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June 24, 2017
Freestanding baths are becoming very popular. (Kohler)
Plumber: Freestanding baths need special tub fillers
June 24, 2017 - 1:13pm
Bob Olen of Duluth, extension master gardener coordinator, shows off some of the young tomato plants growing in the vegetable gardens at Glensheen Manison in Duluth Monday afternoon.  (Clint Austin /
Master gardeners extend education in community
June 24, 2017 - 7:02am
Ask a Master Gardener: Beware of flea beetles
June 24, 2017 - 3:18am
June 22, 2017
Anthony and Amy Ongaro with their dog, Rocky, in their south Minneapolis home. (Jeff Wheeler/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)
No couch, one car: How these Minnesotans are living with less
June 22, 2017 - 12:16am
June 17, 2017
There are three options for setting up essential oils to repel mice and spiders: sprinkling it directly, spraying it or soaking cotton balls. thinkstock.
Can you get rid of home pests with essential oils?
June 17, 2017 - 4:08pm
Pine Cone Hill, known for their bedding, emphasized the think pink theme of Flamingo sheets with a bright pink four poster bed. (Patricia Sheridan/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/TNS)
Hot items: Pink furniture
June 17, 2017 - 11:57am
Patrick and Mallory Moore read to their 8-month-old son, Wesley, in the nursery of their Duluth home. The Moores have personalized the room with a hand-painted mural of a midnight sky. Mallory and her mother worked on the wall before handing it over to local artist Sarah Brokke for finishing touches on the clouds, which now look like "cotton candy," Mallory said. Mike Krebs /
A midnight sky and plenty of cacti: Duluth couple shares son’s nursery
June 17, 2017 - 5:30am
Wait until after apple flowers have dropped their petals and turned into applets (baby apples) to thin out an apple tree.
Ask a Master Gardener: Tips to apple tree thinning
June 17, 2017 - 4:02am
June 16, 2017
The active ingredient in Repel Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent is derived from the leaves of the Eucalyptus citriodora tree. $4.99 for 4 ounces, (Target)
Natural protection from mosquitos and sun
June 16, 2017 - 1:58pm
Make sure your venue is pet-friendly before deciding to include a dog in your wedding.
Tips on including your dog in a wedding
June 16, 2017 - 9:00am
Shark's Powered Lift Away DuoClean has a soft brushroll to remove stuck-on dust to give an almost-polished look to wood floors. Five-year warranty. $299.70, TMS
How to buy the right vacuum cleaner for you
June 16, 2017 - 3:08am
Solid surface shower wall panel kits are becoming very popular for new shower stall installations. (Kohler)
Plumber: How to avoid completely replacing shower stall tile
June 16, 2017 - 12:00am
June 10, 2017
If the dad in your life enjoys a cup of coffee, tea or any hot beverage, he is sure to love a customized mug emblazoned with his name or initials. (Handout/TNS)
DIY: Celebrate the dad in your life with this homemade mug
June 10, 2017 - 10:40am
Here, we tossed in a splash of orange with a faux leather charger and a fun spring napkin. (Mary Carol Garrity/TNS)
Style at Home: Three dishes that promise endless looks
June 10, 2017 - 9:40am
Gone are the days of cookie-cutter lawns and hedges. The latest survey by Houzz, the home design and remodeling mega-platform, suggests that homeowners are all about customizing their property. (Dreamstime/TNS)
Homeowners giving front yards the custom treatment
June 10, 2017 - 6:37am