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How to Disaster-Proof Your Home

We’ve all heard preparedness tips before, but it is never a bad idea to refresh our memories occasionally. Start by making sure that you keep the basics on hand: a first-aid kit, bottled water, canned goods, and other nonperishable food and necessities. And don’t forget pet food, too!

Southern Charm on a Mississippi River Cruise

For our multigenerational vacation, we chose American Cruise Lines, which offers a variety of travel options like Mississippi River Cruises. Their authentic paddlewheelers are reminiscent of the days of Mark Twain, who drew plenty of inspiration from the historic waterway. Recent fleet additions include a modern riverboat that also cruises the Mississippi.

Double-Duty Furnishings

One way to maximize your space and get the most from your furnishings is with multifunctional furniture pieces. Whether you opt for custom creations or readily available styles, these high performers can help around the house by providing flexibility in function.

Seasonal Celebrations: Use Nature as Inspiration!

Through the years, nature has been a guiding force for her creative soirées, like the garden party she hosted during the summer. “I create the feel with the look,” says Batayneh, who installed wallpaper with a bold floral pattern in the entryway that sets the tone for the entire home.