October 24, 2016

I love how some home organizing articles will refer to a pantry, laundry room or mudroom.  Well, what if you live an apartment or small home where your laundry room is shared with your neighbors in the basement, or your mudroom is really just a set of 3 hooks behind yo...

October 20, 2016

In a society of the "all inclusive, business class and personal concierge service" we seem to have come to the conclusion that we crave convenience.  We now appreciate a WiFi password, USB port, charging station, movies on demand and endless bottles of sparkling water....

October 13, 2016

Did you ever come across an object, such as a painting or sculpture, that made you feel at peace? Perhaps it was something of the past owned by your grandmother or father that brings back great  memories?  If an object can make you happy, then you need to own it and di...

October 5, 2016

What's a girl to do when she wants to entertain 12 dinner guests in a 500 square foot area?

Panic...just for a little while, but then pull yourself together and tackle my list of "Tips On Creating An Inviting Dining Area Out of a (really cute) Shoebox"

1. Redecorate.  It...

September 22, 2016

I love the fall season.  The air is fresh, the clothes are fabulous and my favorite holiday is right around the corner... Thanksgiving.  It is the only time of the year that my entire family are together for a long weekend.  So you could imagine how we cherish this tim...

September 12, 2016

We live in a time where family no longer live upstairs, downstairs, down the street, or even in the same town.  In my case, my family does not even live in the same state.  So when we visit, it's an over-night stay.  Nothing is more inviting to a guest than a well-made...

August 31, 2016

In 2016 it's all about moving fast.  Amusement park rides don't have rails anymore.  We put on 3D glasses and "ride" the simulator coaster.  You ride fast & hard for 45 seconds, in the dark, only to realize what you just saw was not even real- the place, the people wer...

July 10, 2016

Last year I invited a small group to travel with me to Mexico.  I came across this very new hotel, with few reviews, however, still manged to get my friends to try it out with me.  It wasn't until our ride from the airport to the hotel, that I began to panic.  What was...

July 8, 2016

 There is something about lake life that brings a family together.  I should know because I just hosted my family of 15 members, over July 4th weekend.  Ages ranged from 73 to 5 years old...2 grandparents, 3 brothers, 3 sister-in-laws, 1 college student, 1 high school...

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