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Gardening 101: Foxglove

Foxglove, <i>Digitalis:</i> “The Queen of Camelot”<p>Where would a cottage garden be without foxglove? Or the Tuileries, for that matter? And did we mention …

Honey Bees

DIY: Justine’s Haunted Hall

Decor-wise Halloween has never been my holiday. Christmas sparkle and Easter florals certainly inspire, but to me all those gravestones and ghouls …


Current Obsessions: Hello, Peonies

Yes, roses, we know you’re in bloom. (How could we miss you?) But you’re not the only kid on the block this week:<p>You’d think the lines to get into …

45 Classic Library Design Ideas

See the most stylish ways to stack treasured reads.<p>Whether your home is traditional, modern or somewhere in between, we've got the ultimate book-curation inspiration.

Interior Design

Hardscaping 101: Tree Stumps

It happens. Your long favored or ignored tree has to be removed. Disease, blocked views, size hazard, root damage, or just old age. The question …

Tag: DIY

How to Arrange Flowers Like a Frenchwoman: 8 Chic Techniques<p>by Annie Quigley<p>Landscaping 101: How to Kill Poison Ivy<p>by Michelle Slatalla<p>Recipe: A …

Our Favorite Cheesecake Recipes

Topping cheesecake with shimmering fruit is nothing new, but we spun this one in a fresh direction by swapping out the expected cherries for ruby-red rhubarb-raspberry gelee.

Size A Generator | Hurricane Preparedness - Consumer Reports News

Home Depot sells a lot of things that you need to prepare for a hurricane or to clean up afterwards but this Saturday it’s giving away something for …

How much is your coin collection worth? Here´s the appraisal - Consumer Reports

<b>Q.</b> We need to determine the value of a modest collection of coins from my mother’s estate. How significant is an appraiser’s membership in the ANA?</i> …

Best Time to Buy Things - Consumer Reports

How To Determine Tax On Sale Of Gifted Stock | Taxes - Consumer Reports News

<b>Q:</b> My father gifted me some stock that I sold this year. How do I account for this on my taxes? <i>—R.C., Brooklyn, N.Y.</i><p><b>A:</b> First, for tax purposes you'll …

Advice for creating your home's story --> "Never have anything in your home that you don’t absolutely love."

How to decide when and where to hold a garage sale -->

Cookies, Cookies, Cookies

Floods of Inspiration: Rainy-Day Decor and Style Ideas

So your spring cleaning’s done, but the season's wet weather isn't. Don’t let a rainy day dampen your mood -- or your home. These decorative ideas and cleaning tips will keep you sparkling on all fronts, no matter the forecast.<p>Glossy enamel paint transforms a basic bucket into a stylish statement. …

Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

Baking, simplified: One pan and two steps create this soft, gooey, giant cookie.