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Getting that Cool Pool

When the temperature starts climbing during Oklahoma’s notable heat waves, a person’s thoughts turn to air conditioning, a vacation in cooler climates, and, of course, taking a dip in the pool. Kathy Caviness of OKC’s Caviness Landscape Design and Mike Woods of Tulsa’s Fiesta Pools and Spas offer advice on making the dream of a backyard plunge a reality. Getting Started “Prices...

Water Safety 101

Many of us are starting to think about sunny days around the pool or lake. Before we reach these moments, it’s a good time to review some tips on water safety. “It takes between 10 and 20 seconds for a drowning to occur,” says Sarah Kinnison Clavin of Miller Swim School of Tulsa. “They are most often silent and do...

A Fresh Perspective

Savoring The Great Outdoors The idea of enjoying one’s home and garden to the fullest continues to drive trends this year. “After the long quarantine in 2020, clients have put a big emphasis on their homes,” says interior designer Jennifer Welch of OKC’s Jennifer Welch Designs. “Clients have added pools, remodeled pools, added and/or updated outdoor kitchens and living areas. Some,...

Home Sweet Home

TheGardening Basics Learning to garden doesn’t have to be impeded by the lack of an experienced friend or family member to help. Gardening classes, clubs and tutorials abound online, and local sources such as Master Gardeners are ready to share their wealth of knowledge. “One of the best ways to make that most important human connection around gardening is through your...

Modern Appeal

Working Smarter, Not Harder Advances have brought home technology into the mainstream. Here are some tips and devices to help streamline your home automation process. Welcome to the home of the future. As the IoT, or Internet of Things, continues to proliferate this year, smart home technology has become better streamlined for, and more accessible to, the average consumer than ever before. With...