Archive for August, 2015

Many Years in the Making

Filed in Feature Homes by on August 9, 2015
Many Years in the Making

They say the devil is in the details. When you are talking about building a lake home, however, those details are truly heavenly additions.

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All in the Family

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All in the Family

If you ask six-year-old Kaylee Ranweiler her favorite part of her house, she’s likely to tell you it’s the custom window seat her Uncle Tim built in her bedroom.

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Then and Now

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Then and Now

Tanglewood Camp on the south shore of Otter Tail Lake is no more, but Lori and Rollie Mann carry on its legacy.

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Is a Butterfly Garden in Your Future?

Filed in Gardening by on August 9, 2015
Is a Butterfly Garden in Your Future?

How about planting a butterfly garden? Brightly-colored winged creatures would flit about your yard sipping flower nectar.

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Double Duty Spaces

Filed in Design and Decor by on August 9, 2015
Double Duty Spaces

Take everything you were taught about formal dining rooms, garages for cars only, or dingy and dark basements – divided spaces meant for one specific activity – and throw those ideas out the window.

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Second Chance to Shine

Filed in Design and Decor by on August 9, 2015
Second Chance to Shine

Reclaim. Repurpose. Recycle. Whatever you choose to call lumber that’s been given a second chance to shine…

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Fantasy Island

Filed in Design and Decor by on August 9, 2015
Fantasy Island

The island has replaced the traditional kitchen table, and the walls have come down merging the kitchen, family room, living and dining rooms.

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Uncovering the mysteries of Crawl Spaces

Filed in Construction by on August 9, 2015
Uncovering the mysteries of Crawl Spaces

In researching “what to do with a crawlspace,” found under many lake cabins instead of a basement, I learned the best crawlspace is an encapsulated one. In other words, shut the dreaded thing up.

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Battle Lake

Filed in Destinations by on August 9, 2015
Battle Lake

Specialty shops, outdoor recreational activities, a vibrant arts scene, and a growing farmers market make the Minnesota lakeside community of Battle Lake a delightful place to spend a summer day.

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Summer Cocktails

Filed in Food and Wine by on August 9, 2015
Summer Cocktails

If you’ve been searching for ideas for summer cocktails, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve gathered several “new” recipes sure to fit your summer entertaining needs.

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