Mantel Makeover

December 10, 2017 · Posted In: DIY Project, Omaha Home

There’s something inviting and whimsical about a fireplace—faux or real. I love the way it adds an artistic element to a wall. Even more, it’s a perfect fit for this holiday issue. Who doesn’t like […]

Dress(er) for Success

September 24, 2017 · Posted In: DIY Project, Omaha Home

Some might consider it strange to use an antique buffet as a dresser, but this piece of furniture simply suited my needs: space to store all the smaller and delicate items in my bedroom—while also […]

Omaha Home Opener

August 23, 2017 · Posted In: DIY Project, Omaha Home

Simmering cider, sweaters, and boots—what a breath of fresh air this season brings after a hot and humid summer. Should we take a cue from the shedding foliage to realize less is more? That’s the […]

Omaha Home Opener

June 21, 2017 · Posted In: At Home, Home

When summertime arrives, my husband and I have a tradition of inviting friends and family to our lakeside property to share food, sip cocktails, and watch fireworks. Summer get-togethers would not be the same without […]

Spring Salvage

May 24, 2017 · Posted In: DIY Project, Omaha Home

Using reclaimed wood is a hot trend in home décor. Unfortunately, not everyone has old wood lying around. You can search for old, discarded wood or reclaim it yourself from local structures, such as dilapidated […]

Home Opener

April 27, 2017 · Posted In: DIY Project, Home, Omaha Home

I have written frequently about growing up in small-town Iowa. My father farmed for 30 years, and his parents farmed. I have always felt the nostalgia of this lifestyle, and I knew a rural setting […]

How to Make a Coffee Filter Lamp

February 21, 2017 · Posted In: DIY Project, Home, Omaha Magazine

Light is to what punctuation is at the end of a sentence. If I had my way, there would never be any traditional lighting—especially fluorescent lights, as they are often too cool and tend to […]

Sandy’s Makeover

December 15, 2016 · Posted In: Before & After, Home, Omaha Home, Publications

Let’s be honest. We all have our dirty secrets—sometimes that secret is a collection of things. Some people may keep those collections confined to a drawer or a closet, but if you are like me, […]

Holiday,HoliDIY

October 14, 2016 · Posted In: DIY Project, Home, Omaha Home, Publications

Ornate picture frames can be used for more than framing photos or prints; however, that wasn’t my original intention when I found the perfect frame at a thrift store last year. It contained a hideous […]

Colored Concrete

July 22, 2016 · Posted In: DIY Project, Home, Omaha Home, Publications

Taking on an outside project in the spring here in Nebraska can be tricky, but I was up for the challenge. In between all the rain and wind we had this spring, I finally found […]


 
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