Iced Coffee Concoctions to Keep You Cool and Caffeinated

A piping-hot cup of coffee is the perfect remedy for a chilly autumn morning, but when even the early hours are blazing hot, there’s only one thing to do: go for iced instead. Here are four frosty java drinks you can make at home. Classic Cold-Brew [AllRecipes]A bit of a coffee traditionalist? Keep it simple […]

How to Host the Ultimate At-Home Date Night

Spending so much time at home with your significant other might make you think every night is date night, but just because you’re together doesn’t mean you’re really connecting. In order to do that, it’s important to set aside time to specifically be together. Plan a special date night to let your SO know you […]

How to Create a Cooler Summer Bed

If you’re constantly kicking off the comforter to get some air, that might be a sign that you need a new comforter, or maybe new bedding altogether. Here’s what to look for if you want to update your bed for the warmer months. Breathable sheets. Start by investing in a cooler set of sheets. You […]

Dishes You Can Make With Summer Farmers’ Market Staple

What have you been scoring at the local farmers’ market lately? Is your fridge inundated with watermelon? Maybe your pantry is packed with sweet corn or tomatoes? Or your countertops could be overflowing with juicy peaches. Here’s how to make the most of whatever’s for sale this weekend. Avocado Corn Salad [Natasha’s Kitchen]Instead of eating […]

3 Mocktails to Make With Your Homegrown Herbs

Has your windowsill garden been flourishing this spring? If you have some herbs that are ripe for the plucking, toss them into these sweet summer mocktails—which can easily be made boozy if that’s your preference! Mint-Berry Splash [Tasty]How does your crop of mint look right now? Trim a few leaves and muddle them with raspberries […]

Spring Meals You Can Cook in the Crockpot

Many people think of the slow cooker as a seasonal kitchen tool that comes out for the fall and winter, then goes into hibernation when spring rolls around. These spring-centric crockpot recipes might have you thinking differently. Slow-Cooker BBQ Chicken [Natasha’s Kitchen]When the warmer weather arrives, barbecue might be all you think about. After all, […]

How to Redecorate Your Apartment for Free

You don’t need to wait for a new season or a holiday to do a bit of decorating—nor do you need to break the bank! Revamp your decor any time of year without spending a single cent using these pro tips. Rearrange your furniture. Something as simple as swapping the sofa and loveseat will make […]

The Best Ways to Bring the Outdoors In

With the natural world in full bloom just beyond your door, you’re probably feeling like spending more time in nature! If you don’t actually have a lot of spare time to go outside, you can bring nature to you! Here’s how. Houseplants and flowers. If your favorite part of the great outdoors is the greenery, […]

Baked Goods That Scream “Spring!”

In the mood to do a bit of baking this spring? Take advantage of everything the season has to offer and skip the boxed brownies! Try these recipes instead, which feature ingredients that are in-season this time of year. Lemon Blueberry Bread [Taste of Home]This treat lands somewhere right between bread and pound cake, and […]

How to Be a Great Modern-Day Pen Pal

Texting, calling, video-chatting—modern technology has made keeping in touch easier than ever. But still, there’s nothing quite like getting snail mail. There’s something nostalgic about it, like reading a paperback. And it’s nice to know someone cared enough to actually sit down with pen and paper! Revive the pen pal tradition, but make it modern […]