Paint the Ceiling the Same as the Wall Color

Paint the Ceiling the Same as the Wall Color

Freshening up your visual surroundings can lift your spirits and help you transition when life changes – especially if you are one of those people who is particularly effected by her environment. Kids grow up and move out. Careers change. Sometimes marriages...
Spring is the Time for Makeovers

Spring is the Time for Makeovers

Spring is the time for makeovers – room makeovers, wardrobe makeovers, yard makeovers, and Better Homes and Gardens Makeovers issue! Better Homes and Gardens Makeovers 2016 edition Why am I so excited about this issue? Well, probably because one of my makeovers...
How to Be the Hostess with the Mostest

How to Be the Hostess with the Mostest

It’s that time of year again. Time for holiday parties, gatherings with friends, and plenty of good food. My plan is to start decorating for Christmas this weekend after Thanksgiving. I’ll be hosting two Christmas parties this year, so I’ve got...
Taking Advantage of Every Little Nook and Cranny

Taking Advantage of Every Little Nook and Cranny

Last winter, we undertook a remodel of the upstairs of our 75-year-old home.This involved gutting and reworking an impractical bathroom, removing walls, transforming an office into a bedroom, adding closets, opening up sight lines, and making better use of light and...
Decoration Restoration with a Common Sharpie Marker

Decoration Restoration with a Common Sharpie Marker

Earlier this week, my friend Elizabeth took me antique shopping for my birthday. I bought this pair of vintage bookends for $11 for the shelves in my home office.   They were a great deal, partly because of the chipping of the surface of both bookends. The damage...