Elevate Your Game | The Benefits of Raised Gardening Beds

Elevate Your Game | The Benefits of Raised Gardening Beds

Historic Mill Mountain Home Gets New Lease on Life

Historic Mill Mountain Home Gets New Lease on Life

The Perfect Porch

The Perfect Porch

Living into Retirement

Living into Retirement

Real Estate Outlook for 2017

Real Estate Outlook for 2017

DESIGN

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Easy Breezy Ceiling Fans | Keep Your Cool with Style

Ceiling fans tend to be an underrated feature in the home. Many homeowners dislike them because they can be somewhat of an eyesore in an otherwise perfectly styled ...
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Coastal Cool, Mountain Chic or Southern Traditional? A Buyer’s Guide to Natural Fiber Rugs

Natural fiber rugs have soared in popularity in recent years, and for good reason—they are an environmentally friendly, affordable choice that lends unmatched casual ease to a room ...
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IMPROVE

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Dish Duty | Your Guide to a New Dishwasher

Each night I face the same dilemma. I cook recklessly, stringing mixing bowls, pots and pans, and utensils around like they are some type of impromptu kitchen decoration. I do anything ...
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Summer Spruce Up | Restoring Your Outdoor Furniture

Now that the weather is great, spending time outdoors relaxing makes you notice the little things: the blooming shrubs and trees, the chirping birds … and the patio furniture. Yikes! ...
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GARDEN

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Lavender The Wonder Plant

Whether you’re planting a kitchen garden, a container of herbs or merely looking for a hardy perennial to add interest to your landscape, lavender comes strongly recommended. Cultivated from Roman ...
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The Secret’s in the Soil | Take the Guesswork out of Gardening by Doing a Soil Test

When you head to the local lawn and garden center to find a cure for your under-performing yard or wimpy flower or vegetable gardens, the shelves full of products that ...
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LIVE

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Retirement Planning | Tips & Tools for Financial Health

Boasting abundant mountain vistas, proximity to beautiful lakes, low cost of living and small-town atmosphere, Central Virginia and its surrounds rank high on the list of “Great Places to Retire.” ...
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Refreshing Desserts for Hot Summer Days

When the seasons change, my taste buds crave new, exciting flavors and textures. Cooler seasons call for rich, decadent desserts like dark chocolate tortes smothered in warm sauces and rich creams. Summertime, ...
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