Lessons From My Year-Long Shopping Ban

I faced the dresses, skirts, and shirts hanging in my closet and did not feel fresh.I don't want to wear that dress - again!...more

How to Redecorate While Using Existing Furniture

Alternative titles for this post were, "How To Do A Tim Gunn With Your Furniture" and "So You're Tired Of That Room But The Furniture Has To Stay." ...more
Great ideas on using color to balance a room and bring elements together.more

I Went Soap-Free and I Liked It

I've gone soap-free. I like it. And I'm not alone. ...more
Very interesting!  I use Biotin shampoo on my hair and lather for privates. But have to use ...more

The Worms Eat Our Garbage

~thismom~...more

Remodel with Pride - Choose Made in America

Fourth of July may be the greatest American holiday, but that doesn’t mean you have to decorate your home like a flag to show your pride. Remodel with products made in America instead.  You will be part of the resurgence in home-grown products and pride in American manufacturing. ...more

Lessons From My Year-Long Shopping Ban

I faced the dresses, skirts, and shirts hanging in my closet and did not feel fresh.I don't want to wear that dress - again!...more

5 Beauty Benefits of Coconut Oil

There are a few reasons I put coconut oil in practically every product in my Apothecary bath & body lineup. Here are five of them:...more

Exit Charmin Soft Fluffiness...Enter Tree Bark

I'm the only one in the family working to make our lives greener. Does that mean the others don't do their part? No. Actually, they tend to follow along with my latest obsession with going green, at least in my presence. My husband may or may not be guilty of falling off the band wagon when I'm not around. But whoa...we aren't talking about a drinking or drug problem or something THAT serious. (Even if I act like it was). I'm talking about using disposable plastic or drinking sodas or sneaking the kids a piece of gum. Perfectly normal, innocent acts IF you are in a normal family....more

What A Designer Will Tell Her Kids About Buying A House

A house is built with walls and beams. A home is made with love and dreams. – Author Unknown My kids know the comforts of a loving home but have no clue about buying a house. They don’t pay the bills or wait for repair people nor have they negotiated their way through the daunting process of getting a mortgage. Yet, they both want nice homes with pretty gardens and a place to grow a family. ...more