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DIY Gingerbread Bath Bombs

MATERIALS

  • ½ c Baking soda
  • ¼ c Citric acid
  • ¼ Epsom Salt
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1sp molasses
  • 1 tbs fractionated coconut oil
  • Silicone mold

INSTRUCTIONS:

Mix dry ingredients in bowl. Slowly start to add in wet ingredients. Press mixture into mold and let sit for 24 hours.

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1 Wrap 3 Ways
1 Wrap 3 Ways - Home & Family

Lawrence Zarian loves fashion and function at its finest. He helps us get the most from our Fall clothes by showing how a wrap can be transformed into three different wardrobe staples.

LOOK #1: Kimono

  • Wild Fable Ivory Long Sleeve Mock Turtleneck Sweater
  • Wild Fable Carmel High Rise Belted Corduroy Paperbag Pant
  • Universal Thread Burnt Orange Wrap

Look available at target.com

LOOK #2: Vest

  • Universal Thread Red Plaid Long Sleeve Midi Button Front Shirtdress
  • Universal Thread Burnt Orange Wrap

Look available at target.com

LOOK #3: Poncho

  • Universal Thread Marled Copper Long Sleeve Turtleneck Sweatshirt
  • Ava & Viv Plaid Pant
  • Universal Thread Burnt Orange Wrap

Look available at target.com

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Gift Wrap Organization

MATERIALS:

  • Hanging shoe organizer with pockets
  • Various colors of felt that matches your wrapping paper
  • Various ribbons
  • Trim
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Small wooden craft round
  • Wooden dowel
  • Drill bit the same diameter as wooden dowel with drill
  • Pencil
  • Masking tape
  • Ruler
DIY Gift Wrap Organization - Home & Family

INSTRUCTIONS:

To make the Hanging Wrapping Organizer

1. Cut the bottom out of the pockets of the shoe organizer except the ones on the bottom row. If desired, don’t cut the top couple pockets and use them to store crafting tools such as tape and scissors.

2. Measure out the size of the pockets and create a template to cover each pocket with a corresponding color of felt to wrapping paper for color coded organization.

3. Cut out as many rectangles you need of each color and hot glue them onto the corresponding pocket.

4. Attach any decorative elements desired with hot glue such as pom-pom trim and ribbon. Allow the glue to set.

5. Hang as desired and enjoy!

To make the Ribbon Dispenser

1. Find the center of your wooden craft round and mark it.

2. Use masking tape to tape off slightly shorter than the depth of your round.

3. Drill into the round then remove any sawdust.

4. Drop a dab of glue in the hole and insert the dowel.

5. Place the ribbon on and enjoy!

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De-Stress During The Holidays with "Tone It Up" Founders Karena Dawn & Katrina Scott
De-Stress for the Holidays with Tone It Up - Home & Family

During the holidays it is important to take care of yourself before everyone else. “Tone It Up” founders Karena Dawn and Katrina Scott show us how to do just that with a simple routine to help you relax, connect with your body, and breathe.

1. Warrior 2 + Bend/Straighten Front Leg: find heel to arch alignment in your feet, bending and lengthening through your front leg. Extend your arms like a strong warrior and keep your core strong. Warrior 2 is a great hip opening yoga pose that activates your core, inner thighs and make you feel like the strong warrior you are.

2. Crescent Pose Lunge + Shoulder Opener: with your feet hip distance apart, activate your core and bend slightly into both knees. Clasp you’re hands behind you for a shoulder opener and add a lunge. This toning move strengthens your legs, works your booty, and keeps your core super strong. Plus opening your shoulders will feel amazing!

3. Hamstring Stretch: in a runners lunge with your back knee down, shift it forward and then stretch back with your foot flexed. Release tension in your hamstrings from running errands during the holiday season.

4. Low Lunge + Cross Body Stretch: shift forward into your front knee while on the mat. Extend arm across your body to stretch. Stretch out your psoas and release tension in your hips. This cross body arm stretch will feel so good in between wrapping gifts!

5. ** do entire flow on the other side.

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Lawrence Zarian's Tips for Stress Free Holiday Packing
Stress Free Holiday Packing - Home & Family

Holiday travel is right around the corner, so Lawrence Zarian is sharing the secret to stress free packing. A lot of us tend to over pack check out the tips below avoid this mistake with five key pieces. These staples alone will yield three different outfits.


What are these five easy pieces? Lawrence says they should include:


1. A black midi skirt, Eileen Fisher Black Midi Slim Fit Skirt


2. Pants, Adriano Goldschmied Berry High Rise Skinny Pants


3. A black or white button-down shirt, Calvin Klein White Window Pane Print Button Down Shirt


4. Black booties, Lifestride Georgia Black Booties


5. A cardigan sweater, Charter Club Colorblocked Cashmere Cardigan


All of the pieces Lawrence showed on in the October 17th, 2019 episode are available at Macys and Lifestride.

In addition to packing light, Lawrence has tips for packing smart to keep your clothes clean, wrinkle free, and fresh.


#1. Pack your garments inside out to protect against spills in your luggage.


#2. Stay wrinkle free by selecting cashmere, matte jersey or polyester pieces.


#3. Keep your clothes fresh by packing a dryer sheet in your suitcase.

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