Archives for July, 2014

Don’t Drive Co-Workers Crazy

By: Mike Capshaw While working in close proximity to other co-workers there are a few common-sense guidelines to take that may not be so common for some to comprehend. Here are a few things to avoid that will help in not driving your co-workers crazy. Be quiet The office is already filled with the sounds of printers, ringing phones and …

House to Home: Garage Door Decor

Dear Debbie: We have a two-car garage attached to our house and would like to know about painting and color so that it adds some character to the front of the house. Right now it is just a big blank space. Should it match the front door? We have columns flanking our entranceway. – Thomas Dear Thomas: The space that …

Timely Shopping to Stretch your Back-to-School Budget

By Ginger Henderson When it comes to stretching those back-to-school dollars, knowing when to shop is as important as knowing what to buy. Use our shopping list to make the most of your back to school budget. July’s Hot Deals Denim  While it seems nearly impossible to think of needing blue jeans in the midst of summer’s sweltering heat, if …

Spring into Summer Crafts

By Styliana Resvanis As summer heats up, you may want to add a touch of festivity to your home. Whether you’re looking for a solo project or one you can do as a family, we’ve collected a few great crafts for groups of any age.  Baby Coffee-can flower pot with photo flowers Supplies:  • Coffee-can (you can also use any …

School’s Out! Forage Farm Entertains and Educates

Last month, Forage hosted their second annual School’s Out Festival at Prairie Creek Lodge and Forage Farm to raise money for their many sustainability programs, which include a community seed library, monthly food and gardening workshops, educational internships for young adults, after school youth programs and development of infrastructure for local food systems. Adults and kids alike had a blast …

Giant Bubble Maker

If you’re looking for a fun summer craft, we’ve got just the one! Giant bubble makers are easy to put together and a blast to play with. Gather the kids and a few simple items and get ready for hours of fun with enormous, shimmering bubble wands.  You will need:  For the Bubble Wands: • 2 wooden dowels (36 inches …