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5 Get-Happy Hacks for Daylight Savings Haters

March 09, 2017

Daylight savings is a case of seeing the glass half-empty or half-full: You lose one hour of sleep, but you also gain an hour of sunlight. And that’s something to smile about.  These five things should spark your springtime cheer, even if you’re half asleep: 1. Flex your green thumb Get your vegetable garden up…

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The Modern Way to Decorate with Pastels

March 08, 2017

Love them or hate them, you can’t avoid seeing pastels on Pinterest or in a home design magazine. And it’s not just because Easter’s coming. Pastels are chic and versatile (who knew?), and when done correctly, they can even look edgy. Designer and stylist, Megan Pflug, explains new, cool ways to incorporate pastels into your…

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How to Cut the Wait Time to Grow Vegetables

March 07, 2017

Growing vegetables takes time, but you don’t need as much patience as you think. It’s possible to accelerate nature’s course and put your growing season on the fast-track to harvest. Hurry up and try my best tips based on decades of gardening. Plant zucchini from seed Estimated wait time: 45-50 days You’ll be tempted to…

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Spring Cleaning Hacks for Lazy Days

March 01, 2017

You might expect to spend the better part of your weekend spring-cleaning your home, which is why you end up putting it off until summer or fall. I have a solution. Try my easy cleaning hacks to get that sparkling look with as little effort as possible. Ceilings and floors It takes far less energy…

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Bright Ideas: Outdoor Lighting for After Sunset

May 30, 2016

Everyone loves entertaining outdoors. Friends are funnier, drinks taste better, and life’s possibilities seem somehow more … possible when celebrating under the stars. But what transforms the great outdoors into a great place to party? Good lighting. “It’s key to a useable and beautiful outdoor space,” says celebrity designer Erinn Valencich. Here are some of…

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