Sandy Matson's Hawaiian Village home remodel

Amidst the Floodwaters: One Year Later

February 28, 2020 · Posted In: DIY Project, OmahaHome

In March 2019, massive flooding wreaked havoc on dozens of communities throughout eastern Nebraska and surrounding areas. A combination of late-season snow, ice jams on multiple rivers, and heavy spring rains created the perfect storm, and […]

Handmade & Luxurious

November 5, 2019 · Posted In: DIY Project, Home, OmahaHome

Sarah Parys is the one-woman entrepreneur behind East Parlor, an online vendor of handwoven home goods and accessories. She’s a weaver based in Omaha with an eye for simple, classic looks and stylish color combinations. […]

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 […]

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 […]

John Shartrand's hands framing engraved image of city of Omaha emblem

3D Laser Engraving

February 25, 2019 · Posted In: DIY Project, Home

For John Shartrand and his wife, Nicola, creativity is a family affair. To begin with, they have owned and operated Nicola’s Italian Wine & Fare in the Old Market area for the past 16 years. […]

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, […]

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 […]