Breaking Rules

I began writing this post in August, and it’s now September (sigh).  It’s been exactly 9 months since I checked in last with all you good people.  Nine months!!  And no, I was not having a baby.  I did, however, birth a few figurative babies.  More on that in a minute. As I reflect on […]

A Christmas Breakfast Story

Last week I participated in a Tablescapes event to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Martin County, Florida.  Specifically, this event raised funds for their Women Build program, which is a really cool program here in Martin county in which a group of women volunteers build a Habitat home for a needy family. Yay women!! Partnered […]

How to use your Outdoor Rooms beyond Summer

Hi there!  Part 5 about designing outdoor spaces continues!  I, along with my compadre, Landscape Architect, Mike Flaugh, are exploring all things related to exterior design, outdoor living spaces, and landscaping in a series of conversations on each of our blogs.  We’ll be covering a lot of ground here (no pun intended!)- don’t miss an […]

Define with Design

Welcome to Part 3 of our series about designing outdoor spaces.  I, along with my compadre, Landscape Architect, Mike Flaugh, are exploring all things related to exterior design, outdoor living spaces, and landscaping in a series of conversations on each of our blogs.  We’ll be covering a lot of ground here (no pun intended!)- don’t […]

Outdoor Rooms

Welcome to Part 1 of a new series about designing outdoor spaces.  I, along with my compadre, Landscape Architect, Mike Flaugh, will be exploring all things related to exterior design, outdoor living spaces, and landscaping in a series of conversations on each of our blogs.  We’ll be covering a lot of ground here (no pun […]

Move it!

From the active design files of my brain…. Don’t be afraid to move your furniture around.  Try different arrangements.  What happens if you angle your sofa?  What happens if you move the lamp to the other side of the room?  Shake up the energy flow in your room, and see what happens and how it […]

Cattle Barons, Cancer, and my friend Susan

Mother’s Day Wishes One of the most rewarding activities I’ve participated in recently (this past March) was the Cattle Baron’s Ball of Martin County, Florida.  Now, growing up as a suburbanite in Fort Lauderdale for most of my life, the concept of something called a Cattle Baron’s Ball was a bit alien to me.  Let […]