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House Tour | Reclaiming the Soul of a House with Salvaged Materials

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When my husband and I set out to restore an 1873 two-family house to the single it was... Read More »

How to Green Your Own Home

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Get an Energy Audit “This is the very first step. It doesn’t cost that much in the grand... Read More »

How to Grow Vegetables Year Round on a Maine Island

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Nancy Jordan grows and serves vegetables year round on her island home in Maine. She shares her top... Read More »

How to Shop for Free

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Every week Kathy Spencer does the impossible: For her family of six, she spends just $4 a week... Read More »

Instruction to Make String Eggs

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STEP 1: Cover your workspace with sheets of kraft paper. STEP 2: Make your wheat paste: Put the... Read More »

Isabelle Abramson | Artisan Profile

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Isabelle Abramson is a fan of serenity. That’s why the ceramics artist, who works in a studio in... Read More »

Island Inspired Decor

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Want to keep that summer vibe going all year long? Fine art and home goods from Nantucket and... Read More »

Kitchen Products | New England’s Finest

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1. Chefs love carbon-steel knives for their ability to hold an edge. These hand-forged beauties ($13.70-$89) by the... Read More »

Knowledge & Wisdom: Holiday Care for Houseplants

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If the holidays mean leaving your houseplant collection alone while you visit your family in far places, water... Read More »

Landscape Paintings from A. T. Hibbard | Antiques & Collectibles

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I know many New Englanders who despise this time of year, but I’m not one of them. Even... Read More »

Make a Repurposed Quilt | Inspired Ideas

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

Snowy days call for ice skating, hot-chocolate picnics, and sledding parties. But even the hardiest New Englander needs... Read More »

Make Dye for Easter Eggs | Easter Craft

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DayGlo-dyed eggs have their retro charms, but we think it’s even more fun to make your own colorings... Read More »

Make String Easter Eggs

27 votes, 3.63 avg. rating (72% score)

String eggs are a quick and easy way to create lots of cheerful Easter decorations for your home.... Read More »

Mud Season Survival

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1. Feign indifference. If the mud senses you’re afraid, you’re doomed. 2. Dress in the style known as... Read More »

New England Craft Fair Gifts

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New England’s holiday craft fairs are a stellar source of beautifully designed wares–and unforgettable gifts. Exploring a craft... Read More »

New England’s Finest | Bring the Outdoors In

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1. Ken Kenia creates chandeliers from the antlers of moose, elk, and deer, which shed their racks naturally... Read More »

New England’s Finest: In Good Taste

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1. Rich Granite State maple syrup is an especially pretty present when it’s encased in a glass maple... Read More »

New England’s Finest: Play Time

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1. The “Erban” (from $2,200) is a lightweight, comfortable commuter bike made from bamboo, a renewable resource with... Read More »

New England’s Finest: Winter Whites

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1 Simon Pearce’s substantial “Brookfield” bowl ($90-$125) goes from oven to table and works for mixing, baking, or... Read More »

Paper & Thread Spool Topiaries | Holiday Crafts

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If you want to use these adorable paper topiaries as a centerpiece, plan to make at least three.... Read More »

Pumpkin Carving Tips | How to Carve a Jack-o’-Lantern

Pumpkin Carving Tips | How to Carve a Jack-o’-Lantern

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While carving pumpkins is a time-honored tradition that spans generations, many modern-day carvers eschew traditional Jack-o’-Lantern faces in favor... Read More »

Quick Fixes for Wood Furniture Stains

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For a return on your investment, there’s no substitute for wood furniture. Cherry, maple and oak are the... Read More »

Randall Levere | Artisan Profile

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Some people walk the walk. Randall Levere? He rides the ride. The founder of Boston-based Erba Cycles builds... Read More »

Red Dye

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Roughly chop 2 beets, and combine with the base. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 20... Read More »

Remove Dents, Stains and White Rings from Furniture

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Remove White Rings from Furniture It’s inevitable. Someone carelessly set a glass on a table in your living... Read More »

Restore Wood with Old-Fashioned Wax

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Are you fed up with dull finishes and scratches on your wooden furniture? The old-fashioned—and highly effective—way to... Read More »

Room Makeovers That Won’t Break the Budget

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So you have a room that needs updating, but you don’t have a lot of time or money?... Read More »



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