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Enhancing your home's curb appeal

First impressions mean a lot — especially when it comes to your home’s curb appeal. ... Full story

Why DIY? Projects can pay you back big time

Hiring professionals to get jobs done around the house may be convenient, but it can set your budget back quite a bit. Instead, consider doing it yourself – not only to save big bucks but also to showcase your creativity. Do-it-yourself (DIY) home improvement is a major trend that will pay you back many times over. ... Full story

How to tackle your home's stubborn stains and odors

From wall stains to washing machines, indoor stains and smells can be a challenge to tackle. Luckily, there are surprisingly simple methods to erase them for good. Here are a few tips to freshen up the most stubborn spots in your home. ... Full story

Keep a man cave top of mind when choosing a new home

It used to be that the man's room – or man cave – was relegated to the basement or the garage. Now homes are being designed with the man cave already in mind to give men a place to call their own. ... Full story

Move to a world of color with these easy tips to find your color inspiration

Color can be transformative. It has the power to evoke emotion, alter your mood and stimulate one-of-a kind creativity. The shades and hues that capture a person’s imagination are as varied as people themselves. What colors capture you? Is it a color you see or wear every day, or is it one you use to decorate your office? Or is it a color you have yet to experience? Once you do, you’ll never forget it. ... Full story

Old fuel can be hard on lawn mowers

Nothing says summer like neighborhoods coming alive with the sounds of lawn mowers and the smell of fresh-cut grass. But getting the lawn mower out of the shed and running properly can be a struggle early in the season. You turn the key and the riding lawn mower roars to life. Then the engine promptly sputters and dies. Before tearing apart the engine or calling a mechanic, look inside the gas tank. ... Full story

5 projects to amaze with your outdoor space

Now that warmer weather’s finally here, who doesn’t want to be outside? Lawn games, barbecues and lazy afternoons in the backyard – these warm days were made to enjoy. They also present a great opportunity to conquer some outdoor home improvements. ... Full story

Remodeling a kitchen? Draw inspiration from locations and cultures around the world

Traditional, rustic, contemporary, modern – which style will you choose for your kitchen remodel? While each design style has its own appealing characteristics, what if you want a look that is worldly and inspired? You can add flare to any kitchen – and any kitchen design style – by incorporating cultural influences from around the world. ... Full story

Improve your spring-cleaning routine and create a healthier home

Spring is cleaning season. You've opened the curtains to let in the sunshine, and every cleaning product you have in the house is primed and ready for action. ... Full story

Top 10 most often forgotten spring cleaning steps

Spring is a great time to clear out the old, bring in the new and welcome a fresh start. ... Full story

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Traveling Murphy

Traveling Murphy started as a way for me to share all the unique restaurants and fun things to do in…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
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Sara Snelling, Fox Valley Nutritionist

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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11th Hour Bartending Services

We are a mobile bartending service located in the Fox Valley and have been bringing fun craft cocktails to private…Read more
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