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It’s Time for Bed: Resetting Your Nighttime Routine

We all know opposites attract, but how well do they sleep at night? If you currently share your bed with a living, breathing being, you can commiserate. One person is too hot, the other too cold. Throw two kids, a 60 lb. yellow lab, and demanding work schedules into the mix and you can imagine…

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Restoring Dignity After a Hurricane

You saw it. Read about it. Know someone impacted. Or lived through it yourself. Hundreds of thousands of people are now homeless or displaced due to hurricane Harvey, Irma, and Maria. So now what? What does the “rebuild” process look like for these communities long after the media attention dies down? And, what can we…

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7 Tips for Tiny Bedrooms

When you live in a small space, you’ve got to make the most of every square inch. Chelsey Brown, the blogger behind CityChicDecor.com, knows this. Her New York City apartment is just 750 square feet. From decorating to organization, Chelsey has learned—and shared on her blog—lots of tricks for transforming and maximizing snug spaces.  …

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4 Best RV Road Trips

Here are four great routes for getting that rig out on the open road.   Part of the appeal of a road trip is serendipity. Yes, you need a campground or a parking spot and, eventually, a dumping station, but for the most part, because you’ve got everything you want in your well-designed mobile home-away-from-home,…

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5 Hacks to Make RVs Feel Like Home

The glamour of the open road is exactly why you love traveling with your home on wheels – the spectacular sunsets, the roadside diners, the serendipity and possibility at every turn. But, you don’t want to rough it, do you? That’s why you have an RV and not a tent and backpack. You want your…

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Is Your Bedroom Décor Ruining Your Love Life?

Growing up in Africa, Bumi Lauren Kristen lived much of her life outdoors. When she moved to the U.S. to study architecture, she lived in what she called a “poky little apartment with few windows” in San Diego, and felt depressed. “Our surroundings do affect the way we feel and this is something we need…

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Country Living’s 2017 Lake House of the Year

Below includes original editorial content from Country Living.   According to Country Living Style Director Page Mullins, there’s only one nonnegotiable rule of lake house design: Don’t block the view. And that’s certainly understandable when you set foot on the waterfront property of the Country Living Lake House of the Year, a collaboration with Nashville…

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Tips for Surviving a Sleepover

Ah, the sleepover — staying up past bedtime, playing midnight pranks, gorging on snacks.   Just don’t count on a good night’s sleep, says Sasha Carr, a licensed psychologist and certified child and family sleep coach.   “It’s a little bit like, good luck,” says Carr, but there are some things parents can do to…

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Tips for Creating Sleep-Inducing Environments for Everyone in the House

This post is brought to you by Julia Marcum, one half of the DIY-loving duo behind the popular home blog, Chris Loves Julia. See more of their design style and renovation projects at www.ChrisLovesJulia.com.    Having renovated four different kinds of sleep spaces in our home over the last year, we learned that not everyone sleeps…

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Your Retirement Bedroom

Sometimes you get a second chance in life: A second career, a second home, a second marriage. Why not a second chance at your bedroom?   “Retirement is a time of transition, and an opportunity to release things that served you (or not) in your life, but are no longer important for the things you’ll…

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Getting a Good Night’s Sleep at Mid-life

Spending most of your nights tossing and turning, or staring at the ceiling? You’re not alone. Quality sleep at midlife is elusive for many adults.   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adults in midlife and beyond should continue to get 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night. Yet a…

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