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July 24, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Era of Consignment: Looking great with a style all your own

Era of Consignment: Looking great with a style all your own

You know The Look. Two women walk by and you hear one murmur, “fabulous dress” as she turns to eye your outfit. You swing your Michael Kors ba…

July 23, 2014 3:22 pm Photos

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Fashion on the Shore judges show their expertise

Fashion on the Shore judges show their expertise

“This is not a fluff fashion show,” Anna Russo Seiber, owner of the ARS Gallery/Arts & Culture Center, a not-for-profit art center in the …

July 20, 2014 4:15 pm Photos

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Blowing In From The East: A man with very little hair and even less fashion sense considers the blowout bar

Blowing In From The East: A man with very little hair and even less fashion sense considers the blowout bar

True to their inherent nature, trends have a tendency to be fickle little things.

July 16, 2014 4:00 pm Photos

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Photo Finish

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Are you a photography addict? Do you carry your camera with you wherever you go, looking for the perfect shot? If so, send your photos in to p…

July 15, 2014 5:45 pm Photos

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Fashion on the Shore winner Erin Johnson's sweet inspiration

Fashion on the Shore winner Erin Johnson's sweet inspiration

Erin Johnson captured the top prize at Fashion on the Shore event by showing that stylish women can have their cake and wear it, too. Her deli…

July 15, 2014 4:07 pm Photos

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Schools give students a solid foundation in fashion

Fashion on the Shore, which was held at the beginning of May at the Heritage Museum and Cultural Center, a stately building in downtown St. Jo…

July 14, 2014 4:10 pm

Fashion on the Shore designers showcase local talent

Fashion on the Shore designers showcase local talent

It’s been said that the third time is the charm and this year we have to agree: the third annual Fashion on the Shore [FOTS], a runway event s…

July 14, 2014 4:10 pm Video Photos

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Martha Cares saves pets one sculpture at a time

Martha Cares saves pets one sculpture at a time

When Peachy, her beloved Lhasa Apso, died after 16 years as a favored family member, it took almost a decade before Martha Cares found the emo…

July 13, 2014 4:13 pm Photos

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Bringing the spa home: Bathroom trends incorporate cleanliness and relaxation

Bringing the spa home: Bathroom trends incorporate cleanliness and relaxation

Sure, the bathroom for most is the place where you get business done, but for many, it's much more. The bathroom is an oasis; a place to relax…

July 13, 2014 1:17 pm Photos

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Right at Home: tips for living in a small space

Right at Home: tips for living in a small space

For many young people, a first apartment might be a cramped studio or just a bedroom in a shared living arrangement. Juggling that room's livi…

July 05, 2014 12:54 pm Photos

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Origami: Exhibit shows an art form unfolding

Origami: Exhibit shows an art form unfolding

An origami exhibit at Cooper Union college that features the work of 88 artists from around the world reveals the outer limits of paper foldin…

July 05, 2014 12:30 pm Photos

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At Home: Love your stuff? Then show it

At Home: Love your stuff? Then show it

As faithful readers know, my column is often a harangue urging you and your inner hoarder to let go, lighten up, purge, pare, declutter, detac…

June 29, 2014 9:00 am Photos

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Dashing dogs: Agility races gaining popularity

Dashing dogs: Agility races gaining popularity

Linda Harper of San Diego and her Shih Tzu named Fame spend every weekend on the road competing in agility races, the fastest growing dog spor…

June 28, 2014 2:45 pm

What's behind different floral scents

What's behind different floral scents

Wave after wave of scent has filled the air since my garden awakened in spring. Most prominent have been the aromas from daffodil blossoms, pl…

June 28, 2014 2:41 pm

Open and shut case: choosing and hanging shutters

Open and shut case: choosing and hanging shutters

Although glass and screens have eliminated the practical need for shutters, they're still popular for decoration.

June 28, 2014 8:50 am Photos

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At Home: How healthy is your hood?

At Home: How healthy is your hood?

One benefit of living my nomad life is that I get to know a lot of different neighborhoods.

June 22, 2014 9:00 am

DEAN’S LAWN & LANDSCAPING: NEW OUTDOOR SHOWROOM COMES ONLINE IN SCHERERVILLE

DEAN’S LAWN & LANDSCAPING: NEW OUTDOOR SHOWROOM COMES ONLINE IN SCHERERVILLE

New this season, Dean’s Landscaping now has an outdoor showroom where you can experience a designed space for living outside. Dean Savarino’s …

June 21, 2014 9:48 am Photos

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June 16, 2014 5:45 pm Photos

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June 16, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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At Home: Love wood floors but not the price?

At Home: Love wood floors but not the price?

The other day the word "irony" floated across my frontal lobe while I paged through a stack of home decor books.

June 15, 2014 9:00 am Photos

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Lemon Gem marigold offers unusual foliage, flowers

Lemon Gem marigold offers unusual foliage, flowers

Marigold is among the most widely planted and, hence, mundane of flowers. Yet I enjoy them as an essential part of summer with their yolk-like…

June 15, 2014 9:00 am

Kohler brings artists to factory to learn, inspire

Kohler brings artists to factory to learn, inspire

The Kohler sink in your bathroom may be more of a work of art than you realize.

June 14, 2014 11:00 am

Ask Our Broker: Discounts for cash buyers?

Ask Our Broker: Discounts for cash buyers?

Question: Many buyers in today’s market are purchasing homes for cash. Sometimes cash buyers say they should get a discount because they can s…

June 14, 2014 10:00 am

St. John’s Peninsula Point surrounds boomers in luxury

St. John’s Peninsula Point surrounds boomers in luxury

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June 14, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Your First Step to Finding a New Home: The 31st Annual HBA Parade of Homes Starts June 21

Your First Step to Finding a New Home: The 31st Annual HBA Parade of Homes Starts June 21

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June 14, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Restorers turn diamonds in the rough to desirable furniture

Restorers turn diamonds in the rough to desirable furniture

In the hands of furniture restorers, anything is possible. Damaged tables find new life. Old baseboards meet their match. Home owners find the…

June 10, 2014 12:30 pm Photos

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Hand [Water] Crafted: Local seafarers have a passion for building a masterpiece

Hand [Water] Crafted: Local seafarers have a passion for building a masterpiece

Chuck Banks' father's hobby was building wood boats, a skill and love he passed down to his son when he would visit his Northwest Indiana home…

June 09, 2014 12:23 pm Photos

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Ask a Designer: No color's too bold for decor

Ask a Designer: No color's too bold for decor

It might be practical, of course, to decorate your home with neutral colors and muted earth tones. No need to worry about colors clashing if m…

June 08, 2014 9:00 am Photos

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At Home: Ironic Design: Unexpected moves that work

At Home: Ironic Design: Unexpected moves that work

The other day the word "irony" floated across my frontal lobe while I paged through a stack of home decor books.

June 08, 2014 9:00 am Photos

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Birdcall playback on phones prompts ethics debate

Birdcall playback on phones prompts ethics debate

Wildlife watchers can now wield unnatural powers, playing actual birdcalls on smart phones and other mobile devices. The practice, called play…

June 08, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Pop-Up Treasures: Tri-state artisans gather at local, handmade market

Pop-Up Treasures: Tri-state artisans gather at local, handmade market

What started out a year ago as six vendors on a sidewalk is now 130 vendors at the Lake County Fairgrounds with roughly 4,000 attendees.

June 07, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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Right at Home: A neoclassical moment in decor

Right at Home: A neoclassical moment in decor

If you're a fan of traditional décor, you probably appreciate the elegant lines and rich history of neoclassical style.

June 07, 2014 10:30 am Photos

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Ask Our Broker: Debt-to-Income Confusion

Ask Our Broker: Debt-to-Income Confusion

Question: We have recently tried to qualify for a mortgage. We know that the new rules allow us to devote as much as 43 percent of our income …

June 07, 2014 10:00 am

Flowering Passion: Master Gardeners show off garden projects next weekend

Flowering Passion: Master Gardeners show off garden projects next weekend

A garden featuring more than 500 roses is one of several that will be showcased on this year’s Lake County Master Gardeners Association annual…

June 07, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Egg-cellent Trend: Chicken coops provide loveable backyard pets and fresh eggs

Egg-cellent Trend: Chicken coops provide loveable backyard pets and fresh eggs

Chicken coops are popping up in Northwest Indiana backyards, part of a growing nationwide trend.

June 07, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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DEAN’S LAWN & LANDSCAPING: DESIGNERS AND BUILDERS EXPAND CLIENTS’ HORIZONS WITH NEW OUTDOOR SHOWROOM

DEAN’S LAWN & LANDSCAPING: DESIGNERS AND BUILDERS EXPAND CLIENTS’ HORIZONS WITH NEW OUTDOOR SHOWROOM

Dean’s Lawn & Landscaping has a whole new experience awaiting the homeowner this season. Dean Savarino, President of Dean’s Lawn & Lan…

June 07, 2014 1:30 am Photos

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Chan Luu's leather-wrap bracelet is widely copied

Chan Luu's leather-wrap bracelet is widely copied

The bracelet is ubiquitous: Small gemstones or silver beads are woven with thread between two lengths of leather cording, and the finished pie…

June 01, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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At Home: Downsizers are getting younger, smarter sooner

At Home: Downsizers are getting younger, smarter sooner

I don’t know about you, but I am not getting any older.

June 01, 2014 9:00 am Photos

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How to help daffodils make more daffodils

How to help daffodils make more daffodils

Now that daffodil bloom time has passed, some gardeners might be wondering where their flowers were. If some plants remained all leaves, with …

June 01, 2014 8:00 am

Lisa Thompson answers the call for NWI buyers and sellers

Lisa Thompson answers the call for NWI buyers and sellers

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June 01, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Ask Our Broker: ‘Nonbanks’ safe for a mortgage?

Ask Our Broker: ‘Nonbanks’ safe for a mortgage?

Question: Our mortgage broker says he can get mortgages from both banks and nonbanks. Is it safe to get a mortgage from a nonbank?

May 31, 2014 10:00 am

Countertops get creative

Countertops get creative

The concrete countertops in Eleanor Zuckerman's San Francisco kitchen are hand-crafted works of art.

May 31, 2014 10:00 am

Reflect the Season: Use decor updates to ready home and yard for the warm weather

Reflect the Season: Use decor updates to ready home and yard for the warm weather

Perhaps the harsh winter and gray skies made way for references of playful escapism in our homes this spring as bright, bold accent colors and…

May 31, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Adventures in Everyday Living, Thursday, May 29, 2014

Adventures in Everyday Living, Thursday, May 29, 2014

James Neary release party Friday night at Acorn in Three Oaks followed by a Saturday dance party and the Heartland tour next weekend includes …

May 28, 2014 2:00 am

Families turn to pros to capture canine memories

Families turn to pros to capture canine memories

It takes more than a squeaky toy and a camera to capture memorable pet portraits.

May 24, 2014 12:11 pm Photos

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Right at Home: Nature gets a glam makeover

Right at Home: Nature gets a glam makeover

This year's design shows, such as NY Now and the Architectural Digest Home Design Show, have featured eye-catching pieces by designers and art…

May 24, 2014 11:47 am Photos

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Women who helped remake the American landscape

Women who helped remake the American landscape

Occasionally, landscape gardening goes well beyond flowers and shrubbery to encompass questions of national identity, culture, even social change.

May 24, 2014 11:31 am Photos

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Back to Life: Limiting plant damage after the polar vortex

Back to Life: Limiting plant damage after the polar vortex

This year’s winter in the Midwest was rough on more than just people.

May 24, 2014 10:31 am Photos

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