Emily Blackwood

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Emily Blackwood is a freelance home, lifestyle design, and wellness writer living in southern California. In her over 10 years as a writer and editor, she has been featured in publications such as San Diego Home and Gardens Lifestyle Magazine, La Jolla Village News, the Ormond Beach Observer, HuffPost, YourTango, and The Bolde. When she's not crafting prose or investigating a new piece, Emily can be found doing DIY projects in her 500-square foot cottage or relaxing on the beach with a good book. Learn more about her work by visiting her website.

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DECEMBER 31, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Outdoor Cushions for Your Deck, Patio, or Porch

Private backyards, charming patios, scenic balconies—all these lounging spaces can benefit from furniture with comfortable outdoor cushions. These cushions are specifically designed to ha...

DECEMBER 24, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Outdoor Blankets for Keeping Cozy Outside

No matter what time of year it is, a high-quality outdoor blanket can always come in handy. They can be used for family beach days, romantic picnics, or even camping trips. So when it com...

DECEMBER 23, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Slippers for Warmth and Comfort Around the House

A good pair of slippers should offer more than just a cozy break from the dress shoes you wear to work or the sneakers you wear when you’re exercising or running errands. They're an essen...

DECEMBER 18, 2020 | FRIDAY
The Best Oven Mitts for Kitchen Use

An oven mitt is a key item for the kitchen for tasks like pulling out a brownie pan from the oven, rearranging hot pots and pans on the stove, and using a thermometer to check the tempera...

DECEMBER 18, 2020 | FRIDAY
The Best Skillets for Your Cookware Collection

If there's one kitchen item that gets almost daily use, it's the skillet. Skillets are shallow, flat pans with flared sides that are used for a variety of meal preparations. Most commonly...

DECEMBER 7, 2020 | MONDAY
The Best Juicers for the Kitchen

Juicers are nifty kitchen tools used to extract the juice from fruits and vegetables. While a blender processes the entire piece of produce, fiber included, for a fairly thick beverage, a...

NOVEMBER 30, 2020 | MONDAY
The Best Pressure Cookers for Quick Meals

Supper has never been easier—or faster—since the rise of pressure cookers. By combining high-pressure steam and water, this nifty tool can cook up anything from mashed potatoes to chicken...

NOVEMBER 30, 2020 | MONDAY
The Best Fabric Glues for Projects

Sewing is a skill that takes time, patience, and dedication to master. When you're in a pinch and a thread and needle are not an option, fabric glue is an easy solution. Fabric glue is an...

NOVEMBER 30, 2020 | MONDAY
The Best Chef Knives for Slicing and Dicing

There are thousands of innovative kitchen tools and cooking contraptions on the market—but the one that really makes an impact is the chef knife. Having a professional-grade blade handy m...

NOVEMBER 30, 2020 | MONDAY
The Best Glues for Ceramic Repairs

Breaking a ceramic household item is frustrating, but most can be repaired—so long as you have all the pieces and a high-quality adhesive. The best glue for ceramic can not only rescue sh...