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July August 2013 Midwest Living

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Get a taste of summer with our Brainerd Lakes getaway, lavender projects, water garden ideas, girlfriend trip to Kansas and recipes for hand-size pies, grilled fish tacos and fresh tomato foods.
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Fresh tomatoes and other summer flavors star in recipes from our July/August 2013 issue.
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Illinois’ third-largest city spent years watching travelers whiz by on Interstate-90 on their way east to Chicago. Now, thanks to a revitalized downtown, an emerging foodie scene, new cultural...
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Create a water feature in your yard with our tips for plant choices and container styles.
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The purple blossoms of Midwest-hardy lavender varieties perfume landscapes, homes and cooking.
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Nautical details and kid-friendly design put the focus on family fun at this busy Nantucket-style lake home in northern Michigan.
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A tiny riverfront home in southwestern Michigan recaptures its original cottage character with paint, fabric and a floor plan overhaul.
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Here are buying resources for the Michigan cottage featured in the July/August 2013 Midwest Living.