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Homemade Rose Lotion for Her!

Photo and instructions courtesy of Design*Sponge This homemade lotion moisturizes your skin after all those winter months, and brings you fragrance of a thousand roses at the same time! Perfect for a Mother’s Day present, [read more]

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Beautiful Bookplates for Mom!

Photo and directions courtesy of Design*Sponge These whimsical bookplates make a great gift for bibliophiles, especially if you take an extra few minutes to paste it into a special book! Pretty and practical, they are [read more]

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Four Ideas for Mother’s Day!

Photo courtesy of CEO Sydney Every day is an opportunity to thank the moms in your life for their hard-work, unwavering character, and unconditional love! On Mother’s Day though, you get a whole day to [read more]

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Happy Passover! Pass the Matzo Ball!

Photo and recipe courtesy of Cook, Shoot, Eat   As one of the most widely observed Jewish holidays (Yom Tov), Passover is observed as a time to contemplate the endurance the Hebrews’ escape from enslavement [read more]

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A Sprinkle of Luck!

Photo courtesy of Food Mayhem Fresh herbs like basil never fail to get us in the mood for Spring! Next time you’re cooking, use one of these craft punches (find that at most art supply [read more]

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Cupid’s Fortune Cookies!

Photo and recipe courtesy of Our Best Bites With both Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year coming up this weekend, we’re in major celebration mode! Both holidays are about spending time with loved ones so [read more]

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Sweetest Love Letter Cake

Photo courtesy of Giver’s Log The folks at Giver’s Log have found possibly the best use for wafer paper ever – as wrapping for a Valentine’s cake! Break out your brushes and some food coloring [read more]

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Valentines for Foodies

Photos courtesy of uccellocurioso Ever want to tell your sweetie just how much you love him or her, but can’t find the right words? Consider a different approach with these hand-painted cards that will be [read more]

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Valentines Day Secret Cupid Exchanges

The stores are brimming with cardboard hearts and chocolate assortments, reminding us all that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Whether you’re planning a special occasion with your sweetheart or reminding yourself how fabulous [read more]

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Save the Leftovers!

Thanksgiving has come and gone, but the festivities are still in full swing! Lots of us are still taking advantage of the long weekend with shopping, spending time with those we love, and more feasting! [read more]

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Elfster Recommends: Tastes of the Holidays!

Bring the delicious taste of grandma’s garden into your kitchen with Dolce Nonna’s canned organic vegetables! Eggplants, peppers and string beans are canned in traditional herb and vinegar concoctions, giving them a concentrated and pungent [read more]

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A Classic Thanksgiving Meal Perfected!

Only one more day before we gather around the dining table and remember all that we have to be thankful for! Whether it’s grandma’s top secret stuffing recipe or fancy fusion turkey dumplings, there are [read more]