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Author: Meghan Diemel

An Evening of Excellence

Annual event honors NARI members’ success Across this country, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) serves as a trade association for remodeling professionals. As part of the association, members are committed to integrity, professional education, continuous advancement, ethics and home improvement excellence. The Fox Valley NARI chapter received its charter in March of READ MORE

Create Your Own Outdoor Oasis

From perfect pergolas to welcoming ramadas, your backyard never looked better Now more than ever, our own backyards have become our retreats. With a pandemic waging war on our ability to escape our own homes, creating a backyard sanctuary has never been more appealing or more needed.  Andy Vande Hey, president of Vande Hey Company READ MORE

Party Priorities

Call on a caterer to help ease the stress of planning  As warmer spring temperatures and longer days spur us to come out from winter hibernation, our thoughts quickly turn to the summer months ahead and a calendar full of social obligations. Whether graduation parties, summer holiday shindigs or even casual corporate gatherings are marking READ MORE

#HomeGoals

Resolutions to make home life happier in 2020 The new year is a time to refresh and recommit to our goals. We commonly make resolutions for ourselves, but why not for our homes, too? Perhaps you’ve had a home renovation on your to-do list for a while, or you’ve been wanting to adopt a more READ MORE

Around the World in Seven Days

Travel the globe with cultural cuisine for every day of the week  Food is such an important thread woven through the fabric of our lives. It’s so much more than nourishment – it’s strongly tied to our culture and our heritage. The Fox Cities’ culinary scene has a cornucopia of cultural options, which add a READ MORE

Holiday Hospitality

Ensure your guest rooms are cheery and bright With the holiday season upon us, many homeowners will be hosting family members and friends over the next several weeks of joy and merriment. While it’s true that having guests in the home can be one of the more stressful parts of the holiday season, with a READ MORE

Tracking the Trends

What you need to know in a hot real estate market The Fox Cities housing market is hotter than ever. Though past patterns have seemed to benefit only buyers or only sellers at any particular time, the current market does have advantages for both sides, depending on the price range the potential transaction falls into. READ MORE

Small-Plate Wonders

A quick bite to eat can be as satisfying and complex as any entree With so many great places to eat in the Fox Valley, foraging foodies could visit a different restaurant each night for one of those delicious, lingering meals where we enjoy the food and the company we keep. But with the many READ MORE

Small Gardens, Big Personality

Sidewalk gardens give front yards a unique look They’re known as sidewalk gardens, hell strip gardens and even terrace gardens – but much like a rose, a garden by any name is just as sweet. Located on the lawn between the sidewalk and street, these miniature gardens can add curb appeal and big personality to READ MORE

Nostalgic Pastimes

Retro recreational activities put a new spin on old favorites By Meghan Diemel What’s old is new again – that’s true for fashion, and it’s true for how we’re choosing to spend our free time. Whether it’s bowling, arcade games or even a time-honored tradition like curling, we’re getting out and enjoying the company of READ MORE