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5 Fun Family Yard Projects for Labor Day

August 28, 2015

As a homeowner, a three-day weekend represents the opportunity to tackle outdoor home-improvement projects. But that doesn’t mean you and your family have to forego fun in favor of productivity. This Labor Day Weekend, why not try combining family time with work time by involving the whole family in a series of enjoyable jobs to…

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organize & display books

Stylish Ways to Organize and Display Your Books

August 13, 2015

You may not be buying bound books anymore — you probably do most of your reading on your tablet or e-reader — but we’re willing to bet that you’ve still managed to accumulate quite a few hardbacks and paperbacks over the years. And books — whether brand new, read, re-read, or picked up from an antique…

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luggage

Don’t Need But Want: Fancy New Luggage

August 03, 2015

Unlike most items in my closet that I tend to update, replace, and replenish on a fairly regular basis, I seem to take an, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” approach to my travel luggage. This is ridiculous, really, because it means I’ve been using the same suitcases for about 10 years! As with…

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clean anything white

How to Clean (Almost) Anything White

July 17, 2015 1

  These days, I’m obsessed with almost everything white. White kitchens, white bathrooms, white walls — the trend is toward simple, streamlined, and sleek. But with two kids, a husband, and a dog, it’s not easy to get white stuff clean. Somehow I manage, though! Here’s what I’ve learned. Tile and Grout Though they sparkle…

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