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Great Gear for Picnics and Grilling
Over the past two years we’ve spent more than 85 hours researching and testing new products, as well as collecting our favorite tools, equipment, and purely fun gadgets from past guides, to help you create great picnics or cookouts of your own this summer.   Read More >
The Elements of Brunch
We handpicked items from our own guides and tested new ones during three brunches to find the best and most important elements of a successful brunch. The right tools and a little pre-planning can help you spend more time sipping mimosas than tending to your stove.    Read More >
Valentine’s Day Ideas
We assembled a list of things to help make the most of your Valentine’s Day, with the input of more than two dozen testers.   Read More >
The Best Boxed Chocolates Recchiuti Confections’s Black Box
We tasted 11 chocolate brands and took suggestions from our readers to find our new favorite box of chocolates, Recchiuti Confections’s Black Box. Recchiuti distinguishes itself by combining unusual yet complementary flavors, and ultimately offering a full sensory experience.   Read More >
Great Gear for Parties 2014
Whether you’re having people for a candlelit dinner or a BYOB, call-the-cops dance party, you’ll probably need a few supplies before, during, and after your gathering. Our team put several hundred hours of research and testing into choosing these updated picks for 2014, which include everything from napkins and champagne glasses to stain removers and garbage bags.   Read More >
The Best Gear for Small Apartments
Many of us at the Sweethome live or have lived in tiny, 250-500 sq. ft. apartments with babies, pets, and significant others. Together with the small-living-space experts at LifeEdited, we put together a list of the best gear to make small-space living enjoyable.   Read More >
Which Type of Blender Should I Get?
Countertop blenders, immersion blenders, food processors, stand mixers… oh my. There are many appliances that make food prep faster and expand what you’re able to create, but it can be confusing to decide which blending device fits your needs. Here, we discuss the differences between them, each item’s strengths and weaknesses, and what they're best for.   Read More >
The Right Vase for the Right Flowers
As cliché as they might feel, flowers are still a great way to brighten up a room—and you'll likely need a vase to go along with them. There’s a good chance your favorite person doesn’t own a vase that will properly support the flowers you lovingly purchased at the Quickie-Mart, you thoughtful Casanova. Here at The Sweethome, we’d like to help you spend your day in a warm embrace, not in a sad attempt to stuff twelve long-stem roses into an empty two-liter Mountain Dew bottle from the recycling bin. Here’s how to buy the right vase for your flowers.    Read More >