CAUTION- Sharp Claws!

One of the great things about going to the beach is reading. I stuff a stack of magazines into a big bag, drag them to my towel draped ‘chaise’ and immerse myself in a sea of creative recipes, the latest fashion trends and of course, self-help tips. Two magazines I actually do enjoy reading are…

Change is SO good.

My husband and I helped our daughter move to a new city a week and a half ago.  This was a big, cross-country move and there were so many issues she had to contend with not the least of which was where to put her belongings in the new, smaller apartment.   After a few…

Green thumb-no garden.

My husband and I moved up to Charlotte last year around the same time our youngest left for college. We live in a lovely little town home community just south of the city and have been slowly  remodeling; room by room. It’s been fun, busy and all in all a pretty smooth transition. But town…

Outdoor Space

Small back patios always seem to force us to choose between seating for eating OR lounging- there’s just not enough room to accommodate both.  But after much thought and scribbling on napkins, my husband and I actually came up with an idea that will allow us to do both. The first thing we did was…

A Man and his Throne

Most women are genetically programmed to hate LA-Z-BOY chairs. Maybe it’s the name.. I mean why not LA-Z-GIRL… huh? Maybe it’s because these chairs crowd out all the other furniture in a room.  Finding the right spot for one of these monstrosities is like finding space for a truck that transforms into a boat, a…

Here we go… again.

My husband and I started our married life in the quaint and historic town of Saratoga Springs, New York. We had a teeny, tiny apartment on the top floor of a converted victorian mansion only blocks away from the famous horse racing track.  I remember cleaning out the fridge on our last day there and…