is surprising one viewer with new family room furniture just in time for the holidays! Kristin Scheller nominated her mom, Pam Scheller from Blaine. Emily loved her story and wanted to be there for the surprise.
If you are planning for guests over the holiday season, there is always a little pressure making sure your house looks great. This can be overwhelming, making sure everything is perfect. The designers from IKEA
came to the rescue for Kelly and Matt Horan of Minneapolis.
With the weather turning cold, critters are looking for a warm place to stay. This includes your house too! Mike Frattallone from Frattallone’s Ace Hardware
is here with ways to keep the mice and other critters out of your house.
According to the 2011 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife Associated Recreation, 46.7 million people in the United States observe, photograph, or feed birds. Mike Frattallone, from Frattallone’s Ace Hardware
, is here with products to keep the birds coming to your yard for you to enjoy!
Pioneer Press Lifestyle Columnist, Donna Erickson, says there is probably no noeed to hit the stores for your Thanksgiving day decorations. She shows us how to use things that you probably have around your home to dress up your table.
With snow in the forecast, you’ve probably made sure all the family’s warmer clothes are out for them. There are things you should be doing to make sure your home is ready for the winter season too. Mike Frattallone, from Frattallones Ace Hardware
, is here with tips for winterizing your home.
Carving pumpkins is a time honored tradition for Halloween decorating. Our DIY expert, Sunday Burquest, has a few ideas to decorate those pumpkins using things like spray paint and glitter – but definitely no knives.
Pinterest is the perfect place to go for ideas and creative projects. We even saw many ideas of uses of old shipping pallets. So we put our DIY expert, Sunday Burquest, to the test to see what ways she would use old wood pallets.
When you are getting ready to go away to college you probably don’t think to go to the hardware store to stock up. Maybe you should. Mike Frattallone from Frattallone’s Ace Hardware
is here with items you can find at the hardware store that would be perfect for the dorm room.
It isn’t always easy making that first small apartment feel like home. Decorating can be a challenge with the rules that come with apartments or dorms on hanging things and such. That is where IKEA
Mike Frattallone, from Frattallone’s Ace Hardware
, reminds us that now is the time we should be thinking about tuning up your snowblower - before the snow flies. Mike is here with pointers on tuning up the snowblower.
Men and women sometimes have a hard time agreeing on things and that includes furniture. So the guys might be happy to hear about the furniture collection of Bob Timberlake. He started out as a painter and now he has his own furniture line that mixes old with the new.
It’s a trend that has been around forever and isn’t going away any time soon. Shows like American Pickers and websites like Pinterest have made thrift shopping – or “junking” cool again.
Putting pictures in them aren’t the only things that you can use a picture frame for. But unless you’re a crafty person, you might not know this. Alexis Thompson from myTalk 107.1 is one of the craftiest people we know and she’s here to show us some ideas for those old frames.
These days pillows aren’t just for sleeping – they send a message. Our DIY expert, Sunday Burquest, shows us unique ways to spruce up some of the pillows on your bed.
Do you need to change the batteries in your fire alarm? When is the last time the filters in your furnace has been changed out? Mike Frattallone from Frattallone’s Ace Hardware
is here with products that will help you keep your house safe and sound.
Autumn officially starts on Sunday, September 22nd
. Your wardrobe isn’t the only thing that changes and needs attention. Mark Armstead from Linder's
says the yard and garden needs some too. He is here to help transition your yard from summer to fall.
The whole idea of the Parade of Homes is to walk through and get ideas for your own home. Emily takes us inside one of the “Dream Homes” on the tour where the ideas are unbelievable.
There is a shop in St. Paul that, not only can you find unique things from all over the world, but you could say when you shop there you are shopping for a cause.
The designers from IKEA
have been put to the test quite a bit. This makeover, though, may be their most rewarding. A mom from Blaine was in desperate need of help with the bedroom that her three boys shared. That’s where IKEA came in with their talents, ideas, and products.
Emily talks flowers from her Twin City Jacuzzi Hot Tub.
Mike Frattallone from Frattallone's Ace Hardware stopped by to share ways to both stay cool at the Fair and give your lawn some relief at home.
From backpacks to homework space, Brooke Nelson from IKEA shares tips to keep the kids and mom and dad organized this school year.
Moving into that first apartment in college is the first time many people own furniture – much less something you can hang on the wall.
Emily picked some "old school" school supplies, and then found the new version of some of these old favorites.
The first day of school is a day you want to remember, but party planner and photographer Kelly Anderson says its time to think outside of the box and go beyond the classic picture of the kids before they get on the bus.
Emily met designer Angelo Surmelis at HOM Furniture
to get some of his insider tips. He has been featured on HGTV, Lifetime, and the Style Network and now he’s bringing his brand new line to HOM Furniture.
Mason jars are used for decorating for everything – even weddings! Design Star contestant, Rachel Kate
, says she uses them for everything from decorating to organizing. She’s here with some of her ideas.
The folks from IKEA
have made over a lot of rooms on our show and last month we asked for pictures of spare rooms. This was probably one of the most challenging for the folks from IKEA.
It’s TCL’s Right Price Game with items from the hardware store that will make your time outdoors more enjoyable. Mike Frattalone from Frattalone’s Ace Hardware
brought in his picks.
It's day three of our Pinspiration Week! All week, TCL regulars show us what they're finding on Pinterest and how easy it actually is to make at home. Pioneer Press Lifestyle Columnist Donna Erickson
shows us how to make some kid friendly crafts.
It's day two of our Pinspiration Week! All week, TCL regulars show us what they're finding on Pinterest and how easy it actually is to make at home. Today, Alexis Thompson from myTalk 107.1
pulls out corks and cabbage to help us stamp like a pro.
Pinspiration Week: How to make Alexis' Pendants
Sunday Burquest, our DIY expert kicks off Pinspiration Week with some high end décor knock offs. You don’t have to pay designer prices to get designer looks for your décor. You can easily recreate the looks for a lot less and she shows us how.
Now a days you won’t find chalkboards in classrooms. A lot of teachers are using what are called smart boards. Those chalkboards, however, are a crafters dream. Sunday Burquest, our DIY expert, shows us how to use chalkboard paint to make things you never thought of a whole lot more functional for you!
The beautiful summer weather certainly draws a person outside and makes you want to have a picnic. Especially when you see the products that Producer Kelli Hanson has found, you’ll just “Gotta Have” these products for your next picnic!
Did you know that lemonade is good for something other than a refreshing summer drink? The gang at Warners’ Stellian
in Apple Valley says it can be used to help clean your dishwasher too! That’s just one of the very interesting and surprising tips we found out that help keep appliances in shape.
Drew Levin and Dan Perkins are young entrepreneurs that took a Minnesota State Fair favorite way beyond the fairgrounds. Turkey to Go are now sandwiches that Minnesotans can enjoy year round.
The temps are supposed to be around the 90’s and dew points nearing 70 this week. That means we’ll be feeling the heat and humidity of summer. For folks who don’t have air conditioning, finding relief from the heat could be tricky.
Now is the time many Minnesotans are spending a lot of time at the lake. You may be thinking that your lake home needs a little sprucing up. Or maybe you want to bring the feel of the lake home to your home here, in the cities. Design Star contestant, Rachel Kate
says it’s as easy as using some burlap and wood and you can do it yourself.
Drapes do more than keep people from seeing inside your home. They also protect your furniture and floors from the damaging effects of the sun. A designer drape can be pricey, but it doesn’t have to be. Megan Meder from Vivid Interior Design, shows us how to take some plain drapes and add some inexpensive designer tweaks to them.
Buttons, toilet paper rolls and paint samples might be some of the things you may have laying around the house. They also can help keep the kids busy over the holiday weekend. MyTalk 107.1's Alexis Thompson stopped by with Fourth of July craft ideas the whole family will love to make.
Thanks to your phone, there's no need to keep opening and closing the grill to see if your steaks and burgers are done. New Products Expert Sasha Andreev stopped by with grilling gadgets to make your next barbecue easier.
It’s time to put on the gardening gloves and start harvesting some of those herbs and even some of the vegetables you have growing. Anna from Linder’s is joining us with tricks on harvesting and creative ways to preserve herbs.
If you think your old patio furniture has seen better days and is ready for the junk yard, DIY Expert, Sunday Burquest says, “not so fast!” She here to show us how you can give that outdoor furniture some new life that will impress you all over again.
Anna Linder from Linders
is showing us some plants that you can have in your home that will help you clean the air. Plus she has some recycled planter ideas as well.
Changing up your countertops in your bathroom or kitchen can give your space a whole new look – and that does not mean granite is your only option.
With the help of IKEA
, the entryway of a mom of three got a big transformation. Kelly Magda of North Oaks said her small space needed a lot of help. The pros at IKEA stepped in and gave the space a lot of organization and gave mom peace of mind!
says you don’t have to dig in the ground to grow your own fruit – even here in Minnesota. Anna Linder from Linders is here to show us how to get the delicious results!
St. Paul’s historic Cathedral Hill neighborhood has some beautiful homes. Just walking down the streets makes you curious what the inside of those old homes look like. This weekend is your chance to see inside one of them.