There is no such thing as instant expertise

For as long as I can remember I have always wanted to be able to knit socks – don’t ask why – it’s just one of those wouldn’t-that-be-cool things I get attached to. I actually went so far as to purchase all the supplies, buy books, watch numerous videos and ask friends with knitting acuity for advice…

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Personal Stylist? Yes, please.

Indulgently shopping on-line, I stumbled across the most incredible find: Stitch Fix – an online personal styling service that will send you five (!) new items as often as you like. You can get a monthly or every-other month subscription or just purchase a fix when the mood strikes your fancy. Hmmmm. How does it work? Well, there…

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Makeover kitchen = retro style

Nothing says ‘retro’ or ‘vintage’ like a bright and colorful kitchen make-over pulled right out of the 1950s. Bright Fiesta dishes and tableware, checkered floor patterns and fabrics that literally pop with color pull this look together. We recently took our old run-down 70s kitchen with its stained cabinets and beige floor out of the dark and turned it into…

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In spring, I move

There is nothing lovelier than having an afternoon of nothing to do but play in the garden. Right now the roses are blooming as well as the jasmine, clover and wild strawberries. The violets are sunning in their pots on the window sill all decked out with frilly blossoms. In winter, I plot and plan….

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