Going Coastal…..

Here is a bit more advice from out local real estate experts….This season buyers in the upscale Naples, Florida housing market overwhelmingly favor whites and grays, with some highlights of coastal colors. “Our buyers indicate that they want the bright, white coastal look,” says Ashley Valentine of John R. Wood Properties. Keeping colors and themes consistent throughout the home helps to bring a strong appealing design together. Whites and grays offer a great neutral and […]

Fresh Summer Looks

June is here and it is time to celebrate the summer season! Making small changes in my living spaces during the year keeps my home looking fresh, updated and gives my family a lift. I put way the warm colors of fall and winter and brought in light and white. Over the next few weeks I will be freshening some of the paint, bringing in new bedding, accessories and wallpaper. Here are some great inspirations. […]

Starfish – Fun Facts for the Family

Here are some family friendly facts to share when you are enjoying sunset cocktails at the beach, foraging through tidal pools with the grandkids or when you are snuggled up in front of a warm fire reminiscing about past seaside vacations. Starfish belong to the Phylum Echinodermata that also includes sand dollars sea urchins, and sea cucumbers. All of their body plans have five sections (or multiples thereof) arranged around a central disk. There are […]

Terrarium Green Keeps The Winter Blues Away

It is so much fun to have terrariums come back into style. No need to pull out the macramé. Today’s terrariums have a clean, fresh feel and are a great way to keep the gloom of long February days at bay. Enjoy a touch of spring bloom through out the winter. Here are some hints: Find the perfect container that has a top. If it can be opened and closed it will be lower-maintenance and […]

Make 2014 Spectacular with Vision and Focus!

“Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will be among the stars.” –Les Brown In late December, I started my vision board at a party with friends. It was a fun way to get started, dreaming about the year to come and sharing all types of magazines, but when I got home I had to do the real work. This is where it got scary. As women we typically don’t like to talk […]