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4 Things to Consider Before Renting Your Home on Airbnb

4 Things to Consider Before Renting Your Home on Airbnb

With the rise of home-sharing services like Airbnb, HomeAway and others, you might think that renting your Twin Cities home — or just a room in it — is an easy way to earn extra income. We’ve certainly considered it! But it’s not quite as easy as listing your home and collecting the cash. Here […]

Spending Money To Save Time Leads To Happiness, Study Finds

Have a little extra cash on hand? You might want to consider hiring an extra set of hands to help you with chores and tasks you don’t enjoy. According to a new study, for those who have the disposable income, paying to outsource mundane duties reduces stress and promotes happiness. Essentially spending money to save time. The research […]

Create On-the-Go Booster Seats for Your Kids

Toddler Booster Seat in 2 Sizes and with a Carry Handle Today’s featured home sewing activity is brought to you by our friends at Sew4Home. Enjoy these booster seats — we know your children will!  Booster chairs are becoming more familiar in restaurants, but are still not commonplace. And if you and your kids like to […]

How to Stay Safe Amid Common Household Hazards

How to Stay Safe Amid Common Household Hazards

As all Minnesota homeowners know, our homes are our private havens — the places where we often feel most protected and comfortable. But we still need to remain mindful of the potential safety threats hidden throughout the home. There are a number of common household hazards that often go overlooked. Stay safe by remembering these common household […]

Host the Ultimate Memorial Day BBQ

Host the Ultimate Memorial Day BBQ

Memorial Day weekend is almost upon us giving us an excuse to sport our patriotic bests as we remember all of those who have fought and died for our amazing country. And what better way to celebrate those who have helped kept our country free then with an amazing Memorial Day BBQ blowout? We know […]

How to Lower Your Utility Bills this Summer

How to Lower Your Utility Bills this Summer

Minnesota homeowners, beware. As summer approaches and the temperature rises, your utility bills are about to do the same. There are plenty of simple changes you can make that will reduce your monthly utility bills without sacrificing comfort. So before you crank up the AC, check out our top energy-efficient tips and use those utility […]

4 Kitchen Features of the Future

4 Kitchen Features of the Future

Today’s modern kitchens may include seamless appliances, lavish amenities and stylish upgrades, but they’re still a far cry from the new technologies companies are developing. Here are a few of the cool features that could make it into your kitchen in the years to come. Smart appliances: Appliances are beginning to incorporate technology that provides added […]

Save $460+ Per Year with 3 Home Energy-Saving Tips

Save $460+ Per Year with 3 Home Energy-Saving Tips

Does your utility provider ever send you an update that shows how much energy you’ve used compared to your neighbors? Mine does. And because I’m a natural born competitor, I always want to use less energy than my neighbors. My latest statement says I’ve used less than my neighbors overall, but 12% more energy than my “energy-efficient” […]

Last-Minute Gift Ideas to Bring Your NYE Hosts

We had just gotten on the road last year when it donned on me that I didn’t pick up anything for my friends who were hosting New Year’s Eve. I know they wouldn’t care, but to me – it would be rude to show up empty handed! I racked my brain for last-minute gift ideas for the […]

What NOT to Post on Social Media During Holidays

What NOT to Post on Social Media During Holidays

The holidays are a prime time for collecting those Instagram double-taps. While some celebrations are exciting for your online pals to share in, other events are better kept within your family or close to your heart. Here’s what the experts say you should never post on social media during the holidays. The gift you didn’t […]