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
A kitchen in St. Louis Park loses that '70s look and gets a stylish, same-size makeover.
Updated: December 23, 2008, - 02:53 PM
"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
Penelope Johnson of Hopkins: When you receive an attractive greeting card, clip off the side of the card with the artwork, then attach it to plain cardstock. Just write your personal greeting on the inside, and you've made a beautiful new card.
Updated: December 09, 2008, - 02:26 PM
To get a new-to-you holiday outfit without spending a dime, invite some gal pals over and stage a temporary clothes swap.
Updated: December 02, 2008, - 02:12 PM
Spending less on the holidays doesn't cheapen them. It can make your events more homespun and heartfelt.
Updated: November 25, 2008, - 12:10 PM
Horticulture expert Nancy Rose joins Home & Garden Editor Connie Nelson at the Halley Tree Farm in Forest Lake to offer tips on how to find the best Christmas tree.
Updated: November 20, 2008, - 11:54 AM
An accidental gardener turned his modest Minneapolis yard into an Asian-inspired garden with sculpted topiary trees.
Updated: November 11, 2008, - 03:48 PM
Use the bounty of nature - and your own back yard - to create picture-perfect window boxes that will last from harvest to the holidays and beyond.
Updated: November 06, 2008, - 12:01 PM