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Better Homes and Gardens August 2018

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head space

(PHOTO: DANA GALLAGHER)When I’m in an airport, I do what most people do. I scramble through security removing belt, shoes, liquids, metal objects, and laptop, trying to get through as quickly as I can with the least amount of hassle possible. When I arrive at the gate, I feel like I’ve run a gauntlet. I collapse in a seat and stare at my phone, avoiding eye contact with anyone else. But lately I’ve been experimenting with doing something new: Nothing.In a public space, look around and you’ll see that everyone (except the occasional infant) is on their phone. I’ve always enjoyed people-watching, but now I actively watch people interacting with other people on their screens. I see them smiling over a funny post or a text from a friend. I…

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Front door makeoverWhat does your front door say about you? Find the color that best reflects your personality with tips at’S TRENDING ON BHG.COM1 WHAT’S FOR DINNER?Take the guesswork out of weeknight meals with our lineup of easy, family-friendly recipes at TAME A SLOPED YARDFind solutions for tackling uneven terrain with plants, water, and walls at BEDROOM CLEAN UPWe’ve got the secrets to deep cleaning a bedroom in under an hour at (Step 1: Pick up the clothes.)[SWEEPSTAKES]Win $10,000Enter at for a chance to win $10,000 to beautify your home. Details on page 134.[GET SOCIAL]BH&G WIN THE WEEKEND“One of my favorite things is finding rusty old pieces and using them as planting containers, like this chicken feeder,” says Jessica Gorman, owner of The Seated Succulent…

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s’mores board

make itWRAP COLORFUL TWINE AROUND HEAVY-DUTY BAMBOO SKEWERS AND HOT-GLUE IN PLACE.1 CARAMEL SAUCEA smear of caramel makes the classic trio even more decadent.2 FRUIT PRESERVESTry a fruity spread like strawberry or raspberry.3 SPRINKLESFill a bowl with jimmies for dunking melted marshmallow edges.4 MARSHMALLOWSUse store-bought, or make your own with our recipe at The extra-pillowy texture is worth the effort.5 CHOCOLATESSet out a selection of white, milk, and dark, plus wild cards like peanut butter cups or caramel-filled squares.6 GRAHAM CRACKERSWe love a duo of honey and chocolate grahams. Go to for both recipes.…

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insider guide

JUICE SHOPThe three brothers who own it sell raw organic juices at various locations. “They have a mobile component, too, a cute old delivery truck called Narney.” juiceshop.comTHE PETALERRebekah Northway uses branches, seaweed, and other unusual elements as the backbone for her floral designs. She and Carrie cohost pop-up events. thepetalersf.comSCRIBE WINERYThis hacienda and vineyard are on the land where pre-Prohibition winemaking was pioneered in Sonoma. Sip rosé while exploring HHG’s shop. scribewinery.comPHOTOS: LESLIE SANTARINA; ILLUSTRATIONS: RACHEL BIRCH…

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shops on wheels

HALF HITCH GOODSSan FranciscoIn 2012 Carrie Caillouette was traveling the country in a 1980s VW Vanagon transporter, collecting linens, jewelry, and other unique gift items from small-batch makers to post on her online shop. A former buyer for Williams-Sonoma, Carrie loved the process of curating a collection of goods that would resonate with customers, but she also wanted a physical venue to share her finds.“I realized I needed a real presence, where people could come and touch everything and make a connection with an item,” she says. A traditional storefront was cost-prohibitive in her San Francisco home base, but she had another idea in mind: She was already using the Vanagon to collect her stock, so why not turn it into a store?She outfitted the retro truck with display shelves…

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shopping with nyakio grieco

SHOP TALK SKIN“My natural line is an homage to my grandmother (also named Nyakio) and incorporates some of her Kenyan beauty secrets.” MAKEUP“I don’t wear tons of makeup, but I love a dab of gold on my lids.” (Her fave: Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in Gold Goddess, $24.) HAIR“Finding products for textured hair can be a struggle, but I’ve learned that treatments with coconut oil give my curls the best shine and definition.”Want to keep browsing?See more of Nyakio’s tips and favorite products at ERICA METZGER; PHOTOS: (PRODUCTS) MARTY BALDWIN; ON NYAKIO: DRAPER JAMES JACKET AND DRESS, MATT BERNSON SHOES…