What Realtors Wish More Senior Sellers Knew

I know. I know. You’re tired of my harangue always telling you to let go of stuff, get rid of clutter, clean house and downsize. But now I have another reason to nag you. You are going to lose out on a lot of money if you don’t. We’ve been over the benefits of living […]

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What Happens If Your Style Is All of the Above?

April 4, 2019 I am a sucker for quizzes. What career should you actually have? (Writer. Phew!) What city should you live in? (Paris. I know.) What animal are you? (Otter. Otter?) So when I was offered an advanced copy of “The DIY Style Finder: Discover Your Unique Style and Decorate It Yourself,” (Harvest House […]

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Seven Tips to Buying the Perfect Wine Glass

March 25, 1019 If the last time you went out to buy wine glasses you came home with a five-alarm headache and a bag of plastic tumblers, you, like me, have probably asked yourself: Why, WHY are there so many kinds of wine glasses? Do we really need a different glass for every variety of […]

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You Can Go Home Again, and Maybe You Should

March 11, 2019 The trees in the yard had grown so big, while the slide in the playground looked so small. The walk to the elementary school seemed far less adventuresome, though the same sidewalk cracks were achingly familiar. I looked for the little dark-haired girl who used to climb those trees, slip down that […]

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The Common Tea Towel Deserves More Respect

March 4, 2019Castles and cutlery. Foxes and flowers. Soldiers and sayings: Many hands make light work. Royal fetes and pastoral pets. All are the subject of tea towels, everyday household items that deserve far more respect (and better treatment) than I have been giving them — until now. One look at “The Art of the […]

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5 Secrets to Keeping Love Alive at Home

February 25, 2019 Love. We want it. We get it. We lose it. We mess it up. We try again. That’s because love is what binds us, beckons us, blinds us and brings us home. In fact, love is why we have a home in the first place. Without love, a home is just housing. […]

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When Choosing a Dog Bed, First, Ask Your Dog

Okay, so maybe the new dog beds were more for me than for Peapod and Pippin, but I thought I was doing us all a favor. Their old beds — two worn, janky, mismatched, biohazards that were a general disgrace to the master bedroom — needed to go. So when I stumbled across the pretty […]

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