When Cassie from Hi Sugarplum! moved into her home, the basic features were solid: a wall of windows, a brick fireplace, and plenty of space. But the room seemed too dark for her taste, and the furnishings didn’t feel quite right. Fast forward a few years, and it feels like a completely different room.
A dancer in a Carolina Herrera costume awaiting her fitting.
I enjoy peeking into inspiring studios and workspaces as much as I do homes, and this tour is no exception. Speaking as an artist, there is nothing more draining on your creativity than working in a space that doesn’t motivate and speak to you! But by the looks of the costumes turned out by the New York City Ballet’s costume workshop, these digs are just the opposite.
Alice, How Do I Tell My Sister-In-Law I Don't Want to Be Her Bridesmaid? — Ask Alice: Advice for Life at Home
I am in desperate need of your help! My husband’s sister got engaged in November and decided she wanted to get married this coming September. I was asked to be a bridesmaid in front of the entire family — so basically I was too embarrassed to say no. Because of my student loans, my husband and I have been in a very tricky financial situation. I wanted to decline because I didn’t think I could afford it. The wedding is seven months away (but she has not booked anything yet — not even a venue), is there any way out of this???
Your texts are about to get more diverse. Apple is adding over 300 new emojis in their upcoming update to iOS. You’ll not only be able to select a default emoji skin color from a drop down menu, but the families will also be LGBT-friendly.
From The Kitchn ? 5 Things We Can Learn from This Dreamy Luxe Kitchen
By Ben Hobson
Get ready! You’re about to have 25 clean things with just the push of a dishwasher button (and that’s not including these spuds). You know you’re dying to see what you’ve been hand-washing when you didn’t have to. Read on for the full list.
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I’ve had my share of mousecapades and caught mice humanely and in grizzly ways (the worst are glue traps, though sometimes they become necessary). However, I’ve always tried to start with humane mouse traps and had good luck. Here are my top picks gleaned from experience and from a recent survey.
The Mice Cube is my latest top find due to it’s utter simplicity and great reviews. This sweet blogger at MinorCreations says it best: “We did exactly what the instructions said and within a half hour of setting them up, we’d caught one! It was amazing. It is also the only trap where you don’t have to touch the mouse to remove it.”
Pom poms are a great way to add color and texture, and refresh older items in your home. They are incredibly easy to make and if you’ve got yarn, you’ve got everything you need to get started!