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Field Trip: Decorah’s Winter Playground

Photos from Frankie Schneckloth Whether you’re an Iowa native or a temporary resident, winter weather is something none of us can escape. As the mercury begins to drop in the...

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Brewfest 2016 set to showcase over 500 craft beers

Over 500+ craft beers to sample at Northside Oktoberfest on Saturday September 24. Remaining tickets are moving quickly! The 6th Annual Northside Oktoberfest will take place Saturday, Sept. 24 from...

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BrewFest at Oktoberfest ticket prices increase as of Sept. 1

Oktoberfest Northside -- Saturday, Sept. 24 BrewFest 12-3 p.m. The 21st Annual Iowa City BrewFest will take place Saturday, Sept. 24 from noon to 3 p.m. at Northside Oktoberfest, showcasing...

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Crafty: Step up your table presentation during cocktail hour with this easy cutting board project

This project requires untreated hardwood. Maple, walnut, cherry and hickory are nice tight-grained woods that work well for this project. They are high-density varieties that are not scored easily when...

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Block It Out: DIY Fabric Printing

Photos by Frankie Schneckloth Supplies Brayer (ink roller) Printmaking/linoleum block (found at art supply stores) Carving tools (found at art supply stores) Fabric printing ink Rolling pin Cardboard Paper Fabric...

The Best Damn Pie Crust
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LV Recommends: The best (seriously) pie crust

I’ve made my fair share of pies over the years, but until this summer, never had a great recipe for pie crust. I’ve borrowed recipes from friends and family and...

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Crafty: Spice up your lunchtime escapades with this homemade lunch bag project

Materials • 1 yard of sturdy fabric • Thread to match your fabric • Large button • Otter wax (available at otterwax.com) Dine in style: Dress up your lunchtime tote...

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Crafty: Plein-air picnic prep

Summer was made for outdoor picnics and barbecues. Sometimes an invitation arrives for an outdoor feast, other times the Iowa sky opens up and offers the perfect weather for eating...

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Crafty: Put a garden in your kitchen so you can dig in while you dig in

Just because you’re in a rental house or apartment with no lawn doesn’t mean you have to give up on gardening. With this planter box you can keep your...

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Crafty: Knot your average plant holder

Macramé is a knotting art that dates to the 13th century, and while it has been popular for a while, it is definitely having a moment. Hanging planters made from...

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Crafty: Decorate your patio with simple concrete projects

To make a planter, you’ll use dowels to create a negative space for your tiny plant and drainage holes. To make candleholders, you’ll use the aluminum holders from tealights. If...

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Crafty: Contain clutter while beautifying your space with rope baskets

Rope baskets are a great way to organize odds and ends on your desk, contain your jewelry or hold a potted plant. These rope baskets are easily assembled...

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Crafty: Spruce up your pillows in a few easy steps

If you’ve got basic sewing skills—meaning you can sew a straight line—you can tackle this project, no problem. With this easy pillowcase project, there are no zippers or hidden stitches,...

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Crafty: Butternut squash and sage give traditional pasta an autumnal edge

While there is nothing particularly difficult about the recipe itself--no fancy French techniques or special equipment--it does require a bit of time. You might feel...