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In the Garden | Monitor soil temp

Over the last few weeks, it has been fun to watch the snow recede back to higher elevations and to see soil present itself once again on the valley floor. My personal Facebook feed is filled with photos of friends who, like busy little bees, are working continuously on planning and planting their future gardens.

Fixtures need light research

I like to buy vintage light fixtures — sconces, lanterns, pendants and chandeliers — for my decorating projects. I find that vintage fixtures are often better-made than new fixtures, I prefer their patina, and I appreciate the distinctive, one-of-a-kind quality they add to rooms.
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Dinner in 25 minutes: Barbecue chicken wraps with celery and sprouts

When’s the last time you made wraps at home? If you can’t remember, perhaps it’s because the sandwiches have devolved into predictable, overstuffed vehicles for chicken Caesar salad or thin slices of ham and turkey and limp green spinach leaves.
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You snooze, you lose? Think again

Your fitness routine is in full swing two months into the year: You’re eating right and you’re exercising, but you’re not yet seeing the results you want.
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In the Garden | Starting outdoor plants indoors

It’s almost time — the time where plants start bursting out of the ground to produce luscious, vibrant flowers. Not all plants were created equal, though, so we have to get them started inside in order for us to enjoy them come harvest season.

5 common questions on clutter, answered by an expert

As an organizer, I’ve helped clients conquer many challenges. But there are some questions I’m asked over and over again, and the solution is usually the same. Here are quick answers to some common questions:

In the Garden | Late-winter gardening tasks

Groundhog Day last week marked the point when we crossed over closer to spring than to winter. The daylight hours have increased, the snow has diminished at least in the lower valley, and we are itching to garden.

Tips to up your design game

As you study vignettes on your bookmarked design blogs, flip through pages of shelter magazines and binge-watch HGTV shows, it’s hard not to imagine certain design details transforming your own home.

In the Garden | Gardening in 2015

I have to admit, 2015 was a different animal to tame in my garden. Whether it was the weak snowfall in the winter to the extreme heat and drought in the summer, I can say my garden had to adapt.

In the Garden | Gardening lessons learned the hard way

Too bad foresight isn’t as smart as hindsight. It’s easy looking back and seeing how gardening SHOULD have been done. Knowledge is an important ingredient and worth the homework needed before starting on a project.