Welcome Mat:  Martha Stewart launches kids' home learning collection

Jeanine Matlow
Special to The Detroit News
Martha Stewart Living and Learning Kids’ Collection

 Martha Stewart launches kids' home learning collection

Guidecraft has partnered with Martha Stewart and Marquee Brands to launch the Martha Stewart Living and Learning Kids’ Collection, designed with flexibility and function in mind to enhance home-based learning environments. The collection pioneers the concept of a child’s home office space to provide children with a unique furniture system and workspace, inspiring them to create, organize, study and more. Pieces include desks, reading nooks, storage systems, media consoles, corner units, bookcases, beds, dressers and art centers designed for ages 5 through 15. Products are available through and retailers like Amazon and Wayfair. Additional products will be introduced throughout 2021 and beyond. For information, go to

Pandemic affects millennial homebuyers' desires

In this competitive seller's market, millennials are willing to do a lot to buy a home, according to the third annual survey of millennial homebuyers by Clever, a real estate data company. In fact, nearly 80% would consider buying a home sight unseen and 29%  would buy a house after only seeing photos or a virtual tour. In addition, 71%   would be willing to buy a fixer-upper. The survey found that millennials are looking for homes around 2,400 square feet, a 41% increase from before the pandemic. Wanting more space to live and work, 30% of city dwellers plan to move to the suburbs. To see the full report, go to

Hapi Art

Color your world with Hapi Art  

Hapi Art and the creator behind the vibrant designs, Kristi Kohut, an artist and color expert, are all about crafting a happy home. The colorful selection includes fine art prints, embellished prints and sculptures that add a wow factor wherever they go. Other statement-making pieces include pillows, wallpaper, rugs, poufs and fabrics for the home. Add some bold strokes to your surroundings with some of the playful patterns featured in this unique collection. For information, go to

Perennials like this make your yard good look great all year long.

Home Depot offers a lawn care lineup

Lawns have been through a lot this winter. With some tips from the Home Depot, you can create a great green space.  Trim the edges with a Ryobi One+  18-Volt Lithium-Ion Electric Cordless String Trimmer. Lay the foundation with fertilizers like Scotts Turf Builder Triple Action Lawn Fertilizer and add color with perennials. For the final touch on the lawn, products like Earthgro Brown Mulch also conserve soil moisture and block weed growth. Lastly, maintain your lawn all season long with the Ryobi 40-Volt HP Lithium-Ion Battery Brushless Walk Behind Dual-Blade Self-Propelled Mower. For information, go to

Find the the tools to keep you safe

Be aware of potential poison dangers

Poison Prevention Week (March 14-20) highlights the risk of common household toxins. Here are some tips from First Alert to help prevent accidental poisonings at home. The No. 1  cause of accidental poisoning death in the U.S. is carbon monoxide (CO). The National Fire Protection Association recommends installing CO alarms on every level, including the basement, and near every sleeping area. Get a test kit to detect other hidden threats such as radon. Keep potentially harmful products in a locked area, including cleaning products and others like hand sanitizer, laundry pods and batteries that are often overlooked. Dispose of unused and expired medications properly and call poison control immediately if someone ingests something questionable. In an emergency, call 911. For information, go to