Stories tagged: home and garden
Sat., April 27, 2019, noon
While many Inland Northwest gardeners think our season is too short for growing melons, let me reassure you that it’s very doable if you give the plants a little extra …
Sun., Feb. 24, 2019
The first day of spring is just 24 days away. Gardeners across the Inland Northwest are busily organizing their seeds, drawing up plans and dreaming of that first ripe tomato. …
Sat., Feb. 23, 2019
Q. Tim, I lost it last weekend. After I cooled down I realized I had no one to blame but myself. I spent two hours looking for a hand tool …
Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 10 a.m.
Not only can a good doormat keep your floors cleaner, it can be part of your allergy-fighting plan.
Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 3 p.m.
From artwork to accessories, look for fine details to help make individual spaces stand out.
Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 10 a.m.
The home remodeling and design platform Houzz recently released its annual forecast, derived from conversations with industry experts as well as trends spotted among its 40 million monthly users. It …
Sat., Nov. 24, 2018, 3 p.m.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, decorating mishaps send nearly 15,000 people to the emergency room each year.
Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 10 a.m.
The best way to prepare for this mayhem is to create a detailed set of plans and some written specifications. Great plans and specifications become your north star and prevent …
Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, noon
If you haven’t done the job before, you should know that hanging giant strips of wallpaper is challenging.
Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 3:30 p.m.
Digging into your home’s past can be fun, but it can also help you make aesthetic decisions and avoid costly mistakes.
Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 1 p.m.
Warning: while purchasing spring-flowering bulbs is great fun this time of year, remember that you have you dig a hole for every one of them.
Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 4:30 p.m.
You may recall that point in high school physics class when a frustrated student demanded, “Give me an example of when I’ll ever use this stuff in real life!” Well, …
Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, noon
The fundraiser brings together local artists’ works and floral arrangements inspired by the artwork to benefit the site, which is on both the Spokane and Washington historic registries.
Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 3 p.m.
Typically not considered to be an impulse purchase, most seek to make a sofa purchase perhaps only once or twice.
Sat., Aug. 25, 2018, noon
Just like hotels, not all Airbnbs are created equal. There are the gorgeous, Instagram-friendly abodes meant to make visitors feel like they’re in the lap of luxury, and the more …
Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 3 p.m.
The color gray is often considered to be drab and gloomy, but the reality is, gray is one of the most versatile colors in home decor.
Sat., June 2, 2018, noon
The best way to have a healthy, productive garden is by attracting pollinators.
Sat., May 26, 2018, 5 p.m.
Tim, my builder is telling me to forget about using reinforcing steel or mesh in my concrete driveway and patio. He says he’ll just add an inch of thickness and …
Sat., March 17, 2018, noon
I never should have taken my husband, Bill, to hear Ciscoe Morris speak.
Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 1:30 p.m.
Throughout this winter, I’ve been feeling a deep sense of gratitude for the delicious food last year’s garden has given us. We were able to line our pantry with jars …
Sat., Jan. 27, 2018
Since LED lightbulbs cost more but use less energy, how soon would they pay for themselves? In some places, it can take as little as a couple months, depending on …
Sat., Nov. 4, 2017
Ask most designers what color they usually paint interior trim – no matter the wall color – and they will tell you the same: white.
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017
Four homes on a tree-lined South Hill street are featured on this annual fall tour.
Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 4 p.m.
How would you go about converting this creepy place into one that’s an asset instead of a liability?
Sat., April 29, 2017, noon
Whenever I visit a garden, I’m always drawn to artfully planted containers. It doesn’t matter whether they’re filled with flowers or vegetables, a pleasing combination really inspires me.
Tue., Dec. 18, 2007
During the holiday season, Jerry Baldwin likes to keep it simple. While many front yards in Spokane are ablaze with a dizzying array of Christmas displays, Baldwin’s Manito Boulelvard home …
Tue., Dec. 11, 2007
Raising kids is the ultimate déjÀ vu experience. When my 2-year-old daughter prances around the kitchen to the music of “John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together,” I swear …
Tue., Dec. 11, 2007
When December blows in, Linda Wigert is in her element. Christmas décor, and plenty of it, takes center stage.
Tue., Nov. 27, 2007
“I don’t know what I would have done without hospice,” says Jeannie Norton of the nine months her mother received hospice care before dying in June 2006. “I didn’t have …
Tue., Nov. 27, 2007
Celebrating its 25th year, Christmas Tree Elegance is more festive than ever. With 12 beautifully decorated and lavishly accessorized trees, and two full weeks for viewing, there’s something for everyone …