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.
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!
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
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
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
(the other day, a reader mentioned having enjoyed my blog-post about our dishes – I thought It would be fun to share the story with you – – again) ********************************** You may have noticed in my recent Kitchen Post ….the mismatched colorful dishes in my cabinet. That is my FIESTA WARE. MY Fiesta Ware and… Read More MY FIESTA WARE
THE KITCHEN IS THE HEART OF OUR HOME. AND IF IT HAD A SOFA – I venture to say – we could probably live in there. Our kitchen has undergone the biggest transformations of any room in our house – and yet – the original footprint is exactly as it was installed in 1967 –… Read More THE KITCHEN – REVISITED
Looking at a blank page (or canvas) in front of me often makes my mind go completely blank. It’s as if I never had a thought in my life and I become stumped and convinced that I truly have nothing left to say. Fortunately, the moment passes. One thing – well actually there are 3… Read More THE ENTRYWAY – REVISITED
I AM BACK from Los Angeles and the 2018 Design Bloggers Conference It was a whirlwind. A Wonderful whirlwind. The trip got off to a bit of a rough start when, like many of you, we were hit but a huge wind storm which cancelled my flights Friday. I finally left for LA Saturday night,… Read More DESIGN BLOGGERS CONFERENCE – LOS ANGELES – 2018
The Grand Finale – Dog -A-Day 28 “Sunny” – the Sheltie. Appropriately named – given her sweet “sunny” disposition. And one of the hardest ones for me to paint. Not because she was the last and I was exhausted- in fact – I feel like I only got better as I went – but… Read More HELLO – I MUST BE GOING – Dog-A-Day and more …