3 Adorable Halloween Craft Projects

Fall is the craftiest time of the year. The vibrant color of the falling leaves, the spicy smell of pumpkin spice, the crisp temperatures – it all combines to make us want to snuggle inside and get crafty. So we've gathered three of our favorite easy craft projects to enjoy on a beautiful fall day.

Adult Coloring Books = Stress Relief

Yesterday, I had one of those days. You know the kind: hectic and long, a day that leaves you frazzled and exhausted. When I got home, I pulled out one of my adult coloring books and started coloring. Slowly, slowly, I could feel my whole body slow down and relax. My mind got quiet, that free-floating anxiety settled down a little. I colored my way to calm.

Q&A with Carolyne Roehm: At Home in the Garden

We sat down with lifestyle legend Carolyne Roehm whose latest book, At Home in the Garden, came out this fall, to talk about how gardening and flowers have such an important and positive impact on her life. Nature and the beauty that comes with it (in all seasons!) can bring so much joy to our lives and that really comes through in her book. …

Gratitude Journals Are a Chore. Try a Gratitude Jar!

"It's changed my life!" my friend told me, explaining how the simple act of writing down what she's grateful for had opened her eyes to all her blessings. She wrote in her gratitude journal before bed, recording everything that happened that filled her with gratitude that day.

Go Ahead & Like It

"We're living in a surge of likeability. With the click of a button we like one another's lives. But what's really happening on the other end of the click? Do we know why we like the things that we like?" asks Jacqueline Suskin, author of Go Ahead & Like It.

30 Drawing and Painting Secrets

A few years ago, I uploaded a video to YouTube called “Realism Challenge: Crumpled Paper.” It opened on a small sheet of white paper on the left side of the screen, which I picked up and lightly crumpled. It was a simple enough idea. But something about it captured people’s attention.

Add a Daily Dose of Art to Your Life

You’re busy. I get it. But you have this bug of creativity that keeps biting you, and day after day you regret not being able to satisfy it. So do it. Make the time and the space, and add art (back) to your life. Here are some ideas to get you there, from the author of Daily Painting.

Knitting Is My ‘Happy Place’

I knit everywhere ... waiting for the car to get its tires changed, at school events, at restaurants, at the doctor’s office, at the airport, you name a location and I’ve probably knitted there! When I knit I am peaceful: it is quieting, almost instant meditation for me. I think more constructively, concentrate better, and converse more fluently when I knit. In fact, my knitting is next to me while I write this!