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Sarah Carmichael

Sarah Carmichael is a writer and editor living in Carlisle, Massachusetts. She's covered a number of subjects, including business, baseball, politics, history, and culture. She is an avid hiker, gardener, and DIYer, and spends most weekends either climbing mountains or gardening around her 1684 home.

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How to Stay Dry While Hiking

By Sarah Carmichael

How to Stay Dry While Hiking in the Rain (Or Doing Just About Anything Else) When the weekend rolls around, the last thing you want is for rain to spoil your outdoor fun. Some people choose to tough it out, perhaps reminding themselves, “Rain stops at the skin!” But while that attitude is certainly admirable, I…

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Patagonia Nano Storm Jacket

By Sarah Carmichael

Patagonia Women’s Stretch Nano Storm Jacket Review They say there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing. Maybe that’s why I’m always looking for the next perfect piece of gear: I love to be outside, but can be a little wimpy about bad weather. And hiking in the mountains of England’s Lake District…

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All You Need to Know About GoreTex Jackets

By Sarah Carmichael

What You Need to Know About GoreTex Jackets We could only see a few yards ahead of us. Dense fog obscured both the trail and the beautiful vistas the guidebook had promised. Wind whipped at the hood of my raincoat, somehow not clearing the fog at all, but managing to drive the rain sideways through…

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Installing A Glass Shower Enclosure

By Sarah Carmichael

Installing A Basco Glass Shower Enclosure by Sarah Green Carmichael If you’ve redone a bathroom lately — or even taken a peek inside a home design magazine or coffee table book — you know that one thing all desirable modern bathrooms have is frameless glass showers. Installing A Glass Shower Enclosure When we were redoing…

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Choosing Bathroom Fixtures

By Sarah Carmichael

By Sarah Green Carmichael Using American Standard fixtures On a Bathroom Remodel Bath fixtures might not be the first thing you think of when you start your bathroom renovation — most people start by thinking about the big things, like layout, tile, and vanities — but they are an important aspect of the finished product. Essentially,…

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3 Tips When Choosing A Vanity

By Sarah Carmichael

James Martin Charleston 60″ Vanity Common Sense Tips When Choosing A Vanity We’d lived in our house for just over two years before we started the remodel of our upstairs bathroom. Why the delay? Well, things happen (like our furnace breaking down during the Great Boston Winter of 2015). But it also turns out that…

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Warmup Towel Warmer

By Sarah Carmichael

Warmup Towel Warmer By Sarah Green Carmichael Say what you will about British plumbing — there’s a lot to say about it, and almost none of it is good — but one of the things I’ve enjoyed on my trips to the UK is that you can be staying in the world’s remotest, tiniest wayside…

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Toilet Shopping Tips

By Sarah Carmichael

 Cake, Prosecco and an American Standard Toilet When my husband and I were engaged to be married, my work colleagues threw us the most beautiful surprise wedding shower, complete with garden-party theme. The women wore flowery skirts or cardigans, and the men wore floral-print ties. There was cake and prosecco. And then, the big gift:…

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