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Life January 16, 2019

8 Sick-Day Tasks to Get Healthy at Home

It happens every year about this time when the temperatures start to dip: sniffles, sore throat, cough, stuffy nose and aching muscles. It’s cold and flu season, and if you capture anything is going around when it comes to, make…..

Tropical Style January 12, 2019

Rocky Mountain Gardener's November Checklist

The huge autumn gardening push is winding down, and we are starting to look inward now, toward spending more time indoors in cozy warmth. But, there are still some times of beautiful weather to enjoy this month plus a couple…..

Kitchen Guides January 9, 2019

Kitchen of the Week: An Austin Galley Kitchen Opens Up

The original kitchen in this midcentury Austin, Texas, home had its charms, but its own closed-off design and old appliances indicated that it was time for an upgrade. Architect Cindy Black of Hello Kitchen worked with Tonianne Soster from TAS…..

Eclectic Homes January 5, 2019

Kitchen Counters: Stainless Steel, the Chefs' Option

Stainless steel countertops are brains, beauty and brawn rolled into a hardworking surface. This professional chefworthy surface stands up to abuse nevertheless spiffs up easily to a glamorous showstopping glow. Are stainless steel countertops appropriate for you? This will help…..

Flowers and Plants December 31, 2018

Great Design Tree: Staghorn Sumac

Don’t let poison sumac (Rhus vernix) give all sumacs an undeserved bad reputation. The sumac genus has lots of wonderful species and varieties for your landscape that greatly simplifies the poison one. One such species is the Staghorn sumac. These…..

Eclectic December 27, 2018

Flea Market Glamour at Texas

Brandi and Scott Powers turned their Texas ranch home to an eclectic, elegant house stuffed to the brim with unique flea market finds, vibrant upholstery and artful DIY projects. The home is still a work in progress, and Brandi is…..

Tropical Style December 24, 2018

Great Design Plant: Sedum (Stonecrop)

Bring the vibrant colors of summer to the garden with sedum. Prolific blossoms make notice in summer months, but bold evergreen foliage solidifies this diverse genus of succulents as year-round eye catchers in the garden. Pick from fluorescent fleshy floor…..

Fences and Gates December 22, 2018

Improve Your Yard

A fresh coat of paint is an easy and economical way to breathe new life into your front- or back fence this summer. Choose a color that blends with your house or backyard, or go bold with an unforeseen hue……

Tropical Style December 17, 2018

Fantastic Design Plant: Fernbush

Some like it’s hot! Meet fernbush (Chamaebatiaria mellifolium), a beautiful, versatile and underused native shrub. Found on rocky soils in semiarid areas throughout the western United States, it has a delicate look which belies its difficult character. Fernbush flowers for…..

Additions December 14, 2018


Scrollwork describes intricate curves that form a spiral, much like the conclusion of an unfurling parchment scroll. Scrollwork could be fashioned from wood, metal or porcelain, engraved or carved into an existed bit or added as a decorative touch to…..