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Explore the Outdoors: Lawn Care, Gardens, and Activities, oh my!

Apr 25.2019

Grow Your Own Food

Food is life. Growing your own food is empowering. You can start big or small – anywhere from a few ingredients to total self-sufficiency. You get to choose...

Apr 5.2019

Your DIY Dream Patio Starts Here

Turning an ordinary patio into an oasis is something many homeowners dream about, but many don’t bring to fruition. As much as the end result is enjoyable,...

Mar 8.2019

Easiest Plants to Grow Indoors and Out

It’s almost planting season…FINALLY! Time to plant your garden starts, do some landscape updates, and pretty-up your home’s interior with new greenery....

Jan 25.2019

Beat the Winter Blues with These Outdoor Activities

Welcome to the magical winter wonderland that is the Midwest. Unrivaled beauty and amenities make it a destination for outdoorsy types seeking winter...

Dec 18.2018

Winter Weather Safety & Savings Tips

It’s beginning to look a lot like…costly heating bills and chimney fires? Not this winter! Just follow this quick list of do’s and don’ts to keep your home...

Oct 26.2018

Fall Fun

Fall is the perfect time of year to get out of the house and experience the beautiful outdoors. Grab a friend, significant other, or your family and put...

Oct 5.2018

Urban Living Series: How to Do the Backyard Things When You Don’t Have a Backyard

The backyard barbecue is the hallmark of Americana. Grown-ups at the grill, kids on the swing set, and a four-legged little buddy running circles under the...

Sep 28.2018

Create a Fall Friendly Outdoor Living Space on a Budget

Believe it or not, the Fall Season is not JUST about Pumpkin Spice Lattes (we'll save our PSL obsession for another post). It's also a great time of year to...

Sep 4.2018

Urban Living: Make the Most of Your City's Trail System

You are likely paying for your city and county trail systems – many are maintained with tax dollars – so why not USE them? Multi-use trail systems have much...

Aug 6.2018

Get Outside: Budget-Friendly Backyard Fun

There’s plenty of summer weather left to take in. We suggest an afternoon or evening of backyard family fun to create memories that will last a lifetime....

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