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Recipes for the Big Game

When hosting a game-day party, you’d think the focus would be on the score or the award-winning commercials, but it’s actually a great reason to indulge in flavor-filled bites. When the big day rolls around, let your guests obsess over the game while … read more

Designing a Forever Home
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Designing a Forever Home

The arrival of an AARP invitation in the mail can be a trigger that sends a person off like the proverbial dog looking for its forever home. It may come as a shock —”What?! I’m nowhere near old enough for retirement!” — but … read more

Turning Metal into Art

Turning Metal into Art

Bapatoms is all about home, family, creativity, plasma cutters and a MIG welder. Of course, it is also about metal, lots of metal! The name came from a creative grandchild who couldn’t quite say “Grampa Strom” and substituted “Bapatoms.” With extraordinary energy and … read more

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Which Plants to Grow in Conservatory, Home, or Office

Being close to nature has many benefits but many of us cannot reap its benefits in cities due to lack of trees and plants and excessive buildings. Several studies around the world have shown the positive effects of greenery on our well-being. Did … read more

NW Millwork and Door
Design|Build 2018A

Precise and Personable — The ‘Door Doctor’ is In

Dave Tripp, owner of NW Millwork and Door Co., said his friends like to call him “doctor.” While playful, the nickname hints to the secret behind Tripp’s success of over 20 years in the construction industry. He grew up on Bainbridge Island and … read more

The color palette was limited to shades of gray, green and white, which contributed a serene setting away from the hustle and bustle, even in the heart of the city.

Love of Flowers Travels from Holland to the Key Peninsula

From not being able to afford flowers when she moved to the United States to having a business designing gardens large and small, Patricia Ruff has traveled far. Her love of flowers and her need to create helped her begin digging in the … read more

Glass vase painted with chalkboard paint holds allium, sedum, sedge and geranium flowers.

Cut and Dried — Lasting Flower Arrangements

Traditional dried-flower arranging is an art that seeks to capture the beauty, form and color of flowers in their peak of bloom and suspend it in time. This practice uses tools such as glycerin, silica gel, flower presses and microwaves to control the … read more

Orchids as Houseplants

Orchids as Houseplants

Once grown exclusively as a hobby of the wealthy, orchids are now available to every interested gardener. Perhaps you received one as a gift and wonder what to do after the bloom fades, or perhaps you’ve seen them for sale and want to … read more

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