Recent and Featured Live Here Articles

  • Dock Around the Clock

    A look at everything from furniture to grills that make life on the dock work for the summer.

  • Cabin Life, Chapter Two

    A profile of an almost 100-year-old cabin converted into an updated cottage without losing the original charm and spirit.

  • Shoulder Season

    Tips for getting in shape for the paddling season.

  • Eat Purple for Your Health

    The healthy attributes of blueberries and many deep-hued and purple-hued foods results because they are teeming with antioxidants called anthocyanins.

  • Di’s 6 Tips for Lovely Lilies

    Di Rau, owner of Betsie River Centennial Lilly Farm, offers easy tips to make sure your lillies are gorgeous this year, inside and out.

  • Resources For: Drawing the Cottage Bath

    A list of the professionals who worked on to create a cottage-style bathroom in Petoskey including the builder, architect, kitchen designer, bath designer and tile supplier.

  • Resources For: The Symphonic House

    A list of the professionals who worked on the Symphonic House on Cathead Bay, designed by David Hanawalt for Jonathan and Anna Wege.

  • 3 Kitchen Must-Haves

    Three kitchen gadget must-haves.

  • Dressed Up Chairs

    How to dress up dining chairs with large men’s dress shirts.

  • Living in The Michigonian

    Renovation of an old stone house on Torch Lake.

  • New Life For Your Lilacs

    Instructions for pruning lilac bushes to bring them back to full bloom.

  • Resources For: Sun, Stucco and Style

    A list of the professionals who worked on a new home with sustainable style in Gaylord, including the architect, interior designer and carpet, tile and appliance suppliers.

  • Resources For: The Barefoot Victorian

    A list of the professionals who worked on the design and construction of a Victorian-style cottage in Bay Harbor near Petoskey.

  • The Next Cool Place

    A look at the real estate finds to be had in Elberta.

  • Interview with Traverse City's Pellet Stove Man

    John Richardson, Manager, Traverse Home and Hearth
    1151 W. South Airport Rd., Traverse City

  • Toasty Hues and Cool Designs

    Items from art to clothing to furniture that all share toasty hues and cool designs.

  • Build a Birch Log Mantel

    How to build a fireplace mantle out of birch logs.

  • A Garden State of Mind

    Several ways to bring style to your garden.

  • Birch Logs as Art

    Simple instructions for using birch logs to create an artistic accent.

  • Hearth Style and Stoves

    A sample of hearth furniture and style as well as a definition of the Rumford fireplace and three different pellet stoves.