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Road trip season is around the corner. Does that fill you with memories of painful car trips stuck between siblings in the backseat? Or do you relish the idea of hitting the road, maybe with your own kids? more
Q: I'm getting married, and my partner has hefty student loans and credit card bills. I don't. Should I be worried enough to reconsider?A: You're fortunate to have found someone you want to spend the next, oh, 60 years with. more
As graduation approaches for thousands of young adults this spring, sorting out your health insurance options may seem more daunting than any political economics problem you came up against at school. You may not think it's a high priority, but … more
When your dining room table gets upgraded from a Craigslist score to a polished wood beauty, it's time for a lesson in the care and feeding of fine furniture. A good-quality dining table, whether new, vintage or antique, can be a major investment, … more
It's that time of year! Weddings, baby showers, graduation parties galore!Recently, my best friend called for advice concerning her daughter's wedding shower. She sent 35 invitations, six weeks before the event, and with only two weeks remaining, … more
When it comes to Easter eggs, dipping them in dye is fine, but for a more decorative and longer-lasting result, try decoupage.I tried three DIY techniques for adding colors and patterns to eggs using decoupage glue — Mod Podge is a popular … more
NEW YORK — With Easter coming up it's time to start plotting how to best your kid baskets from last year.Some ideas:GET CREATIVE WITH POPCORNIs there anything more versatile than popcorn?You can chocofy it, caramelize it or dye it in your … more
For decades, "outdoor decorating" meant arranging a few nice chairs and a table near a barbecue grill, then adding an umbrella to block the summer sun. But as patios and decks have morphed into "outdoor living rooms," the bar has risen for outdoor … more
Designer and blogger Monica Mangin, host of "The Weekender," a home-renovation Web series by Lowe's, joined staff writer Jura Koncius last week on The Washington Post's Home Front online chat. Here is an edited excerpt.Q: I am … more
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