Design expert Nate Berkus shares his high-impact, low-cost ideas for getting the most from your home in this Sunday’s PARADE. His No. 1 tip for improving home decor? “Clean your house, people. It costs nothing!” he says.
Biggest Design Mistake
“I see it every day: People trying to create a home that somebody else tells them they should have. I don’t care if it’s a magazine, a neighbor, or a bossy friend— when somebody says, ‘This is what’s elegant, this is what’s trendy,’ if it doesn’t represent you, you’re not going to be happy.”
Do animals understand pointing like humans do?
Understanding pointing apparently takes some sophistication. Even chimpanzees, who are smart cookies in many ways, don’t “get it” when it comes to pointing.
Making edible cookie containers: Gingerbread Stockings
These edible gingerbread stocking cookie containers fall into the "too pretty to eat" category. Each one can hold 3 or 4 cookie "lollipops."
How to care for a cut Christmas tree
Cut Christmas trees must be watered and kept hydrated to last through the holidays and to prevent them from becoming fire hazards. This includes small tabletop trees.
Holiday lights safety: How not to be the Griswolds
Whether you string up lights to adorn your home and yard every holiday or just wait for Christmas, it's important to keep electrical safety in mind when decorating. After all, you don't want to be your neighborhood's version of the Griswolds from "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation."
BBQ My Way: Liz's chicken enchilada casserole
We had some beer-can chicken left from a couple of nights ago, and Liz winged this dish of the fly. The end result was creamy, spicy and hearty -- perfect for a cool autumn evening.
Christmas concerts planned this week at WSCC
The Wallace State Community College Music Department will host several Christmas concerts this week.
Wallace State exhibit spans Dersham’s 50 years as photographer
The work of North Alabama photographer John Dersham is currently on display at Wallace State Community College, documenting 50 years of his life spent taking photos.
Tom Drake: Cullman’s living legend
Tom Drake served nine terms in the Alabama House of Representatives, two of which he was Speaker of the House, elected by the entire body of the House.
- Pets of the week: Viceroy and Lucy need forever homes
How to cook a Thanksgiving turkey
Holly Pirkle’s second-grade class at Hanceville Elementary offered up some turkey recipes for our Thanksgiving dinners.
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