Trader Joe’s Is Selling “Grinch Trees” That Are Meant to Be Kept All Year Round

Trader Joe’s has brought back its perfectly imperfect “Grump Trees” for the holiday season, and these Grinchy-looking things are meant to be kept and admired for years to come—they can even grow impressively tall if planted outdoors in the right location.

Instagram account @TraderJoesList announced the highly-anticipated arrival of the Trader Joe’s Grump Trees on Nov. 11, noting that each tree, wrapped in a red burlap sack (à la the Santa Claus toy sack the Grinch hauls with him around Whoville), topped with a sparkly Christmas ornament, and adorned in red ribbon, is selling for $8.99.

The Grump Tree is actually a lemon cypress tree, native to California, and when planted outdoors it can grow upward of 15 to even 30 feet, depending on the variety. These trees will keep their Suess-like conical shape as they grow, but if you want to keep the bend, you’ll have to keep

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Family of 5 in 750-Square-Foot NYC Rental

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Families come in all shapes and sizes, and they don’t even have to be the one you were born with. I firmly believe you can choose who you call “family.” If your type of family involves one or more kids, you know that fitting everyone into a small home is a particular challenge. This month at Apartment Therapy, I’ll be showcasing just that—families finding clever, beautiful, and inspiring ways to squeeze everyone (and everything) into a small space. From RVs to tiny homes to petite apartments, you’ll be able to see how real families organize, decorate, and inhabit real-life homes. Check out this family of five living in a very tidy 750-square-foot NYC apartment.

Tyler Moore blogs under the name “Tidy Dad,” and tidy is just what you have to be

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IKEA tiny house | Apartment Therapy

Many might not find the idea of living in a small space appealing, but IKEA’s latest campaign might just change minds.

Earlier this year, in an effort to prove “that anyone, anywhere can live a more sustainable life,” the furniture retailer partnered up with Vox and Curbed to build their very own tiny house. The team renovated a 187-square-foot RV and filled it with IKEA products. They also installed other eco-minded features such as solar panels, a water-saving sink, a gas-free portable cooktop, and kitchen cabinets made from recycled plastic bottles.

The result is a tiny house that is not only beautiful but also sustainable and affordable. It proves one does not need to break the bank and leave a huge carbon footprint when building a home.

“We built a sustainable tiny home from the ground up to better educate and inspire consumers to bring sustainability into their own lives,”

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Joss and Main Pet-Friendly Sofa Sale October 2020

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My partner and I have two dogs, Atticus and Scout, who 100 percent believe that our sofa is actually their sofa, and only begrudgingly scoot over to make room for the humans when it’s time for movie night or when we have friends over. Unfortunately, they also often have muddy paws and enjoy building pillow forts with the sofa cushions in their spare time. So when it came time to buy a new sofa, finding one that was pet-friendly was the top priority.

If your sofa situation is similar and you’re considering a new one, you’re in luck because Joss & Main is having a major sofa and sectional sale right now, which includes lots of pet- and kid-friendly options. We sifted through all the sofas and sectionals included in the sale to

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11 Smart Weekday Habits that Lead to Relaxing Weekends

Whether you work Monday through Friday or have a staggered schedule of days in which you are on or off, one thing remains true: You probably don’t want to spend all of your well-earned downtime catching up on your to-do list. While some people prefer a ”weekend-only” cleaning plan so that they can worry less during the week, baking mindful habits into your everyday routine can help you maximize your weekends for quality self-care. You might even be able to finally tackle that easy DIY project you keep putting off.

“When you’re rested, you’re mentally, physically, and emotionally sharper. You communicate better. You get sick less (because guess what? Your body repairs itself in your sleep, not while you’re sending off those one-last-emails on Saturday afternoon). You start to focus on what it means to thrive, not just survive. Downtime is actually the key to staying motivated, driven, energetic, and

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