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4 (Easy) Thanksgiving Dishes

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 11.05.2015 | Taste
Elizabeth Pullman

If there's one thing most everyone can agree on, it's that a great Thanksgiving celebration all comes down to the food. When you're asked to bring a dish with you on Turkey Day, the pressure is on.

8 Ways To Avoid Hosting A Boring Dinner Party

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 10.23.2015 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Pullman

Dinner parties have a reputation for being boring and stuffy, but that doesn't have to be the case. Most of the time when parties are boring, it's because guests feel awkward and aren't comfortable with one another right away. By giving your parties a theme, you basically provide an icebreaker.

10 Productivity Hacks That Will Change Your Life

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 10.14.2015 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Pullman

Life is hard. It's full of chores that have to be done and errands that need to be run, much of which stands in the way of the stuff you actually want to do. If you're feeling spread thin, here are some productivity hacks that will make you better at actually getting stuff done.

10 Space-Saving Tips And Storage Tricks You Should Steal From Tiny Homes

MakeSpace | Posted 10.13.2015 | HuffPost Home
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All 10 of these tiny homes prove that space is relative. Your home is only as tiny as you let it feel. So, apply these space-saving tips and storage tricks when you can. Because you deserve to have a bigger home without actually paying for one.

5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Weekend

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 10.02.2015 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Pullman

Once you've found something you like, you can either dedicate time to just that hobby, or build it into a different part of your schedule and continue exploring new things. Either way, you'll get to spend part of your weekend doing something fun and interesting.

Working From Home: How to Stay Focused in Your Apartment

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 09.25.2015 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Pullman

Remember: Not all workspaces are created equal. Your home-office space shouldn't be the couch in front of the TV, and it definitely shouldn't be in bed. Ideally, it shouldn't even be in your bedroom.

4 Ways to Bring Autumn Into Your Apartment

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 09.17.2015 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Pullman

Pumpkin spice, chai, cinnamon -- almost half of the ideas that spring to mind when you think of autumn come down to smells. Bringing the scent of fall into your apartment will set that harvest atmosphere that's sure to leave you feeling cozy.

How to Become the Most Organized Person You Know

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 09.10.2015 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Pullman

If you regularly find yourself saying, "I know it's around here somewhere," it might be time to reorganize your apartment. Not only will it save you time and energy, it will make your space feel and look a lot better.

Everything You Need to Know About Online Shopping

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 08.27.2015 | Style
Elizabeth Pullman

Shopping online has a lot of perks, but you'll want to make sure you shop online in a smart and reasonable manner. Abiding by these rules can ensure that you have a safe and secure online shopping experience.

8 Home Office Ideas For Small Spaces

Architectural Digest | Posted 08.27.2015 | HuffPost Home
Architectural Digest

A nook can be the perfect place for a work space.

5 Tips for Hosting Out-of-Town Guests

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 08.20.2015 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Pullman

Make sure your out-of-town guests-- whether they're long-distance relatives or old friends-- feel like they are welcomed in your home. Clean sheets and hot water are a given for your house guests, but there are many other things you can do be the perfect host.

What "Cozy" Really Means: Decoding Real Estate Listing Language

Posted 08.20.2015 | HuffPost Home

Apartment searching in big cities is a lot like a regrettable online-dating meetup. You travel great distances to a neighborhood you’re not complete...

Are You Storing Your Booze Wrong?

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 08.11.2015 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Pullman

For the most part, wine, beers, and liqueurs have a long shelf life thanks to their high alcohol content and complex sugars -- both of which are preservatives. However, to make the most of your liquor cabinet and wine rack, you'll need to know some basics for alcohol storage.

7 Tips for Falling Asleep and Getting a Good Night's Rest

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 08.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Pullman

Waking up and feeling refreshed is important. After all, you don't want to be crabby at work and feel exhausted when you're trying to take on professional, personal, and family challenges. Your sleep patterns are crucial. You spend roughly one third of your life sleeping, so make it count!

5 Ways to Decorate Your Seriously Small Apartment Balcony | Posted 07.31.2015 | HuffPost Home

Whether you're looking for an extra cozy space to unwind in after work, or a spot to entertain friends and family, take a look at these easy ways you can dress up your small apartment balcony.

6 Ways to Take the Perfect Nap

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 07.24.2015 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Pullman

Is there anything more glorious than carving out a few hours in the day to relax and recharge with a nap? Sleep is something too few people get enough of -- even though most of us love a good night's rest as much as a gourmet meal.

How to Make Monday Morning a Little Less Annoying

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 07.17.2015 | Business
Elizabeth Pullman

The weekend can't go on forever. Unless you're on vacation or taking a sick day, you have to tough it out and head into the office. Here are some ways to beat the Monday blues and start the work week off right:

10 DIYs You Need For Your New Apartment | Posted 07.13.2015 | HuffPost Home

Instead of spending your next paycheck on that gorgeous lamp you saw online or splurging on that fun wallpaper, create your own furniture and décor by DIYing these must-haves.

8 Scents That Will Put You in a Better Mood

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 07.07.2015 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Pullman

Aromatherapy has been around for a long time, but it seems to have hit its stride in recent years. Today, it seems like essential oils, candles, and other scent-producing products are very popular with renters.

How to Make Your Apartment More Sophisticated

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 06.23.2015 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Pullman

Do you still have that old microwave from college? Does your fridge look like it might be older than you are? Upgrading your appliances can transform a room in seconds. Imagine what a gorgeous stainless steel fridge can do for a kitchen that's lost its luster.

How to Have the Best Summer Ever

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 06.17.2015 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Pullman

The weather has warmed up, the sun is shining and summer vacations are just around the corner (or, better yet, you're on one right now). You've suffered through another cold winter and saved up those vacation days, and now is the time to make the most of the season.

Make Your Bed (Plus 6 Other Things You Should Do Every Day)

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 06.09.2015 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Pullman

You wake up, roll out of bed (sometimes literally), brush your teeth and go about your day. That's your routine -- you've done it for years and it just feels normal. But like any routine, it can put you in a rut.

How to Pick Up Good Habits

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 06.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Pullman

Most people want to develop good habits like doing yoga before work, eating breakfast and saying "hello" to the elderly neighbor they see each morning.

10 Products You Should Always Have Stocked in Your Home

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 05.27.2015 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Pullman

Not only is buying in bulk and keeping items well-stocked great for your wallet, but it can also keep you from having to make those annoying shopping trips every few weeks. With excellent services like Amazon and stores like Costco, this is very easy for renters to do as well.

The 8 Best Weekend Projects For Your Apartment

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 05.20.2015 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Pullman

There are several fun (and often affordable) ways to have your space looking like new again. Want to know how to get started? Here are some excellent weekend projects that are tailor made for your apartment.