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I write about the happy things in life: pets, food, home, family, and gardening. I also cover history, rural life, and horses, and I'm the author of 10 books. Drop me a line at:

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Your Checklist For Less Stressful Mornings - Above & Beyond

Mornings can bring a whirlwind of activity that generates a lot of stress. This checklist can help reduce the craziness....

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Don’t Need But Want: Farm-Chic Décor - Above & Beyond

BY SAMANTHA JOHNSON - It’s no secret that I love animals. It’s also no secret that I have a particularly soft spot for farm animals. Cows, chickens, sheep, goats, pigs, and (of course) horses—they’re all unique, they’re all beautiful, and they all need to be a part of my home décor. Well, maybe they...

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Get More Color in Your Diet - Above & Beyond

Explore the more colorful fruits and vegetables that are jam-packed with nutrients and that will upgrade your diet to a higher level of healthiness....

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Celebrating American Style Decor with Lady Antebellum

It’s July — what better time to celebrate traditional American style in home décor? - by Samantha Johnson - Above & Beyond - the blog of Bed Bath & Beyond

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Gifts to Give a First-Time Thanksgiving Day Host - Above & Beyond

When you’re a guest invited to Thanksgiving dinner prepared by a first-time host, why not celebrate with one of these thoughtful and practical gifts?...

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5 Plants Anyone Can Grow

Not everyone has a green thumb, but everyone can appreciate the delight that comes from growing and nurturing a plant ... by Samantha Johnson

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4 Things Your New Hair Dryer Can Do That Your Old One Can't

by Samantha Johnson - Above & Beyond, Bed Bath & Beyond

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Tips for Being Prepared for Winter Storms - Above & Beyond (Bed Bath & Beyond)

With winter comes forecasts of storm watches, wind-chill warnings, and lake-effect snow advisories — here's how to be prepared for mother nature....

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How to Decorate a Banister for the Holidays - Above & Beyond

The sweeping majesty of a staircase makes it an ideal focal point for seasonal décor; here's how to decorate a banister with more than stockings and garland...

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Gift Giving Checklist: People Not to Forget - by Samantha Johnson

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7 Habits of Great Gift Givers - Above & Beyond

7 Habits of Great Gift Givers - by Samantha Johnson

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New Thanksgiving Traditions - Above and Beyond

By Samantha Johnson

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6 Must Have Fall Cleaning Tips - Above & Beyond

By Samantha Johnson

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Five Reasons We Love Pumpkins - Above & Beyond

By Samantha Johnson