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Japanese Gardens

  I am not much of a gardener ( I usually tell people that I have a brown thumb), but I still enjoy the beautiful scenery that a well-planned garden creates.  My husband is the one that spends hours…

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Backyard Makeover

So, it’s time for a backyard makeover. Maybe you’ve got some very specific ideas in mind, like a water feature, fire pit or outdoor kitchen. Or maybe you’re at a loss as to what will best fit your space…

Twilight, that lovely period between sunset and dusk, when light is still visible in the sky and one can find their way around the outdoor garden setting. This typically lasts about 20-30 minutes during the Midwest summers (please don’t…

Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home this summer instead of waiting.  1) Prices Will Continue to Rise What have home prices been doing? CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have appreciated by…

What’s Upstairs?

While enjoying the shopping, lunch spots, coffee houses, nightlife, and all of the other things that attract us all to Main Street in St. Charles, often times the more buildings we enter, see, or otherwise pass on our journey…

Save the Bees!

“When Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.” -Harriet Ann Jacobs Winter is finally behind us for another year. Surely I’m not alone in looking forward to April showers, May flowers, hikes, walks in…

Do research the neighborhood. Look at the house, but also look at the neighborhood. Location is the most important thing, so it’s critical to look at more than bricks and mortar. How can you choose the right community? Become…

It happens when you least expect it.  You look around your favorite rooms and discover that you are tired of everything you own. Your living space no longer appeals to your senses. There is nowhere to add anything new,…

What’s Under Foot?

Every home renovation project on television lately has all new wood floors.  With the new wood floors, that new space needs area rugs. At first it might feel wrong to cover up the beautiful new floors you just spent…

Whew! You’ve made it through the Christmas season, packed up most of the holiday decorations except perhaps some of the more wintery looks and now your home is back to near normal.  But what if “normal” is just a…