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5 Lessons I Learned As Grill Girl

April 13, 2017

In my former professional life, I was “Grill Girl,” the editor who handled all things related to cooking food over fire. It’s a centuries-old tradition I practice at least once weekly year-round. With May being National Barbecue Month, just about everyone has grilling on the brain. If that includes you, use the lessons I learned…

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How to Decorate With The Flower Of 2017

April 11, 2017

Daffodils are officially having their moment in the sun. The National Garden Bureau—in partnership with the American Daffodil Society—designated 2017 as the year of the daffodil. The timing couldn’t be better. Spring is flower-power season, and big, bold floral motifs are popping up on fashion runways, home design blogs, and Pinterest boards galore. With these…

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Organize Your Linen Closet In 4 Steps

April 04, 2017

The secret is out: Shabby bedding and frayed towels are spilling from your linen closet, and you can’t ignore them any longer. It’s time to confront this chaos with an easy, foolproof plan you can put in place today. You’re only four steps away from loving your linen closet. 1. Pare down Start by removing…

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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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Creative Tools to Organize 4 Clutter Zones

March 03, 2017

Right about now, you have a combination of winter and spring items fighting for storage domination around your home. All you want to do is restore order. Take it from a professional tidy-upper: You can literally contain the chaos. These creative storage tools help organize areas where clutter often occurs: Bathroom counters You’ve got a sea…

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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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