googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); Now that I’m older, it’s rare that I actually receive a birthday present. As a kid, my parents would make a big deal out of the event — each birthday I was so excited to unwrap my gift. But never was I ever given something as fluffy, snuggly, or wiggly as what Colette Francisco got on her ninth birthday. You see, Francisco has been asking her parents for a puppy for almost six years…so when they found the perfect pup for the young girl, they knew it was time to make her dreams a reality. Her [More]
It’s pretty easy to spend hundreds, if not thousands, on home improvement projects. But if you find a simple and chic way to do it yourself, you can often get similar results for a fraction of the projected professionally done price. Take this bathroom countertop makeover that Maureen of Made by Marzipan tackled. Not only does it look just like expensive granite, the whole project rang in at just over $50! Here’s what you’ll need: 1×4 ft. wood (backsplash) Pitcher Zinsser quart tinted primer Glitter Copper leafing Painter’s tape Newspaper Natural sea sponge Foam brushes Martha Stewart Lampblack Textured Metallic [More]
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); Every dog owner will probably tell you the same thing — their pup loves belly rubs. But few enjoy them as much as this husky. You see, Nora loves tummy scratches so much so that whenever anyone starts rubbing her belly, she doesn’t let them stop. How does she accomplish this, you ask? Just watch… “Did I SAY you could stop? Nope.” Rumble / ZestyMike googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); Oh, Nora. You’re truly an innovator. No one could say no to that persuasive argument…or at least they wouldn’t want to. Read more:
Baked potatoes are great. Throw some butter and salt on ’em right when they come out of the oven, and I’ve reached carby nirvana. But then one man posed the question, “How can you make baked potatoes better?” and his answer is beautifully crispy and all-around perfect. Just grab a wooden skewer and get ready to drool: These spirals are everything. Pass the ketchup, please! Read more:
It’s a staggering number, but more than 90% of women in the U.S. are unhappy with their bodies. And that feeling isn’t only felt by females…men struggle with body image issues, too. But these feelings of inadequacy, ugliness, and dissatisfaction with our figures don’t come out of nowhere…so when do they start? When the Jubilee Project brought 50 people together to ask them one question — if you could change one thing about your body, what would it be — they got some shocking answers. Who gave them, though, will surprise you the most. Somewhere along the way, we lose [More]
Last week, heavy rainfall in Western Pennsylvania caused many roadways to become flooded. Some people were rescued from the floods but for most, it was just an inconvenience. However, the wildlife in the woodlands surrounding the rivers that were swelling from the increase in water quickly became victims. When one news team was in the field reporting on the severe weather, they saw a baby deer get swept away in a river. Realizing it needed help, the reporters and a passerby did something incredible… The Pennsylvania State Trooper took the baby away to get checked out by a vet. It [More]
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); I remember the carefree days when I was a kid…but only vaguely. I didn’t have to worry about politics, war, or really anything on the news other than those segments that featured cute newborn pandas. Life was good. Whether or not you allow your kids to be more involved with current events, sometimes it’s hard to shield them from everything. And since children are basically like adorable sponges when it comes to absorbing information, you’re fighting an uphill battle when it comes to them remembering something they overheard. When this dad asked his kids some questions [More]
There are many wonderful — nay, great things we could say about the late Muhammad Ali. He was a boxer, a poet, a champion for those with Parkinson’s…but to many, he was also a hero. He famously spoke out against racism saying, “Hating people because of their color is wrong and it doesn’t matter which color does the hating, it’s just plain wrong.” Wikimedia Commons The boxer, nicknamed The Greatest, also famously refused to go to war in Vietnam. Citing religious reasons for not wanting to fight — Ali had converted to Islam when he was just 22 — the [More]
They call songs oldies but goodies for a reason — they’re classics and will probably never go out of style. But what happens when your vintage records with priceless tunes on them start to show their age? You could bite the bullet and buy digitized versions of your favorite songs…but there’s something off about that. Instead of losing the authenticity, give your records a good cleaning. Leave the professionals out of it — just grab some wood glue! Not only does this get rid of dust and grime, it also vastly improves the sound quality of your records. Who knew [More]
Chocolate is great. Strawberries are glorious. So it can (and should) be argued that when you put these two things together, you make one of the best desserts known to man. Now consider this — what if this dessert didn’t even require an oven? Yes, friends, I think we’ve hit the sweet treat jackpot. I will take all of the chocolate and strawberries, please and thank you! Read more: