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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: Between friends

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Between friends

Last December, our editors set aside two full days for a special occasion: the final judging of the Better Homes and Gardens Top 20 Contest. Our contest drew almost 6,000 entries from readers who built, improved, or decorated homes.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: yournewbhg.com

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yournewbhg.com

Our new weekly blogs take you behind the scenes and into the lives of our editors and contributors. Every day we'll feature an entertaining new topic in food, decorating, gardening, and remodeling.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: In February, we asked about your best Valentine's--and learned the secrets of timeless giving

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In February, we asked about your best Valentine's--and learned the secrets of timeless giving

FEBRUARY 14, 2006! The day we saw the sonogram of our long-awaited first child. That small grainy black-and-white photo will forever remain the most wonderful Valentine we could ever receive.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: May Flowers

Pages: 27, 28, 30, 32

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May Flowers

Vibrant blooms and garden gifts are the perfect way to say Happy Mother's Day or to brighten your home.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: Turn Tables

Pages: 36, 38, 40

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Turn Tables

Spin an unfinished table into a surface that sings with paint, stain, and home-store bling.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: For the Birds

Pages: 42, 44

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For the Birds

Transform an ordinary birdhouse into the swankest roost on the block using basic tools and trimmings from your yard.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: Armchair Traveler

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Armchair Traveler

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: Enlighten Me

Pages: 51, 52, 54, 56, 59

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Enlighten Me

How do you marry historic architecture and antique furniture with a casual, beachy aesthetic? Easy-- light walls, light fabrics, and an even lighter decorating touch.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: Fine Dining

Pages: 60, 62, 64, 66

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Fine Dining

This breakfast nook was missing a significant something: character. In a two-stage makeover, designer John Loecke takes it from famine to visual feast with new furniture, punchy color, and a few simple accessories.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: EYE CANDY

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EYE CANDY

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: ON THE SIDE

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ON THE SIDE

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: BOOK IT

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BOOK IT

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: STEAL THIS IDEA

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STEAL THIS IDEA

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: A LOVE OF LETTERS

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A LOVE OF LETTERS

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: Article

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: BONJOUR!

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BONJOUR!

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: Drawing on the Walls

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Drawing on the Walls

The look: Exotic Lite With a few swooshes and dabs of paint, a wallflower of a wall blooms with personality. In this bedroom, an Indian-inspired design and flowery color-free accessories invite sweet slumber.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: Laced Up

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Laced Up

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: TOP 20 CONTEST WINNERS

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TOP 20 CONTEST WINNERS

THANK YOU, READERS for entering our Better Homes and Gardens Top 20 Contest! We received nearly 6,000 submissions of remarkable home improvements. Here's a look at the category winners, each of whom received $1,000, and the grand prize winner, who won $25,000. Congratulations!

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: Quick-Change Artist

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Quick-Change Artist

Sylvie Oxman welcomes spring early this year, breathing new life into her living room.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: Farmhouse Fresh

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Farmhouse Fresh

A Texas couple with do-it-yourself attitude pull out all the stops for an open and stylish master bath.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: Be My Guest

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Be My Guest

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: Room to Play

Pages: 106, 108

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Room to Play

In a bright play space, there's room to spread out toys-- and a place to stash all at the end of the day.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: Q&A

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Q&A

What strategies take a playroom, bedroom, or nursery from a simple retreat to a truly special space? We asked designers who specialize in kid-approved rooms for their advice.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: Star Treatment

Pages: 112, 114, 115, 116

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Star Treatment

Dual-duty furniture and clever design tricks turn a 500-square-foot condo into a gracious and easy-to-live-in home.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: Self-Watering Planters

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Self-Watering Planters

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: Beauty Pots

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Beauty Pots

Beauty Pots Containers packed with colorful plants give this gardener more ways to express her style.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: Drama Queens

Pages: 128, 130, 132

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Drama Queens

Drama Queens With brilliant blooms, fancy foliage, and easy care, cannas take center stage in the garden.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: Late-Season Color

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Late-Season Color

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: SPRING SIX-PACKS

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SPRING SIX-PACKS

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: GET A GRIP

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GET A GRIP

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: DEER DON'T LIKE IT

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DEER DON'T LIKE IT

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: Article

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: GARDENERS ONLINE

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GARDENERS ONLINE

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: PRETTY BUGGY

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PRETTY BUGGY

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: LOAD UP

Page: 140

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LOAD UP

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: THIS MONTH IN THE GARDEN

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THIS MONTH IN THE GARDEN

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: Picture Perfect

Pages: 142, 144, 146, 148

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Picture Perfect

Picture Perfect With spade and paintbrush, a Vermont artist cultivates beautiful garden scenes.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: A Point of View

Pages: 150, 152, 154

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A Point of View

A couple of Georgia do-it-yourselfers create a garden retreat that's rich in detail.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: Rugged Beauties

Pages: 158, 160, 162

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Rugged Beauties

Outdoor fabrics are tough enough to take anything Mother Nature can dish out. But don't let that fool you-- the latest designs rival their interior counterparts in style and comfort. Here's a sampling of the softer side of garden living.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: The Desert Blooms

Pages: 166, 168, 169, 170

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The Desert Blooms

A Tucson couple finds that using drought-adapted plants makes desert gardening a breeze.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: Garden Sentiments

Pages: 172, 174, 177, 179

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Garden Sentiments

A family turns their garden into a collection of living memories.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: Cruising Along

Pages: 181, 182

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Cruising Along

Crank up the fun-- and turn heads-- pedaling around town on a cruiser bike.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: A Job Well Done

Pages: 184, 186, 187, 189

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A Job Well Done

There's more to work than earning money-- a lesson kids learn first at home, then on the job.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: Fixer-Up Funding

Pages: 190, 192, 193

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Fixer-Up Funding

Fixer-Up Funding With the right kind of financing, your dream renovation can become a beautiful reality. Our money expert tells you how.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: Canine Comfort

Pages: 194, 198

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Canine Comfort

Your tail-wagger deserves a tidy territory. Carve out a corner that gives your pooch something worth woofing about.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: Home Away From Home

Pages: 200, 202

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Home Away From Home

Swap your house or rent a houseboat or RV, and "home" becomes a getaway destination.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: Buy Yourself Some Time

Pages: 204, 206

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Buy Yourself Some Time

Finding something that actually saves you time is one of life's sublime moments. Our editors suggest 7 products to hasten chores and win back lost leisure.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: Milkin' It

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Milkin' It

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: Melissa's FAVOURITE

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Melissa's FAVOURITE

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: Best in Show

Pages: 217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227

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Best in Show

EVERY FAMILY LOOKING TO BUY or build a dream home wants to find a place that's affordable. But that's asking a lot in the San Francisco area. Joey and Mike McKay worried they were asking the impossible by also wishing for a level lot that would give their sons, Jack and Gage, a safe place to play. So the McKays' hearts skipped a beat when they saw an ad on Craigslist.org in 2003: "Creekside, sunny ... in Tamalpais Park."

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: Tropical Splash

Pages: 228, 229, 230, 231, 232, 233

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Tropical Splash

A CALIFORNIA COUPLE CREATES AN ISLAND PARADISE IN THE SUBURBS.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: Modern Heirloom

Pages: 234, 235, 236, 237

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Modern Heirloom

A NEW EAT-IN KITCHEN PROVES THAT OLD-FASHIONED COMFORT IS ALWAYS IN STYLE.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: Mother's Day Dessert

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Mother's Day Dessert

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: A SCOOP OF SPRING

Page: 264

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A SCOOP OF SPRING

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: TEA TIME WITH A TWIST

Page: 266

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TEA TIME WITH A TWIST

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: BAKER'S DELIGHT

Page: 266

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BAKER'S DELIGHT

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: SPOON-FED

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SPOON-FED

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Better Homes & Gardens May 2007 Magazine Article: I Did It!

Page: 308

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I Did It!

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