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Decorating

Freshen up your home with calming, classic gray

The color gray may not seem exciting on a cloudy day, but when used for home decor, it creates a beautiful and classic look. TODAY contributor Elizabeth Mayhew shows how to work this latest decorating trend.
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Put some spring in your home decor

TODAY contributor Elizabeth Mayhew shows off the trendiest decorating products for the spring season, including bold patterns, neon, and lace.
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Turn your home into a summer getaway

Whether you want to retreat to a beach bungalow or a tropical paradise, Elizabeth Mayhew, of Women’s Day magazine, shares budget-friendly tips for re-creating your own summer oasis at home.
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Rid your home of the winter blues

Brighten up your home – and mood – with these simple, easy and cheery decorationg tips from Elizbeth Mayhew of Women’s Day magazine.
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How to create a mud-room

Elizabeth Mayhew of Southern Living magazine shows you how to bring order to the chaos in your mud-room.
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High Style at a Low Cost

Elizabeth Mayhew from Southern Living magazine shares home decorating tips that won’t break the bank.
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Style Your Side Table

Our expert shows you how to make a front and center statement on either side of your sofa.
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Displaying Collections

Our expert shows you how to make your collections part of the decor!
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Creating a family-friendly living room

Elizabeth shares tips on creating a comfortable space for you and your family.
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Decorating your house on a dime

Elizabeth is back on NBC’s Today Show sharing more decorating ideas from her new book, Flip! for Decorating.
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No-money home makeovers

Elizabeth shares decorating ideas from her new book, Flip! for Decorating on NBC’s Today show.
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Paint 101

Elizabeth shows you the easiest and most cost-effective way to transform your rooms with paint.
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How to accessorize your rooms

Elizabeth shows you how to brighten and freshen your rooms with affordable accessories like pillows, vases, throws, baskets, and boxes.
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How to style your bookcases

Elizabeth shares simple and easy decorating tricks to make over your bookcases and style your shelves.
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How to hang art

Elizabeth shows you different ways to hang your art and photos so that they fill out your rooms by adding interest and drama.
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No level? No problem! Our expert has quick and easy tips for getting your art on the wall.
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How to decorate on a budget

Now more than ever, consumers can get the look of high-priced home furnishings for less. Elizabeth offers tips and shopping information.
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How to make a bed

Elizabeth shares some great ways to create a pretty, romantic bead in your home.
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Suffering from sloppy sheets? Our expert is here to help!
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How to transform 7 everyday objects into new tools

Elizabeth shares some creative ideas of how to give old items new uses.
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Decorating with outdoor fabrics

With new fabric technology, outdoor, stain-resistant fabrics can be used anywhere in the home—take a look at what is hot.
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Small Space Decorating

Elizabeth shows you how to expand your storage options and create more space in small bedrooms.
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Let no space go to waste! Elizabeth shows you some big ideas for small spaces: furniture that rolls, folds, stacks, and stores.
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Dorm room decorating

Elizabeth provides tips to help college students outfit their dorm rooms without spending a lot of cash.
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Elizabeth shares the list of must-haves to gear up your child’s home away from home.
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Makeovers

5 tips for a healthier, happier home

Elizabeth shares her five simple improvements to creating a happier home that have radical results.
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Cooking

Chopped Salad 101

Elizabeth share’s her tips for a perfect chopped salad.
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Entertaining

Party bites: Pesto cheesecake and caramelized bacon

Lifestyle expert and former caterer Elizabeth Mayhew knows a thing or two about easy entertaining. With summer in full swing, she’s showing you how to make a savory pesto cheesecake and caramelized bacon.
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Throw an Olympic-themed party in your backyard

With only eight days left until the opening ceremony kicks off in London, TODAY contributor Elizabeth Mayhew shares her tips on how to throw an Olympic party, complete with your own torches and medals.
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Deck out your Super Bowl bash

Elizabeth Mayhew, editor-in-chief of the Woman’s Day Group, offers her advice on how to throw a “Hall of Fame” party for this weekend’s big game.
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Kid-Friendly New Year’s Eve

Elizabeth shows you how to make New Year’s Eve fun and festive for the whole family.
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Easy Outdoor Entertaining

Elizabeth shows a few you fun, creative ways to easily entertain outside.
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How to upgrade take-out food

Take-out is the perfect solution for dinner when you are pressed for time or just too tired to get dinner on the table, but takeout for entertaining? Elizabeth shows you how to put a twist on takeout that will land you in the easy seat.
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Family

Picking the perfect backpack

Elizabeth Mayhew, a contributing editor at Southern Living magazine, shares tips on picking the right backpack for your kids as they head back to school.
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How to decorate a modern nursery

Elizabeth shows how to create a hip, colorful room for your new baby.
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Snow day fun

Elizabeth shows you some of her kids’ favorite stay-at-home activities that will answer the “I am bored” plea.
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Camp care packages

Forget the bug spray! Send your little camper something he or she will enjoy. Elizabeth shows you her kids’ favorites.
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What’s cool for back-to-school

Elizabeth gives you a shopping list of what you will need to get your child in gear for the new school year.
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Organizing and Cleaning

11 easy DIY spring cleaning tips (including Tang in the toilet!)

You will not believe these spring-cleaning tips from TODAY contributor and lifestyle expert Elizabeth Mayhew, who’s showing how to get your kitchen and bathroom sparkling with easy items you already have around the house!
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How to make food last longer in your fridge

When it comes to putting away your groceries, it’s all about location, location, location. Lifestyle expert and TODAY contributor Elizabeth Mayhew shares the best way to store your food to maximize its freshness.
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What’s in your office fridge?

TODAY’s Jenna Wolfe investigates the good, the bad and the ugly found inside office refrigerators, and then speaks with lifestyle expert Elizabeth Mayhew about the proper etiquette for using the fridge at work.
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Be more productive in 2012

From utilizing technology to learning how to be more flexible, Elizabeth Mayhew of Women’s Day magazine shares strategies on how to keep New Year’s resolutions.
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Ease into spring in a super-clean home

After this past winter’s wrath, it’s time to rid your home of germs and grime. Elizabeth Mayhew, of Women’s Day magazine, shows how to jump into spring cleaning.
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Food-storage saftey

Plastic, glass, or tin? Elizbeth Mayhew, of Woman’s Day magazine, reveals which containers are the best options for storing and heating up food.
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Be your own handywoman

Elizabeth Mayhew, of Women’s Day magazine, shows you how to tackle home repairs yourself.
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Turn closet castoffs into cash.

Elizabeth shows you how to cash in at consignment shops.
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How to organize your home office

Elizabeth offers daily tasks for tackling your home office’s clutter.
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How to organize your foyer

Elizabeth offers organizing solutions for the heavily trafficked front hall.
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How to organize your child’s playroom

Toys, toys, and more toys! Elizabeth offers advice for sorting through the bins and boxes and cleaning up the clutter.
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How to organize your kitchen

Elizabeth shows you how to contain your kitchen chaos so you can get dinner on the table more efficiently.
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How to organize your closet

Got clothes everywhere and don’t know what to do? Elizabeth offers advice on organizing a messy closet.
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More closet organizing tips

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How to organize your student

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Stain 101

Need some help with your dirty work? Elizabeth shares helpful advice on how to sort laundry, pretreat stains, avoid wrinkles and use proper machine settings.
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Holidays

Mind your “merry” manners this Christmas

Elizabeth Mayhew of Woman’s Day magazine explains how to keep your cool when uncomfortable situations arise during the holidays.
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Costly costume worries? Try inexpensive DIY ideas

Elizabeth Mayhew of Woman’s Day magazine shows how to make some easy, adorable do-it-yourself costume ideas that include many items you likely already have around the house.
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5 tips for a smashing July Fourth Party

TODAY’s Amy Robach gets some tips to throw a last-minute Fourth of July party from Woman Day magazine’s Elizabeth Mayhew.
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‘Peep’ out your Easter with these 5 crafts

TODAY’s Al Roker gets a Peeps craft lesson from Elizabeth Mayhew of Woman’s Day magazine who shows him how to turn the edible sensations into a basket and a wreath.
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Homemade Valentines

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Last-minute Halloween Costumes

If you find yourself at the last minute without a costume, here are six creative, affordable costumes that are easy to put together.
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July 4th

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How to pick the right Christmas tree

Elizabeth gives tips for picking the best real tree, plus a buying guide for those choosing to go the artificial route.
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Gift Giving/Product Stories

‘Green’ products get more colorful

Earth friendly doesn’t have to mean boring. “Green” products now come in a variety of shades and styles, and TODAY contributor Elizabeth Mayhew shows off doormats, plates, and pillows that are both colorful and good for the environment.
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13 Tax Day Freebies and Summer Fitness Savings

With tax day fast approaching, some retailers want to give you a fiscal boost by treating you to something sweet (made even sweeter because it’s free!). Other companies are jumping on the “free” bandwagon just to get you in their doors.

Here is the latest round up of freebies — from photos to personal training sessions — that are easy to get and VERY affordable.
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Vacuuming goes to the dogs!

TODAY contributor Elizabeth Mayhew shares some items to add fun and innovation to your spring cleaning, including a folding cheese grater, a color-changing umbrella and a vacuum-powered dog groomer.
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Top 10 spots for free gas, food and more

Lifestyle expert Elizabeth Mayhew explains how to snag free deals on everything from food and gas to books and business cards.
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Mail-order food gifts that really deliver

From sensational spreads to decadent desserts, Elizabeth Mayhew of Woman’s Day Magazine spotlights mail-order treats that make great holiday gifts.
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Show someone you care with food

Elizabeth Mayhew, of Women’s Day magazine, shares tips for preparing and transporting treats to friends and neighbors in need.
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Stuff those stockings for under $10

It’s not too late to pick up those last-minute that can be picked up conveniently at many drugstores. Elizabeth Mayhew, editor-in-chief at Woman’s Day magazine, shares inexpensive suggestions with TODAY’s Amy Robach.
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Snowed in? Great mail-order gifts!

From bacon jam to tins of flavored popcorn, Elizbeth Mayhew, of Woman’s Day magazine, shows gifts sure to please food lovers.
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Luggage 101

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Pillow 101

Elizabeth takes a look at the types of fillings for different sleepers plus offers tips on how to make pillows last.
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Mattress 101

Elizabeth’s tips on buying one of the most important home purchases: mattresses.
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Hostess gift ideas

Elizabeth offers some clever, notes
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Mail-order food gifts

Hand-picked from purveyors across the country, Elizabeth offers her list of the best from jerky to chocolate, from mac & cheese to lobster pot pie.
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Personalized gifts

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Wedding gift suggestions

Not sure what to get the happy couple? Elizabeth shows you some ideas that work even for those getting remarried.
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Decorating trend: Sihouettes

Elizabeth shows how silhouettes are stepping out of th e shadows and back into our homes in a modern way.
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Decorating trend: Woodland chic

Elizabeth shows how designers are heading into the woods for inspiration.
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Biography

Elizabeth Mayhew is currently a contributing editor at NBC's Today and a monthly columnist for The Washington Post. She is also the author of FLIP! for Decorating (Ballantine). She has worked for a number of publications including REAL SIMPLE, House Beautiful, Southern Living, and Woman's Day. A native of Louisville, Kentucky and a graduate of Georgetown University, she now lives in New York City with her husband and two teenage kids.

Photographs © Annie Schlechter

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