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A mask expert who's also a parent shares what masks he buys for his son to reduce his risk of COVID-19

Close-up of KF94 mask.unoL/Getty Images Aaron Collins goes by the "Mask Nerd" now that his unofficial job is reviewing face masks in his bathroom. Collins, an aerosol expert, compiled a list of the best child-sized masks to protect against COVID-19. His son's favorite mask is a KF94 made in South Korea, which is effective and comfortable. Thousands of parents turn to Aaron Collins for advice on which face masks they should buy for their kids.Since January 2021, Collins has put his backgro...
Tags: South Korea, Science, Kids, Parenting, US, Trends, Collins, Collin, Aaron Collins, NIOSH, Face Masks, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Andrea Michelson, Mask Nerd, Mask Nerd Jr

Top 10 Taxpayer Problems of 2021 likely to repeat in 2022

There aren't any surprises in National Taxpayer Advocate Erin M. Collins' annual report to Congress on the 2021 filing season. Something else that's not surprising is that Collins warns that things aren't likely to get any better for taxpayers, tax pros, or the Internal Revenue Service this year. Unprecedented tax annus horribilis: "Calendar year 2021 was surely the most challenging year taxpayers and tax professionals have ever experienced," wrote Collins in the prologue of the required report...
Tags: Coronavirus COVID-19, Filing, IRS, Refund, Tax help, Tax Tip, Taxes, Taxpayer Advocacy, Coronavirus Pandemic, COVID-19, Delayed Refunds, Erin M. Collins, National Taxpayer Advocate, Refunds, TAS, Tax

Elsie’s 2022 Project List

Is there anything better than making a project list for the new year? I love to make a project list for my home at the beginning of each year. It always ends up changing and evolving in some way by the end of the year (and I never get every item done!), but at the end of the year I am usually surprised how much we completed. You can see last year’s goals here and last year’s end-of-year recap here. In this post, I’ll share my project list for 2022 and what I decided not to do this year, a...
Tags: Home Decor, Etsy, Jeremy, Home Tour: Elsie, Elsie, Collin

Elsie’s Home Projects in 2021 (A Recap)

Welcome to my yearly recap of rooms and spaces we completed! I’m always surprised how much can change in just one year. Each year, I publish a big list of home project goals in January. Here’s my list for 2021. As I looked through it, I was surprised how many things we checked off. Last year was full of changes, including Collin moving back to his hometown. We worked on DIYs, renovation and decor in my home for almost six years, so as you can imagine, his absence left a mark and I’v...
Tags: Home Decor, Missouri, Tennessee, Harry Potter, Before/After, Zillow, Home Tour: Elsie, Emma, Elsie, Collin, Nancy Meyers

Episode #124: The Holiday Decor Debate

This week, we are chatting about the best time to put up holiday decor (and if it’s alright to intermingle with Thanksgiving). Elsie gives an Elf-on-the-Shelf pep talk for all the tired moms out there, and we answer a listener’s question about our favorite experience-based gifts to give. You can stream the episode here on the blog or on  iTunes ,  Spotify ,  Google Play ,  TuneIn ,  Pocket Casts , and  Stitcher . You can find the podcast posts archive here . A big than...
Tags: Halloween, Podcast, New York, Pinterest, Instagram, Etsy, David, Missouri, Tennessee, Oscar, Happy Holidays, Celebrate, Kim, Jeremy, Santa, Jackie

Episode #120: Holiday Bucket List

This week, we are celebrating the beginning of November with a festive holiday decorating episode. We are also sharing what is on our holiday season bucket list and Elsie unpacks her sofa drama. You can stream the episode here on the blog or on  iTunes ,  Spotify ,  Google Play ,  TuneIn ,  Pocket Casts , and  Stitcher . You can find the podcast posts archive here . A big thank you to our sponsors! Check out the offers from Modern Fertility, Green Chef, Ritual, and Be...
Tags: Amazon, Podcast, Home Decor, Missouri, Oscar, Harry Potter, Happy Holidays, Jeremy, Santa, Interior Define, Steve, Sherry, Olive Garden, Elf, Gary, Don

The newly-appointed Texas secretary of state briefly worked with Trump to challenge the 2020 election results in Pennsylvania

The Texas State Capitol in Austin. Tamir Kalifa/Getty Images Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott appointed Fort Worth attorney John Scott to oversee the state's elections. Scott briefly sought to help Trump overturn the 2020 presidential results in Pennsylvania. The attorney withdrew from the case a day before its scheduled hearing last November. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday appointed a secretary of state who briefly worked with former President Donald Trump to challenge the 2020 election re...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Congress, Trends, Pennsylvania, Gop, Washington Dc, US Senate, John, Biden, Donald Trump, Fort Worth, Abbott, Trump, Greg Abbott, State

New Zealand opposition leader Judith Collins’ struggle for relevance

Routinely outshone in the polls by Jacinda Ardern, Collins now faces a challenge from a rival right-wing party“There are three ways in which opposition leaders end being opposition leaders,” the National party’s leader, Judith Collins, says: “one, they give up – well, that’s not happening. Two, they get rolled – that’s not happening, and three, they become prime minister. That’s the one I’m after.”Collins may be resolute in her desire to bag the country’s top leadership role, but the opposition’...
Tags: World news, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Collins, Judith Collins, Collin, Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand politics, Jacinda Ardern Collins

Sen. Susan Collins floats GOP support for a debt limit hike in exchange for Democrats abandoning Biden's $3.5 trillion social spending plan

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) speaks at a hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on September 23, 2020 in Washington, DC. Alex Edelman-Pool/Getty Images Sen. Collins floated GOP support for a debt limit hike if Democrats abandoned Biden's economic agenda. Democrats flatly dismissed Collin's suggestion as a non-starter. Republicans are refusing to raise the debt limit, intensifying a standoff that's pushing the US closer to default. See more stori...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Virginia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Economy, Policy, Democrats, Gop, Maine, Mitch McConnell, Medicare

Texas launches audit into 2020 election results after pressure from Donald Trump

Former President Donald Trump in Texas. Brandon Bell/Getty Images The Texas Secretary of State's office said they will audit the results of the 2020 election in four counties. The move comes after former President Donald Trump pressured the governor to start an audit. Although Trump won the state in 2020, the audit primarily focuses on counties where Joe Biden won. See more stories on Insider's business page. Texas officials have said they will launch a "forensic audit" of the resu...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Trends, UK News, Joe Biden, Audit, Gop, Arizona, Dallas, Houston, Biden, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, Greg Abbott, Election 2020

Hannah and Collin Gosselin Look All Grown-Up in First Day of School Photo Taken By Dad Jon

Collin and Hannah Gosselin, two members of the titular octet of Jon & Kate Plus 8, are starting their junior year of high school.
Tags: Collin, HANNAH, Jon Kate, Collin Gosselin, Dad Jon, Hannah Gosselin

Jon Gosselin shares rare pic of Collin and Hannah on first day of 11th grade

See the 17-year-olds as they head back to school.
Tags: Collin, HANNAH, Jon Gosselin

Elsie’s Updated Dollhouse

Hello, hello. I’ve got a fun post for you today! So a couple years ago, Collin built this incredible dollhouse (full DIY here and the original reveal is here). When I originally completed the dollhouse, I had to rush to the finish line (it was a Christmas gift for our kids) and there were a few details I wanted to add later. So recently I gave the dollhouse a little refresh and I’m here to share it today! I got a few new wallpapers from Kate Zaremba—you can see them in her kids section here. We ...
Tags: Home Decor, Ebay, Kiddo, Elsie, Collin, Kate Zaremba

Episode #107: Cheap Old Houses

Hello! This week, we’re chatting with Elizabeth from Cheap Old Houses! We chat about house shopping, tips for renovating historic homes, and the new Cheap Old Houses TV show! You can stream the episode here on the blog or on  iTunes ,  Spotify ,  Google Play ,  TuneIn ,  Pocket Casts , and  Stitcher . You can find the podcast posts archive here . Thanks to this week’s sponsors! Check out the offers from Issuu, BetterHelp, Ritual and Bev! And you can find any past codes on this page. Show not...
Tags: Podcast, New York, Downton Abbey, Instagram, Home Decor, Youtube, America, Indiana, Tom Hanks, Wes Anderson, Denmark, Illinois, New England, South, Hgtv, Midwest

Episode #106: (MINI) How We Survive Major Renovations

In this mini episode, we’re sharing how we survive long and stressful renovations. You can stream the episode here on the blog or on  iTunes ,  Spotify ,  Google Play ,  TuneIn ,  Pocket Casts , and  Stitcher . You can find the podcast posts archive here . Thank you to Spoonflower for sponsoring this episode!! You can use code ‘ABMINTRO15‘ for 15% off your first order! Show Notes: -Here are a few of our shocking before/after photos (these are all renovations that we managed ourselves). Laura...
Tags: Podcast, Home Decor, Tom Hanks, Nashville, Jeremy, Before/After, Lola, Home Decor 101, Todd, Mark, Laura, Emma, Elsie, Spoonflower, Collin, Laura Laura

Whicker: How Collin Morikawa perfected his game at Chevy Chase Country Club

GLENDALE — Technically speaking, there is a place to practice at Chevy Chase Country Club. Bobby Hinds is the club pro. On Tuesday, he pointed out a small cage near the clubhouse. Over time, it developed a couple of holes in the top. So it became a challenge to hit a popup through the hole. Collin Morikawa figured it out. But there is no official range, with a ball machine and plastic mats and all the usual stuff associated with practice. Hinds got behind the wheel of his cart and demonstrated w...
Tags: San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Chevy Chase, Riviera, Hinds, Collin, Hillcrest, Whicker, Louis Oosthuizen, Royal St George, Morikawa, Chevy Chase Country Club, Scholl Canyon, Jon Rahm

‘Collin’s Law’ Signed to Stiffen Hazing Penalties in Ohio

Tougher criminal penalties for hazing in Ohio will take effect this fall, nearly three years after the death of the college student for whom the law is named.
Tags: Ohio, Collin

Governor to Sign ‘Collin’s Law’ for Tougher Hazing Penalties

Tougher criminal penalties for hazing are expected take effect in Ohio this fall under legislation that Republican Gov. Mike DeWine is set to sign Tuesday.
Tags: Ohio, Mike DeWine, Collin

Episode #98: Goodbye Collin

This week is kind of an emotional episode for me because I’m saying goodbye to Collin after nearly six years of making projects together. We recorded this episode on his last day! You can stream the episode here on the blog or on  iTunes ,  Spotify ,  Google Play ,  TuneIn ,  Pocket Casts , and  Stitcher . You can find the podcast posts archive here . Thank you to this week’s sponsors! We loving getting to share these deals with you. Be sure to check out the offers and codes from JuneShine, ...
Tags: Podcast, Hollywood, Texas, Instagram, Etsy, Youtube, Nashville, Jeremy, Publix, Colin, Stacy, Elsie, Tyler Texas, Mary Poppins, Collin, Issuu

Ohio Senate OKs 'Collin's Law' to Increase Hazing Penalties

A proposal to increase criminal penalties for hazing has unanimously passed the Ohio Senate.
Tags: Ohio Senate, Collin

Cantlay heads to the U.S. Open buoyed by victory and possibility

Sunday on the PGA Tour is the province of stranger things. Scoreboards flip and golf balls disappear. But Patrick Cantlay, lifelong realist, stood in the 18th fairway at the Memorial Tournament last Saturday with his hopes well sheathed. He and the rest of the field were in the wake of Jon Rahm, who was shooting 8-under-par 64. “You thought Patrick was shooting 100,” said Steve, his father. “Jon was just lapping the field.” Then Jamie Mulligan, Cantlay’s coach, looked up at the green and saw unu...
Tags: California, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Pga, Golf, Phil Mickelson, Pga Tour, Nba, Steve, Fedex, Kentucky Derby, Ucla, Bermuda, The New Yorker, Patrick

Elsie’s Low Waste Closet Renovation

Hello, friends! At long last, I am here to share my closet with you. It’s one of the first spaces we completed shortly after moving in, but I took my time styling it and organizing for many months after. I’m excited to share it with you today! But first, here’s a walk down memory lane … The obvious perk of my before closet is that is HUGE. I almost peed my pants when I saw it for the first time! I knew it could easily become a dream closet with a little bit of TLC. After customizing my last clos...
Tags: Home Decor, Etsy, Before/After, Room Tour, Home Tour: Elsie, Elsie Larson, Elsie, Collin, Collin DuPree, Wood Hangers Amazon, Headband Organizer Amazon

Lowry excited for US Open after T6 at the Memorial

Shane Lowry SHANE LOWRY is “excited” about next week’s US Open after he closed with a two-under 70 to clinch his third top-10 in his last four starts in Jack Nicklaus’ Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village.Fresh from his tie for fourth in the PGA Championship, the Clara man (34) racked up more valuable Ryder Cup qualifying points when he tied for ...
Tags: Florida, US, Spain, Sport, Italy, Golf, Rory Mcilroy, Pga Tour, European Tour, San Diego, Ohio, Norway, Derry, Jack Nicklaus, Clara, Lowry

How to win a bidding war: New homeowners share their strategies

After a futile, three-year search for a house of their own, apartment dwellers Arthur Grijalva and Michelle Moraveg considered moving back to El Paso — or living out their days renting a studio apartment. Perhaps, Moraveg thought, they could put their first child in a dresser drawer when they start their family. Then, after getting outbid again and again, the Texas transplants crafted their winning strategy for buying a Southern California home: Bid higher. Act fast. Streamline their offer. It w...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, Texas, News, Housing, La, Time, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Hud, Zillow, Cal State Fullerton, Rio, Southern California, Ontario

Divided Built-In Closet DIY

Closets. Probably one of the more underrated areas of a house, but man, a nice organized closet makes a big difference in one’s day-to-day life if you ask me. I was kind of bummed that we didn’t focus on the closets at our last house until right before we suddenly ended up moving, so I wanted to make sure that I made closets a priority upfront at our new home so we could enjoy them longer. The main bedroom has one closet that Todd and I will share, and it was pretty apparent right away that it ...
Tags: D.I.Y. Project, Organization, Diy, Home Decor, Wood Working, Todd, Laura Gummerman, Collin, xo Laura Credits Author, Kreg

Episode #93: Fails Episode!

Hi! In this week’s podcast episode, we confess to and reminisce about our biggest and most expensive fails. You can stream the episode here on the blog or on  iTunes ,  Spotify ,  Google Play ,  TuneIn ,  Pocket Casts , and  Stitcher . You can find the podcast posts archive here . Show notes:  -We mention Episode 42 where Elsie bought the wrong house. Also, you can hear about Elsie’s floor disaster in Episode 19.  -Elsie mentions Firefly Lane. -This week is Emma’s last week (her maternity le...
Tags: Podcast, Etsy, Martha Stewart, Time, Vw, Missouri, Nashville, Jeremy, Function Of Beauty, Publix, Laura, Emma, Elsie, Collin, Nancy Meyers, BetterHelp

How To Build A Toy Box

Is there anything in this world more nostalgic than personalized toy boxes? I think not. Today, Collin is going to teach you to make a DIY toy box. With these measurements, it fits perfectly at the foot of a twin bed. And for anyone who doesn’t have tools for this full project, remember you can simulate this look with any toy box simply by gluing the letters on and then painting it all one color. Here’s a link for a storage chest and wooden letters if you want to make an easier (but still DIY!) ...
Tags: D.I.Y. Project, Home Decor, Kiddo, Wood Working, Kids Room, Elsie Larson, Collin, Collin DuPree, Elsie Collin

Episode #85: How To Add Personality To A Cookie Cutter Home

Hello, hello! This week, we’re talking about how to add charm and magic to a cookie cutter home. There are endless ways to add personality and character to a newer home and this episode will help to get your creative ideas turning. You can stream the episode here on the blog or on  iTunes ,  Spotify ,  Google Play ,  TuneIn ,  Pocket Casts , and  Stitcher . You can find the podcast posts archive here . Big thanks to this week’s sponsors! Be sure to check out the offers from Modern Fertility,...
Tags: Podcast, Florida, Instagram, Home Decor, Disney, Missouri, Harry Potter, Nashville, Jeremy, Kristen Bell, Zillow, Dad, Anthropologie, Home Decor 101, Don, Laura

Episode #84: Home Project Updates + Naomi Davis Interview

This week, we’re sharing a few renovation updates and welcoming guest Naomi Davis of Love, Taza. Naomi shares about her new book, A Coat Of Yellow Paint. You can stream the episode here on the blog or on  iTunes ,  Spotify ,  Google Play ,  TuneIn ,  Pocket Casts , and  Stitcher . You can find the podcast posts archive here . Big thanks to this week’s sponsors! Be sure to check out the offers from Agility, Issuu, Pharmaca and Curtsy. All of our sponsor codes can be found on this page. ...
Tags: Podcast, Usa, Pinterest, Instagram, Home Decor, Nike, Tom Hanks, Harry Styles, Jeremy, Gucci, Levi, Elise, Josh, Eleanor, Valley, Emma

Episode #78: Elsie + Emma React To 2021 Trend Predictions

Hello, hello. This week, we’re chatting about 2021 trend predictions! You can stream the episode here on the blog or on  iTunes ,  Spotify ,  Google Play ,  TuneIn ,  Pocket Casts , and  Stitcher . You can find the podcast posts archive here . And as always, a huge thank you to our sponsors. They make our podcast possible! Make sure you check out the offers from Ritual, Bev, Calm and Sweaty Betty. If you’re looking for a sponsor from a previous episode, you can find all of our codes here. ...
Tags: Podcast, New York, London, Instagram, Vogue, Wes Anderson, Ikea, Laura Dern, Chris, Hgtv, Sweaty Betty, Emma, Pat Flynn, Architectural Digest, Elsie, Julia