Cody Calamaio

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

With a background in newspaper reporting, and with editorial stints at This Old House and Contract magazines, Cody Calamaio now freelances as a designer and writer, in addition to working as a marketing professional. She holds Bachelor's degrees in Journalism and Sociology from the University of Arizona, as well as a Master's degree in Industrial Design from the Pratt Institute. Cody Calamaio on LinkedIn

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SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 | THURSDAY
10 Smart Ways to Bring Shade to Your Outdoor Space

Outdoor areas don't have to be all about soaking in the sun. Sometimes it's nice to relax in a shady spot, shielded from the harsh rays. There are many ways to bring shade to an outdoor s...

AUGUST 23, 2018 | THURSDAY
Wing It: 16 Approaches to a DIY Birdbath

Welcome feathered friends to your backyard with a DIY birdbath modeled after any of the following inspiring designs.

AUGUST 9, 2018 | THURSDAY
35 Places You Can Still See a Drive-In Movie

After the end of World War II, when automobile culture was thriving in America, drive-in movie theaters became a national phenomenon. Thousands of these outdoor theaters popped up around ...

JULY 2, 2018 | MONDAY
35 Patriotic Places to Visit This Fourth of July

Though we usually celebrate the Fourth of July with parties, picnics, and fireworks, it's important not to lose sight of the fact that Independence Day marks a momentous historical event ...

JUNE 22, 2018 | FRIDAY
25 Charming General Stores Across the Country

General stores were once the bread and butter of small-town life across America. Local communities relied on these shops for groceries and housewares, and used them as gathering places wh...

JUNE 19, 2018 | TUESDAY
10 Sprinklers to Quench Your Garden's Thirst

When it comes to buying lawn sprinklers, homeowners are spoiled for choice. But which sprinklers are worth your money and which should you skip? The answer depends on your needs and the t...

MAY 29, 2018 | TUESDAY
10 Gardening Mistakes That Are Killing Your Plants

Gardening is a rewarding pastime that gets you out in the fresh air to cultivate beautiful greenery. But even those gifted with a green thumb can fumble from time to time—and that's when ...

MAY 16, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
The Very Best Campgrounds from Coast to Coast

From Atlantic to Pacific, America abounds with breathtaking scenery—and what better way to explore our nation's beauty than a summertime camping trip? Sleeping under the stars renews the ...

MAY 10, 2018 | THURSDAY
The Most Popular House Styles in America Right Now

Today’s home buyers encounter a melting pot of architectural styles across the United States, ranging from sprawling Queen Annes to clean-lined contemporaries. But which styles reign supr...

APRIL 19, 2018 | THURSDAY
20 Places You Need to See If You Love Plants

The term "tourist attraction" usually evokes visions of long lines, inflated prices, and man-made marvels. But for those who prefer to walk on the wild side, some of the best vacation des...