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TOP TEN TUESDAY – ON THURSDAY! – THE TEN THINGS I WOULD KEEP!

Prior to putting our house on the market a few years ago, we spent a  SOLID month purging – cleaning out every closet, emptying the attic, every surface was relieved of clutter and the rule was “KEEP ONLY WHAT WE USE” . We rented a storage unit for items which we  knew we could live… Read More TOP TEN TUESDAY – ON THURSDAY! – THE TEN THINGS I WOULD KEEP!

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HAPPY 20TH BIRTHDAY PHOEBE !!!

How is it possible that I cannot remember whether or not I locked my car 20 minutes ago – but I can recall – in detail – every single moment of this day – Twenty years ago – the day that at 11:22 – my Phoebe Holiday – my only daughter was born.  She lights… Read More HAPPY 20TH BIRTHDAY PHOEBE !!!

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IS IT GRAY? OR GREY? – MY TEN FAVORITES!

“Is it GRAY or GREY?”  This is one of the most commonly asked questions regarding common spelling mistakes! The answer is :  if you are American it is likely you spell it “GRAY”…..AND  “GREY” is used in Great Britain and areas that use UK English. And if you are looking for a GREAT NETFLIX BINGE –… Read More IS IT GRAY? OR GREY? – MY TEN FAVORITES!

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TOP TEN TUESDAY – 10 TIPS FOR SAVING MONEY ON YOUR APPLIANCES!

Hello Friends! I spent last week visiting family in Florida. I stayed with my brother in their newly renovated home – which JUST sold – in ONLY 3 days!! I was asking my brother the contractor, realtor, house renovator-extraordinaire  how they survived LIVING in their home during the complete renovation for the two years it… Read More TOP TEN TUESDAY – 10 TIPS FOR SAVING MONEY ON YOUR APPLIANCES!

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PROM PREP FOR PARENTS!

Well Hello and Happy Thursday – otherwise known around here as  – TWO DAYS before PROM! OH – MY – GOD!!!!! All kidding aside, Prom is a big deal – at least around here. My firstborn was not super in to it…but went nonetheless and had one great Prom and one kind of sucky one.… Read More PROM PREP FOR PARENTS!

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TOP TEN TUESDAY – TEN FAVORITE ENTRYWAY MAKEOVERS.

Over Spring Break – I was brainstorming with my team – you know, my 17-year-old son, his girlfriend and my husband – who kept nodding off in his vacation induced relaxed state. I was trying to think of ways to bring NEW life and energy and in the end – yes, INTEREST – into my… Read More TOP TEN TUESDAY – TEN FAVORITE ENTRYWAY MAKEOVERS.

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SPRING BREAK AND SOME FENG SHUI TO START YOUR WEEK!

Alas all good things must come to an end and such is the case with SPRING BREAK. Insert sad but grateful and sun-kissed faces here. We spent a week at the beach in North Carolina. I don’t know about you guys – but I did not grow up taking annual trips or even regular vacations… Read More SPRING BREAK AND SOME FENG SHUI TO START YOUR WEEK!

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NO ONE WANTS TO LISTEN TO THE 59 YEAR OLD WOMAN

I have a big birthday coming up. And my High-School girl friends and I are having a “Girls-weekend” to celebrate the event. Revel in being alive. Having each-other – and in some cases – 60-year-old friendships. But I have to say – as the months creep by and the day gets closer – for the… Read More NO ONE WANTS TO LISTEN TO THE 59 YEAR OLD WOMAN

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THE DINING ROOM AND DOUBLE-DUTY ROOMS

  Our Dining room BEFORE – TODAY – Our Dining Room is without a doubt the  MOST-USED room in our house. It serves double, sometimes TRIPLE duty as My ART Studio, where we DINE and the game/homework room. When we first moved here, the kids were little – 3. 5 and 7. I liked being… Read More THE DINING ROOM AND DOUBLE-DUTY ROOMS

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THE MASTER BEDROOM – REVISITED

  It was not until I sat down to write this post about our Master Bedroom that I remembered the MANY things that have happened in there -and I am not talking about the fun stuff.  I think I have blocked out much of it because these “events” are just not fun to remember. Our… Read More THE MASTER BEDROOM – REVISITED

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