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Boughs of Love

Do you think you’d ever consider cutting down that tree?” a neighbor up the street once asked me, studying my front yard. “If you...

She's the Apple of My Eye

Dear Mom, Today, I am baking an apple pie. As I rolled out the crust (cheated, with box mix!) and sprinkled the apples with a...

Remembering Jane’s Geraniums

Whenever my husband and I would leave my in-laws’ home after picking up our young sons from some time spent with Grandma and Grandpa,...

Get Outdoors

Refreshing, fruity, crisp. Those are the top three qualities that Americans are looking for in their summer libations, according to Nielsen research reports.

So Long, Sofa!

June. Ahhh, the month we’ll be at the cottage more! And this year will mark the first summer we won’t be avoiding our couch....

Sentimental Journey

The best things in life aren’t things, it’s true, but special objects are often tied to the heart — and the best things in...

Open or Closed?

Before my kitchen renovation, I cooked in what felt like a scullery. No, really, it was small and plain and I always felt closed-in....

The Open Door

In the first weeks of November, Michiganders enjoyed unusually warm weather. On one of those golden afternoons, while I was working on this issue,...

Rhythms of Home

This time of year, when I’m hauling out containers full of Halloween and Thanksgiving adornments, I hear my mother saying, “Ugh, Halloween, all that...

Transitions

It began with a text message from a neighbor this past May. “Do your sons need any chairs or a couch? We’re getting new family...

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