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NYC Feminist Zine Fest

Jenna Henry Hansen | Posted 03.06.2015 | New York
Jenna Henry Hansen

After reading just a handful of Twitter comments aimed at Arquette and pages directed toward E! and Rancic, clearly there is still an obvious need and immense desire for a platform of open dialog and feminist critique of our culture.

Ikea Effect: The Science of Labor, Love and Crappy Furniture

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 03.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Tyler Tervooren

In this case, our home seller was experiencing the negative side of the Ikea Effect, but there are a few positive ones you should know about because they can, in fact, save you a lot of money (or even make you a lot) and add an extra layer of happiness to your life.

DIY Positivity Planner: A DIY That Will Shape Your Year in the Best Way

Mr. Kate | Posted 02.19.2015 | HuffPost Home
Mr. Kate

Start jotting down your goals and ambitions and get your butt into gear this year! Tip: Use pencil if you plan to re-use your calendar next year or just plan on making a new one and filing the old one away for reference.

7 Clever Ways to Corral Your Cords and Wires

Hometalk | Posted 02.26.2015 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

Not only are loose cords and wires super unattractive, it's actually dangerous to leave them lying in a jumble on your floor or desk. According to Hometalker and safety expert Elli Bishop, of SafeWise.com, having loose wires in your home creates a risk of electrical fires, not to mention wires and cords on the floor are a tripping hazard.

29 Awesome Ways To Get Designer Decor From The Dollar Store

Hometalk | Posted 03.15.2015 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

Turns out, with a little DIY, you can cover almost all of your home and garden needs using just the dollar store!

Roundup: Mr. Kate's Holiday Decor, Gifts and Beauty DIYs

Mr. Kate | Posted 02.15.2015 | Style
Mr. Kate

I'm sure you are all well aware that the holidays are here. The commercials and gift guides have been pounded into our brains but the real fun of the...

One Jar Of Kimchi, 5 Dinners

Food52 | Posted 02.01.2015 | Taste
Food52

It might seem counterintuitive, but fermented cabbage can add a burst of freshness to your autumn cooking.

Self-Publishing and the DIY Doom

Gordy Grundy | Posted 01.11.2015 | Books
Gordy Grundy

Publishing a book is a wild tangle of creative, legal and business decisions. Many things are ideal to DIY; heart surgery, nuclear fusion and self-publishing are not among them.

DIWhyNot: DIY Tweed Nail Art

Mr. Kate | Posted 11.18.2014 | Style
Mr. Kate

Fall is here and tweed is in the air, even on your nails! I brought nail artist Amie Morimoto onto DIWhyNot to show us how to do this totally DIYable technique. Try these fun fall nails and let me know how they turn out!

Get the Perfect Bedside Table (Even If You Don't Have the Space!)

Hometalk | Posted 11.29.2014 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

Don't have the space or materials for a standard bedside table design? Try these ideas out for a perfectly repurposed, space-saving bedside table!

DIWhyNot: DIY Snakeskin Sneakers

Mr. Kate | Posted 11.18.2014 | Style
Mr. Kate

DIYing is fun, theraputic, budget friendly and above all else, creative! This new series, 'DIWhyNot' is dedicated to saying "why not!" and trying yo...

OMG We Bought a House! Episode 14: Closet Crushers!

Mr. Kate | Posted 11.19.2014 | HuffPost Home
Mr. Kate

In order to maximize the space, we broke into the old phone nook on the other side of the wall which gave us two extra feet. Then, with the combo of shelves, hampers, hooks and rods, our closets are ready to be filled back up again... in a more organized fashion this time.

OMG We Bought A House! Episode 13: Out Of The Closet!

Mr. Kate | Posted 09.20.2014 | HuffPost Home
Mr. Kate

In episode 13 we begin to redo a room that is extremely important: the closet. This is where my shoes and clothes will reside, and I want them to fe...

OMG We Bought A House! Episode 12: Anniversary Al Fresco!

Mr. Kate | Posted 08.30.2014 | HuffPost Home
Mr. Kate

In OMG We Bought A House! Episode 12, we take the decorating outdoors! For mine and Joey's 7th anniversary we decided theres no better place to cel...

OMG We Bought a House! Episode 11: Dinner's on Us!

Mr. Kate | Posted 08.30.2014 | HuffPost Home
Mr. Kate

Our dining room is officially finished, and we could not be more excited to reveal the finished product. From our magical moon-surface-inspired ceiling to our vintage marquee sign, this room has the perfect eclectic and chic vibe that Joey and I adore.

OMG We Bought a House!

Mr. Kate | Posted 09.16.2014 | HuffPost Home
Mr. Kate

Where do you go for gems?! The junkyard of course! We ended up finding some great pieces too: a mirror, two bronze jugs, an old bar marquee that say's "Jo's Place", and a vintage gum ball machine.

OMG We Bought a House! Episode 9: Bottoms Up!

Mr. Kate | Posted 09.15.2014 | HuffPost Home
Mr. Kate

We put up our chandelier, picked out a wallpaper to put up on our ceiling, refinished a built-in cabinet and turned it into our bar, caged a plant, and got a TEMPORARY dining table.

OMG We Bought A House! Episode 8: The Living Room (Part 2)

Mr. Kate | Posted 09.14.2014 | HuffPost Home
Mr. Kate

OMG we FINISHED our living room! In this episode we reveal our chairs after having them reupholstered, fill in our book shelves, and DIY some paper mâchéd animal heads with gold and copper leaf.

OMG We Bought a House! Episode 7: The Living Room (Part 1)

Mr. Kate | Posted 09.13.2014 | HuffPost Home
Mr. Kate

In this episode we look at some swatches, get our furniture moved in, do the simplest OMG DIY yet and start thinking about ideas for part two!

OMG We Bought A House! Episode 6: Kitchen and Kitties!

Mr. Kate | Posted 09.09.2014 | HuffPost Home
Mr. Kate

In Episode 6 we have transformed our plain-jane kitchen into a gem. Our Kitties used to have to poo out in the open, but not anymore. We installed a little cat door into our laundry room door, so that the kitties can now use the bathroom in peace!

Savvy Kitchen Gadgets for Parents

Anita Mirchandani | Posted 09.06.2014 | Taste
Anita Mirchandani

As a soon to be mom, it is important for me to be able to maintain a healthy kitchen without spending too much time there. As a result, I've shortlisted a few items that are worth securing if you're interested.

How Does Your Home's Indoor Environment Affect Wood Flooring?

Glenn Revere | Posted 09.03.2014 | HuffPost Home
Glenn Revere

Did you ever think about how the living conditions inside your home affect your wood flooring? Most people don't, but it is important.

10 Before-and-After Projects You Can Do This Weekend (Really!)

Domino | Posted 08.20.2014 | HuffPost Home
Domino

Feels like a good weekend for a project. And we've rounded up some of the best-ever projects from around the web. Ready to be inspired? Take a look....

5 Simple Steps to Make Your Carpet Last Longer

Glenn Revere | Posted 07.30.2014 | HuffPost Home
Glenn Revere

If you plan to keep your wall to wall carpeting for more than a few years, here are some steps that will help keep your expensive carpeting looking new.

DIY Wall Ideas Using Items Around Your Home

Domino | Posted 07.16.2014 | HuffPost Home
Domino

Banish those bare walls. Go from boring to unbelievable with a few creative tricks.