11 Ways to Get Waves and Curls

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Waves and curls are the way to go when you want a hairstyle that’s fun, flirty, and has great texture. But curls and waves that look good and last can be hard to achieve! Use these tutorials to get wavy hair or curly hair for more stunning locks in less time.

 

 

 1. Basic curling

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This is a basic curling tutorial that will teach you how to get curls that look more like the ones you see in magazines. Be sure to use a heat protector and the right size curling iron – big, lush curls require a curling iron that’s about an inch in diameter.

 

 

2. Curling in sections

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If the basic curling tutorial has you a little overwhelmed, try this technique and curl your hair in four different sections. Simply pin two sections up while draping the bottom two over either of your shoulders and curl one portion at a time. Give your hair a little shake to blend all four sections when you finish.

 

 

3. Curl and twist

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You may have a problem getting your curls to really stick. Aside from using some good hair products, this method might get you what you need. Curl your hair the way you normally would but twist each curl while it’s still hot and bobby pin them to your head as you go. Let them cool completely and then let them down and give them a good shake and a little hairspray.

 

 

4. Overnight twists

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Beach waves are all the rage and there are many ways to get them. This tutorial requires no heat and works best on hair that is slightly damp when you start. Leave it overnight, texturize it a bit in the morning, and you’re good to go.

 


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. Flat-iron waves

Try these methods to get the the perfect waves and curls for quick and easy hairstyles that last! 11 Ways to Get Waves and Curls ~ Tipsaholic.com #waves #curls #hair

A flat-iron can do more than just straighten hair. This tutorial shows you how to get a slightly different style of big waves and suggests a couple of products to use to get maximum staying power.

 

 

6. Quick beach waves

Try these methods to get the the perfect waves and curls for quick and easy hairstyles that last! 11 Ways to Get Waves and Curls ~ Tipsaholic.com #waves #curls #hair

You don’t have to wait all night to get beach waves. Divide your hair into smaller sections, twist, and pin them to your head. Use a blowdryer to dry each section if you want your hair ready to go within 20 minutes, or leave them in overnight to air dry.

 

 

7. Ponytail curls

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This is a great way to make curling quicker and easier. Pull your hair up into a loose ponytail and curl the ends. Let the ponytail loose when you’re done and your fresh curls will naturally fall into place. You can also do this with two pigtails if your hair is thicker or you need a little more structure.

 

 

8. Overnight braid waves

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Overnight braids are the old-fashioned way to get waves and there isn’t anything quite like them. You can try one braid, two braids, or several braids depending on what size waves you prefer. French braids will give you waves all the way to the top of your hair but basic braids get great results too.

 

 

9. Flat-iron curls

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As previously mentioned, flat-irons are versatile tools! This tutorial demonstrates how to use one to get nice textured curls on short hair.

 

 

10. Sock bun curls

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You’ve probably heard of this no-heat method. There’s a reason it’s so popular! It’s super easy, you can sleep on it for quick hair in the morning, and the only thing you need is an (clean!) old sock.

 

 

11. Quick braid waves

Try these methods to get the the perfect waves and curls for quick and easy hairstyles that last! 11 Ways to Get Waves and Curls ~ Tipsaholic.com #waves #curls #hair

Here’s another way to get waves in a hurry! Separate slightly damp hair into several sections (more if your hair is thick) and braid each one. Blow the braids dry, use a straightener to heat them one at a time, then let them loose.

 

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Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added three kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at Utterly Inexperienced, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

 

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7 Unnaturally Trendy Hair Colors to Try

Give up your boring color routine and try something new with one of these creative trendy hair colors! Subtle or stunning, there's a color for everyone. 7 Unnaturally Trend Hair Colors to Try ~ Tipsaholic.com #hair #color

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Coloring your hair is a great way to update your look, and there are so many options available from blonde, to red, to brunette and back again. But have you ever considered dyeing your hair a color that was a little less natural? Get ready to try something new – a rainbow of hair colors are available and trending!

 

  1. Lavender hair

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Kelly Osbourne and a few other celebs started the trend on this one. A light purple that some call lavender, others lilac, it goes well with neutral makeup or a smokey eye and/or a bright lip. Miss Osbourne is often seen sporting this color with a kind of punk rock look, but it can be surprisingly sophisticated with the right hairstyle.

 

 

  1. Deeper brights that blend

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If you’re up for purple hair but don’t necessarily want to bleach out a darker natural color to try it, this may be an option for you. Deep purples (or blues, or any color you love!) that blend in with a darker natural color are a more subtle way to show your appreciation for creative coloring.

 

 

 

  1. Rose gold

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Rose gold is back in the spotlight when it comes to design and fashion and is taking a new form these days – hair! Rose gold hair coloring is a light combination of blondes and reds that gives off a golden pink glow. With its warmer tones, it is a great color for summer and fall and goes well with neutral, natural makeup.

 

 

  1. Gray

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Gone are the days when gray was just a reluctant color for the aging. Gray is the newest hair color to become fashionable for both young and old. There are a range of shades from light and silvery to deeper gray with highlights. Find one that works for you and run with it!

 

 

  1. Turquoise

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There are many variations on this color, but it’s often referred to as turquoise or “mermaid” blue. You can find it as an all-over color, blended in, or as an ombre , and it is sometimes mixed with other brights or pastels to create fun color combos like “cotton candy.” Bright, bold makeup can be a fun match to this hair.

 

 

  1. Burgundy

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Burgundy is a great color for the fall and winter months and can be altered to match warm or cool skin tones. Basically, it’s a combination of deep reds and purples that really gives hair a punch! A darker natural color can blend very well with burgundy if you’re looking for something subtle, but for more va-va-voom you may need to lighten your hair. Blondes may need to go a little darker to avoid a brighter, more purple hue but it’s a look any natural color can achieve.

 

 

  1. Vivid red

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You’ve seen it before on celebrities like Rihanna and probably wondered if you could pull it off. Don’t be afraid to try! Warmer skin tones look great in this color but it looks fabulous against a very light skin as well. A nude lip or a bold red that matches the vibrancy of the hair color are a perfect match when it comes to makeup.

 

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Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added three kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at Utterly Inexperienced, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

 

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10 Lazy Day Hairstyles That Don’t Look It

Not every morning can be spent drying and curling your hair. Check out these 10 easy lazy day hairstyles for hair that works even when you don't want to. 10 Lazy Day Hairstyles That Don't Look It ~ Tipsaholic.com #easyhair #hairstyles

 

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All low maintenance hair lovers have a couple of go-to hairstyles, but if you’re tired of the same look day in and day out, it might be time to add some new hairdos to your arsenal. These lazy day hairstyles are perfect for when you want your hair to look good without a lot of effort. Try a few and use your favorites for quick and easy no-fuss style!

 

1. Low rolled bun

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Start with a ponytail, roll, and pin into place for a simple bun. You can make it as smooth or messy as you like and place it just about anywhere on your head. Add a headband, colored clip, or other fun accessories to dress it up.

 

 

2. The triple ponytail

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This ponytail trio also goes by another name – the mowhawk ponytail! So if you’re feeling a little edgy, this is the perfect lazy day hairstyle to try. If you’re in a rush you can even skip the extra steps of wrapping each pony with more hair and just use elastics.

 

 

3. Knots

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Who knew you could tie your hair in knots and actually make it look fabulous? This simple style takes a little more time but requires just a few bobby pins to pull it off. You’ll have sleek, fashion-forward hair that stays out of your face on a busy day.

 

 

4. Topsy Tail

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You’ve probably heard of the topsy tail. Maybe you lived through its original decade of popularity (the 90’s) and are thrilled with the comeback! It’s a super-simple way to turn a boring ponytail into something with a little more flair. In fact, the topsy tail is so easy and versatile that Twist Me Pretty can show you four more ways to wear it in four minutes. Pick your favorite!

 

 

5. Messy ponytail and braid

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Sometimes a regular old ponytail just isn’t going to cut it and this easy hairdo gives the basic pony a loose, lovely makeover. Start with a “topsy tail” like the one shown above and combine it with a soft braid to add texture and style.

 

 

6. Twisty Half-Up

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This easy twisted hairstyle can be used on just about any length of hair with the right bobby pinning skills. Skip the curls to make it faster, or try one of these easy ways to get waves and curls to prep your hair beforehand.

 

 

7. Triple twisted ponytail

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Divide your hair into three sections for easy twisting and pinning with this lazy day hair. There are no fancy knots, no flip this under and roll this up – it’s that simple. And since it only uses bobby pins, this is also a great hairdo for days when you find yourself without elastics!

 

 

8. Lazy girl’s “beehive”

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Vintage hair can add a little class to any lazy day and this beehive style makes it easy. All you need is a mesh chignon form like this one and some bobby pins to keep everything in place. Long-haired girls may need to tuck extra hair under again when finishing the twist in the back.

 

 

9. Half-up Tuck

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A headband or scarf is one of those age-old ways to enjoy a lazy hair day, but this little trick will have you wearing a headband even more often. This style is a half-up tuck, but you can do the same thing with all of your hair if you want it out of the way for the day.

 

 

10. Double-twist bun

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Give a boring bun some real volume with this double twist tutorial. Even thinner hair can achieve a bigger, fuller, prettier kind of bun with a bit of twisting and teasing and no one will know that this is actually one of your lazy hair days!

 

 

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Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added four kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at Utterly Inexperienced, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

 

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Top Tips for Healthy Low Maintenance Hair

Blow drying, curling, and styling hair every morning can be a hassle. If you crave low maintenance hair, use these tips to get back to healthy hair basics. Top Tips for Low Maintenance Hair ~ Tipsaholic.com #easy #hair #lowmaintenance

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Healthy, easy-to-style hair is a must these days if you’re an on-the-go sort of gal – and who isn’t? It feels great to get fancy and spend lots of time getting just the right curl to your hair, but these low maintenance hair tips are what you need for the day-to-day. Start here if you want to get hair that works with you and not against you.

 

Get the right haircut

Easy hair starts with a good cut. Medium to long hair is usually easiest to maintain, especially when it comes to everyday styling. Lots of layers can make hair more high maintenance, so get a cut that flatters your face shape but has a more even overall cut. Skip the bangs to make styling as easy as possible!

 

Use a dry shampoo

You’ve heard of it, but have you tried it? It may sound crazy, but washing your hair daily with water and shampoo really isn’t good for it. Too-frequent washing strips your hair of its natural protective oils and can leave you with dry, brittle, and frizzy hair, and that means high maintenance. Make washings last by using a dry shampoo in between to keep hair healthy without looking greasy.

 

Use a heat protector

Even if you don’t use a curling iron, straightener, or other hot tools very often, use a protective spray every time you do to reduce damage. A good heat protector should also be used before blow-drying.

 

Try some no-heat hairstyles

If you can avoid the heat, do it! Heat is one of the things that will damage your hair the most. There are so many ways to curl and style your hair, and many of them don’t require a curling iron. Check out these no-heat hairstyles and see which ones work best for your hair.

 

Avoid too much dyeing

The less you dye your hair, the healthier and lower maintenance it will be. Stick with your natural color or one close to it so that you can go longer between colorings and use a hair sunscreen when you go outside so your color doesn’t fade. Touch up your roots at home rather than visiting the salon every time your hair grows out, or better yet, get an ombre and don’t worry about roots at all!

 

Arm yourself with some quick, easy hairstyles

Low maintenance hair also means having a few go-to hairstyles so you can look made up even if you only have a few minutes before running out the door. Try a few of these lazy day hairstyles to get you started.

 

Work with your natural hair

Curly? Wavy? Straight? Run with it. Use a little styling serum to get the right curl or enhance your waves for a beachy look. Straight hair looks amazing with the right cut, and you can get away with more layers. Hair grows in one direction around your head, so your hair probably turns out on one side and in on the other – stop fighting it. Part and curl hair in the direction it wants to go. Embrace what you have and find ways to make it work for you.

 

 

Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added four kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at Utterly Inexperienced, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

 

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16 Ways to Eat Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

16 Ways to Eat Cookie Dough ~ Tipsaholic.Take your love of chocolate chip cookie dough to the next level with these 16 recipes for cookie dough desserts. 16 Ways to Eat Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ~ Tipsaholic.com #recipes #cookiedough

 

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Even when you know you shouldn’t, it’s hard to resist a sweet bite of chocolate chip cookie dough! Now you can leave all your cares behind because this collection of recipes for chocolate chip treats is full of eggless, ready-to-eat, and tasty cookie dough. Grab that bag of chocolate chips and start mixing!

 

Cookie Dough Stuffed Oreos

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Pairing two beloved cookies together just seems like the right thing to do. This recipe will take you there and add a whole lot of chocolate-dipped love to your day!

 

Cookie Dough Brownies

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This recipe is another lending of two classic dessert flavors. You’ll be 100% pleased with the 50/50 ratio of cookie dough and brownie in every bite.

 

 

Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwich Bites

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You’ve heard of cookie dough ice cream, but if you’re tired of the tiny bits of dough getting lost in the ice cream, you’ve got to try this. This recipe places the cookie dough front-and-center and is the perfect dessert for a hot day.

 

 

No-Bake Cookie Dough Bars

Take your love of chocolate chip cookie dough to the next level with these 16 recipes for cookie dough desserts. 16 Ways to Eat Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ~ Tipsaholic.com #recipes #cookiedough

No need to turn on the oven, these bars are no-bake! Besides that, they’re topped with a layer of more chocolate, and you won’t meet many people who will complain about that.

 

 

Cookie Dough Truffles

Take your love of chocolate chip cookie dough to the next level with these 16 recipes for cookie dough desserts. 16 Ways to Eat Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ~ Tipsaholic.com #recipes #cookiedough

These truffles are so simple and can be topped with whatever you love most – milk, dark, or white chocolate, nuts, sprinkles, even more chocolate chips! All you need is a simple dough and some sweetened condensed milk.

 

 

Cookie Dough Dip

Take your love of chocolate chip cookie dough to the next level with these 16 recipes for cookie dough desserts. 16 Ways to Eat Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ~ Tipsaholic.com #recipes #cookiedough

You may have heard of this cookie dough delight before. It has made many appearances at superbowl parties and birthdays and seems to have a lot of staying power with its creamy take on chocolate chip cookie dough.

 

 

Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bar

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Cheesecake, cookie dough. Cookie dough, cheesecake. You may say “Why?” We say, “Why not?” Mix up a batch of these bars and you won’t be disappointed.

 

 

Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Take your love of chocolate chip cookie dough to the next level with these 16 recipes for cookie dough desserts. 16 Ways to Eat Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ~ Tipsaholic.com #recipes #cookiedough

Sometimes ice cream is just the right partner for cookie dough, and this no-churn ice cream makes this a cool, easy treat.

 

 

Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites

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What do you get when you combine sweet cookie dough with salty pretzels and dip it in chocolate? Heaven.

 

 

Cookie Dough Cannolis

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All you need is a few cannoli shells and this simple recipe to make a quick dessert that looks fancy. Drizzle your creations with hot fudge and top them with whipped cream!

 

 

Cookie Dough Rice Krispie Treats

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The best thing about these chocolate chip cookie dough Rice Krispie bars is that the flavor is mixed in and on top. The soft cookie dough layer is a perfect compliment to its crunchy, crispy base.

 

 

Cookie Dough Popsicles

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A hot day calls for a special treat, and these delicious, creamy popsicles will not disappoint. A little cream, a little sugar, and a little while in the freezer and you’ll be chillin’ in no time.

 

 

Cookie Dough Milkshake

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We’ve talked about cookie dough and ice cream, but this is the ultimate way to blend the two flavors! Toss your dough into a blender with some vanilla ice cream and a little milk and blend it into frothy, creamy treat.

 

 

Cookie Dough Whoopie Pies

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A fluffy cookie dough filling is sandwiched between two chocolate cookies in this recipe, but if you really want to double-down on the chocolate chip flavor, try sandwiching the filling between two chocolate chip cookies!

 

 

Cookie Dough Cake

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Having a hard time deciding whether you want cake or cookies for dessert? This cookie dough cake solves the problem. The recipe is for both the cake and the cookie dough frosting, but we won’t tell if you decide to simplify and use a vanilla cake mix!

 

 

Cookie Dough Eggrolls

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This is another recipe that really takes cookie dough to the next level. Roll chunks of the dough up in eggroll wrappers and give them a quick fry in hot oil, then plate them with ice cream and your favorite toppings for a decadent dough delight.

 

 

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Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added three kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at Utterly Inexperienced, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

 

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19 Examples of Stylish Kitchen Storage

Give your pantry a chance to shine in your home by redesigning with some inspiration from these examples of stylish kitchen storage. 19 Examples of Stylish Kitchen Storage ~ Tipsaholic.com #pantry #design

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A good storage space is one of the most essential and yet often most neglected areas of the home. Rather than trying to hide your pantry from view, make it an interior hot-spot with inspiration from these 19 examples of stylish kitchen storage.

 

Give your pantry a chance to shine in your home by redesigning with some inspiration from these examples of stylish kitchen storage. 19 Examples of Stylish Kitchen Storage ~ Tipsaholic.com #pantry #design

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An open, small space pantry deserves a special touch. Coordinate your pantry with the rest of your kitchen by using the same colors and getting creative with your storage.

 

 

Give your pantry a chance to shine in your home by redesigning with some inspiration from these examples of stylish kitchen storage. 19 Examples of Stylish Kitchen Storage ~ Tipsaholic.com #pantry #design

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We all know that lighting can make or break a space, and the pantry is no exception. A chandelier takes this pantry from neat to va-va-voom!

 

 

Give your pantry a chance to shine in your home by redesigning with some inspiration from these examples of stylish kitchen storage. 19 Examples of Stylish Kitchen Storage ~ Tipsaholic.com #pantry #design

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Balance and symmetry can play an important role when it comes to designing a storage space that is right for your kitchen. The pull-out drawers and balanced shelving in this pantry provide lots of room for organized food, storing and cooking.

 

 

Give your pantry a chance to shine in your home by redesigning with some inspiration from these examples of stylish kitchen storage. 19 Examples of Stylish Kitchen Storage ~ Tipsaholic.com #pantry #design

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An assortment of baskets can really add to the character of a storage space. Align the style of your storage pieces with the overall feel of your home to make the transition from kitchen to pantry more cohesive.

 

 

Give your pantry a chance to shine in your home by redesigning with some inspiration from these examples of stylish kitchen storage. 19 Examples of Stylish Kitchen Storage ~ Tipsaholic.com #pantry #design

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If your home is lacking in kitchen storage, building some simple shelving of your own could be the perfect solution. This wood unit is ramped up with some metal accents from which mugs and other dishes can hang, and check out the baskets used for kitchen linens!

 

 

Give your pantry a chance to shine in your home by redesigning with some inspiration from these examples of stylish kitchen storage. 19 Examples of Stylish Kitchen Storage ~ Tipsaholic.com #pantry #design

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Varied shelf heights can add a lot to a simple pantry. Use adjustable shelving to create smaller spaces for spice jars and larger ones for canisters and baskets.

 

 

Give your pantry a chance to shine in your home by redesigning with some inspiration from these examples of stylish kitchen storage. 19 Examples of Stylish Kitchen Storage ~ Tipsaholic.com #pantry #design

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This butler style pantry is chic with its pretty lighting, farmhouse stepstool, and coordinating storage jars, but it’s also very practical. Canned foods are stacked together, boxed foods line another shelf, and cookbooks are arranged according to size. Anyone can pull this off!

 

 

Give your pantry a chance to shine in your home by redesigning with some inspiration from these examples of stylish kitchen storage. 19 Examples of Stylish Kitchen Storage ~ Tipsaholic.com #pantry #design

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Make it easier to reach all of the items you need and keep your kitchen organized with labeled pull-out drawers.

 

 

Give your pantry a chance to shine in your home by redesigning with some inspiration from these examples of stylish kitchen storage. 19 Examples of Stylish Kitchen Storage ~ Tipsaholic.com #pantry #design

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Not everyone has the room and budget for a pantry like this one, but elements of this large-scale storage can be used in a smaller kitchen too. Add pops of color with pretty dishes and wallpaper and find clever solutions for all your odds and ends.

 

 

Give your pantry a chance to shine in your home by redesigning with some inspiration from these examples of stylish kitchen storage. 19 Examples of Stylish Kitchen Storage ~ Tipsaholic.com #pantry #design

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Simple spaces can be made extraordinary with the use of some great containers. This pantry area uses a pretty assortment of vintage glass jars and some statement pieces like a geometric bowl.

 

 

Give your pantry a chance to shine in your home by redesigning with some inspiration from these examples of stylish kitchen storage. 19 Examples of Stylish Kitchen Storage ~ Tipsaholic.com #pantry #design

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Sometimes converting another space is the best solution to add to your kitchen storage. Check out the huge amount of space this laundry room conversion added.

 

 

Give your pantry a chance to shine in your home by redesigning with some inspiration from these examples of stylish kitchen storage. 19 Examples of Stylish Kitchen Storage ~ Tipsaholic.com #pantry #design

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There’s a lot to love in this kitchen’s basic corner pantry! It got a great facelift with some colorful stenciling and modern farmhouse accessories. Not every jar and basket in your space has to match, either – use smaller collections of containers on each shelf for subtle variations that create visual interest.

 

 

Give your pantry a chance to shine in your home by redesigning with some inspiration from these examples of stylish kitchen storage. 19 Examples of Stylish Kitchen Storage ~ Tipsaholic.com #pantry #design

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Along with a great collection of glassware, this pantry boasts a stone backsplash that adds a lot of character to a relatively simple space.

 

 

Give your pantry a chance to shine in your home by redesigning with some inspiration from these examples of stylish kitchen storage. 19 Examples of Stylish Kitchen Storage ~ Tipsaholic.com #pantry #design

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Even the smallest pantries can have sweet details. Go for simple, neutral storage to maximize space and if you’re feeling ambitious, use a little chalkboard paint to make a place to write grocery lists and recipes.

 

 

Give your pantry a chance to shine in your home by redesigning with some inspiration from these examples of stylish kitchen storage. 19 Examples of Stylish Kitchen Storage ~ Tipsaholic.com #pantry #design

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Plain-Jane kitchen storage gets a makeover worth a million in this kitchen. Choose your favorite piece—chalkboard, backsplash, containers, crazy-cool lighting? This one’s a win.

 

 

Give your pantry a chance to shine in your home by redesigning with some inspiration from these examples of stylish kitchen storage. 19 Examples of Stylish Kitchen Storage ~ Tipsaholic.com #pantry #design

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Sometimes simple is the best way to go. The basic shelving and easy-to-clean tile in this pantry provide plenty of space without much fuss, giving pantry goods room to breathe.

 

 

Give your pantry a chance to shine in your home by redesigning with some inspiration from these examples of stylish kitchen storage. 19 Examples of Stylish Kitchen Storage ~ Tipsaholic.com #pantry #design

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Get creative with empty wall space by adding pegs for hanging storage. Accessorize walls with pretty utensils and linens in hanging baskets and tins.

 

 

Give your pantry a chance to shine in your home by redesigning with some inspiration from these examples of stylish kitchen storage. 19 Examples of Stylish Kitchen Storage ~ Tipsaholic.com #pantry #design

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The open storage in this kitchen gets a decorative touch with a chalkboard, fun kitchen art, and a collection of farmhouse style baskets and containers.

 

 

Give your pantry a chance to shine in your home by redesigning with some inspiration from these examples of stylish kitchen storage. 19 Examples of Stylish Kitchen Storage ~ Tipsaholic.com #pantry #design

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This kitchen island was totally hacked – from IKEA bookcases! Add tons of open-shelf storage with this clever creation.

 

 

Give your pantry a chance to shine in your home by redesigning with some inspiration from these examples of stylish kitchen storage. 19 Examples of Stylish Kitchen Storage ~ Tipsaholic.com #pantry #design

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Go big or go home! Fill spacious shelving in a kitchen with extra-large display jars for function and design.

 

 

Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added three kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at Utterly Inexperienced, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

 

More kitchen tips:

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10 Flavorful Potato Wedge Recipes

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10 Flavorful Potato Wedge Recipes

Whether you eat them as a side dish or load them up and make them a meal, potato wedges are a great way to do potatoes. Try one of these ten incredible potato wedge recipes for your next barbecue, superbowl party, or midnight snack!

 

 

1. Basic Oven-Roasted Wedges

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Use this recipe for a delicious, basic wedge you can pair with just about any barbeque entrée or salad. Roasting them in the oven makes it easy to make a large batch and feed a crowd.

 

 

2. Buffalo Wedges

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The buffalo taste you love on your wings can be just as great on a side of wedges. A little buffalo sauce is all you need. Serve these up with ranch or blue cheese dressing and you’re in for a treat!

 

 

3. Rosemary Garlic Roasted Wedges

Banish boring potato sides and give your next party a punch by making one of these flavorful potato wedge recipes. 10 Flavorful Potato Wedge Recipes ~ Tipsaholic.com #sides #potato #fries

The savory flavors of garlic and rosemary are the perfect combination for a potato and these wedges are no exception. Pop them in the oven for around 30 minutes and chow down.

 

 

4. Salt and Vinegar Grilled Wedges

Banish boring potato sides and give your next party a punch by making one of these flavorful potato wedge recipes. 10 Flavorful Potato Wedge Recipes ~ Tipsaholic.com #sides #potato #fries

Not only are these wedges flavored with salt and vinegar the way the British like to eat fries, they also get a taste boost by being grilled! A quick boil in a vinegar solution and a short time on the grill will have this mouthwatering side ready to serve.

 

 

5. Tex-Mex Wedges

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If you like your fries loaded, this Tex-Mex potato wedge recipe will be right up your alley. Top your dish with all your favorite Mexican flavors, melted cheese, and dip them in sour cream. Yum!

 

 

6. Spicy Ranch Wedges

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It’s hard to get enough of that classic ranch taste and this simple recipe capitalizes on just that. Toss your four ingredients into a bag, shake it up, and you’re ready to roast.

 

 

7. Copycat KFC Wedges

Banish boring potato sides and give your next party a punch by making one of these flavorful potato wedge recipes. 10 Flavorful Potato Wedge Recipes ~ Tipsaholic.com #sides #potato #fries

The Colonel must be doing something right, because battered, fried potato wedges have been a long-running success for KFC. If you haven’t tried them yet, there’s no better time than now!

 

 

8. Garlic Parmesan Wedges

Banish boring potato sides and give your next party a punch by making one of these flavorful potato wedge recipes. 10 Flavorful Potato Wedge Recipes ~ Tipsaholic.com #sides #potato #fries

Who doesn’t love a little cheese? These wedges take a basic recipe with Italian flavors to the next level with a sprinkling of Parmesan. Take note—this one is also great dipped in blue cheese dressing.

 

 

9. Chicken Fried Wedges

Banish boring potato sides and give your next party a punch by making one of these flavorful potato wedge recipes. 10 Flavorful Potato Wedge Recipes ~ Tipsaholic.com #sides #potato #fries

These wedges are similar to the KFC copycat wedges in that they are battered and fried, but they’ve got a flavor all their own. For added punch, try the spicy dipping sauce Mandy’s Recipe Box shares.

 

 

10. Cheesy Bacon Wedges

Banish boring potato sides and give your next party a punch by making one of these flavorful potato wedge recipes. 10 Flavorful Potato Wedge Recipes ~ Tipsaholic.com #sides #potato #fries

You just can’t go wrong with cheese and bacon. Load your fries with both and you know you’ve got it right, and don’t forget to try a few dips into the ranch sauce mentioned at Oh So Delicioso.

 

 

Featured image via Creme de la Crumb.

 

Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added three kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at Utterly Inexperienced, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

More recipes to try:

Migas Tacos         Chicken quesadilla         Waffles with fruits

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10 Personalized Wall Art DIYs

Create a home that really represents you, your family, and your style by trying a few of these personalized wall art DIY projects. 10 Personalized Wall Art DIYs ~ Tipsaholic.com #art #diy #project


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There are all kinds of tutorials, projects and printables available for DIY decorating at home, but very few of them offer the kind of personalization that really represent you and your family. Choose one of these personalized wall art projects to create something that will show all of your guests who you are and what you love.

 

1. Monogram letter

Create a home that really represents you, your family, and your style by trying a few of these personalized wall art DIY projects. 10 Personalized Wall Art DIYs ~ Tipsaholic.com #art #diy #project

If you don’t have a lot of time, this fabric-covered monogram letter is a great project to do in a single session. Use the first letter of your first or last name, or step outside the box and use one that represents your favorite sports team or alma mater.

 

 

2. Scrabble tile names

Create a home that really represents you, your family, and your style by trying a few of these personalized wall art DIY projects. 10 Personalized Wall Art DIYs ~ Tipsaholic.com #art #diy #project

Fill an empty wall in your home with this fun idea. Make “Scrabble” tiles using simple boards cut into squares, then mod-podge letters and numbers onto the faces. Names of family members are great but you can also use the names of places you love or words that inspire you. Make it your own!

 

 

3. Embroidered family handprints

Create a home that really represents you, your family, and your style by trying a few of these personalized wall art DIY projects. 10 Personalized Wall Art DIYs ~ Tipsaholic.com #art #diy #project

Make a sweet set of family handprints that will really last by tracing each family member’s hand and then embroidering it for a keepsake. Choose colors that work together but can be distinguished when layered so that each handprint stands out.

 

 

4. Paint handprint word art

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This project turns simple paint handprints into a great piece for your living room or kitchen. You can use the word “family,” your last name, or another word that describes or inspires you. Be sure to allow one layer of paint dry before adding more so that the colors don’t mix.

 

 

5. Geometric magazine art

Create a home that really represents you, your family, and your style by trying a few of these personalized wall art DIY projects. 10 Personalized Wall Art DIYs ~ Tipsaholic.com #art #diy #project

A teen’s room or a modern home would be the perfect place to hang this DIY art. Use images cut from your favorite magazines to piece together a geometric design and paint it with whatever colors you like!

 

 

6. Skyline string art

Create a home that really represents you, your family, and your style by trying a few of these personalized wall art DIY projects. 10 Personalized Wall Art DIYs ~ Tipsaholic.com #art #diy #project

You’ve seen string art, but you may not have seen it like this. The tutorial here is for your typical heart and state string art, but the same techniques can be applied to the skyline of the city you live in or a city you love. Just trace it onto a large board and place nails on the traced line and around the outer edge of the board, then go crazy with the string.

 

 

7. Travel photo map

Create a home that really represents you, your family, and your style by trying a few of these personalized wall art DIY projects. 10 Personalized Wall Art DIYs ~ Tipsaholic.com #art #diy #project

Show your love of wanderlust with a fun project like this one. Keep a record of where you’ve been by using photos to fill in a map, whether it is the United States or a larger map of the world. Remember to take a photo for each place you visit!

 

 

8. Song lyrics art

Create a home that really represents you, your family, and your style by trying a few of these personalized wall art DIY projects. 10 Personalized Wall Art DIYs ~ Tipsaholic.com #art #diy #project

Most of us can think of a song that really means something to us or uses words that we relate to. Turn that song into cool décor by stenciling it onto a painted canvas or large board. You can highlight particular words by painting them a contrasting color or make a diptych or triptych style piece by using more than one board.

 

 

9. Photo clock

Create a home that really represents you, your family, and your style by trying a few of these personalized wall art DIY projects. 10 Personalized Wall Art DIYs ~ Tipsaholic.com #art #diy #project

Basic clock kits can be found at craft stores or online and are the perfect way to turn a favorite photo of a pet or family member into a personalized clock. Mount your photo onto foam board to give it the thickness it needs to support the clock piece. A Beautiful Mess even got creative and colored the clock pieces with nail polish for added fun!

 

 

10. Carved initials painting

Create a home that really represents you, your family, and your style by trying a few of these personalized wall art DIY projects. 10 Personalized Wall Art DIYs ~ Tipsaholic.com #art #diy #project

This is a great idea for a customized painting. It looks difficult but is actually incredibly easy! Use masking tape to mark off and paint around the trees, then follow the rest of the tutorial to get the birch tree look. The icing on the cake with this project is the copper leafing that spells out the initials of you and your love.

 

 

Featured image via A Beautiful Mess.

Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added three kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at Utterly Inexperienced, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

Other great home decor ideas:

How to Decorate Walls as a Minimalist ~Tipsaholic.com         5 Steps to Simplified Home Decorating ~ Tipsaholic.com #simple #home          28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic

Minimalist Wall Decor            Simplified Home Decor           Rustic Decor Ideas

10 Tasty Tea Sandwiches for Any Event

Don't settle for boring appetizers at your next party. Give a buffet table a boost with these ten recipes for delicious tea sandwiches both savory an sweet. 10 Tasty Tea Sandwiches for Any Event ~ Tipsaholic.com #teaparty #teasandwich

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Tea sandwiches are the perfect size and shape for easy eating at any event, but are often considered a sideshow instead of the main attraction when it comes to party food. Don’t settle for boring spreads and lackluster fillings, give guests something to talk about! Use these tasty recipes for afternoon tea, party appetizers, or easy finger foods at your next get-together.

 

 

1. Easy Smoked Gouda Sandwiches

Don't settle for boring appetizers at your next party. Give a buffet table a boost with these ten recipes for delicious tea sandwiches both savory an sweet. 10 Tasty Tea Sandwiches for Any Event ~ Tipsaholic.com #teaparty #teasandwich

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With only four ingredients, this tea sandwich can be whipped up at the last minute if needed and uses a crispy fresh baguette for a base. A mayo and garlic spread complement the smoky flavor of the gouda.

 

2. Meatball Sliders

Don't settle for boring appetizers at your next party. Give a buffet table a boost with these ten recipes for delicious tea sandwiches both savory an sweet. 10 Tasty Tea Sandwiches for Any Event ~ Tipsaholic.com #teaparty #teasandwich

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For a heartier sandwich, a flavorful meatball slider is a great choice. Make this quick and easy finger sandwich using prepackaged Italian meatballs and marinara sauce and add a slice of provolone and a bit of Roma tomato for a mouthwatering combination.

 

3. Prosciutto, Apple, and Brie Sandwich

Don't settle for boring appetizers at your next party. Give a buffet table a boost with these ten recipes for delicious tea sandwiches both savory an sweet. 10 Tasty Tea Sandwiches for Any Event ~ Tipsaholic.com #teaparty #teasandwich

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Add a hint of sweet to your afternoon tea by serving these apple and brie sandwiches. The classic flavors of apple, brie, and prosciutto are complemented by a simple sage butter spread melted into a lightly toasted sourdough.

 

4. Fancy Smoked Salmon Sandwiches

Don't settle for boring appetizers at your next party. Give a buffet table a boost with these ten recipes for delicious tea sandwiches both savory an sweet. 10 Tasty Tea Sandwiches for Any Event ~ Tipsaholic.com #teaparty #teasandwich

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If you’re looking for a recipe that will impress even the most sophisticated palates, this smoked salmon sandwich is just the ticket. A hearty cream cheese and horseradish spread on a pumpernickel bread make the perfect base for a tender, thin slice of smoked salmon.

 

5. Strawberries and Cream Sandwich

Don't settle for boring appetizers at your next party. Give a buffet table a boost with these ten recipes for delicious tea sandwiches both savory an sweet. 10 Tasty Tea Sandwiches for Any Event ~ Tipsaholic.com #teaparty #teasandwich

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This sweet finger sandwich is simple to make and sure to be a hit at your next gathering. Simply slice strawberries thin, lay them over the cream cheese on bread, and drizzle the whole thing with honey. If you’d like to skip the honey but still want a sweet topping, try using a flavored cream cheese or make your own at home with this recipe.

 

6. Tomato and Basil Sandwich

Don't settle for boring appetizers at your next party. Give a buffet table a boost with these ten recipes for delicious tea sandwiches both savory an sweet. 10 Tasty Tea Sandwiches for Any Event ~ Tipsaholic.com #teaparty #teasandwich

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These little bites are a great option if you need some vegetarian fare on your party table. It’s also an easy sandwich to throw together in a hurry with only four ingredients (plus a little salt and pepper!).

 

7. Triple-Layered Avocado Sandwich

Don't settle for boring appetizers at your next party. Give a buffet table a boost with these ten recipes for delicious tea sandwiches both savory an sweet. 10 Tasty Tea Sandwiches for Any Event ~ Tipsaholic.com #teaparty #teasandwich

Image via Aunt Clara’s Kitchen

Put a fresh spin on the old egg salad sandwich by making a batch of these “triples.” Fresh garden flavors like bell pepper and tomatoes blend with egg and avocado flavors in a single perfect bite.

 

8. Cucumber Sandwich

Don't settle for boring appetizers at your next party. Give a buffet table a boost with these ten recipes for delicious tea sandwiches both savory an sweet. 10 Tasty Tea Sandwiches for Any Event ~ Tipsaholic.com #teaparty #teasandwich

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A savory cream cheese and herb mixture is the perfect base for a cucumber on rye. If rye bread isn’t your thing, any number of breads can be swapped in. Make this simple sandwich even simpler by purchasing “cocktail” bread in miniature loaves.

 

9. Bacon and Apple Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Don't settle for boring appetizers at your next party. Give a buffet table a boost with these ten recipes for delicious tea sandwiches both savory an sweet. 10 Tasty Tea Sandwiches for Any Event ~ Tipsaholic.com #teaparty #teasandwich

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Basic grilled cheese receives a one-two-punch with this recipe. Stack your bread with cheddar, apple slices, and bacon, then cut it into perfect tea party bites. Serve it up for a snack that just about anyone will love!

 

10. Grilled Asparagus Tartines

Don't settle for boring appetizers at your next party. Give a buffet table a boost with these ten recipes for delicious tea sandwiches both savory an sweet. 10 Tasty Tea Sandwiches for Any Event ~ Tipsaholic.com #teaparty #teasandwich

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This tasty vegetables-only sandwich is made up of toasted bread, grilled asparagus, and some pesto and scallions for flavor. Use your oven’s broiler, a skillet, or a griddle to toast your bread and “grill” your asparagus if you don’t have a panini press.

 

Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added four kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at Utterly Inexperienced, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

 

More yummy ideas:

Chicken quesadilla         Waffles with fruits          Picture of few pancakes with blackberries and sugar on wooden background

Quesadilla Recipes                Waffle Recipes                    Pancake Recipes

How to Host an Adult Tea Party

Tea parties can be a fabulous way to share an afternoon with friends. Start planning your adult tea party today with this great guide. How to Host a Tea Party for Adults ~ Tipsaholic.com #teaparty

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Afternoon tea is no longer just for little girls and their dolls. Adults can enjoy a tea party if it has the right food, drink, and decoration to go with it, and there’s no better time than now to host your own! Use this guide to plan, prep, and serve your guests at a fabulous adult tea party.

 

The Invitations

Send out your invitations early so your guests have plenty of time to plan around your tea. Tidy vintage printable invites may be your style, or try a DIY that’s a bit more casual. This invitation starts simply but is made more elegant with a paper doily. If you’d rather purchase invitations, you can find customizable downloads online on sites such as Etsy. Be sure to specify on your invitation what your guests should wear. Teas typically require a little dressing up, but you can make yours as classy or casual as you choose.

 

Planning and Preparing the Menu

Every great tea party comes with two things: tea and dainty foods! You can make your party as extravagant or as simple as you like. In the tea department, provide your guests with options in both teas and tea condiments such as honey, milk, sliced lemon, and sugar. You may want to make both hot and iced teas available, depending on the season and time of day. Using bagged teas will allow guests to select what they like but a common pot of tea is also acceptable, as well as being more traditional. Foods should be relatively small and simple for a true tea party. Tea sandwiches, scones, bite-size desserts, fruit, cheeses, and simple appetizer-type foods make great choices. Chocolate dipped cookies or fruits are nice complements to tea as well, and you can find some ideas and recipes for more tea party foods here. Check out these great tea sandwich recipes to get started. Whatever you choose, make it pretty!

 

The Decorations

Choose a color scheme and see what fun tea accessories you can find to go along with it. The odd teacup can be hung with a few others from a tree (if your party takes place outdoors) or in windows as a decoration. Place a candle inside a teacup to cast a friendly glow on the table or fill one with flowers. Flowers are a favorite for tea party décor whether fresh or artificial and can be used in many ways. Paper doilies can be wrapped around mason jars or vases filled with flowers or used to make a tea party banner. A simple tablecloth can be paired with a fancy runner. Use a framed chalkboard to write a special message to welcome your guests. The Chickabug Blog and Pretty My Party have some great ideas.

 

The Table Settings and Buffet

A teapot of some kind will be needed for providing guests with hot water for their bagged teas, or to serve tea in general. If you choose to serve in the traditional way, cream and sugar dishes may also be needed. You may want to borrow or buy extras if you will have several guests at multiple tables. You don’t necessarily need a matching tea set to make things look fabulous. Old tea cups and saucers can be found at thrift stores for a steal! Just go with shapes, colors, and patterns that complement one another. Silverware can be dressed up in cloth or paper doilies, and cloth napkins may add a touch of sophistication. For a buffet table filled with your teas and foods, add dimensions. Shoe boxes or books stacked beneath a table cloth can add layers on which to set plates of food, or you may use a tiered service tray or two. Small tongs and spoons should be available for guests to use to take the items they like.

 

Finishing Touches

Make sure everything is set out before your guests arrive for tea. Once the party begins, make sure they remain comfortable and the tea keeps flowing! Traditionally, the hostess (or host!) is the designated “pourer,” but you may want to specify this to your guests before they dig in on their own. You may choose to play a game or keep things simple with good conversation and catching up with friends. Either way, congratulate yourself on hosting a great tea party when all is said and done!

 

Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added four kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at Utterly Inexperienced, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

 

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6 Favorite Foods for Tea Parties

Are you ready to take your tea party to the next level? Fill your table with a variety of these favorite foods for tea parties and dig in! 6 Favorite Foods for Tea Parties ~ Tipsaholic.com #teaparty #partyfood

 

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Tea parties for adults and kids alike need a good assortment of tasty treats, but where to begin? Check out these great ideas and try some of the recipes to take a tea party to the next level. Whether you’re into traditional tastes like scones and sandwiches or modern sweets like cupcakes and chocolate-covered strawberries, it’s time to fill your teatime table.

 

1. Scones

Scones are a food served at traditional English teas. They come in many flavors and can be topped with butter, jams, jellies, clotted cream and more. For a classic scone, try this recipe. One of these scones ought to do the trick if you’re looking for something a little different.

 

2. Tea sandwiches

A tea (or finger) sandwich is an easy way to fill your guests’ tummies with either savory or sweet, this collection of recipes has some great ideas for both. Try cutting your sandwiches with cookie cutters to add fun or follow a theme.

 

3. Tarts

Bite-size tarts are a great food to serve when you want to really make a buffet spread stand out. They come with in many flavors and with many toppings, which makes them a colorful addition to the table. Better Homes and Gardens has a great collection of recipes that are sure to impress your guests.

 

4. Fruit

Seasonal and buffet-friendly fruits like strawberries often make an appearance at an afternoon tea. They can be served plain alongside other fare, as a fruit skewer or salad, or even dipped in chocolate. Use a melon baller to create eye-pleasing shapes with watermelon or cantaloupe. You may even want to dress things up with a fruit flower like this salad from One Crafty Thing. To make your chocolate-dipped fruits better, follow these tips from The Stir

 

5. Cakes and Cookies

Cupcakes, sponge cakes, and other small and simple cakes make great sweets at a tea party. Cakes with a mild sweetness are usually preferred to the full-flavored, birthday-style cake. Madeleines are a classic tea cookie and can be made at home with a good recipe and the right supplies, or purchased, along with other varieties of simple cookies. You could even try a fun themed cookie like this chocolate-dipped “tea bag” cookie from Munchkin Munchies.

 

6. Cheese and Crackers

Sliced or spreadable, cheese is always welcome at a party. Use American favorites like cheddars or jacks, or go for something a little fancier with brie or Camembert. Provide guests with an assortment of crackers to pair with their cheeses.

 

Other Food Options

While not exactly traditional, there are other foods for tea parties that can really spruce up a table! Vegetables and dip served in small cups are a great option, especially if you want to keep things healthy or vegan. Deviled eggs are an easy bite-size food and small appetizers of any kind can also be appropriate. Check out these recipes to find something great to add to your teatime menu!

 

 

Feature and title image via Better Homes and Gardens.

 

Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added four kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at Utterly Inexperienced, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

 

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How to Decorate Walls as a Minimalist

A minimalist home doesn't mean a boring home. Use these tips to decorate walls in your home while keeping things minimalist and simple. How to Decorate Walls as a Minimalist ~ Tipsaholic.com #minimalism #decorating

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Minimalism doesn’t mean a space has to remain empty. Dial back the quantity and increase the quality when it comes to the artwork, sculpture, shelving, paint, and other wall décor you use in your home. Apply a few of these tips to design something great and start to decorate walls in your minimalist home with less fuss!

 

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Focus on color

Color is an obvious go-to when you want to add to a space without adding to your possessions. Paint a wall in a bold color if you want to make it the main attraction in a room, or use a softer color if you plan to add art. Art is a great way to add color and it can really tie a room together when used to compare colors for other elements such as furniture and rugs.

 

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Focus on shape

A space with little personality can be given a quick punch by playing with shapes on the wall. Shelving built in fun shapes can be functional and decorative at the same time, which is a bonus for minimalists. Try these DIY “honeycomb” shelves if you’ve got a way with tools. Sculpture and art are also great ways to add shapes to a wall. For quality art at lower prices, search sites like Etsy for up-an-coming artists.

 

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Focus on texture

A textured wall can be the focal point of a room and often needs little else. Wood, brick, stone, and board and batten or other wall add-ons can all bring a touch of décor without adding long-term maintenance like that required by furniture and knick-knacks. If a full wall of texture seems a bit overwhelming, another option is to use textured wall hangings or try a fun wall décor project like this macramé creation.

 

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Focus on size

“Go big or go home” is a phrase worth remembering when it comes to minimalist wall design. If you’ve got a lot of space, one of the easiest ways to fill it is with a something big, whether it’s art, a mirror, shelving, or hey, even a television. If a single piece doesn’t appeal to you, try choosing a collection of smaller items, but keep the collection small to stay in line with minimalism.

 

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Focus on contrast

Contrasting colors, textures, and shapes draw the eye in with minimal effort. A large mirror against a wall, a bright painting on neutral colors, or a wall-hanging with bold patterns on a plain background are all simple ways to add decorative contrast to your walls.

 

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Focus on meaning

Rather than decorating your walls with something new, take a look into some of the boxes you may have containing family heirlooms and photographs. Consider enlarging and framing photos, hanging homemade quilts, or placing other sentimental items on simple shelves. Limit yourself to a few of your most meaningful items but let your history and personality show. In the end, these are the things that make any house a home.

 

Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added three kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at Utterly Inexperienced, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

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14 Ways to Help Sick Friends and Family

 Don't just say "call if you need anything." Use these ideas to help sick friends and family and make a real difference during their time of need. 14 Ways to Help Sick Friends and Family ~ Tipsaholic.com #help #sick #illness

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 When friends cancel plans due to the flu, a neighbor falls and breaks a bone, or a family member is undergoing medical treatment, it can be hard to know what to do. Rather than using the well-meaning but generally unhelpful words, “Let me know if you need anything,” take action! Step up and serve those you love in the ways they need most using these ideas for what you can do to help sick friends and family.

 

1. Care packages and gifts

Whether your loved one is near or far, a care package or thoughtful gift like a book or music is a great way to show you care. Drop them at the house or send them in the mail whenever you want to let your friend know you’re thinking of him or her. Moorea Seal has some great ideas for a cancer treatment care package.

 

2. Make a commitment

If an illness or injury is long-term, offering to walk the dog, make sure the trash cans are curbside, water the flowers, mow the lawn, or complete other daily or weekly tasks can be a real help. Mark them down on a calendar so that your loved one knows they can rely on you.

 

3. Babysit

Babysitting a child (or a pet!) might be one of the most valuable services you can offer. Babysitters may be needed during doctor’s appointments or when illness takes a toll. A friend might even appreciate having someone around to sit with their little one while he/she showers or naps. Children with a sick parent will benefit from regular interactions with familiar people, and a parent gains peace of mind when a babysitter can be found in a hurry.

 

4. Run errands

The burden of an illness or injury can make the normal parts of life difficult. Offer to run errands for your loved one or call while doing your own grocery shopping and ask what they need. You may be able to pick up their medications, take their dog to the groomer’s, or return the neighbor’s tupperware.

 

5. Be a chauffeur

A sick friend may need someone to help them to and from doctor visits or may just need someone to take their kids to school or activities. Rather than saying “call if you need me,” be specific about which days you can drive and perhaps offer to do so regularly.

 

6. Make meals happen

Meals are always needed when a person cannot care for themselves or their family. You may want to make a meal yourself or set up a meal service with friends or family using a site or app like Meal Train that makes it easy to see what and when meals will be taken care of.

 

7. Offer distractions and entertainment

Living with an illness or injury can be isolating and depressing. Call your loved one for a random movie night, to take a walk, to go out for pedicures, read a book to them, or just spend a night sharing snacks and conversation.

 

8. Clean the house

Cleaning can be one of the best gifts, particularly for someone who needs a sanitary environment during illness. Friends can sometimes be self-conscious about this, and it may be more thoughtful to hire a cleaning service for them if you think this may be the case.

 

9. Be a listening ear

Sometimes a sick friend may just need someone to talk to. Be the person you’ve always been. Listen to their fears and hopes or just talk about something besides the illness, if that’s what they need!

 

10. Learn what to say — and what not to say

There are a lot of ways to stick your foot in your mouth when someone close to you is suffering. Educate yourself about their illness and how to talk to them about it. Read up on what things are helpful and encouraging to say and which cliché sayings you should avoid.

 

11. Put together activity kits for their kids

A parent who has to spend a lot of time at rest may struggle with keeping their children entertained and content. Put together simple activity kits like these from B-Inspired Mama and give them to your loved one’s kids.

 

12. Help them keep a schedule and remember events

Illnesses and injuries can be distressing enough to make a person forgetful. Offer to call and remind them of special events or help them make a calendar that lays things out clearly. You may also want to help them remember doctor appointments and when to take medications.

 

13. Make videos and take photos

If a person is homebound, they may be missing out on neighborhood events or even their children’s activities at school and want to be included in some way. Offer to make videos or bring photos to their home and talk about the things that are going on outside of the house.

 

14. Help decorate and make arrangements for holidays

Don’t let a sick friend miss out on all of the joys of the holidays simply because they don’t have the energy to decorate or plan parties. Bring a few friends over and spend an evening decorating a Christmas tree or coloring Easter eggs. Help them bake, shop for gifts, and participate in community events they might otherwise miss.

 

 

Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added three kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at Utterly Inexperienced, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

 

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How to Make Your Photos More Meaningful

Don't settle for basic snapshots of your most important memories, use these tips to improve your photography skills and make your photos more meaningful. How to Make Your Photos More Meaningful ~ Tipsaholic.com #photography #photos

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When we are in a moment and hope that the memory of it will last, we sometimes take a photo to remind us. But too often, the photos we take focus more on saying “cheese” than on the real elements of the moment. Use these five tools to make your photos more meaningful today.

 

1. Get on the same level as your subject

Whether it is a child, a pet, your grandmother in a wheelchair, or Uncle Albert who used to play college basketball, get on your subject’s level. Try to see things from their point of view and look at things the way they might. Get a close-up of those ants your child notices marching across the sidewalk or snap a photo of Uncle Albert as he ducks under the chandelier in the dining room. Changing your own view point can make a huge difference in your photos.

 

2. Take un-posed shots

Going with the photo-taking favorite of “Say cheese!” will definitely get everyone’s attention, but it will also get you a lot of posed, inauthentic faces. Try going for more candid shots. Capture faces made during conversations, games, cooking dinner, and other moments. Grandma’s head-tilted-back laugh while she talks with her daughter or the intense focus on the faces of young cousins as they make mud pies, are the ones you’ll really treasure.

 

3. Capture raw emotion

You may not always think of pulling out the camera when emotions are running high, particularly in moments of sadness or frustration, but these may turn out to be some of your most moving, poignant photos and may help you process your own thoughts and feelings. When looking for opportunities to take such photos, consider taking your camera along (with permission, if needed) to major events like weddings, births, and homecomings. Look beyond the happy, posed photos and get closer to more intimate scenes. You’ll soon learn when and where you’re likely to find the most memorable images.

 

4. Capture personalities and passions

A truly wonderful photograph will embody the spirit of a person. Some of your most meaningful photo opportunities may come while a person is focused on something they love or showing their true self as they struggle, play, learn, or simply sit and think. Your job is to have your camera ready for those moments. You may also try projects that capture the many faces of a person as you ask them to run the gamut of their emotions. These can preserve the more simple memories you have of someone’s personality, like your child’s funny way of crinkling their nose when you talk about a food they dislike or your mother’s warm smile when you remind her of times you spent reading together.

 

5. Get closer or step back

If many of your photos feel more like they’re just a picture of a random scene than a real moment, change your proximity. In most cases, getting closer to your subjects makes the biggest difference. In other cases, you may want to try a new vantage point. Get up high and look down on a scene or down low and look up. Zoom in on details like hands, mouths, and eyes to cover all of the bits and pieces that describe your feelings in that moment.

 

Once you’ve added these methods to your photography arsenal, remember to print and cherish your photos rather than leaving the memories to fade on your computer’s hard drive. A photo meant to capture a memory is only as meaningful as the conversations it sparks when it is viewed.

 

 

Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added three kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at Utterly Inexperienced, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

 

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