Inspiration And Solutions For Your Home Decorating Dilemmas

January is the perfect month to focus on your interior decorating dilemmas. What bugs you most about your home? Clutter everywhere, a general lack of pizzazz, or kids’ rooms that look more like minefields than bedrooms?  Got a home office sharing space with your now not-so-romantic Master Bedroom?  Sound familiar?  Facing one or more of […]

The Simple Pleasures of Life

Describe your favorite coffee or tea cup. Please don’t tell me it’s paper with a Mermaid logo!!! I asked about the cup, not the contents. Yesterday I found treasure in the clearance shelves at Home Goods. Two cups with perfect proportions and balanced weight. I enjoyed tea in the afternoon and coffee this morning, taking […]

How To Make a Living Easter Basket

This is a quick and easy project you could make with your kids, or make as a hostess gift if you’ve been invited for Easter Dinner. You’ll get everything you need for under $30.00. What the colors mean: Purple signifies the royal color befitting the King of Kings. White represents both the purity of Christ […]

Designing A Summer Vegetable Garden

I’m dreaming of a really lush vegetable garden for my backyard this summer. Today my daughter, the Kitchen Designer, is coming over to design some raised planters for my backyard. The girl works miracles with a tape measure, pencil, and paper. She says she’s leaving the dirty work for her Mom. Just beyond these stone […]

The Invention of Clutter

Tomorrow is Saturday in America and that means Garage Sales.   Why do we have so much clutter? Magazine articles tell us how to organize it, how to get rid of it, and how it makes us feel emotionally & psychologically stressed. Those are simply band-aids people!!! We’ll never find a permanent solution to clutter […]

My Le Creuset Dutch Oven: C’est Cie Bon Confession: I’m no Julia Child. I have other talents and interests. If that sounds defensive, it’s because it is. Cooking triggers my ‘insecurity’ and reveals my soft under belly of inadequacy. In my family I’m a lone island of Culinary Failure surrounded by a Sea of Good Cooks. They’re thinking of having my DNA […]

Lessons From Wallpaper on the Consequences of Choices

I learned the hard way that my decisions have consequences, long term consequences. Before my son was born I wallpapered the nursery in a bold bright Jungle Graphic wallpaper.  What can I say?  I was pregnant.  It was the 70’s and we were a nation wallowing in Style Confusion.  Do I have to remind you […]

How Ben Silbermann of Pinterest Cleaned Out My File Cabinet Today’s Assignment: publish a post that includes a new-to-you element. I’ve chosen my Pinterest Board ~ Interior Design. While Pinterest founder Ben Silbermann and a few programmers were still operating Pinterest out of an apartment I joined up and started ‘pinning’. I’ve had a life-long love affair with Interior design, good upholstered furniture, and […]