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How to Choose the Right Light Fixture

May 15, 2015

The humble, often-overlooked light fixture is now a home-decor star in its own right. The current crop of fixtures delivers high drama, luxe looks and, of course, warm glows. Even though there are more options than ever, that doesn’t mean finding the right fixture is easy. To help you find the best fixture for your…

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How to Arrange Flowers Like a Pro

April 09, 2015

When I was first out of college and living paycheck to paycheck, one of my biggest indulgences was buying myself an occasional bouquet of flowers. Just the sight of lush hydrangeas or bright gerbera daisies was enough to make me feel happy and, as silly as it sounds, like a grown-up. Not too shabby for…

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How to Freeze Winter Soups and Stews

January 25, 2015

What’s better than tucking into a steaming bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup or beef stew on a blustery winter eve? Tucking into yet another bowl on a blustery winter eve a month later without doing any additional work. Whether you’re breaking in the new slow cooker you just got for Christmas, or simply simmering away…

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How to Wrap a Gorgeous Gift Every Time

December 21, 2014

In every home, there is a designated gift wrapper. In my home, that’s me. This is a problem for two reasons. First, and most importantly, I don’t have the patience to pull off a finely packaged gift. I’m just happy if I pick up the darned thing in time, much less fuss over how it’s…

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Helping Your Pet Be a Good Host

November 18, 2014 21

This holiday season you’re not the only family member playing host–your new pup will be sharing the duties. And while he’s well-behaved around you, he gets a major case of the barks when strangers are involved. Using items like a bark control or a thunder shirt can help calm your pooch once holiday madness is…

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