7 Things to Bring on Your Summer PicnicIt's picnic season, one of my favorite times of the year! Whether it's an impromptu dinner at the park or an elaborate party, picnics are the perfect way to take advantage of summer sun. By having a basket full of supplies ready to grab at a moments notice, you'll end up having a lot more picnics this summer. Pick up these 7 essentials for a summer picnic to fill in any gaps in your current stash.
Taza Shoulder Strap French Market Basket1. Taza Shoulder Strap French Market Basket
Tote all your treats and blankets with you in this basket.
Get this basket for $37.95
Weck Carafe Set2. Weck Carafe Set
These simple carafes are perfect for filling up with water or lemonade and will also be great for an indoor dinner when it starts to cool down.
Get this carafe set for $10
Beach Blankets3. Beach Blankets
These striped blankets are perfectly casual and beachy.
Get these blankets for $48
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Gingham Check Luncheon Napkins on a Roll4. Gingham Check Luncheon Napkins on a Roll
Have you seen napkins on a roll before? They're a little fancier than paper
7 Things to Bring on Your Summer PicnicIt's picnic season, one of my favorite times of the year! Whether it's an impromptu dinner at the park or an elaborate party, picnics are the perfect way to take advantage of summer sun. By having a basket full of supplies ready to grab at a moments notice, you'll end up having a lot more picnics this summer. Pick up these 7 essentials for a summer picnic to fill in any gaps in your current stash.Read More »from 7 Essentials for a Summer Picnic
7 Beds from Your FantasiesAre you someone that walks into a house and immediately wants to take a tour and see every room? I'm always so curious to see how differently people have chosen to create a feeling of comfort in their home. While some people prefer a sleek and simple look, others are all about luxury and extravagance. Get a glimpse into the many different style dream beds there are to snuggle up in with these 7 beds you'll wish were yours.Read More »from Dream On! 7 Beds You'll Wish Were Yours
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Would you ever get out of bed?1. Princess Bed
I don't think I would even get out of this bed, handmade from solid wood and covered in gold leaf.
Hanging in the Trees2. Hanging in the Trees
Here is a bed I think I could get used to, minus the whole falling out thing.
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Goddess Bed3. The Bali Bed
What a gorgeous bed to wake up in. You'd literally feel like you were sleeping in a genie's bottle!
Homedit4. Purple Velvet Bed
Doesn't purple mean royalty? Yes, I think I'll take this bed from the online Spanish furniture
By Ayn-Monique KlahreGet the Party Started
outdoor party table
Create a pretty palette of teal, orange and yellow with a few quick additions. Roll craft paper down the table as a runner and hang paper fans and garlands from the rails. Fill paint-dipped containers (see directions on slide 4) with flowers to complete the look. Photo credit: Tina Rupp/Woman's DayAccent Pieces
Glue pairs of paper circles (cut by hand or with a large hole punch) onto twine for an easy garland. Photo credit: Tina Rupp/Woman's Day
Organize your kitchen in 5 days.
Painted clothespins do double duty: They keep your napkin handy, and help you figure out which plate is yours if you set it down for a sec. Photo credit: Tina Rupp/Woman's DayPaint-Dipped Vase
· Glass jar, rinsed, label removed
· Latex-based interior paint
· Water, if necessary
1. On a newspaper-covered surface in a well-ventilated area, dip jar partway into paint. (You may have to thin paint withRead More »from Super Summer Party Ideas
- Astrology.com Home and Garden Horoscopes | At Home – Tue, Jun 19, 2012 12:21 PM EDT
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Wherever you are in the world, take some time to clear your path today. Be it the weather in your way or a bag of laundry near the doorway, make sure that nothing gets in between you and where you need to be.
Today's Aries Reading: Free Sample Career Strengths Reading
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Though your antique hutch looks lovely in the dining room, it wouldn't be so lovely if it fell over on to the floor. Take a moment to make sure that your furniture is secured to the walls in the event of an inevitable bump or jostle.
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
Though your new set of mixing bowls seemed like a deal at the dollar store, you now understand why you got them so cheaply. Whether they're rusting or chipping, remember this lesson and buy
By GalTime Nerd Chick Andrea Eldridge
Summer-Proof Your Gadgets That lounge chair next to the pool is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the latest summer romance on your eReader, or take out some Angry Birds' pigs on your iPad. With Pina Colada in hand and toes in the pool or sand, there's surely no better way to spend a lazy summer afternoon… until the kids decide to practice their cannonballs, leaving you and your gadgets soaked. Perhaps you want to use your snazzy GPS program on the boat or hiking, but are worried about your Smartphone taking a permanent nap in the depths of the lake or ending up crushed at the bottom of the cliff you just climbed. Nerd Chicks have found some easy ways to summer-proof your tech from the fun you'd like to have together.
Keepin' it Dry...
The first line of defense is to get a good case for your gadget. There are solutions for various perils: water, sand, or impact. If water sports are your favorite way to beat the heat, the DryCase is a versatile solution toRead More »from Summer-Proof Your Gadgets
By Alexandra Mangione, GalTime.com
Top 5 beaches to visit this summer! surf, sand and color!
Summers growing up in central New Jersey consisted of road trips down to Lavallette and Seaside Park, beaches with off-white sand and ice cold waters where the boardwalk and $3 lemonades were all we needed. Although this was wonderful during my adolescence, I've had the opportunity to visit and explore countless beaches, all with defining characteristics and gorgeous landscapes.
Here are 5 incredible colored beaches that I highly recommend visiting to help make your summer a little bit more memorable.
5. La Plage Publique de Beau Rivage in Nice, FranceNice, France
Although Beau Rivage isn't exactly categorized as a "colored" beach, it's an absolutely gorgeous place and by far my favorite beach in the world. Instead of sand, Beau Rivage is covered in galets, which are white, round, marble-like stones. The stones have been smoothened by the ocean and create the most impressive looking coastline nuzzled next to the mostRead More »from 5 Beautiful Colored Beaches to Visit
Ready to transform your foyer? Here's how to pull together a stylish space, step-by-step.Read More »from Style a Foyer in 8 Easy Steps
hanging mirrorStep One: Create a Focal Point
Create a focal point by hanging a mirror so its center is at eye level.
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striped rugStep Two: Add a Rug with Visual Interest
The stripes on an all-weather rug optically draw guests into the house, while the durable material holds up in a high-traffic area.
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Step Three: Add A Table
A round table breaks up the boxiness of the space. No sharp corners mean it's easier to walk around.
Plus: Tour A Daring, Dramatic, and Colorful Family Home
tablecloth covered tableStep Four: Add Storage
Cover the table with a cloth that falls to the floor (you can use the space underneath for storage).
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Step Five: Choose a Vase
A large vase in the center of the table, preferably with color or pattern, adds height and interest.
Step Six: Add a Personal Touch
Keep vase stocked with flowers
The good the bad and the awkward, Bethenny and her expert answered all the boob questions they could get their hands on!
- Astrology.com Home and Garden Horoscopes | At Home – Mon, Jun 18, 2012 12:58 PM EDT
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Though it's a bit risky to buy things without seeing them first, go ahead and take a chance. In fact, the living room set-up in the catalog is so beautiful, why not buy all of the items? After all, the couch does match the coffee table perfectly.
Today's Aries Reading: Free Sample Chakra Reading
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
A spell of impatience may have you racing to finish projects. Remember that it's no good to eat a pie if it hasn't had a chance to rest. If you dive in too quickly, the filling will be runny, but if given a chance to cool, it will be gooey and wonderful.
Today's Taurus Reading: Free Sample Karma Reading
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
A beautiful day will cause you to take the rubber gloves off of your hands and forget about your to-do list. Instead, put some iced tea in a
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