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DECEMBER 2016

COMPLIMENTARY

2016

Yuletide Gift Guide


FROM THE EDITOR DESIGN&LIVING

Photo by Paul Flessland

Season STAGING THE

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efore I can set my mind on the upcoming holiday season, I have to backtrack a bit and simply say thank you. Thank you for every great moment the month of November sent our way. The first day of November allowed us to finally announce the winners of the Design & Living People's Choice Awards. These awards were our way of showing gratitude toward those that deserve more recognition in the construction industry. These are the people that have educated us, endured countless interviews and opened their doors to allow us to showcase the fruits of their efforts. In the home industry, it's not always easy convincing homeowners to allow cameras and thousands of curious eyes inside their personal space. But, over the past few years, thankfully we've found more and more homeowners willing to do just that for the sake of giving the industry the recognition they deserve. After our November issue debuted, assistant editor Devin Joubert and I set to work on the December issue,

shopping until we nearly dropped. Searching the inventory at over 30 local stores, we chose our favorite finds, then shopped one last time looking for the perfect items to graze our Christmas cover. We found a gorgeous reclaimed wood wall at Burlap Rustic Chic Boutique and we went to work spending hours staging the photo for the cover and inside spread. It's days like these that remind me of why I love coming to work. After our shopping extravaganza, we set out to finalize the details for our second annual People's Choice Awards social to celebrate and recognize our nominees. The event took place just one week before Thanksgiving at the Avalon Events Center in the stunning Roosevelt room with awards, food and drinks all around. This is where my big "thank you" comes in. Before the magazine reaches your coffee table, we start with a blank slate and a devoted team of people often working around the clock. Devin and I are just two pieces of the puzzle. It also takes a good leader, two photographers, a graphic designer for

ads and layout, multiple contributors, many copyeditors, sales consultants, a team of delivery people and a support staff willing to go the extra mile. Besides our team, we rely on the community's feedback and the business' support in order to thrive and keep this magazine free to the public. There's a lot that could and does go wrong–but somehow each month the chaos dissolves and a new issue emerges. So, before we head into the holidays and get immersed in the festivities, I want to sincerely thank the industry, our team and our readers for gifting us another wonderful year. We are forever grateful that so many people share their time, their talents and their life with us. Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season filled with the joy and gratitude of this year's blessings. Sincerely,

TRACY NICHOLSON Associate Publisher/ Editor tracy@spotlightmediafargo.com Photos by Jenny Johnson Photography

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2016

CONTENTS DESIGN&LIVING

DECEMBER

FEATURES

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2016 YULETIDE GIFT GUIDE

With temps dropping and the holidays nearing, Design & Living made it our mission to search out some of the area's best local shopping. From setting the table in style to warm accents and holiday charm, this guide will help keep your shopping smart and your dollars local.

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SEASONAL TIPS FOR HOLIDAY BLISS

We visited Hannah Leichtenberg and Steve Johnson of SCHEELS Home & Hardware at their latest Lunchbox Workshop to hear their secrets to setting the perfect holiday scene.

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MINT + BASIL

See inside Hope and Donny Goldammer's newest store, MINT + BASIL. Find out how this quaint kitchen boutique on Main Avenue in Downtown Fargo will add a fresh flavor to your day-to-day life.

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HOLIDAY PARTY CIRCUIT

Last December, Design & Living was invited into the homes of two area residents who love to entertain. This year, our readers are cordially invited to take a peek inside both holiday parties as we show you the stunning trees, the festive food and even a few elaborate gifts.

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HOMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Sponsored by NDSU Alpha Gamma Delta, Design & Living takes you inside the much anticipated Homes for the Holidays tour for charity. Featuring holiday decor by Julie Alin and Steven Johnson of SCHEELS Home & Hardware, this home is seasonal elegance at its finest.

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ON THE COVER

UPCOMING ISSUE

The December Design & Living cover was shot on location at Burlap Rustic Chic Boutique in South Fargo. We fell in love with the charming buffet and reclaimed wood wall from a barn in Rothsay, Minnesota, knowing it would be the perfect backdrop for fresh whole pine sprigs, fraiser, cedar and a variety of Scotch pine, courtesy of Baker Garden & Gift. We also featured a repurposed sweater pillow, antique door knobs, wool throw, bronze wire ball and black iron orb from Burlap Rustic Chic Boutique. Other items include a birch bark ornament ball and Nest Birchwood room spray from McNeal & Friends, reclaimed wood string art piece from Baker Garden & Gift, seasonal, handmade soap and decorative arrow bottles from The Red Silo, gold wish bone from designingwomen2, garnish dish from MINT + BASIL, as well as a string of silver metal lights from O'Day CachĂŠ.

As an ode to 2016, we'll be looking back at some of the most notable, local trends in interior and home design. After showing off our favorite spaces, we talked to some local designers to show us what's in store for 2017.

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DESIGN & LIVING DECEMBER 2016 Design & Living Magazine is a free publication distributed 12 times a year. Our mission is to showcase all that the Red River Valley has to offer in terms of interior design, architecture and landscaping; profiling the people that make these possible. We also strive to provide a quality and fun reading experience and improve the way of life in our community. The publication is mailed to homes across the US and has stand distribution throughout North Dakota and Minnesota.

PUBLISHER

Spotlight Media LLC

PRESIDENT

Mike Dragosavich

EDITORIAL DIRECTOR ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER

Andrew Jason Tracy Nicholson

DESIGN/LAYOUT

Sarah Geiger, Brittney Richter, Ryan Koehler

CONTRIBUTORS

Devin Joubert, Tracy Nicholson, Maria Bosak, Bryce Johnson, Trever Hill

COPY EDITORS ADMINISTRATION BUSINESS OPERATIONS MANAGER MARKETING/SALES

SOCIAL MEDIA PHOTOGRAPHY

DELIVERY

Erica Rapp, Andrew Jason, Devin Joubert Nicole Houseal

Heather Hemingway Tracy Nicholson, Paul Bougie, Paul Hoefer, Tank McNamara, Jenny Johnson Tracy Nicholson, Devin Joubert J. Alan Paul Photography, Paul Flessland, Devin Joubert, Laura Cramer, Morgan Schleif, Annette Berglund, Ecce Gallery, HBA of FM, Tracy Nicholson, Rachel Woodman, Eric Van Beek Mitch Rapp, Hal Ecker, Nolan Kaml

Design & Living is published 12 times a year by Spotlight Media LLC. Print quantity exceeds 22,000 per issue. Printed in the U.S.A.

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Design & Living does not necessarily endorse or agree with content of articles or advertising presented. Design & Living assumes no responsibility for unsolicited manuscripts or photographs. Send change of address information and other correspondence to: Spotlight Media Inc. 15 Broadway N, Suite 500 Fargo, ND 58102 or info@spotlightmediafargo.com


Meet Spotlight Media's Other Magazines

This month, Fargo Monthly takes a look back some of the great community highlights of 2016, from events and happenings to all of the new local businesses that opened their doors, for a year-end rewind.

What's a new basketball and wrestling facility without its stars? We go inside the men's and women's basketball teams to see if the Herd has enough star power to carry them atop the Summit League. The wrestling team enters its second year in the Big 12 and with their win over Iowa State, this up-and-coming program is ahead of schedule.

We met, interviewed and photographed hundreds of people this year, and each one of them brought something different to the conversation. Join us as we celebrate our first birthday and revisit all the great things that happened in Fargo business in 2016.

Spotlight Media is a publishing company out of Fargo. Learn more at spotlightmediafargo.com

MEET THE TEAM MIKE

TRACY

JESSE

RYLEE

BRITTNEY

NICOLE

BOUGIE

ERICA

BRADY

ANDREW

JOE

SARAH

PAUL

HEATHER

NATE

SAM

RYAN

JENNY

LAURA

TANK

DEVIN

PAUL

LUKE

ETHAN

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CONTRIBUTORS DESIGN&LIVING

MEET OUR CONTRIBUTORS At Design & Living, our goal is to create a publication that is just as much fun to read as it is to view. Here are the writers and contributors who so affably use their time and talents to tell a story and give our pages purpose.

BRYCE

DEVIN

MARIA

TREVER

Bryce Johnson is the HBA of F-M’s chief executive officer. She has been with the Association for 24 years. She and her husband, Wade, have three children and live in north Fargo.

Devin Joubert (pronounced "yo-bear") is the assistant editor for Design & Living. She enjoys telling people’s stories in a way that will reach off the page to touch her readers. Nature sanctuaries, uniquely-designed houses, elegant decor, gorgeous gardens and creative DIY projects are some of her favorite things. Every day, she collects brilliant ideas and inspiration for her future dream home.

Contributor Maria Bosak is the owner and creator of Eco Chic Boutique, which has retail locations in Fargo and Bismarck. Bosak is the founder of the Design Conference and Junk Market, a twice-a-year, two-day event featuring the best in repurposed furniture, vintage finds and unique handmade products in the Upper Midwest. She is highly sought-after for her expertise in painted furniture, vintage design and entrepreneurship. Bosak loves combing garage sales, auctions, estate sales and flea markets to find that unique piece that brings joy to your home without breaking the bank.

Trever Hill has been the owner of Trever Hill Design in Fargo since 2009. He was also the Specialty Shop Manager of Scheels Home & Hardware. Hill works on both residential and commercial projects around the FM and lakes areas. He has been a valuable contributor, and an award winning designer nominated in various local polls. Hill was recently awarded 'Best Interior Decorator' in Design & Living's People's Choice Awards in 2016.

JOHNSON

JOUBERT

Outside of work, she loves writing fiction, traveling with her husband and finding the magic in everyday life. Follow her adventures on lifewritingwanderlust. com and on instagram @devinljoubert.

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HBA EDITORIAL DESIGN&LIVING

By Bryce Johnson, HBA of F-M Executive Vice President

HBA presents honors at

Awards Gala & Annual Meeting

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HOME & GARDEN SHOW COMING SOON

he HBA of F-M is a volunteer-driven trade organization serving the home building industry and consisting of nearly 900 Builder, Associate and Affiliate members. At our October Awards Gala & Annual Meeting, we recognized members who go above and beyond for our Association and community:

Bryce Johnson is the HBA of F-M’s chief executive officer. She has been with the Association for 24 years.

Builder and Associate of the Year are our highest honors. Judged by a committee of past award winners and current staff, they are meant to recognize one outstanding Builder member and one outstanding Associate member for effort and work expended in the interest of his or her fellow members, Association and community. Congratulations to this year’s Builder of the Year winner, Tom Spaeth, Accent Contracting, and Associate of the Year winner, Dawn Cruff, Green Team Realty. Clay Dietrich presents the 2016 Builder of the Year Award to Tom Spaeth.

The BEAM Award was given to Dakota Construction of Fargo, Inc. BEAM stands for Builders Engaging Associate Members and the honor recognizes Builder members who exemplify the motto “it’s good business to do business with a member.” The team work that exists between Builders and their trade partners who are HBA of F-M members is vitally important.

Robin Swanson presents the 2016 Associate of the Year Award to Dawn Cruff.

Spike awards, recognizing members’ outstanding commitment to member recruitment and retention, went to the following: • Top New Spike was presented to Tracy Nicholson, Design & Living magazine, for recruiting and retaining enough members to move up a level in the Spike Club (a rewards and recognition system within the National Association of Home Builders). • Top Spike award was given to Todd Rasmussen, Valley Lights, for garnering the most Spike credits (given member recruitment and retention). • Top Recruiter Award was given to Robin Swanson, Superior Insurance, for recruiting the most new members.

The HBA of F-M promotes an environment in which members and their businesses can prosper.

Sylvia Lunski presents the BEAM Award to John Gunkelman.

A staff-selected honor, the Extra Mile Award went to Eric Miller, Capital Credit Union, and Trevor Odden, Stone Ridge Builders, Inc., because of volunteerism and willingness to work behind-the-scenes to assist the HBA staff and help make events happen. Due to outstanding volunteerism, two winners were named this year for the first time ever. Congratulations to all the winners. You deserve to be commended.

Aubrey Costello presents Spike Awards to Robin Swanson, Todd Rasmussen and Tracy Nicholson.

HOME & GARDEN SHOW

The Red River Valley Home & Garden Show will be here before we know it. Slated for Feb. 24-26 at the Fargodome, it will again feature more than 330 exhibitors, including the largest selection of home and garden exhibits in the region. This year’s show will feature workshops on DIY fails, as well as sessions with North Dakota State University’s BBQ Boot Camp and Bergeson Nurseries. If you are interested in exhibiting at the show or simply learning more, visit www.hbafm.com or contact Allison Weckman at (701) 232-5846, allisonw@hbafm.com.

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For more information contact: hbafm.com info@hbafm.com facebook.com/ HBAFargoMoorhead twitter.com/hbafm Blog: homebuildersassociation. areavoices.com


DeckThe Halls DIY DESIGN&LIVING

9 Tips To Help You Create A Warm & Inviting Christmas Atmosphere

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ave you ever struggled when decorating for the holidays? Hannah Leichtenberg and Steve Johnson of SCHEELS Home & Hardware shared their holiday decorating tips with Design & Living at their lunchbox seminar Here are just a few of their great tips on creating an atmosphere that you and your guests will be able to enjoy this Christmas. WRITTEN BY Devin Joubert | PHOTOS BY Paul Flessland

Hannah Leichtenberg Design Consultant

Steve Johnson Design Consultant

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DESIGN&LIVING DIY

TIP

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Decorate garlands and trees with lights before you add the ornaments so you won't have to restring the lights if you want to move ornaments.

TIP

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Use wire or pipe cleaners to fasten wreaths, swags, garlands or ornaments to the banister.

TIP

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Fasten decorative candle rings to your stair railings or banister and then run a garland through the candle rings.

TIP

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Put heirloom ornaments in a bowl with pine cones and lights. Showcase it on your ottoman.

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TIP

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If you still want to decorate but are trying to save money, pay more for a good tree and garlands so it’ll last you a long time. Then you can always purchase more as time goes by.

TIP

#6

For a dash of shimmer, hang an ornament from a lampshade.

TIP

#7

Do you have bigger ornaments that sit oddly because branches are in the way? If so, don’t be afraid to take some branches out. You can also do this to one side of the tree if you want to put it up against a corner of the wall.

TIP

#8

Ever thought of trying something different with your tree topper? Place some dogwood, birch or glittery twigs into the top of the tree.

TIP

#9

If you have flowers sitting out all year round, winterize them by adding an icicle flower pick.

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DIY DESIGN&LIVING

How To

Create The Perfect Holiday Centerpiece

Step 1

Step 2

Get some decorative balls, ornaments, pine cones and lights. You can really add anything that would look nice.

Arrange the loose objects in a decorative bowl, dish, long basket or tray of some sort.

Step 3

Step 4

Add candles.

String lights around the objects and viola! You have a gorgeous Christmas centerpiece for your table.

For more information, contact: SCHEELS HOME & HARDWARE Hannah Leichtenberg

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3202 13th Ave. S, Fargo 701-232-8903 scheelshomeandhardware.com


DESIGN&LIVING BOUTIQUE

Rusty Barn Junque Blessing People With Unique Antiques, Raw Junk and Refurbished Furniture

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hanyce Dahl of Rusty Barn Junque believes in building a home and life you can bless others with by creating an atmosphere fit for royalty. She does this by giving new life to unique antiques and furniture that were thrown out and then she blesses people with pieces to decorate their houses and lives with. Design & Living visited with Dahl as she prepared for her Christmas Boutique pop-up shop that was held last month at her home. BY Devin Joubert PHOTOS BY Paul Flessland

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When asked about the inspiration behind Rusty Barn Junque, Dahl said, “Rusty Barn Junque started because we actually do have a rusty barn. It is also a working barn since we have a few animals.” This was the third year of running the Christmas Boutique show in their house. Other shows are held outside, in the barn and in the “she” shed, which is complete with electricity.

The "She" Shed “When we first got this property in ‘91, that grainery was way back in the trees. We then started having some shows out here and, about a year ago Brian, (husband) and his family helped move the shed closer to the barn. Most of our shows are done out there, except for the Christmas Boutique,” said Dahl. How it all started Family and home life is important to Dahl. She has five children out of the house and one still at home. She also loves planning events and parties. Dahl said, “It all evolved with the Pinterest world. Because I like doing this, I’ll make 10 of these.” When she traveled to boutiques, she wondered if people would come to hers if she had one of her own.

The Christmas Boutique This year, there were about 155 shoppers and the Christmas Boutique was 80 percent sold out by noon. Shoppers came from across North Dakota and Minnesota.

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DESIGN&LIVING BOUTIQUE

Collector of Memories In a way, Dahl rescues people’s antiques and heirlooms to find new homes for them. “It is kind of sad. There will be an estate sale or someone dies, and then we come along and they are delighted that someone else is going to take it and love it,” Dahl said. Whenever Dahl hears someone say ‘Oh, I love it. I know exactly where I am going to put that,’ it makes her happy that it’s going to a good home and that it’ll bless them. If she knows a story that goes behind the item, she also tries to share that with them.

Wedding Goblets Dahl found a bunch of silver-plated goblets at a garage sale and discovered they were from someone’s wedding.

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Family & Home Once Dahl was preparing her house for the holidays and someone said to her, “You’re preparing like you are getting ready for the king and queen to come.” Dahl responded by saying, “Well, I kind of am because my family is the royal family. They are the most important people to us. To create an atmosphere that is a blessing to them is important to us. Our kids, over the years, brought their friends here and it’s been a place where we can honor and serve the Lord through our home. I’m a believer in Jesus and want people to be blessed.” When it comes to decorating, Dahl said, “A lot of people think decorating is just for show but it’s really when you just want to serve and show hospitality to be a blessing to other people. I feel like people should not just live an everyday life, but that they should live life every day. So that means the most of every day at your home, or at your job or someplace else, you should live life, every day.” Dahl’s Decorating Tip: Have things around you that you like and that you enjoy. It really doesn’t have to be what’s in fashion right now, but it has to be what makes you happy.

For more information, contact: Chanyce Dahl facebook.com/rustybarnjunque Spring Boutique will be held on May 5-6. Rusty Barn Merchandise can also be found at booth #58 at the Moorhead Antique Mall. 38

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String art, fresh pine sprigs of White Pine, Fraiser, Cedar and a variety of Scotch Pine and pinecones - courtesy of Baker Garden & Gift Wishbone - Merrythought Tabletop, Bronze wire sculpture - designingwomen2 Glass Trees and metallic lights - O'Day CachĂŠ Baby It's Cold Outside pillow, Mercury glass candle, porcelain birds, gingham napkin, Faux tree, Chevron blanket, Antique door knobs - Burlap Rustic Chic Boutique Gold decorative feathers, Nest room spray, Birch bark ornament - McNeal & Friends Garnish tray - MINT + BASIL Glass Arrow Bottles, Handmade Soap - The Honey B Soap Company - The Red Silo

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2016

Yuletide Gift Guide

With temps dropping and the holidays nearing, Design & Living hit the streets to search out some of the area's best local shopping. As our gift to you, this guide showcases holiday decor, home accents and unique ideas for a simple, stress-free and beautiful holiday season. From setting the table in style to warm accents and yuletide charm, use this guide to keep your shopping smart and your dollars local. BY Devin Joubert & Tracy Nicholson PHOTOS BY Paul Flessland

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Charm

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1. C'mon Baby, Light My Fire pillow, reversible plaid backing, Baker Garden & Gift 2. Snowflake string art, Baker Garden & Gift 3. Hammered Holiday Bells, Baker Garden & Gift 4. Magnetic card tree, Thea's Gs, includes eight magnetic buttons, c.lizzy's 5. Caroler lantern, 11" in red or black, McNeal & Friends 6. Countdown calendar, Baker Garden & Gift 42

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DESIGN&LIVING GIFT GUIDE

Mercury Glass Tea Light Votives O' Day Caché

Shimmer 3-inch Mirror Ornament HOM Furniture

Colette Paperie Card Eco Chic Boutique

Glass Christmas Tree O' Day Caché

Gingerbread houses Resin made with lighting Shotwell Floral

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1. Linen candy roll pillows, Shotwell Floral 2. Retro Santa Ornament, The Red Silo 3. Heritage Bundtlette Pan, Nordic Ware, MINT + BASIL 4. Wood wine bottle tags, Baker Garden & Gift 5. Birch ball ornament, McNeal & Friends 44

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Decorative Wire Display designingwomen2

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Snowflake Ornament Eco Chic Boutique

Handmade copper ornaments c.lizzy's 2016 Signature Holiday Collection c.lizzy's

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1. Falconara Metal Wall Hanging Candle, designingwomen2 2. Mercury glass antique bird ornament, McNeal & Friends 3. Holly & Berry pillow, Shotwell Floral 4. Thread wrapped twig tree, Burlap Rustic Chic Boutique

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DESIGN&LIVING GIFT GUIDE

A Perfectly

Rustic

Christmas

Need a tree re-design? Right now, Baker Garden & Gift has three beautiful tree designs on display: traditional, rustic and chrome. To simplify your decorating, we get up close and show you the perfect elements to create Baker's version of a rustic, yet perfectly refined Christmas tree.

Rustic & Refined

Baker's rustic elements include oversized, cut-out bark ornaments mixed with natural elements such as feather bulbs and bristle bears. To spruce up the rustic elements, Baker chose a few contrasting textures and colors such as metal quote plaques, metallic birds and vibrant multicolored bulbs.

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GIFT GUIDE DESIGN&LIVING Cooke Tavern Fireside Supper Bean soup mix, TAG bowl, Mistra Estates extra virgin olive oil, Jingle Bell bottle opener, Balsam pine tree and 'enjoy' cutting board with dipping bowl Shotwell Floral

Orange Glass Goblet Bushwick Kitchens MINT + BASIL

Linen napkins, Woodland dish towels, water hyacinth 72" runner, printed bowls, hammered mule and hanging mistletoe by TAG Scan Design

Moss Deer SCHEELS Home & Hardware

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the Table 2.

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1. Gold Pheasant accent plate, Grasslands Road, Baker Garden & Gift 2. Chocolate Bear Plate, TAG, Creative Kitchen 3. Le Creuset, Creative Kitchen 4. Peony salt & pepper shakers, Pomegranate, McNeal & Friends 5. Dishing up Minnesota cookbook, By Teresa Marrone, Baker Garden & Gift 6. Handmade cutting board, The Green Room 7. Polished aluminum nesting baskets, ice holder, John Richard, Northern Home Furniture & Design 51


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Nora Fleming oven safe serve ware with interchangeable, mini ceramic charms. "We love this stoneware by Nora Fleming. This is a new line to the Fargo area and they're safe for baking. You can buy the stoneware piece you want and purchase individual charms or buy the case of nine mini charms representing different holidays and times of the year. They're a great gift idea, if you know they have one of the pieces, you can gift them a new mini for every holiday. There are butter dishes, salt and pepper sets, tissue boxes, garnish dishes, pedestals, fruit bowls, bread trays and many other options. There are 84 different minis that can easily attach to any of the stoneware pieces." Claudia Koppelman, Shotwell Floral

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1. Cookut Homemade Whip Cream Kit, Shotwell Floral 2. Tid Bit plates, Burlap Rustic Chic Boutique 3. Basil in a bag kit, Urban Agriculture, Baker Garden & Gift 4. Ceramic Cookie Jar, HOM Furniture 5. Bison cutting board, epicurean usa, Creative Kitchen 6. 3-quart Turquoise Colander , Reston Lloyd, Creative Kitchen 53


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3 Dip Bowls on tray MINT + BASIL 4.

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Rachel Ray Highline Table & Chairs HOM Furniture

Measuring Cups TAG Zandbroz Variety

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1. Cast Iron Skillet, Finex Cast Iron Skillet, Creative Kitchen 2. Hand-painted rolling pin, HelensTable, MINT + BASIL 3. Be Kind, Share the Wine box holder, Baker Garden & Gift 4. Twig Teaspoons & Tablespoons, TAG, Zandbroz Variety 5. Bread/Cheese Board, Unglued 6. Juliska Firenze Medici Gold dessert plate, Emerson Pewter dinner plate, Simon Pearce flatware in Woodbury Graphite, McNeal & Friends 55


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Comfort & Joy

Luminara Candles

1.

"I love the Luminara Candles candle because it’s the flicker that won’t burn." Hannah Leichtenberg, SCHEELS Home & Hardware

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1. I Have Found The One My Soul Loves sign, Eco Chic Boutique 2. Mint & Basil Fern Candle, MINT + BASIL 3. Re-purposed sweater pillows, Burlap Rustic Chic Boutique 4. Cherry Wine Cabinet, Furniture For Less 5. Small book stand, The Green Room 56

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DESIGN&LIVING GIFT GUIDE

Throw Revere Espresso Signature Design by Ashley Ashley Furniture

Antique arm chair with white denim pillow, Custom slip-cover skirt and reupholstered top with hand-sewn denim pillow Burlap Rustic Chic Boutique

Baxle Jute Love Seat Ashley Furniture

Magnolia Home Pillows Eco Chic Boutique

Antique chest and mohair pom pom throw Chest is antique from Kindred, N.D., and mohair throw is by TAG Burlap Rustic Chic Boutique

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GIFT GUIDE DESIGN&LIVING Pillows Rizzy Home Ashley Furniture

Handmade Soap The Honey B Soap Company The Red Silo

Thankful And Blessed Decorative Tray The Red Silo

Wool Critter Ornaments Roost Zandbroz Variety

Mugs East of India Eco Chic Boutique

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DESIGN&LIVING GIFT GUIDE

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2.

Orchard Peach Tea - Piper & Leaf

3.

“What’s really nice is, if you brew it up and put a little cream in it, it warms your soul. Like an orange float. Or even put some ice cream in it." Hope Goldammer, MINT + BASIL

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1. Frasier Fir - Thymes Candle, Zandbroz Variety 2. Brassworks II Clock, designingwomen2 3. Blue velvet arm chair, Fisher, Walnut finish in Vance Indigo, Northern Home Furniture & Design 4. Mulled Cider Candle, Milkhouse Candles, Creative Kitchen 5. Brutallist Candle Holder, designingwomen2

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Greet

Your Guests

Looking for a little holiday curb appeal? We sat down with Phaidra Yunker, custom design specialist at Baker Garden & Gift, to see what makes an entrance pop for the holidays and have a lasting appeal for the rest of the snowy season.

Bring out the Greens

When the snow starts to fly, Yunker believes homeowners need to bring in a little green. "Some people ask for arrangements 12-feet tall, they have those massive, two or three-story entrances, so there's definitely something to be said about scaling the containers to match," she said.

"These are Spruce tree tops. In my opinion, what separates a good tree top from a bad tree top is mixed greens. So, I usually start with the Spruce tree tops and then add in mixed pine, white pine and different things like that. I do seminars on this as well. I like doing it, it's pretty free form. These are very heavy, we use topsoil instead of potting mix because it's a better medium to get the shapes that I want. A big arrangement like this might take me up to six hours or so. When I deliver them, I'll recommend they dump about five gallons of water on them right away. If that freezes solid, it's not going anywhere and will look good through March. I also do the summer containers, but I really love the winter containers because of how they look when they leave here and that's how they will look all season."

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"One of my first questions when I talk to a client is, do you want something that's holiday or do you want something that's winter? I tend to lean towards winter. It still works as holiday, but will be just as lovely in January. This wreath has winter elements and chevron ribbon versus sparkly ribbon. My personal aesthetic this year is leaning more toward natural elements. I like doing the glittery things, but I'm kind of liking more natural elements, a little more monochromatic and utilizing a lot of textures. The ribbons that I really like this year are the chevron you see in this wreath, also subtle greys, a good windowpane plaid in subtle red and green tones and even the brighter sparkly ribbons if they're done right."

If you love big, sparkly bows, Yunker suggests leaving the bow in through the holidays, then removing just the bow afterward for an arrangement that will look good all season long. Don't hurry to throw them if they start to turn colors. Yunker said this type of arrangement will still look great, even with the color change.

"Usually if I do arrangements for the front entrance of a home or business, I'll do two that are symmetrical. This is the kind of design that I'm really into right now. I've been doing some fun things with birch that's a little different than I've seen anywhere else."

Here are some of the elements that Phaidra uses in her winter arrangements: Protea - a flower from India or South Africa (red flower) Craspedia natural Billy Balls - yellow accent bulbs Port Orford Cedar - has little cones on it and is famous for its smell (long skinny greens) Western Red Cedar (branched out leaf-like greens) Giant Sugar Pinecones - wire wrap these around branches to place into large arrangements Lotus Pods Winterberry stems

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Pubs of Fargo Underbrush Gallery About You 2016, Oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches, Brittany Anderson Ecce Gallery

King and Queen 2016, Oil on canvas, 24 x 24 inches, Andrew Stark ecce gallery

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Marriage (and remodeling) is all about compromise. So when Tate stated, “I get to design MY bathroom.” I thought, “What the heck, he can’t mess it up that bad.” After all, it's his house too, and he should get a say in how it looks. Then I walked away and got some coffee since Tate had it all under control. This month, you get to see if Tate’s design skills are as good as his fishing skills.

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I’m happy to report that after ten years of marriage, I think we’ve got some common design styles, because Tate knocked it out of the park and I love it. What was once a baby blue 1978 powder room, with carpet and all, is now a slate-floored throne, fit for a king. (Pun intended.)

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After Tate's Must Haves Tate had a few “must-haves” when he started the process. First, there must be a window in a man bathroom. I didn’t ask specifics. I believe I understood, so I just left it alone and let him put in a window. The natural light is nice, but I think it was the fresh air he was going for.

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DESIGN&LIVING DIY Up to our Elbows Also on the list of must-have items was a deep sink that he could get his elbows down in. Well, did you know that bathroom sinks aren’t meant for elbows? Me either. After days of searching for a large bathroom sink, Tate decided to put a full-size kitchen sink in his bathroom. To add a little drama to the room, he made it black. I love it. Then came the faucet. He really wanted one of those fancy faucets that came out of the wall. They just look cool. So, to save some money, he ordered one online. We had it months in advance, which made us feel ahead of the game, but we also learned a valuable lesson. Always run your fancy faucets by your plumber. When it came time to actually install it, the plumber pointed out that it wasn’t really meant to be a wall mount faucet. So, what started out as us being ahead of schedule turned out to holding up the tile guy and the plumber for over two weeks. Lesson learned, always run things by your plumber and stay off the internet if you are a novice home remodeler...or a fisherman. In the end, we got this amazing Rohl Faucet from Ferguson and I must admit it sure adds some bling to this room.

Manly Rustic Since this bathroom is adjacent to the men’s guest room we featured two months ago, Tate kept with the same theme of a rustic wood ceiling. The original ceiling had a popcorn texture we wanted to do away with. We needed to punch some new holes for the hanging metal pendants, so finishing it off with planked wood seemed like a perfect solution and match for the style of the room. The vanity was custom built by Grain Designs and finished by me with Annie Sloan Dark wax. The warm brown color gives some warmth to the room and feels nice and manly without being too rustic.

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Once the room was finished, Tate let me come in and put a few finishing touches on the room, but I will admit the wood cut-out deer was picked out and hung by Tate and the vintage deer art above the towel rack was a “thoughtful” gift from a friend.

Get the Look: Vanity - Grain Designs Flooring and tile - Lowes Tile installation - Dave Meth, Tile Tech Plumbing installation - Joe’s Pluming Painting - Gene’s Painting Carpentry - Stacey, SJS Carpentry Faucet on sink - Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery Shower faucet - Home Depot Accessories - Eco Chic Boutique Vintage deer art - A thoughtful friend named Searle Swedlund Black pendant lights - Eco Chic Boutique

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A Work in Progress It is a great feeling to finally have finished all three bathrooms in the house. We couldn’t be happier with the progress we are making, but wish it could go faster. We are working with a budget in mind and whenever we push up against it, we pause and save up. I will admit that staying on budget is tough and we’ve had to push back the dates on the kitchen and dining room because we need to save some money. We love watching our house come to life, but don’t want it to become a financial burden and get ourselves in over our heads because we weren’t patient.

Stay Tuned The outside of the house got completed this summer and I can’t wait to show that to you as well. It may have to wait until spring because we want the before and after to have the same green grass and the new landscaping will look better if it's not covered with snow.

Want to connect with Maria? You can find her at Eco Chic boutique by calling 701-3566600 or by emailing her at maria@ILoveEcoChic.com to have her help you bring life to your rooms. You can also follow the #farmhouseproject on Instagram @ecochicboutique.

Until then, keep watching for updates on Instagram and Facebook. We love sharing this process with you and look forward to opportunities to help you with your remodeling, painting and decorating dreams.

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tepping outside of the box with this new build, Heritage Homes recently took their more contemporary Ashmore Plan to a cozy new, lodge-style level. To complete the warm and rustic appeal, Trever Hill Design complemented the textures with warm elements and seasonal dĂŠcor to make the free-standing fireplace the shining star.


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"Heritage Homes decided they wanted to do a home a little outside of the box," said Hill. "In doing this, they decided to build a modern-contemporary lodge. As you can see with the home and the furnishings I selected, the home has very clean and sharp lines you generally would find in a more contemporary home. The difference is that each piece has a rustic element to it that gives it that warm cozy feeling of a lodge."

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"THIS TAKE ON A MODERN LODGE WAS ONE OF OUR INSPIRATIONS. WE INTENTIONALLY SHOWCASED IT BECAUSE IT'S NOT WHAT YOU’D TYPICALLY SEE IN TOWN, BUT RATHER IN THE LAKES AREA." Steve Larson Sales Manager, Heritage Homes

"One of the game-changing elements in this home is the fireplace," said Hill. "I love this floating, free-standing fireplace, especially when you walk behind it to walk upstairs. It has such a grand feeling. When selecting the furnishings from Furniture Mart and Unclaimed Freight, I kept in mind the textured design features of the home. Every piece selected could be in a lodge or moved into a contemporary home with ease. Collectively, they all look more rustic together but each piece separately could be tossed into a contemporary house and feel right at home."

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Grey + Brown "Looking at the color palette, I quickly realized they really went for greys, but quite a bit of browns too," said Hill. "I have heard from people that they don’t believe they can mix brown and grey, but right here is a testament that you most definitely can. The sofa love seat is a mocha grey, it has a lot of grey in it, but it also has that warm brown tone."

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Warmth in the Details "The details are really unique, like this backsplash with Chicago brick," said Hill. "When I think about the style of a true lodge, I think lots of texture. Any place that you look in here is texture upon texture upon texture. For some reason, I hear from a lot of people that one of their favorite design elements in most homes is just that, they’ll say 'I love the texture,' or mainly the feeling of warmth they get from those elements." "Our team wanted to feature one of the many styles that can be built," said Steve Larson of Heritage Homes. "The public’s reaction has been great. We are always trying to be at the forefront of trends and innovations in the home industry. At Heritage Homes, we cater to those different styles and aesthetics. You can truly customize any of our plans to fit your wants, needs and inspirations.”

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Furniture - Unclaimed Freight, Furniture Mart Holiday and decor accessories - HomeGoods

For more information, contact: Trever Hill Design 701-715-3077 treverhilldesign@gmail.com treverhilldesign.com Heritage Homes 1815 38th St. S, Fargo 701-281-7184 heritagefargo.com

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even technology-inspired art wraps were installed onto utility boxes in Moorhead in October. Design & Living joined CenturyLink, The Arts Partnership and the Clean Slate Group to celebrate with the artists. Rachel Woodman, market development from CenturyLink, worked with Dayna Del Val, the director at The Arts Partnership, to create a contest where artists could submit their work for the possibility of being showcased on seven utility boxes in Moorhead. Once the winners were chosen, they got Eric Van Beek, Principal Partner at Clean Slate Group involved. Clean Slate Group focuses on beautifying the eyesores of society with Clean Slate Laminate. They’ve beautified cities in 17 states and almost 1,000 art wraps have been installed on utility boxes throughout the country so far. They not only make a neighborhood more colorful, but make it harder for graffitti artists to tag.

Timeknowlogy - Hanna Loegering Located near MSUM

HANNA LOEGERING, MSUM student, curated and created Timeknowlogy which was the first art wrap to be installed in Moorhead.

BY Devin Joubert | PHOTOS BY Paul Flessland, Rachel Woodman and Eric Van Beek

Bringing A Community Together With Local Art "CenturyLink works to connect communities with technology services. The utility boxes targeted for the project are seven of 53 in Moorhead that serve homes and businesses. Community and public art really brings together a community,” said Rachel Woodman from CenturyLink. “It’s something multiple people, no matter their background, can enjoy. ” 88

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Winning process Del Val connected Woodman with the right people in the city and also helped her find the artists. When asked about the contest and the winning process, Del Val said, "I think there were 27 (artists) all together. It was a simple application and an idea for a design. It was a great idea to get artists thinking about obvious public art. We helped them think of a stipend, which I’m really proud of, because I think it’s important for artists to get paid. They are also doing a great piece by highlighting each of the artists who are on the boxes."

Coordinators left to right DAYNA DEL VAL, Director at The Arts Partnership RACHEL WOODMAN, Market Development at CenturyLink ERIC VAN BEEK, Principal Partner at the Clean Slate Group

The Utility Box Art “We have the global license to this clean slate laminate. It’s graffiti resistant. It’ll wipe off with household cleaner,” said Van Beek. There are many utility boxes in the FM area. Del Val said, “I know that CenturyLink is talking about expanding this project. I’d love to see this move into Fargo and West Fargo. I hope it will continue and grow.”

For more information, contact: Rachel Woodman CenturyLink 605-339-6871 centurylink.com Eric Van Beek Clean Slate Group 406-530-9727 cleanslategroupus.com Dayna Del Val The Arts Partnership 701-237-6133 theartspartnership.net

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& Living magazine gathered together at the Ramada Plaza & Suites for one extraordinary day. Ready to give away the $500,000 home as part of the Designer Homes' "Giveaway of a Lifetime" event, one thousand finalists were invited to attend this extraordinary event. Out of those one thousand people, host Paul Bougie narrowed it down to just 30 individuals. After 28 failed attempts to turn the key and win the house, one Fargo resident stepped up to the door and slowly turned a key that would change her life forever.

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The Crystal Ballroom at the Ramada was brimming with people full of anticipation and sheer excitement. Over the course of two hours, thousands of dollars in gift cards were given away along with a beautiful, custom pool table. But what everyone was waiting for was the drawing of 30 names, offering a chance to pick a key and try their hand at the looming door located on stage. A few lucky kids in attendance even got to draw some of the finalists' names. After the drawing, the crowd watched anxiously as 30 nervous people approached the door ready to try their key. After every failed attempt, the finalists exited the stage, leaving visibly shaken by their near win.

A special guest appearance was made by the Gilbertson family. Michele Gilbertson had won the first home given away by Designer Homes just four years ago.

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To keep the crowd entertained, local band Lars and Joe Pony Show played on stage in between the drawings.

Marking the 29th key, Angela Skaff had watched 28 people attempt to open the door but to no avail. As the crowd of 1,000 went silent, she slowly turned the key, opening the door to a roaring applause. Standing in awe on the other side of the door, Skaff was without words and beyond grateful.

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ABOUT THE WINNER Skaff, an NDSU alumna, currently lives in West Fargo and is originally from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She now works at NDSU and is an entrepreneur on the side. Skaff is single with no kids and attended the giveaway event with a close friend. What field do you work in? "I currently work for the Department of Public Health in the College of Health Professions at NDSU. As an entrepreneur, I am part owner and lead designer for Integrity Studios, a Media and IT consulting company and I own AshĂŠ Ara, my start-up clothing design line." How does it feel to win a house? "It feels amazing, a real gift from God. This home is opening me to a life of seeing my dreams become a living reality where I can pursue all my passions and purposes. You just have no idea how this has forever changed my life, my legacy, my everything and I just am still in shock. God is good!" How many times did you register? "Actually, I got the email after the first time I registered. Then I registered online and went to the house later. I only went to the house once, and I wasn't sure I wanted to. I didn't want to get overly excited about it." What brought you to Fargo? "I went to school at NDSU and I found a church here, and that's why I'm here. I go to Latter Rain Ministries." Within minutes of arriving at the home, Skaff was greeted by hugs, tears and laughter from church friends who didn't hold back telling us how deserving Skaff was of this prize. Here are just a few of the things that her friends had to say: "She deserves this, she's a hard worker, she's educated. Every time she's doing anything at her job, she goes over and beyond." "She's a giver, a supporter. She helps anyone that's in need of help. She's been there for me and my family."

We heard you speak of a significance of the number 29, can you explain? "So, I was number 29 to try the key and Jeremiah 29:11 is the scripture that talks about, 'For I know the plans I have for you,' and that God has a plan for hope not to harm you. It's been a verse since I've been saved that stuck with me, so it's just significant." Who were the first people you called after you won? "My sister who was with my parents, my pastor and my apostle."

"About six years ago, she came from Sioux Falls, South Dakota and didn't have anywhere to go. She ended up living with me in my home. So she went from not having a home, basically homeless. I remember her saying that she even had to shower at the gym. It's taken steps, but she's come a long way." 97


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To find out what it's like after a major home giveaway, we asked president of Designer Homes Robert Leslie to give us the low down on how this process works.

have an estimated $300-$350,000 in the bank after taxes were paid. The winner makes that choice and whatever's best for them, we just help them."

What are the winner's options? Leslie: "We set the closing goal within seven days. So, that gives the winner time to contact their accountant or whoever does their taxes to find out the best way to do it so they're in the best position of how we convey the title to them. It gets conveyed free and clear, and there's no cost for the closing either, just so that it's in the best interest of the winner. So, the closing cost is covered by us.

What did Angela decide to do with the home? Leslie: "She's keeping it and we are so happy for her. She felt a connection with the house immediately. She had only gone to the house once, so I feel there's some sort of destiny there; as if God is telling her what to do. Even if she decides to sell it in a year or two, we have a market that's a win-win market that doesn't fluctuate a lot. It's a fair market that gives her the comfort level to stay there. She can live there now and decide to sell later and be able to profit from the sale and use that money towards something else in her life, should she choose."

"We have all of the title work prepared, so as soon as she is ready, we sign it over. It's as simple as that. We just want to make sure that it's being done the way that she wants it done. Taxes are due in March, so if she decided to keep it, she would take a mortgage for what the tax amount would be, which is usually 30 percent. Basically, she would be able to take a mortgage out for the percent owed and own a half a million dollar home for the mortgage of a $150$180,000 home. If she chose to sell, she'd

Have you done the closing yet? Leslie: "We had the closing and her parents were there, her pastor, some good friends, it was a really emotional time. Our Designer Homes team feels like we've really adopted a new family member. It's been an amazing experience getting to know her, she is a


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really great and deserving person. She's done so much for other people. The first time we did the giveaway four years ago, I prayed that someone would win that was deserving. It was clear that God's hand was on it when Michele Gilbertson won the house four years ago. This time, I wasn't as worried, God's hand was so tight on this that we just knew that he would provide another deserving person. Once again, it couldn't have gone to a better person." What does it feel like giving away a second home? Leslie: "It's just amazing. I think everybody felt the energy in that room, whether they won or they didn't. It's pretty amazing just to be a part of that experience and see it happen. Now we can start talking about the next one and saving up for the next four years to do it all over again."

THE WINNER'S PERSPECTIVE: AFTER THE GIVEAWAY "Since the giveaway, I have been launched into a new level with my walk with God and adulthood," said Skaff. "I have been learning so much as a first-time home owner, it's just been overwhelming and my patience have been tried and stretched in the process. This house, it's so much more than a house, more than a dollar amount and all the extravagant details so meticulously placed in the home. It's connected me to new people, brought about an increase in faith and encouragement among my loved ones, just for starters. It's simply been a miracle of God and a testament to His love for His children to go from not having a roof of my own over my head at a few points in my life, to my apartment and now to a home, and not just any kind of home. It came out of one effortless online registration from a post in my newsfeed on Facebook and out of all that registered, it was left to me, the 29th individual in line that day. The scripture, Jeremiah 29:11 is why I am keeping the house in a nutshell. This instantaneous gift, miracle, blessing, however you look at it, is nothing I was looking for and everything I have been looking for. This house puts me in a new realm of the abundant life and it has unlocked the very things I have petitioned and laid before the Lord to come forward."

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ust as mint and basil can be added to any recipe for a nice fresh flavor, the new store MINT + BASIL can add a special flavor to your day-to-day life. This quaint kitchen boutique was opened in October by Donny and Hope Goldammer, a dynamic local husband-and-wife duo.

Adding to the Destination of Downtown Whenever they travel, they love going to city downtowns to find the local boutiques. Donny Goldammer said, “The Duluth Kitchen Company was an inspiration. We thought, this needs to be in Fargo somewhere.� Donny Goldammer did most of the design and construction, while Hope Goldammer mainly curates the

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collection they carry in the store. When they were planning and creating the brand of MINT + BASIL, they ultimately wanted to add more to the destination of Downtown Fargo. Donny Goldammer said, “The more destinations, the more people come down here and the more the culture grows. We really felt this could be a good addition to that.”

MINT TIP Dice up some mint and add it to your hamburgers for a fresh flavor.

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Adding Love To It MINT + BASIL was created over the last two years. The Goldammers spent a lot of time developing their brand and going to trade shows. “I think what we thought the store would be in the beginning drastically changed to what it is today. Just because it really gave us more time to dissect what we wanted to bring in here and what type of companies and brands we want to be represented in the store. We do carry some bigger name brands that you can find other places," said Hope Goldammer. As time went by, Hope Goldammer found small vendors through Instagram. She said, “Like the jam line we have in, she actually hand letters each label. Attention to detail is what I really look for, too. It has so much more meaning to it than just being manufactured and a label slapped on it. It’s like some love is put into it.”

FUN FACT • Hope Goldammer’s two favorite herbs are the inspiration behind the name of their new store.

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MINT + BASIL Goes with Everything MINT + BASIL is definitely a place for everyone with their kitchen items, spiced salts, honeys and teas. Not only can you mix MINT + BASIL's products throughout the home, but they make unique gifts as well. Hope Goldammer said, “Another big thing for us was hitting the male demographic. We want to give men another reason to come downtown.” Support the culture you love to share with your family and friends while also finding a unique gift for family and friends this Christmas. If you can’t find certain things, spices or heirloom products, be sure to suggest items to Donny and Hope Goldammer.

BASIL TIP Give old-fashioned deviled eggs a fancy update by adding in fresh basil.

For more information about MINT + BASIL, contact: Donny & Hope Goldammer facebook.com/shopmintandbasil 714 Main Ave., Fargo

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GET DRESSED IN YOUR HOLIDAY BEST BECAUSE DESIGN & LIVING IS TAKING YOU OUT FOR A NIGHT ON THE TOWN, HOLIDAY STYLE. GO INSIDE TWO OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR HOLIDAY SOIREES YOU PROBABLY DIDN’T EVEN KNOW YOU WERE MISSING. WE ATE, WE DRANK AND LIVED IT UP IN THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS. BY TRACY NICHOLSON PHOTOS BY J. ALAN PAUL PHOTOGRAPHY AND TRACY NICHOLSON

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LAST YEAR, AN EXCLUSIVE INVITE BY RESIDENT MONTE JONES LED US TO HIS RIVERSIDE LOFT CONDO IN MOORHEAD FOR A TRIO OF PARTIES THAT HAS BECOME A TREASURED HOLIDAY TRADITION. WE WENT INSIDE THREE OF THE LOFTS TO SEE HOW THESE RESIDENTS OPEN THEIR DOORS ONCE A YEAR IN THE SPIRIT OF HOSTING A NEIGHBORLY CELEBRATION. PHOTOS BY J. ALAN PAUL PHOTOGRAPHY

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For the social’s food and drink, everyone does their own thing, offering a mix of festive cocktails and holiday traditions.

"We had a great mix of guests," said Jones. "Friends old and new and even some local celebrities. John and Emily Wheeler, our former neighbors, Jo and Birch Burdick and madame Mayor Williams. It's great fun."

With increasing interest by friends and neighbors to see inside their stunning third floor lofts, in 2013 three residents decided to unite their homes for a festive soiree. Monte Jones and Jerry Erbstoesser, Sue and Arnie Kuhn and Deedee Karls were each granted 50 invitations and the holiday fun hasn’t stopped since.

The first loft is the 1,750-square-foot home of Monte Jones and Jerry Erbstoesser. The couple moved here in 2010 and currently Jones is the acting Vice President of the building's association. As the only loft with a unique elevated kitchen, the space is the more elaborate of the trio with bold holiday colors of turquoise, purple and greens.

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For Monte and Jerry, this social requires plenty of wine, shrimp cocktail, a variety of Italian meats and cheeses, artichoke spinach dip, chocolates and puff pastries. "We all try to do something different, we don't want the same kind of food," said Erbstoesser. "He likes to cook, so he usually over-does it."

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The biggest of the lofts, at 1,900 square feet, is the home of Sue and Arnie Kuhn. They’ve lived in this unit for five years with Arnie Kuhn, a realtor for the past 40 years, acting as the current president of their building’s association. “When we all moved in, people were starting to get curious as to what the building looked like,” said Arnie Kuhn. “So, we thought, why don’t we just do a little holiday open house?”

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For the Kuhns, their menu is champagne and cocktails, and an array of holiday favorites.

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The third loft is the artistic home of Deedee Karls. Her home is the north unit of the building. “This building is Moorhead’s hidden little secret,” said Karls. "Deedee has been here two years and was one of the newer ones on the third floor.”

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For Karls’s menu, she offers a wonderful champagne punch along with classic snacks such as chips, dip, Alaskan salmon, sun-dried tomato spread, pulled BBQ pork, fruitcake and white chocolate Chex mix.

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Built in 2008, the condos reside in the former Ralph’s Corner location of Moorhead and overlook the Red River and Veteran’s Memorial Bridge between our two cities. The renaissance zone lofts were developed by the City of Moorhead and Mutchler Bartram Architects Pc, Kevin Bartram. Bartram also owns Northern Home Furniture, so for the residents, there were options for furniture or cabinets that could be included in ownership. All three of the residents are the original owners and have customized

the style to make it their own. Some of the more unique elements the building offers is two indoor parking spots, pine ceilings, brick walls and river view patios. “There are nine total and there hasn't been any that are resold,” said Jones. “The owners all seem very happy here. It’s a really neat building and very quiet. We’re right next to the tracks, but the building is so solid that we don’t hear it, it’s almost like just a nice hum. For us it’s just a reminder that there’s activity, that there’s life going on outside of here. “We love the building, It’s eclectic and everyone has pets,” said Sue Kuhn. “I like that there’s not a lot of rules.” “We all like each other. We help each other, whether it’s watering plants or watching pets,” said Jones. “It took us a little while to get used to this space. It’s a two bedroom, two bath unit. We came from a 3,000-square-foot, three-story, sixbedroom home.”

THE VIEW

“There were three things that sold us about this place, it was the ceiling, the brick walls, and this view,” said Jones. “We spend so much time on the balcony.” Their view happens to overlook the Red River on the Veterans Memorial Bridge between Fargo and Moorhead where Jones and Erbstoesser often enjoy lunch watching the river, fishermen and passing kayaks.

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DARRELL HANSEN HAS BEEN KNOWN TO HOST MULTIPLE HOLIDAY PARTIES, ONE FOR VENDORS, MEDIA AND FRIENDS AND ANOTHER SPECIFICALLY FOR EMPLOYEES OF HIS WEST FARGO BUSINESS, FURNITURE FOR LESS. HANSEN’S IDEA OF A PARTY MEANS DISPLAYING THE FINEST FOOD AND DRINK, A TOWERING TREE AND PRESENTS UNDERNEATH FOR ALL. SEE HOW HANSEN TAKES HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL AND SHOWS APPRECIATION FOR EVERYONE LUCKY ENOUGH TO CALL HIM A FRIEND, COLLEAGUE OR CLIENT. PHOTOS BY TRACY NICHOLSON

THE CATERERS

Jesse Kennedy has been catering Hansen’s parties for the last eight years and is well known for creating the concept for the late Scratch Deli and Altony’s in Moorhead. Kennedy met sushi master John Sugimura ten years ago at an event he was doing and was blown away by the quality. So, naturally, he contracted Sugimura to help create a spectacular holiday soiree.

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According to Sugimura, his pick for the party was a fourth-generation Darrell Hansen with party guests Cheryl spicy tuna on crispy rice with about 13 scrumptious ingredients. “This Carlson and Chuck Hoge. is Hawaiian tuna that was in the water a day and a half ago,” said Sugimura. “I picked up fish at the airport this morning at 5:30a.m., prepped and I was on the road by 9:30 a.m.”

THE DISPLAY

In the kitchen, guests are invited to watch Sugimura in action as he expertly prepares stunning sushi dishes. “Display is the whole picture, I’m trying to give you something as if it were made in my grandmother’s kitchen, something you’d never get in a restaurant or at a happy hour,” said Sugimura. “Everything displayed is some sort of family artifact” “The wood bench is a noodle bench from Japan in 1925,” explained Sugimura. “The piece of wood that’s flat is from the same, my ancestor built the Golden Palace as the architect, which burned down in the ‘50s, so they rebuilt it. That’s part of the wood supply from the new Golden Palace. Over here, the piece of salvaged metal is from Tule Lake, the Japanese internment camp that my family was in. I just acquire them, people gift them to me. That piece of wood that’s a tray is from my grandparent’s farm in Japan. I had some construction workers shave off that stump to make the tray for me.”

“BEFORE THE BIG WAR CAME IN JAPAN IN 1923, THIS WAS CONSIDERED STREET FOOD. SO, I DO JAPANESE STREET FOOD. I DO OLD SCHOOL JAPANESE CUISINE, YOU CALL IT SUSHI. THERE’S ALWAYS A FRIED COMPONENT TO IT TO MAKE IT MORE INTERESTING.” John Sugimura, second-generation sushi master

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THE DRINKS “I STARTED DOING THE PARTY TO SHOW APPRECIATION FOR OUR ADVERTISERS AND SUPPLIERS AND IT HAS GROWN INTO TWO PARTIES TO HANDLE THE ROUGHLY 100 PEOPLE THAT ATTEND EACH YEAR. BESIDES THE BARTENDERS AND UNIQUE FOOD, EACH GUEST GETS A GIFT FROM UNDER THE TREE FROM FURNITURE FOR LESS, LAST YEAR WE ALSO INCLUDED TWO $800 MATTRESS SETS.” Darrell Hansen, Host

Downstairs, the drinks were flowing with Neil Colby and Aiden McPherson tending bar and creating some unique specialty drinks to compliment the Asian infusion of food. Their festive selection included apple cider mimosas, salted caramel bulldogs, white chocolate peppermint bark martinis and many other intriguing dessert-style cocktails.

DESSERT

For dessert, Kennedy made a berry creme with a spiral vanilla wafer. To create a festive downstairs array of small bites, he also designed towering trees of cheese and fruit, colorful gifts of watermelon, kiwi and cheese, along with a nostalgic candy bar brimming with old favorites.

GIFTS FOR INFORMATION ABOUT CATERING A SUSHI-STYLE SOIREE CONTACT: SUSHI MASTER, JOHN SUGIMURA ILOVEZUSHI.BLOGSPOT.COM 612-747-5371

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At Hansen’s party, no one leaves empty handed. Upon arrival, guests are asked to choose a playing card from the deck. Each card has a correlating gift and he starts with the smallest until the last few gifts become much more elaborate. As the night goes on, guests are allowed to trade gifts, creating spirited conversation and introductions all around.


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RUSTIC & GLITTERY Christmas

30TH ANNUAL HOMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS If you weren’t able to go on the Homes for the Holidays benefit tour this year, get some Christmas decorating ideas from Julie Alin and Steve Johnson from SCHEELS Home & Hardware. They showed Design & Living through the house they decorated for the benefit. A portion of the money raised from this year’s Homes for the Holidays benefit will go to the Jeremiah Program, which is aiming to break the generational cycle of poverty by aiding moms and kids. Homes for the Holidays is sponsored by the NDSU alumnae of the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. BY Devin Joubert PHOTOS BY J. Alan Paul Photography

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DESIGN&LIVING HOLIDAY The Benefit

Brenna Naseer, who works at SCHEELS Home & Hardware in marketing, is also the co-chair for the benefit. Naseer said, “Every year, we pick a local nonprofit to support and share a portion of our proceeds with. The reason we chose the Jeremiah Program this year is because they are a women’s organization and we are a women’s organization. We wanted to support another group that is trying to empower women in the FargoMoorhead area.” In the past, they’ve supported the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Great Plains Food Bank and sheltering churches such as Churches United for the Homeless. The benefit money is raised from ticket sales and for a $20 ticket, people have access to tour all five houses. Alin's favorite thing about decorating the homes for the benefit was, giving the customers new ideas that they can use on their own home, on how simple it is to put together. We bring everything in and piece it together here. Just to show them new ways to do something they’ve been doing for years to keep it fresh.” Since Homes for the Holidays has been held every year for 30 years, many memories have been made. Naseer said, “When I was a kid, my mom, who is also an Alpha Gamma Delta alumna, was the chair of this event when I was a little girl. She’d haul me around town doing things for Homes for the Holidays. And now I’m the chair. Shows you what a longstanding event this is for us.”

The Jeremiah Program

The Jeremiah Program was gifted land on Page Drive and they want to build an affordable housing building. There will be apartments for mothers who are working, in school and trying to raise their children. A child development center would also be on site.

LIVING ROOM Anything goes when it comes to decorating for Christmas. Steve Johnson, design consultant at SCHEELS Home & Hardware said, “The garlands on the fireplaces aren’t sprawling all the way across. They look more natural. It looks like it’s almost growing there.”

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Giving Design “Typically, we have five homes on the tour each year, each decorated by a different store or designer,” Naseer said. This year, there were three houses decorated by brick-and-mortar stores Burlap Rustic Chic Boutique, Holland’s Landscaping & Garden Center and SCHEELS Home & Hardware, and interior decorators Trever Hill Design and Christy Brawner Interiors.

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HANGING FROM A BRANCH To offer a unique take on a natural element, Alin shared a design tip that's easy for anyone to implement. "Hang a branch above a cabinet and then hang pretty ornaments from it's branches. Use pipe cleaners to fasten them on."


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KITCHEN The décor gave the kitchen a classic wintery glow. “At Christmas time in these houses, we want to add the glitz and glam that says holiday,” said Alin.

TEA CLOTHS & CANDLES Candles fit in every season. Alin said that was her favorite thing to decorate with year-round because of the warmth and light.

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DINING ROOM Proving that any color can be used to decorate for the holidays, Alin chose oranges and coppers to lead into the Christmas season while decorating the dining room.

SMALL DETAILS Copper apples add a festive glow to the plates at the dinner table.

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LOWER LEVEL LIVING SPACE The lower level living space has a sports theme, even all the way down to the ornaments on the Christmas tree. “With the reclaimed wood wall and the fireplace, it’s a little more rustic down here, so we added galvanized things with copper and also rust decorations,” said Johnson.

GUEST ROOM Retro Christmas decorations never go out of style. The guest room was decorated with reds, whites and greens.

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Reclaimed wood - ICSS Supply Company Wood wall installation - Holly & Co. Classic Homes


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MASTER BEDROOM

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For more information, contact SCHEELS Home & Hardware 3202 13th Ave. S, Fargo 701-232-8903 scheelshomeandhardware.com Homesfortheholidaysfm.com

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