The Home Office Saga. Crying involved.

No pain, no gain, right? Isn't that how the saying goes? Redecorating, remodeling or re-arranging is sometimes downright painful! If it isn't the mess involved, the frustration of the decisions, or the expense of it all, it is the emotional torment … ** Read more **

Visual Serenity

Did you know that yesterday was National Clean Off Your Desk day? I'm a little slow in reporting here, but just thought you might want to know! I've been doing a lot of organizing and de-cluttering around my house. Tidying things up and getting rid … ** Read more **

Weekend Tradition: Puff Pancakes

No matter what you've done for yourself or for humanity, if you can't look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished? --Elbert Hubbard With kids of all different ages and a busy household, family … ** Read more **

Balanced Living in 2008

One of the things I think about each year in January 1 is how am I going to keep all the balls in the air this year? Not just the work, but the fun things I want to do. There are oodles of things I should do or want to do and I want to do them well. … ** Read more **

Unfortunate Party Incident (shoes involved)

Well how much fun was that little etiquette poll? Who knew there were so many opinions on shoe or no shoe etiquette! I'm impressed. Some of you have pointed out the nasty things that might come inside the house on your shoes. That is true. … ** Read more **

Etiquette Poll: Participation Required!

I have a little entertaining etiquette question to throw out for all of you! I was preparing a monthly decorating & lifestyle column that I write and I got talking to my husband about proper party hosting etiquette. We like to throw parties at … ** Read more **