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How To Remodel Kitchens on a Budget

How To Remodel Kitchens on a Budget

Being our last best nest, tearing out the kitchen for a total redo was not happening! To see what we spent our remodeling dollars on to upgrade our beloved smaller downsized home, read on: Read More
Can you count the elements in this living room to make it truly a room to live in?

Can you count the elements in this living room to make it truly a room to live in?

This blog post will show you the essential elements of my former living room that I can honestly say was used and loved by many, many family and friends. Read on to see why. Read More
Can Two Chairs Change Your Life?

Can Two Chairs Change Your Life?

Why it is not about these rocking chairs?!   I had been on the lookout for rocking chairs for our downsized home’s small front porch for quite awhile.  There was a 42” wide glider on the porch  that came with us from Wichita, Ks which  looked good, but definitely was not comfortable!  Thus, we never really took advantage of our cool, shaded, and  beautiful mornings living in NE Ohio with a west exposure property.    One day, I surprisingly received a text from hubby Bob from Walmart. He was there buying a replacement patio umbrella. So getting a text with…
A LITTLE KNOWN FACT THAT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE

A LITTLE KNOWN FACT THAT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE

This is how we learned a fact that literally saved my husband’s life.  Since WELLNESS in HOME and LIFE has been my platform for over 15 years, I am led now to share with you all, a post on an exceptionally unknown fact that could indeed save your life! Additionally, May is National Melanoma Skin Cancer Awareness Month. There is no better time to inform you of what very few people have ever heard about skin cancer that turns out to be melanoma. Bob always loves time with his grandchildren including helping with math. Here is what Bob and I…
MY NUMBER 1, NON-NEGOTIABLE BUT OFTEN CONTROVERSIAL KITCHEN DESIGN GOAL

MY NUMBER 1, NON-NEGOTIABLE BUT OFTEN CONTROVERSIAL KITCHEN DESIGN GOAL

Sometimes I think my “handle” should be space doctor.  I just cannot help myself, really I can’t. In kitchens with an island, my eye automatically zooms to see if it has an appliance as a sink or a cooking range installed in it? To my amazement, regardless of the size of a kitchen or even if it is very high end (expensive) in most kitchen, islands do have an appliance of either a range top or sink.   Take a look at the mixer the girls and I are using and also notice the flat stainless cooking sheet like pan. Only…
WHY WOULD I COVER THIS VIEW?

WHY WOULD I COVER THIS VIEW?

We absolutely fell in love with our stunning living room windows from day one. However, as an interior designer, I also pondered how can I treat these windows to protect against sun fading plus save energy costs? Here’s what I did. As you can see by the boxes by the stairs, even before unpacking, my designer mind went tilt tilt on how to treat these windows. After months of consternation, this is what I did. You can also see the shades on the top windows while these same shades are on all the windows. What is the issue? They must be…