• 5 Ways To Lighten Up For Spring

    One of the most enduring rites of spring is the annual clean. My grandmother was particularly adept at this task. Never one to take the easy road, she would bribe the grandchildren into helping her empty the entire contents of each room of her house – one by one onto the front lawn. Once the room...
  • 5 Design Tips From Hotels to Transform Your Home

    I love to travel -- maybe it is because I grew up in a military family where we moved all the time. For me the trip starts as soon as the ticket is booked or the route is mapped. I start researching the places which might be of interest. I ask for suggestions from friends via social media. However...
  • Deconstructing 3 Summertime Inspirations

    The flowers are blooming, the garden is planted and the weather is getting warmer. So now is the time to start thinking about summer cookouts, sprucing up the patio, and how to take some of the indoors out. Here are three inspirations where I have selected the key ingredients to keep you on the right...
  • 5 Summertime Outdoor Decor Ideas for Under $150

    Summertime…and the livin' is easy. Okay, it's not quite summer yet and I know these days it seems that living is tougher than ever, but daydream with me for a few minutes. Think about those long warm days, barbeques, corner lemonade stands, ice cream shops and spending more time outdoors...
  • Cozy Fall Decorating Ideas

    Happy Thanksgiving. For me, today is about being cozy. Fall decorating plays a big role in that agenda. Let others break limbs at turkey bowls, I want to savor the end of fall by helping mom mix some stuffing, curl up on the sofa with a throw and soft pillows and then gorge on gravy and sweets. Don’t...
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