Design Basics, Part 1: Floors

(An incomplete list of choices to be made...

Interior design choices can be overwhelming, especially with so many choices on the market. To help you along in the process, here are some basic tips for your floors. Read part 2 of this article on Friday for more tips for the walls … read more

Griggs D-pulls and knobs by Top Knobs — Design by A Kitchen That Works LLC

Cabinetry Bling — Stylish Hardware for Your Cabinetry

Does the look of your kitchen or bathroom cabinets leave you feeling ho-hum? With just the turn of a screwdriver, you can give your cabinetry a whole new appearance simply by updating the hardware. It is important to understand the basics of selecting … read more


Song Sparrow in Autumn Plumage

How You Can Be Part of Thanksgiving Bird Count

During the month of November, one bird is in the minds of many West Sound residents. While the Thanksgiving turkey may be the Bird of the Month, other birds are getting their share of attention. They are the ones that will be counted … read more

Sitting comfortably in its surrounds as if built decades ago, the Fortner home is the centerpiece in a compound of buildings surrounded by gardens. The bake house is to the left of the main house.

Backyard Bread Bakers

The West Sound area abounds with people who enjoy aesthetically pleasing and interesting lifestyles. Perhaps no pastime is more enticing to all of the senses than baking one’s own breads and rolls in an age-old, traditional manner. Baking slow-rise artisan breads — in … read more


Cauliflower Mash

Five Tips for a Happy and Healthy Plant-Based Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is such a great holiday. We take time to be with our loved ones and be thankful for our relationships, our health and our opportunities. It’s a time to celebrate the harvest and all of the wonderful flavors and colors and textures … read more


DIY Remodel

DIY or DI Don’t?

DIY is so popular, there is a television network dedicated to it — and many, many other shows, books and stores that encourage and support it. It’s a trend that will only continue to grow, but there are a few things to know … read more

Exuberant window hanging designed with mirrored glass and ceramic flowers to reflect interior light and stained glass and millefiori beads to glow with backlight

Piece of Mind — The Mosaic Art of Louise Martin

Louise Martin’s mosaic art integrates many components: stained glass, beads, glass rod, smalti, ceramic tile, mirror, rhinestones, Polish pottery. The most potent part of her work, however, is not the material itself, but the palpable connection of the artist to the world around … read more


Table-Setting Tips

Table-Setting Tips for Your Next Party

Holidays can be stressful especially if you’re hosting a party. If you’re planning on entertaining this season, take a few tips from Rosemarie Burns and Linda Reed, authors of “Which Fork Do I Use? Confident and Comfortable Dining.” Here’s some of their advice … read more

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