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Dishing Up New Decor

When a towel becomes art When I hit the road to travel, I love shopping in the local boutiques. It’s a fun little peek into the lifestyle of the town you are visiting. You can find so many unique things that are different from our hometown shops.  Recently on a trip to Oregon, I stumbled…

Pretty Up Your Windowsill

With colorful blooms (that aren’t easy to kill) There’s something about adding a little green inside your home by way of a houseplant that just cozies up a space. “It takes us back to nature,” says Arlene Dreeszen, a 29-year expert with Gainan’s Garden Center. She adds, “They do take the toxins out of the…

Creating Curb Appeal

6 Ways to add a little exterior ‘Wow Factor’ Does your home send a positive, inviting vibe to friends and family when they stop by? Does the exterior reflect your personality? When people drive down your street or walk past your house, do they do a double-take? Then, surely, the yard looks well-groomed, the walkway…

Nice Accent!

Goodbye to boring, hello to bold wall design   Transform one wall in any space in your home and it magically adds a touch of drama and makes a statement, becoming the focal point of the room. Whether you embrace an industrial look, get a kick out of country or have a penchant for something…

Tied Up In Knots

The macrame plant hanger comeback! Love it or hate it the décor of the 1970s is sneaking its way back into our homes. Design trends these days includes neutral wood tones and plants in all shapes and sizes. Don’t forget macramé. This knotty craft is also making a comeback. Instead of shunning this 70s vibe,…

The Ultimate Bedroom

How to Sink into Slumber Whether your heart beats for a truly romantic boudoir or you simply desire a space to kick off the shoes at the end of the day, your personal space should provide comfortable, quality sleep. Your overall health depends on it. Since you spend more than one-third of your life between…

What’s Up?

How Ceilings Make Your Space The ceiling. It’s an often overlooked feature that designers are now proving, can truly take center stage in a room. “They’re a big surface area,” emphasizes Designer Jeremiah Young, owner of Kibler & Kirch, interior design studios in Billings and Red Lodge. “You need to do something with them.” Whether…

Animal Magnet-ism!

Deck your fridge out with a colorful roar When it comes to keeping those important things handy, the fridge is a go-to for many families’ “command central.” Sure, you can tack up that very important bit of information with that magnetized business card someone handed you at that trade show that you went to years…

Fresh & Modern Renovation

Kitchen gets a high impact redesign This home feature is brought to you by Freyenhagen Construction – let Freyenhagen Construction put the pieces together for you! Marilyn and Bill Simmons, owners of Master Lube, enjoy their centrally-located home. They adore their neighborhood. “It’s secluded, yet, in the heart of everything, close to the library and hospitals,”…

Old Tire Gets a Stylish Facelift

When you think of a stylish ottoman perfect for all types of weather, an old tire usually doesn’t come to mind. But in my search for one last outdoor project for the year, I found something so versatile that it can be used inside or out and uses that one thing that many of us…

A Purpose-Driven Transformation

Long-time home gets a family friendly facelift This feature is brought to you by My Handyman Service & Construction, making your life easier, one project at a time!   Monte Waite sits back on the sofa, gazing around the newly-remodeled kitchen and living space of the home where he and Theresa raised their children, Jenifer,…

The Past Revisited

Sisters take a walk down ‘Memory Lane’ Emotions run high on this bright June morning as Jean Engle Dimich and Ilah Engle Larson arrive at the old Schwalger farmstead on Bitterroot Drive. The sisters waste no time in getting out of the car. In their early 90s, these energetic ladies are on a mission to…

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