Samantha S. Thorpe For 20+ years Samantha has covered home, gardening, organizing, holiday, and lifestyle topics for a variety of magazines, books, and online as a writer, editor, stylist, and project manager. As an editor with the Better Homes and Gardens Specials group for over two decades, Samantha oversaw titles including Country Gardens, Secrets of Getting Organized, Best of Flea Market Style, Christmas Ideas, Color Made Easy, and the 100 Decorating Ideas series of magazines.Samantha has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication from Drake University. Samantha started her own content-creation company, Shriver House Media + Studios, in 2019 to produce stories that inspire readers to make the most of our homes, gardens, and more. Samantha's photo styling has appeared in Country Home, Country Gardens, Cottage Style, Gardening for Health, and Halloween Tricks & Treats. 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.