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Porch Swing – Josie Mickey Porch swings are one of my favorite things. My admiration stems from time spent swinging on the porch with my pappy in Biglerville, Pennsylvania, watching the rare car drive by his house. Since then, swings have been part of my home. When my dreams for a new house became a […]

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Getting Back to Simple: Resources

Defeating the excess clutter in our lives. by Jennifer Truesdale and Jen Wilson Take the 40 Bags in 40 Days Challenge Since 2011, WhiteHouseBlackShutters.com blogger Ann Marie Heasley has embarked on a unique uncluttering challenge that continues to grow in popularity. Running each spring, she (along with her thousands of readers) commits to removing one […]

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Columbia’s Fixer Uppers: Cruz Chavez

Local artisans breathe new life into outdated projects. by Brandon Hoops, photos by Keith Borgmeyer CRUZ CHAVEZ At age 22, Cruz Chavez walked away from medical school at MU and took a framing job he found on Craigslist. He was tired of hearing the laments of people who regretted chasing a nice paycheck instead of […]

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CYSK: Tim and Nikki Kuchta

Tim and Nikki Kuchta partner at work and home. How did you meet?   Nikki and Tim: We met at Mount Marty College in Yankton, South Dakota. We both transferred there the same year — Tim to play baseball and me to play basketball. How long have you been together?   N and T: We have been […]

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Columbia’s Fixer Uppers

Local artisans breathe new life into outdated projects. by Brandon Hoops, photos by Keith Borgmeyer, staged by Anne Tuckley JOE GREAVES Joe Greaves’ passion for redeveloping distressed properties in Columbia started as a side project for a young father with a full-time job. After Joe made his first redevelopment deal, in 1995, he had to […]

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Columbia’s Fixer Uppers: Cruz Chavez

Local artisans breathe new life into outdated projects. by Brandon Hoops, photos by Keith Borgmeyer CRUZ CHAVEZ At age 22, Cruz Chavez walked away...

Columbia’s Fixer Uppers

Local artisans breathe new life into outdated projects. by Brandon Hoops, photos by Keith Borgmeyer, staged by Anne Tuckley JOE GREAVES Joe Greaves’ passion...

DIY & Debt-Free

Local couple doubles the size of their house with cash. by Jordan Milne, photos by Anthony Jinson When Tony Rigdon first started house hunting...

Columbia’s Fixer Uppers: Debby Cook

Local artisans breathe new life into outdated projects. by Brandon Hoops, photos by Keith Borgmeyer Debby Cook Debby Cook has always been drawn to...

Life After Birth

Supporting those with postpartum depression. By Anna Comfort When Tim Davis first held his newborn granddaughter, he was entranced. “I don’t ever remember being...