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Holiday decorating tips to help you avoid damage to your home

Dec 02, 2022
'Tis the season for holiday decorating. Make sure you don't leave your house looking worse for wear with some of these holiday decorating tips.
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Checklist for designing a reading nook or cozy corner

Nov 18, 2022
With winter fast approaching, there's another type of winterizing you can do with your home. Make the indoors your ultimate relaxing space with a reading nook or cozy corner to help you hibernate for the next few months.
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Holiday Baking Tips for the first-time baker

Nov 04, 2022
Some say baking is more of a science than an art. But holiday baking doesn't have to be scary - even if you are a first time baker. From taking things slow to double checking your measurements, there are a lot of easy things you can do to increase your chances for success.
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Preserving Pumpkin: tips to help keep your Halloween Pumpkin fresh

Sep 27, 2022
Want to avoid pumpkin rot this Halloween season? There are a few tricks you can try in your efforts at preserving pumpkin for the big, scary night.
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DIY Fall Design Trends for Your Front Porch

Sep 12, 2022
Decorating your perfect fall porch does not have to be a hassle! Check out some easy fall decorating tips to make your porch fall ready.
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Green ladder leaning against partially painted beige wall in white renovated room with drop cloth and tools on ground

Looking to Hire a Contractor? What You Should Know

Aug 09, 2022
Home Renovations are a costly undertaking and it's vital to ensure you are protecting yourself and your largest asset when you hire a contractor. Check out some of these considerations before you begin the work.
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What you need to know if you are considering building a pool

Jul 12, 2022
If you're considering building a pool, it's important to understand all of the considerations and implications of that decision for you and your home. Read about what you should know before you build.
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Spring Into the Gardening Season

Feb 10, 2022
Check out this sneak peak of the show!
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What Happens Before the Build?

Mar 24, 2021
You may feel somewhat familiar with the construction portion of a remodel, but what happens before the remodel?
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Things You Should Be Thinking About When Purchasing Window Coverings

Mar 19, 2021
Purchasing new window coverings? Then you are going to want to read this checklist from our friends at Great Plains Blind Factory.
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Plants and other trends for the 2021 Show

The Latest and Greatest in Home and Garden Trends

Mar 15, 2021
Need some ideas before you head to the show? Here are some of the trends in 2021!
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Turn Ideas into Reality at the Des Moines Home + Garden Show

Mar 12, 2021
Not sure how to take advantage of everything at the Des Moines Home + Garden Show? Here are some tips to plan your day at the show
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2021 Design: 3 Pandemic Fueled Trends

Mar 02, 2021
Three major trends to come out of the pandemic and how they are inspiring 2021 home designs and beyond.
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Recharge Your Physical (and Mental) Space with Paint

Feb 17, 2021
Check out our fun guide to color moods to get your next painting project just right!
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From the Veggie Patch: Harvesting Your Cauliflower

Aug 03, 2020
New Gardener Nick is ready to walk you through knowing when and how to harvest your cauliflower.
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From the Veggie Patch: Suckering Your Tomatoes

Jul 27, 2020
Do you know when to sucker your tomato plants? Do you know how? Nick walks us through this important step to increase your tomato plant yield.
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Jam at Home: Keeping Summer Fruit All Year Round

Jul 20, 2020
Get in touch with your inner homesteader and make great tasting memories with our guide to jam.
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A Beginner’s Guide to Baking Bread at Home

Jul 14, 2020
Bread making is a great way to take up some spare time and make something with your hands. If you're looking to add bread making to your repertoire? Check out our guide to No-Knead Bread!
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Spring Cleaning: Home Maintenance Musts

Feb 20, 2020
Is your space ready for summer? Add these maintenance items to your spring cleaning list to help keep your home comfortable this season (and next!).
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Tulips

Gardening for Beginners: 3 Tips to Get Started

Feb 12, 2020
No green thumb? No problem! We've got three simple tips to help make your garden dreams a reality.
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