Connie Nelson

Senior editor | Lifestyle
Phone: 612-673-7087
Connie Nelson is the Senior Editor for features coverage at the StarTribune. During the growing season, she produces how-to videos and is part of the Greengirls and Homegirls blogs.

Recent content from Connie Nelson

Feb. 2009: St. Paul city garden is front and center

A learn-as-you-go gardener transformed a small city lot into an imaginative, innovative garden.

Updated: March 18, 2009, - 09:20 AM

A new version of 'house keeping'

In a sign of the times, a St. Paul home and garden show adds foreclosure to its workshop topics.

Updated: March 10, 2009, - 10:34 AM

Home shows don't need big-name stars to draw DIY crowds

When the Minneapolis Home & Garden Show got its start 75 years ago, it featured beauty pageants, vaudeville acts and big-name stars -- Liberace, the Lennon Sisters, even Frank Sinatra.

Updated: March 03, 2009, - 01:34 PM

Macy's annual spring flower show rises to occasion

The annual spring flower show will return to its home on Macy's eighth floor.

Updated: February 10, 2009, - 12:28 PM

Mary will remain a mystery

Even 130 years after her death, former First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln remains inscrutable.

Updated: January 30, 2009, - 03:06 PM

An ugly duckling basement gets a main-floor-worthy makeover

The challenge: To update a tired, catch-all of a basement and turn it into a multifunctional space for a Minneapolis family.

Updated: January 21, 2009, - 08:03 AM

A New York state of mind

Interior designer Andrew Flesher built his own Little Apple atmosphere in a converted Minneapolis hotel.

Updated: January 20, 2009, - 09:33 AM

Inexpensive gestures are often priceless

Use old photos atop your traditional wrapping. Find an old photo (the kids with Santa, your parents kissing under the mistletoe), scan it and enlarge it to fit the package. (If you don't have a scanner, use the original photo.)

Updated: December 23, 2008, - 02:56 PM

Before & After

A kitchen in St. Louis Park loses that '70s look and gets a stylish, same-size makeover.

Updated: December 23, 2008, - 02:53 PM

Recipes for savings and fun gifts

"Every year I create a small recipe book that I give to family, neighbors, teachers, party hosts, etc.," said Gina Sekelsky of Minneapolis.

Updated: December 17, 2008, - 07:57 AM

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