's site. Here's what Moomah's creative director (and one of our favorite people), Tracey, has to say about...

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Touch of Green

It's been a long, cold winter and spring still feels elusive.  My kids and I are dying to plant something outdoors, but the weather has been too unpredictable and...

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Foot Fetish

Our friend Jen Wink is a graphic designer and one of the most creative people we know. And not just creative in a way that would be impossible for non-artists to...

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DIY Nook

It started out as the spot where I used to nurse my boys at the end of the day when they were infants—and quickly transformed into our favorite reading corner....

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DIY Clever Vase

It's really hard to find wide-mouthed short vases for a tight bouquet of garden roses, which is why I was so excited to see this use of aluminum cans. The more foreign...


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