Tour Jessica Alba’s Newly Revamped Los Angeles Studio

Jessica Alba’s YouTube subscribers are in for a deal with. The actress and founding father of the Trustworthy Firm, recognized for its clear and pure shopper items, simply teamed up with Amazon Residence to rework her Los Angeles studio workspace that is used for filming YouTube movies.

The stylish four-room loft, referred to as Summit Home Studios, is full with a kitchen, nursery, workplace area and front room and is full of furnishings and decor solely from Amazon Handmade in addition to Amazon’s Rivet and Stone & Beam manufacturers. Since Alba usually produces YouTube movies together with her buddy, Lizzy Mathis, who’s additionally a mom of three, the duo longed for a multifunctional workspace (Mathis is the co-founder and artistic director of Summit Home Studios). Not solely do they spend time within the studio capturing a spread of way of life video content material, whether or not it is a magnificence tutorial or an off-the-cuff cooking demonstration, but when vital, their children can go to whereas they’re exhausting at work.

The lounge earlier than and after.

Tom Gault

When it got here to designing the area, Alba did not suppose twice about choosing a impartial shade palette with pops of

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My shrubs and woody perennials: Alive, lifeless or in-between? Evaluating vegetation 2 months after Texas freeze

April 14, 2021

‘Winter Gem’ boxwoods shrugged off the freeze with no injury, as did ‘Micron’ yaupon hollies (middle circle)

Texas gardeners are feverishly evaluating notes about plant survivors and croakers after February’s Huge Freeze. I’m doing the identical and documenting how each plant in my backyard fared. Please see my first publish on this collection for the introduction and to find out how my timber are doing. At present I’m looking at my shrubs, sub-shrubs (like Salvia greggii), and woody perennials, a big plant group in my backyard that, fact be advised, took an enormous hit.

Asterisks point out vegetation native to Texas. Crops that had been stunted, maimed, or killed by the freeze are in daring, for simpler looking.

Mexican beautyberry (foreground) is struggling again from the roots. ‘Gentle Caress’ mahonias by the bottle tree are lifeless.

Shrubs, Sub-Shrubs, & Woody Perennials

  • Abutilon – Flowering maple: ‘Bartley Schwarz’: Killed to the bottom however coming again properly from the roots.
  • Ageratina havanensis – Shrubby white boneset, or white mistflower*: Died again, as per regular. I reduce it again exhausting, and it’s coming again shortly.
  • Aloysia virgata – Candy almond verbena: Killed — not less than, it regarded
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The right way to Fold a Fitted Sheet

In the event you battle with folding a fitted sheet, you are not alone: It is some of the widespread “find out how to” chores we get requested about within the Good Housekeeping Institute Textiles Lab. Whereas it could appear quickest to roll it up, neatly folding your sheet solely takes seconds and can assist hold you organized and your mattress wanting wrinkle-free.

Our fiber scientists have examined tons of of mattress sheets over the previous few years, which suggests we’ve to fold fitted sheets time and again (and over) once more to maintain our Lab tidy. The all-around elastic edges definitely make it trickier than folding a flat sheet, however when you get the dangle of it, you will by no means return to rolling it in a ball.

Right here we share our 5 easy steps to neatly fold a fitted sheet with elastic throughout in beneath 60 seconds. All you will want is your fitted sheet and a flat floor (like a desk, a counter or your mattress).

Professional tip: We advocate folding your sheet proper after it comes out of the dryer to keep away from creases that kind when it sits crumpled up.


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Marie Kondo’s Straightforward Step-by-Step Tutorial for Folding a Fitted Sheet

There are few family chores extra notoriously irritating than folding a fitted sheet. The elastic band and billowy corners on these unhealthy boys make them ridiculously troublesome to corral and fold neatly, and infrequently, we find yourself simply crumpling them up right into a ball and shoving them to the again of our linen closets. Sigh.

Fortunately, organizational guru Marie Kondo (you understand her because the writer of The Life Altering Magic of Tidying Up and the star of Netflix’s hit present Tidying Up With Marie Kondo) stopped by to indicate us the easiest way to beat this all-too-common laundry battle: Along with her KonMari Methodology, folding a fitted sheet is as simple as following these 5 easy steps.

Step 1: Arrange your fitted-sheet folding workspace.

Lay out the fitted sheet on a very flat floor, elastic band dealing with up.

Step 2: Make the primary folds.

Fold the sheet in thirds lengthwise by bringing one lengthy facet in throughout the middle, then the opposite. This step ought to depart you with a protracted, slim rectangle.

Step 3: Fold the fitted sheet once more.

This time, fold the rectangle in half widthwise.

Step 4: Roll the fitted sheet up.

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