True Colors

What started as a small project (paint fireplace) has transformed into large projects (paint first entire floor, update first floor bathroom vanity) and so the family has been living in chaos for about a week.I couldn't help myself. Every summer I seem to get an itch to do a household painting  project. Prior years have …

The Why

I met a 78-year-old woman the other day --an accomplished person by all regards-- a registered dietitian, sommelier, graduate of CMU and graduate of Hyde Park culinary school in New York City. She also served 25 years in the army making the rank of colonel. But we almost didn't meet--because she couldn't find her car …

Shut the Front Door

A welcoming front door signals a welcoming house-- or rather signals that the house is a home. Summertime is the perfect time to make your house feel like home-- to relax and enjoy time spent with friends and family in a cozy and inviting atmosphere. My way of welcoming friends and family is through creating a …