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Shipping Container Homes Sep. 26, 2020

The Art of Design

Yes, I am from a generation when technology virtually did not exist. I barely looked at my store-bou... Read More

Vacationers vs. Visitors Sep. 16, 2020

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: My husband and I are 77 years old. Our lake home has four bedrooms and plenty of space f... Read More

Turns out You Can Go Home Again Sep. 13, 2020

My So-Called Millennial Life

As a teenager, a gleeful line I heard from my dad was that when I turned 18, it would be high time f... Read More

Summertime with Family Sep. 01, 2020

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: I have been struggling with an issue for a while and need some perspective. My son marri... Read More

August 4, 2020 Aug. 04, 2020

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: My wife and I have been married for seven years. She has a son from a previous marriage ... Read More

Summertime Jul. 11, 2020

The Art of Design

There is nothing that says summer better than to be in touch with nature: going to the beach, swimmi... Read More

Are You Ready for a Mini Makeover? May. 16, 2020

The Art of Design

So, after months of adhering to strict quarantine standards, by now, you've probably spent more time... Read More

A Stress-Free Home May. 09, 2020

The Art of Design

Caves were the first form of shelter known to man. Humans have always sought shelter to feel safe an... Read More

Consider What Might Be Needed Years From Now When Planning Wiring May. 07, 2020

Here's How

Dear James: We have computer and electronic cables everywhere. When we build our new house, how shou... Read More

Zoom Attire May. 02, 2020

Katiedid Langrock

Why is dressing for online meetings so much more difficult than dressing for normal life? I know how... Read More

Add Style and Comfort to Your Quarantine Apr. 18, 2020

The Art of Design

Social distancing, self-isolation and quarantine are all new buzzwords we are hearing on the news, i... Read More

Best Inexpensive Home Security System Apr. 13, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

Several months ago, we had a serious home security wake-up call with the news of a home invasion in ... Read More

An Interior Designer Can Be Helpful in Planning Your New House Apr. 09, 2020

Here's How

Dear James: I think we have some great design ideas for our new house, but I still wonder if it make... Read More

Tips for Purchasing a Brand-New Home Apr. 07, 2020

The Real Estate Expert

Everybody has a dream of one day owning a perfectly built, brand-new home. Of course, I'd need to wi... Read More

Parenting, Now Apr. 02, 2020

Connie Schultz

Earlier this week, our daughter Cait texted a photo capturing a moment of her juggling her job and h... Read More

The Places Where Builders Can Cut Corners Mar. 31, 2020

The Real Estate Expert

When looking for a home, you will need to decide where your priorities are, budget-wise. If you are ... Read More

Sheltering in Place With Kids Mar. 21, 2020

Katiedid Langrock

SOS from the front lines of Coronavirus Isolation with kids: 00:01:00 The schools have been closed. ... Read More

All's 'Fare' in Love and 'Commuting' Mar. 04, 2020

The Word Guy

Q: Why do we call someone who travels back and forth to work a "commuter"? — Chris Ryan, New Y... Read More

Eyes on the Clock Feb. 20, 2020

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: I've had my current job for four years. I work at a small company of about 20 employees.... Read More

Gracefully Declining Saying Grace Feb. 02, 2020

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: This has been bothering me for several years. I am 75 years old. I grew up saying the Pl... Read More