When I first found I was going to become a mother, it wasn’t my freedom or independence I was afraid of losing... I was terrified of not being good enough, not being able to love enough. Funny, as I think about this today, I remember the exact moment these fears vanished for me.
I've always been instantly decisive when it comes to design. I know what I like in an instant, it's just how I've always been. This holds true when I plan a dinner menu, a tablescape, or a magazine layout, and especially when it comes to interior design.
The arrival of spring can bring on some of the most miserable symptoms for the allergy-prone, and for many, there’s no relief to be had indoors. Predictably, our homes are their own source of potentially troublesome allergens (like dust mites and pet dander), plus, without trying, we’re constantly tracking outdoor allergens (like pollen and molds) into the house with us on our clothing, shoes, and even in our hair.
Between avocado slicers, vegetable spiralizers and salad choppers, it’s hard to weed through the kitchen gimmicks to find what’s actually worth having. (A cherry pitter sounds great, but how many times will you really use that thing?) Below, eight gadgets that have a solid cost per use.
Whether you live in a studio apartment or a 3,000-square-foot house, keeping your living space clean is no easy feat. Between kids’ toys, piles of laundry and the tower of Amazon boxes in your hallway, things often appear messy (to say the least). But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here, seven small things to do each day to help maintain a cleaner place.