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5 DIY Valentine’s Day Ideas

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Valentine’s Day is a month away. Have you started planning? Homemade gifts, like the ones below, are a thoughtful way to show your love. Polka dot champagne glasses take your celebratory toast to the next level. Let your love know how you really feel with the help of these conversation heart cookies. Surprise your loved [...]

Links We Loved This Week

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Living staffers are getting ready to make the long trek home to see family or cozying up in the city for a relaxing break. Here are a few links to peruse during your time off. We hope you have a wonderful holiday season with family and friends! Put a little extra flair into your holiday [...]

Christmas Scavenger Hunt

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Christmas scavenger hunts are typically a way to keep the kids from ripping through their presents in a flash. But in my family, the scavenger hunts began when we were much older, in high school. My brother, sister, and I kept asking for cash and gift cards for Christmas, so my mom and dad devised [...]

The Martha Stewart CraftStudio App is Free on iTunes!

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Have you tried out our Martha Stewart CrafStudio app? With the holidays in full swing, it’s the perfect time to take this paper crafting app for a test-drive—themed packs of stickers, glitter, stamps, punches, papers, and other supplies make it so easy to create personalized greeting cards, which you can share digitally with family and friends. The best [...]

Links We Loved This Week

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It’s been a chilly couple of days in New York City, but we still plan to bundle up and check some things off our holiday to-do lists. (Ice skating and a tour of the neighborhood lights, anyone?) Stay warm this weekend! Here are few of my favorite links from the week… I can’t stop staring [...]

5 D.I.Y. Holiday Decorations

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There’s no better time than the holidays to craft. There are so many festive ideas out there and so many cold days best spent indoors working on a project. However, we know the holiday season can get busy, so here are a few fun decorations that make spending the time totally worth it—their over-the-top sizes [...]

Our Finds: Toasty Time

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In 2007, Orange County girl Hélène Park was missing California and adjusting to a Brooklyn winter when she discovered a hole in one of her hooded sweatshirts. She’d previously joked with pals about stitching gloves directly onto outwear so she wouldn’t lose them, and was hit with a eureka moment as she took the garment [...]

Our Finds: Handmade Advent Calendars

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I’ve always loved the tradition of the advent calendar and counting down the days until Christmas. Handmade ones are especially meaningful because you can personalize what each day holds (a piece of chocolate, a classic winter activity, an ornament). With December right around the corner, here are a few that caught my eye. Weekend project, [...]

American Made Series: Belle Helmets

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Artist Danielle Baskin, a Chicago native and the proprietor of Belle Helmets, didn’t even wear bike helmets prior to moving to New York City. The NYU grad worked on her first helmet in 2007, and it was the first one she’d ever bought. “I decided to paint a blue sky on it to sort of…camouflage [...]

American Made Series: Pillbug Designs

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About five years ago, Michigan girl Missy Orge observed a flock of birds standing in the snow. “It struck me how cold their legs must get,” she says. “Tiny, bony legs and those fat, little bodies.” When she couldn’t stop thinking about it, Orge hit the sewing machine and produced a pair of green flowered [...]