House and Home

Long Snowy Weekend

The north east has been hit with our first big snowfall of the season. It had been a remarkably warm and green winter here so far. But it is cold this morning.  15° F is the expected high temperature for that day.  Snow flurries, come and go.  Winds blow fallen snow into deep drifts. Snowfall does… Continue reading Long Snowy Weekend

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Home Decor, House and Home

Dining Room Drama

Formal dining rooms are probably the least used room in a house these days. In some ways they are a waste of valuable space as busy families eat their meals in super-sized kitchens or in front of the TV. I've seen stories of people who have turned their dining room space into home offices or play… Continue reading Dining Room Drama

House and Home, Organize It!, Staycation Vacation

Clear the clutter…and make a few dollars at the same time.

If you've been following my "Staycation-Vacation" posts you know that since quitting my job last fall, I have been going through my home room by room, making changes to transform my house into a more comfortable place — a place that feels like a favorite vacation rental where stones and seashells become collectibles and the outdoor spaces are as important as indoor rooms. As… Continue reading Clear the clutter…and make a few dollars at the same time.

Staycation Vacation

The Laid Back Living Room: Making a Staycation – Vacation Retreat at Home

I love those vacation rentals that are a little tattered around the edges but also wonderfully warm and informal. The sort of place where the curtains are beginning to fade from the sunlight and where you feel perfectly okay putting your feet up on the coffee table, shoes and all. I want to live in a… Continue reading The Laid Back Living Room: Making a Staycation – Vacation Retreat at Home