Category archives: Home & Garden

P. Allen Smith: A Honey of a Hobby

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Raising honeybees is good for the environment and for you. Photography by Mark Fonville and Kelly Quinn   heard the saying “busy as a bee,” well, it’s for good reason. Honeybees are hard little workers — always bustling and buzzing around bright flowering plants, trees and shrubs. Since I was young, I have been fascinated by the life of honeyb[...]

ATYH: Patio - Outstanding Outdoor Living

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Photography by Sara Blancett Reeves   this home’s interior and exterior were renovated by Richard Harp Homes and Better Lawns and Gardens, it was time to create an outdoor space to allow the family to maximize their outdoor living. David Munsey of Better Lawns and Gardens started working on this project about 1.5 years ago. “The old space co[...]

P. Allen Smith: Backyard Chickens

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How to Start Raising This Untraditional Pet Photography courtesy of P. Allen Smith   me, the chicken came before the egg. To be more exact, my love of poultry didn’t come from a love of fresh eggs, but rather from one brown Leghorn that I spotted running around Main Street as a young child. I caught her, brought her home to be my pet, and that’s wh[...]

P. Allen Smith: Think Autumn

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Even though summer has just begun, gardeners need to start planning for fall foliage and blooms. Photography by Mark Fonville   is here, and while I’m excited about the bounty and beauty the season brings, I know autumn is close behind. We gardeners have to always think a season ahead. There’s so much to do this time of year, I often don’t take the [...]

ATYH: Kitchen - A Cook’s Dream

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Photography by Janet Warlick   beautiful kitchen was renovated last November, just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. Homeowners Paul and Judy Cook called on the talents of Andrea Eskola, an Allied member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), who serves as head designer for Kitchen & Bath Concepts in Little Rock, Arkansas[...]

Showcasing NWA’s Splendid Shelters

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This June 19 through 21, more than 2,000 people will tour the 34 homes featured in this year’s Annual Parade of Homes, presented by the Northwest Arkansas Home Builders Association. Photographs courtesy of NWAHBA   Northwest Arkansas Home Builders Association (NWAHBA) was founded in 1960. Today the organization has 320 members and works “to serve[...]

Home: Tuscany with A Touch of Texas

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Photography by Janet Warlick   west Little Rock, Ark., home of Michael and Judy Shelley might be described in many ways. One way would be roomy. Including the roofed, outdoor living areas, the home covers about 8,000 square feet, not counting the garage. This spacious place is one of three homes built side-by-side by the Shelleys’ close friend, [...]

Dwell: Successful Showcase

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Arkansas’ first-ever Southern Living Custom Builder Program Showcase Home opened to great fanfare, and AY was proud to be a media sponsor for this project. This month, we share photographs of several of the light-filled rooms in this nearly 4,000-square-foot home. Photography by Janet Warlick   year, a number of Southern Living Custom Builder Prog[...]