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Organizing Holiday Table Decor

November 30, 2014

I love a good excuse to dress up the dining table. In fact, I’m often more excited about the table décor than I am about the food when it comes to dinner parties and big holiday get-togethers! The downside to my enthusiasm, however, is that with each passing holiday season, I tend to accumulate more and…

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How to Care for Sweaters

October 30, 2014

I have a love-hate relationship with sweaters. The downside is that they signal the beginning of winter. Taking them out of my winter storage boxes and finding a home for them in my closet reminds me that summer is another six months away and that frosty mornings and snowy nights are on the horizon. But…

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Cleaning Your Cookware

October 19, 2014

I am not one of those people who have a full collection of “one-brand” cookware. Instead, I accumulate as I go. I need different things for different purposes. Sometimes non-stick is a necessity for eggs, other times I need a simple stainless steel pot for boiling potatoes. But cookware is a fickle breed and I…

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How to Clean Your Oven

October 16, 2014

Oven cleaning. It’s one of those chores that you know you’re supposed to add to your monthly cleaning list, right? The only problem is it seems daunting and I’m not exactly sure how I’m supposed to do it. Most ovens these days come with a self-cleaning feature, but I’ve heard they can often do more…

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How to Display and Organize Jewelry

September 01, 2014

According to New York-based stylist Sara Pollan, when people complain to her about not knowing how to accessorize correctly, the problem is usually not about lacking the right accessories. It’s more often that they can’t see what they have. “It’s difficult to incorporate jewelry and accessories into an outfit if they aren’t visible and accessible,” says…

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How to Clean a Dishwasher

July 17, 2014

In 1886, Josephine Cochran decided that there had to be an easier way to wash dishes and she invented a rudimentary dishwasher. As a wealthy woman who entertained often, she wanted a machine that could wash dishes faster than her servants did, without breaking them. Her invention was a simple hand-operated machine that essentially splashed…

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