McKinney townsquare

Weekend Getaway: Shopping in McKinney, Texas

Whether you’re looking for a day of antiquing, a weekend escape, or a festival celebration, McKinney, Texas, is steeped in hometown charm.   One of the oldest authentic…

galena in the fall

Seasonal Sensations: Fun Things to Do This Fall

Once the busyness of summer is gone and the slow dance of autumn begins, it’s tempting to start hibernation habits a bit early. Don’t give in! There’s a…

Cutting garden

Garden Tour: The Patient Gardener

Sometimes, a garden waits for you. Texan Jeanne Larson always knew she would return to the place that felt like home.   The Larsons’ modest 1920s house in…

Glass totem in border

DIY Garden Ideas: Glittering Glass Accents

Give your garden some glimmer and glam with accents made from glass and ceramics.   Summer may be winding down but there’s still plenty of time to add…

Shaved Ice with syrup

Easy Entertaining Ideas: Shaved Ice Cocktails

Cool off and recapture your childhood while giving it a grownup twist with our shaved ice cocktail recipes.   The secret to truly nostalgic snow cones or shaved…

Summer patio party eating table for brat fest

Entertaining Ideas: A Labor Day Brat Bar

Make your Labor Day entertaining as enjoyable for the hostess as it is for her guests with this easy-to-prepare and simple-to-serve brat bar.   Set up tables on…

Brimfield tents

Antiquing Getaway: Treasure Hunting in Brimfield

Three times a year, the small town of Brimfield, Massachusetts, becomes a mecca for antiques dealers and shoppers alike. Brimfield is a shopping experience like no other. Since…

Back to School

The Well-Equipped Dorm: Kitchen and Study

Now that the Bed and Bath have been kitted out, let’s turn to the spaces where the food will be prepped and the learning will happen! Remembering my…

Back to School

The Well-Equipped Dorm: Bed and Bath

It’s that time of year again! All the new students are hitchin’ up their britches to make it on their own in a new setting. In order to…

Koi farm

Garden Tour: A Home-Grown Koi Farm

An eastern Iowa couple carves out a life and a business amid gardens, salvaged-wood buildings, and ponds brimming with colorful koi.   Rural homeowners, gardeners, and entrepreneurs Greg…

Shed exterior

Building a Garden Shed: Inside the She Shed

At 12 feet square, our DIY she shed is big enough to host several hobbies. We outfitted it to accommodate two favorite pastimes: reading and gardening.   A…

Finished shed and patio

Building a Garden Shed: The Final Touches

The results are in! In partnership with Lowe’s Home Improvement Stores, we turned this lackluster backyard corner into a destination shed, patio, and garden.   Narvas shows Hannah…