Jamie Birdwell Branson


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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10 Things You Should Know Before You Cut Down Your Own Christmas Tree

Whether this is your first time cutting down your own tree or it's an annual tradition, keep these 10 important tips in mind before you head out to the Christmas tree farm.

10 Problems That Are Caused by Dry Indoor Air

The potential negative effects of dry indoor air extend far beyond itchy, flaky skin. Left unchecked, dry air can also cause structural harm to your home and could even ruin some of your ...

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...

JUNE 18, 2019 | TUESDAY
The 12 Most Controversial Buildings in America

Buildings are more than just piles of bricks and mortar. Buildings tell stories and embody historical periods. Some even incite scandal and arouse controversy because they're too bold or ...

MAY 14, 2019 | TUESDAY
10 Reasons You May Only Need a Handheld Vacuum

Chances are, the last time you vacuumed you probably used an upright, canister, or stick vacuum. These were most likely also the types of vacuums that sat in your mom's—and even your gran...

MAY 10, 2019 | FRIDAY
The Best Things You Can Do for Your Lawn and Garden in Under a Minute

Americans spend about 70 hours a year on lawn and garden care, ensuring that their lawn is lush and weed-free and their flower bed is brimming with color. But even if you're short on time...

The 9 Smartest Ways to Organize Your Entire Home with S-Hooks

We’re always looking for new ways to organize every room in the house, but storage systems and fancy containers take up a lot of space and can get pretty pricey. One clever solution for y...

The 12 Biggest Mistakes You Could Make with a Smart Home

It’s official: The future is now. The everyday tasks of life—locking the door, adjusting the thermostat, dimming the lights, and capturing porch thieves—can all be done with a quick swipe...

MARCH 4, 2019 | MONDAY
10 Ways Your Home Is Telling You to Call a Plumber

Plumbing problems can run the gamut from very minor and fixable to major and costly, and at times it can be tough to tell the difference. Sometimes you may not even know there's a problem...

Here's How Much People Spend on Popular Home Upgrades

Have you got the renovation bug? Remodeling parts of your home, or even just upgrading a few fixtures, can increase your property's value. More importantly, though, renovating can also ma...