Selena Dehne is a marketing and public relations manager for JIST Publishing, freelance writer and life-long Hoosier. She covers home, entertaining, and holiday topics for SheKnows.com and FabulousLiving.com. Selena has also published dozens of other articles on MSN.com and AOL.com. Follow her on Twitter at @SelenaDehne.
Imagine falling in love with a house, putting an offer on it, entrenching yourself into the lending process and then discovering that the house is a wreck after it’s been professionally inspected—or worse, after you’ve already bought it. Such scenarios are heartbreaking and all too common.Read Full Story
At a time when so many people know friends, family and former colleagues who are out of work, we turned to Jean Baur, author of Eliminated! Now What?, for advice on how to help someone close to you stay upbeat and motivated during their search for employment.Read Full Story
Does the idea of traveling solo scare you? If so, you're not alone. Many people feel uncomfortable about traveling to a new city or foreign country on their own. If you're like others, you may worry about getting lonely or bored, and you may have doubts about your safety and ability to find your way around without the help of a travel companion.Read Full Story
If you want your home, wedding or party to have a shabby chic vibe, Etsy.com is one of the first places you should look for decor. This online marketplace is packed with unique, handmade items such as signs, throw pillows, blankets, shelves, centerpieces, furniture and more.Read Full Story
When your home is for sale, preparation is the key to a successful showing or open house. If you’re wondering what simple steps you can take to impress buyers and make your house stand out from the hoard of others flooding the market, consider the following tips.Read Full Story
Some people just can’t seem to help splurging on their pet. They want their furry friend to have it all: a luxury bed, stylish accessories, tons of toys—pretty much anything that will make their pet look and feel fabulous. If you consider yourself to be one of these people, you’re likely to love these fun and clever pet products.Read Full Story
According to a survey conducted by Rent.com, 86 percent of Americans would prefer to live in an eco-friendly space. If you count yourself as one these people, but don’t know how to begin giving your home a green transformation, consider the following tips, provided by home design experts across the nation.Read Full Story
Tablescape decor can instantly set the tone for an occasion and transport guests into whatever atmosphere you’re hoping to create. As you host events this spring — dinner parties, showers and holiday celebrations — consider using these fresh elements to create stunning, timely tablescapes.Read Full Story
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