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Makeup vanity

Easy DIY Ideas: Organize a Vanity

Upgrade a lackluster bedroom or bath by adding a pretty makeup vanity (aka dressing table) with cleverly configured holders.   A large round mirror oversees a midcentury-style dressing…

bedside with coordinating linen bedspread, pink and kaki bed runner, circular pink pillow, mint square pillow and white sheets with coordinating bedside table

Decorating Know-How: Make a Luxury Bed

Imagine a bed so voluptuous and posh that you or your guests can’t wait until bedtime. It’s an irresistible look that’s all about layers, and you can recreate…

Patchwork throw on sofa

DIY Gift Idea: Make a Patchwork Throw

Looking for a custom gift that’s also cozy and cute? Put some bits and bobs of leftover fabric to (gorgeous!) good use and make a patchwork throw. We’ll…

Gift Guides: Kids and Stocking Stuffers

Few people get more joy out of the holiday season than those who are just kids at heart, or those who are actually under the age of reason….

Gift Guides: Coffee, Tea or Books?

There’s nothing like a nice warm cup or tea or coffee and a good book in the winter. Make someone’s day by giving a gift to warm his…

Fall tablescape

Entertaining Ideas: A Simple Thanksgiving Tablescape

Put together a simple and elegant thanksgiving tablescape with these easy ideas using things you may already have on hand.   I don’t know about you, but one…

steps to dressing a night stand

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…

main street of stillwater minnesota

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….

Pirate skeletons on a boat

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…