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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…

Pegboard and bracketed shelf

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…

Stack of painted mugs

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….

vintage floral kitchen accessories

Easy DIY Ideas: Make a Kitchen Island

Unless you’re blessed with the kitchen of your dreams, you can always use more work space in that busiest of all rooms. With a few basic tools and…

Vintage kitchen decor

Easy DIY Ideas: Creative Kitchen Crafts

Give your kitchen a style boost with these simple projects you can do in a weekend.   An extra work surface is always welcome in a small kitchen….

den makeover all made up with coffeetable, sofa, chair, side table and tripod lamp

Before & After: A Dynamic Den Do-Over, part 2

Colorful patterns, a fireplace update, and a new energy-efficient patio door turned a dismal den into a comfy spot for entertaining family and friends.   There were some…

completed family room makeover

Before & After: A Dynamic Den Do-Over

Updating a dingy den with color, pattern, and collections creates a space where people love to spend time.   Built in 1973 and virtually unchanged since that time,…

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…