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Vicki Norris – Home Organizer Extraordinnaire

Vicki Norris, owner of professional organizing company Restoring Order, has a shock of blond curly hair and a laugh that can’t be ignored. She may be small in stature, but her ideas are powerful. Norris’s appearance at the 2010 Lane County Home Improvement Show was met with such enthusiasm that she’s been invited to give […]

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Santa Collectibles are ‘Snow’ Joke

In today’s Christmas celebrations, Santa Claus is a jolly, round, white-bearded figure symbolic of joyful giving. But he wasn’t always this friendly. Shelley Maynard, owner of Pewter Rabbit Antiques in Eugene, has a circa 1910 postcard with Saint Nick holding a switch, to whip you if you weren’t good. “That’s where the ‘naughty or nice’ […]

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Over-the-Top Countertops

For a durable countertop, granite fits the bill. But so do alternative materials off the beaten path, including exotic natural stones, wood slabs and even man-made laminated papers. The Novak family, for one, wanted something unusual when choosing countertops for their country home’s hardworking kitchen and recreation room.

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