Valerie Rains Valerie Rains is a senior editorial manager at Etsy and a freelance writer. She has over 20 years of experience in journalism and wrote family and lifestyle articles for Real Simple starting in 2005. Her work can be seen in Country Living, Southern Living, and a variety of other publications. Highlights: * Over 20 years of experience in journalism and as a freelance writer * Former staff editor at Real Simple * Former senior editor at Blueprint Magazine * Former launch editor at Yahoo! Shine * Former editor at Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel * Current senior editorial manager at Etsy 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.