Donna Boyle Schwartz

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Donna Boyle Schwartz is a well-known home furnishings writer and editor, who has worked with leading magazines and newspapers for more than 30 years. In addition to serving as Lifestyle Editor and News Editor for the Newburgh-Beacon Evening News, Ms. Schwartz also spent over a decade as Managing Editor of Home Furnishings News. An enthusiastic DIYer, she has a shed full of tools and a house full of projects. Donna Boyle Schwartz on LinkedIn | Google +

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APRIL 25, 2019 | THURSDAY
Why We Love the Sleeping Porch

As a youngster, one of the summer's great thrills was "sleeping out," usually on someone’s deck or porch, but sometimes even on the garage roof—any place where a gaggle of girls...

APRIL 24, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
10 Tips for Ending Robocalls, Junk Mail, and More

Why does it always seem to happen just as you're sitting down to enjoy a nice dinner with your family?—the phone rings, and the solicitors are calling! Technology can be a double-edged sw...

APRIL 13, 2019 | SATURDAY
Classic Vacation Spots That Are Nothing Like They Used to Be

It is said that travel broadens the mind, and with some 3,000 miles between the East and the West Coast, Americans enjoy exceptional opportunities to expand their horizons. Indeed, the fa...

APRIL 12, 2019 | FRIDAY
Enter Bob Vila’s $1,000 Front Door Makeover Giveaway with Larson Manufacturing Today!

The old adage still rings true today: You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. And when it comes to your home, the front entry makes the first impression on visitors and ...

MARCH 18, 2019 | MONDAY
The 25 Most Beautiful Libraries in America

Libraries are magical places, filled with tales of faraway lands, adventure, romance and chivalry, inspiring the imaginations of generations and instilling a lifelong love of learning. Bu...

MARCH 7, 2019 | THURSDAY
The 10 Biggest Mistakes You Could Make at Your Kitchen Sink

Show of hands: Which one of you has just poured bacon grease right out of the pan down into the sink? Or dumped a pot’s worth of used coffee grounds down the drain? Now, consider this: Wh...

MARCH 6, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
Enter Bob Vila’s $1,000 New Door Giveaway with Larson Manufacturing Today!

Homeowners in search of the perfect blend of enhanced energy efficiency, home insulation, and home security need look no further than one simple and easy-to-install product: a premium sto...

MARCH 5, 2019 | TUESDAY
11 Things You Never Knew About Daylight Saving Time

Get ready to spring forward this month when daylight saving time (DST) replaces standard time in almost all of the United States and most of Canada and Mexico, as well as much of Europe a...

FEBRUARY 28, 2019 | THURSDAY
The Greenest Cities in America

The terms "environmentally friendly," "ecological," and "green" are thrown around a lot these days, but there is no denying that many Americans are earnestly searching for ways to reduce ...

FEBRUARY 27, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
Enter to Win Bob Vila's 2nd Annual $5,000 Bathroom Remodel Giveaway with Badeloft

Today’s hectic lifestyle means that nearly everyone could use a little “me” time, and there is no better way to achieve that much-needed solitude and serenity at home than by turning a wo...