In The Kitchen – 25 Warming and Scrumptious Fall Recipes

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Sweet Roasted Rosemary Acorn Squash Wedges, see recipe below. Photo: Pioneerwoman.com

Fall is definitely here and with chilly weather comes warm and filling comfort foods for our tables and maybe more importantly, our bellies. From rib-sticking roasts to the sweet and earthy veggies that are so ubiquitous this time of year, there are many ways to please that palette. So sit back, gaze and graze on these 25 fall recipes to get you started on this season’s culinary escapades. Mmm, tasty

Pitfalls to Avoid When Buying Used Clothes

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Photo: Ushabellebongo.wordpress.com

Want to have a Free People wardrobe on a Forever 21 budget? Can’t stand the thought of cramming your beleaguered calves into yet another pair of skinny jeans? It might be time to hit the used market. Whether you’re flipping through the racks of a celebrity-owned vintage clothing store or digging through the dollar bin at the back of your local Goodwill, these tips will help you avoid common mistakes.

Remember: just because it’s cheap doesn’t mean it’s worth it

5 Great Ways to Repurpose Dresser Drawers

Krrb — 5 Great Ways to Repurpose Dresser Drawers

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We’re all about recycling and reusing but sometimes you’ll find things around the house that feel like they’ve met their final days. That’s where repurposing comes in! Have an old dresser that’s falling apart? Well instead of trashing the whole thing, salvage what you can. Take out all of the drawers that are in decent condition and start repurposing them with one of these fun projects

Spooky Traditions — The Origin of Halloween Costumes

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Photo: Nationalgeographic.com

We’ve tackled already the traditions of jack-o’-lanterns, and now we’re ready to dive into the history of halloween costumes! On Halloween you see costumes ranging from spooky monsters to Hollywood icons and everything in between roaming down the streets. From the tiniest of babies in their first pumpkin costume to puppies donning wigs to resemble Dorothy from Wizard of OZ (being Toto would be too obvious), October 31st is a day of dress-up celebrations. Where and when did this spooky and sweet tradition start? Let’s find out

13 Haunted and Cursed Objects Throughout History

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Photo: Unsplash.com

Do you ever wonder about the origins of your secondhand items? That 100-year-old doll may look harmless enough, but what would the people who owned it before you have to say? I’ve always had an interest in a good mystery, so when I came across this first entry a few years ago, it triggered a passion for finding “haunted” or “cursed” objects that hasn’t stopped since. In the spirit of the season, I’ve rounded up 13 objects with great (and sometimes unexplained) background stories, that will have you thinking twice about the history of your next thrift store score

Learn How to Layer Your Rugs Like a Pro

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Photo: Mydomaine.com

If you find yourself looking for a quick trick that can completely transform your space, look no further than the art of layering rugs. You can use this technique to add depth to your room, to make your small space look bigger or just to add more texture and personality to the room in general. No matter what your style is, you’ll be able to mix and match rugs with different patterns, colors and materials to give your living space a new focal point

Spooky Traditions — Pumpkin Carving

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Photo: Annstreetstudio.com

There are certain traditions that we find ourselves doing every year, season after season, never knowing why we started doing them in the first place. For example, let’s talk pumpkin carving! Every time October rolls around, we push up our sleeves and take a carving knife right to a pumpkin. Sure, it looks pretty when they’re all a-glow on the front stoops of tree-lined streets, but why did we start turning pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns in the first place? We decided to dig deeper and learn about how this tradition started and why it became the intricate art form it is today

Vintage Political Memorabilia — Then and Now

Vintage Political Memorabilia

President Harry Truman holding the erroneous Chicago Daily Tribune with headline DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN which overconfident Republican editors had rushed to print on election night. Photo by W. Eugene Smith//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images

On November 3, 1948, President Harry S. Truman famously head up the front page of the Chicago Daily Tribune with an incorrect headline announcing Thomas E. Dewey as the victor of the presidential election. The Republican editors at the Chicago Daily Tribune were convinced that Dewey had won and rushed to print. Original vintage copies of this historic mistake are currently valued at over $3,000. There is no doubt that political campaigns affect us wholeheartedly, but they also leave us with a trail of memorabilia in its wake. From Barack Obama’s iconic “Hope” poster designed by artist Shepard Fairey to vintage Nixon for President buttons, we collected these in an act of support and after—they become a part of history. With the 2016 presidential election a month away, I’m taking a look at political memorabilia. Share in the comments what you’ve collected over the years of voting (and those I voted! stickers count.)

Member Spotlight — Julius Dorsey Who Fought Failure to Start Chicago Fire Furniture

Member Spotlight — Julius Dorsey Who Fought Failure to Start Chicago Fire Furniture

Art gallery featuring work by Julius Dorsey inside the O’Brien & Murphy-Aguilú law firm. Photo: Facebook.com/OMAlawgroup

It takes a special state of mind to find beauty in the decay. For artist Julius Dorsey, it’s not a state of mind, but a state of being. From his start in Detroit (currently recovering from financial ruins) to building his business Chicago Fire from nothing, Julius has seen again and again that when there is decay, there is growth. On Krrb, he sells vintage furniture and pieces he’s handcrafted that have been torched to bring out the beauty. Read on and get inspired by Julius’s journey

11 Brilliant Storage Solutions (That Work!) for Your Bedroom

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Photo: Apartmenttherapy.com

Whether you’re spread out in a sprawling mansion or crammed into a tiny apartment, it seems like no one ever has enough storage space for their stuff. When that issue comes into your bedroom, it turns an area that should be a peaceful sanctuary into a cluttered mess. So skip the stress and get motivated by these creative storage solutions, check out our Pinterest for additional bedroom inspiration, and rest easy from now on

Offbeat Travel — Visit Some of America’s Ghost Towns

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Photo: Banditblog.com

When I was 12, my family decided that our vacation that year would be spent in Arizona. Determined to see as much of the state as we could in a week, I have general memories of cool resorts, really really good pancakes and of course the Grand Canyon. One spot in particular that left an impression was Jerome, or the “Largest Ghost Town in America.”

Since then, I’ve been fascinated by ghost towns. Some are more attraction-oriented, and others are perfect for history buffs, photographers or explorers. Whether you’re planning a long drive or quick trip out of town, here are some cool historical sites to bring some old-timey spook into your summer

Local DIY Roundup — Miami Classes, Workshops and Maker Spaces

Local DIY Roundup — Miami Classes, Workshops and Maker Spaces

Here at Krrb we love doing it ourselves. Whether it’s turning old luggage into shelves or making your own garden planter, there’s nothing quite like the feeling you get after building something yourself. That’s why it’s so great to know that if you go looking in any city you can find a nice, little DIY shop that might just have everything you need to get creative.

If you’re in Miami, there are plenty of ways to get your DIY on. If you have an urge to explore your artistic side, this sunny city offers classes on everything from flower arrangement to ceramics and car repair. Read on to see what strikes your fancy

How to Make a Homework Station and Ace Organization

How to Make a Homework Station and Ace Organization

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Back to school is the one time of year that drives parents crazy. New routine, new teachers, new clothes and shoes, new supplies and new backpack. Plus, a new vow to stay organized throughout the year. I’m one of those people who prefer everything within reach. That way there are no excuses from the kids like “I can’t find a red marker” or “We’re all out of paper.” If you don’t have a home office or dedicated spot for all the school paraphernalia, create one using a wheeled cart. It’s not only moveable, but it has enough storage space to suit everyone’s needs

New to You — Focus on the Details to Transform Your Fall Wardrobe

Bundle up with retooled threads. Photo: Streetetiquette.com

Bundle up with retooled threads. Photo: Streetetiquette.com

The weather is changing and as we pack away our cut-offs and pull out our cardigans, let’s take a minute to focus on clothing. Fashion trends these days usually end up being disposable but over here at Krrb, we believe in making do with what you got. Why buy new clothes when you have a closet packed full of possibilities? Here are some tips and tricks on how to revitalize your older but favorite duds in time for fall

How To Be a Good Neighbor on Krrb

How To Be a Good Krrb Neighbor

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Don’t let this Wednesday go by without taking some time to do something nice for your neighbor. September 28th, better known as National Good Neighbor Day, was originally introduced as a national holiday by President Jimmy Carter in the 1970’s. It’s observed by folks around the country as way to celebrate the friendship, understanding and respect between neighbors that build communities from the ground up. Taking some time today to acknowledge and appreciate your neighbors can help strengthen any acquaintance into a lifelong friendship.

Here at Krrb, we know first-hand the benefits of being neighborly when it comes to buying and selling locally. After all, Krrb is modeled from the warm and engaging experience you get at your neighborhood flea market. So it is any surprise that a friendly face, speedy online replies, and positive feedback can mean the difference between a one-time sale and repeat business? Keep reading to find out how to be a better neighbor on Krrb in 5 easy steps

What’s Cooking — Local Food at Its Peak in October

Photo: Look-what-i-made.com

Photo: Look-what-i-made.com

The leaves are changing, the temperature’s dropping: fall’s here and our appetites are ready for it. Each region of the country has different dishes that are hitting their peak this month, so it’s prime time to let the flavors shine. We explored the best that spring and summer have to offer, and now it’s time to enjoy the heartier tastes of October! See what you’ll be digging into this season

30 Flea Markets to Visit That Are Open Year-Round

The Pasadena City College Flea Photo: Losangelesloveaffair.wordpress.com

Chilly weather may curb my desire to get out of bed in the morning, but it definitely doesn’t slow down my appetite to shop! Seasons change, but bargains stay the same. Don’t let a little nip in the air deter you from being that scavenger that we know you are. There are a bunch of flea markets open year-round, we’ve rounded up some of the best around the country worth checking out

Made in America — More Handmade, Eco-friendly and Small Batch Goods from the South

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Photo: Micahhamilton.co

One of my favorite activities of the past year was getting to research and discover unique local makers all across America. Now that you’re all caught up, why not take another trip and see some different small businesses worth checking out? Starting with our friends in the South, we’re celebrating the best handmade, eco-friendly and small batch goods the country has to offer

What’s Cooking — Delicious Dehydrated Fruits, Veggies and More

What's Cooking: Delicious Dehydrated Fruits, Veggies and More

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Dehydrators are for more than just beef jerky and apple chips. Many of your favorite recipes can be created in a dehydrator. Sure, it can take quite a bit longer than your oven, but the results are definitely worth the wait. The low temperature of 115-118 degrees used in most dehydration recipes ensure all the nutrients aren’t cooked away keeping the food “live” or raw. Ovens can’t operate at the same low temperatures causing foods to bake and burn rather than dehydrate. An added bonus of dehydrating fruit, veggies and nuts makes them shelf stable and last longer because the majority of the food’s natural moisture is removed during the dehydration process. It’s a great way to enjoy your favorite foods past their season. I’ve compiled a few of my favorite tried-and-truly tasty recipes to whet your appetite

Add These 10 Apple Cider Vinegar DIYs to Your Daily Routine

Add These 10 Apple Cider Vinegar DIYs to Your Daily Routine

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Well, it’s officially autumn and with that comes some of the best seasonal flavors and scents. While some people go wild for pumpkin, I tend to forego the crowd favorite and opt for apple cider vinegar to help me through all the sudden shifts in weather! Dry face? Not on my watch. Dull hair tucked into my sweater? Nope! We’ve rounded up some of the best ways to incorporate this vinegar power player into your routine