Pamela Porter Pamela is a home writer from Des Moines, Iowa. She has been writing about DIY in the home for more than two decades and has been providing creative ideas at Better Homes & Gardens for more than four years. She has a masters degree in journalism and mass communication from Drake UniversityPamela runs her own business, Porter Studios, where her clients have sought advice from her for nearly two decades on interior design and crafting. Before she started her own venture, Pamela was a senior editor for Meredith for more than four years. About Better Homes & Gardens Better Homes & Gardens, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is the only iconic home brand with a 100+ year history of providing trustworthy and achievable ideas for all doers and home-enthusiasts. We are the go-to resource for fresh takes on home, food, and gardening—inspiring people to bring their dreams to life at home on special occasions and every day. BHG reaches 45 million readers each month. Learn more about us and our editorial process.