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DIY jewelry stand out of plumbing fixtures!

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DIY jewelry stand out of plumbing fixtures!

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Birchbox: How I Learned to Love Drying My Hair

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I have naturally thin, fine hair. For a long time I thought this meant that I had to air-dry my hair or risk major damage from blow dryers—but that safety measure also meant sacrificing volume, since upside-down drying is one of the best ways to amp up hair like mine. It took some product experimentation and a couple of major fails, but I’ve finally found a few products that not only make drying my hair totally easy, they also help prevent damage and don’t require any insane time commitments. 

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Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips-AWESOME-Photo upload #1: #Nofilter. whitening thanks to @Crest and @Influenster. 

Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips-AWESOME-Photo upload #1: #Nofilter. whitening thanks to @Crest and @Influenster. 

1 equal part fresh lemon and lime juice
1part Cointreau
1part favorite tequila, the more expensive the less the hangover

So if you have 1 oz. lemon, 1oz. lime, you have 2 oz. Cointreau and 2 oz tequila. Mix all of the above, stir and serve over crushed ice.
Crushed ice is important, trust me.
Make sure you don’t have to go to work tomorrow and enjoy.
  • equal part fresh lemon and lime juice
  • 1part Cointreau
  • 1part favorite tequila, the more expensive the less the hangover
  1. So if you have 1 oz. lemon, 1oz. lime, you have 2 oz. Cointreau and 2 oz tequila. Mix all of the above, stir and serve over crushed ice.
  2. Crushed ice is important, trust me.
  3. Make sure you don’t have to go to work tomorrow and enjoy.
Serves 4
3/4pounds burrata
1handful of mixed berries, I used black raspberries, blureberries, strawberries, raspberries and currants
light flavored honey
good quality balsamic vinegar
fresh ground black pepper

Carefully slice the burrata into 4 pieces. It is delicate so use care.
Drizzle honey over and around the cheese, about a teaspoon per serving.
Top with fruit and then drizzle with balsamic. Grind fresh ground pepper over the top and serve

Serves 4

  • 3/4pounds burrata
  • 1handful of mixed berries, I used black raspberries, blureberries, strawberries, raspberries and currants
  • light flavored honey
  • good quality balsamic vinegar
  • fresh ground black pepper
  1. Carefully slice the burrata into 4 pieces. It is delicate so use care.
  2. Drizzle honey over and around the cheese, about a teaspoon per serving.
  3. Top with fruit and then drizzle with balsamic. Grind fresh ground pepper over the top and serve
Serves 4 to 6
2pounds broccoli, trimmed and cut into florets
1/4cup olive oil
2fat cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
Salt and freshly ground pepper
4cups homemade or low sodium chicken stock
3/4cups grated Parmesan
1lemon
Crusty bread for serving

Bring a large, heavy pot of water to a boil. Add the broccoli and boil for five minutes. Drain the broccoli well and set aside.
Add the olive oil and garlic to the pot over medium heat. After a minute or two, when the garlic starts to soften and turn golden, add the broccoli, season with salt and pepper, and stir well.
Cover the pot, turn the heat down as low as it will go, and cook for about an hour, stirring occasionally, until the broccoli is soft enough that it yields when you press it with the back of a wooden spoon (it may brown a little during this process — this is a good thing).
Add the chicken stock and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Simmer the soup for 5 minutes.
Carefully puree half the soup in a blender or food processor, using a kitchen towel to hold the lid on tight. Stir the puree back into the pot. Stir in the Parmesan and lemon juice to taste. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Serve hot with plenty of crusty bread

Serves 4 to 6

  • 2pounds broccoli, trimmed and cut into florets
  • 1/4cup olive oil
  • 2fat cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 4cups homemade or low sodium chicken stock
  • 3/4cups grated Parmesan
  • 1lemon
  • Crusty bread for serving
  1. Bring a large, heavy pot of water to a boil. Add the broccoli and boil for five minutes. Drain the broccoli well and set aside.
  2. Add the olive oil and garlic to the pot over medium heat. After a minute or two, when the garlic starts to soften and turn golden, add the broccoli, season with salt and pepper, and stir well.
  3. Cover the pot, turn the heat down as low as it will go, and cook for about an hour, stirring occasionally, until the broccoli is soft enough that it yields when you press it with the back of a wooden spoon (it may brown a little during this process — this is a good thing).
  4. Add the chicken stock and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Simmer the soup for 5 minutes.
  5. Carefully puree half the soup in a blender or food processor, using a kitchen towel to hold the lid on tight. Stir the puree back into the pot. Stir in the Parmesan and lemon juice to taste. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Serve hot with plenty of crusty bread