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Don’t Need But Want: Farm-Chic Décor

April 08, 2016

It’s no secret that I love animals. It’s also no secret that I have a particularly soft spot for farm animals. Cows, chickens, sheep, goats, pigs, and (of course) horses—they’re all unique, they’re all beautiful, and they all need to be a part of my home décor. Well, maybe they don’t need to be part…

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Spring-Cleaning: Don’t Forget the Kitchen!

April 06, 2016

Most spring-cleaning projects focus on curtains and carpets, but your kitchen could use a thorough scrubbing too! After all, it’s one of the most-used (and, shall we say, stickiest) rooms in the house. Follow our kitchen-cleaning checklist to get your cooking space in top shape this spring: Countertops Clear all clutter from your countertops. Keep…

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Fresh Tips For Refrigerator Reorganization

March 21, 2016

Jars of jam comingling with milk jugs. Expired lemon curd for a trifle that never got made. Languishing leftovers in plastic wrap. If your refrigerator looks anything like mine, it’s time for an intervention. Enter Gayle Goddard, who runs The Clutter Fairy, a professional organizing business in Houston. Goddard gets paid to clean out other…

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Run Your Kitchen Like a Restaurant

March 16, 2016

Nobody knows how important it is crank out delicious meals quickly more than chefs. Whether it’s a local Applebee’s or that chic little French place down the street, expediency is the key to every restaurant’s survival. As a home cook, you probably don’t have to prepare a variety of meals at once. Still, you’ve got…

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Give Your Kitchen a Mini Makeover

February 19, 2016

As a major workspace in your home, your kitchen takes a lot. But over time, it can give off subtle clues that it’s time for a makeover: Gunky grout. Saggy cabinet doors. Tired-looking appliances. Luckily, you don’t need to do a major gut job to whip your kitchen into shape. “You can transform your kitchen’s…

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