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Do It Yourself

Do-it-yourself household green cleaning tips are cost-saving and planet-saving

Do-it-yourself household green cleaning tips are cost-saving and planet-saving

Heloise, the "Queen of Cleaning," is feeling especially "green conscious" this week.

February 28, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Design your own chic, comfy bedding

Design your own chic, comfy bedding

You don't need to be a professional designer, or even much of a sewer, to create one-of-a-kind bedding that looks as nice as the stuff of dreams.

January 24, 2013 12:00 am
Woodworkers praise the many faces of plywood

Woodworkers praise the many faces of plywood

It's not that fast or dirt-cheap, but it can be that easy, according to woodworking experts who speak fondly of plywood's many merits.

January 24, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Ask a Designer: maximize seating for entertaining

Ask a Designer: maximize seating for entertaining

The joy of home entertaining at the holidays often comes with a challenge: How do you provide enough seating for a roomful of holiday revelers with just a sofa and a few chairs?

December 12, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Getting started on your fall DIY projects

Getting started on your fall DIY projects

Fall is the perfect time to complete home projects you put off during the dog days of summer. There are a number of basic changes you can do right now that are easy and inexpensive.

November 08, 2012 7:30 am
At Home: Talking with the editor of Do It Yourself magazine

At Home: Talking with the editor of Do It Yourself magazine

Deep down everyone wants to create. The smallest kids want to create a mess. Men have a particular need to create something tangible, often big, like skyscrapers, because they have so much catching up to do compared to women.

August 29, 2012 8:00 pm
At Home: Giving courage to timid DIYers

At Home: Giving courage to timid DIYers

Those snobs who say there's no reason not to have a good-looking, pulled-together home are just plain wrong — and irritating. I know plenty of reasons.

May 09, 2012 8:00 pm
At Home: What's a girl to do?

At Home: What's a girl to do?

"Are you guys splitting up or are you living the dream?" It's a question only a good friend can ask. When a spouse moves to another state for a job, while her mate stays behind, it gives people, as singer Bonnie Raitt puts it, "something to talk about."

January 18, 2012 8:00 pm Photos

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At Home: Design for a new generation

At Home: Design for a new generation

Don't be mistaken. Despite what rumors may be out there, I am not Cathy Crafty. I don't sew, or scrapbook, or distress my own furniture, or make silk purses from sows' ears.

September 08, 2011 12:00 am
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