Thanksgiving is a special holiday in the United States. Most Thanksgiving traditions focus on family, friends and great food. Sometimes you host the holiday at your house, while other times you travel to see friends over the long weekend. Once we moved to Arizona, we’re started visiting friends in San Diego, neighbors in New York … Read More
Most people have heard a few stories about mold, often stories about toxic mold making people sick. There are many types of mold so mold testing is the critical first step in any mold remediation process. Yesterday my flooded house was tested for mold using air sample and swab testing techniques. Before the mold team … Read More
Thanksgiving tablescapes are more than a nice tablecloth and your best dishes. Tablescapes like landscaping, bring together many different colors and textures by using lots of decorating accessories to create tables with incredible personality. You can create tablescapes on a budget by using your existing glassware plus gifts from nature. Skip buying and storing things. … Read More
With a flooded house you’ve got to get rid of the water first, then prop up furniture so it can dry out. Then it’s time to find and dry wet and soggy things that oops, got wet because they were sitting on the floor. You have to do this in the first day or two, … Read More
We see and read about homeowner emergencies all the time. We just never imagine it happening to our house … until one day, it happens. Last week it happened to me when I got a phone call about a flooded house, my brand new house in Florida. While I was in Maine helping my sister, … Read More
Color affects our mood, our purchasing decisions, our appetite and so much more. That’s why it’s important to understand how the color choices we make when decorating affect us. Green is one of the most versatile colors for decorating and many more people are creating indoor gardens, so let’s dig into why and how they’re … Read More
After celebrating the year end holidays, it’s not unusual for our homes to feel cluttered. So it’s no surprise that January is national organizing month with lots of tips to help you declutter your home. And if you realize that clutter contributes to stress, you know but might not want to admit
Most people assume they’re going to spend money, lots of money … during the holidays. There are gifts to buy plus food and new Christmas decorating ideas you want to try. So it’s heartbreaking to read about parents who are forced to make trade-offs between healthy food, medicine and gifts they think their kids need.
People are traveling more, which means we all need to pay more attention to home security tips that will keep our homes safe. It’s not like we leave our homes open or unlocked
More than anything, I love buying things that help me get more organized. Sounds nutty right? Imagine how mad I got when I discovered, not one or two … but four irons when packing for a recent move.