Episode Guide

The Best Paint Color Combos

Stumped about which shades go best together? Don’t know your robin’s egg from your eggshell? REAL SIMPLE. REAL LIFE. design expert Gia Russo created this cheat sheet of palette pleasers; it’s the closest you’ll come to paint by numbers!

Dress Up Your Takeout Meals

Whether you want to amp up your pizza presentation or pass off that garlic chicken as your own―we’ll never tell―REAL SIMPLE. REAL LIFE. food expert Nathan Lyon offers two ways to rethink restaurant fare.

Make Your Rental Feel Like Home

Gabrielle Dupree had no idea how to make her rental feel homey, so REAL SIMPLE. REAL LIFE. design expert Gia Russo came to the rescue. Here, Gia’s tips for customizing your space without forfeiting your security deposit.

Send a Care Package For Our Troops

REAL SIMPLE. REAL LIFE. makeover star Gabrielle Dupree―an Air Force Major whose husband, Captain DeShawn Dupree, was stationed in Iraq―shares these tips.

Sam's Shopping Strategies

REAL SIMPLE. REAL LIFE. fashion expert Sam Saboura shares his insider tips for prowling the racks. (He even taught sworn shop-a-phobe Gabrielle Dupree to divide and conquer.) Here, his six easy steps.

10 Ways to Save at Home

You may not be able to control inflation but you can cut rising costs under your very own roof. REAL SIMPLE. REAL LIFE. financial expert Farnoosh Torabi shows you how.

Displaying Family Heirlooms

Are your passed-down pieces collecting dust on a shelf or―worse―in the attic? REAL SIMPLE. REAL LIFE. design expert Gia Russo offers these tips for putting treasured keepsakes front and center.

Healthy After-School Snacks

REAL SIMPLE. REAL LIFE. resident foodie Nathan Lyon offers these nutritious afternoon alternatives. (Yes, your kids will actually eat them!)

Read About Gabrielle

While her husband is deployed in Iraq, this Air Force officer juggles work, motherhood, marriage, and the worrisome realities that come with all three roles.

Tips for Choosing a Paint Color

Can’t decide between Cool Sky and Yarmouth Blue? Design expert Gia Russo shares her step-by-step process for getting the right color every time.

Read About Isis

A bubbly first-time homeowner worries she’s in over her head.