Category: DIY

Pie Recipes From Home

Words by Kelsey Tidball and Sierra Pedro Nothing feels more homey or nostalgic than homemade pie. But we all know we don’t have time to slave away in the kitchen all day. Luckily, there are ways to get that same homemade pie payoff without all the labor. Here are two of our favorite easy “homemade” pie recipes perfect for a winter weekend night. Easy Apple Crumble What you’ll need: For the crumb topping… ½ cup flour ½ cup old-fashioned oats ½ cup brown sugar ½ tsp. baking powder ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon 1 dash of salt ⅓ cup unsalted...

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Feel Good House Plants

Words by Skyla Patton Stress levels are high, the weather is dreary and everyone is sneezing. You guessed it, it’s cold and flu season. A university is the perfect breeding ground for illnesses, especially when there’s no way to avoid lectures full of sniffling and coughing students when it’s dead week. While your cough drops and Emergen-C are locked and loaded, there’s are little-known saviors who can help ward off not only a case of the sads but also the worst of colds: house plants. Eugene has a plethora of nurseries waiting to fulfill your foliage dreams and desires...

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Deck the Halls With DIY Wreaths

by Kelsey Tidball Nothing says the holidays quite like a good winter wreath! Wreaths are generally cheap and easy to make. They can add a daily dose of the holiday spirit to your home. Here are five ideas for DIY-ing the perfect holiday wreath this winter. Check out our local Dollar Tree, Michael’s, or Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts (MECCA) for all of the supplies necessary for these wreaths. The Classic: What you’ll need: Grapevine or wire Evergreen sprigs (fresh or fake) Holly berry sprigs Ribbon Twine Shape the wire or grapevine into a circle and use the...

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25 Days of Cocoa

by Michaela Barnes | photo by Trevor Meyer Transitioning from fall to winter can be difficult, especially as the days grow short and the nights grow long, so why not indulge in chocolatey goodness? Here are 25 easy hot chocolate recipes you should try to spice up your favorite hot cocoa mix. Just mix the ingredients with hot cocoa mix—and don’t forget to add your favorite toppings! The Great Big Pumpkin Pumpkin spice lattes have been all the rage lately, so why not change it up a bit? Ingredients 1 tbs. Pumpkin Pie Spice 1 tsp. Cinnamon and Nutmeg...

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15 Gifts Under $15

by Kelsey Tidball and Sierra Pedro Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: It’s two days before winter break and you’re in the midst of finals. Suddenly, you realize that you haven’t bought any holiday gifts yet. To make matters worse, your bank account is quickly approaching $0. How can you quickly and cheaply get presents for all of your friends and family before you leave Eugene for the holidays? We compiled a list of our favorite local and easily-accessible gifts under $15 that will hopefully fix even the worst pre-holiday break panic. Food-themed Wall Stickers ($13.95 at...

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