THE ART OF A WELL MADE BED

“You may concentrate on appearances all through the rest of your house, but in the bedroom comfort should be supreme. I think that bedrooms should also be very intimate rooms-they should express your personal preferences in every way…Of all the rooms in the house your bedroom is yours.”  – Dorothy Draper, In the Pink   …

The True Gift of Cooking

“Making fresh food and serving it to your loved ones is good for the soul.” – Lisa Vanderpump Simply Divine Long after bedtime,  I sat in my rocking chair enjoying some cabernet and reading an old Everyday with Rachel Ray Magazine (December 2011), I got to thinking. First off, I really miss magazines. I used to …

How to Spend Smarter

“Money should be mastered, not served.”—Syrus, Maxims     There are lots of ways to save money. Some are more extreme and more time consuming then others. These are meant to be some simple practices to help you spend less money over the year. There are the obvious ways, like using coupons and rebate apps, which I do use, …

Best Tips for Hosting Family & Visitors at the Holidays

Preparing a Space for Your Guests We’re about to start the Holiday Trinity: Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years. This usually means Turkey, Ham, and of course, Company. I always love when we have family and friends staying with us. It brings excitement and energy to t he house. It means more people to join in …

5 Tips to Tackle Laundry

“Marriage is about the most expensive way for the average man to get laundry done.” – Burt Reynolds Set a timer. This will help you remember to put your laundry in the dryer. It will also remind you when it is time to take them out of the dryer and fold them. Do your laundry …