Day

May 7, 2021
Upon setting foot in Living on Main in downtown Dubuque, it’s evident that owner Kris Gorton has a keen eye for what makes a space work well. Her philosophy? “A space has to be functional,” Gorton said. “But it can also be aesthetically beautiful. The two aren’t mutually exclusive. You don’t have to trade in...
Home. We’ve spent a lot of time there in the past year. It’s become the place where we not only live but also work, teach and, in some cases, spend our vacation days. The pandemic forced us to make those changes, but now that we’re slowly but surely inching toward normalcy, many people have found...
With spring brings certain colors. Perhaps yellow and lilac come to mind. These days, unexpected colors and pairings are considered modern and fresh. Many of the colors are warm surprises but on trend and modern. Here are some spring color tips: 1. Consider mustard tones instead of traditional pale shades of yellow. 2. Mix different...
The COVID-19 pandemic permanently evolved our definition of “home,” inspiring us to reconsider how we use and live in our spaces. For many, it’s no longer just the place where we relax and regroup at the end of the day. It’s also an office, day care, eatery, gym or classroom. Whether you’re looking to create...
As the saying goes, April showers bring May flowers, and if you want to get the most out of your buds, you’ll have to take the proper steps to carefully design your spring garden. If you haven’t started on your garden this season, it’s not too late. Garden Gate magazine says depending on the temperatures...
Whether you are looking for a new home, selling yours or just visiting open houses for the heck of it, it helps to understand real estate lingo. Here are some translations: New listing — owner confident; wait a few weeks. Owner transferred — owner nervous. Priced to sell — owner desperate. Nonconforming fourth bedroom —...
Kitchen upgrades make a huge impact. Not only do they have daily “good feeling” appeal for current homeowners, but they also can offer a great return on investment when it’s time to sell. They’ve also become an ideal gathering space for friends and families. It’s no surprise that kitchens were the second leading site of...
Warmer weather is a great time to experiment with color and add some boldness to your look. We know that pastels always are a go-to for spring, but why not step out of the box a little? Here are 4 super chic spring and summer color combos to try: 1. Hot pink + yellow Bold...
In my work, the topic of home often comes up. When I ask people what home is to them, I receive a rainbow of answers. Some tell me about their house and garden. Some tell me about their favorite home when they were a kid. Some say it is where their family is. Some say...
I am a child of water. My parents bought a cottage on Lake Michigan north of Milwaukee the year I was born. When I was 8, we were evacuated because of a seiche — a sudden shift in barometric pressure — tilting the surface of the lake, piling up water, threatening shoreline residences. It could...
Chances are you’ve spent more time in the kitchen this past year. And the COVID-19 cooking craze hasn’t only been about putting dinner on the table; it has been a great way to tune out and decompress from the stress of living through a pandemic. Now that you have (almost) perfected your sourdough, it’s time...
Spring has sprung, and gardeners are busy. But so is the local wildlife. Wildlife, in particular deer and rabbits, can raze a garden of vegetables or flowers in no time. And while gardeners rationally know animals are just trying to find sustenance, it’s frustrating when hours of hard work are diminished to nothing more than...
“Nature can bring you stillness, that is its gift to you.” — Tolle There is something about nature that touches the human spirit. From Hippocrates, The Buddha, Muir, Emerson and Tolle, there is enduring wisdom about the healing and restorative power that nature holds for us. Recent research has shown even more evidence of this...
Before you know it, summer will be in full swing. And even though the past year didn’t play out quite like parents might have expected, many will be looking for activities to keep their keep kids’ brains and bodies active once the school year wraps up. Here are a few ideas, with additional resources to...
With savings account rates at historic lows, many retirees and other savers are uncertain where to go to stretch their dollars while keeping their assets as safe as possible. Options include certificates of deposit, money market accounts, U.S. Treasury securities and fixed-deferred annuities. How do they compare? Here’s an overview Certificates of deposits (CDs): Issued...
Are you crafty? Do you like to build with your hands? We all have a creative side. It just shows in different ways. This past year my husband, John, found his hidden, creative talent — woodworking. He built me a standing desk, perfect for my height. Then, he created a quilt rack by reusing spindles...

Advertisement

Latest Issue

Subscribe Today!

Subscribe to our Monthly Magazine
Receive her Magazine in the mail on the first Friday of each month!
SUBSCRIBE

Latest Posts

On the road with Rover: Traveling with your pet
June 18, 2021
Get kids moving this summer
June 18, 2021
Compassionate Caregiving: The benefits of travel and leisure
June 18, 2021
Day trip adventures: A journey through the wine and beer of the tri-states
June 11, 2021
Food: Welcome grilling season with kebabs
June 11, 2021

Contact Us

Editorial Content
Megan Gloss, Features Editor
563-588-5638 megan.gloss@thmedia.com

Advertising Content
Theresa Leisen
563-588-5610 theresa.leisen@thmedia.com

Mailing Address
her: a magazine for women
P.O. Box 688
Dubuque, IA 52004-0688

A product of:

Advertisment

Her Magazines Newest Stories