• Utilize architectural features in your apartment: A Just in case you missed it, This Old House launched a new tumblr blog called This Old APT. The environment is populated by TOH's junior staff and resident apartment-upgrade pros. Here's a round up of some of the amazing apartments we've curated (full of smart decor ideas you can steal for your home). -Tabitha Sukhai, thisoldhouse.com

    Shown here: Utilize architectural features in your apartment: A "photo ledge" is a great way to display framed art and photos without putting holes in the wall. See more of this amazing apartment at Cup of Jo.

    The Look of Built-In Bookcases for $197
    Homeowners Hilary and Dan Delgadillo had a ho-hum living room that lacked architectural character. So Hilary decided to add her own by flanking the window with built-in bookcases. After months of scouring Craigslist for used furniture to incorporate into the design, she found the perfect fit: two solid-pine units with open shelves as well as closed cabinets.
    Budget built-ins you can DIY (and un-build when you move)Budget built-ins you can DIY (and un-build when you move)
    Dentil molding, a scalloped valance, and a

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  • Weekly Astrology: April 20-26, 2014

    Big changes are in the air this week, thanks to another installment of the now famous Uranus-Pluto square. Can you even manage the chaos this week may bring?

    Don't forget to Sign Up for a FREE membership at Tarot.com, and here's the lowdown on the key cosmic events the week of April 20-26, 2014.

    Monday, April 21: Uranus square Pluto

    On Monday, Uranus will square off with Pluto, prompting a significant revolution in the lives of anyone with cardinal planets (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) in the middle degrees. This round of the Uranus-Pluto square may be extra jarring because of what happens on Tuesday...

    Tuesday, April 22: Mars Retrograde in Libra square Jupiter in Cancer

    On Tuesday, Mars Retrograde in Libra will square Jupiter, amplifying the tendency for us to get in our own way. Adding insult to injury, Mars will oppose Uranus and square Pluto on Wednesday. Monday through Wednesday shape up to be volatile days where anything can happen. Take extra safety

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  • Power Your Way to Pleasure!

    Sun in Taurus

    It's time to stop and smell the roses -- literally! When the Sun moves into earthy Taurus from April 19 to May 20, life will shift into a lovely, lazy and much more pleasurable phase.

    Find out if you've got what it takes to go the distance with this FREE Love Compatibility Meter! -- life is about to smell much sweeter!

    Taurus is ruled by Venus, the goddess of love, which surrounds us with beauty and abundance and sensuality. Our senses are awakened to fall in love all over again with the things that make us feel good to look at, touch and taste.

    As the Taurus Sun shines down at the height of spring, we're all encouraged to delight in earthly pleasures. This nurturing of self will ground us, and help us to build strong and practical foundations moving forward.

    Those born from about April 16-22 were born on the Aries-Taurus cusp, and those born from about May 17-23 were born on the Taurus-Gemini cusp. Being born on the cusp simply means that you were born during the

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