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As a designer of custom jewelry, Amanda Keidan sometimes takes delicate vintage pieces and reworks them into intricately sculptured, modern collections. The same could be said of her sunny, art-filled home in Venice, California.

Safety is not child's play

I'm always talking about different ways to make your home better, healthier and safer. You know the saying "think outside the box?" Well, it's important to think outside the home - especially if we're talking about children's safety.


Debbie Travis >E10

Haunted houses for sale

Just in time for Halloween, has come up with a list it calls Spectacular Spooky Homes You Can Buy. Here, from top to bottom, are four of the top 10:


Debbie Travis >E10

Plan ahead for the glory of spring blooming bulbs

October is the bulb-planting month for spring surprises, so think daffodils, tulips, crocuses, hyacinths and other early season-flowering beauties. At Brent and Becky's Bulbs in Gloucester, Virginia, (online at brentandbeckysbulbs.

Mix and match fabrics

It's fashionable to use small pieces of co-ordinating fabrics in the same room

How some live large in very tiny spaces

As small as 220 square feet, micro-units gain favour in the U.S
The meaning of heaven eludes religious leaders

The meaning of heaven eludes religious leaders

Some people see it as an actual place; others visualize it as a state of being

Butterflies love marigolds

Marigolds have always been among my favourite flowers for fall. It was about this time last year I got into a pretty heated argument about whether they attracted butterflies.