Lifestyle & Function

Designing for Both Sexes

Remember that show “Designing for the Sexes”? Every week, the host would talk to a couple who was stuck in a decorating dilemma. The woman wanted one thing; the man wanted another. By the end of the episode, he had…

Displaying Collections

Are you a collector?  Collections are a wonderful way to put your unique signature on your home’s decor.  But displaying your treasures can be tricky.  Scattering them about can dilute their impact, so the rule of thumb is to keep…

Summertime Ice Cream Treats

Great summers are filled with picnics, lazy days by the pool, and lots of ice cream. My three reasons why ice cream should be tops on everyone’s list as America’s go-to summertime favorite: 1.  It’s hassle-free, effortlessly easy to prepare. 2.  Flavors are literally…

Farmhouse Style: How to Get the Look

Farmhouse style is popular in home decor right now. Its simplicity and mix of textures and materials is appealing, even if you don’t live on a farm. Want to incorporate farmhouse style in your home? Here’s how to get the…

Homemade Soda

It’s no secret that a daily soda habit can lead to a mile-long list of unhealthy side effects, like weight gain, tooth decay and depression (to name a few). Even low or calorie free soda is cautioned against, with research…

Healthy Toddler Treats

This past weekend, we were blessed with a visit from my boyfriend’s little nephew.  At just a 1-1/2 years old, he hadn’t been back to our house since he started walking, babbling sweet toddler speak and exploring… everything!  And with…

Inspired Summer Picnic Ideas

Summer is in full swing now that Memorial Day is behind us and I love to plan a picnic before the weather gets too hot to enjoy.   Summer picnics are all about tasty foods, simple serving and presentation, and easy…