30 Jan
Dog Treats By BarkBox Frida
Dog Treats By BarkBox Frida
BarkBox Frida
Hello! My name is Frida and I’m a 16-month-old Shih-Poo, bon vivant, and BarkBox office pup. BarkBox is a monthly subscription box where you can get toys, treats, and other dog goodies delivered to your door. The best part? My coworker Scout and I test all of the toys and treats that go in each month’s box. It’s probably the greatest job a dog could ask for and it has prepared me to achieve...

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28 Jan
Charging Into the New Year
Charging Into the New Year
Dana Miller
Dana from House*Tweaking here. I don't know about you but starting a new year always lights a fire under my tush. I look around my house and see so many improvements that need to be made! I'm not talking decor: furniture arrangements, pillows, paint, etc. What I'm inspired to change is more basic than aesthetics. I'm referring to function. I want my house to work for me. And, right now, my house is functionally challenged. The...

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25 Jan
Cranberry Almond Swirl Ice Cream
Cranberry Almond Swirl Ice Cream
Liren Baker
When I was a little girl, our Christmas tree had gone through several makeovers over the years, its garland styles very telling of the eras outlived. From the early eighties fluffy metallic, to homemade strings of popcorn and paper chains, and shiny beaded garland, perhaps my favorite were the strings of wooden garland, painted red to resemble gorgeous red cranberries. I can’t say exactly why that was my favorite, perhaps it was the rustic New...

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23 Jan
Green Resolutions
Green Resolutions
Matthew Mead
I truly suffer from holiday "let-down" coupled with the gray, cold, winter blues, so even in the dead of winter, my mind turns to “green” things. Bulbs, flowers, herbs, and plants that I can mix into dish gardens and terrariums inside or the planning and growing of plants that I will add to my garden throughout the year. These are easy resolutions as they keep me busy during the long winter and I'm able to thing...

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21 Jan
Mantel Decorating—Six Ways: Gilded
Mantel Decorating—Six Ways: Gilded
Shelby Hill
Welcome to the fourth of six in our series talking about different ways you can decorate your mantel. See the Wayfair story here: Mantels Six Ways. Today we’re feeling golden. In a mantelscape like this, it’s all about the centerpiece. Everyone on set fell for this show-stopping starburst mirror that serves as our focal point. Not only is it beautiful, but because it’s on a stand, it’s incredibly unique. So, if you’re going to splurge, go...

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18 Jan
8 Ways to Display Art
8 Ways to Display Art
House Guest
Hi, it’s Marni Katz from StyleCarrot. Today’s topic—displaying artwork—is a personal favorite. While some splurge on shoes, my weakness (and my husband’s too!) is art. Living in a fairly open apartment means we’ve had to get creative. We recently filled the walls above our dining banquette, pictured above. I wanted to plan the arrangement on paper, but my husband insisted we wing it. It came out pretty well, right? We still have pieces without homes,...

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16 Jan
6 Takes on the Color of the Year
6 Takes on the Color of the Year
Kate Smith
What is the color of the year for 2013? That depends on whom you ask. For more than a decade Pantone has announced their pick for color of the year in early December. It was chosen as a color that they felt represented the general mood for the upcoming year. In more recent years, many other organizations have thrown their color swatches into the ring to vie for the Color of the Year spotlight. Today,...

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14 Jan
Crunchy Maple Granola
Crunchy Maple Granola
Liren Baker
I was never the resolution type. Perhaps it was fear of failure, or maybe I function better if I don’t say things “out loud,”—whatever the case may be, in years past, I would set internal goals without quite calling them “resolutions.” It’s less official that way. I know. Tomato, to-mah-to. This might be the first year that I have stopped myself mid-holiday and made a pact that come the New Year, I would set semantics aside. The holiday gluttony...

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11 Jan
Winter Wanderlust
Winter Wanderlust
Erika Johnson
When the January cold settles over sleepy New England, I catch an unrelenting case of winter wanderlust. Only, my daydreams are different than most. While sun-worshippers yearn for beaches and bronzed color, I like to imagine life in the fairy tale abode that is Aerin Lauder’s Aspen home. Photo Credit: Vogue An exhibition of minimalist design perfection and flooded with ethereal light, I would likely opt for coffee at home over a day on the slopes. Don’t...

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09 Jan
Entertaining Lessons in the New Year
Entertaining Lessons in the New Year
House Guest
Hi again, readers! It's Kate from DomestiKated Life — I'm back on My Way Home to recap how I celebrated 2013! Last week I rang in the new year at my annual New Year's Eve party. I love hosting this party every year because it's all about popping champagne, eating those last indulgent treats before we kick off our resolutions, and spending time with my closest friends.  I have a few entertaining lessons I've learned from throwing...

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07 Jan
Mantel Decorating—Six Ways: Wintergreen
Mantel Decorating—Six Ways: Wintergreen
Shelby Hill
Welcome to the third of six in our series talking about different ways you can decorate your mantel. See the Wayfair story here: Mantels Six Ways. Today we’re dreaming of a winter wonderland.   As our ode to snowy landscapes, we created a monochromatic mantel complete with jingle bells, holly, and snowdrifts. I envision this working in any home as winter creeps in on us, especially those embracing the chill. Faux snow in vases and apothecary jars sets...

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04 Jan
Home Again
Home Again
Rhoda Vickers
Hi there, readers! It's Rhoda again from Southern Hospitality —I last posted on the Holiday Tablescape Challenge! I've just moved into a new home. It’s always exciting to move and this fixer upper is feeling more and more like home, sweet home every single day. It was a 6 month journey to get here and I was so happy to be in my house just in time for the holidays. I thought it would be fun to...

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02 Jan
Pizzelle
Pizzelle
Liren Baker
Around this time last year, childhood memories of our kindhearted Italian neighbors surged through me. I fondly reminisced about that sweet time in my youth, when I had time to read in the garden and smell the aromas coming from my mother’s Filipino kitchen, and Mrs. B’s Italian kitchen. Whifs of garlic and soy sauce would mingle with garlic and tomatoes, and once in a while, I would also smell sweet treats baking in...

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