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From Sketches to Success: Twenty years of planning pays off in this Lake Lida home

From Sketches to Success: Twenty years of planning pays off in this Lake Lida home

For over twenty years, Jeff and Connie Schoenack dreamed of a rustic lake home that echoed their love for the outdoors – inside and out. About a year ago, they took those dreams and…

Filed in Feature Homes, In This Issue by on December 2, 2014
A Renovation Built for Today and Tomorrow: Lake Louise Home is a Labor of Love

A Renovation Built for Today and Tomorrow: Lake Louise Home is a Labor of Love

Renovation is more than a vocation for retired real estate broker Dick Owen; it’s a passion. Owen, along with wife Judy, has been honing his remodeling skills for more than three decades…

Filed in Feature Homes, In This Issue by on December 2, 2014
A Sanctuary on Sylvan Lake: Lake home's dramatic makeover creates beauty indoors and out

A Sanctuary on Sylvan Lake: Lake home's dramatic makeover creates beauty indoors and out

Don and Carol Vogt have created a seasonal respite from metro-area living in a beautiful home along the northern shores of Sylvan Lake in East Gull Lake.

Filed in Feature Homes by on December 2, 2014
Building on Family: A gathering place on the Lake Michigan shore

Building on Family: A gathering place on the Lake Michigan shore

During a weekend soccer tournament, Pat walked by a real estate office and noticed a home for sale on Lake Michigan. Finding the property, he called his wife, Louise. “If you don’t come up here…”

Filed in Feature Homes by on November 25, 2014

Gardening

Three Plants to Bring Holiday Cheer

Three Plants to Bring Holiday Cheer

Blooming plants are welcome at my house during the holiday season. Whether welcome as guests or housemates depends on how easy the plans are to care for after they bloom…

Filed in Gardening by on November 15, 2014
Autumn Planting Brings Spring Rewards: It's not too late to plant for beautiful blooms next spring

Autumn Planting Brings Spring Rewards: It's not too late to plant for beautiful blooms next spring

When the Midwest turns red and gold, it’s time to get out a garden spade. Autumn is the ideal time for planting trees, shrubs, and bulbs.

Filed in Gardening by on September 17, 2014
Branching Out: Selecting the right tree for your yard

Branching Out: Selecting the right tree for your yard

Trees serve a number of important functions, and one of the most important is enhancing home and landscape.

Filed in Gardening by on August 9, 2014

Landscaping

Permeable Pavers Help Put Water In Its Place

Permeable Pavers Help Put Water In Its Place

Managing storm water is a big deal on lakeshore properties. Excess water running too fast can cause erosion and send pollutants into our lakes.

Filed in Landscaping by on June 30, 2014
Mowing 101: Choosing, maintaining and storing your lawn tractor for years of reliability

Mowing 101: Choosing, maintaining and storing your lawn tractor for years of reliability

Spring is here, and that large patch of white surround your house has turned green. Yes, it’s time to start thinking about your lawn.

Filed in Landscaping by on May 30, 2014
A Bright Idea: Light your way to a perfect patio

A Bright Idea: Light your way to a perfect patio

One of the ideal ways to unwind after a long day at the office (or on the water) is to head out to your patio. Whether you grill and have a glass of wine with friends…

Filed in Landscaping by on May 16, 2014

Destinations

Forestedge Winery

Forestedge Winery

Nestled among dense woods at the edge of the Paul Bunyan State Forest is Forestedge Winery. With bountiful gardens, a cobblestone patio area and a tasting room, it is a perfect setting for an afternoon outing with family and friends.

Filed in Destinations, Food and Wine by on November 27, 2014
Welcome Back: A Homecoming for Detroit Mountain

Welcome Back: A Homecoming for Detroit Mountain

It’s back to the future for Detroit Mountain. With a touch of nostalgia mixed with new technology and an eye on the future, the four-season, 200-acre Detroit Mountain Recreation Area near Detroit Lakes, Minn….

Filed in Construction, Destinations by on October 1, 2014
Ghosts of North Dakota

Ghosts of North Dakota

Empty houses. Abandoned, crumbling buildings. We’ve all seen them around the Midwest. But have you ever wondered about the stories behind them?

Filed in Destinations by on October 1, 2014

Design & Decor

Aubry Costello: Designer Portfolio

Aubry Costello: Designer Portfolio

Aubrey Costello Sales Designer at Showplace Kitchens in Fargo shares with us some of her favorite designs where she derive her inspiration from and a few designer tip that bring extra style to her projects.

Filed in Design and Decor, In This Issue by on December 2, 2014
Create a luxurious space that Welcomes & Pampers holiday guests

Create a luxurious space that Welcomes & Pampers holiday guests

When travel-weary friends and relatives arrive for the holidays, why not offer them the ultimate, personalized gift: a welcoming guestroom that evokes the same comforts and hospitality of a hotel suite.

Filed in Design and Decor, In This Issue by on December 2, 2014
Hottest Fireplace Trends for Fall and Winter

Hottest Fireplace Trends for Fall and Winter

Over the years, fireplaces have been a familiar feature in many homes, however until very recently, they have undergone very little change from the traditional hearth.

Filed in Design and Decor by on November 12, 2014
Setting the Table: Unearth Seasonal Favorites to Create a Festive Feel

Setting the Table: Unearth Seasonal Favorites to Create a Festive Feel

When it comes to setting the table for your holiday feasts, the best rule of thumb to keep in mind is: there are no rules. That’s right, anything goes.

Filed in Design and Decor by on November 2, 2014

On The Lake

The Home Management Tool You Never Knew You Needed: What to look for in a Home Inventory System

The Home Management Tool You Never Knew You Needed: What to look for in a Home Inventory System

Owning a home (or two) can be difficult. There’s knowing what stuff you have, where it’s located, when you acquired it, warranty expiration information…

Filed in Maintenance by on October 1, 2014
Lake and Home Interview: Lifesaver

Lake and Home Interview: Lifesaver

Summertime at the family cabin is typically a dream vacation. But the threat of severe weather can quickly turn that dream into a nightmare…

Filed in Lakeside Living by on August 9, 2014
Materials For Your Dock

Materials For Your Dock

The first walk to the end of the dock at the beginning of each season signifies a fresh start. It’s a fresh canvas for summer memories of swimming, boating, eating, toasting, playing and relaxing with friends and family.

Filed in Lakeside Living by on August 3, 2014

Food & Wine

Forestedge Winery

Forestedge Winery

Nestled among dense woods at the edge of the Paul Bunyan State Forest is Forestedge Winery. With bountiful gardens, a cobblestone patio area and a tasting room, it is a perfect setting for an afternoon outing with family and friends.

Filed in Destinations, Food and Wine by on November 27, 2014
Pumpkin Bars and Spaghetti Squash

Pumpkin Bars and Spaghetti Squash

Despite our area having a somewhat strange growing season this summer, our weekly baskets overflowed with fresh, locally grown garden veggies all season long. At this time of year, it’s always hard to say goodbye…

Filed in Food and Wine by on September 29, 2014

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