Lifestyle Columns

Fix-It Chick: Spray paint a wall to add texture

Using a spray gun and hopper to apply texture to a wall can cover imperfections and create interest in an otherwise humdrum room.Step 1: Remove furniture and belongings from the room. Cover the floor, ceiling, doors, woodwork, fixtures, switches, and outlets with plastic sheeting and painters ...

Garden Variety: Master Gardeners recruiting new members

The Douglas County Extension Master Gardeners are seeking applicants for their education and volunteer program to begin training this fall. The basic training course runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursdays from Sept. 10 to Nov. 5 and includes everything from the basics of botany to plant ...

Style Scout: Laura Smith

http://www.lawrence.com/photos/2015/jul/28/294771/Name: Laura SmithAge: 39Relationship status: PartneredHometown: BaltimoreOccupation: English professorDream job: I'm in my dream job.Describe your style: Either I wear all black or I wear every color in my closet. And I never wear the same ...

Style Scout: Milan Rathod

http://www.lawrence.com/photos/2015/jul/29/294788/Name: Milan RathodAge: 30Relationship status: Just marriedHometown: PhiladelphiaOccupation: ConsultingDream job: Probably a TV anchor on "Inside the NBA" with Charles BarkleyWhom do people say you look like? Aziz (Ansari)Describe your style: I ...

Lawrence Libations: Snowdrift martini at the Jayhawker

Nothing indicates the arrival of the dog days of summer quite like stepping out of your apartment at 9 a.m. and feeling cool beads of sweat immediately spring forth along your scalp and upper lip. That, and the heightened chances of sunburn, mixed with permanent face redness and general ...