Even if you're not a fan of horse racing, the running of the Kentucky Derby isn't just about the sport. From the hottest celebs that attended the event to sweet sips like mint juleps, the fun couldn't be stopped by this year's drizzle. The first race of the Triple Crown was met with mud splatters and a hot race, ending with Orb splashing through the finish line, making jockey Joel Rosario the first Dominican to win. Orb was the five-to-one favorite and burst out of the gates to run the track in 2:02.89. Click through for a few highlights from the running of the 139th Kentucky Derby.
If you're still searching for the perfect gift for your mom, we've found a few budget-friendly gifts that will make her feel loved. From sparkling jewels to heavenly scented soaps, these handmade gifts from Etsy crafters are a unique way to show Mom she is special. And these gifts are also inspiration for Mother's Day DIYs that are easier than you think to pull off. What are you waiting for? Get clicking to find the perfect gift for your mom!
You know those weird places where your pet loves to hang out? We discovered a collection of critters that enjoy relaxing in the oddest spots. From cats lounging in the tub to ones that cuddle in your favorite boots, these pets find awkward places the perfect locales for leisure time. And we also found a few hilarious pictures of our furry friends caught in the act of behaving badly.
When you've got a damp and musty-smelling space in your home, this quick and eco-friendly DIY is the perfect thing for freshening your house. This air freshener costs hardly anything to put together and can be tucked in a cabinet or corner, and you get a sweet snack in the process. And this smell-buster does its job without the help of harsh chemicals or fake-smelling scents, which makes this eco DIY even better. Here's how to make one:
- Slice a large orange in half, and use a spoon to scoop out the pulp. You can enjoy eating the orange while working or reserve for use later to make orange juice.
- Fill the inside of the orange with rock salt, which you can find at your local grocery store. The salt absorbs moisture from the air, whisking away damp and musty smells, while the orange peel releases a delightfully fresh scent.
- Position the orange-peel smell-buster on a plastic lid or small plate, and then place it where it's needed. Enjoy the freshness for several weeks, and then replace with a new orange peel filled with salt.
If you're looking for a unique venue for your wedding, then why not tie the knot at one of the most glorious locations around? Most national parks are welcoming to wedding parties as long as they fill out the proper paperwork, which gives you access to the park and the various locations that are perfect for your big day. And some permit fees are as low as $50, making getting married in a national park a seriously budget-friendly option. From Glacier to the Grand Canyon, click through for some of the most stunning locations for your wedding ceremony.
Perfect for any special holiday, a set of these tile photo coasters will cost less than $5 to make. The square tiles from your local home goods store makes this DIY a unique way to showcase your favorite Hipstamatic and Instagram snaps. All you need is some Mod Podge and a bit of felt to complete this fun project. Stack and wrap the finished photo coasters with a ribbon, and you've got the perfect gift for someone special. These coasters are so cute, you'll probably end up making another set for yourself.
May is the month to celebrate your special pet. From the excitement of the Kentucky Derby to the cuteness of baby ducklings, May begins with Save the Rhino Day and closes with Pink Flamingo Day, with several other animal-related holidays and events throughout. Check out this collection of cool must haves that commemorate National Pet Month and all the other special days in May.
Even when you have a limited amount of space, certain living essentials help make life easier. And these pint-size versions of their bigger counterparts are perfect for those with cozy living quarters.
Along with helping out around the house, most of these picks are budget-friendly and cute in any decor. Click through for a collection of the cutest mini essentials for your small living space.
Just about everywhere you turn there's a silly animal meme: advice animals, grumpy cats, and puns galore. These cute pictures of pets with commentary are shared like crazy on Instagram. From dogs who can't wait to make breakfast to cats telling it like it is, we've gathered 12 of the silliest snort-out-loud pet memes that guarantee a good laugh.
Don't toss those lemon and orange peels, ends of fresh herbs, or last bits of whole aromatic seasonings! Instead, use them to make sweetly scented homemade fragrance stick diffusers that will freshen your house. And upcycling a simple glass bottle works wonderfully — especially one with a pour spout. With bamboo skewers from your local grocery store, the finished stick diffuser looks chic while wafting a gentle scent. And this cute and easy DIY would also make an awesome gift.
From Lil Bub hitting the Tribeca Film Festival to Justin Bieber hanging with his pet monkey, we've rounded up our favorite pictures of celebrities and animals from the month of April. It seems the theme of the month was enjoying some serious downtime with furry friends. Click through for a collection of snaps sharing sweet moments between celebrities and their favorite animals.
Don't get between this cat and her beloved vacuum cleaner! Instead of running from the loud cleaning machine, this cute kitty embraces to the attachment, lavishing it with lots of licks — and even a few kisses. Click to watch this adorable and silly pet video of the day.
We've already shared with you the best budget-friendly Airbnb locations, which makes this collection of budget-busting luxury destinations the perfect thing for a bit of daydreaming. From medieval castles to private villas, these Airbnb houses are high-priced and seriously stunning. Click through for a collection of dreamy venues all cashing in at over $3,000. But be warned — some may leave you ready to bust your wedding budget.
Keep your pup in great shape with these healthy low-fat dog biscuits, which are easier than you think to make. Instead of heading to the store for artisan treats, you can toss these together with simple organic ingredients that only cost a couple of bucks. Plus, you can easily tailor the biscuits to your pup's taste.
Free of sugar, oils, additives, and preservatives, these munchies are just the right thing to keep your loyal friend happy, healthy, and begging for more. Rather than using peanut butter as a base, these healthy low-fat dog biscuits are made with organic pumpkin puree and fresh spinach. Pumpkin is beneficial to your pup's digestive health, full of antioxidants, and aids in keeping your dog at his ideal weight. And spinach is packed with vitamins and iron.
Start saving your bottle caps for making these sweet wedding favors, which also double as seat assignments! Along with being wonderfully budget-friendly, these adorable favors are perfect for decorating small spaces after your big day. Made from mini terra cotta pots and sedums, these favors come together in no time with the help of your bridal party.
Spring-cleaning wouldn't be complete without giving your mattress some serious attention. Along with refreshing your bed, this easy cleaning DIY ensures a better night's sleep. No need for harsh chemicals or expensive concoctions — all you need is a box of baking soda for this cleaner. The addition of essential oil gently scents your bed, helping to soothe and lull you to sleep.
April is National Frog Month, dedicated to the loved (or loathed) amphibian. In honor of all things frog, we've rounded up a collection of adorable frog pictures paired with cool facts that might surprise you. Considered one of the oldest amphibians on the planet, frogs have inspired artists, writers, scientists, and dancers for years. Click through to learn more and celebrate the unique characteristics of frogs.
Celebrate Earth Day by picking up one of these eco-friendly pet essentials for your furry friend. From green cat litter to soft and cuddly all-natural pet mats, these products are made with the Earth and your pet in mind. Click through for a collection of 10 eco-friendly pet essentials that will make your life easier and are sure to become your furry friend's new favorites.
We love silly pet videos, and this chatty pup wins our hearts as he pleads his case for a pet kitty. This incredibly expressive dog, combined with some clever voice-over work, stars in a video that makes you wonder if dogs can really talk. Plus, the silly short encourages pet lovers to adopt a furry friend from their local animal shelter or pet store, which makes this pet video of the day even sweeter.
Instead of reaching for bleach the next time you see a bit of mold lurking in your kitchen or bathroom, make this easy and budget-friendly clove oil mold killer. Known for its antiseptic properties, clove oil inhibits mold by attacking and killing the mold spores. Safe for use in small or large spaces, this easy recipe works wonderfully at keeping pesky mold away while naturally scenting and cleaning your home.