May is a time of transition, especially in the garden. If you find it's still too cold to start yours, begin your plants indoors.     LET’S GET ROLLING: Take used toilet paper rolls and fill them halfway with potting soil. Place two or...
Open the window and let in that fresh South Dakota air this month. For days when the mercury rises above comfortable, follow these steps to keep the house feeling cool. SWITCH OUT YOUR OLD SHEETS FOR FRESH, COTTON SHEETS. This...
Hayley Ziegler and Heidi Teal are the owners of the two Cliff Avenue Greenhouse and Garden Centers in Sioux Falls. The sisters grew up with the business and watched it move from being in their backyard to actual stores....
“My dad thought I should throw a match through the window, to be honest,” said Dr. Rachel MK Headley. Headley, a scientist, author, speaker, and project leadership specialist had her (experienced) hands full. The entrepreneur, who owns Cobblestone Science, The...
Luckily, a brand new building, Lofts on Main, was wrapping construction just outside of downtown Brookings. The company, Brookings Built Green, approached the couple to be one of the very first tenants of the 23 studio/loft apartments, and they...

Cleaning Naturally

Want to do a little spring cleaning without harming the environment with all those synthetic materials? Try cleaning the natural way with these recipes. The Earth will thank you. All-purpose cleaner 2 cups water + ½ cup white vinegar +...
Have "buy a houseplant" on your to-do list for your home or office, but haven't gotten around to it? Don't put it off any longer, as the benefits of having more "green" in your surroundings pays off. Houseplants are good...

A Shiny Solution

Don’t forget your glassware when making your spring cleaning list. Instead of just throwing them in the dishwasher, use these simple solutions to make sure your glasses are spot-free. Denture Cleaning Tablets After dissolving a few in a sink full of...
When Lauren Neff saw a ranch-style home built in 1955 become available on the east side of Sioux Falls, she had to have it. The couple’s realtor had them look at three other homes, but the thought of the...
Photography by Elizabeth Lucille Photography Michael and Sydney Leonard knew their 1930s central Sioux Falls home would be a project. The carpet was old, the colors were dated, and the rooms felt claustrophobic. But for the couple, who both work...

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