Monday, April 23, 2018

Before and After: 280 Square Feet Never Looked So Good

When I saw this photo, I thought, "Ah yes, the classic teeny studio, how I have loved/hated you. Not much to do but save up for a fold-out couch, add a tall-as-possible shelf, find a table that can double as a desk, and spend lots of time out of the apartment." Oh, how wrong I was!

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You're About to See This Color Everywhere — Trend Report

By now you've probably heard of Gen Z Yellow. We first introduced you to term late last fall, and now that Millennial Pink fatigue may be starting to set in, and Pantone's own Ultra Violet still seems a little esoteric and dark, perhaps you're ready to take this shade of sunshine for for a test drive?

While yellow can be a polarizing color to wear, anything on the spectrum from lemon to mustard—which is where Gen Z Yellow lies—tends to be pretty easy to work with in design. Most designers and color experts seem to agree that yellows infuse a space with optimism, energy and cheeriness, which are all good things in my book. So like other "it colors," you can absolutely get after the Gen Z Yellow glow with your furniture, textile, accessory and decorative finish picks. Here's how to get started.

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The Perfect Personality-Based Healthy Habit for Every Zodiac Sign

Whether you read your horoscope every day or you don't fully buy into the idea of astrology, it's interesting to see what your sign says about your personality. And those traits may also be the key to a healthier, happier life.

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The Toothbrush Mistake You're Probably Making

For most of us, our toothbrushes are generic, brightly colored wands (sometimes covered in toothpaste residue...) that we yank out of the medicine cabinet each morning and night just long enough to do the job intended before quickly tossing them back in again. They're kind of ugly and not really deserving of any prime space on the vanity. And with all the gross particles flying around the bathroom, it only makes sense that we stow them away behind a closed door — right?

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You're About to See This Color Everywhere — Trend Report

By now you've probably heard of Gen Z Yellow. We first introduced you to term late last fall, and now that Millennial Pink fatigue may be starting to set in, and Pantone's own Ultra Violet still seems a little esoteric and dark, perhaps you're ready to take this shade of sunshine for for a test drive?

While yellow can be a polarizing color to wear, anything on the spectrum from lemon to mustard—which is where Gen Z Yellow lies—tends to be pretty easy to work with in design. Most designers and color experts seem to agree that yellows infuse a space with optimism, energy and cheeriness, which are all good things in my book. So like other "it colors," you can absolutely get after the Gen Z Yellow glow with your furniture, textile, accessory and decorative finish picks. Here's how to get started.

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8 of Orlando’s Finest Gift Shops

Nothing’s better than finding a weird trophy to brag about or collecting a gift that’s just right for friends and family back home. But if you want an awesome souvenir outside of Disney World and Universal Studios, then don’t worry —you don’t have to pay a hefty ticket fee. Here are the best gift shops located throughout Orlando that offer all types of gifts to please anyone on your list, with affordable prices, and superb customer service.

8 of Orlando's Finest Gift Shops

All Gifts $1.99 & Less

Everyone knows how expensive a vacation can be. All Gifts $1.99 & Less is located on International Drive and is perfect for gift shopping on a budget. This cute little store carries a plethora of gifts and souvenirs, and yes, everything really is $1.99 or less. You’ll find coffee mugs, apparel, stationery, jewelry, and so much more.

Big Bargain World Inc.

If you don’t see what you want there, there’s another lovely bargain shop nearby. Also located on International Drive, Big Bargain World Inc. has two full floors of quality merchandise. Some of the gifts you’ll find here include Disney t-shirts, stuffed animals, mugs, luggage, and just about anything else that you can think of. They offer items that are suitable for people of all ages for prices you can afford.

M&M’S World

One of the most unique and colorful gift stores in Orlando is M&M’s World, located in the Florida Mall on Orange Blossom Trail. This 16,000-square feet store has over 7,000 items to choose from including M&M apparel, drinkware, stuffed critters, baking equipment, and accessories. While you’re shopping for all the chocolate lovers on your list, have a little fun with the Color Mood Analyzer and Nascar Entertainment zone. You can also create your very own M&M assortment, choosing from the biggest selection of flavors and colors around.

Twitter: @MMsWorldStores

Ollivander’s Wand Shop

If you are planning to visit the Islands of Adventure in Universal Studios, be sure to stop by Ollivander’s Wand Shop. Located in Hogsmeade, this is perhaps one of the most magical gift shops in all of Orlando. While here, you can purchase a unique wand, wand replicas, and wand sets. Be sure to also buy an interactive wand for yourself and start casting spells around Harry Potter World for an unforgettable experience. After you’re done here, you’ll find many other great Harry Potter shops around Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley.

8 of Orlando's Finest Gift Shops

Kwik-E-Mart

Everyone’s heard of the famous Kwik-E-Mart from the beloved show The Simpsons. When you visit Universal Studios, you can actually visit the store you’ve watched on TV all these years. Located in the Springfield area of the theme park, the store sells just about everything you’ve seen in the show including Duff energy drinks, and Lard Lad Donuts. You’ll also find all the Simpsons-themed clothes, books, and toys you could ever need.

Twitter: The Kwik-e-mart itself doesn’t have twitter, but Universal does -@UniversalORL

8 of Orlando's Finest Gift Shops

World of Disney

You won’t want to miss the world’s largest Disney store. Located in the middle of Disney Springs, this gigantic store has 12 floors full of merchandise. Just a few of the things you’ll find inside World of Disney include stuffed Disney characters, the classic Mickey ears, apparel, camera, houseware items, and a lot more. Be sure to clear a few hours out of your schedule before visiting because there’s so much to explore.

Twitter: @DisneyStore

P!Q

It can get boring going to store after store and seeing the same items everywhere. If you want something completely unique and different from any other store in Orlando, P!Q is the place for you. Located on Universal Blvd, P!Q is full of one-of-a-kind gifts that even the pickiest people will love. From kawaii plushies and designer socks to books and comics, you’ll be amazed at the huge selection.

With all the gift shops around the area, you’ll have a blast exploring and buying things for the ones you love. While you’re traveling to all the stores, be sure to carry some healthy snacks to get you through the day. Here are 3 Tips for Healthy, Handy Snacks so you can pack the right foods to fuel your body.

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Why You Should Put Baking Soda in a Salt Shaker

The spillage is real. Whether you're measuring a small amount for a recipe, or shaking a mound into your sink drain, baking soda always leaves a powdery mess behind. You'd think someone would have designed a better spout for baking soda boxes by now, but at such a low price point (less than a buck a box) we can't really expect many bells and whistles. It's what's inside that matters anyway — right?

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