Donna Boyle Schwartz

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Donna Boyle Schwartz is a well-known home furnishings writer and editor, who has worked with leading magazines and newspapers for more than 30 years. In addition to serving as Lifestyle Editor and News Editor for the Newburgh-Beacon Evening News, Ms. Schwartz also spent over a decade as Managing Editor of Home Furnishings News. An enthusiastic DIYer, she has a shed full of tools and a house full of projects. Donna Boyle Schwartz on LinkedIn | Google +

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MAY 9, 2019 | THURSDAY
12 National Trust Properties to Visit This Summer

Gain some architectural insight—and a new understanding of American history—by visiting these National Trust Historic Sites.

APRIL 25, 2019 | THURSDAY
Why We Love the Sleeping Porch

As a youngster, one of the summer's great thrills was "sleeping out," usually on someone’s deck or porch, but sometimes even on the garage roof—any place where a gaggle of girls...

APRIL 24, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
10 Tips for Ending Robocalls, Junk Mail, and More

Why does it always seem to happen just as you're sitting down to enjoy a nice dinner with your family?—the phone rings, and the solicitors are calling! Technology can be a double-edged sw...

MARCH 18, 2019 | MONDAY
The 25 Most Beautiful Libraries in America

Libraries are magical places, filled with tales of faraway lands, adventure, romance and chivalry, inspiring the imaginations of generations and instilling a lifelong love of learning. Bu...

MARCH 7, 2019 | THURSDAY
The 10 Biggest Mistakes You Could Make at Your Kitchen Sink

Show of hands: Which one of you has just poured bacon grease right out of the pan down into the sink? Or dumped a pot’s worth of used coffee grounds down the drain? Now, consider this: Wh...

MARCH 5, 2019 | TUESDAY
Daylight Savings Time 2022: 11 Surprising Facts About Time Change

The Sunshine Protection Act, which make daylights savings time permanent, unanimously passed in the Senate last March. Until the House acts on the bill, learn more about why we're stuck c...

FEBRUARY 28, 2019 | THURSDAY
The Greenest Cities in America

The terms "environmentally friendly," "ecological," and "green" are thrown around a lot these days, but there is no denying that many Americans are earnestly searching for ways to reduce ...

FEBRUARY 1, 2019 | FRIDAY
10 Surprising Tips and Tricks for Dealing with Ice and Snow

What do you do when the weather outside is frightful, but you still need to get out and go to work, school or shopping? Snow and ice removal is a major hassle and an unfortunate fact of l...

JANUARY 25, 2019 | FRIDAY
How To: Clean Stainless Steel

Gleaming and shiny, stainless steel brings a bright and polished air to any kitchen. Keeping that brilliant sheen, however, takes a little bit of work—and some very specific cleaning prod...

JANUARY 25, 2019 | FRIDAY
This Is How Long Each of Your Major Appliances Should Last

If you’re like most people, you probably don't give much thought to the age of your appliances—until something breaks, that is. Homeowners do occasionally replace a major home appliance b...