Meg St-Esprit

Pittsburgh, PA

Meg St-Esprit is a journalist based in Pittsburgh who covers lifestyle, home and garden, parenting, and travel. With her husband and four kids, she's been remodeling her historic Pittsburgh home for the last decade.
This Green Laundry Detergent Not Only Works, It Also Only Costs $11
I’m breaking up with my grocery store laundry detergent after finally finding a green alternative that works. 
Nov 23, 2023
9 Grandparents Share Their Best Hosting Tips — Here's What They Swear By
Happy Hosting!
According to the pros, a little preparation goes a long way.
Nov 6, 2023
B&A: A Bland Entryway’s $750 Transformation Features Colorful Tiles From Travel
A DIY that's part souvenir and part statement piece.
Mar 25, 2023
B&A: A Neglected Backyard Corner Is Transformed By Paint and a Pergola for $400
A DIYer built her own pergola to get the oasis of her dreams.
Mar 24, 2023
B&A: A Mid-Century Modern Bathroom Gets a Facelift, But Keeps Its Blue Tub
Karen Graham didn't want her bathroom to totally lose its past.
Mar 21, 2023
B&A: Solid Oak Heirlooms Are Refreshed With a Modern Touch for $100
This is what one DIYer did with her inheritance.
Mar 20, 2023
B&A: A Bungalow's Garden Is Transformed With a Hand-Painted Concrete Slab
It took five different paint colors and $300.
Mar 4, 2023
This $5 Sponge Made Me Cancel My Magic Eraser Subscription
I have a cleaner home and more money in my pocket.
Dec 27, 2022
I Tackled My Messy Cord Drawer This Year, and Here's How I Did It
Charging cords were ruining my family.
Dec 26, 2022
How to Dust Your Bookshelf Like a Pro, According to Marie Kondo
Organize & Clean
It comes down to three tools and important prep.
Dec 23, 2022
The Problem with Rain Showerheads No One Tells You About
Organize & Clean
Here's what you need to know.
Nov 24, 2022
20 Creative Furniture Redo Ideas to Help You Turn Basic Pieces into Masterpieces
Starter Packs
These DIY projects are packed with ideas for you to steal.
Apr 25, 2022
The Ultimate Guide to Deciding on Your Next Furniture Makeover
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Got a secondhand furniture piece in hand, but not sure what to do with it? Start here.
Apr 25, 2022
A Mother-Daughter Duo's Rental Is a Creative, Cool Maximalist Mix on a Budget
Liz S. and her daughter Olivia share this Pittsburgh rental apartment that's filled with a beautiful yet budget mix of decor from thrift stores and Facebook Marketplace, along with a few splurges like Panton chairs.
Nov 1, 2021