Let's face it, our backyards and stoops are going to have to step up their game this summer as travel options are limited. And there's nothing like putting your own personal spin on the classic games to bring them up a notch. So assemble your SIP crew, get your materials ready (don't forget a refreshing cocktail or two), and scroll down for *all* the DIY games to enjoy out in the sunshine.
Pizza all day every day, amirite? This (genius) thought process shouldn’t disappear in the summertime just because everyone and their mother wants to grill burgers and tacos. After all, there are plenty of ways to put a summery spin on your fave pizza pie. Think fresh produce, herbs, and grilled meats — OH MY. These 17 bright and beautiful pizza recipes are al fresco-approved, seasonal, and ready to be plopped onto your plate
What’s better than a fabulous planter to put your new plants in? An affordable planter you hacked from IKEA, of course. Whether you’re carefully babying an indoor herb garden or are looking for a way to DIY a vertical garden on the patio, you can always count on IKEA for inexpensive products that do double duty as really cool planters and pots.
As parks begin to reopen and temperatures start to warm up, it could make all the difference in your mood and well-being by getting outside. And more vitamin D couldn't hurt for your health. Keep scrolling for 10 creative suggestions that will return you to truly relishing everything that's good about the outdoors.
Head to the nearest patio, swap your work shoes for fun sandals, and enjoy some refreshing summer cocktails as you bid adieu to the week. Invite everyone over to your place and host in style with these "Friday at 5" essentials. You can sit back and relax while staying cool — literally and figuratively. Which one will you start with?
If you’ve never tried your hand at floral arranging before, it can feel pretty intimidating. For whatever reason, it’s one of those #adulting skills we just never picked up. And we bet we’re not alone. “It’s truly a lost art,” says Caroline Strzalka, who founded floral kit delivery service It’s By U with her sister, seven-time Philadelphia Flower Show winner Christine Strzalka. “People know even less about flowers than they do about food.”
As you may already know, we dig throwbacks pretty hardcore around here. From these ’80s-inspired sequin roller blades to good old fashioned ‘90s TV dinners, we love to glean inspiration from iconic blasts from the past. Now let’s talk letter boards. THEY ARE EVERYWHERE and we are loving it! Although hard to pinpoint the origin of the letter board, they have been around foreeeeeeeever and we are stoked to see them gaining mainstream popularity. TBH, they can be little pricey and they’re sold out
Dinner can be such a daunting task: You had a hard day at work. The emails kept piling up in your inbox. The phone wouldn’t stop buzzing. Then it’s time to think about dinner… and how many times do you opt for take-out because it’s just so much easier? But then we feel guilty about the dusty skillet and the money we just spent on delivery. It’s time to get off that merry-go-round (not to mention, save the planet). Before you order-in another pizza, take a look at these 20 super easy dinner ideas
Moving from New Hampshire to San Francisco in my early 20s meant that I got to take full advantage of building an awesome digital career at innovative startup companies. Lucky me! Over time, though, I slowly burned myself out — and couldn’t seem to ignore the inner urges to try my hand at starting a boutique web production studio (my dream business!). Making the leap from a full-time employee to my own boss has been exciting and a little bit scary at times, even with a solid business plan
It's just not summer unless you have an ice-cold fruity drink in hand. While many of us like to enjoy a cocktail every now and then, sometimes you need something sans alcohol (sadly, we can't live on mojitos). You were obsessed with spring mocktails, and it's time to upgrade them for the summer season. Whether you're not a drinker or you just need a break from the booze (or expecting!), these 17 summery mocktails will *not* disappoint. Keep reading to discover your new favorite warm-weather
Everyone knows we can exercise to look better, whether the goal is to slim down, build muscle or brag about finishing a marathon, but that’s really just the start of how exercise can improve our quality of life. Here are seven other reasons to motivate you to get moving (even when life’s busy) and some suggestions of activities to try.
If you want to rough it old-school but don't exactly want to eat fire-warmed beans out of a can, consider the convenience of make-ahead meals. Nothing's worse than sleeping outdoors without access to a shower than facing the wilderness on an empty stomach. It pays to be prepared. You already have your camping DIYs ready; now you just need to master these recipes that can easily be made ahead of time or prepped for easy cooking.
Summer travel might look a little different this year as states slowly reopen. Not many of us are ready to hop on a plane, which means road trips could make a huge comeback. And what better way to travel on the road than bringing your home with you? RVs give you the option to shelter in motion and are ideal for social distancing (vs. shacking up in a hotel). New to the RV life? Paige Bouma, VP at RV Trader, shares some tips about renting one before you plan your next escape.
Summer travel might look a little different this year as states slowly reopen. Not many of us are ready to hop on a plane, which means road trips could make a huge comeback. And what better way to travel on the road than bringing your home with you? RVs give you the option to shelter in motion and are ideal for social distancing (vs. shacking up in a hotel). New to the RV life? Paige Bouma, VP at RV Trader, shares some tips about renting one before you plan your next escape.and more.
Sausage is a mighty food weapon. Full of fat and flavor, we stud many a home-cooked dish with it. It’s our secret weapon for Thanksgiving stuffing, a bevy of breakfast eggs, warm wintery soups and pasta bakes. But buying sausage in the pre-packaged section at the grocery store is for amateurs, and that’s just not you, kid. Get out your meat grinder and your hog casings, and get ready to get more than a little dirty. Just remember: Where there are guts, there is glory. Let’s sausage!
Backyard weddings are becoming a thing as we all stay closer to home. And they offer the best in creative challenges: intimate setting and nature-inspired combined with the comfort of home. With a few DIYs and hacks below, your wedding guest pod will be impressed with what you've been able to pull off during a pandemic — plus, you'll have some seriously gorgeous wedding photos.
There's no better way to treat yo' self than by turning your tiny bathroom into a haven of relaxation. Not sure where to start? These 15 small-bathroom ideas will show you how to create the perfect mini at-home retreat. So grab your cucumber water and bath bombs because you'll be soaking up those spa vibes before you know it.