Most of us have them and we can’t escape them : plastic garbage and recycling bins that produce a less-than-welcome blot on our house’s landscape. Even if they come in a color which in fact appears in nature, there is simply no getting around it you can’t make them pretty. So what is the best… Continue reading Let's Talk Trash Bins
When you find a place that you like, you always wonder: Do I tell everybody about it because it’s a great place, or do I keep it a secret so that it doesn’t become overcrowded? That’s how I really feel about Slovenia — a nation surrounded by Italy, Austria, Croatia and Hungary — and especially… Continue reading Relish a Garden's Romance
Let us face it: There are a few chores that just slip to the wayside. Apart from Martha Stewart, who has time to clean out the microwave and sweep underneath the fridge on a regular basis? But spring gives us all a chance to grab. Since the weather warms up, try opening off your spring… Continue reading Spring Clean Your Kitchen
I remember a day when pink and orange were considered clashing colors. But fashion-forward redheads (believe Joan on Mad Men) were the first to show me how well a lively orange and pink can proceed together. The bold and bright duo adds dynamic energy to any room of the home, indoors or out. And there… Continue reading Summer Shade Combo: Orange and Pink
Another bedroom sure would be fine. And I wouldn’t mind an office of my own, a master bath, and one of those giant laundry rooms. Regrettably, we don’t all have the room or the moola to bring a modest pop-out or construct an excess floor. Sometimes you have to contend with the distance you’ve got.… Continue reading I Need Some Space!
My son is a building vehicle fiend. If it digs, drags, destroys or forces, then it’s because of him. And from what I hear, he’s not alone. These mighty machines seem to be loved by little (and big) men almost universally. In a bid to give the children what they need, but still keep a… Continue reading Guest Groups: Construction Chic