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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FEBRUARY 24, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Bird Bath for Your Garden or Patio

Birds need a safe source of water to survive and thrive in every habitat. Installing a high-quality bird bath can be a great way to provide a necessity to your feathered friends and attra...

FEBRUARY 24, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Heated Bird Bath for Cold Weather

When temperatures drop and water freezes, birds can have a tough time finding a place to drink, preen, and bathe. Birds can use snow to meet their needs, but it costs them metabolic energ...

FEBRUARY 24, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Lightweight Vacuum for Effort-Free Spotless Floors

A vacuum is a necessary household tool for cleaning hard floors and carpets, but many vacuums are heavy and difficult to maneuver. Traditional vacuums can weigh up to 20 pounds, which is ...

FEBRUARY 23, 2021 | TUESDAY
The Best Bamboo Steamer to Add to Your Cookware Collection

With so many gadgets taking up precious counter space, it can be hard to justify adding yet another one into the mix. But a bamboo steamer is one of those rare, versatile tools that make ...

FEBRUARY 23, 2021 | TUESDAY
The Best Insulated Grocery Bags for Bringing Home Cold Foods

Transporting cold or frozen foods can be a little inconvenient. Using regular grocery bags on long drives from the supermarket can increase the risk of cold items spoiling, particularly i...

FEBRUARY 22, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Carpet Sweeper for Quickly Cleaning Messes

Before the vacuum cleaner, people often used a carpet sweeper. Though technology has rendered them almost obsolete, their lightweight, compact design, and affordable price tag are helping...

JANUARY 26, 2021 | TUESDAY
The Best KitchenAid Mixers for Your Cooking Needs

As any good baker would know, many recipes require hands-on work that takes up a lot of time and can tire out your forearms—which is why many consider adding a KitchenAid mixer to their a...

JANUARY 24, 2021 | SUNDAY
The Best Cookie Cutters for Baking

You don't have to bake professionally to enjoy a high-quality set of cookie cutters. This versatile and long-time favorite kitchen tool can help you form the perfect cookie shape no matte...

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 28, 2020 | MONDAY
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...