Straw Bale Gardens

A New Way To Garden This is the time of year when many people get the itch to garden. Have you heard of straw bale gardening? When I first did, it didn’t make much sense to me and then the more I learned the more I thought it sounded fantastic. You see, I love fresh produce and I hate weeding. Straw bale gardening makes for prolific plants and virtually no weeds. Brilliant! Like with most things, the prep work is an investment. [...]


Kitchens: The Heart of the Home

  I suppose it makes sense that I love kitchens. They have a reputation for being the heart of the home, I love to cook, and our family business is cabinet making. We have designed and built some lovely kitchens over the years…I wish ours was one of them! Our kitchen is not a dream kitchen. We went through a period of time when the oven door would simply fall off of the oven. This is never good. We now [...]


It’s Cold Outside, Get It Delivered!

January is traditionally the month when most people at least give some thought to getting more organized. It is also the time of year when many of us make some plans for how we will spend our time and money in the year ahead. I recently learned of a cool service that Target offers that can save you time, money, and aggravation. Another reason to love Target. Target offer a subscription service that allows you to shop thousands of commonly [...]


Breathe Easy

Breathe Easy We are in the thick of what typically are the coldest days of a Minnesota winter. If you aren’t planning on visiting a warmer climate, you may be missing the color green. You know that color that the grass is during the spring, that color of tree canopies, and the color of vegetable and flowers plants? If so you are not alone. Houseplants can boost your mood during a long winter and they can also improve your home’s air [...]


Holiday Shipping Tips

Tips For Holiday Shipping This is crunch time when it comes to holiday shopping. While stores like Kohl’s will be open around the clock for the days before Christmas, many of us will be shopping online or shipping gifts. This process can be convenient, but it can also be costly. Here are a few things to keep in mind to help keep budget and anxiety under control. The United States Postal Service expects to deliver up to 470 million packages between [...]

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