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First Impressions!

You know what they say about first impressions…you’ll never get a second chance to make a great first impression. Psychologists say that we make up our minds about a person within the first fifteen seconds of meeting someone new. These impressions last and nowhere is this more evident than in real estate. Prospective buyers are doing […]

How to Start the New Year on Trend in Your Kitchen and Dining Area

The holidays are over, which means taking down all your holiday decorations because before you know it, the next holiday will be here, and you don’t want your Christmas lights still hanging in Spring. After the New Year, it’s an exciting time for me because I can reassess my style in my home and where […]

Homegrown with Heart: Gifts from the Garden

If you are like me, I value gifts from the heart much more than random material things. I love gifts of time and experience equally well.  I bet you do, too. Here are a few ideas for crafting beautiful, heartfelt gifts this holiday season. Gifts of food are always appreciated. Homemade treats can be enjoyed […]

Homegrown with Heart Column

To me, a bright sunshine-infused lemon is much more a sign of hospitality than the traditional pineapple. How many times do folks drop by and you offer them a glass of lemonade, a lemon bar, or maybe even a slice of lemon meringue pie? Also, how cheerful is a heaping bowl of lemons on your […]

Plant-Based Eating…with some Flexibility

Have you been considering adopting a Plant-Based Diet? Good news…you are not alone! What is a plant-based diet? Not surprisingly, it focuses on plants, including vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, seeds, and nuts. Some people add small amounts of dairy and eggs while others adopt plant-based meals for a portion of their day or week […]

Is It Worth It? Buying Decorative Pumpkins in Early Fall

What better way to show your love of the Fall season than decorating your porch or entryway with beautiful pumpkins in varying shapes and colors? If you buy them early, the selection is better. The dark orange pumpkins are a favorite. They contrast perfectly with their albino cousins, the white pumpkin. Some people – we […]

Early Autumn Vegetables

By Lori Rodgers –   Fall is my favorite season. Anticipating the first cool morning, brewing the first pot of pumpkin spice coffee, biting into a crisp, juicy apple. What’s not to love?   In seasons past I’ve focused my culinary efforts on desserts (think pumpkin everything!) and carb-focused side dishes like corn pudding and cornbread […]

Two Designer Secrets to Perk Up a Room

By Jeanette Carlson – Here are two items that professional interior designers and stylists for magazine photography sessions often use to finish off a room. These two no-fail items make a room look fresh, lived-in but sophisticated and polished. And they don’t cost a lot. Usually, you can buy these two magical things in a […]

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