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HAAN VersaSteam Pro BS-20

HAAN VersaSteam Pro BS-20

HAAN VersaSteam Pro BS-20 is a quick, eco-friendly fix to those common summer messes. HAAN products are 100 percent chemical-free and kill 99 percent of bacteria, dust mites and household germs using only water and the power of steam. The HAAN VersaSteam Pro BS-20 is a sleek steam mop that c…

July 12, 2014 12:00 am
Peeps Minis Strawberry Creme

Peeps Minis Strawberry Creme

Marshmallow Peeps no longer only make an appearance on store shelves for the approach of Easter. Now, the Peeps line includes handy re-seal packages of Peeps Minis in flavors like strawberry creme, chocolate creme and sour watermelon. They are available in mass retailers in the seasonal cand…

July 12, 2014 12:00 am
Hampton Forge Tomodachi Collection Gingham Four-Piece Cutlery Set

Hampton Forge Tomodachi Collection Gingham Four-Piece Cutlery Set

Having just the right knife for the cutting task makes the kitchen craft much easier. Sharps knives are a must for any culinary duty. The Hampton Forge 4 Piece Cutlery Set includes a Chef Knife, Bread Knife, Utility Knife and Paring Knife all presented with a fun, yet protective, colorful ou…

July 12, 2014 12:00 am
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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GE Profile Dishwasher Exterior

GE Profile Dishwasher Exterior

The new GE Profile Series dishwasher features a stainless steel interior and has 54 percent more cleaning jets than any other dishwasher in the industry according to GE. For a thorough soaking, this dishwasher has 102 water entry points. It is $1,299 at all major and independent retailers or ge.com.

November 28, 2013 6:30 pm
"Granny's Purse" and "Mommy's Tote" Books

"Granny's Purse" and "Mommy's Tote" Books

Workman Publishing has Mini edition versions of "My Granny's Purse" and "My Mommy's Tote" as fun and interactive books that are designed in homage to the treasure trove of finds inside the carry-bags of every beloved Mom and Grandmother. Look through the stamps on Granny's passport or find a…

November 28, 2013 6:30 pm
"Spruce: A Step-by-step Guide to Upholstery and Design" Book

"Spruce: A Step-by-step Guide to Upholstery and Design" Book

"Spruce: A Step-by-Step Guide to Upholstery and Design" is a new book by Austin, Texas-based upholstery shop owner Amanda Brown. This 400-page book is for everyone from beginners to experienced fabric familiar folks. Published by Storey Publishing, is a perfect fit for dressing up home inter…

November 28, 2013 6:30 pm
Xyron Sticker Maker

Xyron Sticker Maker

The Xyron Sticker Maker turns any small find into an adhesive sticker. Just insert a favorite photo, memento, note or ribbon into the sticker machine and with a quick pull and tear, it is ready to apply without any sticky glue. It's perfect for adding something extra to holiday cards and pac…

November 28, 2013 6:30 pm
JOHN DAVIES: Innovation grows in Petryszyn's backyard

JOHN DAVIES: Innovation grows in Petryszyn's backyard

Ever wonder who creates the magnificent jewels in our gardens called hostas?

July 05, 2013 5:02 pm
To Carol with love: notes on a special daphne

To Carol with love: notes on a special daphne

I fell in love with Carol Mackie almost from the day she arrived here. True, she was nothing special to look at early on, but she always had a becoming daintiness.

May 18, 2013 12:00 am

New blooms, veggies and more debuting for 2013

Whoever believes there's nothing new under the sun hasn't seen the plants being introduced for the 2013 gardening season.

May 18, 2013 12:00 am
Right at Home: placemats with panache

Right at Home: placemats with panache

The placemat is a favorite at many dinner tables: The often-whimsical plastic version catches the slip of spaghetti from a youngster's fork.

May 18, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Michelle Obama at book-signing: 'Buy away'

Michelle Obama at book-signing: 'Buy away'

Michelle Obama on Tuesday returned to the business of selling her first book, and she started by telling scores of people waiting in line at a popular bookstore to "buy away" because Mother's Day is coming.

May 12, 2013 12:00 am
Ask a Designer: style in a small outdoor space

Ask a Designer: style in a small outdoor space

Design magazines and home decorating catalogs tend to feature sprawling backyards with big wooden decks and room for everything from decorative fountains to artificial ponds.

May 11, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Garden walls can come alive with 'living pictures'

Garden walls can come alive with 'living pictures'

Looking for a fresh way to liven up your garden walls? Think plants, not paintings.

May 04, 2013 2:30 am
Erba stella is a plantain but not a weed

Erba stella is a plantain but not a weed

My friend Bob would shudder if he knew that I planted plantain today.

May 04, 2013 2:30 am
Decals can transform a wall cheaply, easily

Decals can transform a wall cheaply, easily

During a recent home remodel, Diane Wright decided the stairway leading to her garage needed some perking up. So she went online and found a wall decal — roosting love birds on a branch.

March 26, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Successful design strategy starts with clear vision

Successful design strategy starts with clear vision

It was just over an acre of rolling land dotted with trees-the perfect site to break ground for their 5,000-square-foot house

March 15, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Make a room your own with custom fabric, wallpaper

When Renee Pedro bought a house with mid-century décor, she decided to embrace the look.

March 13, 2013 12:00 am
Do-it-yourselfers give new life to old dinnerware

Do-it-yourselfers give new life to old dinnerware

Vintage dishware doesn't have to gather dust in the china cabinet.

January 27, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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