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Our Brewfest

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Shed with roof

Building a Garden Shed: Dressing Up the Structure

With the shell of our shed built, we had lots of fiddly details to add (like a roof, door, and windows) to give the structure some character.  …

Crate collage

DIY Garden Ideas: Easy Crate and Pallet Projects

Wood crates and shipping pallets are often free for the asking. See how a little elbow grease and ingenuity can turn these raw materials into fab accents for…

Koi pond

Garden Tour: Our Focal-Point Pond

Once home to a nearly dead maple tree, our backyard pond enlivens the landscape and beckons visitors of various species.   Before the tree was removed, the landscaping…

Finished pond

DIY Garden Project: Making a Focal-Point Pond

Few garden focal points are as hard-working as a pond. The sounds masks neighborhood noise, the water invites wildlife, and the sight draws all eyes.   When we…