Throw Blankets and more…

I’ve had the same fleece throw on my bed since my kids were babies, and even though it is fraying at the edges, and been washed so many times you can see through it, I have been reluctant to toss it. Call me superstitious, but I swear it holds good energy. It is an eyesore, […]

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Spring Means Flowers

It also means that winter, for the most part, is behind us, and for these snowbirds, it is time to go home. Here in Texas, wildflowers are popping up along the roadside in shades of neon orange, purple, white, and yellow. I have been busy photographing and editing the images to create new designs. I […]

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Shopping Saturday

I promised I wouldn’t inundate this site with our new adventure, however, the thrill of seeing my own designs on products merits sharing. Trouble is, I want to buy everything. So far, we’ve purchased a mug, a tote bag, a carry-all pouch, leggings and a t-shirt. We’re pleased with the quality of products, and can […]

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Envisioning the New Nest

Decorating, for me, begins with an inner vision: a sense of what I want to create.  I am not trained in the language of design, so have no idea whether the look I am after is contemporary, or shabby chic, or whatever.  Since we sold everything off last summer, we get to start fresh with […]

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Dream Shopping

Dreams illustrate the themes being played out in waking life.  (Interpretation of dream messages is always personal, so keep that in mind while reading.)  Last night, I dreamt about being in a store, within a mall, initially with a group of friends, and then on my own, staying behind because I felt that something needed […]

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Retail Therapy Revisited

A younger version of myself loved to shop – shoes, clothing, or anything on sale that I thought would brighten my life, at that moment.  “At that moment” we all know to be the key to impulsive buying and what retailers count on.  Credit card companies also love the retail therapy phenomena. Six years as […]

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Meal Planning Mayhem Managed

We have a food dilemma.  My body is so sensitive to what I put in it that  every time I make poor choices, I suffer.  While the solution may look simple from the outside, it is not.  These are the challenges we’ve been facing: I prefer a vegetable based diet, with legumes or beans as […]

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