Deck the Halls: DIY Winter Terrariums

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DIY Winter Terrariums by LaurenConrad.com

Making terrariums is a favorite DIY project of mine. (We even had handmade terrariums at every table for my wedding!) They're fun and easy to assemble, and make great gifts or centerpieces. But in the spirit of the season, I decided to give my terrariums a wintery twist this time around. Swapping succulents and air plants for bottlebrush trees and faux snow, the result is a mini winter wonderland instead of the usu ...

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Inspired Idea: A Fall Tablescape and Pumpkin Serving Bowls

Category: Decorate     Party Planning     Dine     Inspired Ideas     Contributors     Celebrate     Ilana Saul    

A Fall Tablescape and Pumpkin Serving Bowls

Turkey. Stuffing. Cranberry sauce. Wasabi pomegranate truffled green bean casserole? You can come up with fun little twists of course, but it's hard to get too creative with your Thanksgiving menu. Because let's face it-traditional dishes do often just taste best. So instead of trying to get super inventive with my mashed potatoes every November, I usually focus my creative energy on the ...

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Inspired Idea: DIY Candy Jewelry

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DIY gummy candy bracelet

I was quite the candy connoisseur as a kid. I remember sitting with my friends following a night of trick-or-treating, comparing and trading our Halloween loot. From Ring Pops to rock candy to Warheads, candy was more than just tasty. It was fun!

Naturally, Halloween involves less candy and more cocktails these days. But that doesn't mean I don't still appreciate a cute and kitschy Halloween treat. I loved candy necklaces wh ...

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Recipe Box: Guilt-Free Goji Berry Chocolate Bars

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Guilt-Free Goji Berry Chocolate Bars

I have a pretty serious sweet tooth, but most of the year I manage to curb my sugar cravings quite well. From Halloween through the holiday season however, all bets are off. When you're constantly surrounded by candy and baked goods, it's impossible to be good all the time. Or even if it is possible, it's certainly no fun! So instead of staunchly refusing all sweets, I've taken to indulging in healthier ...

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Good Eats: No Cook Recipes for Hot Summer Nights

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Good Eats: No Cook Recipes for Hot Summer Nights

Temperatures have been soaring this month, and the last thing I want to do is turn on my oven. So lately, it feels like I've been on a constant search to find recipes that don't leave me dripping sweat in the kitchen. Luckily, I didn't have to go too far to find them... We have a wealth of no-cook recipes right here on LaurenConrad.com! From breakfast to lunch to dinner and beyond, here are 11 light and fresh ...

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Entertaining 101: The Perfect Cheese Plate, Two Ways

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the perfect cheese plate two ways

If there's one thing that I pride myself on when it comes to entertaining, it's that I've pretty much perfected the art of the cheese plate. From selecting the perfect combination of cheeses to the presentation of the plate itself, I am quite the fromage fanatic.

But even if you are a cheese lover like I am, one thing that you may not know is that in France the cheese course comes afte ...

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Odds & Ends: How to Wash Your Workout Gear

Category: Contributors     Get Fit     Ilana Saul    

Odds & Ends: How to Wash Your Workout Gear

Between the heat and the added incentive to get in shape, summer is the season to sweat. Which probably means that your workout gear is being put to good use this time of year. After a run, yoga class, or other sweat sesh, the first thing I always want to do is hop in the shower. But my workout gear gets just as dirty, and I don't always think to clean it off. So with our 2015 LaurenConrad. ...

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Currently Craving: Palm Leaf Print

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Currently Craving: Palm Leaf Print

There have been quite a few trends that I’ve been loving this summer, but I think it’s safe to say that I’ve found a favorite. The palm leaf print has been everywhere this season, and I for one am loving it. It’s such an iconic look that reminds me of old Hollywood glamour of with a modern, tropical twist. From fashion and accessories to home decor, it's the perfect summer motif. So with that in ...

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Recipe Box: More Meatless Monday Meal Ideas

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collard wrap bar

A few weeks ago, we shared three Meatless Monday recipes from holistic nutritionist Kelly LeVeque. And today, Kelly is back with three more vegetarian meal ideas. The definition of delicious and nutritious, these dishes are perfect for my fellow veggie lovers. But even if you're typically a big meat eater, taking one day a week off from eating meat is a great way to lighten the load on our planet and focus on your fiber intake. Take a peek.. ...

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DIY: Confetti Party Poppers

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DIY: Confetti Party Poppers

Whenever there's a holiday coming up, my first thought is usually what kinds of crafts I can make to celebrate. Since fireworks are everyone's favorite part of the Fourth of July, I wanted to come up with a firework-inspired DIY... that was neither dangerous nor illegal, of course. So to get in the Independence Day spirit, I came up with these fun Fourth of July confetti poppers. (All the fun of an amateur fireworks display ...

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