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Neighborhood front porches are filled with beautifully decorated Christmas scenes starting the day after Thanksgiving until New Year’s Day. Then, what?

With winter approaching, many of us will be spending more time indoors and perhaps tackling some home interior projects. But before picking a new paint to put on the walls, consider that there’s more to color than meets the eye.

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Charcuterie boards are all the rage right now. For the last few decades, they were simply called veggie or fruit trays, but add a piece of wood and a fancy design and voila, you have an elevated serving platter.

Whether there’s a family significance or historical value, people have stacks of items to sort. But dividing memories to keep and toss can be a difficult decision, according to Gina Heitman, a professional organizer.

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Traditional faux styles may take the cake when it comes to the most popular Christmas tree out there.

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For the person who’s hard to buy for and lives out of town, homemade Christmas cookies seem like a good option and easy to send.

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Holiday shopping could look quite different this year. Supply chain issues coupled with shipping delays, curbing online shopping a bit, may mean more people will look to local stores to fill their needs.

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Before you head out like the Griswolds and cut down your own tree for the holidays, there are a few things to know about the different species. 

Orange is the unofficial color of fall. While most people don’t shy away from the shade in subtle home décor this time of year, few will embrace its boldness.

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Bathrooms often have been an afterthought when it comes to decorating. But in the age of self-care, more and more people are focused on the room that helps you prepare for your day and unwind.

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If the eye is the window to the soul, your front door is the window to your home. In other words, it’s the first thing people notice when they drive by your house. It sets the tone. Why not make a statement with your front door this year?

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You can’t kill a fake plant, but you can nurture and become attached to a real one. Whether real or fake, plants make great additions to your home.

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Is that macramé wall hanging your Grandma has in her living room out of style? I think knot. What’s old is new again as macramé experiences a modern resurgence.

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Maybe you’ve been watching a little too much “Extreme Home Makeover” and suddenly feel the need to redo your entire kitchen. Instead of investing in a full renovation (because, honestly, you don’t have time for that right now), why not give your kitchen a cabinet refresh?

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Who knew that our grandmothers were right? Heavy floral prints, patterned wallpaper and kitschy decor is growing in popularity.

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Carol Anderson didn’t flinch when she purchased an old, broken stove at a flea market four years ago. In fact, the St. Joseph woman knew it would be a perfect fit in her home.

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Businesses are looking forward to a busy wedding season, but 2020 definitely made an impression.

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COVID-19 has forced many couples to either pare down their dreams of a big wedding to a smaller, more intimate event or to postpone the big day altogether.

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Many guests put a lot of thought into giving wedding gifts. While couples do register at local stores, some aren’t sure what to ask for and others don’t register. So if you’re looking for that perfect gift to give a bride and groom when they’ve already established a home together or it is a …

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When the COVID-19 pandemic drastically changed life last year, technology became an even more important asset for conducting business, keeping up with friends and family and — in some cases — allowing couples to share their wedding days with virtual guests.

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Chloe Jordans knew she wanted a Bohemian-themed wedding since the day her fiance proposed.

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Assigned seating is one of the biggest decisions to make when planning a wedding reception, and it’s making a comeback.

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The holiday shopping season is upon us and despite the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on day-to-day life, it is expected to have little impact on consumer spending. If anything, it is changing how we shop.

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While you may look forward to celebrating your family’s traditions on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day each year, many religions, faiths and cultures look forward to celebrating other special days.

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Before you climb to your roof and start stapling on millions of lights that could outshine the sun, take a moment to consider what you’re taking on.

Who would have thought that the scariest thing about Halloween this year would be a pandemic? The coronavirus has swept the land and all of our plans away with it. The way we gather together has changed drastically, and knowing that makes planning the upcoming holidays more difficult than us…

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When Paige Lawson told her sister she was painting the dining room walls black, she could hear the astonishment in her silence.

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Visiting the pumpkin patch and apple orchard might be checked off your fall to-do list already this year. If moms out there are searching for more ways to entertain their stir-crazy, Halloween-loving kiddos, we may have a few more ideas to try this season.

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Whether it’s extra safety measures like masks and Plexiglass or virtual learning in the living room at home, classrooms will look very different this year.

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Like so many others, Margie Cook has spent most of this year cooped up in her home. With four kids, two dogs and a hamster, she’s had her hands full. Yet the St. Joseph woman dedicated her spare time, between juggling home schooling in the spring and working from home, to redecorate her home.

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For Paula Welsh, a strong sense of civic duty originated at her childhood dinner table, with her parents ingraining in her the importance of keeping up with current events and taking a say in them by voting.