Vintage Charm Restored

June 21, 2017 · Posted In: DIY Project, Omaha Home

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 […]

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 […]

The Fabric of Life

Fleece-Lined Freedom

December 1, 2016 · Posted In: DIY Project, Family, Family Guide

This time last year (December) I was pregnant, which was such a foreign feeling. The thought of spending the holidays with a little one was something I could barely wrap my mind around. Now, I […]

Gold Standard

October 15, 2016 · Posted In: DIY Project, Home, Omaha Magazine, Publications

The Nebraska/Iowa chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers’ mission is to communicate the impact of interior design to enhance the human experience as it relates to designed spaces. With that in mind, every […]

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 […]

Foraging and Fermenting Wild American Grapes

August 26, 2016 · Posted In: DIY Project, Home, Omaha Home, Publications

If you’ve ever been interested in making wine from wild grapes, Frank Sobetski says this is a good year to start. For nearly 25 years, Sobetski has been supplying local winemakers at Fermenter’s Supply & […]

DIY: Chew On This

Posted In: DIY Project, Family Guide, Home, Publications

These teething rings and strings are simple and beautiful with textures that are perfect for sore little gums. The wooden beads connect easily to any pacifier and shirt for easy access while you are running […]


 
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