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5 Ways To Have A Well-Crafted Weekend

5 Ways To Have A Well-Crafted Weekend


1. A great listen about one of our favorite artists.

2. This sounds like the most amazing playdate.

3. This recipe combines the two best desserts (in our opinion).

4. Time to hit up the bookstore!

5. Here’s a cool (and natural) weekend DIY.

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Take An Inspired Road Trip With Ortolan

Take An Inspired Road Trip With Ortolan

Sisters Bethany and Jenna are creative forces in their own right (they have combined talents in fashion design and illustration), but when they come together to make, magic happens. Ortolan is the result of this partnership, and their handmade house linens and accessories are the beautiful byproducts. Take a beautiful West Coast journey as Bethany explains where and how they find inspiration.



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Tips From Our Makers: On Making Time

Tips From Our Makers: On Making Time

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Make a plan & stay true to your vision. Starting a project requires time and a lot of planning. Don’t rush decisions because of a timeline. Take time to think about what you want and never diminish your personal standards of quality. – Aymie Spitzer, Neighborwoods

Tip: Create a schedule, building in time for the unexpected. 

Make time for what you love.I live by the words, “if there’s a will,…

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8 Awesome Apple Recipes

8 Awesome Apple Recipes

We still get the health benefits of an apple-a-day if it’s in the form of something sweet and delicious, right? Either way, we’re so excited about all the baking the fall season is about to bring us. Here are some apple treats we can’t wait to try!


The Easiest Apple Tart


Mini Caramel Apples


Stuffed Apple


Warm Cinnamon Apple Chips


Double Crumb Apple Crisp


Sparkling Apple Cider



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Bite Me More: Easy Tomato Soup with Parmesan Dumplings

Bite Me More: Easy Tomato Soup with Parmesan Dumplings

Looking for the perfect quick and easy tomato soup recipe? Here it is, a delicious tomato soup that can be made in less than 30 minutes, but don’t let the speed fool you. This quick bowl of comfort not only offers up depth of flavor, but also is elegantly topped with Parmesan dumplings to make it a perfect entertaining first course.



Tomato Soup

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 large white onion,…

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#SaveElephants: A Q&A with Chelsea Clinton

#SaveElephants: A Q&A with Chelsea Clinton


We’ve collaborated with our artisan community to create a special #SaveElephants Collection, which is a partnership with the Clinton Foundation. 10% of proceeds will be donated to Wildlife Conservation SocietyThe Nature Conservancy and Conservation International all designed to save African elephants. Shop the whole inspired collection here. Chelsea Clinton answers our questions below, and…

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Tips From Our Makers: On Finding New Ideas

Tips From Our Makers: On Finding New Ideas

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Write down every idea. When you have an idea, write it down. Don’t let any of them get away from you, whether they’re good or not, they might come in handy or spark other ideas. Nurture your creativity by making things happen. – Becky Hui Chan, Honey & Bloom


Tip: Always carry a notebook or app like or Evernote.

Look to nature. Your next idea is contained in your last one. Go outside.…

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Bite Me More: Easy Grilled Cola Chicken

Bite Me More: Easy Grilled Cola Chicken

The 30 Minute Answer to “What’s for dinner?”




  • 2lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1½ inch pieces
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juce
  • ½ tsp dried Italian herbs
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper

Cola BBQ Sauce

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup Coca-Cola
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp…

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12 Ways To Live Each Day To The Fullest

12 Ways To Live Each Day To The Fullest

On any given day, someone is in a tough meeting at work, someone else is at the bedside of their sick child, someone else is cooking dinner for their family. On this day, at this moment, people all around the world are living a wide range of experiences from the devastating to the mundane to the sublime—but we are all encouraged to live each day to the fullest, as if it were our last. It’s great…

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7 Creative Ways To Display Books

7 Creative Ways To Display Books

Forget the boring old book shelf. The beauty of books should be incorporated into home decor, and here are a few fun ways to do so.


Transform industrial pipelines into a shelf.


Use an old piano as wall art/a shelf.


Never use a bookmark again (plus it looks cool!)


Put the shelf near the ceiling

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Why not turn a whole wall into a library?


Display books horizontally

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Build a tree of books


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