February 23, 2018 · Posted In: Home, Lifestyle, Omaha Home

Spring has officially sprung, and I am itching to spruce things up around my house—inside and out. In other words, spring cleaning. Washing the windows is typically the first item on the list, but this […]

My Thrifty Oasis

January 8, 2018 · Posted In: DIY Project, Home, Omaha Home

With a new year, we all like to start with a clean slate. It’s a chance to do things differently, with more attention to purpose. That was my intention when I started this yearlong renovation […]

Omaha Home Entryway

December 28, 2017 · Posted In: At Home, Home, Omaha Home

Happy New Year! I finally made it to the finish line on my yearlong makeover, which began in our January 2017 edition. It’s a special treat to feature the results in this first independent issue […]

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 […]