Setting the Table

October 24, 2018 · Posted In: DIY Project, Family, OmahaHome

Let’s face it, there isn’t much enthusiasm for Grandma’s china these days. Fine chinaware is a forgotten treasure for many families. Too many Generation Xers and baby boomers are content to treat their kitchen islands […]

DIY Birdhouses

September 5, 2018 · Posted In: DIY Project, OmahaHome

Mark and Leslie Kwasnieski want birdhouses to be properly crafted and well-kept so that every bird can find its own comfortable home.  “When you drive around in the country, a lot of the birdhouses you […]

Be Your Own Pit Boss

July 17, 2018 · Posted In: DIY Project, OmahaHome

Growing up on a farm in northern Minnesota, barbecue enthusiast Gary Dunteman learned many skills. “When you’re a farm kid, you’ve got to be your own mechanic, you’ve got to be your own carpenter—you’ve got […]

Succulent Style

May 14, 2018 · Posted In: DIY Project, Home, OmahaHome

Succulents are a hot trend, blooming in popularity not just because of their unique beauty—they’re also easy to propagate and nearly indestructible. More than 25 different plant families contain succulents, with varieties ranging from cacti to […]

Moroccan Door DIY

March 7, 2018 · Posted In: DIY Project, OmahaHome

Costa Rican fine artist Elisa Morera Benn and her husband, Dr. Douglas Benn (a professor in the Creighton School of Dentistry), are patrons of the arts. Their stylish home located near Leavenworth Street features great […]

My Thrifty Oasis

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

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 […]

Mantel Makeover

December 10, 2017 · Posted In: DIY Project, OmahaHome

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, OmahaHome

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, OmahaHome

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 […]

Vintage Charm Restored

July 10, 2017 · Posted In: DIY Project, OmahaHome

As the saying goes, one woman’s trash is another woman’s treasure. Last year, I struck gold with two vintage chairs that I uncovered during a thrifting trip. The find just goes to show how little […]