Andréana Lefton


Andréana Lefton is a writer and educator, focusing on human rights and creating spaces of refuge—in our homes and communities. As a documentary researcher, she has freelanced with The Guardian as well as NPR- and BBC-affiliates. She’s written for On Being, the United Nations, and many non-profit clients in the US, UK, Europe, and Middle East. All that she knows of garden care and interior design she learned from her artistic mother, Jacqueline. She now applies these skills to her life in Chattanooga, TN, where home is an urban art studio with books piled everywhere. Follow her on Twitter.

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JUNE 30, 2020 | TUESDAY
11 of the Best Backyard Swimming Pools We've Ever Seen

From waterfalls to waterslides, dream big with these out-of-this-world swimming pools.

JUNE 19, 2020 | FRIDAY
10 Ways to Defend Yourself Against Tick Bites This Summer

Summertime sees a surge in tick-borne diseases, so learn how to prevent bites before they occur.

JUNE 11, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Most Beautiful Chicken Coops We've Ever Seen

As backyard poultry farms gain in popularity, find the coop that works for you, whether you live in the country or in tighter, urban spaces.

JUNE 9, 2020 | TUESDAY
10 Expert Tips for Greener, Healthier Yard Care

Americans love their lawns. But conventional lawn care tools and techniques can suck up a lot of water, energy and chemical fertilizers. Fortunately, there are some expert-approved steps ...

JUNE 9, 2020 | TUESDAY
The 11 Handiest Ways to Use a Hot Glue Gun

You’ll be surprised at what you can make, fix, and restore with a little hot glue. Save money and time with these helpful DIY ideas!

JUNE 1, 2020 | MONDAY
9 Top Tips for Blocking Out Noisy Neighbors

Stop tearing your hair out and breathe a sigh of relief, thanks to these easy sound-blocking strategies.

MAY 28, 2020 | THURSDAY
25 Things Your Local Thrift Store Doesn’t Want You to Donate

You have the best intentions, but just because you don't want these things anymore doesn't necessarily mean they should be donated to the thrift store. Find out what items thrift stores d...

MAY 27, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
15 Thoughts Every Homeowner Has Had at Least Once

Put your fears to rest: You are not alone in your household worries, obsessions, and triumphs. But with a little self-awareness, you can learn how to make those thoughts work in your favo...

MAY 18, 2020 | MONDAY
12 Things You Never Knew About Memorial Day

Celebrate the unofficial start of summer with a dozen fascinating facts about Memorial Day, which has evolved over the centuries, thanks to freed slaves, Southern women, and the birth pan...

MAY 16, 2020 | SATURDAY
Our 10 Favorite Compost Bins for Eco-Savvy Gardeners

Ready, set, compost! Turn your kitchen and garden scraps into black gold—homemade humus, that is—with compost bins in a variety of sizes, styles, and materials.