five simple ways to decorate for the holidays

Five Simple Holiday Decorating Ideas

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My Five Favorite Ways To Display Books

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white after labor day yea or nay

White After Labor Day – Yea or Nay

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My Vintage Chairs Get a Makeover

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10 Darling Dresses….

I once had someone tell me to let my inner child pick out my clothes.  All I can say is it’s a good thing my inner child has great taste and style.  Although, just like a child I will go through several outfits before deciding on one and when I’m done, my closet has been […]

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In the Kitchen

Homemade ricotta cheese

Homemade ricotta is easier than you might think. I collect cookbooks and during  a random trip to Marshall’s I found the Gourmet cookbook.  It’s a compilation of their recipes that appeared in the magazine, it’s all inclusive and has incredible recipes.  As I was flipping through it I found a recipe for  homemade ricotta.  I […]

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Decor

It’s Not Your Grandma’s Wallpaper

Wallpaper has been revisited lately and it’s not you grandma’s wallpaper.  Of course there is the standard, Waverly print that is reminiscent of  your aunt Jayne’s living room with its bright floral patterns or its boring tone on tone swirly lines.  Today, technology and creativity have really offered up a variety of new ideas and designs. Payton […]

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Encaustic Tile – Artwork For The Floor

Originally a fixture on the castle floors of 13th Century Europe, the popular ceramic inlaid tile more commonly known as encaustic tile has seen a few resurgences over the centuries. It was first massed produced during the Gothic Revival period when it caught the attention of craftsman, and rightly so as it is beautiful artwork. […]

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The 411 on Full Spectrum Paint

I left San Francisco armed with my marching orders -pick paint colors.  Thankfully I know my aunt’s color pallet well.  It’s true what they say about people’s homes being decorated in the same colors they tend to wear. She posed an interesting question and asked me about full spectrum paint, of which, I’ll admit, is […]

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