Archive for May, 2014

Mowing 101

Filed in Landscaping by on May 30, 2014
Mowing 101

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.

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Metal Organic Hammered Bowl

Filed in Kitchen, Food & Wine Products by on May 29, 2014
Metal Organic Hammered Bowl

Our exclusive Metal Organic Hammered Bowl is sure to shine on your buffet or dinner table. Fill it with snacks or fresh fruit for a beautiful display. Made of mild steel hammered by artisans in India. www.worldmarket.com

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Thinking about building or remodeling? Think of Using an Architect

Filed in Construction by on May 27, 2014
Thinking about building or remodeling? Think of Using an Architect

Architects can help in the task of building your dream lake home, no matter what the size or scope. From researching lakeshore ordinances to sketching various architectural styles…

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White Bear Lake

Filed in Destinations by on May 25, 2014
White Bear Lake

Only 20 miles northeast of the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport, White Bear Lake maintains its own small-town character. The community of about 25,000 sits on the lake…

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Invest in Your Home’s Future by Growing Trees

Filed in Gardening by on May 24, 2014
Invest in Your Home’s Future by Growing Trees

Trees are an important part of the home landscape, but trees not suited to a northern climate or a smaller lot are sometimes not such a great investment.

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Invasive Species and our Lakes

Filed in Maintenance by on May 22, 2014
Invasive Species and our Lakes

Luke Skinner is the supervisor of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resource’s Invasive Species Program. The program aims to prevent, detect and manage the impact…

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Simple to Splashy

Filed in Design and Decor by on May 20, 2014
Simple to Splashy

The living and family rooms might be named for gathering, but we all know where we spend most of our time entertaining – the kitchen.

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Spring chores can help cut energy costs, avoid costly repairs

Filed in Maintenance by on May 18, 2014
Spring chores can help cut energy costs, avoid costly repairs

Longer days. Gentle BreeHow-to-clean-your-air-conditionerzes. Warm sunshine. Many of us begin looking forward to spring as soon as the Christmas lights are put away.

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A Bright Idea

Filed in Landscaping by on May 16, 2014
A Bright Idea

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…

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20 Cost-Effective Home Improvements

Filed in Construction by on May 14, 2014
20 Cost-Effective Home Improvements

As a real estate appraiser, the question I am asked most often is “What will my home be worth if I do a specific home improvement?” This is an interesting questions since most home improvements are really maintenance issues…

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