Andreana 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. Read more at and follow her on Twitter.

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15 Genius Coconut Oil Uses for Maintaining Your Home and Garden

Coconut oil consumption in the U. S. has increased by about 40 percent over the past 20 years. Though many of the most popular coconut oil uses are culinary (in spite of the controversy s...

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Fall is the season to press refresh, and if you’re ready to renew your home improvement and décor to-do list, we’ve got a great way to get you started. Today and every day until October 1...

AUGUST 15, 2021 | SUNDAY
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Few things can impact our life as much as water. Our bodies are almost 70% water, and having clean, safe, drinking water is a necessity we can’t take for granted. Our daily routines would...

JULY 31, 2021 | SATURDAY
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In summer and fall, we enjoy the fruits of our labor. So why not take some of the labor out of lawn care? With RYOBI’s new 40V HP brushless line of cordless outdoor products, mowing, trim...

JULY 15, 2021 | THURSDAY
Enter Bob Vila's 2021 Pure Air, Healthy Home Giveaway with Elechomes today!

These days, clean air is not something we can take for granted. While we expect our home’s air to be safe to breathe, that’s not always the case. From smoke and chemical odors to pet dand...

JUNE 15, 2021 | TUESDAY
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Beautiful hardware makes a house shine. Door handles and locks also keep you safe and your home protected. This month, we’re partnering with Delaney Hardware to bring you the very best an...

MAY 31, 2021 | MONDAY
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BBQ season is here! And you want a grill you can rely on, one that delivers delicious, consistent results. No worries. We’ve got you covered. This month, we’re partnering with IG Charcoal...

MAY 15, 2021 | SATURDAY
Enter Bob Vila’s $3,000 Riding Mower and More Giveaway with Troy-Bilt today!

 It’s grow time! That means lawn mowing and yard maintenance, so we’ve brought in the professionals to make yardwork less of a chore. This May, we’re partnering with Troy-Bilt®, a leading...

APRIL 30, 2021 | FRIDAY
Enter Bob Vila's $2,000 Humidity Be Gone Giveaway with Santa Fe today!

Beat the heat and humidity, and make your home a comfortable nest all year long. This month, we’re excited to bring you our 3rd annual Humidity Be Gone Giveaway with Santa Fe. Banish humi...

Enter Bob Vila's $7,000 Backyard Oasis Giveaway with StruXure today!

 Don’t wait another moment. It’s time to socialize—safely! After a long winter, we’re all ready to get outside and enjoy life with our family and friends. Make this spring and summer one ...