Shannon Philpott-Sanders

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching, Parenting

Making Your Apartment a Home

Published December 2011: eHow Home

Making Your Apartment a Home
Just Because You’re Renting Doesn’t Mean You Should Sacrifice Style

Article Excerpt:

Moving into a new apartment can be an adventure, but it can also feel limiting, as most leases bar any big design changes. Even though you don’t own the property and can’t make drastic renovations, that doesn’t mean you can’t make it feel like home — and you don’t need drills, bits and hammers in order to make it happen. Continue reading

December 29, 2011 Posted by | Feature Stories, Magazine Writing, Sample Work | , , , | Leave a comment

Classy Christmas Dining Decor

Published December 2011: eHow Home

Classy Christmas Dining Decor
Make the Feast Festive and Toast Your Family

Article Excerpt:

When it comes to Christmas gatherings, the tree may be the focus of the room, but the food is the center of the action. The table is where friends and families come together to celebrate the festivities of the season. Continue reading

December 15, 2011 Posted by | Feature Stories, Magazine Writing, Sample Work | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Homemade Christmas Decorations: A Family Affair

Published November 2011: eHow Home

Homemade Christmas Decorations: A Family Affair
Getting Crafty for the Holidays

Article Excerpt:

People who purchase Christmas décor each year can add quite a bit of expense to an already expensive tradition. Rather than buying yet another string of lights — possibly pushing the electric bill higher — or paying for pricey, mass-produced decorations that you are likely to encounter in as many homes as you visit during the holidays, this year make your own. You may or may not save money, but you will certainly provide a project that the family can share. Continue reading

November 17, 2011 Posted by | Magazine Writing, Sample Work | , , | 3 Comments

Picking a Christmas Tree

Published November 2011: eHow Home

Picking a Christmas Tree
Finding the Perfect Fit for the Festivities

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The Christmas tree is, quite literally, the centerpiece of Christmas for many who celebrate the holiday. But choosing the tree that best fits your family’s logistical and personal tastes can be a challenge, given the seemingly unlimited options filling store windows. Continue reading

November 16, 2011 Posted by | Magazine Writing, Sample Work | , , , | Leave a comment