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Making a Mattress Maven

Posted by Sarah Bain on Dec. 26, 2018, midnight

One of the healthiest things you can do for your body is get a good night's sleep. In addition to helping you feel less tired, good sleep hygiene can make it easier to maintain a healthy weight, lower your risk for a host of serious health problems such as diabetes ...

Smart Home, Happy Family

Posted by Joe Butler on Dec. 9, 2018, midnight

Unless a loved one has specifically requested something, conventional thinking says to refrain from giving the gift of appliances during the holidays.

While some might appreciate the gesture with plans to put the device to good use, others might interpret the message as “Now you can more time in the ...

Simple Celebration

Posted by Theresa Tanner on Nov. 30, 2018, midnight

Maybe you love Christmas, but a bright red Santa Claus doesn’t quite fit your home’s design aesthetic. Or maybe you aren’t particularly religious, but you love wintertime and want to bring some of the season’s natural beauty inside. Creating seasonal decorations at home is a perfect indoor activity for the ...

Mudroom Madness

Posted by Sarah Bain on Nov. 18, 2018, midnight

It’s that time of year again when the walk-in/walk-out area of your home known as “the mudroom” really starts to earn its name. But this space doesn’t have to be a hallway to hide a mess of wet coats and dirty boots. With a little planning, it can be as ...

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 ...

Summer Blooms at Northland Rosarium

Posted by Cheryl-Anne Millsap on June 27, 2018, 6 a.m.

A visit to the Rosarium on a bright summer day is as much a garden party as it is a shopping trip. With hundreds of fragrant and hardy own-root roses – perfect for Spokane’s Zone 5 climate – and an array of beautiful companion plants, the Rosarium is a place ...

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.