Author Archives: Chicz

Look stunning this school year

By Courtney Bitzan This school year, liven up your wardrobe and make a good impression on your classmates and teachers. Here are some ideas to help you design the closet of your dreams: PANTS: Patterned pants are a must this … Continue reading

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Got a treasure? Stash it in a book safe!

By Jessica Sly Do you like to read? Do you have lots of little knick-knacks that need a place to go? Try making a book safe! It could be used for stashing items or as a carrying case for a … Continue reading

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Me thyme

By Crystal Dey Take a moment in time to experience a perfect pairing of pears and thyme in an autumn infusion. Usually apple is the featured fall drink, but this season, the fruit is sharing the spotlight with another fleshy … Continue reading

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Five tips for appreciating a good glass of vino

By Al Edenloff If you’re looking for a way to “de-stress” after a hectic work week, try a glass or two of wine. Now we’re not suggesting that you start gulping through entire bottles by yourself. The key here is … Continue reading

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Desserts for one

By Lori Mork Do you ever just NEED something sweet but don’t want to end up with an entire dessert in your home? Here are a few single-serve desserts for those times you wish to indulge. Single Serving Deep Dish … Continue reading

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Tips for fall mums

By Karla Mikkelson Also known as: Chrysanthemums Botanical name: Dendranthema x grandiflora. Available in: Many colors, sizes and shapes. Maintenance: Low maintenance. Keep in containers or grow in beds. Drought resistant and generally disease-free. Planting: Late August to September. Full sun preferred. Half … Continue reading

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Mealtime in no time!

By Marsha Franzen Check out all the new technology in ranges and ovens, making cooking and baking a lot easier, faster and more fun! DOUBLE OVEN RANGES: Both ovens are big enough to cook up to a 28-pound turkey or … Continue reading

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Turn your home into a personal sanctuary

By Lori Mork Each day, our lives seem a little more hectic, making us long for the comfort of our homes. Here are a few ideas to help turn your home into a personal sanctuary: CALM HIDEAWAYS. Create a quiet … Continue reading

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Wild animals don’t always make good pets

By Dr. Florian Ledermann This time of year, it is not unusual to find injured or abandoned wild animals in our yards or fields near our dwellings. These animals are subject to the same risks that humans are in their … Continue reading

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A guyz perspective: The chores can wait

By Eric Morken A light breeze and warm, sunny skies made for a perfect day for baseball on May 27. Osakis had one of the better teams in the area this spring and opened up the section playoffs that day. … Continue reading

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