A Dancer in the Family: Tips for Raising Happy Ballerinas

Seated young dancer in leotard facing away

It starts with a creative dance class, gymnastics birthday party or perhaps tickets to The Nutcracker — and pretty soon your little one can’t stop twirling. Bring on the dance classes, bobby pins and an astonishing amount of laundry and driving. We’ve got some creative tips for raising happy ballerinas while keeping the rest of the family feeling great, too.

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5 Tips to Create Your Best Bookshelf

Vintage-inspired staging with brass winged pig, old books and windup clock

Bookshelves… Everyone’s got ’em, and they run the gamut from heirloom antique pieces to built-ins to DIY workhorses. Of course, you can stack every shelf with books. But this basic home furnishing component can be a little — or a lot — more than just a warehous for favorite pages. Transform those ledges into your best bookshelf, and a major décor asset.

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That Farmhouse Feeling: Furniture & Decor

Rustic wood sidetable with weathered farmhouse feeling accent decor

Farmhouse decor isn’t just for the country anymore. This rustic and inviting design style surprises from behind the front doors of city condos, suburban family homes and, of course, places with acreage too. A few choice pieces can give your space a whole lot of farmhouse feeling. Here’s how to begin your rustic home makeover at any price point. It’s as easy as one-two-three.

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