Hillary Clinton may have lost the presidential election, but she’s still advocating for one of her campaign’s core tenets — increasing opportunities for women and girls. “Despite all the challenges we face, I remain convinced that yes, the future is female,” Clinton said.
If you’ve got a thing for French house music — or just dig funky furniture with a cool backstory — this is the chair of your dreams. French Touch, designed by Juliette Mutzke-Felippelli for Los Angeles-based design studio Joogii is an acrylic “ghost” chair inspired by Daft Punk and other French house music of the ’90s. By the way, it comes with its own playlist.
Related: Our Favorite Pieces of Wall Art Aren’t All Paintings This is why, despite the peeling squares of linoleum and mustard-yellow laminate countertops in our kitchen, the main floor bathroom was the first room in our house to get a full makeover. As was the case with opening up our floor plan, the goal in redoing this bathroom was to do as much as we could ourselves and keep the price tag reasonable. Not my bathroom, though I would happily take it.
Are you tired of all the hearts yet? Good, cos we’re not! So here’s one last bit of Valentine’s inspiration for all of you DIY lovebirds. Wreath Heart Valentine’s Pillow by WeAllSew.
Make some Cupid-worthy DIY stationery this Valentine’s Day! Start out by crafting a cute card for your crush or your main squeeze. Then top off the DIY theme by making your own envelopes. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, our easy DIY is perfect for wrapping up a love letter with a fun heart-shaped envelope.
Rumor has it that diamonds are facing some major challenges to their status as a girl’s best friend these days, but whoever thought diamonds were going out of style definitely didn’t know about chocolate ring pop diamonds! With Valentine’s Day, and the now-popular Galentine’s Day, right around the corner, you might need a quick DIY to let your gal pals know that you’re ready to bring on the bling. Now all you need are some fun party games and DIY Valentine’s Day decorations, and you’re covered for the best Valentine’s Day party around! Materials: – candy melts in various colors – ring pop rings – edible glitter Tools: – gemstone silicone mold – microwave Instructions: 1. 4. Put the ring pop ring into the mold and place in freezer to harden.
By Michael Floyd and Bilal Ghalib Make: Imagine taking a deliciously long hot shower… Sounds great, except for all that fresh water and heat energy pouring down the drain! Well now you can enjoy long showers without the waste. Recover and recycle the water and heat, cutting your shower’s environmental footprint by about 90% with Showerloop, one of many great projects prototyped at POC21. Showerloop is an open source hot water recycling system for super efficient personal hygiene. According to the project’s founder, Jason Selvarajan, the recycled water meets or even exceeds US and EU drinking water standards.
A spa day can make us feel pampered, but with the prices, it can also make us feel poor. No need to break the bank or leave the comfort of your home to have the same experience! Watch and see how to transform your own bathroom into a tranquil spa on the cheap. Also on Yahoo Makers: Skip the Spa and Make This At-Home DIY Relaxation Kit Just Say Ahh: World’s Largest Sauna Opens in Norway The DIY Gift that Dry Winter Hands Will Thank You For Related video on Yahoo Makers: Let Yahoo Makers inspire you every day!
Come on, admit it, this one made you smile! Who doesn’t remember the classic line from Jerry Maguire, when Renee Zellweger tells Tom Cruise “you had me at hello”? It’s one of those lines that sticks with you - even years after you saw the movie.
Use one of these methods to get rid of that gross, filmy layer coating your tub, shower, and tile, then try out our tips for eliminating it forever! —Jennifer Noonan Photo: Zillow Digs home in Franklin Park, NJ If you bathe your body at all, you’ll inevitably encounter soap scum. While that stubborn, scaly buildup forms when the fatty acids, talc, and other ingredients in bar soap react with the minerals in hard water, soap scum also contains body oil, dirt, bits of dead skin, and bacteria. Making the situation even less appealing, if soap scum is left to harden, it’s incredibly difficult to remove from your tub or shower. Photo: fotosearch.com Clear Up the Cloudiness Store-Bought Cleaners Some popular commercial cleaning products, such as Dow Scrubbing Bubbles, have cracked the code on soap scum.
Before: Our completely separated living room and dining rooms (and vivid paint selections from the prior owners). You can create smaller openings to get some of the benefits, while still maintaining more of a distinction between the rooms.
Written in the 60’s, the classic song “Wild Thing I Think I Love” has lyrics that are the epitome of crazy, carefree and fun lovin’. So why not use it to show your Valentine you’re wild for them.
Studies demonstrate myriad benefits of chocolate, from creating a feel-good buzz to boosting cardiovascular health. Read on to learn more, then try some healthy recipes. The Latest Research A recent study in the journal Heart shows that habitual chocolate consumption is linked to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Keeping in mind that the study only demonstrated correlation (not causation), it’s nonetheless exciting to see that among participants who consumed a relatively high volume of chocolate every day, 12% developed or died of cardiovascular disease during the 12-year study.
Harry Nilsson probably didn’t realize the staying power that his song “Coconut” would have when he wrote it back in the 70’s. More than thirty years later, its catchy little line is recognized by nearly everyone! Related story on Yahoo Makers: DIY this Valentine Shirt for Next to Nothing Although “she put de lime in de coconut” immortalized the song, we think “you put the lime in my coconut,” turns this little ditty into a funny, tropical Valentine, perfect for your sweetheart. Related story on Yahoo Makers: Brighten Up Breakfast in Bed on Valentine’s Day Coconut cups are available at most party stores, such as Party City, for about $2.50 a cup, which means the materials for this project are affordable and easy to come by.
Park a car at the shore of Lake Eerie in winter and you may get this frozen masterpiece as a result! The List’s Bradley Hasemeyer highlights icy cars and has other natural creations. Also on Yahoo Makers: 23 Brilliant Hacks to Help You Weather Winter 17 Tips and Tricks for Winter: Chapped Lips, Static Hair, Drafty Homes 8 Insulation Tips to Save You Money This Winter Related video on Yahoo Makers: Let Yahoo Makers inspire you every day! Join us on Facebook,Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and Pinterest
Ditch the store-bought valentines and try something new this year. The kids will love helping you make homemade, heart-shaped play dough to hand out to friends and classmates. By Marianne Canada, HGTV.com More From HGTV.com: 42 Valentine’s Day Sweets for Your Sweetheart 20 Fun + Easy Crafts for Kids 15 Crafting Materials You’ve Never Tried (But Should!) Materials Needed: 1 cup flour ½ cup salt 1/3 cup hot water 1 tablespoon cooking oil red food coloring wax paper rolling pin heart-shaped cookie cutter glassine bags card stock scallop-edge scissors hole punch double-sided tape ribbon Mix together flour and salt in bowl.
By Phil Mutz, writer at LittleThings When it comes to Valentine’s Day, it can sometimes be a challenge to find the perfect romantic gift without breaking the bank. And since your gift-giving says a lot about your relationship, personalized homemade gifts can often be just the romantic gesture you’ve been looking for. There are quite a few DIY ways to create a great Valentine’s Day present, but these one-of-a-kind scratch-off cards really take the cake. Supplies: Directions: Watch the exclusive video to see just how easy it is to make scratch-off cards with cute hidden messages for your valentine.
The cost for these dog houses and dog pens ranges from $82 to $435, and each carefully crafted house is designed to be easily assembled through magnetic and interlocking mechanisms. The collection has a little something for everyone … who loves modern design.
Going stir-crazy indoors? Stir up some paint, whip out that paint brush, and put on your painter’s hat! Then, get started on these 20 DIY paint projects around the house—and beat the end-of-winter blues. —Manasa Reddigar
There is something so romantic about fireflies at dusk. The twinkle. The glow. You can’t help but get that lovin’ feeling when those little sparks are flying all around you.
Laura Hillier, an 18-year-old from Burlington, Canada, had been battling acute myeloid leukemia for years. Sadly, the teen passed away on January 20th — and now touching photos have surfaced of the unique send-off her friends and family arranged.
Do you remember those Valentine’s you made when you were a kid? Lots of paper, stickers, glue sticks and the random cotton ball here and there, not to mention the simple, child-like sentiment, misspelled in scrawl on the front.
A little delicate, feminine touch on Valentine’s Day is always a sweet way to go. When you combine intricate doilies and Hershey’s Kisses, you end up with a lacy way to say ‘I Love You.’
By Melissa Allison, Zillow It’s almost time for the biggest party of the year: Mardi Gras. So grab some beads and a hurricane cocktail and settle back with these elegant French colonial homes for a sale – a vestige of the French settlers who once populated the Big Easy. French Quarter 1005 Governor Nicholls St, New Orleans, LA For sale: $849,000 Like many French colonial homes in semi-tropical areas, this mini-estate features an enchanting garden oasis to complement its tall windows and tastefully understated storm shutters. Check out more homes on the market in the French Quarter.