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Known for her affordable design tips, creative DIYs, and friendly, intimate approach to creating coziness, Liz Marie Galvan knows a thing or two about taking a space and making it feel like a warm hug. Now, the USA Today best-selling author and interior designer is sharing all new inspiration and intentional living ideas to help readers create their own cozy spaces and healthy habits in her new book, Create Your Own Cozy: 100 Practical Ways to Love Your Home and Life.

Having a pet is incredibly rewarding, but it's also a huge responsibility. Part of that responsibility is ensuring your home is equipped and ready to be a safe environment for your animal companion. For expert insight, we connected with Megan Ellinger, Director of Animal Welfare; Lyndsey Sturgeon, Canine Behavior Coordinator; and Kelly James, Animal Behavior Coordinator from Humane Society of West Michigan (HSWM).

You've decided to undertake some home renovations. Awesome! But ... where to begin? There are a bounty of considerations to bear in mind, on top of the mountain of decisions you'll already need to make. Thankfully, we tapped the expertise of some local professionals to help guide you.

Did you know? You can participate in conservation—even in your own backyard? In celebration of May being Gardening for Wildlife Month, John Ball Zoo is encouraging West Michigan residents choose native trees, shrubs and pollinator plants for their gardens to help existing wildlife by providing them food and shelter.

Spring has officially arrived and with it comes fresh green grass, beautiful blooms and patio hangouts. However, if you're looking to start your own garden this year, there are plenty of steps to take right now to ensure it's a success.

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