August 2018 Resources

In this month's issue of Better Homes & Gardens you'll be inspired to step back and let your ideas flourish without the prompting of a screen. Filled with DIYs, innovative recipes, and hosting how-tos, the August issue is sure to electrify your imagination.

Camping gear including paddles, canteen, art, and flags photo

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Obsessed with Summer Camp

Whether you grew up watching Hayley Mills or Lindsay Lohan star in The Parent Trap, you know summer camp means exploring nature, singing around a bonfire, and making crafts. These finds and DIY projects translate favorite memories into playful accents.

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Nyakio Grieco wearing floral dress and denim jacket photo

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Go Shopping with Nyakio Grieco

We met up with this entrepreneur at Ulta Beauty (where her eponymous skin care line is sold) to see what end-of-the-summer buys are in her cart.

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Shaving products including razer, laser shaver, and trimmers photo

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Erica Explores Close Shaves

Quick, painless, and (mostly) inexpensive, shaving is the easiest way to remove unwanted hair from your body, including your face. These innovative tools make the cut.

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Orange, coral, and yellow paint lids next to popsicles photo

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Color: Fruity Pops

If you want bright colors that are soothing, you've got to go creamy. Think orange sherbet, not orange juice. Look for yellows, pinks, and oranges that have warm undertones and a slightly cloudy quality. That makes them pleasantly refreshing rather than pucker-up intense.

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Silver washer and dryer featured in Better Homes & Gardens August 2018 magazine photo

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Get a Load of This: Washers & Dryers

Before you deal with what's in your laundry basket, check out these simple tricks, helpful facts, and new machines to improve your laundry day.

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Sunroom featuring wicker couch, wood coffee table, and geometric area rug photo

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The Place to Be

A family transforms their dark, dated rooms to fit their indoor-outdoor Arizona lifestyle while getting the most out of every space.

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Illustration featured in Better Homes & Gardens August 2018 magazine photo

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Make it Yours: Update a Rental

Want your rental to feel more like a dream home? These affordable DIY upgrades let you personalize without a permanent commitment.

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Flying kites featured in Better Homes & Gardens August 2018 magazine photo

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Let's Go Fly a Kite

Soaring in the wind or hanging from the ceiling, the kites from Haptic Lab's Brooklyn design studio are like playful sculptures.

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Jen Hewett inside craft studio painting a pot photo

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Block Party

You need only a few inexpensive art supplies to create block-printed fabric at home. Textile designer Jen Hewett teaches us how.

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Beach house featured in Better Homes & Gardens August 2018 magazine photo

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Going Small

A creaky screen door, rough sand-scraped floors, and gorgeous views at sunrise. This is the story of how a teeny-tiny, one-room gem leaves a giant impression on everyone who visits.

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<strong>Better Homes & Gardens magazine featuring dorm room illustrations</strong> photo

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BH&G Throwback: 1962 Dorm Rooms

The ultimate in small-space living, dorm life requires an advanced degree in organization.

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Real Life Redo

These homeowners believe that rooms should multitask and that bigger isn't better. This is their family-friendly approach to renovation.

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Woman standing in front of DIY shelf photo

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I Did It!

When pet gear and small items start to stack up, it's time to get creative. A cabinet made from wooden crates solved this do-it-yourselfer's storage problem.

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