Serene Sojourners Cottage

How do you design two adjoining living rooms and reflect the two opposite personalities of a world traveler and a cottage-loving homebody? You make a peaceful travelers destination. The plan was to incorporate two ideas: home & travel into one flowing living space. I affectionately call this most recent project the “Serene Sojourners Cottage.” In Read More…

Toss the Project

I love the idea of redeeming objects. When I see something with potential, I grab it. That tossed out chair by the dumpster. That dresser someone is selling for pennies at a yard sale. That yardage of fabric grandma doesn’t want. My home is decorated with re-purposed or renovated items. It’s cheap and it’s rewarding, Read More…

Affluenza

Affluenza is an overwhelming sense of dissatisfaction amidst bountiful provision. While we desire to “count our blessings,” we dread the upkeep of our possessions. Being thankful becomes difficult because we have too much. Let’s be honest, all of this accumulation just doesn’t bring affirmation. There is a book I recommend which helps address Affluenza. It’s Read More…

So Mini Things to Read

You may not feel you have time for a book, but everyone has time for an article. Here are three links to quick reads on decluttering. If your interest is piqued, you may be surprised at what you can find at the library on this topic. Where Do I Start? OrganizedHome.com Ten Ways to Declutter Your Read More…