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The Best Guacamole Ever

The Best Guacamole Ever

Since today is National Avocado Day, I had to share my recipe for the best guacamole ever. Avocados are a very important staple at my house. We go through many, as avocados are one of the foods my two toddlers will always eat. There are many guacamole recipes out in cyberspace and in magazines and on cooking shows, but I’m a purist when it comes to guac. I believe simple is the absolute best, and you will too once you…

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DIY,Lifestyle

The Best Brownie Recipe Ever

The Best Brownie Recipe Ever

Since today is National Brownie Day, I thought I would share my own recipe for the best brownies on planet earth. Fun fact: some of my friends call me Brownie, so it’s essentially my name and therefore I am an expert. I am actually not a big sweets person unless I am majorly PMSing or pregnant, which is not-so-coincidentally when I perfected this recipe. It is adapted from Katherine Hepburn’s personal recipe, which was originally published by the New York…

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Beauty,DIY

5 Best Brazilian Blowout Products

Elchim 2001 Professional Hair Dryer

Happy National Brazilian Blowout Day! This frizz fighting straightening and smoothing treatment is so popular it has it’s own holiday. A salon habit is pricey, but there are a few products you can invest in to DIY, including the hair dryer I swear by. Here are the 5 best Brazilian blowout products you can use at home.…

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Boot Making Class In Brooklyn

I recently decided to spend a good chunk of my vacation time fulfilling a longtime dream to learn how to make boots by hand, old school cobbler-style. A few years back I found a boot making class in Brooklyn, How To Make Boots From Your Garage, that teaches the method I wanted to learn: the lasting method. I had been dragging my feet waiting for the right time to spring for a week-long course where I’d make a pair of boots…

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Sophisticated Safari Themed Nursery

I have recently found myself purging my closets of endless amounts of things, cleaning, and organizing like a maniac. The nesting phenomenon is real, and with 17 weeks to go, I am now in full blown nursery planning mode. I wanted a theme and color scheme that was relaxing and neutral enough that I could use all of the pieces again. I also want to choose big pieces like the dresser, chair and rug that will have longevity post nursery…

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DIY Upholstered Patterned Ottoman

Having reupholstered my fair share of patterned furniture, I feel like I have concocted the best and easiest method for reupholstering an ottoman with patterned fabric for unprofessional decorators. Keeping the pattern seamless to the eye and maintaining the integrity of the fabric’s design is daunting if you cut the fabric too much. This tutorial explains how you can upholster your storage ottman like a pro in less than an hour and will save you lots of money whether you…

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