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October 22, 2017
New technology allows realtors to show homes in new ways. Photo courtesy of Matterport / Special to The Forum
3D imagery and virtual reality: Tools for finding a home in 2017
October 22, 2017 - 12:56pm
October 21, 2017
Leaves can be mulched into the lawn instead of raking. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
GROWING TOGETHER: Autumn checklist for putting yard and garden to bed
October 21, 2017 - 8:30am
Monty Casperson, 7, laughs out loud as her friend Stone Schul, 7, raises his staff and pretends to be a powerful wizard. Bob King /
Handmade Halloween get-ups: ‘Duct tape and glue sticks, the holy grail of crafting’
October 21, 2017 - 4:00am
 Carrots can develop forked roots for a number of reasons, such as growing in heavy soil.  Photo taken by Catherine Winter.
Ask a Master Gardener: What causes forked carrots
October 21, 2017 - 3:57am
Have you Been Nextdoor?
October 21, 2017 - 2:57am
October 20, 2017
Rain-style showers are flooding the market, thanks to new water-saving technology and fancy features. (Kohler)
Plumber: Rain showerheads awash with new features
October 20, 2017 - 5:51pm
Two different size terrier dogs in tub with unhappy expressions and soap suds on heads.
Polishing up your pup for the winter ahead
October 20, 2017 - 4:59pm
An electric fireplace adds affordable warmth to any home. Photo by Frank Espich TNS
Should I install an electric fireplace?
October 20, 2017 - 4:55pm
October 17, 2017
Ask a Master Gardener: Raking fallen leaves
October 17, 2017 - 9:34am
October 14, 2017
Add to your Halloween decor with these easy, peasy Mason jar crafts. Steve Kuchera /
Do it yourself: Googly-eyed ghosts and candy corn jars
October 14, 2017 - 5:02am
October 7, 2017
Ask a Master Gardener: Too late to fertilize, moving spirea shrubs and more
October 7, 2017 - 2:19am
October 6, 2017
Having properly working flashlights could play a critical and vital role in the case of a short-term or long-term power outage. (Dreamstime)
Design Recipes: 10 must-haves for your home in case of power outages, natural disasters
October 6, 2017 - 9:03am
October 5, 2017
If you're concerned about visitors passing along germs to your baby, there are graceful ways of addressing it.
Etiquette: How to tell a guest she can't hold your baby
October 5, 2017 - 5:42pm
September 30, 2017
John and Nichelle Keatley’s 374-square-foot Backyard Box, a line of sustainable detached accessory dwelling units designed by architect Jim Burton with his developer friend, Sloan Ritchie of Cascade Built, serves as an office/studio, a guest space and a super-flexible everything space for friends and family. (Steve Ringman/Seattle Times/TNS)
This little Backyard Box holds a lot of flexibility - and big-time design
September 30, 2017 - 2:36pm
White walls, floors and bedding can create a plush hotel look in your master bedroom.
How to get that master bedroom feel
September 30, 2017 - 7:34am