Around the Home

Thinking about remodeling, making a craft, cooking a new dish, working on your garden, or training your pet? The Around the Home section has resources from house plans to appliance repair, training your pet, cooking, and so much more. Stop by to get your project off to a good start!

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The Best of British Baking

  Is anyone else watching The Great British Baking Show?*  It’s on PBS on Sunday nights and I’ve been obsessed for the past two months.  It’s just so very British – from the gorgeous estate where they set up the competition tent, to the Union Jack bunting everywhere, to the way they call cookies “biscuits” […]

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Get a Jump on Spring Gardening

While the weather keeps trying to fool us into believing spring is here, it’s probably not a good idea to trust winter not to pop back in. But if you’re getting gardening fever, I found out it’s a great time to start growing seeds indoors.

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The Kitchen of Your Dreams

Your kitchen should be one of the most organized places in your home. Nothing is more frustrating than trying to find that lid to the bowl you just poured the leftovers in, or that small shaker of ground cinnamon you could have swore you saw yesterday. Maybe you know where everything is but trying to […]

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Cookbook Reviews: Joy the Baker and Dorie Greenspan

Find out what cookbooks you need to check out from the Cooking Neighborhood at your library! This month you can read my reviews on Joy the Baker and Dorie Greenspan.

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Not Your Grandma’s Embroidery

People often think of embroidery as labor-intensive and old-fashioned. And it can be – if that’s what you want. But it doesn’t have to be.

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Grow with the Master Gardeners

Gear up for Spring by attending information-packed programs from the Shawnee County Extension Master Gardeners – at your library! Here is a glance at the various Master Gardener presentations this year at your library.

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