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    How to shop for annuals

    by Dr. Lelia Scott Kelly// Garden centers and nurseries are in full swing and loaded with great plants. For quick color and longevity of bloom, nothing beats annuals or bedding plants as they are known in the trade. Follow the tips below to get the biggest bang for your buck. Annuals are purchased because they […]

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    Life’s Lagniappes

    by John Folding//   We are always looking for ways to make our lives a little easier. That’s why “how to” books and “life hack” videos are so popular — they lure you in with provocative captions and titles. That’s why classic helpful hinters like Heloise are so popular and are an inspiration for this […]

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    Home Color Trends

    Ready, set, refresh!   Spring has always signed newness and change, so it’s time to put on a new interior look for 2016. If color changes will be your design instrument of choice to make a big difference without chewing up a lot of cash, take a look at what the experts say will be […]

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    2016 home decor trends blends styles

    By Billie R. Comeaux// Furniture trends for 2016 are embracing a style palette that fuses some jazzy touches with sophisticated elegance — a tasteful mix and match theme that makes your home chic and cozy at the same time.   According to Billie R. Comeaux, a corporate designer with American Factory Direct Furniture Outlets, Inc. in […]

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    Elliott Homes: Owners share passion to give people a quality lifestyle; not just a house

    By Dana Sleger// Brandon and Adrienne Elliott are a match made in entrepreneurial heaven. They met at a wakeboarding competition 12 years ago in Canada and have been inseparable ever since. Funny thing is, when looking back at the beginning of their relationship, neither of them could have ever imagined their journey together would lead […]

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    Time to prep for a spring fling

    by John D. Folding// If the legends are true, then that fat rodent Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow, so therefore, spring will be coming early this year! It’s a lot of hogwash as far as I’m concerned, but it’s fun to dream about it warming up! So, while we’re dreaming of the warmer […]

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    Redesigning the other space

    By Scott Naugle// Think of the other space, the underutilized porch or the shed leaning south, within the realm of rejuvenation possibilities as your quiet, creative getaway. Reclaim and refresh an area of your home or property as your mood transition space, an after work respite or weekend hideaway for reading, cell phones and laptops […]

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