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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SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 | TUESDAY
How To: Never Lose Your Keys Again

It never fails: You’re running late, and right before you’re about to head out the door you realize you can’t find your keys. You search and search, and you finally find them buried in yo...

JULY 30, 2018 | MONDAY
How Big-Box Home Stores Get You to Spend More

Have you ever visited a big-box store to pick up something quick like cat food or coffee, then ended up walking out with $70 worth of items in your cart? It’s not just you—big-box stores ...

JULY 19, 2018 | THURSDAY
The Most Luxurious Ways to Rough It in the Wild

A weekend in the country can be rejuvenating, but the idea of roughing it, even for just a few nights, doesn’t appeal to everyone. Luckily, the glamping trend is still going strong. Resor...

JUNE 15, 2018 | FRIDAY
These Are the Most Dangerous Insects in America

Summertime is packed with fun activities: barbecues, beach vacations, afternoon swims, and backyard games. But the warm weather also summons pesky bugs and creepy-crawlies, which threaten...

JUNE 1, 2018 | FRIDAY
14 Cheap DIYs for a Better Backyard

Most homeowners are eager to improve their outdoor living space, but professional landscaping services and patio furniture cost a pretty penny these days. Don’t give up hope! With a littl...

APRIL 5, 2018 | THURSDAY
13 Homes from the Original Colonies that Still Stand Today

America may have 50 states now, but a little less than 250 years ago it consisted of just 13 colonies. Even today, there are some amazing homes built during the colonial period that still...

MARCH 15, 2018 | THURSDAY
The Biggest Outdoor Design Trends of 2018—So Far

A yard is more than grass that you have to mow, it's an extension of your living space. Homeowners who commit time and money toward landscaping their yard not only get a great return on t...

FEBRUARY 21, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
How To: Remove Pet Hair from Absolutely Everything

Dogs and cats bring happiness to the home, but there's one major downside to sharing your living space with a pet: a blanket of hair that seems to coat every surface. Here’s the ultimate ...

JANUARY 9, 2018 | TUESDAY
11 Weird Ways to Use a Bobby Pin

Bobby pins are the unsung heroes of beauty tools. The tiny clips can hold braids, pin back bangs, and give extra lift to a ponytail, but did you know that they have many practical househo...

DECEMBER 19, 2017 | TUESDAY
10 Unusual Things You Can Do with Sugar

Sugar truly deserves its place of honor in pantries around the world. It's indispensable for sweetening up beverages like coffee and tea, and it adds delicious flavor to baked goods. But ...