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Tara Okerstrom-Bauer

Tara is the Media Editor for Midwest Living with a passion for home projects and trends. She spends time dreaming of new ways to decorate her home in between running her two boys to and from events.

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My mom loved the the flourish of blooms that herald spring. Every year, the minute her magnolia bush flowered, I got a call. She would ooh and...
Dear Spring, Although I've had a good time with winter, I'm ready to say good-bye (he's been a bit blustery and cold). I'm looking...
My friends mean the world to me. At the risk of sounding like a Hallmark card, these are ladies I’ve road-tripped, carpooled, celebrated and...
Oh, Christmas trees, such pleasure do they bring us! We are always trying to come up with new and creative ideas to decorate your home at the...
Thanksgiving has a special place in my heart. Life is so busy—my family is running in multiple directions on any given day—but on...
I think Mother Nature does her best work in fall—painting the outdoors in a wash of golden hues that I could look at for hours. I love the...
FALLelujah! FALLelujah! Admit it. You’re singing the song in your head right now. How can you not? Monday marks the official start of...
Have a blast this Fourth of July decorating your table using either of these easy, patriotic tabletop ideas. If you’re like me and...
I'm fixated on Pinterest, particularly anything DIY focused. I even have a board titled “I want to DIY.” As much as this...