Natalie Ermann Russell Natalie Ermann Russell is a writer and editor with over two decades in the magazine business. She covers home, food, entertaining, cleaning and crafting. Highlights: * Was managing editor at Marth Stewart Living * Authored two books, New Backyard Idea Book and Outdoor Entertaining Idea Book * Her work has appeared in Real Simple, USA Weekend, and Garden & Gun * Is now the senior editor and communications manager of the Miller Center, the pubic affairs office of the University of Virginia About Real Simple Real Simple, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning, trusted online resource for smart, authentic solutions to simplify your life. We reach 11 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact-checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.