Letter Writing: Tips & Fun Facts for Families

Sometimes a handwritten letter or card is just the thing to lift someone’s spirits. Letter writing benefits the sender as you organize your thoughts to share with another person. Letters are personal. Letters make you slow down and think about what you want to say. And they can be saved to read again and again. Even in our modern age of smart phones and social media, everyone from homeschooled kids to busy adults can enjoy writing a letter.

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Scarves & More Work-From-Home Wardrobe Essentials

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Look your best for that company conference call, online parent-teacher chat or your virtual book club meeting with scarves and other smart accessories for our “new normal” lifestyle.

These days, comfy is the new chic but there are still times we need to look — and feel — a bit more professional. Whether you’re wearing denim, dress pants or (honestly?) pajama bottoms, we’ve got tips and tricks for looking great online. Here’s the 4-1-1 on a great work-from-home wardrobe.

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Baskets for Spring Decorating & More

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It’s that time of year when our dreams are filled with images of beautiful blossoms, leafy trees… and the rustic touch that woven wicker adds to spaces and occasions. We’re talking about baskets for spring decorating. Whether you’re getting ready for a delivery from the Easter Bunny, hosting a Passover Seder or simply looking forward to a greener season, a few baskets may be just what you need. Here are just a few ways to do so:

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Four Decluttering Must-Dos

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Home extra busy these days? Discover four decluttering must-dos to make the most of your space (and your stuff).

Whether you’re working from home, helping kids learn at home or simply maintaining your usual hectic household, a touch of tidying up might be just the ticket. What’s more, less stuff and clearer surfaces pave the wave for thorough, efficient cleaning come spring. Here’s the 4-1-1 on our top four decluttering must-dos.

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Your Guest Room Checklist

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Here’s to holiday hospitality! Welcome friends and family to your home with help from our Guest Room Checklist.


The holidays are upon us and that means houseguests. Whether it’s cousins, in-laws, kids-home-from-school or your hometown bestie, you want them to feel cozy and comfortable. Our Guest Room Checklist is here to help you organize and accessorize any space to make everyone feel welcome.

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