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Better Homes and Gardens April 2014

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between friends

Live in Color Our annual Color Issue starts with the simple premise that we can all use a little more color in our lives—in our outfits, in our outlook, and always, always in our living spaces. That’s certainly true for me. A few months ago, in the throes of our winter deep freeze, I took a look at the snow on the ground and headed to the grocery store for a pot of very tall, very yellow daffodils to set on a table by the windows. It was both an instant mood lift and a creative springboard. Before long, I found myself in the bedroom, staring at the neutral walls and wondering: What would a little fresh color do here, too? This issue brings you the colors, the combinations, and the clever ideas…

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bhg.com

Win $25,000 to Add Color to Your Home Enter our sweepstakes daily for the chance to win a cash prize of $25,000 to redecorate your home with color! See details on page 189. Enter at BHG.com/WinColor Curb appeal made easy FRONT-DOOR FACELIFT Give your front door a traffic-stopping makeover. Take our fun quiz to find your style and get customized tips to create a focal-point entry. BHG.com/FrontDoor MAKE A GREAT IMPRESSION Want to be the best-looking home on the block? Ease the transition from the street to your front steps with these exclusive, easy-to-achieve ideas. BHG.com/BoostAppeal REFRESH WITH COLOR Don’t let a drab color scheme leave your exterior feeling flat. Try new paint colors and discover the perfect palette for your home with our easy online tool. BHG.com/ExteriorColor Blog we love TWOPEASANDTHEIRPOD.COM COOKING COUPLE Maria and Josh Lichty have always loved…

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painterly party

Gather your girlfriends, grab some paint supplies, and get to work creating a masterpiece. The bonus? Guests go home with one-of-a-kind artwork to remember the day. Free party kit Visit BHG.com/ArtParty for a free planning checklist, simple still-life inspiration, and tasty recipes. Party planner • Set out art supplies for each guest: a small easel, a canvas, paintbrushes, a paper plate or palette for mixing colors, and a rag. Put paints, pencils, and jars of water for rinsing in the middle of the table to share. • Set up a still life in a central location so everyone can see. Choose something simple and colorful to appeal to varying skill levels. • Don’t forget to take a photo of everyone with their finished artwork! BRUSHSTROKES A plain canvas-covered sketchbook lets guests practice before they paint and is a…

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april

MOMENTS TO MAKE AND THINGS TO DO The real deal We’re packing extra tissues for the April 16 release of Heaven Is for Real, the movie based on 4-year-old Colton Burpo’s account of his life-altering experience during an emergency operation. Greg Kinnear stars as the doting dad to the phenomenal preschooler. Swatch out Before you commit—to a paint color or even a new dress—check out Colorstrology, ($19.95; quirkbooks.com) to see if it’s a perfect match. The just-reissued reference aligns Pantone pigments, personality traits, and days of the year. Spice up April events with fiery Cayenne, the color of the month. Pass the mic Hit a high note during National Karaoke Week, April 20–26. As if we need more reasons to belt out a ballad like Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’”: Group sing-alongs are scientifically proven to elevate…

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dish fulfillment

Forget the soufflé—turn that casserole into a happy little basket of spring pretties for the table. WHAT’S YOUR HANDLE? Seasonal vines and bendable branches, like these pussy willows, turn into attractive trimming. MAKE IT Cut floral foam to fit dish, soak until moist, and set in the dish. Cut tulip stems so that the bottoms of the blooms sit just below the top of the dish. Use an unsharpened pencil to bore holes in the foam for the stems, then pack tulips tightly to create a pavé effect. For the handle, loosely twist two or more branches together, securing the ends with floral wire, and insert into the dish. Finish with a colorful burst of ranunculus, daffodils, or other small blooms.…

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st. louis

The city continues to be a gateway for unique ideas and tasty trends. aka: The Lou Population: 318,172 Ice makers: The 1904 World’s Fair here helped popularize ice cream cones and iced tea. Sweet! Sauced up: More barbecue sauce is consumed here than in any other U.S. city. BOWOOD FARMS A former warehouse turned greenhouse features a curated home and garden shop, a café, and a guaranteed sea of blooms, no matter what time of year. They back every blossom with a guarantee, and online gardening tip sheets are just a click away. bowoodfarms.com THIRD DEGREE GLASS FACTORY Part event space, part gallery, this is the local source for fine, fragile art. Every third Friday, doors open for tours and demos, along with yummy locavore offerings from popular food trucks. For those looking for a…