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Melinda West Woven Art

Heronswood Art Gallery Features Northwest Fiber Weavings and Traditions in March

Beginning March 1, the Heronswood Art Gallery will hosting CEDAR: Northwest Fiber Weavings & Traditions, an exhibit featuring the weaving mastery of Melinda West and other noted fiber artists. West is an Indianola artist and teacher who has been developing her craft for … read more

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Begonia Viking XL Red on Chocolate is a striking plant great for container gardens. Its large, vibrant red flowers are contrasted with chocolate brown leaves. (Photo courtesy All-America Selections)

Ideas for Container Gardens for Every Occasion

Make every occasion special by designing and growing containers for summer holidays, weddings, anniversary parties or other special celebrations. Pick a color scheme appropriate for the occasion or a variety of colors and shapes sure to add a festive touch. Look for opportunities … read more

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Home Renovations

7 Home Renovations You’ll Get Your Money Back On

Investing money in home upgrades may not be your favorite thing in the world, but it’s still something you have to do from time to time, especially if you’re thinking about selling your home in the near future. However, the problem isn’t investing … read more

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Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Irish Classics and Green-Tinted Treats for Your St. Patty’s Party

It doesn’t take the Luck o’ the Irish to throw a great St. Patrick’s Day party. These tips and recipes from the experts at McCormick will help you throw a festive celebration you’ll enjoy as much as your guests — including make-ahead corned … read more

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home with curb appeal

3 Ways to Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

When it comes to your home, you only get one chance to make a great first impression — and that takes place before anyone ever steps inside, making curb appeal upgrades an effective way to beautify your home while boosting its value. Here … read more

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boot cleats

Mayo Clinic’s 10 Tips for Avoiding Falls

During the winter season, you may need to pay closer attention to watching your step. But fall prevention is something you should work on year-round. Even if you’re active, healthy and full of life, statistics show that you have a greater chance of … read more

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Creamy Tomato and Roasted Pepper Soup with Cheddar Cracker Melts

Homemade Tomato and Roasted Pepper Soup — the Perfect Comfort Food

Few things go together quite like cold weather and comfort foods. However, those hearty dishes that are typically craved on blustery days are usually not classified as “healthy.” With the right approach, though, you can put a better-for-you twist on some of your … read more

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kitchen cleaning

Five Simple Steps to Keeping Your House Clean Without Harming Your Family

We all know that healthy living means things like eating healthy food, getting enough sleep and exercise, shedding stress and living in a clean, healthy home. However, even in seemingly clean, well-kept homes, “indoor air can be deadlier than outside air.” The culprit? … read more

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