Remember how far you’ve come!

wooden bridge

  Remember how far you've come; not just how far you have to go. No way! Those were my thoughts when I learned that I was going to need to speak in front of an audience… This is my story, the story of how I achieved something I believed impossible. Almost two years ago, I decided to embark on a new journey. The journey of starting a business…little did I know that I was going to need a lot more than just talent and willingness. I took a course and got my designation as an … [Read more...]

Top Ten December 2013

santa wish list

    This month's Top Ten are things that we have on our wish list this Christmas!             We would love to have something from the Sara Blaine Jewelry Collection! ALL of it is high quality and gorgeous! Shop with our friend, Suzanne Joffrion!                 Calvin Klein fliptop fingerless gloves. They come in several colors and they are perfect for … [Read more...]

Hues Of Tangerine

Orange Slice by Valspar

  Everywhere you look, you see the new color palettes for summer.  Of course you can go with the bold and vibrant ones, which will more than likely involve a complete décor makeover. $$$$ Or you could pick a pretty hue that easily blends with other colors. This summer that color is tangerine.   One of the reasons why I really like the tangerine hues is because it’s not quite red or orange. It’s one of those in between colors that fill a room without being … [Read more...]

Become a garage sale master in six easy steps!

Garage Sale

Spring is here and that means garage sale season is in full bloom. Here are six tips to master your next garage sale. 1. Start with a list. There is a saying that our eyes are bigger than our stomach. This also holds true with garage sales. When we arrive at a garage sale, we may want more items than we really need. If you start with a list, not only will you stay on track but you will also save money on items you do not really need. 2. Scope out the sales the day before. Some sellers … [Read more...]

Spring Decorating

spring flowers in small vases

  With Spring Time upon us we are all noticing the vibrant colors of the beautiful wildflowers everywhere. Fashion and decorating trends seem to be inline with nature this year as well. We are seeing brightly colored jeans paired with vibrant accessories. Color blocking is trendy with the use of bold statement colors grouped together. I know that all of this color has me feeling renewed, refreshed and ready for the warm months ahead.   Most of us don’t redecorate every … [Read more...]

Spring Decorating

Spring Flowers

With Spring Time upon us we are all noticing the vibrant colors of the beautiful wildflowers everywhere. Fashion and decorating trends seem to be inline with nature this year as well. We are seeing brightly colored jeans paired with vibrant accessories. Color blocking is trendy with the use of bold statement colors grouped together. According to Pantone, the color of the year is Tangerine Tango. I know that all of this color has me feeling renewed, refreshed and ready for the warm months … [Read more...]

Christmas Decorating

Family Decorating Tree

In my family, we have always set aside a day to get together and decorate for Christmas. It’s a tradition that started when I was a girl. With Christmas music playing, we would get all the boxes down from the attic and spread them out on the living room floor. As we opened each box, it was as if we had missed seeing the decorations from the last year. They were new again and we were reminded of our favorite ornaments and of memories from past seasons. I’m sure there were some adult beverages … [Read more...]

PAINT IT PERFECT

Woman Painting Wall

Have you ever stood in front of the massive wall of paint chips at Lowe’s and wanted to cry? Nothing intimidates me more than paint chips. When building my house in Weston Lakes many years ago, I picked out a beautiful vanilla color for the exterior paint and asked the painters to just paint a small section for me to approve. The next day I drove out to preview my selection with great anticipation. Winding through the neighborhood, I was getting more anxious by the curve. As we turned the last … [Read more...]