Category archives: Home & Garden

Women Build Week

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Habitat for Humanity of Central Arkansas is proud to participate in Habitat for Humanity’s 10th annual National Women Build Week, from May 6-13. We invite Central Arkansas women to devote at least one day to help repair a home for a local single mother. Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program recruits, educates and inspires women to build and advocate for[...]

Butterfly Gardening

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Asclepias (Butterfly Weed) is the 2017 Perennial Plant of the Year, chosen by the national Perennial Plant Association! Every year, a notable perennial comes into focus and this years’ selection is surely one to include in the garden! All information provided by The Good Earth Garden Center, voted the most revolutionary garden center in America! There [...]

Spring Renovation Guide

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Our magazine is about homes each and every month. You’ll find some of Arkansas’ most beautiful places to live within each issue as we provide readers with a showcase of ideas and possibilities they can make their own. We're happy to present the AY 2017 Home Improvement and Remodeling Guide. It’s purpose—to serve as the state’s first and most useful referenc[...]

Dream Home

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ome, garden and lifestyle guru, Chris Olsen, has found his dream home in the historic Park Hill neighborhood of North Little Rock. He’s named it after Park Hill’s original name – “Edgemont.” When Olsen spotted the grand Spanish Colonial home – with quite the storied past – on Skyline, he wasn’t actively seeking a new place to dwell. “We weren’t even loo[...]

For the Love of Eggs

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ou don’t have to have 40 acres and a mule anymore to be a homesteader. Now it’s as simple as growing your own herbs in a windowsill or small garden. As more and more people desire a connection to what they are putting in and on their bodies, a new trend has emerged—modern homesteading. This way of life can range from living completely off the grid to put[...]

How To Create A Stunning Combination Planter

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Creating a great combination planter seems simple; pick a bunch of plants that you like and put them together, right? Yes…and no. Here are some tips on creating some great mixed planters, including some very winning combinations! If you already have a container to plant in, measure it before you go shopping. If you don’t have a planter, consider what styl[...]

Dreaming of Spring - Tips on planning for the Spring Season

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While the subtle colors of winter can be appreciated, most of us long for spring. To open a fresh bag of potting soil, and to sink your hands in the coolness, and bring a handful up to breathe in the rich smell of earth is just heaven. What are your dreams? What did you want to do last season, and didn’t get finished? Or were you overwhelmed with the millio[...]

Relaxing At Home Along The River Trail

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By Autumn Jacob :: Photography By Jamison Mosley Harmonious Living home along the Arkansas River Trail is the perfect setting to sit back, relax, and take in the view for Ashley and Brett Russell. The riverfront location provides the perfect setting for their well-curated home, as Ashley adds, “we’ve always been in North Little Rock.” Thei[...]

Sharing My Favorite Southern Gardens

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By P. Allen Smith ’ve been fortunate enough to visit the gardens of far-flung locales, across oceans and continents, but the Southern garden speaks to my soul unlike any other. Botanical gardens are wonderful for inspiration, as well as for discovering which flowers, shrubs and trees resonate with your personal aesthetic. The United States has a bounty [...]

Revisiting A "Southern Living" Home

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By Autumn Jacob :: Photography by Jay Smithwick and Jason Masters AY magazine looks back at Arkansas’ first-ever Southern Living Idea House on its 10th Anniversary   hen thinking of Hot Springs, visions of horse racing, boating, and historic bathhouses come to mind. Add to that list the place that’s home to the first Southern Living Idea House [...]