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Better Homes & Gardens August 2005 Magazine Article: 1716 LOCUST

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1716 LOCUST

The only thing better than winning a prize is giving one. The entire Better Homes and Gardens staff felt that pleasure when we called one of the participants in our Better Home Better Living contest during a weekly meeting. Forty-some of us were gathered around our long conference table as we dialed up Darlene Graeser of Thousand Oaks, California, on a speaker phone. With everyone listening in, I explained to her who I was, who was with me on the line, and why we were all calling from our headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 2005 Magazine Article: August

Pages: 17, 18, 20, 22, 24

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August

Take your summertime party decorations and room decor into extra innings with accents inspired by America's favorite pastime.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 2005 Magazine Article: Sharing the fruits of labor

Pages: 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 34, 36

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Sharing the fruits of labor

Blueberries-- small, sweet, and innocuous-- are instruments of a profound life change for Ron and Lois Laurence. The couple's days are now long, filled with new challenges and experiences. One could hardly blame them if they never looked up from their work. But they do. "I've never noticed the moon like I notice it now," says Lois, who, at 63, sees the sky differently since she's been viewing it from the couple's Blueberry Bay Farm in Stratham, New Hampshire.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 2005 Magazine Article: CAN-DO COLOR TO THE RESCUE

Pages: 40, 42, 44, 46, 49

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CAN-DO COLOR TO THE RESCUE

A Kansas City-area homeowner relies on her keen eye for color to transform a tired ranch house into a vibrant showplace.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 2005 Magazine Article: Pairing prints

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Pairing prints

Old rules against mixing patterned fabrics are long gone, but there's an art to pulling it off. "You need enough diversity between the prints that it doesn't look too matchy-matchy," says designer Amy Butler (below), whose new Sunbloom fabrics feature motifs from oversize mums to dainty cherry blossoms.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 2005 Magazine Article: ASK THE EXPERT

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ASK THE EXPERT

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Better Homes & Gardens August 2005 Magazine Article: Winsome Windows

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Winsome Windows

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Better Homes & Gardens August 2005 Magazine Article: BOUQUETS WITH A FRESH FACE

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BOUQUETS WITH A FRESH FACE

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Better Homes & Gardens August 2005 Magazine Article: Put color to the test

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Put color to the test

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Better Homes & Gardens August 2005 Magazine Article: 1-2-3 ART

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1-2-3 ART

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Better Homes & Gardens August 2005 Magazine Article: Reviving ashtrays

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Reviving ashtrays

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Better Homes & Gardens August 2005 Magazine Article: Innovations

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Innovations

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Better Homes & Gardens August 2005 Magazine Article: DIALING UP THE WOW

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DIALING UP THE WOW

A Milwaukee couple remodels their small 1930s-era kitchen with old-world flavor and modern functionality.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 2005 Magazine Article: STAGING A MAKEOVER

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STAGING A MAKEOVER

A Baltimore couple revamps bit by bit and from back to front, to make their century-old house kid-safe and family friendly.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 2005 Magazine Article: A GARDEN TIMES TWO

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A GARDEN TIMES TWO

A Milwaukee-area couple put their heads together and worked hard to create a garden that is full of energy, creativity, and fun.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 2005 Magazine Article: A POOL THAT SOOTHES

Pages: 90, 92, 94, 95

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A POOL THAT SOOTHES

An Iowa couple removes an oversize deck and creates a private courtyard with a reflecting pool for its calming, cooling effects.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 2005 Magazine Article: FOLLOWING THE SUN

Pages: 98, 100, 102, 104, 105

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FOLLOWING THE SUN

A Cincinnati couple uses science and hard work to center their garden on the sun's path as it moves across their yard.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 2005 Magazine Article: ART MAKES A DIVINE GARDEN

Pages: 108, 110, 112, 113

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ART MAKES A DIVINE GARDEN

An artist turns a former churchyard into a lush garden with elements of paradise-- a perfect space for friends to gather for poetry, music, and wine.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 2005 Magazine Article: GARDEN GALLERY

Page: 114

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GARDEN GALLERY

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Better Homes & Gardens August 2005 Magazine Article: ROOM TO RELAX

Pages: 116, 118

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ROOM TO RELAX

Working with existing structures and plants, a do-it-yourself first-time homeowner turns a small backyard in St. Louis into a secluded refuge.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 2005 Magazine Article: REBLOOMING BEARDED IRIS

Page: 121

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REBLOOMING BEARDED IRIS

After putting on a spectacular show in June, the flamboyant reblooming iris grow and bloom again from late summer into fall, for magnificent autumn garden color. We partnered with White Flower Farm to develop two exclusive collections of reblooming tall bearded iris for your selection.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 2005 Magazine Article: On the Patio

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On the Patio

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Better Homes & Gardens August 2005 Magazine Article: Urban (e) Accents

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Urban (e) Accents

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Better Homes & Gardens August 2005 Magazine Article: A Versatile Mix

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A Versatile Mix

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Better Homes & Gardens August 2005 Magazine Article: Quick Chill

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Quick Chill

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Better Homes & Gardens August 2005 Magazine Article: Peachy Twist

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Peachy Twist

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Better Homes & Gardens August 2005 Magazine Article: Market Math

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Market Math

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Better Homes & Gardens August 2005 Magazine Article: Trays-ful of Ideas

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Trays-ful of Ideas

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Better Homes & Gardens August 2005 Magazine Article: Can't Be Beat!

Page: 128

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Can't Be Beat!

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Better Homes & Gardens August 2005 Magazine Article: Better Homes and Gardens Family Cook-Off

Pages: 130, 132, 134, 136

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Better Homes and Gardens Family Cook-Off

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Better Homes & Gardens August 2005 Magazine Article: Smarter back-to-school shopping

Pages: 146, 148

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Smarter back-to-school shopping

Make one of the biggest family spending events of the year easier on your wallet-- and your nerves. Try these shopping strategies now.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 2005 Magazine Article: EXPLORING YOUR family history

Pages: 150, 152, 154, 156

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EXPLORING YOUR family history

Take a journey to reconnect with your heritage. In the last of our three-part series, Better Homes and Gardens shows you how to tap those roots.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 2005 Magazine Article: WEATHERING THE storm

Pages: 164, 166, 167

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WEATHERING THE storm

Joining a neighborhood weather watch group is just one way you can protect family and friends from the wrath of Mother Nature.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 2005 Magazine Article: A Perfect Combination

Pages: 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176

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A Perfect Combination

There are do-it-yourself mavens-- and then there are Mitzi and Frank Lott. This powerhouse husband-and-wife team (she's a designer, he's a builder and engineer) not only designed every inch of their lakeside cottage near Cordele, Georgia, they sweated through pouring concrete, erecting walls, hammering in nails, and rolling on paint. So it's that much more rewarding for us to announce that their hard work paid off in a big way: Thanks to its blend of practicality, timeless style, and smart planning, we honored the Lotts' house as the grand prize winner in our 2004 Better Home Better Living contest.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 2005 Magazine Article: Color this garden Happy

Pages: 179, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184

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Color this garden Happy

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Better Homes & Gardens August 2005 Magazine Article: Building Character

Pages: 187, 188, 189, 190, 191, 192

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Building Character

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Better Homes & Gardens August 2005 Magazine Article: STEAK KNIVES

Page: 208

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STEAK KNIVES

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Better Homes & Gardens August 2005 Magazine Article: PASTRY ESSENTIALS

Page: 210

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PASTRY ESSENTIALS

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Better Homes & Gardens August 2005 Magazine Article: Keeping Bugs At Bay

Pages: 235, 237

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Keeping Bugs At Bay

Estimates put the number of bugs in the world at a million billion. Some summer days, it seems every one of them has decided to crash your picnic. Here's a guide to avoiding them when you can and treating their bites when you can't.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 2005 Magazine Article: CUT BREAST CANCER RISK

Page: 235

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CUT BREAST CANCER RISK

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Better Homes & Gardens August 2005 Magazine Article: Sunny Style

Pages: 237, 238

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Sunny Style

Sun hats are a classic sight at the beach, but dermatologists say they should be seen more in the garden, on the golf course, and at the playground too. That's because nearly 80 percent of all skin cancers first appear on the face and ears, says Dr. Martin A. Weinstock, chair of the American Cancer Society's Skin Cancer Advisory Group.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 2005 Magazine Article: THE RIGHT WAY TO APPLY DEET

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THE RIGHT WAY TO APPLY DEET

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Better Homes & Gardens August 2005 Magazine Article: CLEAN TEETH FOR BABY

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CLEAN TEETH FOR BABY

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Better Homes & Gardens August 2005 Magazine Article: Buzz LIGHT THE WAY

Page: 240

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Buzz LIGHT THE WAY

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Better Homes & Gardens August 2005 Magazine Article: Behind the Wheel Workouts

Pages: 240, 242, 243

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Behind the Wheel Workouts

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Better Homes & Gardens August 2005 Magazine Article: The Shopper's Mart

Page: 248

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The Shopper's Mart

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Better Homes & Gardens August 2005 Magazine Article: Games FOR THE ROAD

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Games FOR THE ROAD

My neighbor was loading the van for a family road trip. As I watched him there in the driveway, surrounded by the usual array of luggage and shopping bags, I saw he was also packing a small mountain of electronics-- headsets, video games, and DVDs. The van would serve as a mobile entertainment center for the trip, with each family member able to choose his own music, games, and movies. He proudly showed me the tiny video screens built into the back of the headrests.

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