Homes

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Equinox House was built to test environmentally friendly technologies and provide a healthful home

Artist Jerry Savage built his rural Sidney home to display his collection of artwork, including his own.

An elegant University Avenue home features fine craftsmanship.

An addition provides beauty and efficiency in new kitchen, bathrooms.

This Tuscola home is known for its outdoor light display.

Dining

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Authentic Mexican dishes, margaritas a specialty at Fiesta Cafe.

Bayern Stube serves authentic German food.

Two sisters add their own touch to desserts

Thinking beyond burgers and steaks

A focus on eating more healthfully

Gardens

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Jim Bier created a garden modeled on those he's admired in Japan.

Sandra and David Lampert have filled their property with trees, shade plants, and annual and perennial flowers.

Margaret Dillon grows colorful flowers she loves that are easy to care for.

The garden offers more flavorful varieties than the grocery store.

Kay Gilliland's Savoy garden is filled with perennials and decorative items.

Artists

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Jerry Savage aims to comment on social issues with his paintings and sculpture.

The costumes for the annual production of "The Nutcracker" are a visual treat.

Photographer's work shows beauty of Central Illinois

Milliner creates bonnet with frills upon it for Derby-goers.

Hua Nian persevered in her love of art, from her childhood in China to making and teaching art today.

Ideas

Ideas

A new showerhead lets you listen to your playlist in the shower.

Maps are a great way to decorate, and remember a great trip or a childhood home.

Homeowners change the look of their house with a wraparound porch

This striking home, Plan HMAFAPW00714, by Homeplans.com, offers tremendous curb appeal.

Blog

Designing a kitchen in five (not so) easy steps.

A love of food and budget-consciousness are competing factors in Amy's kitchen remodel.

Amy has a new appreciation for countertops, as her new concrete counters are installed.

Galvanized tubs make great planters.

A move to a new home prompts memories of what the old one meant to a family, their lives there literally marking the home.