A Sweet Cherry Pie Recipe for the end of Summer

Before school starts up again and warm summer days come to an end, we're giving you a simple Sweet Cherry Pie recipe to bake this Labor Day Weekend! What You'll Need:  (makes 1 9-inch pie) 2 frozen 9-inch pie crusts (or a homemade recipe) 1 12 ounce bag of frozen/pitted cherries (or... read more

Craft a DIY Southwest-Inspired Pillow for Fall

DIY southwestern inspired pillow
Bring the desert home with you from vacation this summer and add a Southwestern feel to your decor with this crafty geometric pillow. A simple project that you can complete in under an hour that is perfect for a late summer/ early fall feel. What You'll Need: Pillow form or stuffing Half... read more

Quinoa Bowls: One Bowl, 1000 Possibilities

Lunch and dinner bowls are kind of the best thing going. Not only are they incredibly easy to throw together, perfect for those days when the kitchen is the last place you want to be, they're a great cool-weather alternative to the standard summer salad. Because yes, that's totally something we're starting to think about these days... read more

8 Unexpected Ideas for Your Next Get-Together

Whether you frequently entertain or just want to up your "gracious host" game, it's time to start thinking outside the standard dinner party box. Don't get us wrong, we're huge fans of a classic get-together, but to land yourself the title of entertaining aficionado mixing it up is key. Go Gourmet Instead of serving a full-blown... read more

Get Off of Your Phones and Talk Once in a While

First I started seeing it with groups of friends. Four people sitting at a table in a restaurant together, none of them talking, each with their head buried in their phone. Occasionally one friend might show another something that was on their screen, but that would be the sum total of their physical interaction. Then I... read more

These Resilient Houseplants Will Survive Your Busy Schedule

Small plants can have big effects in your home. Houseplants can beautify your indoor space by adding character, tranquility, and a host of other benefits—if you can manage to keep them alive, that is. With August signaling the start of a new school year, nurturing houseplants (or remembering to water them every now and then)... read more

Crispy Baked Kale Chips Recipe

You'll never buy the packaged stuff again after you make this homemade Crispy Baked Kale Chips Recipe -- it's perfect as a back-to-school snack! What You'll Need: 1 bunch of curly kale, rinsed and dried thoroughly 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil  1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper Step 1: Preheat... read more

10 Fantasy Vacation Spots for Labor Day

Another three-day weekend is coming up; while you might be staying local, check out where the rich and famous will be jetting off to. DESTINATION: Portoferraio, Italy WHO YOU'LL SEE THERE: This sleepy-looking Italian beach town attracts mega-stars like Beyoncé and Jay-Z. DESTINATION: Ashford Castle in Cong, Ireland WHO... read more

Does Owning a Home Help or Hurt Your Marriage?

Buying a home with your partner can be one of the happiest days of your life. But does that equal a happy marriage? Obviously many factors can contribute to the rise or fall of your relationship through the years, but one study has found that owning a home with your S.O. can definitely maybe... read more

6 Root Vegetables You Need to Try

Bundle of carrots and kohlrabiBundle of carrots and kohlrabi
Not to be a buzz kill, but as summer starts to come to a close, all those fresh veggies we love — tomatoes, cukes, peppers, etc. — will shortly be making a grand exit. Yes, you'll still find them (though less flavorful and fresh) all year long in the supermarket, but if you're down for... read more
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