Portraits from Teenage Artist Malia

Malia is a teenage artist who lives in my neighborhood. I've know her since she was a young girl, and I'm so impressed with her talent that I'm sharing it with you today. In addition, she does work by request, as you'll see below, and she would welcome doing a family portrait for you. Here's... Continue Reading →

Dejunking: The Book that Motivated Me

I’ve been dejunking my house.  It is all due to the book For Packrats Only: How to Clean Up, Clear Out, and Dejunk Your Life Forever (1998) by Don Aslett.  I heard about it from a high-school friend’s blog post, which you can see here.  She is a craft blogger and gave herself the challenge to... Continue Reading →

A Finished Room of My Own

One year ago today, I started this blog.  I did so at the urging of Michele Kort, senior editor at Ms. Magazine.  I had the privilege of speaking with her on the phone because a family member of mine happens to be Michele’s good friend.  Michele spoke with me on two separate occasions, looked over... Continue Reading →

Decorating with Books

I’m not an interior designer or a photographer, but here are some photos of how I decorate with books at my house.  Books best represent my personality, so I’ve come to collect them and showcase them in my home.  There was a time when they were all in boxes in our unfinished basement, but now... Continue Reading →

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