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Decorating Know-How: Style a Midcentury Nightstand

Want something a little more original at your bedside? Opt for a unique nightstand and style it accordingly.   Simplify bedside storage with a sleek midcentury modern nightstand…

Easy DIY Ideas: Update a Stairway

Step up a staircase’s appeal by adding pumped-up patterns. With just a few DIY skills, a little imagination, and inexpensive materials, it’s relatively easy to turn an ordinary…

Flea market tents

Weekend Getaway: 20 Best Off-Season Flea Markets

Flea market season may be winding down but don’t despair. There are plenty of great venues that operate all year long (or at least when no one else…

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Weekend Getaway: Shopping in Stillwater

Looking for a shopping getaway? Stillwater, Minnesota, is one of America’s Top 10 Towns for Antiquing with several multi-dealer antique malls and vintage shops.   Over 100 unique shops and restaurants…

view overlooking stillwater Minnesota with the river in the foreground, and the town in the background dotted with autumn trees

Weekend Getaway: Chillin’ in Stillwater

Spend a couple of days along the St. Croix River in Stillwater, Minnesota’s oldest town, and you’ll be planning a repeat visit before you leave the city limits….

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Decorating for Halloween: Ship-Shape Skeletons

Scurvy skeletons cavorting around a sea-worthy vessel turn a front-yard obstruction into frightful outdoor Halloween decor.   Six months of the year, our driveway plays host to a…

Mummy pillow on chaise in the corner of the halloween theme decorated library

Decorating for Halloween: Where’s Your Mummy

Add a fright factor to your living room with a creepy corner starring an easy-to-make mummy pillow.   Even if you don’t want to festoon your home in…

Entertaining Ideas: Beer Bash Projects

Belly up to the bar with these simple beer-tasting projects made from shipping pallets and old wood.     On-tap selections await tasting in a keg holder built…

Entertaining Ideas: Beer Bash Recipes

  Make a beer tasting an event to remember with flavorful and fun finger foods served up buffet style. To create the right aura for the buffet, we…

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Entertaining Ideas: Craft a Beer Fest

Give your favorite brew its due by hosting a beer bash focusing on regional craft beers. Celebrate brews by throwing a casual beer bash and explore the wide…

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Easy DIY Ideas: Kitchen Shelf and Pegboard

Bring a little extra storage and organization to your kitchen or breakfast nook with a do-it-yourself bracketed shelf and pegboard.   Ornate wood brackets provide cottage character to…

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Easy DIY Ideas: Petal-Perfect Painted Mugs

Doodles on your dishware? Why not? Create custom cups with your own designs in just a few easy steps.   Gather your materials for a mug marking session….