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Catch Two Chicks and a Hammer at the Des Moines Home + Garden Show

Feb 08, 2016
Mother-daughter duo, Karen E. Laine and Mina Starsiak, from one of HGTV’s newest shows Good Bones are setting out to revitalize their hometown of Indianapolis one property at a time. They will be appearing on the Inspiration Stage at the Des Moines Home + Garden Show, but before you see them this weekend, get to know them a little better in our interview below.

Two Chicks and a Hammer

Q: What's one simple thing homeowners can do to improve their landscape or garden?

Karen: "Mow high, at least 3 inches."
Mina: "Put fresh mulch down...it makes everything look new again. Also, edging helps keeps a lawn looking manicured."

Q: What should homeowners look for when it comes to working with a contractor or interior designer?

Karen: "Good references, shows up on time, price is not at the top or bottom of the price range for services in your area."
Mina: "Pick someone based on referrals first of all. And don't always go for the cheapest; if there's a huge discrepancy between contractor estimates, it might be for a reason. Sometimes you get what you pay for."

Q: What's your ultimate comfort food? What do you eat if you're having a bad day?

Karen: "Pecan pie."
Mina: "Mashed potatoes...they remind me of the holidays."

Q: What's your biggest pet peeve?

Karen: "Personality quizzes."
Mina: "When people are late."

Q: What has been your most embarrassing fashion choice?

Karen: "My girls would probably say all of them - the velvet tutus, sequins, feathers, fringe..."
Mina: "Pretty sure there's an 8th grade school picture of me rocking platform sandals, mid-calf height socks, and a weird tank top looking dress from Delias (remember Delias?!?!) and the most awful scowl on my face to top it off. But at the time, I'm sure I thought I was too cool for school."

Two Chicks and a Hammer

See Karen and Mina on the Inspiration Stage at the Des Moines Home + Garden Show on Thursday, February 11th at 4pm and 6pm, and on Friday, February 12th at 3pm and 6pm. Don't have tickets yet? Get 2-for-1 on Facebook and treat a friend to the show. We can't wait to see you there!

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