The Framed House: The Grand Illusionist?
You may or may not know that we are building a new house! We tore our 1950’s home down over the summer in July. We had lived in that house for 12 years. While it was updated and certainly nice, we (well mostly me 🤗) really wanted a bigger kitchen for entertaining and a larger master bedroom, bath, and closet. I’m so tired of...Comments 0
Pretty In Pink: Rosé… A Great Summer Wine!
Hi friends! It’s the weekend! Did you know that the second Saturday in June has been declared National Rosé Wine Day? That makes today, Saturday, June 9th the perfect time to drink pink! As we heat up for summer us red wine drinkers must reconsider our friends Cabernet and Merlot. I often put my Cabs away in the summer unless enjoying a hearty steak...
Don’t Bake In The Sun: Get A Modern Glow With An Airbrush Tan
May is Melanoma Awareness month! And even though May is coming to an end we still need to be aware of the dangers of melanoma. What is the leading cause of melanoma? UV radiation from the sun and tanning beds! Not good news for those of us who like to get a little (or a lot) of color when the temperatures rise and you’ll...
Did You Know Hummus Had A Day?
Oh hummus, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways! Including the countless number of ways you can be prepared! See recipes below. Also Mother’s Day this year, May 13th is International Hummus Day. International Hummus Day is a relatively new holiday. It was started in 2012 by a young entrepreneur named Ben Lang, with the goal of creating “a holiday around...
Coming To Terms With My Aging Skin
Ugh… This is a tough one to write about, but it has been haunting me and I thought I should share in case anyone else out there is feeling the same way as I am. Kind of a “misery loves company” kind of thing. It isn’t easy to share your insecurities with others or draw attention to your “flaws”. I was wondering if it...
2018 Design Trends: Kitchen
Once upon a time kitchens were often hidden from sight. A place only to prepare meals and wash dishes. Now, and in recent years, kitchens have become an extension of our living spaces. Kitchens are a major gathering spot. Kitchens are a room to be adorned and showcased! Who doesn’t want a chic, swoon-worthy kitchen! Think Terrazzo, concealed vent hoods, and statement stoves, just...
Feng Shui Colors to Create The Best Energy In Your Home
Do you Feng Shui? Sounds kind of kinky, doesn’t it! While you may have applied some Feng Shui to your home by bed placement, moving mirrors, or clearing clutter, have you thought about the colors you use? When we look to feng shui to create a healthy environment and to cultivate the right energy in our home, we often only consider layout and furniture placement....
Luck Of The Irish: Going Green in Interior Design
Is green really the color of luck? ” In the Middle Ages, it was believed that green was the color of fairies and other “little people” who didn’t like the idea of sharing it with mere mortals. In Ireland, leprechauns notwithstanding, green is considered the luckiest of colors. It is also a lucky color for those born under the signs of Aquarius and Capricorn....
Sunday Post: 5 Finds From Around The Internet
Happy Sunday everybody! Hope you enjoy this week’s finds from around the Internet! Is your olive oil the real deal? I just love a good olive oil! And it so good for you with health benefits like protecting against strokes and heart disease, providing large amounts of antioxidants, and possibly protecting you from Alzheimers, just to name a few. However, there are many “fake”...
11 Ways To Comfort Someone During A Difficult Time
Recently I have had 2 different people in my life going through very trying times as their spouses have had to deal with health problems. One is a family member and the other a mom friend from my kid’s school. Obviously, my relationship to each of them is completely different. Nonetheless, I want to reach out and comfort both of them in some way....