Currently: Editorial at HouseBeautiful.com; Previously: MAKERS.com, ELLE.com, Marie Claire Magazine, Rachael Ray Show, Inside Edition, and more
Unless you've actually been walking around with a blindfold on, you've likely seen a meme, article, or tweet about the new Netflix movie, Bird Box, in the last few weeks. READ MORE.
Just when I thought things couldn't get any weirder, the news mentions a Super Blood Wolf Moon is coming this month and I instantly question everything. But it’s my absolute pleasure to say this lunar trifecta is, in fact, a real thing. Here's everything you need to know about the event so you don't miss it. READ MORE.
A lot goes into planning your big day because it's the start of your happily ever after, I get it. But please don't let the stress distract you from the important things that'll stay with you forever. And no, I don't mean your significant other or new in-laws, I'm talking about the gifts—sorry fam. READ MORE.
No matter what time of year it is, setting goals for personal growth and success is never a bad idea. Joanna Gaines paused amid the hubbub of the holidays—and celebrating with all her babies—to share the challenge she's setting for herself in 2019. It's a powerful reminder to make the most of the time we have. READ MORE.
Marie Kondo's new Netflix show, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, premiered on New Year's Day. Since she burst onto the scene with her best-selling book in 2015, Marie and her techniques, known as the KonMari method, have entered the cultural vernacular. Perhaps you've heard her most famous rule for tossing old stuff: if it doesn't spark joy, get rid of it. READ MORE.
Though the name Wanda Barzee may be meaningless to you, Elizabeth Smart is probably not and with reason—she's an incredibly brave survivor. Unfortunately, though, being outspoken about her kidnapping was not enough to keep one of her perpetrators behind bars. Instead, Wanda was released five years early back in September 2018 and...believe it or not...has recently moved close to an elementary school in Utah. Her second home near a school since her release, sources say. READ MORE.
In case you're late to the party, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's relationship with his mother, Ata, is absolutely precious. On top of all of their red carpet appearances together, his Christmas gift for her this year is seriously incredible—and her reaction may be even better. READ MORE.
Ringing in the New Year in Times Square is on a lot of people's bucket lists. But if the idea of that crowd is your nightmare, or if you're more likely to count down the final seconds in a bar with friends, you're in luck. As TV screens get bigger and picture quality gets ever more hi-def, watching events like the New Year's Eve ball drop live is often just as great as being there—and might even be preferable, given tonight's rainy forecast in NYC. READ MORE.
My favorite go-to online shopping trick is sorting "Prices Low to High," especially around the holidays when I'm stuffing everything into my cart. It sounds like Kanye West approaches Christmas shopping a little bit differently, at least when it comes to gifts for his wife Kim Kardashian. He landed on a casual $14 million condo on Miami Beach, which may have originally been listed for $15.5 million. READ MORE.
Tossing and turning at night and the weighted blanket and ear plugs just aren't helping? Simon Science says it's time to kick your significant other out of bed and invite your pup up to cuddle instead—at least, sort of. READ MORE.
House Beautiful is no stranger to change. So, in the spirit of the new year, fresh beginnings, and new editorial director Joanna Saltz addressing this topic of change in the upcoming January/February 2019 issue, we're looking back at the evolution of the magazine to see exactly what it looked like every year for the past seven decades. READ MORE.
It's hard to believe it's been two years since the world lost Carrie Fisher, but if anyone could pay the perfect tribute to the beloved actress, it's her daughter Billie Lourd—and she did so without leaving a single Instagram user with a dry eye. READ MORE.
Though it's been a few days since Christmas, the season lives on—I mean, until the Rockefeller Christmas tree gets taken down on Jan. 7 (and possibly even later), I'm not letting go. Thankfully, Property Brother Drew Scott is also continuing to make spirits bright with his wife Linda at their Los Angeles home—and it's arguably the cutest light display of the season. READ MORE.
As most Flip or Flop fans know, Chip and Joanna Gaines have numerous family traditions worth copying all year-round (like how Chip wears the hospital bracelet from their children's births until it falls off.) But when it comes to Christmas in particular, their traditions only get more magical—an effect the holidays tend to have. READ MORE.