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29 Dumbledore Quotes That Will Inspire You to Do Magical Things

In the Harry Potter books and movies, Albus Dumbledore can do spells that make ordinary wizards' heads spin, he can defeat dark wizards in duels, but most of all, he can drop gems of wisdom that are pure magic. Throughout the series, Dumbledore is known for his impeccable wit and insights - when he speaks, wizards and Muggles alike listen. We've gathered up some of his most inspirational, funny, and moving quotes about life, friendship, hope, and love that are all bound to brighten your day and inspire you to make your own kind of magic.

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This Disney Dessert Combines Our Favorite Things: Waffles, Pretzels, and Ice Cream!

Are you ready to take your taste buds on a delicious ride? If you're a fan of waffles, chocolate, caramel, pretzels, and ice cream (and who isn't, really?), then you're going to love this Disney dessert. Walt Disney World visitors can find this Salted Caramel Bubble Waffle at AristoCrepes in the Disney Springs Marketplace for $9. It looks almost too good to be true.

The tasty treat combines sweet and salty flavors, with an added crunch from the pretzels and crispy pearls, basically turning this into the dessert of our dreams. Ahead, see some mouthwatering snaps of the waffles. Good luck stopping yourself from booking a ticket to Orlando right away.

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12 Harry Potter-Inspired Recipes You Can Bring to Life

Harry Potter fans can never get enough of the Wizarding World. Though it may be difficult (er, or impossible) for us measly muggles to re-create spells, one thing we can bring to life is the food and drink mentioned in the books. Though it may not be as easy as shouting "accio butterbeer!", these recipes are absolutely doable for the home cook.

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These Are the 9 Home Essentials You Need If You're Moving in With Your SO

Moving in with a partner is a big step in the relationship, and there can be so many issues around combining home goods and what you need to buy new. So we've rounded up the nine essentials your new home together has to have, from matching bedside tables to chic blankets and simple, uniform towels. Check one thing off your to-do list, and shop our picks!

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2018's Craziest Treehouses in Treetops Around the World

The following story by Alyssa Brown was originally published on The Venue Report.

Whether nestled in the rainforests of the Amazon or towering in the palm groves of Mexico, a treehouse is nearly always a thing to behold. While they may cue up nostalgia for some, treehouses inspire us to get outdoors and go on a great adventure. Put simply, the stillness and connection to nature you feel while relaxing in the treetops is unlike any other experience. So, here are a few of our favorite treehouse getaways lighting up the 2018 radar around the world. See you out there!

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We Have Found the Perfect Egg Recipe!

My favorite desserts star any derivative of whipped egg whites, be it meringue, soufflé, or marshmallows, so when I saw this savory recipe for "egg clouds" from The Perfect Egg by Teri Lyn Fisher and Jenny Park, I scrambled to make it. The concept is simple: beat egg whites until stiff, then form them into little cloud nests to hold the egg yolks. They bake until the egg whites turn golden brown and the yolk sets slightly. This is by far the easiest and most stunning way to present eggs for a large gathering, but it's simple enough to scale down for a weekend brunch too.

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A Little Love Goes a Long Way: Basic French Macarons

Perhaps it's the rainbow of cheerful hues, the adorable two-bite size, or - most likely - the perfect crisp-chewy texture, but I just can't get enough of French macarons. Even when I'm stuffed to the gills, I can always make room for these tiny, delicate pastries.

True, macarons can be temperamental (meringue is the capricious culprit), but they do respond wonderfully to patience, encouragement, and a loving touch. So before you dismiss the idea of making these little lovelies at home, we've found a basic recipe that breaks down the uncooperative veneer of the elusive macaron.

Although part of the same happy pastry family, the French macaron should not be confused with the coconut macaroon. They are similar in concept, but differ greatly in execution: while both entail adding dry ingredients to a delicate egg white meringue, the one "o" macaron uses finely ground almonds as its base and requires much more gentle handling.

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You Can Stay in the Real-Life Villa From Under the Tuscan Sun - No Renovations Required

Looking to reinvent your life by running away to Tuscany and buying a dilapidated villa on the spot? Well, even if you're searching for something a touch more low-key, you can live out that fantasy by staying in the real-life villa at the center of 2003's Under the Tuscan Sun. The house has since undergone a discernible renovation - presumably not done by Diane Lane - and it is currently available for rent through Luxury Retreats.

Located in Cortona, Italy, the stunning Villa Laura, named Villa Bramasole in the movie, features 10 bedrooms, lush gardens, a wine cellar, and a pool. Then, of course, there are those countryside views that are enough to make you consider uprooting your life and moving to Italy. With enough room to host 20 guests, however, Villa Laura is not entirely wallet-friendly, as the nightly rate ranges from $2,385 to $4,090, depending on the season.

If Under the Tuscan Sun is still your go-to pick-me-up flick, or you have a Pinterest board dedicated to your dream Italian getaway, then maybe it's time to round up some friends and head to Villa Laura. At least it'll already be nice and renovated when you get there, right?

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Aldi's Pomegranate Mimosa Is 750 Milliliters and Only $9 - Boozy Brunch, Anyone?

Finding a good brunch spot that has bottomless mimosas is a fabulous Saturday afternoon activity, but it also requires leaving the house and usually waiting in line. So the moment Aldi released a premixed mimosa bottle, the idea of a boozy brunch at home sounded like the better way to go. In addition to the orange juice mimosa, Aldi now has a pomegranate mimosa, so we're definitely cheersing to a relaxing afternoon at home or in the park.

Aldi's Pomegranate Mimosa, available in stores beginning on Aug. 1 for a limited time, is made with "premium, dry white wine and fresh-squeezed pomegranate juice," according to the company. It's 750 milliliters - the size of a standard wine bottle - and only $9. Toss some make-ahead brunch recipes into the mix, and hosting your own boozy brunch is almost effortless. The next time you stock up on your favorite Aldi snacks, do yourself a favor and stock up on this, too.

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This Is the Bestselling Speaker Everyone's Raving About - It's So Portable!

Whether you're hosting a small get-together or a full-blown party, one of the most important hosting necessities is music. A great playlist can make or break a party, but the only thing worse than bad music is no music at all. Enter the Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker ($100).

This tiny device can go anywhere with you, and the sound quality is amazing, so you're never without your favorite tunes. It also comes in six colors, so you can choose from sleek black or fun lilac, whatever you're in the mood for. The case is waterproof, so take it to the pool without any concerns, and the barrel design allows for 360-degree sound. Portable speakers are the Summer essential you won't be able to live without, and this bestseller is our top pick.

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US-Based Airlines Ranked From Worst to Best

It's taken me a lot of years to get to the point where I feel loyal to specific airlines. In the past, I always went with whatever was the cheapest and best fit my schedule. While I still do that to an extent, I also try to stick with the same one or two airlines when I fly domestic, because I've flown with them enough to feel like they've really earned my business. I've also spent enough time on airlines and had not-so-great experiences to not waste my time with them anymore.

I've taken stock of all my flying experiences to put together a definitive ranking of all the US-based airlines. My absolute favorite has been the same for as long as I've been traveling, but the ones in the middle have all changed around over the years. Keep reading to see where my favorites fall - and yours, for that matter.

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Target's Selling Glittery Inflatable Chairs, So Get Ready to Relive Your '90s Childhood

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Aaaand I'm back from my brief fainting episode - phew! If you're prone to getting particularly overwhelmed by nostalgia, you may not want to continue reading this. But if you eat, live, and breathe those gushy, sentimental feelings, you've come to the right place, and you'll likely squeal with delight over my latest Target discovery.

The retailer is currently selling inflatable chairs . . . just like the ones that every cool kid had in the '90s. One look at these blow-up seats immediately transported me back to my childhood days of chillin' in my inflatable lounger while daydreaming about how I could switch lives with Lizzie McGuire and simultaneously flipping through the laminated pages of my Pokémon card binder to make sure my brothers didn't steal my precious holographic Charizard card.

Speaking of holographic goodness, Target's inflatable chairs are filled with sparkly bits of foil glitter in three dazzling colors, including pink, gold, and a multicolored option for all those rainbow-lovers out there....

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We've Been Making This Mason Jar Lunch Week After Week and Aren't Sick of It Yet

Beans and quinoa doesn't sound like the most exciting lunch, but when done right and sprinkled with a few simple yet flavorful toppings, it's a combination that's absolutely craveable. Like many great recipes, this one was created out of necessity: namely, an empty fridge (well, as empty as any food writer's fridge ever is) and a deep-seated desire to avoid leaving the house on a lazy Sunday.

A bit of fridge and pantry scrounging produced a knob of sharp cheddar cheese, a pound of dried beans, a couple cloves of garlic, some quinoa, and half a bottle of vinegary hot sauce from my favorite Puerto Rican restaurant. (Seriously, if you find yourself in the Bay Area, go, and take home a bottle of their pique as a souvenir.) An odd-sounding roster of ingredients, to be sure, but just trust me: here, it works. The beans, garlic, and bay leaves went into the slow cooker along with salt and water, the quinoa was tossed into a pot, and the cheese got shredded.

Layered together with plenty of hot sauce, it's kind of Tex-Mex in flavor, but mostly just really good. And excitingly, it reheats wonderfully and can be packed into a mason jar for toting to work. For all of these reasons,...

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7 Great Budget Sources for Buying Plants Online

You no longer have to leave the comfort of your couch to curate your houseplant collection, or head into a nursery to pick up an extra hydrangea bush for your backyard. All you need to do is take out your phone in between your evening Netflix binge, and you can have anything from a Chinese Money plant to a Juniper shrub delivered straight to your front door between two to five business days—all without breaking the bank.

But not all plant sites are created equal. Ahead are some of the best places to buy plants online with your budget in mind. Now all you have to do is figure out how to keep them alive.

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You Aren't Cleaning Your Pet's Bowls Often Enough

How often do you clean your pet's bowls? Are you washing them daily in soapy water as hot as you can stand it, followed by air-drying them, and also sanitizing them once a week? No? Well, according to Dr. Jerry Klein, an emergency and critical care veterinarian in Chicago and chief veterinary officer for the American Kennel Club, it's time to up your pet bowl game.

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The Triple Threat Everyone Should Try In the Bedroom

This is what you call a triple threat: 1) it's a multi-functional piece of furniture; 2) it's a clever means of storage; and 3) it can divide a room. These multi-functional headboard walls still keep air and light circulated, without closing off space entirely. They can also save a lot of space.

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What to Buy for Your Home This Summer—According to Your Zodiac Sign

What better way to express your summer style than to look to the stars for a little decorating direction? If you're in the market for some fun accouterment to liven up your space, let your sign be your guide. Whether you're a fiery Leo or an Earth-bound Virgo, it's time to trust the stars (and the internet!) to illuminate that perfect finishing touch!

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Before & After: Look What $22 Worth of Contact Paper Can Do in a Bathroom

You're looking at a pretty standard-fare bathroom, one part of a mostly unrenovated 1950s house where Andrea lives with her family. Since she's a renter, she decided to make one big temporary change—something warm and fun—that works with the pink tile in the bathroom shower.

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The Best Wizarding Homes In The Harry Potter-verse

Harry Potter was different from other children—magical and muggle—for many reasons: Obviously there's the whole "destined to defeat the Dark Lord and save the world" thing, but there are some other, less dramatic differences, too. Harry Potter did not look forward to his birthday and he dreaded coming home from school for the summer. Both of these facts make sense when you consider that Harry was (not) celebrating his birthday and living with the Dursleys. Eventually, he learns that birthdays aren't all bad when you're surrounded by people you love, that wizard chocolates and cakes are very good, and that there are some excellent places to reside outside of Hogwarts—free from the abuses of Number 4 Privet Drive.

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IKEA's 75th Anniversary GRATULERA Collection is a Blast From the Past

There's nothing quite like finding the perfect vintage piece for your home. It can immediately elevate your space and add a timeless touch that you just don't get with many modern furnishings. The downside? Needing to comb through innumerable vintage stores to actually find what you're looking for. But now, IKEA is changing the game.

In honor of its 75th anniversary—yep, IKEA has been hawking on-trend home pieces since 1944—the company is bringing back some of its most famous furnishing from decades past as part of the limited edition GRATULERA collection.

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Zillow Now Lets You Apply For Apartments and Pay Your Rent

Applying for an apartment is hard. First you have to find one that's moderately nice and within your price range, and then you have to get all of your documents together really, really fast. This would be easy if you were organized and had time set away to sort through your papers. But this is life and we're not as organized as we'd like to be; it's likely that you have a job and thus have limited time to collect your bank statements from the last six months.

Also applying for an apartment is pretty expensive: Landlords love charging $100 (OK, apparently the average is $40) for what feels like just looking at your name and social security number on a page. But change might just be coming, renters, and it's brought to you in part by Zillow.

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An Architect Turned a Photography Studio from the '60s into a One-of-a-Kind Home — House Tour

Name: Gianni Ruggiero, his wife Valeria Dubin, and their two daughters Olivia and Mila
Location: Barcelona — Spain
Size: 2,153 square feet
Years lived in: 8 years, renting

This big open Barcelona loft has seen a lot over its lifetime. In the 1960s, it was a photography studio, welcoming lots of models and colorful characters into its airy interior. When that photographer retired, he moved out and let his son rent the place: Gianni, an architect who appreciates simplicity in things.

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7 Clever Painting Ideas to Steal from the 2019 IKEA Catalog

We all know that catalogs aren't real life, but they can be excellent sources of inspiration to mine for your own home. IKEA has one of the best ones out there, and their 2019 edition (out this week!) is chock full of ways to add color, interest, and texture to your walls. Here are some clever and creative painting ideas to steal.

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What It's Really Like to Be on Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman's New Crafting Show, Making It

Attention crafters, makers, DIYers, and creators of all sorts of thingamajigs: there's a magical new TV show called "Making It" that will delight you more than a trip to the craft store.

"Making It," NBC's new crafts competition reality show, embraces all things handmade and it debuts on NBC on Tuesday, July 31 at 10/9c. Hosted by our favorite TV duo Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, the hour-long crafting series features eight contestants who over the course of six episodes engage in some friendly competition, working their way to the final episode where one contestant is crowned the ultimate crafter.

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The New Color Combo We're Loving Right Now

Forget gray and yellow. This summer, we're loving the fresh combination of all manner of bright pinks (think fuschias and corals) contrasted against a more traditional navy. Whether accenting furniture or adorning a wall, it can bring a crisp pop to your summer décor.

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5 Side Table and Lamp Pairings to Try in Your Home

The right accessories can really make or break your living room. Sure, the big ticket items—your sofa, rug, chairs, etc—are what set the tone in the space, but it's the littler pieces that really make it feel like you. Your side table and its accompanying lamp may not feel like the centerpiece of the room, but that doesn't mean you should sideline this important design aspect. Instead of just picking out a plain white table and plopping a nondescript lamp on top, why not try a pairing that's a little more aesthetically interesting and unexpected, like these five examples?

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A Fabulous Forever Home Is Full of Colorful Accents — House Call

Name: Clayton Brant, husband Keith and two little boys, Fischer and Ford
Location: Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Size: 2022 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year, owned

We found a four-acre property right outside of town with beautiful trees in a very quiet neighborhood, and built a house on a very strict budget. We were committed to keeping our footprint relatively small (around 2,000 square feet), so we designed the interior of the house to use space very efficiently and functionally. We opted for an open concept floor plan and made sure certain spaces would accommodate our existing furniture. We splurged in areas that mattered to us (like the kitchen) and saved in areas that weren't as important (carpet in bedrooms).

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Chicken With Wine-Braised Asparagus - Say No More, We're In

The following recipe was originally published on Nosh with Tash. You can follow Nosh with Tash host and private chef Natasha Feldman on Instagram here.

If you're squeamish, you can purchase your chicken spatchcocked; if you're a freak like me, you'll want to do it yourself!!! First, you're going to want to make sure you have a good pair of kitchen shears. If you don't have these, then the task at hand isn't going to be very pretty. Place the chicken breast side down on a clean plastic cutting board, then using the shears you're going to want to cut out the backbone. Cut from the tail to the neck as close to the backbone as possible on one side, and then repeat on the other side. Once the spine is out, twirl it around like a lasso and then keep it for chicken stock. There is only one step left, and it's the yucky one . . . press down on each of the wings at the same time pretty firmly to crack the breastbone, allowing the bird to lie flat. You did it! Now, on to the recipe . . .

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Lay's Released a "Taste of America" Collection, and WHOA, Some of the Flavors Are Crazy!

Lay's outdoes itself every time it releases new chip flavors, and this batch is proof. Lay's has a new "Taste of America" collection that includes eight regionally-inspired flavors that represent distinctive tastes from around the country. We're talking specific flavors and dishes - Pimento Cheese, Deep Dish Pizza, and even Lobster Roll! All eight flavors will roll out to stores in starting on July 30, and will be available through Sept. 23. You'll only find each flavor in its respective region, so here's hoping you're excited about your designated chip. Take a look at the whole collection ahead.

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About this site

The DIY movement is a re-introduction (often to urban and suburban dwellers) of the old pattern of personal involvement and use of skills in upkeep of a house or apartment, making clothes; maintenance of cars, computers, websites; or any material aspect of living.

DIY amongst the fashion community has become very popular. With the use of social media such as YouTube, a great number of people watch videos on a daily basis. YouTube has an array of DIY fashion videos from distressing jeans, bleaching jeans, redesigning an old shirt, and studding denim, just to name a few. This new trend is increasingly becoming more and more popular. There over 1,000 videos that individuals have posted demonstrating how to do those things. There are also other DIY videos that individuals could look up such as DIY jewelry, DIY room decor, and DIY hairstyles.