Crafty Clean: How to Remove a Red Wine Stain

Bella Breakdown No need to panic—just follow this easy 5-step process to remove red wine from a white tablecloth (or other washable fabric). Wine Stains Begone! Before starting, gather these items: white cloth table salt rubber band boiling water large bowl Step 1: Dab at the stain with a damp white cotton cloth. Step 2: Slide a bowl under the fabric, centering the stain. Step 3: Secure the stained item to the bowl with the large rubber band. Step 4: Sprinkle the table salt onto the stain. Step 5: Pour boiling water over the salted stain. Then machine wash...

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5 Great Flowers for Brown Thumbs

Bella Breakdown Summer gardening can be difficult, especially when the heat sabotages your plants’ growth at every turn. If you’re an amateur gardener (or a great gardener in need of recommendations!), Grumpy Gardener Steve Bender suggests these five easy plants that do really well in the summer heat and humidity. #1 Dragon Wing Begonia This flower will bloom continuously all summer long as long as it has a little shade during the hottest part of the day. It does well in both a container and the garden. #2 Zinnia This beautiful flower will continue to bloom week after week....

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Too Cute to Eat DIY Pineapple Sprinkles

Bella Breakdown We all scream for ice cream, but you’ll be jumping for joy with these easy DIY pineapple sprinkles. To make these cuties, you will need: wax paper green and yellow royal icing 2 piping bags Wilton #3 tips black edible food writer Here’s what to do To begin, pipe yellow ovals onto your wax paper. Be sure to make the top portion narrower than the bottom. While the icing is still wet, pipe your leaves with the green icing, making them look like an upside down arrow. Allow these to dry overnight. Next draw a few black...

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Calling All Potter Fans: Homemade Butterbeer Recipe

Bella Breakdown Are you excited for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child? Learn how to make this Harry Potter treat: butterbeer. You’re Only 4 Steps Away from Butterbeer Heaven Start by putting 1 cup of brown sugar and 2 tablespoons of water into a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Next add 6 tablespoons of butter, 1/2 teaspoon of cider vinegar, 3/4 cup of cream and 3/4 teaspoon of rum extract to the pot and mix well. Pour some of the butterbeer mixture into a glass and combine it with cream soda. Top the drink with a dollop of...

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How to Master the Triple Layer Manicure

Bella Breakdown Nailing this look is as easy as 1-2-3! You will need: base coat Mark Jacobs polish in “Warm Blue” Deborah Lipman polish in “I’ll Take Manhattan” CND Polish in “Brass Button” striper brush topcoat #1 First, apply base coat to the nails. Next, apply one layer of “Warm Blue” polish. #2 Next, apply one layer of “I’ll Take Manhattan” to about 3/4 of the nail. #3 Using the striper brush clean up the edges of your “I’ll Take Manhattan” layer. #4 Apply a dab of “Brass Button” to the base of each nail, a layer of topcoat...

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The Busy Mom’s Guide to Potty Training

Potty Training Made (Somewhat) Easy! Did you know that you can pay someone to potty train your child? Yes, you read correctly – for a large fee, (some people even charge up to $1000), someone will come to your house and teach your child how to pee and poop in the potty. Toilet training is something of a rite of passage for our toddlers, and common sense tells you that they will figure it out eventually. However, it is a topic that is very stressful to many busy parents. So, if you are one of those people who are...

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