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Charmean Neithart
November 27, 2014 36
I've got pumpkin on my mind. Ever notice how the grocery store has huge displays of canned pumpkin and condensed milk on every aisle starting in October? It's a good thing for me, because I've got a family favorite recipe (see below) for the best pumpkin pie on the planet! I start buying the ingredients around Halloween...
Make a Long-Lasting Eucalyptus Holiday Wreath
Rikki Snyder | November 27, 2014 12
Fragrant and textured, this wild eucalyptus and juniper wreath can be a pleasant addition to a front door or a wall above a fireplace mantel. Tracy Goldman of Sabellico’s Florist breaks down the steps.
So Your Style Is: Early American
Mary Jo Bowling | November 27, 2014 1
In November 1620, a group of Europeans docked near the tip of Cape Cod and staggered onto the soil of North America. Historians say they called themselves Separatists, as they had removed themselves from the Church of England, but today we know them as...
Garden Overhaul: Which Plants Should Stay, Which Should Go?
Falon Mihalic | November 27, 2014 4
When renovating a large landscape with lots of existing plants, it can be tempting to remove everything and remake the entire landscape with new plants. I strongly caution against this approach. It’s expensive to clear an entire site,...
Shop Houzz: Enjoy the Scents of the Season
Houzz | November 27, 2014
The holidays have officially arrived, not in the flash of decorative lights or the sound of familiar songs, but with a single whiff of a fragrant fire, cookies right out of the oven or … you can fill in the blank. Scent is the sense most closely aligned...
10 Ways to Shower Your Home With Gratitude
Laura Gaskill | November 27, 2014 11
Don’t leave your house out of your Thanksgiving celebrations! Here are 10 creative and thoughtful ways to express your gratitude for your home — now and throughout the year.
Houzz Tour: Recalling the Pilgrims in a 350-Year-Old Home
Fred Albert | November 27, 2014 152
Doug Towle likes to call it the evening that changed his life. The New Hampshire native was fresh out of grad school when some acquaintances invited him to visit their home, a 1793 tavern that had been converted into a house. Towle was no stranger...
7 Kitchen Flooring Materials to Boost Your Cooking Comfort
Jennifer Ott | November 27, 2014 264
I love the look of polished concrete floors in kitchens, but concrete — along with other nonresilient floor surfaces, such as stone, ceramic and porcelain tile — can take a toll on your joints. I've heard complaints from many homeowners who regret...
Thanksgiving Tales: When the Turkey Tanks
Mary Jo Bowling | November 26, 2014 57
Recently we asked readers to chime in with their most memorable Thanksgiving missteps. More than 200 brave souls stepped up to the plate. Apparently,...
Room of the Day: Awkward Attic Becomes a Happy Nest
Becky Harris | November 26, 2014 25
In this attic renovation, it was all about the angles. Awkward roofline angles, so often found with attic walls and ceilings, can be made cozy and light with the right approach. In turning this attic into a master bedroom, interior designer Sarah...
Geek Lab: How to Make an Interactive Steampunk Gear Wall
Jillian Northrup | November 26, 2014 7
We recently made a large interactive gear display for the Hattiesburg Zoo in Mississippi, and boy, did the adults enjoy it too. And why not? Watching...
Shop Houzz: Host a Dazzling Dessert Party
Houzz | November 26, 2014
The holidays sure can be hectic, so why not skip the work of a dinner party and focus on the best part of the meal: dessert? It’s easy to host a dessert party where your table looks as delectable as the treats. You’ll be all set with tips from the...
Houzz Tour: Traditional Shingle With a Modern Soul
Becky Harris | November 26, 2014 16
When a couple starting their family decided to build a home, they wanted everything new and fresh for the next exciting chapter in their lives — raising children. Their new home has a traditional shingle-style exterior out of respect to the historic...
Living Room Meets Dining Room: The New Way to Eat In
Yanic Simard | November 26, 2014 10
The dining room is usually the first thing to go when shrinking a space plan down to the modern compact size so often seen in condos, townhomes and other smaller dwellings. Faced with fitting your life into less square footage, how do you still fit in...
Great Design Plant: Chamaecyparis Nootkatensis
Jay Sifford | November 26, 2014 8
Conifers are great additions to any garden where they will grow. They introduce elegance and structure to the landscape. When flowering perennials are done and have disappeared for the season, these stalwart workhorses mind the garden until spring. Certain...