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June 17, 2018
Jessie Veeder's special place is special for everyone who has spent time there over the years. Jessie Veeder / Forum News Service
Commentary: Family ranch is a special place, not just for the ones who live there now
June 17, 2018 - 6:53am
Nick and Ashlea Garrison paint their new home in Dayton's Bluff in St. Paul on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. Jean Pieri / St. Paul Pioneer Press
First-time homebuyers should get pre-approved, expect quick process
June 17, 2018 - 6:45am
June 14, 2018
Melissa Schmalenberger, known as MS. Simplicity, has written her first book on kitchen organizing. Special to Forum News Service
How to get a clutter-free kitchen in 22 easy steps
June 14, 2018 - 5:05pm
April 26, 2018
“Financially, we are crippled. Our credit is being threatened,” said Sue Brown on April 25, 2018. “Burnell is a 70-year-old veteran and should be enjoying retirement,” she said of her husband, Burnell Brown, who has esophageal cancer. The basement walls, retaining walls and old cabin foundation of their White Bear Lake, Minn., home are poured concrete, encasing old lead batteries.  Jean Pieri / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Minn. man believes old batteries used in foundation robbed him of health, home
April 26, 2018 - 11:03am
April 11, 2018
One dollar cleaning supplies that Jesse McKinley purchased at a dollar store is set up at his apartment in Albany, N.Y.  (Trevor Tondro/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Are your cleaning supplies becoming clutter themselves?
April 11, 2018 - 1:03pm
April 8, 2018
Handmade paper anemones by Livia Cetti of the Green Vase ($38 per stem, shop.thegreenvase.com).  Kate Mathis
Friends of faux: Designers embrace fake flowers
April 8, 2018 - 10:40am
April 1, 2018
Airbnb guests can book Bird Island in Placencia, Belize. Courtesy of Airbnb
Renting paradise: How to find dream lodging on Airbnb
April 1, 2018 - 7:26am
January 28, 2018
Homeowners are shying away from bland hues and injecting rich colors such as warm wood tones and neutrals. Photo courtesy of Houzz
10 home design trends to watch in 2018
January 28, 2018 - 9:10am
January 21, 2018
This kitchen by Studio McGee features standard subway tile with a darker grout. Subway tile is a go-to because it pairs easily with so many different styles, designer Shea McGee says. "It's also really easy to change the grout color or tile layout to shake things up."  Travis J Photography) (/The Washington Post
Subway tile rises to the height of farmhouse chic
January 21, 2018 - 10:46am
January 7, 2018
Hillary Clinton speaks during a press conference at the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel the day after the election in New York City. Matt McClain / Washington Post
Purple reign: Speculation on what the Color of 2018 symbolizes
January 7, 2018 - 10:15am
December 19, 2017
Amazon’s Echo Dot is able to do everything Echo can but costs $30. Photo courtesy of Amazon / Special to The Forum
Everything you need to know about smart speakers
December 19, 2017 - 9:42am
December 10, 2017
Jay Nelson stands Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, behind the breakfast bar in the kitchenette of his Air B&B. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
Airbnb owners roll out red carpet to make guests feel at home over Christmas
December 10, 2017 - 8:50am
November 18, 2017
Separate dahlias in the fall before storing and cut the stem apart so each tuberous root has at least one bud, or "eye." Special to Forum News Service
Divide dahlias in fall for winter storage
November 18, 2017 - 9:13am
AeroGarden Indoor Garden, $70 to $300. 
Special to Forum News Service
Great Christmas gifts for gardeners available online
November 18, 2017 - 8:00am
November 11, 2017
Most houseplants like these from Shotwell Floral and Greenhouse are native to tropical regions. David Samson / Forum News Service
How to keep houseplants pest-free
November 11, 2017 - 6:00am