A picture full of wrapped presents displaying different gift wrapping techniques.

Gift Wrapping Techniques

Japanese wrapping, present pockets and bows made out of leftover paper —a few tutorials to make your gifts stand out.
Two cookies with crumbs surrounding them representing how to be crummy house guest.

How To Be A Crummy House Guest

If you really want to be the most annoying house guest of the year, here are a few ways to nail it.
Holiday ornaments for the birds.

Holiday Ornaments For The Birds

Ideas for decorating a tree with ornaments made out of things winter birds will appreciate that also look pretty from your window.

Gift Ideas for Home Helpers

The holidays are a great time to thank all the people who keep your house and home running smoothly.
A green velvet sofa.

Velvet Furnishings

Perfect for our cold climate, velvet offers deep, saturated color and an instant boost of visual warmth.
Keys on a wooden background after selling your house.

Selling Your House Over The Holidays

Conventional wisdom says that it’s a bad idea to try to sell your house over the holidays, but is it really true?
Alternative Christmas trees

Needle-Free Christmas Trees

A few ideas for alternative and sustainable Christmas trees.
Layered rugs on a brown floor.

Layering Rugs

Layering rugs is a fun way to cozy things up for winter.

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Hostess gift ideas.

Locally Made Hostess Gifts

A few Thanksgiving hostess gift ideas made close to home.
white platters

Five White Platters

White is seasonal, goes with everything and doesn't have to be boring.
A small lake in autumn on a partly cloudy day.

Sunfish Lake—Private and Pastoral

About eight miles south of downtown St Paul you’ll find Sunfish Lake, a city you’ve possibly never heard of and that’s just fine with the people who live there.
Sheepskin slippers sitting on a wood floor.

Radiant Floor Heat

Heat your home from the ground up and go barefoot all winter.