TikTok creator @laurenschell2 manages to make cooking tomato soup look like the most relaxing evening in you’ve had in a while. Set a cozy winter mood by lighting some candles too.
An insulating window film provides protection from the sun’ s damaging effect on furnishings, especially in a south-facing room. Unless you’ ve seen the faded and worn condition of carpeting, upholstered furniture and draperies after days of intensive heat from the sun it’ s difficult to imagine. To help conceal glare from strong sunlight, one choice is to apply an...
If you’d rather not retrofit your home to imbibe fall foods and moods — or at least not for an entire evening — consider gathering everyone for a little caffeine first, followed by an “off-roading” experience. You can begin your fall festivities with a full coffee and hot chocolate bar, providing everything from mini-marshmallows to fall syrups and spices (pumpkin, maple, cinnamon and nutmeg). Then take your crew to a local corn maze, harvest festival or apple orchard. End the evening by serving a glass of mulled wine and spiked apple cider.
Compare a clean window with a dirty one, and the contrast is clear. Streak- and grime-free windows offer a lovely way to enjoy the outdoors, as well as an uninterrupted path for sunshine to enter into your home’s interior. But many people avoid this task because they are unsure how to clean windows. Luckily, it takes just a bit of planning and a little elbow grease. Here are six must-follow steps for cleaning windows.
A classic drum-shaped glass fish bowl. The thick, crystal-clear glass not only is a great choice for small fish and aquatic plants but makes a nice terrarium for turtles, crabs, snails, crickets and even tarantulas. The compact, 1-gallon size of this fish bowl makes it ideal for placing on a desk, bookcase or shelf. $19.99 at Amazon
The minibars in midrange hotels likely have a couple of cans of soda, domestic beer and plastic bottled water. Yawn. Minibars in luxury hotels pull out all the stops with full-size wine and liquor bottles, locally made granola and candy, and kits for a romantic night, plus gorgeous crystal glasses for a sophisticated touch — like at the stunning Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York. Follow their lead. No matter if you’re sipping a whiskey Old-Fashioned or hydrating with tap water, using a crystal glass will have you feeling like you’re drinking in a classy hotel bar. Available on Amazon, the Marquis by Waterford Markham Double Old Fashioned Glasses ($41.79, set of four, amazon.com) is a chance to own famed Waterford crystal at a value price.
If you need to bake right now and you forgot to take your butter out of the fridge, this trick from @rachellfish will help you soften butter in under ten minutes. Simply fill a glass with hot water, pour It out, then place the warm glass over your butter to trap the heat inside. It won’t melt too much like it can in the microwave.
You’ve probably heard about the blue light being emitted from computer screens that can irritate eyes and even keep you up at night. To protect your child’s eyes from that stress, or just to make a fashion statement, you might want to invest in some blue-light glasses. They filter out the blue light and also look pretty cool. While some are pricier, plenty of colorful kids’ models are available for $15 or less.
The Napa Valley region has been ordered to evacuate due to wildfire. It has destroyed homes, buildings, forests and one of Napa Valley’s iconi…
This is one of the best cameras for work use, streaming at 30 frames per second and has a four-layer anti-glare glass lens for the ultimate picture. There are two microphones that cancel out background noise, and as automatic low-light correction technology. The tripod-ready universal clip can be attached to any TV or computer. $59.99, amazon.com