Lifestyles


How Many Kids Parents Wanted vs. How Many They Actually Had

How Many Kids Parents Wanted vs. How Many They...

Family planning is probably the biggest misnomer I’ve ever heard. You can’t plan anything. Maybe you’re lucky, and maybe your plans do end up working out, but, for the vast majority of us, the families we end up with usually end up looking different than the ones we thought we’d get. Sometimes in small ways, […]

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The Best Cupcake Ideas for Your Next Party

The Best Cupcake Ideas for Your Next Party

One of the most versatile party decorations are cupcakes. With the right cake toppers, they can match any party theme. Best of all, you don’t have to pack away the decorations once you’re done. You just eat them. Plus, have you ever met anyone who hated cupcakes? I’m pretty sure that’s right up there with hating puppies. […]

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12 Funny and Clever Ways To Say “I Miss You”

12 Funny and Clever Ways To Say “I Miss...

The phrase “I miss you” seems too weak for some situations. It doesn’t capture that feeling of chaos and minor catastrophe caused by the absence of a true love or however you call them. To give the phrase more depth, sometimes you need to add props or a few extra words. For example: 12 Funny […]

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17 Creative Masquerade Masks for Halloween

17 Creative Masquerade Masks for Halloween

Thanks to the “Phantom of the Opera” and Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Red Masque of Death,” masquerade balls are just creepy enough to be appropriate for Halloween. Even if you don’t throw an out-and-out masquerade, though, a Venetian-style mask is a great costume option, with or without a matching outfit. The Best Masquerade Masks for […]

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10 Delicious Homemade Cereal Recipes

10 Delicious Homemade Cereal Recipes

Store-bought cereals can seem a little mysterious sometimes. They have long lists of ingredients, unusual shapes and colors that are probably difficult to make at home. That’s why it can be fun to make homemade cereal for once, instead of just granola. You know exactly what you’re eating and can personalize the ingredients according to […]

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9 International Easter Bread Recipes

Hot cross buns aren’t the only type of traditional Easter bread. As an international holiday, Easter has a great variety of foods and customs unique to each region of the world. There are so many delicious kinds of Easter breads, for instance, that you could try a different recipe each year and never run out of […]

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Historical American Recipes and Cookbooks for the 4th of...

The American Independence Day is usually celebrated with a barbecue, but if you want to try something different, visit the Colonial Williamsburg website for American recipes from the 18th century. They have a whole department dedicated to researching and recreating colonial American foods, called the Department of Historic Foodways. They’re currently researching culinary topics like coffee, dairying, food […]

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How to Make 10 Creative Rice Krispies Treats

The basic recipe for Rice Krispies Treats is easy: melt marshmallows with butter, combine with plenty of puffed rice cereal / “Rice Krispies,” and let it cool. For many creative cooks, the recipe is too simple to leave plain, especially since Rice Krispies Treats are so flexible. You can form all kinds of shapes with […]

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12 Easy to Make Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

Once you’ve made ice cream sandwiches at home, the store-bought versions seem so boring. The recipes are usually quite simple too. There are basically three ingredients: a type of ice cream, a type of cookie and something special to give it panache. You can substitute brownies or even doughnuts for the cookies, and frozen custard […]

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18 Unique Easter Egg Ideas

18 Unique Easter Egg Ideas

Once your excitement for dying Easter eggs wears off and you’re faced with a dozen hard-boiled eggs, a problem can arise: “How am I going to decorate these eggs, actually?” To help you answer that question, here are 18 excellent ideas for dying and decorating Easter eggs. Brilliant and Creative Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs […]

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10 Creative Cupcakes for Saint Patrick’s Day

10 Creative Cupcakes for Saint Patrick’s Day

The tricky part of making St. Patrick’s Day desserts is figuring out which flavors go with the color green. If green isn’t an option, then you have to figure out how to make something look ‘Irish’ to someone who isn’t Irish. Cupcakes are a good option because they’re small and flexible; you can try a […]

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delicious pavlova recipe

10 Beautiful Pavlova Recipes

Pavlova is an awe-inspiring dessert, not only because of its exotic name and beautiful shape, but because it’s so rare compared to cakes, pies and cookies. Even though it’s practically as easy to make as a layered cake, it gives the impression of culinary expertise – something reserved for professional bakers and/or people who have […]

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14 Beautiful Crochet Dress Patterns: Then and Now

Browsing through vintage crochet catalogs in thrift shops can be fascinating and funny, but if you find a good catalog, you might also discover some great ideas. The vintage crochet dress patterns are especially remarkable. You can find original 1950′s cocktail dresses and evening gowns, even classy crochet wedding dresses. Even if the patterns are […]

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5 Delicious Piñata Desserts

5 Delicious Piñata Desserts

Happy Cinco de Mayo! While the meaning behind this Mexican-American holiday is unknown by many, everyone enjoys getting together with their friends and family to celebrate. Besides the beautiful dresses and dancing, there’s always lots of food and piñatas for the kids. Adults can have piñatas, too, but if you’re too shy for the mad […]

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The Best Fresh Flavored Ice Cubes

The Best Fresh Flavored Ice Cubes

Summer and ice go together like winter and fire. You can survive without them, but it’s not recommended. Ice cream, ice pops, and ice cubes not only help you to cool off, but they’re also great treats to make without heating up the kitchen with a hot oven. Flavored ice cubes are especially easy and […]

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