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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 […]

Transformations

December 28, 2018 · Posted In: Home, Home Improvement, OmahaHome

Meet the designer: Lisa McCoid is one of the Midwest’s few design professionals with both an architecture license and interior design certification. As co-owner of D3 Interiors, her goal is total customer satisfaction. “The client […]

Trimming the Trees

Posted In: Home, Home Improvement

Trees require maintenance or they can depreciate a property. Knowing when and how to trim them is critical. (It is important to note that this article discusses landscaping trees, whether deciduous or coniferous. Fruit trees […]

Fireplace & Chill

Posted In: Home, Home Improvement

As the sun slowly sets beyond the horizon, the circadian rhythms of Dean and Robyn Powell signal their descent into the basement of their home. Lambent flames from the fireplace deliver a comforting invite to […]

Quail Hollow: Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Posted In: At Home, Home, Neighborhoods

Located not far from Lake Zorinsky, Quail Hollow has streets lined with tidy homes occupied by retirees and young families. Quail Hollow residents not only know their neighbors, they also like to spend time with […]

Omaha Land Bank

Posted In: Finance & Real Estate, Neighborhoods, OmahaHome

Cities around the United States experience problems with blighted neighborhoods, in which certain houses and lots go from assets to deficits. Such sites often become magnets for vandals and vagrants. Locally, some of these problems […]

Happy January Home Hacks

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, […]

At Home with Joy Bartling at Scatter Joy Acres

Posted In: At Home, Home, OmahaHome

To the very north of Sorenson Parkway, still in city limits but almost completely hidden in a tangle of back roads, sits 26 acres of heaven—or at least, as close as Joy Bartling will come […]

Lincoln Fairview Historic District

November 1, 2018 · Posted In: Neighborhoods, OmahaHome

From the bluffs, an expansive view overlooks the Missouri River Valley and a landscape full of promise. It’s the same vantage (minus Omaha’s modern skyline) that Abraham Lincoln encountered in August 1859 as he dreamed […]

How Old is Too Old for Home-Canned Food?

October 26, 2018 · Posted In: Home, OmahaHome

Preserving homegrown produce is a favorite pastime for Midwestern gardeners.  In late summer and fall, mountains of cucumbers turn into pickles and baskets of tomatoes become salsa and spaghetti sauce with the help of canners […]