What I Love: Puttering

After 21 years together, my husband and I have finally realized something -- we enjoy puttering. I used to think that we were obsessive about cleaning, disorganized or challenged in time-management since we were often late for things. Clearly, I … ** Read more **

The Way to Personal Happiness

I was reading through professional organizer Ariane Benefit's informative blog and found the neatest quote by Sydney Powell: Try to forget yourself in the service of others. For when we think too much of ourselves and our own interests, we easily … ** Read more **

Beauty through authenticity

As I mentioned in my previous post, I used to suffer from Magazine Cover-itis. If you look it up in the doctor's disease manual my picture is right there by the description. Someone who suffers from this disease worries about the magazine cover … ** Read more **

Magazine Cover-itis

imperfect is beautiful

Most decorating books, blogs, websites & magazines deal with products and design. What are the latest, the most popular, the most beautiful objects or techniques for your fixing up your home--the "I have got to have it" sort of stuff. Double page … ** Read more **

How To Create An Authentic Home

Creating an authentic style, inspired by you and the things you love, does not have to be a daunting experience. It is a journey of self-discovery and self-expression that can be enjoyable, even for the creatively-challenged. Here are a few ideas to … ** Read more **

Birthday wish list: toilet seat

We had a great day celebrating my daughter's 16th birthday yesterday. This was just her family party, friend event will come later. She wants to take a group of girls to our family beach house, which current looks like this: Clearly you can see … ** Read more **