Archive for January, 2014

Buena Vista Ski Area

Filed in Destinations by on January 20, 2014
Buena Vista Ski Area

Not only is Bemidji’s Buena Vista Ski-Area a perfect place for families to visit, but manager Suzanne Thomas describes it as the perfect business to run with her family. Thomas proudly mentions that this is Buena Visit’s 64th year in operation.

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Heating Things Up

Filed in Construction by on January 20, 2014
Heating Things Up

Fireplace Options to Warm & Enhance Your Home  Stay warm this winter by installing a new gas or wood fireplace in your home. This season’s fireplaces are as varied as the people enjoying them. Add a more efficient wood-burning insert to an existing fireplace. Hang a beautiful, thin gas fireplace on your living room wall. […]

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Welcome to Our New Website

Filed in Blog by on January 20, 2014

I can’t begin to tell you how much I have been anticipating this day. The day we are ready to write this post welcoming you into to our new online home. It has been a long and sometimes shaky road getting to this place where we are ready to let visitors see what we’ve been […]

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Porches, Decks and Patios

Filed in Construction by on January 18, 2014
Porches, Decks and Patios

We’ve assembled a gallery of favorite porches, desk and patios from some of the homes we’ve featured in past issues. Feel free to browse the full gallery.                

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A Passion For Boats

Filed in Destinations by on January 14, 2014
A Passion For Boats

“Boat” Erickson left his mark as an innovator and a builder Alexandria Boat Works was a family business that flourished due to craftsmanship and a passion for boats – a deep appreciation of the buoyant vessels that gracefully slide across the water’s surface. During its 100-year history, Alexandria Boat Works grew from a teenage boy […]

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Creating a Habitat Where Lake and Nature Thrive

Filed in Landscaping by on January 14, 2014
Creating a Habitat Where Lake and Nature Thrive

When you own a lake home, the lake often becomes part of your family – you care about its health and worry about its future. It’s fun to be around, and you will do whatever you can to nurture it and make it comfortable. There’s a lakeside-landscaping trend that has taken hold in the lakes areas […]

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Budget Friendly Decorating

Filed in Design and Decor by on January 14, 2014

The way you save money in an interior is to not replace what you have when it is out of style or you tire of it. Classic timeless pieces are the key to saving money. If you have quality furniture, it will look good for a long time. this holds true with wood furniture as […]

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Designer Portfolio – Jyl Graves

Filed in Design and Decor by on January 11, 2014
Designer Portfolio – Jyl Graves

Beauty. Comfort.

Jyl Graves’ goal is simple. She wants to surround her clients with their favorite things. Regardless of their style preference, she partners with them to create beautiful and functional interiors to last, she says, “because a home should reflect a design that allows others to feel your style the moment they enter your door.”

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Kitchen and Bath Trends 2014

Filed in Design and Decor by on January 11, 2014
Kitchen and Bath Trends 2014

When is a Trend Not a Trend? When it’s a Great Idea!

When is following a home decorating trend not such a great idea? When it “dates” your home and visitors know the minute they walk into your home exactly when it was built or remodeled – think avocado green or harvest gold appliances here.

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Relaxing Retreat on Star Lake

Filed in Feature Homes by on January 10, 2014
Relaxing Retreat on Star Lake

A path framed by a forest of tall trees gently leads the way to a scenic lot overlooking Star Lake. At the end of the winding road visitors will find the Rongen home.

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