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  • Home decor trends blend luxury with rustic touches

    Linda Miller | Updated: 18 hr ago

    Updating your home this fall can be as simple as adding a few unexpected pieces.

  • How to pull off being your own general contractor

    Annie Schwemmer and Ann Robinson, Deseret News | Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Being your own general contractor for a home remodel can save you 12 percent on the total cost of the job, but it won't come free.

  • Bumper Crop of Cucumbers? Here’s What to Do

    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    Now’s the time when (hopefully) your vegetable garden seems to start exploding with produce. Cucumbers are one of the most prolific veggies, to the point where you may feel overwhelmed thinking of ways to use them up. Here are some suggestions to help you deal with nature’s bounty. Eat Them Cold There is an immense array of salads featuring raw cukes. Paper-thin slices shine when simply drizzled with a little lemon juice or vinegar and a drop of oil; shredded onion or a handful of dill is optional. To crank them up a notch, combine with vine ripe tomatoes. Dairy and cucumbers, as in Hungarian sour cream-cucumber or feta-studded Greek salad, are a match made in heaven.

  • Homebuilding slows, sales jump in Oklahoma City area

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Updated: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    The construction slowdown would be steeper without continued rebuilding from the May 20, 2013, tornado in Moore and south Oklahoma City.

  • Listing of the Week: 13050 Ramblerock Place, Edmond

    Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    The 4,291-square-foot home has four bedrooms, three baths, three half-baths, four living rooms, two dining areas and an attached three-car garage.

  • At Home with Marni Jameson: How to have a garden party minus the whining

    By Marni Jameson | Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    British stylist Selina Lake offers tips on how we all could make the outdoors even more enjoyable this summer, and for ways to overcome the realities of nature and the resistance of families, and create a little more al fresco magic.

  • Oklahoma City Home & Garden notes for July 26

    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    CALENDAR For more information, call the phone number or use the email address provided. To submit items, call Melissa Howell at 475-3770 or send email to mhowell@opubco.com. Reference “Home and garden calendar.” Please submit items at least 10 days before publication. MEETINGS WATER GARDEN SOCIETY OF OKLAHOMA general meeting, 7 p.m. Aug. 13, The Stamp Store, 21 NE 40. WORKSHOPS CLEVELAND COUNTY MASTER GARDENER TRAINING CLASSES, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fridays Aug. 15 through Nov. 14, Cleveland County Fairgrounds, 601 E Robinson, Norman. Visit http://oces.okstate.edu/cleveland/horticulture or call 321-4774. THIRD THURSDAY GARDENING, “Bang for your Buck Gardening,” 6 to 7 p.m. Aug. 21, OSU

  • Ray Ridlen: Walnut caterpillar can harm trees

    Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    There are two generations of this pest per year in Oklahoma. Moths emerge from mid-May to early June and in late July and early August. Larvae feed on the leaves in June and July and from late August into October.

  • Tornado shelter to be given away at Single Parent Family Day on Aug. 2

    Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    A limited supply of bike helmets, smoke detectors and backpacks full of school supplies will also be given away.

  • Perry couple share ranch, buffalo herd and history with friends

    By Jimmie Cook, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    A family enjoys a visit to a ranch near Perry to see the buffalo herd.

  • Richard Mize: Cool off after door-to-door sales pitch

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    Don’t let anybody rush you

  • Apartment boom is rocking Oklahoma

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    Norman-based Commercial Realty Resources Co. and UBS Financial Services Inc. agree: Oklahoma is where the investment action is for multifamily properties.

  • Oklahoma City metro-area agencies help keep seniors safe

    By Chris Schutz, For The Oklahoman | Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Oklahoma City metro-area senior agencies and families can do home safety checks and make senior-friendly modifications.

  • For a Truly Happy Life, Don't Forget to Take Time for You

    Aaron Anderson, FamilyShare | Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    Life is busy. You have to balance work, children, family, your marriage, etc. But to be truly happy don't forget to focus on you, too. Here's why.

  • Repurpose Wood Fencing as Home Décor

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    What’s old is new these days in the home décor field, where used wooden fencing is in high demand. The rugged, weathered look of reclaimed wood fits perfectly with today’s popular shabby chic and country farmhouse decorating styles. Designers and DIYers alike love the look of salvaged fence wood, which is popping up in all kinds of clever repurposed roles. Here are some of the best. Bedroom Furnishings In the bedroom, a roughhewn and handsome appearance is always a plus, especially if we’re talking about a unique headboard crafted from a section of old wooden fence. Another decorating possibility is installing Houston fence wood shelving which will give you a touch of the atmosphere of a Texas cattle ranch, while at th

  • Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service to open new office in Oklahoma City

    By Matt Patterson, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Ground was broken this month on a new Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service office at 26000 NE 63 in Oklahoma City.

  • Eco-Friendly Garden Flower Arrangement

    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    Summer is peak season for gorgeous fresh flowers. What a pleasure to walk through fragrant, lushly blooming gardens in backyards and parks! And what a temptation it is to bring the outdoors inside with lovely floral arrangements from your garden. Just be sure to create your displays in an eco-friendly way. Making Cut Blooms Last Longer Long-lasting indoor arrangements mean more flowers will remain outside for all to enjoy – including environmentally essential bees and butterflies. Extend the life of blossoms you pick by following a few simple steps. Select perfect buds which are newly opening, early in the morning before they have a chance to wilt. Cut stems on the diagonal to encourage water absorption.

  • Edmond Farmers Market is favorite weekend pick

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    The Edmond Farmers market is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays

  • 12 Things to Do with Your Old Shoes

    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    Outworn, outgrown or out of style, old shoes are a fact of life. And unlike easily recycled or repurposed items such as secondhand clothing or empty plastic bottles, no-longer-new footgear poses a dilemma. What exactly is a green-thinking person supposed to do with leftover loafers or rundown runners? Well, depending on their condition, you can take your pick. Restore down-at-heel shoes to a reusable state with a little TLC. Recycle by donating to a good cause. Or, as a last resort, repurpose. Restore 1. To keep your shoes feeling comfortable longer, rotate several pairs. This allows them to dry out between wearings and extends their life. Store in a place with some ventilation - a closet floor or shelf is fine, but a shoe bo

  • Achievers: Oklahoma City metro-area achievers

    Published: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    Achievers: Oklahoma City metro-area achievers for July 19.