8 Thanksgiving Traditions to Try

Thanksgiving traditions help you to create precious memories that you’ll always remember. Here are 8 fun Thanksgiving traditions to try! 8 Thanksgiving Traditions to Try via @tipsaholic #thanksgiving #traditions #november

8 Thanksgiving Traditions to Try

Traditions are the stuff of memories. As we grow into adulthood, it’s the family traditions that we remember and look back on with fondness. Create your own traditions for your family, whether you have kids or not, and you’ll also create lots of precious memories that you’ll always remember. Here are 8 fun Thanksgiving traditions you might want to consider adding to your Thanksgiving celebrations!

Turkey Tickets

Give every family member a 6-foot long piece of paper (try cash register paper rolls) at the beginning of the month and ask them to fill up the entire paper with things that they’re grateful for. It’s a good exercise for everyone to really think and be grateful for the good that they have in their lives. Then everyone could share their favorite ones at the big dinner!
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Thankful Pumpkins

Paint a couple of faux pumpkins white and write on it with a black sharpie the things that you’re thankful for. Ask everyone to add theirs and then decorate your dinner table with these pumpkins. Be sure to take pictures so you’ll always remember what was written. For your guests, give them small pumpkins of their own and ask them to do the same thing.

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Thankful Boxes

This is a cute traditions for kids to do year after year. The first year, have your kids decorate a box, such as a baby wipes box. Then give them pieces of paper in one color and ask them to write down a thing they’re grateful for. Store the boxes when Thanksgiving’s over and bring them back out for the next year’s Thanksgiving. This time, give them paper in a different color. After a few years, their boxes will be filled with slips of thankfulness in various colors. Everyone can look through their boxes and reminisce!

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Warm Fuzzies

This thanksgiving tradition is centered around being thankful for each other. Give every guest pieces of paper with other guests’ names on each of them. Have them write down what they’re thankful for that person. Then everyone takes a turn and says out loud what they wrote on the paper and gives the paper to the person as a keepsake. This activity will make everyone feel great about themselves!

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Thanksgiving Day Walk or Run

Many cities host a Turkey Trot or a similar running or walking event on the day of Thanksgiving. It could be a fun tradition for you and your family to get together and walk or run before getting together for a big, filling dinner. If your area doesn’t have anything like this, you could find a nice hike in your area and enjoy the fall foliage together before sitting down to eat at home.

For even more fun, you could all dress up for the special day and show off your outfits at the walk or run. For example, this threesome went all out and dressed up as pilgrims and a turkey. Or you could do something simpler and make t-shirts for everyone to wear. Whatever you decide to do, have fun with it.

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Thanksgiving Table Runner

Grab a plain table runner or cut one from fabric. Ask your kids to paint their hand and put it on the runner. Add their names and the year and have fun turning the hand prints into little turkeys. Pull it out the following Thanksgiving and have your kids do the same thing. It’ll be fun to see their little hands grow throughout the years until the table runner is all filled up!

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Fall Scavenger Hunt

Doing a fall scavenger hunt as a family could be a fun Thanksgiving tradition before dinner or a way to burn off full stomachs after eating. Go to a nearby park with a fall scavenger hunt list and either do it together or compete in teams. Here’s a free printable, but you can always create your own list based on the things that you have in your area or park.

Book of Thanks

Get a book with blank pages and call it the “Book of Thanks” or whatever name you want to give to it. Every year just before dinner, take a group picture of everyone and save a spot for it in the book. On the pages, have every guest write what they’re thankful for that year. Print out the picture and put it in the middle of the pages. The next year, do the same thing and so on, so you can look back on it and see who got together which year and what everyone was thankful for. Such a nice memento!

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Thanksgiving is all about family and friends, so it’s always nice to celebrate together with a few of your favorite Thanksgiving traditions. What other Thanksgiving traditions have you done with your family and friends?

For more Thanksgiving ideas, check out 10 Unique Stuffing Recipes for Thanksgiving and 14 Easy Designs for Thanksgiving Tablescapes.

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“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

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16 Useful Tips on Teaching Kids to Brush and Floss

Some kids resist getting their teeth cleaned, which can be frustrating for parents. Try these tips on teaching kids to brush and floss! 16 Useful Tips on Teaching Kids to Brush and Floss at tipsaholic.com #flossing #floss #teeth #kids #brushing #teethbrushing


16 Useful Tips on Teaching Kids to Brush and Floss
 

You know how important it is to keep your kids’ teeth clean and healthy, even when they’re very young. However, some kids resist getting their teeth cleaned, which can be frustrating for parents. Whether you have a baby, a toddler, or a school-aged kid, you’ll find some of the tips listed here useful in teaching kids to brush and floss!

1. Allow them to brush their own teeth.

For some kids, everything is a power struggle. If this sounds like your kid, you might want to let them have the opportunity to brush their own teeth rather than always doing it yourself. You could let them brush their teeth for a while and then finish up the job for them. Or you could do the brushing first and then let them have the final round.

2. Brush your teeth while they brush theirs!

Kids love to imitate, so break out your own toothbrush and lead by example. Allow them to hold their own toothbrush and tell them to do what you do. Then if you need to brush their teeth to thoroughly clean their teeth, let them brush yours first!

3. Use colorful flossers designed for kids.

It’s never too early to learn how important flossing is. Use single flossers, in fun colors and shapes, and make it a part of your kids’ toothbrushing routine.

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4. Give them a toothbrush to use on a doll.

Whether it’s a baby doll, a girl doll, or a Transformers robot, give your kids the opportunity to be in charge and clean their doll’s teeth. They’re more likely to let you brush their teeth when they’ve done the same to their little ones. You could buy a doll designed for this purpose, but you could just as easily use a doll you already have and a small toothbrush from the store.

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5. Educate your kids on what happens to unbrushed teeth.

Explain that teeth can become dirty and yellow when they are not cleaned regularly. For some kids, the idea of yellowed teeth isn’t pleasant and will encourage them to take toothbrushing seriously. You could even find pictures of bad teeth online and show them. However, it’s very important not to scare them about going to the dentist by talking about drills and the sort! You don’t want them to be scared about going to the dentist. Rather, focus on the natural consequences of not brushing their teeth.

6. Make brushing their teeth a lot of fun!

Show them that it’s ok to dance and make faces while brushing their teeth! Look into the mirror together and have fun laughing and making all sorts of faces. Some kids love to growl and make animal noises as they bare their teeth to be brushed. And always make brushing their teeth sound like a FUN activity! Say things like, “Know what? It’s time to… BRUSH YOUR TEETH! YAY!”

7. Examine your kids’ teeth and tell them what you find.

To get kids to really understand the importance of brushing their teeth, you could ask them to open wide to show you their teeth. Maybe you’ll actually see some bits of food, but you can just say things that you know they’ve eaten earlier that day. “I see bacon! Did you eat broccoli today? I see some green bits! Wait a minute… is that a dragon tail? Did you eat a dragon?” After brushing, you could check again and declare it all clean.

8. Start early, even before the first tooth shows up.

Use a washcloth or a finger toothbrush to clean their gums and however many teeth they have. Alternatively, you could give them a handheld “toothbrush” that has a protective ring that prevents them from sticking it too far down their throat. This will help them become familiar with using a toothbrush from an early age. Make sure you take your turn, though, so they are used to you “brushing” their teeth. You could start doing this when your baby turns 6 months old, since this is usually when babies start to eat.

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Maybe you’ve tried everything, but your child just refuses to let you brush their teeth. Some dentists actually recommend parents to brush their children’s teeth when they are asleep. Obviously, this method works better with kids who are heavy sleepers.

10. Let kids choose their own toothbrush.

These days, you can find toothbrushes in all colors, sizes, shapes, and with fun characters on them. Many kids also love electric toothbrushes, so encourage your kids to try those!

11. Read books about brushing teeth.

Some kids learn best through reading, so try checking out a couple of books from the library or purchasing a great book on oral hygiene that your child can refer to again and again. Check out this fun pop-up book, this rhythmic board book, this book that warns about sugar bugs,  or this book with a great title that was written by a dentist.

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12. Use a toothbrushing app.

Yes, technology has found its way into all aspects of our lives, including over the sink! There are apps that may help your child become more motivated to brush her teeth. Lulu Brush Time includes a timer, a cute character, and badges for good brushing habits.

13. Use a wash and brush timer.

If you’d rather not bring a smartphone into a wet area, try a wash and brush timer. This timer also includes a nightlight, making it easy for your kids to find the bathroom during middle-of-the-night nature calls!

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It’ll take only a minutes of your time to whip up a couple of colorful and glittery DIY toothbrush timers for each of your kids! Shake up these timers and have your kids brush as long as the glitter moves around. When everything is settled at the bottom (after around two minutes), your kids can stop brushing their teeth.

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15. Take your child with you to the dentist.

If your young child can sit through a dentist cleaning, have them come with you! Have the dentist talk about how important it is to keep teeth clean and your child can watch and see how teeth are cleaned. What an educational experience!

16. Do an egg experiment to teach about oral hygiene.

This egg experiment is really cool and will teach your kids the effects of coffee and soda on the teeth and how brushing teeth will help clean and protect the teeth. Let kids come to their conclusions as they see the changes on the egg shells! And here’s many more activity ideas that teach kids about teeth!

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What tips and tricks do you have for helping your kids to brush their teeth? I’ve seen free checklists and incentive charts, which could be great for older kids. Share your tips in the comments!

For more tips on living with children, check out 5 Ways to Help Kids Learn Routines and Help Your 2 to 3 Year Old Listen!

 

“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

 

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What to Eat for Healthy Hair: 10 Nutrients for Beautiful and Shiny Locks

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What to Eat for Healthy Hair 10 Nutrients for Beautiful and Shiny Locks
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The secret to beautiful hair that’s healthy and strong is not in the salon or the drug store. It’s actually in the grocery store! When you include certain foods that are high in nutrients that promote hair health to your diet, you’ll see an improvement in your hair (and skin and fingernails). Read on to find exactly what to eat for healthy hair!

1. Vitamin A (Beta Carotene)

Vitamin A helps your scalp to produce an oily substance, called sebum, that keeps your hair from becoming too dry. Your body can produce vitamin A when you consume foods that contain beta carotene, an antioxidant.

What to eat: Sweet potatoes. They have high levels of beta carotene, as well as vitamin B5, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, and iron.

2. Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)

Look at your hair and skincare products and you might find pantothenic acid on some of them. Pantothenic acid is also known as vitamin B5 and promotes blood flow to your scalp, which is great for hair regrowth.

What to eat: Sunflower seeds. This snack is full of great nutrients, including protein, zinc, vitamin B5, and vitamin E.

3. Vitamin C

The antioxidant vitamin C helps to strengthen the hair shaft and hair follicles. It also helps to prevent hair breakage by boosting collagen production.

What to eat: Kale. It is full of vitamin C and also contains beta carotene, vitamin B5, vitamin C, vitamin E, protein, and zinc.

4. Vitamin D

Vitamin D can help your hair grow faster and healthier. You can get it from the sun, but it’s not always safe or feasible to expose yourself to UV rays on a daily basis. You can find vitamin D in certain foods, or take a supplement.

What to eat: Mushrooms. It’s the only vegetable or fruit source for vitamin D. You can find portobello mushrooms that are fortified with vitamin D. You’ll also get vitamin B5 and zinc when you consume mushrooms.

5. Vitamin E

Vitamin E helps increase blood flow to your scalp, promoting faster hair growth. It also aids your body in the production of keratin, a vital protein for strong and healthy hair.

What to eat: Almonds. It’s also high in biotin, zinc, vitamin E, protein, and iron.

6. Protein

Protein is the building block of human hair (and much of your body). It promotes cell growth and cell repair. If you don’t eat enough protein, your hair stops growing, gets weaker, and may start falling out!

What to eat: Legumes, such as edamame, lentil, and kidney beans. They are great sources for protein, especially if you don’t eat meat. They’re also high in zinc, iron, biotin, vitamin B5, and omega-3 fatty acids.

7. Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 fatty acids help our hair to grow and become shiny and thick. Our bodies can’t make omega-three fatty acids, so you need to find foods that are jam-packed with them.

What to eat: Salmon. Tuna, herring, and sardines are also high in omega-3 fatty acids. Salmon is an especially great choice for hair health, since it also contains vitamin D, vitamin B5, protein, and iron.

8. Zinc

When you don’t get enough zinc, hair loss and scalp problems can crop up. Prevent these hair woes by making sure that you meet your daily requirement of zinc.

What to eat: Beef. It’s packed with zinc, as well as vitamin B5, iron, and of course, protein.

9. Iron

Iron is another important nutrition that our bodies need. A lack of iron in your diet can lead to hair loss, since zinc (along with iron) help hair follicles stay healthy. Be sure to pair iron-rich food with vitamin-c rich food to help your body absorb iron efficiently.

What to eat: Spinach. The leafy greens also contains vitamin A, vitamin C, beta carotene, zinc, and protein.

10. Biotin

Many people take biotin in supplement form to help their hair grow faster and thicker. But you can definitely consume the amount of biotin that your hair needs with real food.

What to eat: Eggs, including the yolk. The yolk is where the biotin is, so make sure to include some in your omelet. Eggs are also great sources of protein, zinc, iron, vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin B5.

Superfoods for Hair Health (foods that contain at least 3 nutrients that are essential for healthy hair)

There are certain foods that include more than one of these essential nutrients for fabulous hair. Try eating them more often to get even more nutrients in every bite!

  • Avocados – vitamin B5, vitamin E, vitamin C
  • trout: vitamin B5, vitamin D, protein, omega-3 fatty acids
  • pork: vitamin B5, vitamin D, iron, zinc, vitamin C, protein
  • chicken: protein, vitamin B5, zinc, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron
  • turkey: protein, vitamin B5, iron, zinc
  • broccoli: vitamin C, iron, vitamin E, beta carotene, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, zinc
  • strawberries: vitamin C, biotin, omega-3 fatty acids
  • raspberries: vitamin C, vitamin B5, biotin, vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acids
  • tomatoes: vitamin C, biotin, beta carotene, vitamin E
  • canned tuna: vitamin D, protein, iron, omega-3 fatty acids
  • tofu: vitamin D (fortified), vitamin E, protein, iron, zinc, omega-3 fatty acids
  • walnuts: omega-3 fatty acids, biotin, vitamin E, vitamin B5, iron, zinc
  • pumpkin seeds: iron, protein, zinc, omega-3 fatty acids

Cook yourself a good breakfast with sweet potatoes topped with an egg or two. Snack on mixed nuts that include almonds and sunflower seeds. Then for lunch, enjoy a kale and spinach salad with salmon. Finally, for dinner, nosh on steak tacos with mushrooms and black beans on the side. That’s definitely a good hair day!

For more tips on healthy eating, check out Healthy Foods to Eat When You Crave Sweets and 8 Easy, Healthy Snacks and Their Benefits.

 

“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

 

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How to Protect Your Hair From Summer Damage

We love the sun, the pool, and the beach during the summer, but all these are very bad for our hair. Find out how to protect your hair from summer damage! How to Protect Your Hair From Summer Damage via tipsaholic.com #hair #hairitis #summer #sundamage #hairdamage


How to Protect Your Hair From Summer Damage
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Everything that we love about summer — the sun, the pool, and the beach — is, unfortunately, very bad for our hair. Protect your hair from summer damage by taking some precautions and dedicating a few minutes to your hair before and after participating in summer fun. Check out the hair protecting tips below!

How to Protect Your Hair From the Sun

You probably already know that the sun can lighten your hair with prolonged exposure. But this is actually proof of the damaging effects of the sun on your hair! Your skin protects itself from the sun by getting darker, while your hair is already dead and cannot protect itself. Hair that is damaged by the sun will become more coarse and get tangled easy. It’ll also dry out and become brittle. You’ll need to step in and take action to protect your hair, especially if you’re vacationing somewhere near the equator! Here’s how:

  • Cover up your hair is the easiest way to protect your hair from the sun. A large sun hat always works, but you could also wear a pretty head scarf to wrap up your hair or even a turban!
  • Apply sunscreen to your hair. Yes, you can use your sunscreen on your hair. Mix three teaspoons of sunscreen with 1 1/2 cups of water in a spray bottle. Shake and spritz! You can also purchase sunscreen specifically formulated for use on the hair, like this one.
  • Since the sun strips moisture from your hair, you can prevent sun damage by keeping your hair moisturized. Put conditioner in your hair and don’t wash it out before going out in the sun.
  • The most vulnerable part of your hair is the ends, since they are the oldest. Put your hair in an updo to protect your ends.
  • Sesame oil is a natural sunscreen and has many other benefits for your hair. It will also lock in moisture.
  • Shea butter is great for naturally dry hair types. It also has SPF in it to protect your hair from damaging sun rays.

How to Protect Your Hair From Chloride

Chloride may keep pools clean, but it can wreck havoc on your hair. The disinfectants in chloride works by breaking down and removing dirt, bacteria, and oil in the pool. We naturally produce some oils in our hair to maintain moisture and to protect it. Regular exposure to chloride will dry out hair and make it more porous and susceptible to further damage. If you love going to the pool, try these tips to protect your hair from chloride:

  • Wet your hair before jumping into the pool. Some pools have showers, so be sure to give your hair a rinse. Your hair is like a sponge — it’ll soak up water when it gets wet. You want it to be saturated with clean water so it’ll be “full” before you go into the pool, so the pool water won’t be able to enter your hair shaft. If your pool doesn’t have a shower, bring a small bottle of water and wet your hair with it.
  • Put your hair up and wear a hat or scarf and try not to get your hair wet or minimize the amount of chloride that gets on your hair.
  • Always rinse your hair after swimming. Just a simple water rinse will do wonders; using a clarifying shampoo and then a deep conditioner is even better.
  • Try an apple cider vinegar rinse after swimming to remove chloride deposits.
  • If you’re an avid swimmer, you should probably seriously consider using a swimming cap to protect your hair. Add olive oil to your hair before putting on the cap, or a deep conditioner.
  • Lots of swimming can lead to green hair, especially if your hair is bleached. If that happens to you, try dissolving aspirin in water and then rinse your hair with it.
  • Do not ever, ever, ever, ever go get your hair done at a salon without washing your hair completely after swimming! The combination of chloride and salon chemicals can lead to a hair disaster.

How to Protect Your Hair From Ocean Water

Salt water is very good for your skin, but not so much for your hair. The high salt content in beach water can strip moisture out of hair, causing it to be dry, brittle, rough-feeling, tangled, dull, and hard to comb. Follow these tips to protect your hair from salt water:

  • Do a pre-shampooing conditioning treatment, like this one, before going to the beach.
  • A leave-in conditioner that’s specialized for swimming will help your hair retain moisture. A spray formula, like this one, would be easy to put in your beach bag so you can put it on right before enjoying the beach waves.
  • After swimming, treat your hair with a “hair mask” that includes warm honey and buttermilk. Watch this video to learn how to make it yourself!

Go out and swim and enjoy the sun this summer! As long as you take the above precautions, your hair will remain healthy and beautiful. Do you have any other hair care tips for the swimming season?

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“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

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20 Tips for Coloring Your Hair at Home

Don't have the time or funds to go to the salon for a hair dye job? Check out these 20 tips for coloring your hair at home, as well as some great tutorials. 20 Tips for Coloring Your Hair at Home via @tipsaholic #coloring #haircolor #haircoloring #hair


20 Tips for Coloring Your Hair at Home
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Going to the salon to dye your hair is definitely the smart thing to do, and oh-so-relaxing, but not everyone has the money or time to see a professional on a regular basis. If this sounds like you, yet you want to dye or highlight your hair, you can. Check out these 20 tips for coloring your hair at home, as well as some truly useful and informative tutorials.

1. Always wear gloves and an old shirt. Protect your hands and your clothes!

2. Put moisturizer on your face and petroleum jelly around your hairline before dyeing your hair. This protects your face from dye marks.

3. Don’t wash your hair before dyeing your hair. Unwashed hair will be better able to hold on the color and the natural oils will help protect the scalp.

4. Try buying products at a beauty supply store. Talk with the employees there; they really do know their stuff and can give you advice for your hair and help you achieve the exact results you want.

5. Choose a color that compliments your skin. Warmer tones work well for those with paler skin, while ashy or cooler tones are better for those with olive to darker skin tones.

6. A mousse formula will give you a translucent, shimmery hair color dye job, while a liquid color formula will give you a more opaque result.

7. Always do the strand test. The strand test will help you figure out how long you need to leave the dye on your hair to get the results you want and to ensure that you don’t get an allergic reaction. If you don’t, you might end up with a whole head of hair that isn’t good enough and might have been so much better with just five extra minutes… or worse, a really bad allergic reaction!

8. Use an application brush, like the professionals do. Using your fingers can result in a splotchy, uneven hair color.

9. Going blonde with box dye kits? Try mixing two different box dye kits with the same levels and different tones to get a natural-looking shade of blonde. Here’s more details on how to do that.

10. Choose a highlighting kit that’s labeled for your hair color instead of picking one with the color you want. For example, if you have brown hair, you’ll want a kit that says “for brown hair” to get good results.

11. Don’t use the plastic cap in highlighting kits. Use an adult toothbrush for the front of your hair and a baby toothbrush for the back for a more natural look. Small paintbrushes in varying sizes would work, too.

12. Don’t highlight to the roots right next to your face. Take a thin section of your hairline and pull it out. This helps your dye or highlight job look more natural.

13. When highlighting, don’t put the dye all the way onto the scalp. The color can spread and highlight areas you don’t want lightened.

14. Do your roots last when lightening your hair, since the heat on your scalp will speed up the bleaching process.

15. If you lighten your hair at home and end up with a too-yellow or too-orange blond hair, use a toner to correct the color. A violet toner will help remove yellow tones and a blue toner is great for removing orange tones.

16. When going from light blonde hair to darker hair, you need to prepare your hair with a filler color first. Trying to go from blonde to brown can give you a weird color. Read this article to learn how to do that… and you’ll also find loads of other great advice for dyeing your hair at home in that article.

17. Coat your hair in coconut oil before bleaching your hair for best results. Here’s how.

18. Always deep-condition after dyeing your hair.

19. Fix botched hair dye jobs with a hair color remover product, such as Color Oops.

20. Try these three great tutorials on doing your hair at home:

  • Give your hair an ombre treatment! Try this easy and simple tutorial, or this more exhaustive one. An ombre hair dye job could be a great way to test out a home dyeing kit to see if it works for your hair and to play with the waiting times, especially if you’re going to get a trim soon.
  • Highlight your hair at home with foils and the help of a friend with this excellent highlighting tutorial.

Good luck and may you end up with a perfect DIY hair dye job!

 

“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

 

References:
http://www.howtohairgirl.com/2013/12/dos-dont-diy-hair-coloring/
http://stylecaster.com/beauty-high/coloring-your-hair/
http://www.womenshealthmag.com/beauty/how-to-highlight-your-own-hair
http://whilecamdensleeps.com/2013/03/refashioninghair.html
http://getyourprettyon.com/beauty-buzz-professional-at-home-hair-color/
http://www.byrdie.com/how-to-dye-hair-at-home-tips-tricks-2014/

 

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12 Super-Cute Hair Ties That Double as Bracelets

Do you always wear your hair ties around your wrist in case of a hair emergency? Try these 12 hair ties that double as bracelets for a more stylish look! 12 Super-Cute Hair Ties That Double as Bracelets via @tipsaholic #hairties #hair #bracelets #ponytail #ponytails #scrunchies #ponyholders #ponytailholders

12 Super-Cute Hair Ties That Double as Bracelets

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Do you constantly wear your hair ties around your wrist in case of a hair emergency? This habit is convenient, but not that pretty or stylish. Why not invest in a few hair bands that are cute enough to wear as bracelets for going out and work? Check out these 10 hair ties that double as bracelets!!

1. BitterSweet Bracelet

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Wrap your elastic hair tie around a gold or silver bracelet and easily slip it off when you need to put your hair up. It’s a little pricey at $45 and up, but this is a beautiful solution to wearing your hair bands on your wrist in a stylish way. See the entire collection here.

2. Double Elastics with Metal Charms and Beads

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These double elastic bands look like two bracelets, but they function as one hair tie. Gold metal charms and tiny beads glam up plain hair ties and look great both on your wrist and in your hair. See all the colors available here.

3. Chunky Chain Hair Tie & Bracelet Combo

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It’s amazing how a chunky chain in gold or silver can jazz up a simple hair tie and make it fashionable enough to wear as a bracelet. This hair tie and bracelet combo comes in many colors and metal choices; you could buy several and wear them all together or to match your outfits. Check out the whole collection here.

4. Elastic Hair Tie with Crystal Bead

Do you always wear your hair ties around your wrist in case of a hair emergency? Try these 12 hair ties that double as bracelets for a more stylish look! 12 Super-Cute Hair Ties That Double as Bracelets via @tipsaholic #hairties #hair #bracelets #ponytail #ponytails #scrunchies #ponyholders #ponytailholdersEven if the invitation says black tie, you can still wear a hair band around your wrist when it’s this stylish. An elegant crystal beads adorns a simple black hair tie that will match any little black dress! Buy it here.

5. Creaseless Hair Ties

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You probably already know about creaseless hair ties that come in many different colors. Take it a step further and wear hair ties in fabulous patterns and colors that go with your clothing style. Just pull down the knots down to hide them and you’ll have cute bracelets that are equal parts casual and glam. Find these black, white, and gold hair ties here.

6. Black Bow Grosgrain Ribbon Hair Tie

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Everybody likes a bow on a ponytail, but who knew how cute a bow could look on a wrist? This bow hair tie, made of grosgrain ribbon and elastic, would look great on girls and women of all ages. It comes in so many different colors and patterns that you’re sure to find one that compliments your outfit for an upcoming special event. Choose your favorite from the collection here.

7. Cowrie Shell Elastic Hair Ribbon

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If you love the beach, you’ll enjoy this cowrie shell hair tie bracelet! The combination of the coral chevron pattern and the cowrie shell makes for a cute bracelet slash hair tie that will go well with your bikini and surfboard. Find it here.

8. Multicolor Cords with Charms

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These colorful hair bands are stackable and fun, making them perfect for young girls and teenagers. Buy several for your daughter or wear them yourself if you’re young at heart. Buy it here.

9. Silver Cross Ponytail Holder

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This hair tie will look great on your wrist with the clever addition of a silver cross that hooks on the elastic on two sides. You could wear this bracelet with both special and causal outfits. Check it out here.

10. Micro Mosaic Bracelet/Hair Tie

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Check out this gorgeous hair tie that doubles as a bracelet! Broken vintage china pieces are set in a bezel and then grouted. It’s a mosaic that you wear on your wrist and in your hair! There are several styles and colors to choose from; find all of them here.

11. Rhinestone Hair Tie

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The rhinestone hair tie is so pretty and chic! A rhinestone circle is centered on an elastic hair band, which comes in many different great colors like gray and olive green and pale pink. Buy them here.

12. Doublewear Ponytailer Bracelet Pack

Do you always wear your hair ties around your wrist in case of a hair emergency? Try these 12 hair ties that double as bracelets for a more stylish look! 12 Super-Cute Hair Ties That Double as Bracelets via @tipsaholic #hairties #hair #bracelets #ponytail #ponytails #scrunchies #ponyholders #ponytailholdersWear a couple of these hair ties on your wrist and they’ll pass as stacked bracelets. They come in silver or gold with several different elastic colors. Very casual and cute! Find them here.

With all these choices, there’s no excuse anymore to go around in public with a ratty hair tie on your wrist! Want to DIY your own hair band that doubles as a bracelet? You can! There are many tutorials on YouTube to do just that, but here’s a good and easy one.

Here’s to pretty wrists and ponytails!

For more tips on hair, check out 5 Quick and Easy Hairstyles and How to Make Hair Grow Faster.

 

“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

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11 Fun and Current Hair Trends to Try Right Now

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11 Fun and Current Hair Trends to Try Right Now
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Stuck in a rut with the same hairstyle that you’ve had for years? Or are you looking for a new way to color your hair? Maybe you just want a different way to style your hair. You’ll find all these and more in this list of 11 current hair trends! Some of these are ultra-trendy, while others are more classic, but any of them will suit the modern woman.

1. Balayage

Instead of lightening your hair with foil highlights, try balayage. It gives you a more natural look, like what you would get with lots of sun exposure, and is much easier to grow out than highlights. You can also use balayage to achieve an ombre hair color, which is another very popular hair trend. Read more about balayage here.

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2. Undercuts

This haircut, where the hair is shorn very short on one side, two sides, or at the back, is definitely not for the faint of heart. It makes a strong statement and can be done with both short hair and long hair. Check out this slideshow for many undercut styles!

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3. Faux Undercut

Like the look of an undercut but don’t want to actually cut your hair to achieve the look? Try a faux undercut! Braid thin cornrows along one side and enjoy your temporary undercut.

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4. Lob

A lob is basically a long bob. A bob usually ends between your chin and your shoulder, while a lob ends at the collarbone. Bobs are always classic, but they are especially trendy these days, as is the lob. This haircut is low maintenance and looks good on pretty much everyone!

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5. Textured Bob or Lob

If you already have a bob or lob, add some dimension to your look by texturing your hair. Add fun, messy waves to your hair with a curling iron, a volumizing mousse, and a molding paste or pomade. You could add some bangs for even more texture.

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6. Graduated Bob

There are several variations on the classic bob, and the graduated bob is one of the most popular. Shorter in the back and longer in the front, the graduated bob is flattering on most face shapes and looks great on women of all ages.

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7. Braided Faux Hawk

This hairstyle is a funky way to pull back your hair, especially if you’ve got thick and textured hair. If you know how to french braid your hair, the braided faux hawk should be easy for you to do on yourself. Check out this tutorial for some great tips!

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8. Bouncy Ponytail

The ponytail is a simple, and boring, way to get your hair off your face and stay cool in hot weather. However, the bouncy ponytail is definitely not boring. Be like Barbie and try out this cute hairstyle! Here’s the how-to.

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9. Slicked Back

If you’ve got a special event coming up, try the slicked back hairstyle! It’s clean, simple, and angular. And very modern.

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10. Candy Colored Hair

Hair in fun shades of color, from cotton candy blue to soft pink to shockingly purple, have been popular for a little while now, but it’s just beginning to go mainstream. If you have darker hair, you’ll need to bleach it first to get the color you want, but there are ways to do it without damaging your hair too much. Check out these great tips.

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11. Crown Braid

A great way to pull back your hair in the summertime is the always-cute crown braid. Perfect for the beach! Actually, braids of all kinds are very trendy these days. Check out these 5 cute braid hairstyles to try!

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Which current hair trend will you be trying next? I’ve got my eye on the balayage, with maybe some blue color added to it! What are the other hair trends that’s hot right now that I’ve left off this list? I want to know!

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“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

 

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30 Refreshingly Delicious Fresh Mint Recipes

Have a lot of fresh mint to use up? Or maybe you're just in the mood for some minty recipes? Here are 30 fun fresh mint recipes, both savory and sweet! 30 Refreshingly Delicious Fresh Mint Recipes via @tipsaholic #mint #recipes #yummy #mintrecipes #freshmint


30 Refreshingly Delicious Fresh Mint Recipes
Are you growing mint in your garden? Or did you buy a packet of fresh mint for a recipe and now you’ve got a lot left over and no idea how to use it? Or maybe you’re just in the mood for some minty recipes. Here are 30 fun fresh mint recipes, both savory and sweet!

Mint Chocolate Chip Blender Ice Cream

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You don’t need an ice cream maker for this mint chocolate chip ice cream recipe! You do need a good blender, since lots of fresh mint is included in this yummy ice cream concoction.

Watermelon, Feta and Mint Salad

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Combine two fresh herbs, mint and basil, in this amazing watermelon and feta salad to make a special lunch for yourself!

Moroccan-Spiced Carrot and Chickpea Salad

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Try this beautiful vegetarian recipe that includes carrots, chickpeas, almonds, and mint! A great way to use up a lot of carrots if you have some leftover in your fridge.

Cucumber and Avocado Salad with Lime, Mint, and Feta

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Can something be crunchy and creamy at the same time? This cucumber and avocado salad says YES. The addition of feta and mint makes this salad a great choice for a healthy vegetable side.

Chocolate Covered Mint Leaves

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This mint recipe is so simple and so clever! You’ll impress anyone with this chocolate and mint dessert and it only takes minutes to make.

Mint Simple Syrup

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Making this mint simple syrup is a great way to use up a lot of mint! Simple syrup can be added to cocktails, coffee, milkshakes, and more. You could use this recipe to make more simple syrups with other herbs, like rosemary.

Fresh Mint Iced Coffee

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If you enjoy iced coffee, try this mint iced coffee recipe! You’ll make a mint simple syrup with this recipe, but it’s a little different than the previous recipe — this one includes vanilla!

Fresh Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Add mint flavor to chocolate chip cookies by steeping fresh mint in butter and then removing the leaves before making the cookies!

Ginger-Mint-Lemon Strawberry and Avocado Tartine

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Avocado and strawberry taste excellent together. If you’ve never tried the combo, this tartine recipe is a good place to start! Fresh mint fits in this recipe perfectly, along with ginger and lemon flavors.

Mojito Smoothie

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Get all the delicious flavors of a mojito in a healthy smoothie! Let this minty smoothie recipe serve as inspiration for all of your smoothies – go ahead, add a few mint leaves to the blender as you make your favorite smoothies and enjoy!

Mint Chocolate Chip Chia Pudding

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Chia seeds are great for making healthy puddings, like this mint chocolate chip chia pudding! This recipe includes a mint tea bag as well as chopped fresh mint. And chocolate, of course.

Fresh Mint Chocolate Cupcakes

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Finely chop fresh mint and throw them in the batter when you make these mint chocolate cupcakes. Perfect for bridal showers, baby showers, and tea parties!

Mint Chocolate Popsicles

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Coconut milk, chocolate, and fresh chopped mint all come together to make these delicious mint chocolate popsicles that are tasty enough for any kid and sophisticated enough for any adult.
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A tortilla wrap with hummus, spiced moroccan chicken, eggplant, and tomato is made even better with chopped fresh mint sprinkled on top!

Mint Extract

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Sure, you could buy a bottle of mint extract, but it’s so easy to make your own! And it’s fun! And you could give it as an unique gift. Make mint extract with only two ingredients.

Soho Sangria

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This refreshing sangria drink is perfect for warm days (and nights)! Whip up a pitcher of Soho Sangria, with white wine, lemonade, cucumbers, and mint, and sip on it while lounging on your patio.

Chickpea Salad with Lemon Mint Vinaigrette

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Make this fresh salad with chickpeas, lots of crunchy vegetables, and mint and then leave it in the refrigerator overnight. Serve it the next day and enjoy the summery flavors in this salad! Perfect for potlucks, BBQ parties, or even a simple dinner for one!

Corn, Sweet Onion and Zucchini Saute with Fresh Mint

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Corn, onion, and zucchini is a much-loved combination for a summery side dish, but add some fresh mint and it’s a dish you’ll be proud to serve! Find the recipe here.
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Try this unique pizza recipe that calls for scalloped potatoes as a topping! The potatoes are covered with a mixture of mint, shallots, and other morroccan flavors.
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Whip up this moroccan spiced carrot recipe for an unique and elegant vegetable side dish!
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Bring this fresh pineapple mint salsa to your next party, along with some tortilla chips!
Have a lot of fresh mint to use up? Or maybe you're just in the mood for some minty recipes? Here are 30 fun fresh mint recipes, both savory and sweet! 30 Refreshingly Delicious Fresh Mint Recipes via @tipsaholic #mint #recipes #yummy #mintrecipes #freshmint
Fresh cranberries and chopped fresh mint come together in this gorgeous cranberry and mint cream scone recipe. Perfect for fall, but you could use strawberries or blackberries instead of cranberries to make it more suitable for spring or summer.
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Toss some fresh mint and sugar in a food processor, and voila, you’ve got mint sugar! Use it on the rim of your margarita glass or sprinkle it on fresh fruit.
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This mint yogurt dip would go well with any vegetable, but sliced cucumbers are always a refreshing choice. You could also serve it with chicken kabobs or in a pita with chopped vegetables.
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Chimichurri is usually made with fresh parsley leaves, but this mint chimichurri recipe uses equal parts of mint and parsley. Serve it with any red meat, although lamb is always a smart choice when mint is involved.
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Here’s a great way to serve quinoa – mix it up with chopped fresh mint, parsley, tomatoes, lemon juice, and lime juice!
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This fresh mint truffle tart is definitely a special (and rich!) dessert that would be perfect for any special event.

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 Combine ground chicken and fresh mint to make these Greek-style chicken meatballs!
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Looking for a new vegetable side dish? Try this green bean salad with walnuts, feta cheese, and a vinaigrette that’s made with fresh mint.
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Use frozen peas when you make this green pea pesto that includes mint and garlic. Add the pesto to pasta dishes or a toasted slice of bread for an easy and healthy appetizer.
Now you’ve got a bunch of great recipes to use up all the fresh mint in your garden! If you’re not growing mint yet, check out 25 Fantastic Indoor Herb Garden Ideas to get inspired to start soon! Just make sure not to plant it in the ground; mint can get invasive fast. The smart thing is to put it in a container.
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“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!
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25 Inspiring and Colorful Bathroom Vanities

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25 Inspiring and Colorful Bathroom Vanities
Make a statement in a neutral bathroom by painting your vanity in a fun color to add a jolt of personality. Check out these 25 gorgeous and colorful bathroom vanities to get inspired to paint yours in an eye-catching color!

If you love teal in home decor, you’ll definitely appreciate a bathroom vanity painted in a shade of the popular color. This bathroom got a complete makeover with a new bathroom vanity that was painted in a peacock teal color. It looks perfect with a wood countertop and the light green walls.

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Here’s another teal bathroom vanity, this one with a white marbled countertop. The matting in the framed art is painted in the same color, making the teal more intentional in this space.

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Go to any paint store and you’ll find many different shades of teal, some leaning towards blue and others more green. This teal-green bathroom vanity looks at home with the black and white graphic wallpaper. The splash of orange in the shelf cabinet works very well with the teal vanity.

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Prefer navy blue to teal? Navy blue is a wonderful color to use on a bathroom vanity, especially in a bright, white bathroom like this one.

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If you don’t want am all-white bathroom, you could accessorize your bathroom with lighting and wallpaper that is in the same shade of your bathroom vanity. This glam bathroom has the same navy blue color on the bathroom vanity, the sconces, and the wallpaper.

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Actually, any shade of blue would look great on a bathroom vanity. This cottage bathroom shines with the beautiful blue color of the bathroom vanity, which is also repeated as a stripe on the hand towels.

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Green is another great color to use on a bathroom vanity. This fun yet elegant kids’ bathroom vanity stands out in an otherwise all-white bathroom and looks very modern when paired with chrome silver hardware.

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For a softer look, mint green is a gorgeous color choice for a bathroom vanity. Check out this mint green bathroom vanity, perfectly paired with a shimmering silver mirror and a marble countertop.

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This bathroom vanity makeover is a great example of how you can buy a vanity from a big box store and make it yours by giving it a custom paint treatment. This vanity was painted with a green milk paint and then covered with antiquing wax to give it a vintage, aged look.

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You could do a similar antiquing wax treatment to a vanity that’s painted a bright teal to get a result that looks like this. Stunning, especially with the gold accessories!

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If you’re having a hard time deciding on a paint color for your bathroom vanity, try finding a pretty shower curtain that you want to use in your bathroom and matching a color on it. This soft green bathroom vanity perfectly compliments the shower curtain.

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The yellow vanity in this bathroom goes well with the yellow and white ruffle curtain and all the other yellow accessories in the room.

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Yellow bathroom vanities are unexpected and fun! This modern bathroom (in a house boat!) is warmed up with a lemon yellow bathroom vanity topped with a beautiful wood countertop.

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Check out the fabulous yellow bathroom vanity in this all-white bathroom! It is perfectly paired with a geometric yellow and white rug.

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A brightly colored bathroom vanity also looks great in dark bathrooms. For example, the coral bathroom vanity is the star of the show in this gray bathroom.

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Here’s another beautiful example of coral bathroom vanity in a dark bathroom! A coral pink color looks fabulous with black walls. A fun, glam combo for a girls’ bathroom.

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What’s more bold than coral? Red, of course. This beautiful red bathroom vanity, with crystal knobs, looks right at home in an all-white bathroom, especially with the amazing red and white wallpaper on the ceiling.

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If you like the farmhouse modern look, you’ll appreciate this cute boys’ bathroom with its two red bathroom vanities with open shelving.

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How about a hot pink bathroom vanity? It’s unexpectedly gorgeous, especially with white pulls and a marble countertop.

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If you want to have a truly unique bathroom, a lavender bathroom vanity might be a great choice. This bathroom is stunningly gorgeous and the lavender vanity is so elegant when paired with gold.

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Nobody will call you boring if you have a bathroom like this, with a orange bathroom vanity! The orange paint on the vanity is the exact shade of the orange flower outlines in the wallpaper, pulling the whole room together.

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A small and open vanity is perfect for a bold color, like this orange bathroom vanity.

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Another way to do a bold color on your bathroom vanity is to paint the cabinet fronts only, like this bathroom vanity.

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And here’s a similar bathroom vanity, in red!

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Still nervous about using a bright color on your bathroom vanity? Try a soft color that has gray in it, like this gray-blue bathroom vanity. So pretty!

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What color is your bathroom vanity? If you could change it, what color would you choose? Or do you prefer the bold color to be on your bathroom walls instead of your vanity?

For more bathroom inspiration, check out 6 Characteristics of Stylish Simple Bathrooms and 8 Ideas for Decorating a Kids Bathroom.

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“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

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Try These 10 Fun DIY Projects With Leaves

Celebrate fall with these 10 fun DIY projects with leaves, either real ones from your yard or faux ones from a craft store or dollar store. Try These 10 Fun DIY Projects With Leaves via @tipsaholic #leaves #fall #diy #projects #crafts #fallcrafts


Try These 10 Fun DIY Projects With Leaves
It’s fall and leaves are everywhere. Instead of simply raking them up and throwing them out, grab a small pile and create some cool projects with them! Here are 10 fun DIY projects with leaves, either real ones from your yard or faux ones from a craft store or dollar store.

Glitter Leaves

The holiday season is all about shine and glitter, right? Give the glitter treatment to a couple of leaves, preferably thicker ones like magnolia leaves, and use them as decor. You could decorate a centerpiece with your glitter leaves or turn them into a gorgeous garland.

Celebrate fall with these 10 fun DIY projects with leaves, either real ones from your yard or faux ones from a craft store or dollar store. Try These 10 Fun DIY Projects With Leaves via @tipsaholic #leaves #fall #diy #projects #crafts #fallcrafts

Fall Leaf Votives

This DIY leaf project is so easy and will come out beautifully. Paste pressed leaves on a couple of glass votives and pop in a candle in each. Arrange them on a mantel or your dining table and they’ll add a nice fall-y charm to your home.

Celebrate fall with these 10 fun DIY projects with leaves, either real ones from your yard or faux ones from a craft store or dollar store. Try These 10 Fun DIY Projects With Leaves via @tipsaholic #leaves #fall #diy #projects #crafts #fallcrafts

Painted Leaves

Painting leaves could be a fun activity you do with your kids or a serious project that you do on specially prepared leaves — it’s totally up to you! If you want to prepare the leaves so that your painted creations last for a long time, you’ll need to preserve the leaves with glycerin. Or you could just press the leaves for a few days and then paint them for fun, temporary decor.

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Painting With Leaves

Instead of painting on leaves, why not try painting (and stamping) with the leaves that you find? You could use different paint and stamping techniques to create a variety of beautiful artwork. This could be a wonderful way to remember a vacation with your family.

Celebrate fall with these 10 fun DIY projects with leaves, either real ones from your yard or faux ones from a craft store or dollar store. Try These 10 Fun DIY Projects With Leaves via @tipsaholic #leaves #fall #diy #projects #crafts #fallcrafts

Laminated Leaves

If you have a laminating machine or access to one, consider laminating your fall leaves to make them durable for many different fun activities with your kids. You could make bookmarks with them, practice counting, and make cute fall-themed decorations. Check out these 10 things to make with laminated leaves!

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Autumn Leaves Stained Glass

This is a beautiful and easy DIY project that will instantly transform a glass paneled door or a window! Grab a sheet of clear contact paper and stick down colorful fall leaves on the sticky side. Then put up the contact paper on a window and you’ve got instant stained glass!

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Leaf Animals

Read this cool book about leaf animals with your kids and encourage them to find leaves and create their own animals! You could display their leaf animal creations in their room or in the living room as fall decor.

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Gold Painted Leaves

With some gold leaf paint, you can paint a couple of leaves and stick them in pretty frames for instant seasonal decor! This is probably one of the easiest DIY projects with leaves, but the results are stunning.

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Leaf Crowns

Sit down with your kids and create some really fun and pretty leaf crowns using fall leaves and brown paper bags! You could also make leaf bracelets, animal leaf crowns, and more. Then have the kids come up with a play to entertain everyone with their new crowns and bracelets!

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Clay Leaf Bowls

Try your hand at making clay leaf bowls with air-dry clay and leaves! The result is stunning and you could paint them when they’re all dry.

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Who knew leaves could be so fun? Have you tried any other DIY projects with fall leaves?

For more fall decorating ideas, check out 14 Easy Thanksgiving Tablescapes and 30+ Simple DIY Fall Decorating Projects.

“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

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30 Raised Garden Bed Ideas

Both beginning and experienced gardeners love raised garden beds. Here are 30 cool ideas for raised garden beds, from the practical to the extraordinary. 30 Raised Garden Bed Ideas via @tipsaholic #garden #gardenbeds #raisedgardenbeds #gardening


30 Raised Garden Bed Ideas
Both beginning and experienced gardeners love raised garden beds, since they can be filled with good soil, require minimal or no digging, are easier on your backs, and will give you less weeds. Here are 30 cool ideas for raised garden beds, from the practical to the extraordinary.

1. Corner Wooden Planter

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Build this corner wooden raised garden bed with three separate sections. Perfect for a sad corner in your backyard!

2. Culvert Garden Bed

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Use culvert to create raised garden beds to add an industrial look to your backyard!

3. Metal Decorative Corner Supports

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Add some jazz to your wooden raised garden beds with decorative corner supports! They’ll also help make the construction of your raised garden beds a bit easier and keep them sturdy. These bug-themed corner supports would be fun additions to any garden!

4. Galvanized Livestock Watering Troughs

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Watering troughs will last a long time and has a great industrial look. No DIYing needed except to drill in a few holes in bottom for drainage.

5. Elevated Raised Garden Beds

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Get your garden even higher off the ground to prevent rabbits and other animals from stealing your veggies! Build an elevated raised garden bed. Here’s how.

6. Raised Garden Bed Kits

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There are kits that you can purchase that includes all building materials and instructions to make your own raised garden beds. Great for DIYers who want to build but don’t feel like doing all the measuring. This one is really nice; it includes a gate and fencing and even an option for an automatic watering system!

7. Wood and Corrugated Steel Raised Garden Beds

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Nice combination of wood and corrugated steel, a handsome marriage of nature and industrialization! An economical solution to DIYing your raised garden beds. Here’s another (gorgeous!) example.

8. Divided Raised Garden Beds

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Add wood dividers in your beds and plant one herb or plant in each spot. Neat and organized! Perfect for herbs that can be invasive, like mint!

9. Herb Spiral

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Herb spirals make very cool-looking raised garden beds and are great for people with little space for gardening.

10. Cinder Block Raised Garden Beds

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Build a raised garden bed easily and cheaply with cinder blocks. Give it a finished and modern look by adding concrete caps on the tops!

11. Mosaic Raised Garden Bed

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So pretty and economical! Use the art of mosaic (with broken, left-over tile, broken wine glasses, etc) to decorate the tops of your cinder blocks and cement blocks.

12. Raised Planter Stand with 55-Gallon Drums

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This is a great way to build waist-high garden beds and a smart way to use a couple of 55-gallon juice drums if you already have some laying around. You could find these drums on Craig’s List or businesses that use them, just make sure that they are food-safe.

13. Cement Mixing Trays on Planter Stands

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Build a planter stand (check out the previous tutorial listed above) and then put in cement mixing trays to hold the soil and plants.

14. Concrete Raised Garden Bed

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Here’s how to DIY a beautiful concrete raised garden bed with a nice curve and a corner. You can adapt the plans to fit your space.

15. Kiddie Pools as Raised Garden Beds

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Kiddie pools might not be the most beautiful raised garden beds, but they might be right for you if you’re looking for a cheap and quick solution that takes only minutes to set up. Or you could use one kiddie pool for your kids’ own garden!

16. Raised Garden Beds on a Sloped Backyard

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Do you have a slope in your backyard that you don’t know what to do with? Build (or hire someone to build) raised garden beds on the slope! See some great pictures here and don’t miss the extra information and helpful advice in the comments.

17. Keyhole Gardens

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Keyhole gardens, which are widespread in Africa, include an active compost pile in the middle of a raised garden bed. This method holds moisture and nutrients in the gardening soil and helps you use less water. Perfect for hot and dry climates but they would work anywhere!

18. Stone Raised Garden Bed

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Stone raised garden beds are beautiful and will blend well with your home if you have a stone path or a stone exterior. They are more long-lasting than wood, albeit more expensive, but you can save on costs if you build one yourself.

19. Dry-Stacked Flagstone Garden Bed

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This tutorial uses no mortar – just heavy flagstone stacked on top of each other. Gorgeous.

20. Raised Garden Beds with Casters

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If you need to move around your raised garden beds regularly, just add casters to the bottom of your raised beds! Perfect for small patios with concrete or tiled floors.

21. Self-Watering Planter

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Put in a perforated drain pipe in your raised garden bed to make it self-watering. That will save water and help your plants grow well. Helpful for when you go off on vacations!

22. DIY Garden Enclosure

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Prevent deer and other animals from gobbling down your produce by building a raised garden bed with an enclosure, complete with a gate door.

23. U-Shaped Raised Garden Bed

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Grow a large garden that you can easily navigate around with this u-shaped raised garden bed. Find instructions how to build your own here.

24. Cedar Fence Garden Beds

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Use cedar fence pickets to build raised garden beds that will set you back only $10 or a little more, depending on your store’s prices. What a smart idea!

25. Raised Bed Pest Cover

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Keep pests out of your garden by building this raised bed pest cover to put over your garden beds!

26. Raised Wood Pallet Garden Bed

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This clever pallet garden bed requires no building – just a good stapler and landscaping fabric!

27. Raised Herb Beds From Drawers

Both beginning and experienced gardeners love raised garden beds. Here are 30 cool ideas for raised garden beds, from the practical to the extraordinary. 30 Raised Garden Bed Ideas via @tipsaholic #garden #gardenbeds #raisedgardenbeds #gardening

Paint a couple of old drawers in a fun design and use them as little raised garden beds! Great for herbs and other small plants.

28. Brick Raised Garden Bed

Both beginning and experienced gardeners love raised garden beds. Here are 30 cool ideas for raised garden beds, from the practical to the extraordinary. 30 Raised Garden Bed Ideas via @tipsaholic #garden #gardenbeds #raisedgardenbeds #gardening

Traditional and permanent! Especially perfect for you if you have a pile of bricks waiting to be used. Here’s how to build a brick raised garden bed.

29. Aluminum Can Garden Bed

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Drink a lot of soda? Save your cans to make aluminum can raised garden beds! Use cement to keep the cans together and cover it all with stucco for a really nice look.

30. Old Tires as Garden Beds

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You can easily find old tires from car shops for free. Save them from the landfill and use them to create raised garden beds.

Hopefully, these raised garden bed ideas have inspired you to build or buy your own! It’s a wonderful feeling to serve food to your family that you’ve grown in your own backyard.

 

Find a lot of great advice and information on raised garden beds with this wonderful resource. And if you’re looking for more tips on gardening, check out 25 Ideas for Gardening with Kids and 27 Beautiful Garden Edging Ideas.

 

I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

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25 Waffle Recipes That Are Perfect for Brunch

There's just something about a warm, thick waffle that makes brunch extra-special. Try one of these 25 waffle recipes for your next brunch. 25 Waffle Recipes That Are Perfect for Brunch via @tipsaholic #waffles #breakfast #brunch #recipes


25 Waffle Recipes That Are Perfect for Brunch
There’s just something about a warm, thick waffle that makes brunch extra-special. Try one of these 25 waffle recipes for your next brunch. Many of these would work just as well for dinner or a fun dessert!

1. Blueberry Cake Waffles

Cover these blueberry cake waffles in a sweet sugar glaze instead of maple syrup for an unique take on a waffle dish!

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2. Oatmeal Waffles

Make your waffles healthier by adding oats with the help of this oatmeal waffle recipe.

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3. Pumpkin Waffles with Apple Cider Syrup

Perfect for fall! This pumpkin waffle recipe incorporates whipped egg whites for extra body and includes some good advice on keeping the waffles crispy. Don’t skip the apple cider syrup!

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4. Snickerdoodle Waffles

Snickerdoodle cookies for brunch? Nah. Snickerdoodle waffles for brunch? Yes, please! These waffles are dipped in butter and covered with cinnamon and sugar.

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5. Blueberry Cheesecake Waffles

If you like your breakfast extra sweet, you’ll love this blueberry cheesecake waffle recipe. Top a regular waffle with a cheesecake spread and blueberries for a decadent brunch treat!

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6. Cinnamon Roll Waffles

These waffles are like deconstructed cinnamon rolls! Stack up the waffles, pour on the good stuff, and give every person a big slice. Yum.

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7. Maple Bacon Waffle

Maple extract and chopped bacon are the two special ingredients that make this maple bacon waffle a great idea for brunch!

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8. Potato, Egg and Cheese Waffles

Not exactly a waffle, but close enough! This clever waffle recipe combines egg, packaged shredded potatoes, cheese, and bacon into a quick and portable breakfast!

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9. Cheesy Mashed Potato Waffles

Here’s another egg and potato waffle recipe, this time with mashed potatoes.

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10. Gingerbread Waffles with Cinnamon Butter

Make this gingerbread waffle recipe during the holidays, so festive!

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11. Cranberry Pecan Gingerbread Waffles with Orange Syrup

And here’s another delicious gingerbread waffle recipe, complete with pecans and cranberries! And orange syrup.

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12. French Toast Waffle

The name says it all. French toast and waffle, in one! Dip a slice of bread in a sweet egg mixture and cook it in a waffle iron. Very clever.

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13. Pineapple Coconut Macadamia Nut Waffles with Pineapple Coconut Syrup

Make this pineapple coconut waffle recipe and pretend you’re in Hawaii!

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14. Cornbread Waffles with Chili

Whip up a savory waffle with cornmeal and serve it with chili for a hearty brunch dish… or for dinner!

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15. Dark Chocolate Waffles

If you’re a fan of dark chocolate, you’ve got to try this waffle recipe. And don’t forget the warm peanut butter drizzle on top!

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16. Tiramisu Waffles

Host a fun italian-themed brunch with these tiramisu waffles and strong espresso!

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17. Lemon Ricotta Waffles with Poppy Seeds

Soft, lemony, and comforting. These lemon ricotta waffles with poppy seeds would be a great addition to any brunch.

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18. Banana Bread Waffles

Banana bread is good, but banana bread waffles are better. Don’t forget the chopped walnuts!

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19. Lemon Sour Cream Waffles

Lemon zest adds a strong lemon taste to any dish, such as in this lemon sour cream waffle recipe. Lemon lovers will love this one!

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20. Peanut Butter Waffles

Try this healthy peanut butter waffle recipe with a few slices of banana and syrup. You could even add a little jam for a breakfast that reminds you of the good ol’ PB and J.

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21. Apple Fritter Waffles with Caramel Sauce

Take a bite of this apple fritter waffle and you’ll taste warm bits of apple sauce, waffle goodness, and caramel deliciousness all in one mouthful.

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22. Cornmeal Waffles with Blackberry Compote

Cornmeal adds some crunch to this waffle recipe, while the blackberry compote adds a lot of sweetness. Combine the two and you’ve got a great waffle to share with friends and family!

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23. Carrot Cake Waffles with Cinnamon Maple Cream Cheese Spread

This carrot cake waffle will definitely deliver if you’re looking for something sweet to make for brunch. Add the cinnamon maple cream cheese spread and you’ll die and go to heaven.

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24. Earl Grey Almond Milk Waffles

If you enjoy a hot cup of tea with your breakfast or bunch meal, you’ll appreciate this unique waffle recipe that includes three bags of Earl Grey tea and almond milk!

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25. Bananas Foster Waffles

Cook banana slices in a pan full of brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, banana liqueur, and dark rum and plunk them on a couple of waffles. Top it all off with a dollop of maple whipped cream instead of ice cream.

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For more breakfast recipes, check out 6 Breakfast Power Foods and 12 Tummy-Pleasing Oatmeal Breakfast Recipes.

 

I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

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9 Tips for Container Gardening

Container gardening is perfect for homes with small or nonexistent backyards, cold climates, and renters. Here are 9 tips for container gardening! 9 Tips for Container Gardening via @tipsaholic #gardening #containers #containergardening #garden


9 Tips for Container Gardening
Container gardening is a great way to grow vegetables, fruit, and other plants if your backyard is too small or nonexistent. You could also grow plants that wouldn’t survive in your climate by keeping them indoors during the cold season. Plus, you would be able to move your plants without digging up anything, making it a great option for renters. Here are 9 tips for container gardening!

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1. Choose the right container for your plants. Pay attention to the size and type of your pots for successful container gardening. Generally, larger plants, such as summer squash, need larger containers, while smaller plants, like annuals and small herbs, will do well in 10-inch containers.

 

2. You don’t have to completely fill a large container with soil, which can get expensive and will make your container garden very heavy. Use a lighter filler material, like packing peanuts, soda cans, or pine cones, to fill out the pot. You could also create a false bottom. However, if you live in a windy area, you want it heavy so it doesn’t fall over. Add rock or gravel to keep it grounded.

 

3. You can grow large plants and trees in containers, but be sure to transfer them to bigger containers or the ground when they become root-bound. This means that the roots of your plant has grown so much that there is no more room in the container, leading to stunted growth and eventually death. If your tree stops growing vertically, even if it continues to produce fruit and leaves, it’s probably root-bound and needs a larger container. Roots might grow through drainage holes and over the lip of the pot.

 

 4. Grow trees in containers and put them around your patio or porch for added beauty until they become root-bound. Then you can plant them in your land and then switch it up with a new tree or plant for your containers. Just make sure to break up some of the roots before planting it into the ground.

 

5. Love fruit trees but don’t have the space or a permanent home? Container gardening is the perfect way to enjoy a fruit tree, such as a citrus tree, banana plant, or fig tree, without having to plant it in your land. Start out with a 5- or 7-gallon container and move the tree to a 10- to 15-gallon container when it grows and becomes root-bound.

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6. Always ensure that your container gardens have adequate drainage. There should be holes in the bottom and/or sides of the container. This helps excess water to drain out and allows air to access the soil. Diseases can occur if there isn’t enough drainage.

 

7. Another way to achieve optimal drainage in container gardening is to use quality potting soil. A potting mix will give you good drainage and will have no weeds or pests.

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8. Yes, you can actually grow vegetables in a container. Here is a great article on growing broccoli in containers.  Read to the end, where you’ll find links to tutorials on growing more vegetables in containers, including beets, cherry tomatoes, arugula, jalapenos, and radishes. And check out this post that recommends five vegetables that grow well in containers.  You could have a whole vegetable garden on your patio, all in pretty containers, even if you live on the 15th floor in an apartment building!

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9. Planting all of your herbs in one container is a great way to streamline your gardening AND cooking. You’ll be able to easily grab the herbs you want, all at the same time, as you cook. Put your herb container on casters so you can bring it in to the kitchen when you need it and move it under the shade when it’s hot outside.

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Container gardening is definitely something that anyone can do, no matter where they live! I seriously want a herb garden in a cute container right now. How about you, are you interested in container gardening? Do you have any container gardening tips to add to this list?

 

Looking for more gardening tips? Don’t miss 10 Edible Plants to Grow Indoors and 30 Sweet and Simple Succulent DIYs.

 

Sources:
http://redeemyourground.com/container-gardening-101-la-helen-weis-unique-design/
http://www.starkbros.com/blog/fruit-trees-in-containers-pt1/
http://www2.fiskars.com/Gardening-and-Yard-Care/Projects/Prepping-Design-Planting-Harvest/Harvesting/Root-bound-Plants#.VVIlU2Zxtl8
http://acultivatednest.com/2014/05/my-tips-for-planting-a-one-pot-container-herb-garden/

 

I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

 

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25 Beautiful Examples of Colored Trim

Who said trim has to be white? Painted trim in a bold color can be a great way to achieve an unique look. Check out these 25 rooms with colored trim! 25 Beautiful Examples of Colored Trim via @tipsaholic #colorful #trim #baseboards #home


25 Beautiful Examples of Colored Trim,
Who said trim had to be white?

Colored trim can be a great way to achieve an unique look for a special room or even your whole house. This look is perfect for rooms with white walls and amazing molding, so if you have these two features in your home, you should definitely consider painting your trim a color other than white.

 

For example, this bathroom is already beautiful with its marble tile, free-standing tub, and gorgeous plumbing, but the blue color on all the molding and panels brings this room to a whole other level.

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The soft blue grabs your attention and you can’t help but check out all the beautiful trimwork in the room. That bathroom just wouldn’t be the same with white trim and moldings.

 

Here’s another space, this time a sitting room, that is made more alluring with the help of a soft blue color on the trim and moldings.

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Did you notice how the soft blue color on the trim in the sitting room is identical to the blue color on the walls in the living room next to it? What a great way to unify the two spaces. The crown molding in this room is spectacular and that is a detail that would be easily overlooked if it was painted white.

 

This entryway is tall, dark, and handsome thanks to the black trim, ceiling, paneling, built-ins, and doors. But it doesn’t feel dark and gloomy at all, thanks to the white walls.

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Here’s another good example how great trimwork can look when painted in a dark color. The trim, paneling, and ceiling coffers of this dining room are painted a dark gray, drawing your eye to all the excellent trimwork.

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The room is styled very simply, which allows the trimwork to truly shine.

 

When your built-ins are painted a fun color, it’s a great idea to also paint your trim the same color for continuity and greater impact. This desk area in a kitchen is so beautifully unique thanks to the green color of the cabinets, desk, shelves, floor trim, and window trim.

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You don’t have to paint all the trimwork in a room, though. If you only want to highlight a special feature in your home, paint only that area a contrasting color. For example, this entryway is made special with the black paint on the arch and columns, while the rest of the trimwork in the space is left white (except for the window on the right). The painted archway frames the other room, inviting you to walk in there.

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The dark gray trim highlights the unique shape of the front door in this entryway. Also, note that the rest of the trim in the room isn’t painted, which puts all the focus on the door. However, the crown molding and trim in the next room have been painted the same dark gray, which nicely frames the entryway when you’re standing in the other room.

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It’s amazing to see how much of an impact colored trim can have on a room. You could go big and paint all the cabinets, doors, and trim in your kitchen a bold turquoise color

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Or paint all the trim in your dining room a cool black color.

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All the dark gray trimwork in this room highlight the beautiful trim, crown molding, mantel, built-ins, and the gorgeous french doors. The light-colored furniture, artwork, and textiles compliment the dark trim perfectly.

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If you love color, you’ll love this amazing living room with the raspberry trimwork! Now, this is a room that your guests won’t soon forget. The two pink chairs and the pink pillows work well with the colored trim, but everybody knows who is the true star of this room.

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Check out another happy room, complete with orange window trim and crown molding! The orange trim looks great with the light blue walls and the colored trim sets the mood for the room, which is fun and happy with the addition of the disco ball light fixture, the graphic rug, and the colorful art. Click through to see the rest of the room with all of its beautiful painted trimwork.

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Colored trim works very well in bedrooms, too. Designer Andrew Howard painted the trim in this bedroom a vivid blue that perfectly matches the wallpaper.

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The same treatment is given to this bedroom, with the green trim perfectly matching the graphic trellis wallpaper.

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Here’s another bedroom by Andrew Howard, this time a girly bedroom with pink trim in the exact same shade as the pink lamp. Note the pink door and door casing in the reflection in the mirror!

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Pink trim is unexpectedly elegant and perfect for girls’ bedrooms! Check out this girls’ room decked out with pink trim, designed by Natalie Clayman. The pink rug works so well with the colored trim.

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Colored trim works so well in kids bedrooms; here’s another example of a fun kids’ room with the trimwork painted a vibrant yellow. Since kids’ tastes change so fast, it might be a little easier to paint only the trim when they decide they love a different color than repainting all the walls or buying all new furniture.

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And here’s another example of a room with yellow trim, this time a dining room.

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In the same house, a simply decorated bedroom is made more beautiful with a soft blue color on the trim and crown molding.
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You could paint your trimwork and doors the same color as your bed and rug for a soothing effect.
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A soft gray color on the trim pairs beautifully with the cream walls in this serene bedroom.
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Smaller spaces, like bathrooms, can look more interesting with colored trim. This bathroom is just stunning with the trim and door painted black. The sleek black mirror fits in perfectly with the black trim.

Who said trim has to be white? Painted trim in a bold color can be a great way to achieve an unique look. Check out these 25 rooms with colored trim! 25 Beautiful Examples of Colored Trim via @tipsaholic #colorful #trim #baseboards #home

 

You can play with how you want to paint the trim and the walls in your home. Paint in a way that highlights what is unique and beautiful in your spaces. For example, the crown molding and the walls in this hallway are painted a soft gray, while the paneling, door trim, and floor trim are painted white. This paint job shows off all the different trimwork in the space.

Who said trim has to be white? Painted trim in a bold color can be a great way to achieve an unique look. Check out these 25 rooms with colored trim! 25 Beautiful Examples of Colored Trim via @tipsaholic #colorful #trim #baseboards #home
Who said trim has to be white? Painted trim in a bold color can be a great way to achieve an unique look. Check out these 25 rooms with colored trim! 25 Beautiful Examples of Colored Trim via @tipsaholic #colorful #trim #baseboards #home
Here’s another gorgeous example of a room that’s all painted in one deep color: this living room by Thom Filicia with its walls, crown molding, wall molding, and built-ins painted an intense shade of blue.
Who said trim has to be white? Painted trim in a bold color can be a great way to achieve an unique look. Check out these 25 rooms with colored trim! 25 Beautiful Examples of Colored Trim via @tipsaholic #colorful #trim #baseboards #home

Will you be painting the trimwork in a room of your home anytime soon? If you have lots of light, beautiful and chunky trimwork and crown moldings, windows with thick trim and mullions, and high ceilings, colored trim would look great in your home!

 

For more painting ideas, check out 5 Ways to Decorate Your Walls With Paint Pens and Grey and White Painted Kitchens.

 

Featured and title image via Better Homes and Gardens.

 

“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

 

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