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Setting the Table

Filed in Design and Decor by on November 2, 2014
Setting the Table

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.

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Welcome Back: A Homecoming for Detroit Mountain

Filed in Construction, Destinations by on October 1, 2014
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….

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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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Ask the Home Experts

Filed in Home Experts by on April 11, 2014

For a limited time, we’re offering a free one-year subscription to the submitter of any question we publish in an upcoming issue. The topic is up to you, Design, Construction, Insurance, Real Estate, Energy, Home Improvement…you name it. We’d love to hear from you (and so would our panel of experts).

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Smart Phone, Smart Home

Filed in Construction, Home Maintenance by on April 4, 2014
Smart Phone, Smart Home

Come home from a romantic dinner to dimmed lights and soft music playing next to the hot tub with the fireplace lit — just by calling ahead.

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Surely This Is Some Sort of Cruel Joke

Filed in Blog by on April 1, 2014

We had almost rid ourselves of the winter’s snow accumulation around most of lakes country. The ice is coming out on many of the lakes and thoughts of Spring gardening and plans for our Summer on the lakes had begun in earnest. And then…a Spring Blizzard on Opening Day of baseball season. This seems like a […]

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We Are a Go For the Launch

Filed in Blog by on March 24, 2014 0 Comments

I can hardly believe that this day has finally arrived. When I took over as Editor of Lake and Home Magazine a little over a year ago, one of my goals was to increase our social media presence and make our website into a destination for our readers. From an editorial perspective, we always have […]

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Filed in Gardening by on March 11, 2014

One of our favorite things to do on the lake is spend time in the garden. Whether it is a potted planter on the patio, a massive edible garden, or something in between, growing and tending to our gardens is a part of the lake lifestyle.

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Wine Pairings for Summer Food

Filed in Food and Wine by on February 18, 2014
Wine Pairings for Summer Food

Local wine experts match wines to your favorite summertime dishes Summer’s a great time to gather friends, fire up the grill and pop open a cold bottle of … wine? Yes, you read that right. Wine can be a wonderful accompaniment to summertime foods. And we’re not just talking about a Riesling with strawberries. Minnesota […]

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A Window Buyer’s Guide

Filed in Construction by on February 15, 2014
A Window Buyer’s Guide

Do your research before investing in new windows The windows of a home reflect its soul – they reveal a bright and welcoming destination with a cozy, safe, restful appeal. Windows provide a portal to the landscape and natural surrounds that are stunningly beautiful season after season, year after year. And, ideally, those windows are […]

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