Month: April 2020

It’s Just A Kitchen Table, But I Am Still Grieving The Loss Of It

The truth is that it’s just a kitchen table, a piece of furniture that I walked past a thousand times a day and paid no mind to unless it was dusted with crumbs or stained with something sticky and un-nameable. It’s not something to miss. Because…well…in this life there are bigger losses to grieve, harder absences to survive.

A few weeks before I gave the table away, I had decided that this table wasn’t right for the new house, the new home, that I was building with my two children in this life we were patching together after the loss of their father, my husband. In a swift, almost callous, decorating decision, I determined that the table wasn’t the color and style and look that I wanted for the new house. That new house was a place that called for lighter furniture and calmer lines, a place that

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Inside first lady Melania Trump’s daily routine at the White House

  • First lady Melania Trump starts her days at the White House around 5:30 a.m., works out, makes Barron breakfast, and gets him ready for school.
  • She eats a healthy, fruit- and vegetable-focused diet, and tries to get a full night’s sleep every night. To relax, Trump has been known to indulge in a bubble bath.
  • During the coronavirus pandemic, she and her family are confined to the White House under public health orders like the rest of the country.
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While her husband has sought out a very public life, first lady Melania Trump has chosen to remain fairly private.

She spends a lot of her time caring for their 14-year-old son Barron, calling herself a “full-time mom.” Since moving to the White House in 2016, Trump has also taken on the many duties required of first ladies, from decorating the

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We Found Outdoor Furniture On Sale For Yards, Balconies And Rooftops

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We found patio tables and chairs, benches, gardening equipment and grills for small outdoor spaces on sale at Wayfair right now. (Photo: Westend61 via Getty Images)

If you’re lucky enough to have a balcony, patio or backyard to escape to while social distancing, you might be feeling like sprucing it up as warm weather approaches and decorating like you’re on vacation somewhere exciting.

Fortunately, Wayfair and its sister brands AllModern and Joss & Main have a “Save Big, Give Back” event going on now through April 29. During the sale, you’ll find up to 80% off furniture, decor and more across the three sites.

It’s a sale you can feel good about, too, because 10% of profits from it will be donated to Feeding America’s COVID-19 response

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33 Best DIY Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother’s Day is one of those holidays that creeps up quickly and gifts for mom can be especially hard to shop for, presenting a bit of a shopping challenge. Even if you have every intention of hunting down the perfect gift, you’ll probably feel paralyzed by options or late to the game. (Didn’t you get her a Trail of Painted Ponies sculpture last year? What about a necklace? But she never wears necklaces!) Before you know it, it’s the day before the holiday and you’re seriously contemplating veering into the drugstore parking lot and settling on a box of chocolates, flowers, and a singing card you’ll tell yourself isn’t obnoxious… until you hear it blast for the sixth time before you get to Mom’s house.

This year, give her something with from the heart. These 33 DIY Mother’s Day gift ideas are genuinely easy to make, meaning even

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