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Art Collection Protection

Posted by Staci Lehman on Nov. 12, 2018, midnight

Whether bought as an investment for your (or your children's) future, or an investment in your happiness, fine art has become an increasingly popular purchase in recent years. And, as with anything you care about, you want to protect it accordingly. Which means you can't just bring a painting home, ...

A Bird-Friendly Winter Oasis

Posted by Cheryl-Anne Millsap on Nov. 6, 2018, midnight

Hummingbirds and other songbirds may have flown south for winter, but a great variety of songbirds live year round in the Northwest, and sometimes they need a hand finding fresh, healthy meals during the winter.

Feeding these wild birds during the cold season is both beneficial and a pleasure. And ...

Xeriscape Your Garden

Posted by Cheryl-Anne Millsap on Aug. 22, 2018, midnight

This time of year, you can really see the effect of the heat of summer in neighborhoods across the area. Sprinklers broadcast gallons of water across green lawns in the heat of the day, much of it evaporating before it hits the ground. Delicate ornamental plants droop in pots placed ...

Sale Ready Homes

Posted by Theresa Tanner on June 11, 2018, 6 a.m.

If you’re thinking of putting your house up for sale, now is a great time. After the subprime mortgage crisis and recession of the mid-2000s, the market has steadily recovered and more people are ready to buy homes.

But with local housing inventory low, some properties are only ...

Decorating with Topiaries

Posted by Cheryl-Anne Millsap on May 23, 2018, 6 a.m.

Topiary is a thing these days. Open a glossy magazine or scroll through gorgeous Instagram photos and you’re likely to notice tiny trees in pretty pots on windowsills and tabletops, or balls of shrubbery, tightly trimmed and used to outline front walks and flower beds, in one image after another.


Home Security Systems for Added Safety

Posted by Staci Lehman on April 20, 2018, 6 a.m.

With so much exposure to crime today – on TV, in the newspaper, on social media – it isn’t surprising that  more and more homeowners are investing in security systems.

“I’d say there’s an uptick (in home security installations), yes,” said Brian Morgan, Security Consultant with local company Allied ...

‘She Sheds’ go beyond backyard tools

Posted by Dan Webster on April 3, 2018, 6 a.m.

You see them in just about every beer commercial: a group of guys, sitting around a big-screen television, watching some sporting event.

The areas in which these guys congregate often are marked not just by that TV but also by walls adorned with team banners, bowls of munchies set out ...

Lighten and Brighten: Spring cleaning

Posted by Cheryl-Anne Millsap on March 13, 2018, 6 a.m.

Winter, even when the weather is mild, can drag on. By March, even if the temperature doesn’t always cooperate, most of us have a touch of cabin fever. We’ve grown tired of the rooms around us. We are hungry for a touch of spring in our homes.

While the weather ...

Purr-fect Furnishing

Posted by Joe Butler on March 6, 2018, 11 a.m.

Yes, there will be hair, perhaps an awful lot of it. But the joy that your cat or cats will have from their own furnishings will be, as they say, priceless, and perhaps preserve YOUR stuff a little longer.

Homeowners who have the space and desire to make their fur ...

Flowers to Brighten Winter Days

Posted by Cheryl-Anne Millsap on Feb. 23, 2018, noon

This is the deepest part of winter, when we begin to feel the pull of cabin fever and the need for a little something fragrant and green. The holiday decorations are long gone and it’s still months away from spring blooms and buds, but nothing lifts the spirits like flowers ...