Follow these fast, easy tips for a beautiful spring bouquet.
GET IT TOGETHER
For a surprisingly sophisticated-looking arrangement, cut stems to different lengths and align them at the bottom, then secure with a length of garden wire (you can cheat with a ponytail band too) before sinking them into a vase. Add a few strands of bear grass, if desired.
Not all blossoms need to be blowsy and full; somewhat unopened blooms add visual interest.
THE RIGHT VASE
Sunflowers are heavy, so be certain to use a vase that's solid enough to bear their weight.
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- Astrology.com Home and Garden Horoscopes | At Home – Wed, Apr 11, 2012 12:36 PM EDT
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
The work of your hand will take center stage today. Custom painting a tray coffee table was not what you envisioned yourself doing when you began art classes, but you are willing to follow where your muse has led.
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Let go of your baggage: pack only the bare necessities. Gathered around the barbecue pit at your campsite this evening, you and a person you knew but did not necessarily like, will engage in deep, enlightening conversations. Listening brings understanding.
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
The asparagus you planted three summers ago is ready for cultivation. You need the right tool to harvest the delectable spears so that you do not harm the plant. Serve
Everyone's favorite funnylady has just joined Twitter. Welcome aboard, Betty White!
-Lucia Peters, BettyConfidential.com
You guys. This is SUPER exciting. Seriously, I haven't been this excited about a celebrity hopping on the Twitter bandwagon in… well, ever. Get ready, everyone:
BETTY WHITE JOINED TWITTER.
The illustrious Hot in Cleveland star joined the social networking site yesterday, and even though she's only been on it for about 16 hours, she's already amassed over 100,000 followers-with more sure to come. So far, she's treated us to three bite-sized pieces of classic Betty humor. First there was this:
Betty White tweet 1
Followed by this:
Betty White tweet 2
And finally, there was this:
Betty White tweet 3
And yes, in case you weren't aware, Betty has a new show now in addition to Hot in Cleveland called Betty White's Off Their Rockers, which consists of elderly people playing pranks on members of the younger generations.
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7 Imaginative Hideouts for KidsAs far back as I can remember, handcrafted hideouts filled the rooms in my house as a kid. It started as a simple sheet tent that served as a reading nook. It didn't take long before these hideouts turned into fortresses, taking up the entire living room and sectioning off into different quarters. Sound familiar? Here are 7 hideouts that you can help kids make. Maybe they'll even invite you in.Read More »from Hide and Seek: 7 Imaginative Hideouts for Kids
Quilting Hoop Fort1. Quilting Hoop Fort
This simple fort is the perfect reading nook for kids to curl up in.
Get the tutorial
Moroccan Fort2. Moroccan Fort A fort this stylish can stay up in my living room indefinitely!
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Table Fort 3. Table Fort Cover a table with this homemade fort and let the pretending begin.
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A-Frame Tent 4. A-Frame Tent These tents are easy to make, but that doesn't make them any less magical. You can have fun with the sheet to personalize it.
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Bunk Bed Fort5. Bunk Bed Fort This for takes bunk beds - and sleepover - to the next level.
- Vince DeMattia | At Home – Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:41 PM EDT
Will someone please tell me what the dickens has happened to the television show, "Jeopardy."!?
Does Alex Trebek now own the show? It's a mess.
First of all... let's talk about the numbers of clues that are about Scotland, Germany, Canada and
in the French language. Yep! Mr. Trebek is of Scottish and German descent and originally from
Canada and pandering to the French there. It's not even subtle.
Then there's the gratuitous product promotion. Entire clue categories that contain answers about
name brand snack foods, fast food restaurants, syndicated television shows, recording artists and
record companies, and many more products, even to go as far as putting Aleve signs on the front
of the contestant consoles.
Then there's Alex always having to put himself and HIS experiences in each short gab with the contestants in the first break. He talks SOOO much that he causes many rounds to end before allRead More »from THE JEOPARDY TV SHOW: HAS it BEEN TAKEN OVER by ALIENS?!
the clues have been offered. It's a very
White On! 7 Gorgeous White KitchensWhite walls get a bad rap. They come standard, so we tend to think they're boring and plain. Well, not if you do white right! These 7 white kitchens are clean and bright. Some are cozy; some are modern. It goes to show you that starting with a white wall isn't such a bad thing.
Industrial 1. Industrial
This industrial is fun and with the right accents, very cheerful.
This mix of different woods with the white reminds me of a pre-war apartment building in NYC.
Black and White 3. Black and White
You wouldn't think so, but black cabinets and pendant lights look great in a kitchen. The white room keeps them from being foreboding.
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White and Gray 4. White and Gray
Here's the perfect scheme for showing off stainless steel appliances. These colors are soft and relaxing, so the bright colors of your meals take center stage.
Pops of Color 5. Pops of Color
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Be a Medicine Cabinet MacGyver: Use Dental Floss, Toothpaste, Makeup Brushes and More as DIY Problem SolversBy This Old House Magazine | At Home – Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:01 PM EDT
Lipstick for home improvement? Yup. These items, commonly found in your toiletries bag, can come in handy during your next DIY project. See more advice on how to be a medicine cabinet Macgyver on thisoldhouse.com. -Amy R. HughesRead More »from Be a Medicine Cabinet MacGyver: Use Dental Floss, Toothpaste, Makeup Brushes and More as DIY Problem Solvers
1. Dental Floss
Fill in fissures. Pull a length of thin and sturdy dental floss taut and use it to work glue into splits and cracks in woodwork.
Photo: Jessica Kaufman
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Polish metal. Make brass and silver shine with a non-abrasive toothpaste. Apply the polish with an old, soft-bristled toothbrush and rub it in with a lint-free rag.
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Nail Polish Remover
3. Nail Polish Remover
Clean up glue. Put some acetone nail polish remover on a rag to wipe off insulating foam sealant before it dries permanently.
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4. Baby Oil
Save stone. Baby oil is just your basic mineral oil with a little added fragrance; rub it into a soapstone countertop to hide a scratch and to
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Springtime inspires a passion for life and an insatiable desire to be active. Learn now how, with the help of your own Sun sign, you can best enjoy this beautiful season!
You'll have even more energy than usual, as a number of planets in Aries are activating your birth chart. Burn off some of your spring fire with competitive games like tennis, kick-boxing or a day at a paintball course.
Your sensual nature will revel in the opportunity to soak up sunshine, smell fragrant flowers and indulge in fresh produce. Plan a day out with your sweetie -- perhaps a picnic or an afternoon of wine tasting.
As the weather warms up and more people are out and about, spring becomes all about socializing for you. This is a great time to attend concerts, plan parties with friends -- pretty much any event where you can meet and mingle!
For you, it's time to begin planning a spring menu! There are all kinds of new spring ingredients to cook with, so make a trip to your local
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The housing market remains shaky, even if the broader economy is improving. And after years of price declines and slow sales, homeowners have changed their priorities in home improvement.
Duo Dickinson, a home remodeling architect for more than 30 years, has seen his share of ups and downs in real estate. But this time it is different, he says.
Instead of waiting for the return of the good old days, homeowners are scrapping second-home dreams and fancy remodeling projects. They're focusing on staying put and value-focused home renovations.
Jacuzzi bathtubs and high ceiling "great rooms" that no one uses are out. In vogue are smaller bedrooms and insulated water heaters that cut utility bills.
Dickinson documented this shift toward frugality into a book, "Staying Put: Remodel Your House to Get the Home You Want."
Says Dickinson: "People aren't coping as if there's light at the end of the tunnel, [they are] changing their expectations."
- Astrology.com Home and Garden Horoscopes | At Home – Tue, Apr 10, 2012 12:19 PM EDT
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Volunteer what you can give, not what will stress you out. As the song says, even a little light shines brightly.
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
You may find yourself hungrier than usual for mashed potatoes. Since it is not your usual vegetable choice, the thing you have been hoping for may finally have happened. Tell you spouse before your mother.
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