Sandy Matson's grandparents' wedding certificate/photo

Autumn’s Heirloom

September 26, 2019 · Posted In: DIY Project, Omaha Magazine, OmahaHome

The older I get, the more tangible memories and items passed on from generation to generation become invaluable to me in retaining my family’s history.  After my father packed up his home in Iowa, he […]

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OmahaHome Entryway

Posted In: Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, OmahaHome

October is my favorite month for many reasons. Fall hues, the Halloween holiday, sweater weather, brisk air, pumpkin-flavored coffees, and curling up with a good book or a classic horror movie are just some of […]

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OmahaHome Entryway – Falling for Fall

August 21, 2019 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, OmahaHome

While living on the beach is hard to beat, fall will forever hold a special place in my heart. The leaves slowly change colors, boots and sweaters re-emerge from closets, and delicious comfort foods make […]

Crafty Concrete

June 12, 2019 · Posted In: DIY Project, OmahaHome

Sophisticated is a not a word that typically comes to mind with the word “concrete.” But these days, concrete is making appearances in places other than sidewalks and patios.  There is a difference between cement […]

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OmahaHome Entryway

June 11, 2019 · Posted In: Lifestyle, OmahaHome

“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.” – Thomas Paine The July/August issue is one of my favorites. It reminds me of growing up […]

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OmahaHome Entryway

May 23, 2019 · Posted In: Lifestyle, OmahaHome

Think of your entryway as your very own 3-D welcome mat—the first impression to your home. I began my own entryway project after sweeping and washing things down. I then painted a bright new color […]

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OmahaHome Entryway

April 30, 2019 · Posted In: Home, Lifestyle, OmahaHome

“Life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it.” —Charles R. Swindoll As I lay in bed on March 16, little did I know my spring DIY project […]

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OmahaHome Entryway

February 25, 2019 · Posted In: Home, Lifestyle, OmahaHome

“The space in which we live should be for the person we are becoming now, not for the person we were in the past.” —Marie Kondo There is an apocryphal quote often attributed to Buddha, […]

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OmahaHome Entryway

January 4, 2019 · Posted In: Home, OmahaHome

“New Year—a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story? Ultimately we write it. The choice is ours!” —Alex Morritt It’s time to take the Christmas lights down and put the house back […]

Happy January Home Hacks

December 28, 2018 · Posted In: At Home, DIY Project, Home

Start the year fresh with these quick, helpful cleaning hacks. Hacks in general exploded in popularity when websites such as BuzzFeed and Pinterest started pitching them at us. This made finding housekeeping hacks incredibly easy, […]