Home & Garden

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The Great Kitchen Remodel Part 2: The Contractor

I met Steve of Steven’s Kitchens while at he was conducting an estimate of mold repair at a friend’s home. I had driven by his local store front and visited his web site and was anxious...

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The Great Kitchen Remodel: In the Beginning

I have a new kitchen, or should I say, my house has a new kitchen, a new and glorious space creating the “heart” of my home. As I sit here looking at all the shine and...

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Family Time – Blueberry Picking

Combining Family Time and Lessons in Food. As you may have gathered by now, the topic of food is a hot one with the Live Pretty Team.  We love to prepare it. We love to share it. ...

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Christmas China: A Legacy Gift

As you search for that special gift for a newlywed couple, a new family or your children, think about helping them build their own set of Christmas china to share with their families and friends for years...

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Christmas Cactus

How this happens every year, without any intervention, is still beyond me. Each year as the days grow shorter, my little Christmas Cactus lives up to its name -- my little Cactus beautifully announces the coming of...

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My Little Waynesburg Under the Christmas Tree

Many years ago when our children were young girls, my mother-in-law offered our family the American Flyer electric train that she bought for her boys in the early 1950s. I have since recreated my hometown of...

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Waiting Calendar

What is it reason for the holiday season? My 4 year old reminded us all of this in a very simple way after school one afternoon.

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“My” Holiday Decorating

For the me the coming of the Christmas season begins with the opening of the "blue bins." Inside each are treasures I have collected over the years. Most of it is fragile. Some is valuable. All is...

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Thanksgiving Children’s Flower Centerpiece

In preparation of the table setting, I asked 4-year-old Butterfly to pick a flower container from Oma’s china cabinet that could be used for the children’s table. She carefully considered several, and then her eye caught...

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Halloween Ghost: Say “Boo” for free

Trying to keep up with the Joneses this Halloween? No need to go through a lot of money to make your house look its part this Halloween.