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Keeping Your Christmas Tree Fresh!

Don’t you just love the smell of a fresh Christmas tree in the house?  It’s one of my favorite things about the season, but there’s also no avoiding the fact that it’s going to start drying out, and pretty quick!  We all know that it’s important to keep the tree...

Holiday Entertaining WITHOUT the Stress!

The peak entertaining months are upon us! If you want to have parties without stress, it’s all about one word … planning. I’ve thrown countless parties over the years; everything from dinner for four to theme parties for 50, and thorough planning is the only thing...

When Choosing Flooring … Go For the Flow

If you've ever been faced with the decision of replacing flooring in your home, it can be a bit overwhelming.  Hardwood, carpet, tile, stone, laminate, and I could go on!  What type of flooring should you buy?  What's going to look best in your house?  Should you use...

Get Ready for Fall with Home Maintenance Now!

Oh, how I love the cooler weather!  I look forward to it every year, and can't wait to nestle in on a rainy day with soups in the slow cooker and wine by the fireplace.  It's seriously my idea of bliss. : )  But, with the cooler wet weather comes a whole new set of...

How to Display Your Children’s Artwork ~ Without a Refrigerator!

The kids are back to school!  Yay!  Mine are all grown up now, but I remember it well.  With back-to-school comes all sorts of new activities and responsibilities, but also an influx of PAPER into your house.  Forms to fill out, newsletters, home work, and the...

One Room, One Color ~ Monochromatic Design

Do you love any one color so much that you want to completely surround yourself in it? Then do it! It’s important to surround ourselves in spaces that make us feel good, and color can be a big part of that.  I love this purple living room from Real Simple, and think...

Add a Little Pop with Color!

Are you apprehensive about the thought of painting your walls with some COLOR?  You're not alone!  I consult with lots of clients that love the interiors they see in magazines, but then are reeling with the hundreds of color choices when they hit the paint store. ...

Window Treatments ~ What’s Right For You?

Do you have window treatments that are functional, but hate them because they’re unattractive or outdated? Or perhaps they’re dysfunctional … you’ve been tempted to tear them down time and again, yet don’t know what to put in their place. There are a myriad of choices...

New House; Same Furniture ~ How to Make it Work!

It’s always exciting to get a new place to live! You can own it or rent it, but the feeling is still the same ~ you want to make it your own, and have it reflect who you are and what’s comfortable and inviting to you. Even if you’ve been fully furnished and...

Maximize Your Kitchen for Less!

How many hours do you spend in the kitchen each day? If you’re like me, the answer is a lot! In many homes the kitchen is the hub, and everything from daily life to entertaining guests stems from this room. Did you know that a kitchen upgrade or remodel is one of the...

Weatherproof Your Home for Winter!

Baby, it’s COLD outside! This week we’ve jumped from fall straight into winter, and though I do love the colder weather, I want to keep it OUTside. If you feel the effects of Jack Frost creeping into your home, try these tips for keeping him out! Glass is a Conductor...

Simple Ideas to Bring the Holidays to Your Home!

‘Tis the season for holiday decorating! I love this time of year, when we have full license to transform our homes for the ordinary to the extraordinary, and it’s amazing how even the simplest touches can have big impact! Lighten Up! ~ Nothing says “holidays” like...