22. A performance stage for the talented singing and dancing toddler in your life.
Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/peggy/dream-playroom
Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/peggy/dream-playroom
This one’s $149 from Etsy.
You gotta pay for the design-y stuff. This one’s $887 from Tamasine Osher.
Here’s a DIY bike rack made from: wood plaques, hooks, spray paint, book tags, wood stain, a drill, a stud finder, hammer and nails, level, measuring tape, and countersink. Full tutorial here.
Click here for the full tutorial.
Apartment Therapy does their best to figure out what exactly is going on here.
There’s not much info on the blog that posted this, but you might be able to figure something like this out judging from the photos. Not a very pretty solution, but still practical for a garage.
Your arms are fragile and do not need to lift this heavy hot wind blowing machine.
Nothing worse than the ol’ lean-and-drip.
Because who even knows what important TV moments you could miss on your journey to find a bottle opener.
This ice cream spins by itself so your tongue doesn’t have to do all the heavy licking.
No one should have to be forced to sit upright while reading or watching TV.
Is it too much to ask that we form our OWN snowballs? Yes. It is.
It’s a sandwich, but without any of the physical sandwich making labor!
Saves you all the energy you were about to exert bending over to pick up the poop!
No one should be expected to actually move their wrist in a circular motion while holding a spoon.
Any time you’re wearing a tie is the perfect time to take a nap.
As God and nature intended.
All you do is put the roll on the thingy and pull. None of those extra steps to remove the tubey thing and the springy thing and the other things.
How do animals have so much energy? Harness it for your own enjoyment.
The only thing better than eating food is eating other peoples’ food.
What kind of snobby overachiever wastes time ~pouring~ soy sauce.
To make pre-bedtime Candy Crush a snap.
Paste wallpaper to the riser of each stair— switching up patterns makes it extra eye-catching, as in this pic.
Wonky painted stripes add color and character. Found on this post.
Use stencils to paint a chevron pattern. Read about it and find a tutorial here.
If you’re a seriously skilled painter, depict your favorite books on each step. As seen here.
Decorate a staircase with patterned adhesive tape. Find a link to the video tutorial here.
Use door knockers to secure the rope. Via Jonathan Adler (left) and Bockman + Forbes Design (right).
Lighting along the base creates a floating effect. Read more about it here.
Secure a bike wrack, like this one under the stairs for an aesthetically pleasing way to store your cycles.
If you’re a true musical fiend, you could easily DIY these in your own home with black and white paint. Found here.
A great makeshift staircase for a loft. Get more information here.
20,000 legos were used to create the rail int his chelsea apartment- surprisingly chic and modern! Get the details here.
Painting each step riser a different color is an easy way to brighten up your home. Picture found here.
Or, keep the stairs white and paint each bannister railing a different hue to create an ombre effect. Image from here.
These stairs were decorated with 6 rugs sewn together. Read about it here.
Perfect for kiddos. Read about the farmhouse containing this numbered staircase here.
Paint each step riser with chalkboard paint, then write whatever messages or doodles you like. Found on this blog.
DIY these by adhering mirror tiles on each stair riser. Sort of creates a disco ball vibe.
A cluster of balloons on the staircase are a quick and temporary way to create a party vibe, as done by this blogger.
These knit stairs could be replicated with a whole lot of patience by knitting scarf-like strips and adhering them to step risers.
Light outdoor steps in rainbow shades, found here.
Use paint to create a vintage vibe on wooden stairs, like this blogger did.
Layering small, colorful rugs creates a magic carpet-like vibe. From this blog.
Add some romance to the home with stamped X and Os. Get a detailed tutorial here.
According to makeup artist to the stars Lisa Eldridge, “It’s like running on bouncy clouds.”
They give that extra layer of comfort and cushion. From Nordstrom.
It vibrates if you’re eating too fast. It’s real, and it’s $99.
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You only have to do it for 15 minutes a day, you can try it out for $14.95, and I officially sound like an infomercial. Get it here.
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$34.99 from Skreened.
And when you’re not going to yoga, it still serves as a nice, stylish everyday bag. Get it here for $70.
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$5 from Umbra.
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During the day, it tracks steps, distance, and calories burned. At night, it tracks your sleep quality and wakes you silently in the morning. Get it here for $99.95.
FitBit’s wifi scale will upload your stats automatically. Get it for $129.95 from Amazon.
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Give this to someone you LOATHE. Get it for $35.
So put that fanny pack away. Get it here for $21.
They keep your earphones in place and the sweat out of your face. Buy them here for $54.
You can also use the shoe compartment to keep your damp swimsuit away from everything else. Buy it here for $138.
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Available here for $8.
$9 from Amazon.
They come in crazy colors, too. Get them from Brookstone for $19.99.
It has separate compartments for dressing and croutons. Buy it here for $19.
Here’s a blog post on how to make your twist out last as long as possible.
Get the Essence beauty editor’s hairstyle with this super easy tutorial.
This protective styling technique gets you big, bold curls.
This style works great on thicker 4B/4C hair. Watch the video here.
Watch the tutorial here.
See how she got this look here.
For girls with locs. Get the hairstyle by watching the video here.
Watch this video to get 21 ways to tie a turban/scarf.
Monthly price: $12
This month’s haul: Eleven snack assortments, including Yuki No Yado Custard, Mini Senbei Mix, Haihain Cracker, and assorted juice candies.
Is it worth it? Yes! Twelve bucks is very reasonable for getting fun snacks delivered every month.
More expensive alternative: CandyJapan — $25 for candy, delivered twice a month.
Monthly price: $11 for one pair, $22 for two pairs.
This month’s haul: ???????? (Everyone gets different socks!)
Is it worth it? Why not? Everyone loves socks, you can get two pairs each month, and they come in men’s and women’s sizes.
Price: $125/4 months, $244/8 months, or $346/year. Kits can also be purchased individually without a subscription, but the monthly surprise is half the fun.
This month’s haul: a needle-felted mitten kit.
Is it worth it? OMG YES. The price might seem high, but crafting is serious bizniz, yo.
Monthly price: $25–34 depending on plan.
This month’s haul: cranberry flax, pizza dough, herbal tea, GetChia fruit chia bar, lentil chips, sweet potato chips, a fruit bar, and organic pancake mix.
Is it worth it? Sure! Shopping for a gluten-free diet can be difficult and expensive, but Taste Guru makes it a little more convenient.
Monthly Price: $27.50–30
This month’s haul: The Joan of Arc collection (a wrist cuff and a necklace).
Is it worth it? Maaaaybe. The jewelry kits might not be your style, and after a few months of jewelry making, you might feel confident enough to start buying your own materials and designing your own bling.
Monthly price: $19–29 depending on plan.
This month’s haul: Boxes vary depending on the size of your dog, but typical boxes include chewtoys, bones, treats, and hygiene products.
Is it worth it? Yes yes yes forever. $19 is a small price to pay for monthly dog bliss, and 10% of your subscription goes toward supporting a rescue group.
If you’re a cat owner, BestFriendBox has an option for cats.
Monthly price: $10
This month’s haul: Boxes are tailored to your online profile, but here’s a sampling: Folle de Joie perfume sampler, Chella eyeliner/highlighter, nail polish, Tiossan Body Cream, and Sapar Equalizing Foam Peel.
Is it worth it? Maybe. You only get samplers and sometimes you won’t love what you get, but $10 is a small price to pay to discover new beauty products.
More expensive alternative: Wantable — $36 for high-end, full-size products. Another alternative is Ipsy, which is the same price as Birchbox.
Monthly price: $20
This month’s haul: Boxes vary depending on your profile, but here’s a sampling: English Laundry Arrogant Shower Gel, shoe shine wipes, Dr. Brandt Microdemabrasion exfoliant, Vitamin C Moisturizing Balm, lip balm, a Wool Flannel Bow Tie, and an iPhone sticker.
Is it worth it? Probably, if you’re a man who’s into skincare and smelling nice (or if you’re dating a man who could use some sprucing up).
Monthly price: $9–11 depending on plan.
This month’s haul: Mazama bar, Grabber Warmers, Paper Shower towelettes, Vi endurance fuel, Bee’s Knees peanut butter and honey spread, and Sqwincher tea concentrate.
Is it worth it? Ehh. Maybe. Your serious biker friends are probably picky about their supplements and snacks, but this could be a fun way to help them discover alternatives.
Monthly price: $39
This month’s haul: DIY Cacao & Coconut Almond Milk and an “Evergreen Oil Lamp” kit.
Is it worth it? Maybe. The sustainable, put-it-together-yourself projects are quaint, but $39 is fairly steep.
Monthly price: $45
This month’s haul: The service just launched and the first Paris-themed box includes tea, hot cocoa powder, chestnut cream, and artisanal salt. Following cities will be Tokyo, then Rio de Janeiro.
Is it worth it? At $45, maybe not. But if you’ve got the cash, it seems like a fun box to get every month, especially for travelers.
Monthly price: $25
This month’s haul: winter birch soap, cinnamon spice tea, cinnamon maple almonds, gluten-free chocolate chip brownie, and hand-printed coasters.
Is it worth it? Meh. The concept is cute but the products are sort of all over the place.
Monthly price: $25
This month’s haul: an adorable nightlight, wooden rhythm stick, sea salt potato snacks, and a three-month digital subscription to Ladybug Magazine.
Is it worth it? You betcha. The products are cute and useful and the service is a great deal.
Just what your manicure’s been missing.
Think it’s a visual pun? The world may never know.
If you can even see the nails past the makeup.
You don’t even have to make it in the round if you don’t want.
Get the insanely simple directions here.
Give your old tried and true boots a fuzzy update.
Let’s hope that’s not actually Coach.
Give your moth-eaten garments a second life.
Do just a couple or decorate an entire wall.
For when you can’t quiet give up short sleeves, even though you probably should.
Who says jewelry can’t be snuggly?
Perfect for a newborn (who can’t argue with you either way).