Living the Country Life

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Create an atmosphere to remember with a rustic venue
Barn weddings are a hip trend for brides and grooms who want a rustic, beautiful setting. Years ago I went to a co-worker's wedding that was in a barn. The bride wore a simple dress, and carried...
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John and Marcia volk stand on the porch of their country home
John and Marcia Volk needed an escape from the city. Their Illinois country home gives them what the urban landscape can't--lots of wildlife, gardening space, and room to build a zip line course...
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Michelle assembles some of her cuttings into a bold flower arrangement
Michelle D'Arcy tells us how to create the best garden for flower arrangements--and how to assemble them once the blooming's done.
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Rob Smith makes a childhood hobby reality with his model railroad built on his 16-acre space in East Haddam, Connecticut.
Rob Smith is in a festive mood on this warm, sunny day in East Haddam, Connecticut. “I’ve been working on the railroad . . . “ he sings out, voice loud and clear. It is more than a...
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The Kohly's Columbia, Missouri home
Sherri and Matt Kohly brought their love of outdoor recreation and all things vintage with them to their Columbia, Missouri home. Original woodwork and a few contemporary additions mix perfectly in...
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Dewey and Marge Thompson with their view
Dewey and Marge Thompson's 38-acre bluff-top property is a sight to behold. From the spectacular view to blooming flowers to local artisan décor, this Ferryville, Wisconsin, home sets a...