How to Clean Upholstery (and Keep It Clean Over Time)

Cleaning upholstery is like folding a fitted sheet in that it feels like pure magic. How do people do it? Where did they learn? Cleaning upholstery is a necessary part of owning furniture. Especially if you have family members that are prone to leaving stains. Or if you have light-colored furniture that attracts stains over time.  What Kinds of Upholstery …

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5 Options to Manage Holiday Depression

This is a guest post written by one of our Bees, Stephanie Modkins Some of us experience depression during the holidays. The National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) states that sixty-four percent of mental health sufferers feel more depressed during the holiday season. The causes vary, but common ones include a lack of income and social isolation. So, if you …

11 Frequently Asked Questions About Kombucha

With the rise of health consciousness, especially due to COVID-19, there has been a surge in the popularity of kombucha. But if you have never had it before, it can be easy to get lost in the sea of information that exists. To help you better understand what is kombucha, and is it right for you, we will answer 11 …

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Tips for First-Time Homeschooling

Homeschooling can seem intimidating, whether your kids are in preschool, high school, or somewhere in between. Not only is it a smaller scale classroom experience, but in order to homeschool you have to be prepared to offer help and to provide a school experience that echoes the experience students would get in a traditional classroom. Luckily, there are plenty of …

10 Steps to Declutter Your Home

It’s a great time for home improvement and renovation projects. But before you think about what to add, it’s time to figure out what to subtract. That’s right, let’s talk about how to declutter your home.  People tend to feel like their life is out of control when they surround themselves with too many things. And for some people, clutter can be …

What You Need to Know About Plant-Based Meat

With the rise of plant-based products and the increasing ease of switching over to lifestyles like flexitarianism or vegetarianism, it’s only natural that plant-based meats should come to the forefront. Replacements for beef burgers are common items on restaurant menus nationwide. But what do we mean when we say plant-based meat? Where can you go to find an Impossible Burger, …

5 DIY Backyard Games to Make This Summer

Summer is a perfect time for maximizing your time outside, but sometimes it can be hard to find things to do in the backyard every day, especially if you have kids that are looking for new experiences. Summer games are a great way to do that, and it’s easy to find games that are cheap or easy to make on …

6 Tips for Summer Gardening

Whether you’re just starting your garden or are looking to update flower beds for summer, here are six tips to help you achieve the summer garden you’ve always wanted. 1. Get to Know Your Plants The easiest way to ruin a garden’s chances before you’ve even begun is to plant the wrong things. Doing your homework is as easy as …

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4 Tips to Revamp Your Home Decor for Spring

Spring is a perfect time to refresh your space. Flowers are in bloom, spring colors are in season, and Animal Crossing has arrived to give us all the home inspiration we could possibly want. Spring redecorating doesn’t mean “total overhaul of your space.” Rather, it means using items you have (and maybe grabbing a few more) to make your home feel a …

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Perfect Stay-At-Home Date Ideas

Date night is usually thought of as an external activity, something that happens relative to locations outside of your home or apartment. However, having a date night at home is fun, is typically a lot cheaper than going out, and can create great memories that will last for years to come. Clean your living room, don your best date-night clothes, …