Better Homes and Gardens May 2019

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family meals

“More than 54 percent of American households report eating dinner at home six to seven nights a week; another 30 percent report eating at home five days a week.”BH&G FOOD FACTOR 2018 What’s for dinner? It’s the perennial question we get asked (or ask ourselves) every day. In our latest BH&G Food Factor study, the answer was, “Whatever my family will eat.” Accordingly, many of you have developed a rotating cast of guaranteed hits: baked or grilled chicken (more than double any other food item in our study), spaghetti, tacos, meat loaf, burgers, pizza. There aren’t really any surprises on the list. And I agree: Don’t mess with success, right? Then again, don’t we sometimes get a little bored? (If so, see our “Dinner in America” story, page 82.) My mom’s favorite…

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what’s trending online

Fast Hacks for Curb Appeal Head over to to find our favorite home design tricks from the pros. This month we highlight tips for painting your front door, adding pavers and window boxes, creating container gardens, and other easy weekend projects. [SWEEPSTAKES] Win $25,000 to spruce up your outdoor space. Enter at for a chance to win. Details on page 131. GET CREATIVE WITH ASPARAGUS QUICK AND HEALTHY Give classic recipes like stir-fry, hoagies, and avocado toast a spring refresh with a few spears of asparagus. Find 18 easy and nutritious ideas at [SPECIAL BH&G OFFER] ‘President Lincoln’ Lilac This lilac’s unique blue tinge sets it apart from the rest. Its strong, fast-growing branches will quickly fill a border and infuse your garden with a deep, heady scent. Plant in a sunny spot that has slightly…

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sheer brilliance

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shopping with diana wright

SHOP TALK Diana appears on TV several times a month to sell her hair accessory line that goes well with special hair and makeup—“the routine similar to what you would do for date night or a party,” she says. MAKEUP Wear layers to keep your skin looking flawless. Diana applies primer, foundation, and concealer then sets it with a loose translucent powder. HAIR “I use dry texturizer spray to pump up my pony and hold the style,” she says. Another trick: Spray it on your palms then lightly smooth down flyaways. BY: ERICA METZGER; PHOTO: (PORTRAIT) GENAVA LEIGH PHOTOGRAPHY…

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brow builders

The Look: NATURAL You can quickly groom thick brows or create a full, feathery effect with a tinted brow gel. The wand applicator is great for beginners: One or two swipes coat individual hairs, adding both definition and volume. Its tint conceals grays and accentuates pale hairs, too, says Jaimineey Patel, head of training at Blink Brow Bar in London. And because gel formulas provide hold, you can keep any unruly hairs in place. The Look: DEFINED With a brow pencil, you can draw precise, realistic-looking hairs to shape brows and fill patchy spots. “If you want darker brows, apply more pressure when using a pencil,” says Sania Vucetaj, brow expert and founder of Sania’s Brow Bar in New York City. “To soften the look, brush through with a spoolie brush.” Brow powder…

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black + white

Combining these opposites dials up the drama with minimal risk. They’re both neutrals, the look is always in style, and the palette goes with anything, which makes it easy to add to or update. Layering different textures and tones is the secret to making this duo feel livable and effortless. INSTANT CLASSIC Michigan-based editor and creative consultant Michelle Adams is known for her ability to spot trends, but at home she favors longevity. “I don’t want to have to keep redesigning,” she says. “Black and white is timeless.” Her tricks to getting it right: CLASH CONSISTENTLY Different warm and cool tones of white and black will creep into a room. Embrace it. A warm white in a cool white room could look like a mistake, but if you repeat the color, the mix…