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Dec 17

The Best Bathrobes — Annual Guide 2017

It’s peak bathrobe time because it’s getting COLD and we never buy nice bathrobes for ourselves; they’re always that awesome gift from someone who LOVES you. So, we did a ton of new research, pulled our fourteen favorites, tested four front runners at our offices and awarded this year’s Top Pick to the Amigo Robe from Abyss (Maxwell’s personal pick) and the Atelier Ace X Wings + Horns Robe from the Ace Hotel Shop, which ran away with the office vote. Both are great, have different styles and price points. Check them all out below and tell us your faves in the comments.

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Dec 17

How To Remove Pet Hair From Furniture, Floors and More

If you have cats or dogs (or both!), I hope for your sake you’ve got a leather sofa, because we all know that pet hair clings to stuff tighter than a squirrel with a nut in the dead of winter. Alas, leather furniture is expensive, so most of us are left on our hands and knees, with a roll of tape, going over every inch of each surface, and praying that — JUST THIS ONCE — we get it all. Here are a few tips and alternatives to preserve your sanity.

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Dec 17

9 Party Hosting Mistakes You Might Not Even Know You're Making

So you’re having a holiday party, and you want it to be perfect. Take a look at this list — and make sure to avoid these nine mistakes that even the most well-intentioned hosts and hostesses make.

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Dec 17

How Not To Embarrass People Who Use Your Bathroom

Everybody who is human has an embarrassing bathroom incident. Take pity on any guests, and make sure that theirs doesn’t happen on your watch, in your home.

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Dec 17

5 Hard-to-Kill Houseplants for Apartments with Low Light

One of the biggest frustrations of living in a space with limited light is the seemingly impossible task of keeping your houseplants happy. While all plants do need light to survive, if you know which plants to buy you can keep them thriving even in low light spaces.

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Nov 17

20+ Ways to Shake Up The Look of Your Bedroom

Bored with your bedroom? Here are over twenty suggestions for ways to shake up your look. Some of these are simple ideas, and others are a little more complicated, so no matter your level of commitment, you’ll find something here for you. Your bedroom will be looking badass in no time.

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Nov 17

The Home Buying Process, According to Stock Photos

Do you find the home buying process mystifying and maybe a bit overwhelming? You’re not alone. Apparently stock photo sites don’t really get it either. So here’s a silly, but also hopefully informative, look at the home-buying process.

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Nov 17

This Table Has a Secret (and it's Pretty Awesome)

Just as, after wearing comfy maternity pants during two pregnancies, I now believe all pants would be better with elastic waistbands, after seeing this table in all its glory, I think all dining tables should have this wonderful feature…

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Nov 17

Meghan's $10 Bathroom Floor Makeover — Makeover

Project by: Meghan
Location: Charleston, South Carolina

Our bathroom floor was disgusting. Like, ten year old faux-wood rental apartment sheet vinyl disgusting. Really, the picture does not do it justice AT ALL. I toyed with the idea of putting down vinyl tiles on top (like I did in our kitchen), but the floor is super uneven and I was worried that the humidity would cause the glue to unstick. So, we made peace with it for a year and a half. Flash forward to one month ago when I saw a picture of a painted hardwood floor online (thanks, Pinterest). I thought, I can do that…and for cheap! I already had painter’s tape, primer, and rollers/brushes, so all it cost was the $10 for a quart of porch/floor paint. I had it tinted in Valspar’s Lincoln Cottage Black.

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Nov 17

Household Tricks: How To Add Moisture to the Air Without a Humidifier

When the air in your home is being heated during the cold winter months, it can get pretty dry and uncomfortable. Humidifiers are great for keeping the air in your home healthy, but there are other things you can do to help add humidity when the air’s drying out your skin, furniture, and woodwork.

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