How To Traumatize Your Children

Every good parent knows that the secret to raising amazing kids is to give them love, nurturing, and just enough dysfunction to make them funny. Obviously Mom understood that when she delayed first-time bra shopping for so long that the coolest girl in school had... [More]

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The Cut Out Craft Book

The Cut Out Craft Book ($25) may be completely written in Japanese, but it's filled with projects and diagrams that even a non-Japanese speaker can follow. We're taking notes on making mini '"hotel staples" (like Q-tip boxes) for our guests so that a stay at... [More]

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Real Simple Best Recipes

Unless we're mistaken, those Totino's pizza rolls you ate for lunch yesterday don't count as healthy food. Fight your way out of your unhealthy lunch routines with Real Simple Best Recipes ($18). This cookbook comes stuffed with nutritious recipes that will carry you through lunch... [More]

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Vintage Lingerie

Trying on cheaply made and ill-fitting lingerie is soul-sucking. It's already like pulling teeth to get us into those cold, badly lit dressing rooms; at least provide us with some damn-girl-you-so-sexy options! Vintage Lingerie ($21) is chock-full of elegant patterns and step-by-step instructions for making... [More]

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The Flavor Bible

Thou shalt not eat bland food. Amen to that! We're believers in The Flavor Bible ($21). Focusing on the "four factors that make up flavor," Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg turn every meal that comes from this tome into a religious experience. We're converted.... [More]

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The Quintessential Quinoa Cookbook

Recently, we found The Quintessential Quinoa Cookbook ($16) at our local bookstore, and we were literally salivating over the delicious recipes we found inside. Who know you could make desserts with quinoa? We found all kinds of ideas for tasty side dishes and main meals... [More]

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50 Things to Make and Do

You know how to make sure you remain the coolest aunt in the family when there are five other contenders? Bring 50 Things to Make and Do ($10) when you babysit. No watching movie after movie for you; you'll spend your afternoons making cool collages,... [More]

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The Colette Sewing Handbook

Any sewing diva who's stumbled upon Colette Patterns knows that their attention to detail and unique designs are a seamstress's dream come true. In The Colette Sewing Handbook ($28) you'll find beginners' tips, techniques that take basic designs to the next level, and five fabulous... [More]

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Personalised Circus "Book Belongs To" Stamp

If there's one thing we love passing along, it's a healthy love of reading! We think this super cute Personalised Circus "Book Belongs To" Stamp ($50) paired with our favorite childhood book (Little Women) would be an awesome gift for a newly-chapter-book-reading niece. And because... [More]

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One Good Deed A Day Journal

Usually our good-deed meters don't start ticking until after 10:00am (or whenever the coffee happens to kick in). If we could start each day with a kind deed, we're willing to bet we'd be walking beacons of virtue. Or at least we wouldn't be such... [More]

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642 Things To Write About

Off the tops of our heads we can give you five things to write about: your obnoxiously beautiful sister. The neighbor who hones his wannabe DJ skills at 2:00am. Chocolate cake. What you'd be doing at this moment if you weren't reading Outblush. People who... [More]

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The World's Best Street Food

Our friends are always going on and on about the delicious street tacos they've devoured (without us, no less) all over Los Angeles. Gloat much? We're going to buy Lonely Planet's The World's Best Street Food ($15) so we can have our own culinary adventures... [More]

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Modern Patchwork

Gone are the days of granny-looking quilted projects and country-chic (isn't that an oxymoron?) accessories. Modern Patchwork ($15) actually features projects we'd want to display and give away (without having to worry about whether the recipients like them). We'll start with the cool laundry bag... [More]

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AFAR Magazine

The thing about travel is that it's addictive. One moment you're working away and the next you're lost in a daydream about hiking Machu Picchu or strolling the rain-dampened streets of Paris with a handsome stranger on your arm. The only way to cope is... [More]

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The Party Dress Book

You're working a room of eligible bachelors when a skank walks in wearing your exact dress. Biotch. Who does she think she is? Eliminate "who wore it best?" moments by snatching up The Party Dress Book ($17) and creating your own one-of-a-kind numbers. We've delved... [More]

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Super Natural Every Day

If you are what you eat, and you eat from Super Natural Every Day ($15), does that make you a magical being? (Being well-nourished for once will make you feel like one!)... [More]

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While we're not all vegetarians here, exactly (mmm, steak on the grill...), we do recognize that we should take a moderate approach to our carnivorousness. Herbivoracious: A Flavor Revolution with 150 Vibrant and Original Vegetarian Recipes ($16) gives us scrumptious ideas for those days we... [More]

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Creepy Cute Crochet

Oh look, a knitting pattern for a sweet kitten playing with a darling mouse, all supervised by a wise owl. Yawn. Been there, done that. Creepy Cute Crochet ($13) avoids all those saccharine-steeped craft ideas littering the market. Why not make a brain-craving zombie or... [More]

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Mrs. Lilien's Cocktail Swatchbook

While we're always up for adding a signature cocktail to any soiree, it can be such a buzzkill to search for recipes or wade through some bartender's almanac. Not only does Mrs. Lilien's Cocktail Swatchbook ($10) make finding (and following!) a recipe easy, its format... [More]

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Marshmallows: Homemade Gourmet Treats

Anyone who knows us knows our affinity for marshmallows runs deep. Real deep. Deeper than Kafka, Tolstoy, and Hugo rolled together. If we had it our way, nearly every dessert would have some layer of fluffy goodness. That's why we're buying this Marshmallows: Homemade Gourmet... [More]

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