At Home in Central Illinois

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Arranging a festive display

Judy Edmundson's flower arrangements grace her ever-changing decor.

Story:Jodi Heckel

Photos:Heather Coit

A taste of Germany in Central Illinois

Bayern Stube serves authentic German food.

Story:Jodi Heckel

Photos:John Dixon

Explore decorating with maps

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

Story:Jodi Heckel

Photos:Vanda Bidwell

A labor of love

A Bloomington couple builds their dream house, with help from friends

Story:Jodi Heckel

Photos:Robin Scholz

Grow your own garlic

The garden offers more flavorful varieties than the grocery store.

Story:Sarah Lohman

Photos:Robin Scholz

Let there be cake

Two sisters add their own touch to desserts

Story:Travis Bean

Photos:John Dixon

Grilling season

Thinking beyond burgers and steaks

Story:Jodi Heckel

Photos:Heather Coit

Relaxing retreat

Homeowners change the look of their house with a wraparound porch

Story:Jodi Heckel

Photos:Heather Coit

House of the Week house plan

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

Photos:AP

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Prairie-style house on the prairie

An Arthur home is inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright's designs.

Story:Jodi Heckel

Photos:Heather Coit