Andreana Lefton

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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. Read more at www.aelefton.org and follow her on Twitter.

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JANUARY 18, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Silicone Spatulas for Cooking

If you cook or dabble in baking, then you’ve probably heard of silicone, which is a nontoxic, flexible material. Thanks to its molecular structure, silicone won’t leach chemicals into you...

JANUARY 15, 2021 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila’s $2,000 “Go Green” Water Heater Giveaway with A. O. Smith

Here’s to a safe, healthy, happy 2021! It’s time for resolutions that contribute to our lives and better the world. Anyone who has a home is feeling extra blessed these days, so why not e...

JANUARY 1, 2021 | FRIDAY
The Best Floor Mats for Kids While Playing

The floor is just about the ideal spot for babies and toddlers to explore the world. As they’re lying on their backs and later, crawling on their bellies, it’s important to provide them w...

JANUARY 1, 2021 | FRIDAY
The Best Ice Cream Scoops for the Kitchen

Deliciousness is just around the corner. With the right ice cream scoop, you can dish out smooth, round parcels of ice cream for the whole family, without chipping or prying and without l...

DECEMBER 31, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Spin Mops for Cleaning Your Floors

Of all cleaning tasks, mopping floors can take the most time. Hard flooring requires a bit more elbow grease to clean than wall-to-wall carpeting. Sure, you can vacuum or dry mop to remov...

DECEMBER 31, 2020 | THURSDAY
Bob Vila's $2,800 Complete Mattress Makeover with Puffy

Happy new year! You’ve already resolved to exercise more, eat healthier, or volunteer more. What about getting better sleep? Sleep may be the one factor that can transform your life the m...

DECEMBER 31, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Travel Umbrellas for Taking on Trips

Few people enjoy getting soaked in a sudden storm, especially when toting luggage across an airport parking lot or rushing to a business meeting. To prevent being caught unprepared, inves...

DECEMBER 30, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Shower Mats to Prevent Slips in the Bathroom

Many people spend an hour or more a day in the bathroom. While you probably feel safe and comfortable in your own home, many slips and falls occur in the bathroom. Moisture and humidity l...

DECEMBER 23, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Frying Pans You Can Buy

A frying pan is a cooking essential everyone should own. As the pan you reach for to fry an egg, brown tortillas, or sear steak, It’s one of the hardest-working pieces of cookware in a ki...

DECEMBER 20, 2020 | SUNDAY
The Best Countertop Microwaves for the Kitchen

Home microwaves have been around since 1946—when they were known as “radaranges”—and have only gained in popularity since. What would we do without our countertop microwave to reheat food...