Mitzi’s Designer Blunder

Okay, so it was recovering my wing back chair seat chushions 3 times that had me eating that ole humble pie again.

Now I had my heart set on this fabulous and might I add pricey fabric from Brunschwig and Fil, a document print no less from England, in the perfect blue and white combo to go with my existing B&F (Sister Parish fabric they call it) fabric chairs. Like most colors, blue is really hard to match so this toile was absolutely perfect in scale, pattern scene, and color.

So far, no problem…right?

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Vlog: Boomer Smarts

Newsflash: aging is no longer a four-letter word! For the millions of Baby Boomers with “Boomer Smarts,” we’re embracing the so-called challenge of aging. We’re taking better care of ourselves and our homes — we’re planning ahead to be ready to “age in place.” We WILL be the generation that changes the way America ages. Join me as we begin this journey of “Boomer Smarts.” You won’t wanna miss it!

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Mitzi’s Top 10 Tips for Controlling Those Pounds

1. My number one top tip for my keeping pounds off permanently is living by the 80-20 rule.

There is absolutely no way I could stay away from having ice cream, or pizza, or chip dip or whatever is not on my daily lifestyle. I live to eat not eat to live so I am one of those that savors her food. I really mean that I love good food!

So when I am having my 20% of my whatevers, I enjoy it to the max! No guilt or man this is going to sabatoge my diet or any of those mind games. That is a sure way to fail at whatever lifestyle eating works for you.

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What We Don’t Know Really Can Hurt Us

Reading food labels is essential to achieving and maintaining great health at any age. How can you be healthy, after all, if you don’t know what’s going in your body? A good rule of thumb is if you can’t pronounce it—DON’T EAT IT! Join me as I explore what’s really in some of the most commonly used food products, as well as better alternatives.

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How Much Sugar is Hidden in Our Foods?

How carefully do you read food labels? Even when you read them, do you feel like they make any sense? In this vlog, I explain how to break down what you’re really getting in one of the most important (and most misunderstood) nutrition facts: grams of sugar. You may be surprised just how much sugar is in some of your favorite products once you learn this important formula.

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Cooking Blog: Festive Peppers – Kicked up a Notch

There was such a positive response to our original Festive Peppers recipe and post, that we wanted to share with you all how to make it even healthier…always our goal along with being sooo tasty.This is a very healthy, easy, fast, and low fat yummy recipe that we love for the intense flavors, great texture, and the designer in me loves the colors!

Using the original recipe, spinach and quinoa were added. Small addition but loads of added nutrition from the spinach and quinoa is one of the highest grains in protein.

A green salad and hearty whole grain bread completes the meal for sure.

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Design Vlog – Mitzi’s Personal Downsizing Goals

Today, we continue our Cypress design series with a conversation about my personal downsizing goals. Downsizing is a term that covers many areas of life – including our spaces, our possessions and our health. For more about downsizing and stress, check out the links to previous posts mentioned in this vlog directly below the video player.

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Wow! What a Conference We Had!

LA Interior Designers Bloggers Conference

Okay, I am going to name drop without any shame because I still feel so privileged to have been in the same room with:

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Design Vlog: Cypress Downsizing Part 5

Today, we continue our Cypress design series with another conversation about furniture. This time, I take you inside my design studio to demonstrate how I’ve repurposed several key pieces and found great functions for them.

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Design Vlog: Cypress Downsizing Part 4

Today, we continue our Cypress design series with another conversation about furniture. I’ve picked and chosen my way through our “past life” furniture pieces and repurposed nearly everything you’ll see in this video to design these important areas of my home. Check out part two of my furniture downsizing vlogs for much more.

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