15 Cool and Unusual Scarves to Keep You Warm

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It's officially scarf weather so it's time to bundle up! Try one of these quirky options to stand out from the crowd.

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1. STAY FLUFFY.

This Star Wars inspired scarf comes with a set of ears so you can pretend to be one of the most lovable (and loathed) characters in the franchise.

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2. BECOME A DOCTOR.

Make your mom proud by becoming a doctor—the fourth doctor, that is. The iconic striped scarf is perfect for cold winter days or a Doctor Who costume.

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3. FOR URGENT SCRIBBLINGS

This paper scarf is perfect for writing down notes when you don’t have a notebook handy. The best part is that is actually keeps your neck warm too!

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4. UNFORTUNATELY NOT EDIBLE

Try not to devour this deliciously shaped pizza scarf.

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5. SERIOUSLY, DON’T EAT YOUR SCARF.

If pizza wasn’t delectable enough, you can also ham it up in a bacon scarf.

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6. WEARABLE STORIES

These literary scarves have the words of your favorite books printed right on them. You can probably read a full paragraph while just waiting for the bus.

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7. ALMOST AS GOOD AS SPROUTING WINGS

Humans don’t have wings, but you can pretend with these scarves covered in illustrated plumage. The artwork is so realistic, your friends might worry you’ll fly away.

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8. CUDDLE UP WITH YOUR FAVORITE ANIMAL

This Etsy shop knits up amazingly adorable animals to wrap around your neck. Your new woodland friend is sure to be a hit this winter season.

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9. SHOW HOUSE PRIDE

You have to admit, Hogwarts has some amazing style. Pick a house and flaunt that school spirit.

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10. THE ONE SCARF TO RULE THEM ALL

This scarf won’t make you invisible, but maybe if you wrap it around your face, no one will bother you.

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11. RETRO WARMTH

Ever notice that the traditional sweater pattern kind of looks like a game of Space Invaders? These scarf makers sure did.

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12. IN THE NAME OF THE MOON

Pretend you're Sailor Moon with these Luna and Artemis scarves.

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13. BECOME THE CRIME SCENE

With this police tape scarf, you can tape off crime scenes at a moment’s notice.

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14. BELIEVE.

Announce to your friends and family that you are a staunch believer in cryptozoology while wearing a Big Foot scarf.

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15. OLD SCHOOL SANTA

This 8-bit Santa pattern is too adorable to resist.

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Looking to Downsize? You Can Buy a 5-Room DIY Cabin on Amazon for Less Than $33,000

Five rooms of one's own.
Five rooms of one's own.
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If you’ve already mastered DIY houses for birds and dogs, maybe it’s time you built one for yourself.

As Simplemost reports, there are a number of house kits that you can order on Amazon, and the Allwood Avalon Cabin Kit is one of the quaintest—and, at $32,990, most affordable—options. The 540-square-foot structure has enough space for a kitchen, a bathroom, a bedroom, and a sitting room—and there’s an additional 218-square-foot loft with the potential to be the coziest reading nook of all time.

You can opt for three larger rooms if you're willing to skip the kitchen and bathroom.Allwood/Amazon

The construction process might not be a great idea for someone who’s never picked up a hammer, but you don’t need an architectural degree to tackle it. Step-by-step instructions and all materials are included, so it’s a little like a high-level IKEA project. According to the Amazon listing, it takes two adults about a week to complete. Since the Nordic wood walls are reinforced with steel rods, the house can withstand winds up to 120 mph, and you can pay an extra $1000 to upgrade from double-glass windows and doors to triple-glass for added fortification.

Sadly, the cool ceiling lamp is not included.Allwood/Amazon

Though everything you need for the shell of the house comes in the kit, you will need to purchase whatever goes inside it: toilet, shower, sink, stove, insulation, and all other furnishings. You can also customize the blueprint to fit your own plans for the space; maybe, for example, you’re going to use the house as a small event venue, and you’d rather have two or three large, airy rooms and no kitchen or bedroom.

Intrigued? Find out more here.

[h/t Simplemost]

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Le Creuset’s Factory-to-Table Sale Takes Up to 70 Percent Off Cast-Iron Cookware and Kitchen Essentials

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Le Creuset

Known for their sturdy and dependable Dutch ovens, skillets, and other cast-iron essentials, Le Creuset has been one of the most respected names in cookware since the company was established in 1925. Beyond the multicolored enameled pans that made them famous, Le Creuset’s offerings have expanded over the years to include woks, cutting boards, and even a line of Star Wars-themed products.

From now until August 23, you can save anywhere from 40 to 70 percent on their most popular items during Le Creuset’s Factory-to-Table sale. Usually confined only to the storefront, the company is bringing the sale to its website this year, too. Check out some of the best deals below.

Dutch Ovens

Le Creuset

- 3.5-Quart Signature Round Dutch Oven $183 (Save $122)
- Wide Dutch Oven $177 (Save $118)

Skillets

- Deep-Covered Skillet $180 (Save $120)
- Oblong Skillet Grill $90 (Save $90)
- Skinny Griddle $78 (Save $52)
- Classic Skillet $108 (Save $72)

Pots and Pans

- Saucepan $105 (Save $70)
- 6-Quart Stockpot $40 (Save $40)
- 7-Piece Stainless Steel and Cast Iron Set $425 (Save $425)
- 10-Piece Stainless Steel Set $547.50 (Save $547.50)

Casseroles

- Deep Casserole $90 (Save $90)
- Round Casserole $54 (Save $36)
- Heritage Oval Casserole $54 (Save $36)

Misc.

Le Creuset

- Heritage Loaf Pan $30 (Save $20)
- 2-Quart Heritage Square Dish $25 (Save $17)
- Wok $165 (Save $110)
- Petite Heart Cocotte $18 (Save $12)

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