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Thanksgiving decorating

Yes the Turkey is the star of Thanksgiving, but a nice decorated table is a close second.  A cheap way to decorate your table is to buy a few candle holders of different sizes and put nuts and chestnuts in around a simple white candle.  Then get some leaves and greens and place then on […]

Inventive flower vase

Having just returned from Napa, I’m all about everything to do with wine.  I was looking online the other day and found this great post that used a wine bottle as a flower vase.  Think about it, there are some beautiful decorated bottles out there, why not use on as a vase.  Oh and the […]

Imagination and a little bit of paint

I was walking home on the Upper East Side one night and came across this old, 1970’s TV cart outside a consignment shop.  I bought it for $20.00 and wheeled it home.  After a couple pieces of sandpaper, primer and white paint I picked up from Home Depot for $25.00, I spent the weekend transforming […]

My love/hate relationship with my air conditioner

I love summer…love, love, love summer.  The only thing I hate about summer is the time I have to put my air conditioner in. I grew up in a modest home, but one of the luxuries we did have was central air conditioning.  If you have central air in your home, you know how lucky […]

Cascade dishwashing for whites?

Yep.  Turns out a combination of 1/2 cup of cascade and 1/2 cup of clorox will turn your dingy whites like new again.  Just get a bucket (or fill your tub) with super hot water and soak your favorite tee or tank top in the solution for a few hours and wash as usual.  You […]

Now I’ve seen it all!

I thought I had seen it all, but alas, my good friend Cheryl sent this over to me.  It’s a sippy cup for wine called Vino2Go.  Now as you all know, I consider myself a professional wine drinker, but this one just throws me for a loop.  I was thinking of all different uses (at […]

The effects of color in our homes

Did you know that colors can directly affect our mood, both positive and negatively?  When choosing a paint color for a room, it’s important to decide on the right paint color and then play around with the hundreds of different shades and hues that are attractive to you.  The following are colors and their impact […]

Great newborn gift

There’s a new addition to our family, baby Gavin Matthew.  I wanted to get my brother and sister-in-law something special and something Gavin would have for a long time.  After some web surfing, I came across this baby blanket from Pottery Barn Kids.  It’s super soft and from the reviews, gets even softer as you […]

Bringing the beach indoors

I love summer.  Living in NYC though my beach time is few during the season, so I like to bring a little of the beach to NYC.  Besides placing starfish on my windowsills and a few on my dresser, I like to take a hurricane vase, fill the bottom with sand, place a candle in […]

Making your clothes (and shoes) look new again

As we rejoice in our summer wardrobes, we may find some of our favorite clothes are a little worse for the wear.  Instead of throwing out that favorite top, why not spruce it up instead? Many of my tops and dresses develop pills on the sides from my shoulder bag rubbing while I walk to […]