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Creating a pollinator-friendly habitat in your backyard

Pollinators such as bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, bats and beetles play an important role in producing healthy plants and food for people and wildlife. ... Full story

Freezing temperatures are good news and bad news for pests

The newest buzz word this winter is "Polar Vortex." Most of the country has experienced weeks of extremely cold temperatures, and these repeated bouts of ice and snow could have an impact on local pest populations. ... Full story

Decked out from coast to coast: Top outdoor living trends for 2014

From genteel porches in the East to sleek, seaside balconies in the West, the popularity of outdoor living spaces is poised for significant growth from coast to coast with industry analysts predicting it will be a $5.7 billion market by 2016. ... Full story

It's going to be warming up - here are some prepping tips for spring outdoor projects

Soon, winter will be winding down and homeowners will start planning - and prepping for - a variety of outdoor projects for spring. ... Full story

Six hot home design trends for spring 2014

You may be stuck inside during this harsh winter, but you can dream, plan and get ready to update this spring. ... Full story

It's a drag - don't put it off: Get a jumpstart on digital spring cleaning by tackling an overloaded inbox

If you spring clean your home every year, you might want to consider an often forgotten and usually cluttered space - your email. Your digital world ... Full story

Five reasons why scent is important for home decorating

Cooler temperatures, dwindling daylight that makes you crave a mood boost, and the approach of the holidays - at this time of year, many inspirations prompt people to redecorate. ... Full story

Habitat for Humanity announces major initiative in the Fox Valley

A $1.8 million initiative to build six new homes and rehabilitate 14 others in south Kane and Kendall counties will be the focus of the Montgomery-based Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity during the next four years. ... Full story

Myth busters: Why vinyl siding is America's hottest home design feature

Chances are, you've seen and heard a lot about vinyl siding on home renovation television shows, in magazines and in your neighborhood. Once seen as a drab and boring alternative to aluminum siding, vinyl siding is now driving new design trends, effortlessly adapting to any architectural home style. ... Full story

Tips to improve your indoor air quality

You pride yourself on keeping a clean home. The laundry is washed, the dishes are dry and the den where the children built their pillow fort has been restored to sanity. You've been vigilant about cleaning up the messes you can see, but what about the messes you can't? What are you doing to improve the air quality in your home? ... Full story

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Ann Marie Guenther

Ann Marie Guenther, owner of That Girl Organizes is known as Naperville’s most organized woman and the face of Facebook!…Read more

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Mallory Sills

Fashion Institute of Technology certified Image Consultant and Stylist, Mallory is driven to enhance confidence and celebrate women looking and…Read more

Sara Snelling from All on the Table

Sara Snelling is an innovative, forward-thinking nutritionist with a food science, food service and food safety background. While earning her…Read more
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