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Living Smart: Accommodating outdoor electrical needs this summer

As summer approaches, homeowners might be giving thought to outdoor kitchens or barbecue islands and other outdoor entertaining options. But these amenities sometimes require power, and you don't want to be running an extension cord to the backyard. What can you do to accommodate outdoor electrical needs for the summer?

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Style at Home: Contain your happiness: Beautiful bouquets brighten your home

Life is sweeter when we allow ourselves simple indulgences every day. For me, it's starting every morning quietly, with coffee in a cup made by my great niece, watching the sunrise reflect on the lake. It's melting into a hot bubble bath after a long day. It's filling my home with treasures that brighten my heart and make me smile, like beautiful bouquets of fresh flowers.

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How two dreams became one Seattle dream home

SEATTLE - You work and work, imagine and plan, launch your son into adulthood and then ... It Is Time. Time to build your very own grown-up Dream Home. Pavel Lobanov and Mila Lobanova were there: They had a divine high-up site in View Ridge (which did not earn its name accidentally). They had a highly recommended architect (design principal Rick Mohler of Mohler + Ghillino Architects). And they had a budget for building (though it was tight).

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Ask Angie: Best siding choice for golf course homes

Dear Angie: We live on a golf course and golf balls always hit our house. We need to replace the siding, but it doesn't make sense to do it with the same product that'll get damaged over and over again. Is there a product that won't crack or show damage when hit by a golf ball?

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Overland Park is enchanted by tiny gnome homes

The Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens staff has placed 13 of these intricate gnome houses along nature trails as part of a new display, “The Enchanted Forest.” The houses opened to the public this month and have already drawn plenty of curious viewers.
James Wooldridge The Kansas City Star
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Overland Park is enchanted by tiny gnome homes

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Gnome forest inspires creativity in Overland Park

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Insights into contemporary and modern design

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