Readying Your Home for the Holiday Onslaught – Part 3

Part 3: Whole House Purge and Cleanse If you’ve been following the “Readying Your Home for the Holiday Onslaught” series, by now you’ve got the kids’ toys and clothes under control, your kitchen is in amazing shape, and you’re feeling exhilarated and a little exhausted. No rest for the weary. It’s the last stretch – … Continue reading Readying Your Home for the Holiday Onslaught – Part 3

Readying Your Home for the Holiday Onslaught – Part 2

Part 2: Kitchen Detox and Prep They say that the kitchen is the heart of the home, and at the holidays this seems especially true. For many kitchens, it’s the climax of the year – there will be more meals cooked, more cookies baked, and more people entertained than at any other time. When I … Continue reading Readying Your Home for the Holiday Onslaught – Part 2

Readying Your Home for the Holiday Onslaught – Part 1

Part 1: Curbing Kid Chaos It’s amazing, the wave of emotions that can hit me upon stepping into the children’s playroom. Anxiety. Lack of control. Bewilderment. Exhaustion. The play kitchen stands empty – beautiful wooden play food and utensils, lovingly purchased, no longer inside. That hand-painted pizza making kit with all those tiny pepperonis and … Continue reading Readying Your Home for the Holiday Onslaught – Part 1

Light up your Life with LED Lights

Often times we don’t realize the role good lighting plays in our lives! From applying makeup in the bathroom to reading recipes in the kitchen to dimming bulbs over a candlelit dinner, lighting choices affect the function, look and feel of every room in your home. Lighting is important not just for the look of … Continue reading Light up your Life with LED Lights

Top 10 Reasons for Ditching Paper Napkins and Embracing Cloth

Three things happened in my life all of which ultimately led me to switch from paper to cloth napkins for every-day use. As a child, we were using paper napkins as usual when my mother mentioned to me, “Your great-grandmother would NEVER use paper napkins.” Hmmm. I didn’t ask why, just filed this tidbit away … Continue reading Top 10 Reasons for Ditching Paper Napkins and Embracing Cloth