A Mother’s Heart for Home

Born with capacity to love her home Not knowing at first, she ponders alone If she has what it takes To make her house a home She shaped her daughters Influenced her sons A labor of love, a life fully worn She is a Mother, her heart is her home As days move on, now […]

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Love & Home, II

In homes around the globe today when love is expressed verbally or in action, what sort of language are we really speaking to our closest relationships, what do we really mean? I believe more often we are communicating the message or plea of acceptance; not toward the person or child we are speaking to or […]

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Life & Home By Design: A Thankful Family

I learned this week that statistically, if your household earns $45K or more annually you are among the top 1% of income earners in the world. For some this sounds unbelievable, especially if you are earning more and your family is really struggling to meet basic family and household needs. This fact, coupled with our […]

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Life & Home by Design: A Thankful Home

As we begin to transform our homes for the holidays preparing for festive family gatherings, devouring delicious recipes and the excitement of gift exchanging may we also remember that this is a season of thankfulness. Being grateful for what one has creates a home environment that encourages kindness toward one another; it keeps the right […]

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Beauty, Heart & Home

Picture yourself standing in line at the supermarket deli counter just as you begin to drift off in your thoughts and being interrupted with a cheerful greeting, “How are you doing today?” “Not getting near as much done as I had hoped,” I replied. “I know how you feel,” the deli mom went on to […]

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Life & Home By Design: Color

As a designer the most asked question I have received over the years revolves around color; from color trends, color hues/values, complimentary colors, what will go with the color of my…., to where do I start with color in order to end up with the feel and flow that I desire from room to room. […]

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Life & Home By Design: A Father’s Love~A Family Honored

According to Webster, a Father is “a man as he is related to his child or children; a male parent; protector.” When a father is present it stands to reason that a home is protected, therefore when a father is not present (emotionally or physically), a home can be like a city without walls (and […]

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