Category Archives: Home Decor

Easy Fall Decorating Ideas

Do you change decorations in your home to match the seasons? I do. I used to go all out and over the top, decorating practically every flat surface in our home for each season; then I got old and tired … Continue reading

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Aging Concrete: Fast and Easy!

I have an ongoing love affair with concrete. Concrete statues and decorative yard items. When you walk around my yard and gardens you’ll see a large angel sitting under a leatherleaf viburnum, a cherub in a basket napping near the … Continue reading

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Magazines: Endless Possibilities

Today was one of those gray, rainy and cold N.J. winter days, the perfect day to sit for a while and flip through my stack of magazine tear sheets. I adore shuffling through the pages that I’ve torn out of … Continue reading

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Repotting Cacti: A Few Point-ers

Cacti were some of the first plants my Dad bought me when I was little and learning how to be a gardener; I raised a barrel cactus and another tall cactus from itty bitty babies into mature adults. In New … Continue reading

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From Catalog Page to My Dining Room: How to Make a Chalkboard Tray

Do you read magazines and catalogs to get design ideas? I’m known for tearing out page after page of design inspiration and decorating ideas; the photos and articles spark my creative side! After a particular successful “session” I look like … Continue reading

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My Own Private Florida

It’s 80 degrees and sunny; my iced tea is all tea, no ice because the ice melted. I’m wearing shorts, a sleeveless shirt and sunglasses; I may get sunburned on my entire left side today if this keeps up. Really! … Continue reading

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Snow Day: No-Stress Creative Design Time

Today the local schools were closed so I didn’t have to get up at the crack of dawn to ride shotgun as my daughter Tory drove herself to school. I slept in . . . until 10 am! I’ve been … Continue reading

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