A 3-Ingredient Recipe for Homemade Flower Food
Tips from The Kitchn
Make those grocery store bouquets last as long as possible!
Feb 1, 2024
I Get to Enjoy My Wedding Bouquet Every Day Thanks to the Most Unique and Thoughtful Gift EverKitchen
The newlyweds will thank you (forever).
Oct 5, 2023
How to Remove Labels from Glass Using This Easy MethodKitchen
Because a sticky, opaque pickle jar does NOT look great on a holiday table.
Jul 31, 2023
This $6 Gardening Trick Is the Secret to the Most Magical Summer Nights OutdoorsKitchen
And no, they aren’t string lights.
Jun 8, 2023
Why Everyone's Putting Pennies and Vodka in Their Flower VasesKitchen
And why maybe you should too!
May 17, 2023
8 Mother’s Day Flowers and Plants That Will Bring Spring Indoors
Get these colorful finds delivered to her door just in time for her special day.
Apr 28, 2023
This $10 Amazon Find Makes Grocery Store Flowers Look Like a Pro ArrangementKitchen
Get more out of your flowers with this simple gadget.
Apr 18, 2023
The Best $4 Find You Haven’t Been Buying at Trader Joe’sGroceries
It's been right under your nose!
Aug 8, 2022
5 Easy Ways to Add Greenery to Your Kitchen Right Now
Tips from The Kitchn
If you can't even keep an air plant alive, this post is for you!
May 19, 2022
The Absolute No-Fail Houseplant for Your Kitchen Windowsill — And It Promises to Bloom All Year Long
Tips from The Kitchn
You won't believe it's made entirely from LEGOs.
May 8, 2022
Here’s How to Take Care of Those Trendy Flowers You’ve Been Seeing All Over at Trader Joe’s
Tips from The Kitchn
They're as confusing as they are beautiful. Luckily, they're easy to care for!
Apr 28, 2022
5 Things You Need to Know About Grocery Store FlowersGroceries
According to an expert at Trader Joe's.
Apr 14, 2022
Skip the Flowers and Send These Delicious Bouquets of Doughnuts, Bacon, and Cookies Instead
After all, the way to someone's heart is through their stomach.
Feb 3, 2021
Ina Garten’s Brilliant Thanksgiving Table Setting Just Needs 3 IngredientsKitchen
Ina Garten is always asking us one question: How easy is that? And this recipe couldn't be easier.
Nov 5, 2020
How To Make a Haunted Cookie House for HalloweenRecipes
Who says Christmas is the only holiday that gets a cookie house?
Oct 13, 2020
6 Things Everyone Should Know About Buying Potted Herbs from the Grocery StoreGroceries
For starters, that one little pot probably has more than one plant in it.
Jun 1, 2020
7 Flowers That Are Better than RosesKitchen
We’re not going to say that we’re anti-roses; after all, these iconic perennials may be the most classic expression of romance (especially on Valentine’s Day). In fact, it’s estimated that growers will produce 250 million roses just for this lovers’ holiday! And while a dozen long-stems are never a bad idea, there are more thoughtful, not to mention more affordable, alternatives.
Dec 17, 2019
Why You Should Give Carnations a Second ChancePeople
We love flowers all the time — on special occasions like Valentine’s Day or just because — and why not? They look and smell amazing, and brighten every space in the house. But keeping a vase of fresh-cut flowers isn’t always the most economical option. That’s where budget buds, like carnations, daisies, and mums, come in.
Dec 17, 2019
Turn One Bouquet into a Bunch of ArrangementsGroceries
Fresh flowers make everything better. They’re vibrant and verdant and they generally smell pretty good, too. They’re lovely as a just-because addition to your kitchen and they’re a wonderful way to dress up your table for the holidays. Fresh flowers also tend to be rather expensive, especially if you want to add a splash of color in a few different places. Multiple bouquets mean beaucoup bucks — or do they?
Dec 17, 2019
The 3-Minute Costco Centerpiece Hack for Your Thanksgiving Table
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Actually, you can probably assemble this in even less time.
Nov 16, 2019
The Cheap Trader Joe’s Find You Can Turn into an Easy Scandi Centerpiece
Tips from The Kitchn
You cannot mess this up.
Nov 15, 2019
The One Thing I’ll Never Buy Again at Whole FoodsPeople
I'll still shop there from time to time, but I will certainly be steering clear of this department.
Sep 12, 2019
Make a Cheap Grocery Store Bouquet Look Like a Million BucksKitchen
Unless your evening commute involves a detour through the Flower District, the easiest way to get a bouquet on your table by dinnertime is to hit the grocery store. Most places offer a decent selection of roses (and maybe tulips if they’re in season), but you’ll get the biggest bang for your buck from mixed bouquets, which run $5 to $10. The question is: How to transform your budget flowers into a brag-worthy bouquet?
May 30, 2019
How To Plant Succulents in EggshellsKitchen
I’ll be the first to admit that keeping plants alive is not my strong suit. After years of denial—and time, money, and effort wasted—I now stick to a strict succulent-only rule when bringing plants home. For a twist on regular potted succulents, I decided to plant some in eggshells. It was a fun way to combine my love of food and cooking with my (relatively) newfound success caring for succulents.
May 28, 2019
Recipe: Jello and Gummy Candy FishbowlRecipes
Perfect for Shark Week!
May 28, 2019
Ina Garten’s Best Tip for Decorating Your Dining TableKitchen
It’s easy to look through Pinterest and label yourself as uninspired, not crafty, or a total failure (no, just me?). Let’s take gorgeous dining table settings as an example. How many times have you seen some crafty, chic thing that some blogger created for their Thanksgiving table? How many times have you seen a beautiful place setting that you know must have cost your entire paycheck and then some? Well, I’m here to tell you it doesn’t need to be like that.
May 24, 2019
10 Ideas We’re Stealing from Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Thanksgiving TableKitchen
Understatement of the season: Chip and Joanna Gaines have earned an enormous following for their gorgeous home renovations on HGTV’s Fixer Upper. The couple and their adorable family have turned their signature taste into a lifestyle, with a magazine, Target line, and uber-popular Instagram feed to match. Naturally when they entertain, you get the same kind of wow factor from their table as you do from one of their kitchen renovations.
May 24, 2019
10 Easy, Budget-Friendly Thanksgiving Table Ideas We Learned from Martha StewartKitchen
There's Martha's level of precision and crafting skills, and then there's the rest of us. Fortunately, not all of her ideas are that hard!
May 24, 2019
A Reader Just Surprised Us with a Super-Cool Trader Joe’s Hack
All the more reason to stock up on Trader Joe's flowers this spring!
May 20, 2019
Holiday Centerpiece Idea: Turn Your Vegetables Into Vases!Kitchen
I’m not a huge fan of traditional vases. They take up space under your counter and are tricky to wash. So I love these! We’ve shown you gourd and squash vases before, but these vases are made from all kinds of vegetables!Brit over at the aptly named Brit + Co blog has whipped up a smashing centerpiece that can not only be purchased on the cheap. The ends of vegetables are sliced off to create a flat surface in which to rest and then cored out to create a vase or candlestick holder.
May 2, 2019
Flowers in the Kitchen: 10 Pretty VasesKitchen
A vase of flowers is such a lovely thing — in the kitchen, on the dining room table. Maybe you cut your own flowers every week, or maybe you only see them on special occasions (like today!).
May 2, 2019
A Sweet & Savory Dessert Crostini BarRecipes
I was perched on the couch the other morning, catching up on food blogs and sipping a mocha when all of a sudden the urge for a warm, toasted baguette smothered with melted chocolate and a drizzle of fruity olive oil hit me. Sometimes good ideas strike at the oddest of times. This early morning craving for chocolate and bread inspired my most recent party idea: a gathering where everyone builds their own dessert!
May 2, 2019
A Hot Pink & Glam Bridal ShowerPeople
Last weekend my sister and I threw our younger sister a bridal shower, and it was a chance to indulge our love for all things hot pink and glam, and make some tasty food, too. Want a peek at the menu? I was pretty excited to have a chance to pull out the stops for our sister, especially when it came to the decor. We Pinterested it up with a crazy backdrop made of crepe paper and gold curtains.
May 2, 2019
A Fall Pumpkin-Carving PartyKitchen
One of my favorite fall parties I ever threw was this pumpkin-carving party, co-hosted with my friend Lydia, an autumnal afternoon of carving pumpkins, sipping cider and sitting down for a romantic outdoor dinner at dusk. Today I’m going to give you a full look at how we transformed the blank slate of Lydia’s backyard into party central, with a casual pumpkin-carving zone and a cozy buffet and dining area.
May 2, 2019
This Egg Has a Surprise Inside: And It’s One of My Favorite Easter TreatsKitchen
Have you ever made surprise eggs? Do you know what they are? I love them so much, I made them two Easters in a row! Take a look at what happens when you crack a surprise egg… See? Candy inside! How did it get in there? (And yes, I know these eggs look different; the photo at the top was from my 2011 Easter dinner, and the one just above is from 2010. I like this project so much I did it two years in a row!
May 2, 2019
Looking For a Terrific Hostess Gift? Give a Produce Bouquet!Groceries
I am a firm believer in never showing up empty-handed to a get-together. I always try to bring a little something that says, “Thank you for having us — we like you.” However, it’s easy to get in a hostess gift slump, but here’s a cute and simple idea that’ll change up your gift-giving game: a produce bouquet! Sometimes when I am in a gift-giving slump, I like to look back on some of the favorite gifts I’ve received as a hostess.
May 2, 2019
The Prettiest Way to Dress up a Simple Tealight CandleKitchen
If you’ve ever looked on Pinterest for table decorating ideas, you’ve probably left with your head spinning and your wallet hurting. It can be overwhelming — so many of the ideas are either time-consuming or expensive. That hand-stamped tablecloth and gorgeous floral centerpiece? Totally doable … if you’re Martha. Most of us aren’t looking for an elaborate table setup; we just want something pretty, easy, and cheap to dress up a weeknight dinner.
May 1, 2019
6 Ways to Decorate with Baby’s BreathKitchen
One glance at the ethereal weddings and home-thrown showers on Pinterest shows that baby’s breath is alive and well … and not in the way you remember. Creative minds are putting the former filler-flower center stage — a spot commonly reserved for roses, peonies, and the like. The resulting centerpieces and other arrangements are effortless, chic, and minimal; in other words, everything that’s hot right now.
May 1, 2019
Make the Prettiest Mother’s Day Cocktails with This Violet Simple SyrupSkills
Mother’s Day is right around the corner! This year, instead of giving flowers to your mom, why not drink them with her? That’s right — if you make this violet simple syrup today, you’ll be sipping a purple-hued French 75 come Sunday. To make the syrup, you’ll need to remove the stems from some (unsprayed) violets. After bringing a pot of water to a boil, you take the pot off the heat, add the violets, and let them steep for a full day.
May 1, 2019
3 Greens That Make Easy (and Pretty) CenterpiecesKitchen
Well, it’s not peony season at Trader Joe’s just yet. And ranunculus and anemone aren’t particularly cheap or plentiful either, so what’s a girl supposed to do for a dinner party centerpiece? You could go the route of supermarket carnations or roses, but if you’re looking to try something a little different and springy, why not give plants a go? Greenery is the Pantone Color of the Year Follow these bloggers’ leads for your next gathering.
May 1, 2019
6 Tips for Making Fresh Flowers Last LongerGroceries
I love getting fresh flowers — hint, hint, husband! — but what I don’t love is how quickly they fade. I hate getting a gorgeous bouquet, only to toss it a few days later when the petals start to brown, the leaves are drooping, and the water has turned into a murky mess. And the smell! There are few smells worse than a vase stew of rotting stems and leaves. But with a little maintenance and a few tricks, you can get extra days of enjoyment out of your cut flowers.
May 1, 2019
The One Thing I Always Buy When I Go to the Farmers MarketPeople
Farmers markets are always an embarrassment of riches. So much cheese! Local honey! Fresh bread! And all that farm-fresh produce, of course. Sometimes I’ll go with a super-long shopping list and buy up all the things. Sometimes I’ll go with no list and still buy up all the things. And sometimes I’ll leave nearly empty-handed, buying just one thing. What’s that one thing? A bundle of flowers!
May 1, 2019
5 Things First-Time Thanksgiving Hosts Should Never BuyKitchen
After years of attending Thanksgiving dinners in other people’s homes, it’s finally your turn, and you are pumped. You can’t wait to return some of the hospitality you’ve experienced over the years, and your Thanksgiving dinner will be the best one ever because you are pretty darn good at this. Or maybe you’re more of a reluctant host. You got “volun-told” you were hosting because no one else in your family wanted to do it.
May 1, 2019
The 5 Grocery Store Flowers That Will Last the LongestGroceries
We’ve all been there. You pick up the most glorious bouquet of flowers at the grocery store and lovingly arrange the blooms once you get home. You admire the cheerful colors and happy fragrance for a couple of days — making sure to keep the flowers watered because you’ve got this! You remember how much you love having fresh flowers around the house. Then you catch sight of a lone rose petal that’s fluttered to the table.
May 1, 2019
4 Tips for Picking the Best Grocery Store Flowers, According to an ExpertGroceries
If you’re a glass-half-empty kind of person, there’s a degree of futility when it comes to buying something perishable like fresh flowers. They’re on their way out the door before you even get them home. But even knowing that, it’s just so nice having fresh blooms around the house. It’s that last touch that just finishes the room — the flourish that sets the tone for the dining table, or makes the living room more inviting.
May 1, 2019
2 Easy Things You Can Do to Make Grocery Store Flowers Look Way FancierGroceries
I love fresh flowers! Flowers instantly make the air feel cleaner, add a spark of color to the room, and connect the space to the outdoors in ways few other things can. What I don’t love is spending a gazillion dollars on flowers, which is very easy to do. Also, let’s be honest: I don’t like to be inconvenienced. Even if I were willing to pay more, if the flower shop is another stop, it’s probably not going to happen.
May 1, 2019
The Sweetest Deal You Can Grab at Whole Foods This WeekTools
Headed to Whole Foods this weekend or even early next week? What’s that? You don’t have a trip planned? You might want to schedule one. Because there’s a sweet deal going on now through February 14 (hint: that happens to be Valentine’s Day), and it gets even sweeter if you happen to be an Amazon Prime member. The already-special deal: Two-dozen roses cost $24.99. The even-more-special deal for Amazon Prime members: Two-dozen roses cost $19.99.
May 1, 2019
The Cheapest Way to Do Flowers for a Wedding Will Surprise YouKitchen
You know how wedding planning goes: Mention the W-word and prices seem to automatically skyrocket. This especially holds true when it comes to flowers for the tables, bouquets, and boutonnieres. Wedding blooms are so darn expensive! They’re much cheaper, though, at warehouse stores. Yes, warehouse stores! Did you know that you can get fully arranged pieces mailed to you from Costco and Sam’s Club?
May 1, 2019
Turn 1 Super-Cheap Costco Bouquet into 3 Cute ArrangementsKitchen
Supermarket bouquets are notorious for being a hodgepodge of flowers that don’t necessarily look great together. But even if you’re not a pro, it’s actually super easy to turn one inexpensive bunch into a series of beautiful arrangements. So skip the extra trip to the florist shop, and instead grab some cheap blooms while you do the rest of your grocery shopping.
May 1, 2019
The Grocery Store Find That’s Been Scientifically Proven to Lower StressGroceries
Which grocery store item reduces stress? If you’re looking for the answer in this photo, we must admit that we cheated a little. While these are all groceries (obviously), none of them are the answer we teased in the headline of this story. Do you have any guesses as to what it might be? The correct answer: flowers! According to a recent survey, 68 percent of people feel stress on a weekly basis, and 32 percent are stressed every day.
May 1, 2019
This Is One of the Most Popular Thanksgiving Centerpieces on PinterestKitchen
Whether it’s your first time hosting Thanksgiving or your 40th, you probably want your table to look good, right? After all, it’s one of the few occasions out of the year when family and friends are obligated to physically sit down to eat a meal together. If that means you’re marking the occasion by breaking out the fine china and cloth napkins and whipping up a snazzy centerpiece, then so be it!
May 1, 2019
This $4 Trader Joe’s Find Will Last ForeverGroceries
I’ve been writing a lot about Trader Joe’s fantastic seasonal pop-up items (like wheat stalks!) over on Apartment Therapy. It’s my go-to favorite store for lazy decorating on the fly, and on the cheap. Their latest offering: Dried lavender, which you can find in bundles right inside the front door and throw in your cart while you do the regular weekly grocery shopping. Buy these while they last at the store, because they’ll last forever at home.
May 1, 2019
Here’s How to Set a Beautiful Easter Table on a BudgetKitchen
Easter is one of those holidays that can send you down the literal rabbit hole on Pinterest — especially if you’re hosting the holiday at your house. Should you turn eggs into little bunnies to use as place card holders? How can you fold those napkins into bunny ears? Would it be impossible to make that cake that looks like a little bunny butt? As nice as they are, all of these Easter moments take time, craft skills, and money. If you’re short on any of that (we are!
Apr 17, 2019
The Best (and Cutest) Friendsgiving Ideas from PinterestKitchen
The beauty of Friendsgiving is that it’s Thanksgiving’s cooler, more casual cousin. No family fights about politics, no cranky aunt inspecting your glasses for water spots, oh, and it’s totally fine to make it a potluck or a buffet instead of a more formal sit-down occasion. Plus, you get to invite whoever you want! It’s fun, it’s laid-back, and it’s full of delicious food. So what’s not to love? This casual-ness extends to your decor and setup, too.
Nov 1, 2017
Your Kitchen Table Needs This Clever Pegboard HackKitchen
It’s been no secret lately how much we love pegboards. We love them in a drawer to organize dishes; we really love them on a wall to hold, well, anything; and now, we love them on the table! Just look at this wedding table centerpiece from Fabulously Designed, a luxury flower and events company based in Las Vegas and Southern California. The idea is actually super simple (and affordable) to pull off: Have someone at your local hardware store cut a pegboard down to the length of your table.
Mar 24, 2017
How To Bleach Pinecones for Holiday DecorationKitchen
Pinecones are one of the best fall decorations, and we’ve seen them every which way: painted, flocked, doused in glitter, rolled in peanut butter — you name it! Now, we’re seeing them bleached. That’s right … bleached! Think of this pale, Scandinavian-inspired look as the sleek, modern take on this traditional autumn decor classic. And we’re kind of loving it. There are at least three great things about this project. First, pinecones are free.
Nov 15, 2016
15 DIY Wedding Centerpieces (That Don’t Look Homemade)Plan & Prep
One of the easiest ways to save money on a wedding is to arrange your own flowers and centerpieces. Thankfully, even with limited floral design skills, you can create a beautiful look for your wedding. Here are 15 of our favorite DIY designs that don’t look like you made them yourself. Paint Stick Flower Box – Wedding Chicks: If you don’t want to build slatted boxes out of paint sticks, opt for wine crates instead to create this centerpiece.
Jul 27, 2015
10 Simple Christmas CenterpiecesKitchen
If you’re like me, you’re going to need most of your holiday prep time in the kitchen. No time to fuss over complicated centerpieces for the table! But there are lots of ways to make the holiday table beautiful without sinking all of your time into it. Here are a few simple ideas. Make mason jar luminaries like these from Cattales on Etsy. Find a pretty glass container and fill it with bulb ornaments. Cut a pine branch and put it in water. Voila!
Dec 24, 2014
The Prettiest Way to Serve Olives at a Party: On a Bed of Rosemary!People
Olives — stuffed or wrapped in cheddar — are a foolproof appetizer. They’re the perfect nibble for a small party plate, and easy to serve up in a little bowl. As such, they aren’t usually granted centerpiece status, but that’s about to change. Say hello to the olive wreath! Amazing how olives go from ho-hum status to something really beautiful just by arranging them in a circle on a bed of rosemary.
Dec 12, 2014
3 Things We Love About This Gorgeous Thanksgiving TableKitchen
Hush. Do you hear that? It’s the sound of all other holiday tables bowing down to the glory that is this Thanksgiving table from Apartment 34. In case it’s not obvious, here are three things we love about this table (and totally plan on stealing for ourselves at some point this holiday season). This is mix-and-match at its finest! If you look closely, you’ll notice that every place setting is a little different.
Nov 25, 2014
For Your Holiday Table This Year: Rosemary Sprig Place CardsKitchen
Do you remember these rosemary wreath place cards? Now the ladies of Spoon Fork Bacon have tweaked that idea once again, and this time it’s even easier! To make these place cards, you only need cards, a hole punch, and about five-to-six-inch long sprigs of rosemary. I love how simple and pretty this is, particularly with the way they’ve styled it above, tucked into a folded napkin. This is definitely motivation for me to get another rosemary plant.
Dec 10, 2013
Impress Your Party Guests With a Watermelon GrillPeople
If you’re looking for a fun centerpiece for your next summer shindig, look no further than this fruit salad “grill” made from a watermelon. Sandra Denneler at She Knows has a full tutorial for assembling your own version, complete with celery stick legs and shiny blackberry charcoal.To make the grill, you’ll need to hollow out a round watermelon, fill the bottom half with blackberry “coals” and run wooden skewers through to build the grates.
Jul 30, 2013
Jello & Gummy Fishbowl
Jello & Gummy Fishbowl
Jul 14, 2017