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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MARCH 16, 2020 | MONDAY
The Best String Lights for Your Outdoor Space

We’ll all be spending some much-needed time in our outdoor spaces this summer, and string lights can make those warm nights so much more relaxing and festive.  A simple strand of outdoor ...

MARCH 9, 2020 | MONDAY
Solved! Do Air Purifiers Really Work?

Q: I suffer from seasonal allergies, and a friend suggested I buy an air purifier for my home. How do they work—and do air purifiers work effectively?A. Allergic rhinitis (commonly known ...

FEBRUARY 4, 2020 | TUESDAY
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 ...

DECEMBER 2, 2019 | MONDAY
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.

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...

MAY 31, 2019 | FRIDAY
10 Surprising Things a Homeowner Can Be Fined For

As a homeowner, you have the responsibility to keep your home safe, clean, and in compliance with city ordinances. While you may already be aware that you’re not supposed to let your gras...

MAY 21, 2019 | TUESDAY
9 Mistakes You Should Never Make with the American Flag

Flying the grand old flag on Memorial Day is a great way to honor our servicemen and women who have sacrificed so much for our country. Not only is it festive to hang the flag, but doing ...

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...

MAY 3, 2019 | FRIDAY
These 8 Home Makeovers Prove the Power of Paint

They say that first impressions are everything—and there’s no better way for your home to make a good first impression than with a fresh coat of paint. Better yet, a new paint job is a re...