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Big girl bedrooms

posted: 07/04/2015 1:57 a.m. Discuss

The bedroom of Stephanie Leake, a home-schooled 17-year-old in west Little Rock, couldn't be more different from the persistent image of a stereotypical teenager's bedroom.

In The Garden

posted: 07/04/2015 1:56 a.m. Discuss

Q Every year, I plant red potatoes in my garden and every year but this year they were red skinned and white inside. This year, they're purple skinned and purple inside. Can you tell me what caused this?

Personal Space

posted: 07/04/2015 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Yslan Hicks Where I live: In the midtown area of Little Rock, with my husband, writer Bill Jones, and our three geriatric cats, Lulu, Serena and Samantha.

Breaking ground

posted: 07/04/2015 1:53 a.m. Discuss

THIS MONTH We have had a taste of hot and dry weather, so watering is of paramount importance this month. From trees and shrubs, to annuals and perennials and fruits and vegetables, water is the most important factor for plant success.

Tools and Toys

posted: 07/04/2015 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Spbang Reusable Bag What's to love: A reusable dishwasher-safe food storage bag.

Otus the Head Cat: Early perk of fame included Morris' pawtograph

posted: 07/04/2015 1:50 a.m. Discuss

Note: Otus the Head Cat is on assignment, but as a historical curiosity left this column from Sept. 6, 1980, that appeared under the headline "Reviewing Morris' book gives tingle to Otus."

Car Talk

posted: 07/04/2015 1:48 a.m. Discuss

DEAR CAR TALK: I just became the proud owner of an adorable Nissan Rogue that my granddaughter has named Edgar. I live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Edgar came with new snow tires, and I really like the way they handle, with all the snow we get. But I would like your opinion on what to do with these tires now. Should I just keep using the snow tires year-round, and when they get worn down, get a good everyday tire? Or should I get summer tires and have them changed every spring and fall? Your opinion would be greatly appreciated.

White sofa? Secret's in the fabric

posted: 07/04/2015 1:48 a.m. Discuss

I love my white sofa and chairs. Not just during the summer but year-round. Every time someone new visits my house they always comment on how much they admire my decorative bravery and always follow up with, "I would love to someday have a white sofa but in my house it will never happen."

Getting that new look for less than a fortune

posted: 07/04/2015 1:47 a.m. Discuss

Isn't doing a teenager's room expensive? Not as expensive as some might think. It's a matter of re-purposing and thinking in terms of versatility.

Grow disease-free tomatoes by being vigilant in garden

posted: 07/04/2015 1:46 a.m. Discuss

Everyone knows homegrown tomatoes are the best. Summer isn't complete without them. But it has been challenging the last few seasons to grow disease-free plants.

Helpful Hints

posted: 07/04/2015 1:45 a.m. Discuss

DEAR READERS: Happy July Fourth to each of you. Please take a minute to think what July Fourth is really about. Yes, red, white and blue, hot dogs, hamburgers and fireworks. It's time for family and friends to get together. Play safe, be safe and have fun.

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 07/04/2015 1:45 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. Your powers of observation are heightened, and this helps you to enjoy yourself better and take advantage of opportunities. Your commitment to someone makes a life-changing difference. August brings home improvements. You'll be selling a high-ticket item in November. Your talents will be recognized and rewarded in 2016. Scorpio and Sagittarius people adore you.

On Christianity

posted: 07/04/2015 1:44 a.m. Discuss

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: I've come to the conclusion that our nation has become so immoral and godless that we can only expect God to judge us. It happened to nations in Old Testament times, so why not now?

Super Quiz: Title Roles

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1. The Terminator (1984)

Personal Space Northwest Arkansas

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Talya Boerner Where I live: Washington-Willow Historic District in Fayetteville

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