Sometime last year I listened to the audio version of the book, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. It is a great book with some wonderful tips on cleaning up, clearing out, and organizing your home. I loved how the author gives permission to let go of the things that are … Continue reading SPRING CLEANING
There used to be a television commercial with a little cartoon fish named Charlie. Charlie the Tuna. He was always getting all blingy and fancy schmancy (yes that’s a word) as he strived to be “caught” by the Star-Kist company. He wore his little red beret and his big movie star of the sixties glasses … Continue reading GOOD TASTE
I love corny Hallmark movies. Please don’t judge me. With so much tension in the daily news and the usual stress of home and family, there’s a sense of contentment when we settle in with the predictable and slurpy sweet. Where the hunky good guy gets the girl and they live happily ever after in … Continue reading 24 DAYS ON BARTLETT STREET
I love hearing the stories our customers share about their home projects. It’s fun to see the passion and excitement that goes into a new build or home remodel. Sometimes it’s a giant project on a giant of a house but recently it was a story about a little house that reminded me of our early … Continue reading LITTLE HOUSE
HOUSE: a noun – a building for human habitation. HOME: a noun – The place where one lives permanently, especially as a member of a family or household…a place where something flourishes. FLOURISH: a verb – to grow or develop in a healthy or vigorous way, especially as the result of a particularly favorable environment. We have … Continue reading LESS HOUSE MORE HOME
Years ago, when my kids were still at home, whenever we were having people over I got crazy. It didn’t matter if it was a holiday shindig or a simple dinner with friends, I believed the house and menu had to be perfect to a ridiculous degree. I ashamedly confess that to say I behaved … Continue reading CONFESSIONS OF A RAVING MANIAC
The first time I laid eyes on my “first home” I was euphoric. My babies and I were living in one room in my parent’s house and I desperately wanted a place of our own. I could not wait to get them nestled in and make this place our cozy haven. We were HOME.