Decorating With Sideboards and Buffets

In my home, my favorite pieces of furniture are my sideboards, buffets and sofa tables!...more

Quick, Easy and Affordable Home Staging Tips

Here are some quick and easy home staging tips using items that you probably already have in your home! If not, the items are super affordable and can be found at Target, Michael's or even the Dollar Store!...more

DIY Decorating With Simply Said Designs

I've loved decorating for as long as I can remember. In my former life as a Realtor, I became a Certified Home Stager and Designer....more

Spring Tablescapes

Now that all of the Easter decorations are put away, I’ve been searching for ideas on how to keep the beautiful colors of Spring in my home, and do it affordably....more

Getting Ready for Easter

Easter is one of my favorite holidays and it gives me a good excuse to indulge in some new, beautiful things to spruce up my home.  Here are a few cute ideas I just love!...more

My Life Long Love of Dollhouse Miniatures

My love affair with all things miniature began when I was 10 and spent the summer with my Aunt and Uncle.The little girl across the street had the most amazing miniature dollhouse. I had never seen unlike it before, and haven't seen anything like it since. Crafted by her grandfather and completely lit and furnished, we played with it for hours on end.I've always dreamed of having my own miniature dollhouse and a few years ago my husband surprised me with a beautiful Cape-Cod style home for Christmas....more
Wow..They look so pretty and detailed.    I always wanted one as a child.  With 5 sibs, it ...more

"Hello. My Name is Elayne and I'm an Addict"

"Hi. My name is Elayne and I'm an addict"... Isn't that what people say at 12 step meetings?  Well, I think  I need to find one as I have discovered the wonderful, time-eating, totally addictive world of Pinterest....more

Alzheimer's Disease: Principles for a DIGNIFIED Diagnosis

HI Elayne Was just reading your post and thought you might like to find out what we're up to at ...more

Preparing for the Empty Nest and a New Chapter In My Life

I would assume that I'm not the first mommy on earth that realizes how difficult it's going to be to let her children go.And I'm sure I'm not the only mom that begins to prepare for the inevitable empty nest and all of the things that we hear it will bring....more