Archive for September, 2014

Pumpkin Bars and Spaghetti Squash

Filed in Food and Wine by on September 29, 2014
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…

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Comfortable and Cozy

Filed in Feature Homes by on September 27, 2014
Comfortable and Cozy

Mike and Jane Swenson weren’t looking for an extravagant place on the lake. Rather, they wanted a semi-secluded home-away-from-home to escape the busy city life…

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Too Much Stuff? Storage ideas help make your lake home less “stuffed”

Filed in Design and Decor by on September 25, 2014
Too Much Stuff? Storage ideas help make your lake home less “stuffed”

The glory of lake living is, of course, the lake. However, what’s nearly as thrilling is having space to store all the “stuff” that comes along with a lake home.

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Make Home Inspections an Annual Event

Filed in Construction by on September 24, 2014
Make Home Inspections an Annual Event

Even if you’re not buying or selling your home, fall is a good time to inspect your property. By evaluating your home annually, you will know what’s needed to maintain or increase its value. It always amazes me how many projects can be overlooked by the people who live in a home. We just get used to seeing them – until it’s time to sell or prepare for a big entertaining event.

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Products We Love: Krups EA84 Full Auto

Filed in Kitchen, Food & Wine Products, Products by on September 24, 2014
Products We Love: Krups EA84 Full Auto

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Gutter Sense

Filed in Gardening & Landscaping Products by on September 24, 2014
Gutter Sense

Clean gutters safely and easily. There’s no need for protective gloves or ladders when cleaning out your home’s gutters with the ingenious design of Gutter Sense from Improvements.

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Tripod Collapsible Leaf Collector Bag

Filed in Gardening & Landscaping Products by on September 23, 2014
Tripod Collapsible Leaf Collector Bag

Everyone needs a sturdy and handy bag to gather yard clippings and fall leaves. The Tripod Collapsible Bag by Park Seed cleverly holds everything in an easy-to-access bag.

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Autumn Planting Brings Spring Rewards

Filed in Gardening by on September 17, 2014
Autumn Planting Brings Spring Rewards

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.

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It’s Your Kitchen

Filed in Design and Decor by on September 16, 2014
It’s Your Kitchen

Savvy homeowners want more from their kitchen appliances than dependability and a certain look. They’re on the hunt for…

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Leaf and Lawn Vaccum

Filed in Gardening & Landscaping Products by on September 12, 2014
Leaf and Lawn Vaccum

This tow-behind leaf and lawn vaccum holds up to 247 gallons and minimizes dust by utilizing a massive Shark-Teeth Impeller to separate airflow from debris. Available in manual or electric start.

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