For those times when you want to treat your kid to something sweet (or bribe them) without over-indulging their sweet tooth, chocolate chips are perfect: Just a little goes a long way. “Kids feel good being given 10 of these, which doesn’t add up to much damage, if you ask me,” says Nathalie Laitmon, publisher of Suburban Misfit Mom.
Nathalie Laitmon, publisher of Suburban Misfit Mom, charts her kids’ after-school activities with a teacher’s yearly planning book. “Average human calendars don't have enough space in the box for one day. These do,” she says.
A classic native wildflower, purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) brings a steady stream of color to gardens all summer long. It’s a hearty plant, withstanding full sun, drought and poor soil of all sorts (clay, rocky, shallow). Plant breeders have worked to improve this flower powerhouse by expanding blossom color and form. The result? You can find (no longer purple) coneflower plants in a rainbow of shades, including red, gold, white, orange and pink. This variety is PowWow Wildberry, which unfurls vivid rose-purple blooms. Coneflowers are deer- and rabbit-resistant. Purple coneflower grows 24 to 60 inches tall and 18 to 24 inches wide. Some newer varieties grow shorter. Hardy in Zones 3-8. Good vase companions for purple coneflower: Oriental or Asiatic lily, Russian sage, catmint, hosta and gas plant.
Designer Ryan Webb was inspired to create this bookcase by his wife, who wanted a piece of furniture where they could display wedding photos, albums and keepsakes – but it would work just as well in a bedroom or nursery. It’s five feet tall, two feet wide and four inches deep, and made of solid birch hardwood. He planes and sands every piece by hand for a smooth finish, and sells these masterpieces on Etsy for a very reasonable $75.
If your place didn’t come with a dishwasher — mainly because there’s no room for one — here’s your solution. This foot-and-a-half-tall machine can handle six place settings, so you can entertain without spending the whole next morning washing silverware.
The White House is holiday ready and Genevieve Gorder goes behind the scenes for an exclusive tour of the nation's First Home at the holidays. From the months of preparation, to the First Lady's meaningful theme, the official Christmas tree in the Blue Room and the iconic Gingerbread White House, see it all on HGTV.com
To attach this system to the wall, two vertical wooden slats were fastened to the wall with a drill, then the shelves were cantilevered over them. Not only does the shelving unit house necessary media components, it creates stylish storage space for books and accessories.