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    What to do in your garden in March

    By Mary Michaela Parker There’s plenty to accomplish in your garden during the month of March. Get your outdoor space in shape with these easy tips. PLANTING Plant new roses before March 15. Broad-leaved evergreens like magnolia and holly can be set out at this time. Plant cold weather annuals sweet William, English daisies, pansies […]

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    Making a splash

    Besides protecting walls against messes and moisture, a backsplash is a simple way to give your kitchen personality and bring it up to date. Not sure which style is for you? These 2020 trends can help spark your creativity.   SHINE ON Mirrored, glossy and metallic finishes are a growing trend for kitchens in general. […]

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    Top 10 mom-approved cleaning products

    Whether it’s the floors, kitchen counters, bathrooms or the dreaded playroom, it seems like something always needs cleaned — again. Here are the top 10 mom-recommended products that will supercharge your spring cleaning. 1. THIEVES HOUSEHOLD CLEANER BY YOUNG LIVING This was voted best cleaner by local moms on our Gulf Coast Moms Blog page. […]

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    Organize and love your laundry room

    Doing laundry is rarely atop anyone’s list of uplifting activities — but we all love an empty laundry basket! With a little attention, your laundry area can feel more cheerful and function more easily. LOVE YOUR SUPPLIES First, gather all your laundry products out of the cupboards and drawers and sort them into categories: detergents, stain […]

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    The $200 bathroom makeover

    When I accepted the challenge of a $200 bathroom makeover, I knew my executive assistant Julie Lawler’s bathroom was the perfect candidate. I asked her to send me pictures of bathrooms she liked (most came from Pinterest), which I studied — circling things I probably could find or even make myself. I shopped at many […]

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    Warm and welcoming

    Photography by Brian Pearse Photography Tammy Lee of Ocean Springs doesn’t go all out decorating for Christmas to please herself. In fact, she’d be happy just trimming her small metal tree. “Mostly, I decorate and make our home festive for family and friends,” says the wife, mom and office administrator. “I want to give them […]

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