Jamie Birdwell Branson

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Birdwell-Branson is a freelance lifestyle writer who specializes in real estate, home decor, DIY, and travel. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications, including Zillow.com, Elle Decor.com, Livability.com, Canadian Florist Magazine, and more. She is an avid antiquer and likes to fill her vintage home with the treasures that she finds. You can follow Jamie Birdwell-Branson on Twitter or Instagram.

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NOVEMBER 22, 2019 | FRIDAY
15 Ways to Decorate the Staircase This Holiday Season

When decking the halls for the holidays, check out these fun, easy ideas for styling your staircase.

NOVEMBER 22, 2019 | FRIDAY
15 Ways We All Waste Money Over the Holidays

The holiday season is already hard enough on your bank account, but it can be especially costly when you make any of these 15 holiday spending mistakes.

NOVEMBER 12, 2019 | TUESDAY
10 Tips for Spending Less on Grocery Bills

Cut down the cost of your weekly grocery run with these 10 easy tips and tricks you can put to work in the store as well as the kitchen.

NOVEMBER 4, 2019 | MONDAY
What It Was Like Inside the Homes of the Pilgrims

There’s a lot of folklore surrounding the first Thanksgiving, and plenty of lively debate. When did it actually occur? Was this meeting with the Wampanoags truly amicable? Did they really...

NOVEMBER 1, 2019 | FRIDAY
These Are Some of the Most Architecturally Interesting Solutions to Homelessness

Housing insecurity and homelessness are serious and complicated issues in America and beyond. Visionaries are working together and coming up with creative ideas to find those experiencing...

SEPTEMBER 9, 2019 | MONDAY
7 Good Reasons to Fire Your Real Estate Agent (And How to Do It)

Selling your home will probably be one of the biggest (and most nerve-racking) transactions of your lifetime. The process is riddled with anxiety—getting your property open-house ready, w...

AUGUST 27, 2019 | TUESDAY
The 12 Hidden Expenses of Pet Ownership

There’s nothing like the greeting of a wagging tail and a wet nose at the end of a long day (or maybe an indifferent tail flick if you own a cat). Pets do so much to enrich our lives, giv...

AUGUST 14, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
The Cheapest Ways to Make Your Home Look Brand-New Again

Hardly anyone’s home looks magazine-worthy all the time, but if you’ve noticed that your home is looking a little dingy or rough around the edges, it may be time to spruce things up. Ther...

JULY 15, 2019 | MONDAY
10 Chemicals You Didn't Know You Were Carrying into the House

Plastics, processed foods, and highly concentrated cleaning products make our lives more convenient, but they may come at a cost to our health. It’s no surprise that you can be exposed to...

JULY 8, 2019 | MONDAY
13 Reasons You Really Need to Do a Better Job Cleaning Your Grill

The smell of a backyard barbecue is an official sign that summer is here, and the grill masters are out in full force, marinating, trying out new recipes, and serving up delicious burgers...