DIY Succulent Planter

As a way to keep my creative juices flowing, I am always searching for new ways to make ordinary household items feel new and useful. One item that has been sitting unused for years is my punch bowl and serving cups. I remember thinking that I 'needed' this item for family gatherings, but in reality …

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 …