Dirty drains can cause all sorts of problems in your home, from backups and overflow to foul smells and pest infestations. But with a few simple steps, you can keep your drains clean and running smoothly all year long.

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Here are our top tips for keeping your drains clean:

1. Use a drain cover

One of the best ways to keep your drains clean is to use a drain cover. Drain covers prevent hair, food, and other debris from going down the drain and causing a clog. There are a variety of different types of drain covers available, so be sure to choose one that fits your needs.

2.  Don’t pour grease down the drain

Grease can be very difficult to break down and can easily cause a clog in your drains. To avoid this, don’t pour grease down the drain. Instead, dispose of it in the trash.

3.  Run

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After a long 15 months, all of the subzero wolf kitchen appliances we ordered are finally in place! The waiting game has been painful, and I’m not ready to say it was worth it… But it’s nice to finally have the kitchen we dreamed of.

In anticipation of a full kitchen reveal coming soon, today is all about the freezer and refrigerator we’ve been anxiously waiting for. Because Chris is always cooking up a storm, having both a full-sized freezer and fridge on either side of the range was a key element in the kitchen design. Stoffer planned for both to be cabinet paneled, along with the dishwashers and fridge drawers, and every piece was measured and ordered accordingly. This is why we couldn’t just pivot and order new appliances with delay after delay. This kitchen was made with Subzero Wolf appliances in mind, and the only choice we had

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Is Shaker design the new trend in restaurants and cafes? We think so (see 8 Ideas to Borrow from The Commerce Inn in NYC for particularly compelling evidence). And it makes sense: The Shakers created systems of thoughtful order for living—and eating—communally, so why not apply their vision to these, our modern-day gathering spaces?

Canadian interiors firm Ste. Marie is deft at creating singular spaces to eat, drink, and celebrate (see St. Lawrence in Vancouver: A Sultry, Blue-Hued Bistro, Right Out of a Painting), and when they took on the project of making a space for Flourist—a small-batch, community-based flour mill founded by Janna Bishop, a clothing designer, and Shira McDermott, a food industry expert—they drew from “the 18th century Shaker communities’ guiding principles of simplicity, utility and honesty.”

Join us for a look—and see how many Shaker details you can spot.

Photography by Conrad Brown, courtesy of Ste.

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Coats! Boots! Oh how I love to hunker down and wear a comfortable outfit on the inside with a great coat and boots on the outside. I just shot another quick social partnership with Madewell but I know that many of you don’t follow over there (which I fully get). So I figured I’d post about my pics here with commentary and a few non-Madewell pieces that I’m into. For these partnerships, they give me free rein to order stuff for them to send, but not everything works. So I usually go to the store and find what I think is very, very, very good. That’s all to say that it’s very edited and stuff I legit love (not stuff they ask me to wear/post about). So here they are…

Coat | T-Shirt | Jeans | Beanie | Boots

I think I whispered out loud “oh, hell yes,” when I …

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Welcome back to another cozy Friday! Fall is here, if you live in a place where you get all four seasons, hopefully you are surrounded by all the colors. This year has been breathtaking around the farm, and we hope it stays around for a little while. What I have seen this year in the world of interiors and home decor has been very polarizing, between Christmas decor and fall decor. In a typical year, simply thinking of taking a peek at my Christmas decor this early into fall, pushes people’s buttons. However, this year I feel like there may be a lot more people ready to pull out their garlands and bows, maybe even before Halloween. For us, it has been a family tradition here to start our Christmas Decor on or the day after Halloween. Before we had Copey (who loves the spooky season), we would pull out

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