How to Stay Productive When Working From Home

If you’ve only started working from home in the past year and a half, you might still be getting the hang of it. Here are a few tips from the work-from-home pros that will help you stay productive. Create a distinct workspace. Working-from-bed or working-from-couch rarely delivers the best productivity. Even if you have a […]

Easy (but Delicious) July 4th Cocktail Recipes

With Independence Day just around the corner, it’s time to start planning your party. To be the patriotic Host with the Most, ensure these festive cocktails are on the menu! Red, White and Blueberry Mule [Marie Claire] Your choice of berry-flavored vodka and ginger beer mingle in this simple cocktail, which also contains muddled blueberries […]

DIY Decorations for a Fun and Festive Fourth of July

Gearing up for the holiday weekend? Start by decking out your home in these patriotic DIY projects! Watercolor Stripe Bunting [Studio DIY] Lend a little spirit to your mantel or a set of bookshelves with this cute bunting! Using watercolor paints and your own artistic vision, the decoration will come together quickly. Fourth of July […]

5 Fun Facts About the Summer Solstice

This year, the summer solstice falls on Sunday, June 20th. You probably already know that it’s the longest day of the year and the official beginning of summer—but here are a few facts about the summer solstice that may be news to you. It sets the stage for a sporty Alaskan tradition. For more than […]

How to Pick the Best Produce at the Summer Farmers’ Market

Summer is farmers’ market season! If you’re excited about skipping the grocery store and shopping for local produce instead, here are a few tips to follow to make sure you get the highest quality food. Let the season be your guide. When fruits and veggies are in season locally, they’ll taste much better than any […]

Summer Safety Tips for Pet Owners

With summery temperatures already moving in, it’s a great time for pet parents to brush up on warm-weather safety. Follow these guidelines for a safe summer with your furry friend. Balance shade and sunshine. Pets still need plenty of exercise during the summer months—but they also require a bit of extra care. Make sure you […]

Unique S’mores Recipes That Put a New Spin on an Old Favorite

Planning a camping trip or campfire this summer? These are the overhauled s’mores recipes that need to be on your radar. Candied Bacon S’mores [Shared Appetite]This s’more contains all of the traditional components—graham crackers, chocolate, toasty marshmallow—with one very important extra: candied bacon. It’s surprisingly simple to make, just coat bacon with brown sugar and […]

How to Get the Most Out of Your Warm-Weather Workout

With warm weather here to stay for the next few months, you’re probably thinking about skipping the gym in favor of a fresh-air workout. If you choose to do so, follow these guidelines to stay safe in the heat. Get the proper gear. Make sure you have everything you need to exercise comfortably in the […]

Must-Know Furniture Shopping Tips for Apartment Dwellers

When you live in a smaller space, it’s important to make the best use of every square foot. That means carefully choosing furniture that works well for you and your needs. Here are a few tips to help. Aim for balance in every space. Whether you’re mapping out the living room or the guest room, […]

Essential Apartment Cleaning Tips for Pet Owners

Whether you’re a new pup parent (congrats!) or just trying to get a better handle on your household, these cleaning tips will help to keep your apartment nearly spotless. Invest in a quality vacuum (maybe a robotic one). Cat and dog hair can become pervasive quickly, so a top-notch vacuum is essential. Find one with […]