Jan Marie Dierkes

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50 Affordable Wines You Can Always Trust

Sometimes wine is daunting, and the fact that vintages change every year is one of the reasons. Was 2014 better than 2015? Worse? How are you …

Wine

13 Fresh, Uncluttered Spaces That Will Inspire You to Deep Clean Your Home

<i>Welcome to Spring Clean Your Life, your one-stop shop for gotta-try-those tips & bookmark-me inspiration to spruce up your kitchen and home this season—and well beyond.</i><p>You might be reading this from the comforts of your warm and cozy, hygge-fied home, but before you know it, it'll be that time of …

Interior Design

5 Things Decorators Never Spend Money On (and 3 Things They Splurge On)

When it comes to decorating an entire home, the cost of furniture, rugs, dishes, and throw pillows can quickly add up. But if you try to save some …

The 19 Most Incredible Small Spaces on Pinterest

Big ideas for small spaces—no matter how tiny.<p>These days, folks can’t get enough of the tiny home trend. Homeowners are getting more creative—and …

6 Home Maintenance Tasks You May Not Even Realize You Have to Do

Home maintenance and ownership go hand in hand, so you're no doubt aware that there's plenty you <i>should</i> be doing (hello, gutter cleaning!). Sorry to …

Why this French wine might be the most versatile red around

Exceptional   Excellent   Very Good<p>Cotes-du-Rhone may be an ideal all-purpose red wine: It's great to sip by itself, and it pairs beautifully with a wide variety of foods, from braised chicken and beef to hearty grilled meats. The Chateau de Marjolet 2015 is outstanding, and a terrific value at …

12 Style Must-Haves to Spruce Up Your Patio

It's time to take those poufs outside.<p>It's not too late to give your outdoor space a refresh — seriously. All of these ideas are super simple, easy to pull off and promise a big payoff. You'll be inviting neighbors over for a barbecue in no time.

11 Modern Ceiling Fans That Are Actually Attractive

(Image credit: Rejuvenation)<p>Have you ever tried to find an attractive, modern ceiling fan? It is hard. Like, really hard. Ceiling fans seem to fall …

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10 Leggings You'll Get So Many Compliments On

Surprise, surprise—leggings are still just as popular as ever, which means for those of us who are fond of the trend, our leggings drawers are pretty …

Mudrooms that Work Hard & Welcome You Home in Style

If you're lucky enough to have one, the mudroom is a pretty crucial spot in your house. It's your first point of contact with the place you call …

30 Books You Should Read at Least Once in Your Lifetime

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as settling down with an exhilarating new read on a rare day off. But while we’re always on the hunt for brand new books to binge-read, there are certain literary staples that every bibliophile should read at least *once* in their lifetime — plus, it doesn’t hurt …

5 perfectly planned kitchens for you to copy

Don't you just love a beautiful kitchen? We are constantly in awe of the amazing spaces that professional kitchen planners craft for their clients …

Kitchens

14 Furniture Arranging Tricks To Make Your Home Feel Bigger

It's all about fooling the eye... and taking some time to plan ahead.<p>It's a question anyone who owns furniture is forced to confront: What is the best way to arrange it? When space comes at a premium, that question becomes even trickier to answer.<p>Luckily, the folks at luxury home goods store Amara …

20 Ideas to Make Your Whole Home Feel Bigger

As someone who currently has a desk-nightstand-vanity hybrid, trust me when I say that I get any and all of your small-space living woes. That's why …

Home Decorating

5 Secrets to Great Paint Preparation

<b>Smooth over.</b> Scrape away cracked or peeling paint with a metal putty knife, and use it to remove bumps, dried-on paint, and edges around nail holes. …

Skip the Isles and Athens: 3 New Ways to Do Greece This Spring

Northern Greece<p>A far cry from the traffic of Athens and the high season island tourism, Northern Greece is noteworthy year-round for its diverse landscapes, ancient history, and innumerable activities both hedonistic and adventurous. The continuous flux of immigrants from Eastern Europe and the …

European Travel

Sheet Tray Pancakes Exist and Are Way Too Easy to Make | MyRecipes

Why are we home cooks drawn to sheet tray meals? The answer is simple: Plopping everything you plan to eat on one tray means there’s only one pan to …

Golden State Grub: The Best Things to Eat in California

Here are 30 of the Golden State's most-iconic foods — and the best places to try them.<p>California Cravings<p>California is home to a wealth of culinary …

26 Foods All Midwesterners Grew Up With

Which ones are the best?

Cooking

Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

A full serving of veggies at breakfast? SURE WHY NOT! These carrot cake overnight oats will give you just that plus all of the delicious flavors of …

Breakfast

This Is What a Dietitian Actually Eats in 24 Hours to Get in Shape

Trying to make healthy food choices day in, day out can be exhausting. "With all the diet information available you just wish someone would tell you …

This Is How You Turn a Sunday Indulgence Into a Healthy Breakfast

Is there anything better than rolling out of bed on a Sunday, leaving your pajamas on, turning on your favorite playlist, and fixing yourself a cup …

9 magical Europe travel destinations you’ve probably never heard of

While most tourists flock to Europe’s main attractions of Paris, London, and Rome, there are many other beautiful hidden gems around the continent …

European Travel

12 Parenting Apps You Didn’t Know You Needed (But You Do)

If you ask a parent about their favorite apps for kids, they are bound to rattle off a handful of apps their kids just can’t live without. And we’re …

Quartz Countertops a Durable, Easy Care Alternative

If you’re looking for beautiful, durable countertops, Quartz might be a good choice. In fact, it is becoming the hot choice to add style to a …

Home Improvement

These GIFs Will Remind You Just How Powerful Paint Can Be

The accent wall has been a "thing" for a long, long time. More than just a way to save on money and time when painting, adding an accent wall to a …

Home Decorating

Beautiful bathrooms to give you ideas!

Your bathroom isn't just a practical space, it can be an astoundingly beautiful one too, if you have the right inspiration to guide you, which is …

Designers Cringe Every Time They See This Kitchen Decorating Mistake

Through years of honing their craft, interior designers come to know every nook and cranny that makes a room special. Especially in kitchens, where …

This Crazy-Cool Designer Specializes in All-White Interiors—This Is Her Secret

While we aren't prone to playing favorites, there's one room style that makes our design hearts burst every time: an all-white interior. While in …

15 Home Decor Tips From Joanna Gaines That You'll Want To Steal Immediately

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