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Jessica Anderson

Our Cover, Recreated

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Our July/August 2013 cover has been a huge hit! We created the beautiful image of ombré tomatoes on grilled bread, but our readers have taken the idea and run with it. After seeing tons of your cover recreations popping up on Twitter and Instagram, we decided to round up 11 of our favorites (plus one [...]

Meet Meg Galligan

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“Life is too short to not do what you love.” Or so the saying goes. For some this might merely be an aspirational adage, but for designer Meg Galligan, these words served as a call to action. After working in online advertising at Google for four years, Meg made the gutsy decision to abandon the [...]

A Martha Faceoff

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Have you heard? Martha Stewart signed up for Match.com! She’s taking a leap of faith and needs your words of wisdom. Help Martha put her best face forward by telling us which photo is your favorite in the comments section. The winning photo will become her newest dating profile picture. Please vote—Martha’s counting on you! [...]

Guest Pinners: Kristen and Liz of “Cool Mom Picks”

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Don’t get me wrong: I love that the Internet boasts an abundance of blogs written by talented crafters, makers, and DIYers. Whenever I’m feeling uninspired, nothing helps jump-start my creativity like the beautiful photography, witty prose and helpful how-tos I receive from these like-minded creators. That being said, sometimes navigating the blogosphere is overwhelming. With [...]

Guest Pinner: Eden Passante of “Sugar and Charm”

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As a child, balloons provided infinite amounts of entertainment. From rousing games of “keep the balloon off the floor” to watching their static electricity make my hair stand on end, balloons were an inexpensive decoration and diversion. Unsurprisingly, my excitement about balloons has faded over the years, or so I thought, until I saw Eden [...]

Tastemaker: Nora Abousteit of Kollabora

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Nora Abousteit is the founder of Kollabora, the new fashion-forward DIY community that connects makers with inspiring projects, helpful tutorials, and the best supplies. Tell us a little about your background. How did you get to where you are today? There are so many elements that have played into where I am today. First of [...]

Guest Pinner: Camille Styles

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When I first stumbled upon Camille Styles’ eponymous lifestyle blog, she had just posted pictures from her daughter’s half-birthday celebration, and I found myself in the ludicrous situation of envying a six-month-old child. Camille billed the party as “nothing fancy,” but I swooned over the yarn pom pom flower bouquets, confetti-filled helium balloons, and luscious [...]

Our Finds: Printable Valentine’s Day Stationery & Gift Tags

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We’re firm believers that part of the fun of giving is in the giftwrap. Before you bestow your beau with their Valentine’s Day gift, jot them a sweet note on this cute X&O stationery and tie on a matching gift tag. All you’ll need to give your gift in style is this free printable from [...]

Guest Pinner: Grace Atwood of “Stripes & Sequins”

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All that glitters may not be gold, but you can guarantee it will still catch guest pinner Grace Atwood’s admiring eye. Grace is the voice behind fashion & DIY blog Stripes & Sequins. With weekly runway-inspired DIY projects, as well as a mix of fashion, beauty, and lifestyle posts, Stripes & Sequins has been catching the attention of [...]

Guest Pinners: Nat and Holly of “My Sister’s Suitcase”

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When a relocation put 462 miles between their homes in Cedar City, Utah and Idaho Falls, Idaho, sisters Holly Charlesworth and Nat Shirley needed a new way to keep in touch. The seemingly inseparable pair established a “long-distance crafting relationship,” which they nurture regularly on their joint blog My Sister’s Suitcase. Brimming with clever upcycling ideas, easy [...]