Kids grow fast. That means their rooms have to roll with the changes, which requires a makeover every few years. Your son or daughter likely wants a say in how their bedroom should be decorated and furnished, which can lead to conflicts if their daring design dreams clash with your more practical vision.
Did you know that Claxton, Georgia, is considered one of the fruitcake capitals of the world? Two bakeries there combine to make 4 million pounds of fruitcake each year. Strangely, National Fruitcake Day is Dec. 27. Strange, because one would assume it would be celebrated before Christmas, because that’s its time to shine.
You can choose brightly hued paint colors, opt for lighter-toned flooring or carpeting and add extra lamps and light fixtures. But if you really want to illuminate the living spaces in your home, there’s no substitute for natural sunlight. It’s a big reason why carefully placed windows, skylights, doors with glass, light wells and transoms are coveted among homeowners and home shoppers alike. And the perks of ample natural light are plentiful.
You don’t have to wait until next spring to get a glimpse of St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be married in May.
For crazy wedding experiences, Christine's Miller’s is hard to top.
Should water sit for several hours to allow chemicals it contains to dissipate? The horticulture program coordinator for the Douglas-Sarpy County Extension Office says yes, but not for the reasons we expected.
The holiday shopping season is in full swing. The packed shopping malls and long checkout lines can be stressful for all parents, but even more so for new moms and dads shopping with baby in tow. From fussy tantrums to emergency diaper changes, it’s essential for new parents to always be prepared for any scenario when shopping with their tots.
The Magnolia Hotel Omaha is on a sugar high after creating a unique gingerbread train and village that will serve as a welcome for guests and a donation spot for the local Ronald McDonald House.
Traveling with the family over the holidays can be hectic, but there are a few things parents can plan for to make the trip easier.
A favorite Friday afternoon tradition for Assistant Editor Marjie Ducey is to window shop at Legacy Art and Frame as she walks home from the bus stop near 49th and Dodge Streets in Dundee.
Barry Burt’s hands dripped with strands of red, green and gold Mardi Gras beads, secondhand finds for less than $10. “Oh, my gosh,’’ he remembers thinking. “That is so pretty.’’
Start with a statement piece that ebbs and flows with the events of the day - from big client presentation to cozy dinner date. The transition will be so effortless, you won’t even notice that winter blew in. Photography Heather & Jameson. Art direction Heidi Thorson. Merchandise styling…
Boomers and modern millennials are learning to co-exist in the workplace, despite very different professional and fashion styles. Suits and a clean shave aren’t necessarily out, but beards and long hair are definitely in. From long hair to burly beards and visible tattoos to tennis shoes, we…
The west Omaha couple approached Rose McCormick a few years ago, disappointed with trees decorated by an interior designer. “They were just too “living room-y. They didn’t capture any of the homeowners’ feeling,” says McCormick, who owns Beyond the Vine and does custom decorating for clients. “They just matched with the wallpaper.”
It’s a sibling rivalry in the spirit of the season. Nick and Sarah Newman take markedly different approaches when it comes to decorating their Christmas trees, but the results are the same: glimmering masterpieces that make visitors rejoice, “O, Tannenbaum!”
Holidays create some of our most endearing family traditions. For Lilian Jacobitz, Christmas also sustains a warm connection with her European heritage. Born in German-speaking Switzerland, Lilian found her way to Omaha some 20 years ago, newly married to Nebraska native Andy Jacobitz.
There are all kinds of leftovers after the holidays. We have some tin toppers to add a little zing to your containers.
Though there really isn’t a bad time to visit New York City, I can’t imagine a better time to explore all that the Big Apple offers than during the Thanksgiving/Christmas holiday stretch.
My grammy and pap’s house was surrounded by neighbors on three sides. Still, it was a quiet place to spend holiday meals. That was mostly — OK, wholly — because all those neighbors had slipped their mortal coils. The nearly encompassing cemetery also meant that second and third helpings of heavy holiday fare could be worked off by rousing games of tag among the headstones.
Manager Jill Martinez has worked in the Christmas department at Mangelsen’s for 18 years and never tires of the holiday. “We even play music year-round,’’ she says, laughing. It doesn’t have to be difficult to decorate your own masterpiece, she says.
Now that Halloween is behind us, the focus has turned to the upcoming winter holidays. Sprucing up the outside of your home can be enjoyable, non-labor intensive and wallet-friendly, says Rhianna Miller, the home and garden design expert at RubberMulch.
Looking for a sweet way to spend your Saturday? The Omaha Public Library is holding its seventh annual read it and eat culinary conference, and this year the focus is on candy. There will be candy demonstrations, samples, prize drawings and the chance to pick treats from an old-fashioned candy bar.
When you think of your home, does it evoke a welcoming, cozy, happy feeling? When we walk through the door, we should feel joy, contentment and peace.
The ground temperature, which you can find at gretnawx.net and other websites, needs to be below 60 degrees for tulips and daffodils to flourish until they bloom next spring.
While they haven’t supplanted the traditional orange jack-o’-lanterns, the specialty gourds and pumpkins, which come in all shapes, sizes and colors, have been gaining in popularity with each Halloween.
People are looking for more than functionality when it comes to their closets. They want style, too. Home buyers are looking for that little extra when they visit a home. And even if you’re not in the market to sell your home, a well-designed, well-thought-out closet space for your favorite clothes, shoes and accessories can save time every day.
Rainy weather this week is supplying the perfect conditions for lawn aeration. A downpour also can provide the answer for whether the job is required.
Shane Connolly, who did the flowers for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s 2011 wedding, is all about using seasonal items in arrangements. Nothing was off limits, from the branches of apple trees found at the home of Sheila Fitzgerald to roadside wildflowers.
Is your house-hunting venture beginning to feel like an episode of Love It or List It? You want a home that’s move-in ready. Your spouse wants a fixer-upper. You want a cozy home in the suburbs. Your spouse wants a modern condo in the city.
Kathleen Cue thinks gardeners have it backward. They should be planting flowers, trees and shrubs now, instead of dreaming of what they’ll grow next spring.
A quilting stop in Atlantic, Iowa, has been awarded a Nation of Neighbors grant for expansion of its small business and community outreach.