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10 Rules to Live By

I am a rule follower. Always have been, always will be. And when life gets busy, I really like having a few rules to...

Lending a Hand

Watching the refugee crisis or any number of disasters unfold before us on the news is heartbreaking. Our natural tendency is to want to...

A Wilder Bloom

• Consider grander flowers for every day. Blooms like hydrangea and calla lilies, which used to be special- order, are now readily available at...

The Secret Garden

A garden party and silent auction hosted by Marcia Angle in her stunning backyard – dubbed Deer Chase Gardens – drew authors like Daniel...

Quitting Time

I’ve been thinking about quitting a lot lately. Not quitting my job (because I truly love what I do), but quitting other things. Things...

Planning for Spontaneity

One of my favorite things about summer is the spontaneity. For those who know me well, I’m not exactly a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kind of gal....

An Ode to the Camp Trunk

I just returned from dropping two very happy kids off at sleepaway camp. Our kids absolutely love this ritual of summer … a week...

Use It or Lose It

In the past two months, I’ve had more than 25 people ask if I’ve heard of Japanese organizer Marie Kondo and her bestseller The...

A (First-Time) Homebuying FAQ

IS DURHAM BECOMING A HOT BED FOR FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS? Over the past few years, Durham has seen a definite upswing in basic homeownership. Courtney James...

Emergency Preparedness: Slacker’s Edition

One of the things that stinks about being a grown-up is all of the shoulds … you should buy a house, you should have...