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Stuffed Pumpkin

Special Thanksgiving Recipe: Stuffed Pumpkin

It’s that time of year that we all feel it — the urge to go inward, for days at home by the fire with family and friends. It’s that time of year when sunset happens at 4:29. We all tend to eat comfort … read more

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Art Hanging Made Simple

Art Hanging Made Simple

This could be a very complicated subject, but let’s make it easy and take it down to simply hanging a painting on a wall. What painting and in what location? A general rule of thumb is that framed prints and original watercolors should … read more

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How to Fix Loose Cords in Honeycomb Shades

How to Fix Loose Cords in Honeycomb Shades

If you have honeycomb shades, such as Duettes by Hunter Douglas, in some of your windows, try to catch a malfunction before it becomes a major problem. Sometimes one or more of the cords in the pull-tassel will come undone. Stop using that … read more

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When to remodel

Choosing the Best Time of Year for a Remodel

On Jan. 2, the phones start to ring at our office. People are done with the holidays and feeling the pinch of needing more space — so they want to remodel. When do they want to start? Oh yes, what we jokingly refer … read more

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Electric Heated Towel Bars

When Is a Towel Warmer Not Just a Luxury Item?

With the onset of fall and chilly mornings, our motivation to pop out of bed each workday and dash to the shower wanes. Many of would prefer to stay snuggled under the warmth of our bed covers. However, there is a way to … read more

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Kitchen Counter Corners

Kitchen Counter Corners — To Use or Not To Use?

I recently read a great WestSound Home and Garden Magazine article by Molly Erin McCabe, “Much Ado About Countertops.” The topic of countertops has fascinated me for some time — a level, utilitarian surface that ends unobstructed or with a wall. How does … read more

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How to Select the Proper Seat Height for Best Comfort

How to Select the Proper Seat Height for Best Comfort

At a restaurant in Seattle recently, we opted for the privacy and comfort of booth seating. When our dinners arrived, however, we ended up eating with high elbows. As it happens frequently in restaurants, the banquette/booth seat cushions were simply too low in … read more

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(Photo by Juris Zommers)

How to Clean Patina off Your Sofa or Chair

If the arms of your fabric-covered chair or sofa look darker and feel colder than the rest of the chair fabric, it is patina from your hands. Highly admired on old wood but not on fabric. Most of it can be removed with … read more

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King Salmon

Delicious Results with Leftover Wild King Salmon

Fall is here. Golden and red leaves are dominating the airway and transforming the Earth with a new, patterned blanket. The once-prevailing basil is bowing now, as if to say, good performance, curtain going down. A few weeks back that basil bush was … read more

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