Why not take a break from the festivities today and polish up on your Easter history? You may be well versed in the dyeing and hunting of eggs on the April holiday, but how well do you know the rest of the world's Easter egg traditions? Try your hand at answering a half dozen questions to find out! Source: Flickr User kurisurokkuTake the Quiz
Many people let their doors do the talking during the holidays. While I don't mark every Hallmark moment with a wreath, I do find the Easter season to be a worthy contender. This year I thought I'd whip up my own door décor with a little help from my pals glitter, glue, and ribbon.
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Now that Spring is in full swing, we've got our minds on desserts that are not only sweet and satisfying, but also refreshing. Cooling scoops of homemade raspberry-swirl Greek frozen yogurt and a fast and easy strawberry tart are just two of the 18 must-make recipes we've rounded up. Click through for some sweet inspiration.
After a long, busy, and insanely rainy Winter, I'm ready to do something I've been putting off for more than a couple of months: Spring clean my kitchen. To make the daunting task more manageable, I've broken it down into smaller projects: organizing my pantry, making my cabinets neater, and now, deep-cleaning my freezer. Hoping to do the same to yours this season? Keep clicking for my favorite tips.
If your pet has new toys on his Christmas list this year, it's a perfect time to seek out overused goods in his toy box. Remember to discard any tattered toys with broken or peeling pieces but, from rubber to rope, follow these steps to clean each type!
Forget about living models, Alexander McQueen's Spring '10 eyewear campaign features dead ones. Continuing its love affair with skeletons, McQueen's latest are in-your-face, literally. The snakeskin pattern that's quickly become a signature for the house takes the background, while a gigantic digitized skull, clad with cool McQueen shades, takes front and center. Yes, real models are more beautiful — they have hair and makeup working for them — but this makes quite the statement. You approve?
Army green is a huge color right now, but so is camel. In fact, the two are totally complementary, and simultaneously feed into the chic desert vibe. We've been seeing more and more camel-colored pieces on the catwalks and in fashion editorials. Celine's Spring collection was an all-out camel-fest! Click on for 10 ways to sport the hue from now and through Fall.
Want to do something fun to show your lighthearted side during these warmer weathered months, but don't want to go the shocking pink route? Take a tip from reader PrettyShinySparkly, then, who recently wrote me about her new pastel pink and purple strands featured on her blog of the same name. Find out how she got them below:
- A natural blonde, PrettyShinySparkly typically has her stylist put both highlights and lowlights in her hair, but due to time constraints, she pulled a DIY, using L'Oréal's Superior Preference in Glistening Magnolia ($15) in hopes of attaining a beachy-white blond. When the color turned out a little bit too buttery-yellow, she applied Wella's Color Charm Toner in #T18 ($5), a subtle lavender, to counteract any unwanted golden-toned pigments. "After rinsing out the toner, shampooing, and deep conditioning, I was shocked and flabbergasted to find that I had accidentally created the most perfect, subtle, barely-there version of the lavender highlights I was so coveting," she said.
- Then, a few weeks later, as the streaks faded into a silver-toned lavender hue, she decided to keep the pastel theme going, applying Manic Panic's Cotton Candy ($7.50) and Mystic Heather ($9). The outcome? Fun and funky pink and purple semipermanent highlights that are perfect for Summer.
Ever wondered what it would be like to drink in Spring? Well, I'm pretty sure it's something akin to sipping on this asparagus and crouton soup. Reader brisas shared this seasonal course in all its splendor in the Savory Sights group in the YumSugar Community.
I've had asparagus soup several times, but it's never been topped with fresh croutons before. After one look at this savory soup, I've decided that my next asparagus purée will be topped with fresh croutons made from pain de mie and topped with pesto!