Gabriela Izquierdo Location: The Woodlands, Texas Gabriela is a home commerce writer for Better Homes & Gardens, Real Simple, and Southern Living. Living in a small apartment hasn't stopped her from spending countless hours online shopping, finding the best home products for the best prices.Highlights:Freelance writer at Mashed.comFreelance writer and social media manager at PaperCity MagazineNews Writer at Narcity Media Experience Gabriela has written editorial pieces for everyone from upcoming artists to HGTV stars such as Jasmine Roth. In her time covering one of the biggest antique shows for RoundTop.com, Gabriela learned what discerning home buyers want, and how to hunt for finds on a recent college grad budget.Favorite PurchaseGabriela's favorite purchase is her 2022 Papier planner. She wouldn't have made it through the year without it. Education Gabriela graduated from Texas A&M University (Whoop) in 2019 with a bachelor's in English with a minor in Psychology. About Southern Living Southern Living, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, celebrates the food, homes, places, and culture of the South. We reach 7.2 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.