Decorating

10 Festive 4th of July Decorations for $10 or Less — America’s Birthday

It's America's birthday! And if anyone deserves a party full of festive decorations, it's our country! (She has had quite a year.) Go all out this 4th of July with these patriotic decorations. They're all $10, which means you can contribute to the economy without causing a financial crisis in your home.

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The Prettiest Patios on the Internet & How to Get the Look — Patio Perfection

There are few things dreamier than sipping your morning coffee outside while reading a new book, or toasting the end of another work day with a glass of rosé on the patio. But after a long, cold winter, your patio or porch may look more like an overgrown mess than an outdoor oasis.

That's where we come in: We've rounded up some of the most enviable spots out there to bring you some major inspiration. Take a look and then go forth and whip your outdoor space into shape!

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Recipe: Lemon Meringue Layer Cake — Video from Kitchn

Sometimes you need someone else to come up with a bright idea — especially the ones that are so obvious in hindsight — so you can simply partake in its glory. That's how we feel about this confection that brings the flavors and gooey textures of lemon meringue pie to a towering layer cake. We're just happy someone dreamt it up so we can make it at home! To demystify some of the magic, start by watching this video. It will show you how to turn three glorious layers of buttery lemon cake, homemade lemon curd, and meringue frosting into this citrus-lover's dream cake.

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Is This the Smartest Way to Hang Kitchen Curtains? — Kitchen Hang-Ups

The windows in your kitchen are probably the ones that get used (read: looked out of) the most. And the kitchen is certainly a room we spend a lot of time in. So what happens when you have a bunch of windows, but not necessarily the best view? You know, like if you have a front-row seat to see a brick wall? Or something even worse?

You could steal this idea from designer Christine Alcalay, the brains behind the Brooklyn boutique KIWI. (She didn't have a bad view, but it could be a good idea if you do!)

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5 Entertaining Souvenirs I Bring Home from My Travels — Travel Intelligence

(Image credit: Danielle Rubi-Dentzel)

I travel a lot for work and fun, and shopping while abroad is one of my favorite things to do. With all the idiosyncratic treasures out there to be had, and the thrill of the hunt, bargain, and score, I actually prefer shopping in foreign locales! Plus, the items I bring home evoke fond memories every time I use them.

Here are the five souvenirs I always bring home in my suitcase.

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5 Entertaining Souvenirs I Bring Home from My Travels — Travel Intelligence

(Image credit: Danielle Rubi-Dentzel)

I travel a lot for work and fun, and shopping while abroad is one of my favorite things to do. With all the idiosyncratic treasures out there to be had, and the thrill of the hunt, bargain, and score, I actually prefer shopping in foreign locales! Plus, the items I bring home evoke fond memories every time I use them.

Here are the five souvenirs I always bring home in my suitcase.

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