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How To Make Your Own Reusable Food Wrap

After trying out the reusable, beeswax-coated Bee’s Wrap for our “Green Your Clean” series, I wondered how easy it would be to make my own beeswax-coated food wrap. “Moderately,” it turned out.

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Posted on Feb 20, 2018

The Pinterest-Proven Formula for the Ultimate Cozy Bedroom

Let’s do an experiment. Navigate over to Pinterest, type the phrase “cozy bedroom” into the search bar, and see what comes up. Pretty specific, right? It seems the internet has decided there’s a clear-cut formula to having a beautiful-but-cozy bedroom, and it involves lots of texture, a lack of housekeeping and copious amounts of tea. If you’re after this look for yourself (I don’t blame you, it is lovely), hang around while I break down this blueprint.

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Posted on Feb 19, 2018

Color Theory 101: Making Complementary Colors Work for You

Do you remember the color wheel? Conventional color wisdom has it that colors that lie opposite to one another on the wheel—or complementary colors—are especially pleasing together. And lest you dismiss this as the color equivalent of an urban myth, there’s actually scientific evidence supporting the idea that certain colors look good together. Here’s how to make it work for you.

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Posted on Feb 15, 2018

Design Lessons I Know Now that I Wish I Could Share with My Younger Self

My first decorating memory dates back about 20 years or so (the dates are hazy, but the experience is crystal clear.) After some pleading, my mom had granted me the opportunity to redesign my bedroom. I took the job very seriously, sweating over picking just the right shade of bubblegum pink (a risk for this non-pink lover), but it felt right at the time. Weeks of studying the Montgomery Ward catalog resulted in the eventual selection of an oh-so-sophisticated rosebud-printed bed-in-a-bag for my daybed (that was placed on layaway for what felt like an eternity to a pre-teen). Rose-appointed accoutrements were selected to accessorize and style, and a rosevine stencil was laboriously painted along the ceiling line of my bedroom and on the doors of a wall-length shelving unit my great uncle had built me years prior. The result was my childhood masterpiece—an accomplishment that would mold so much of my future without even knowing it.

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Posted on Feb 13, 2018

Working from Home: 3 Healthy Truths No One Tells You

I received some excellent pieces of advice when I started my freelance writing business. “Maybe line up some actual work before you quit your day job!” was one. “Hire a certified tax accountant to mock your income!” was another. Wise words all. But three years later, I realize there were some crucial health-related insights I didn’t hear—and wish I had.

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Posted on Feb 12, 2018

How to Stay Organized Just Like The Queen Martha Stewart

Does your home need an organizational overhaul? Whether your wardrobe needs a refresher or it’s time to tackle your junk drawer, there’s one person who can help—Martha Stewart, aka the queen of… everything (honestly, is there anything she can’t do?). From little things like installing hidden hooks to major changes like adding overhead storage racks, here are eight ways Martha Stewart organizes her life that you can copy in your own home.

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Posted on Feb 11, 2018

9 Wedding Favors Your Guests Will Actually Want to Grab

Let’s pour one out right now for all the personalized matchbooks and mesh-wrapped Jordan almonds of the world. They get left behind on wedding reception tables and probably tossed in the trash at the end of the night. Not what you had in mind for your gift to your guests, huh? Here are nine better ideas for wedding favors that your guests will love to take with them.

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Posted on Feb 10, 2018

From the Credit Check to Getting the Keys: Answers for the Big First-Time Homebuying Questions

New to the home-buying process? If you’re ready to start looking for your dream home—or if you’re just looking to learn more about how buying a home works for the future—there’s a lot you’ll need to know. The process is long and can be as stressful and confusing as it is exciting. Sometimes you’ll feel like celebrating, while other times you’ll feel like you’re drowning in paperwork, but in the end, when you finally close on your new home, it’ll all be worth it. In the meantime, you’ll probably have a lot of questions come up, so here’s what you need to know.

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Posted on Jan 11, 2018

5 Mindful Habits that Lead to a Minimalist Home

Creating a beautiful, minimalist home can be done in one fell swoop with the help of some major de-cluttering, but maintaining a minimalist home is a whole different story. Clutter is an inevitable part of life. It tends to accumulate rather quickly, which is why implementing a few mindful habits at home—like these five below—is essential for preserving the minimalist look and functionality. Whether you’re a seasoned minimalist or just want to dip your toes into the minimalism movement, these easy habits will keep your home looking its best.

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Posted on Jan 11, 2018

Downsizing Your Stuff Can Be a Little Less Painful, Here’s How

Colie and her husband’s Minneapolis rental isn’t super tiny — at 781 square feet it’s perfectly adequate for two people. But the place they moved from had more space, 1150 square feet. While the jump down in size wasn’t tremendous, the act of downsizing is always difficult, and it was even tougher in this case thanks to a serious lack of storage. Colie shares her experience and four tips to making downsizing a little less painful.

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Posted on Jan 11, 2018

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