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  • The Artful Budget Wedding
    The Artful Budget Wedding

      One of the most satisfying days of your life could be your wedding. Joy, beauty, celebration, and ritual, can all be part of the event.  Do you need to go into debt to pull off a gorgeous, memorable wedding?   Absolutely not.  You create a wonderful event that doesn’t leave [Read More!…]

  • Which of These 7 Art Elements Best Express Who You Are?
    Which of These 7 Art Elements Best Express Who You Are?

      When using art to decorate your home, it helps to know more about art to better reflect who you are and what you like to share in your environment. In all forms of art, basic elements help create each piece. Though not all elements are present in each piece, [Read More!…]

  • Which of These Different Types of Roses Will You Plant?
    Which of These Different Types of Roses Will You Plant?

      Elizabeth Taylor. Dolly Parton. The Duke of Windsor. Mister Lincoln. Helen Hayes. John F. Kennedy. They were all there, hybrid tea roses my father planted in a small rose garden by our patio. I knew nothing about roses back then, except we bought them in early spring, and we [Read More!…]

  • DIY – How to Laminate a Countertop - VIDEO
    DIY – How to Laminate a Countertop – VIDEO

      By Leah Bolden & Karen DeVenaro Ready to update your kitchen for the spring? Leah from See Jane Drill demonstrates how to install sheet laminate on wood to create a countertop surface. If you do this yourself, rather than purchasing pre-made countertop, you will have a much wider variety [Read More!…]

  • Bloody Mary’s Birthday at the Garden Party - VIDEO RECIPE
    Bloody Mary’s Birthday at the Garden Party – VIDEO RECIPE

       “What did the vegetables say at the garden party?  Lettuce turnip the beet.”  – Anonymous When you think of April’s Easter Garden Parties images, fairy princesses may dance in your head rather than winter’s sugar plumb fairies.  However, parties and libations go together like Bloody and Mary.  And, so [Read More!…]

  • Bring the Outdoors In… Decorating with House Plant Art
    Bring the Outdoors In… Decorating with House Plant Art

      By Monica Hagen, March, 2017 – Many of us love companions in our homes, such as family members, friends, and pets.  But, what about plants? Some of us have no desire to maintain plants.  Other people impulse-buy a potted beauty or two and try to keep them alive.  A [Read More!…]

  • How to Use Mother Nature to Create the Art of Spring
    How to Use Mother Nature to Create the Art of Spring

      Springtime and the livin’ is easy! Well, maybe not, but you can liven up your life and living space with seasonal brights, courtesy of Mother Nature.  Nature’s art is one of the best ways to add new energy and keep within a budget. My favorite artistic addition to my [Read More!…]

  • 6 Tips to Get Started Gardening this Spring!
    6 Tips to Get Started Gardening this Spring!

      Have you been bitten by the gardening bug? Spring is the prime season for the gardening bug to bite, so beware. Many new gardeners are bitten by the gardening bug when they buy their first home and suddenly have a yard and garden to maintain. Others are bitten by [Read More!…]

  • Improve Your Bathroom in One Hour with a New Faucet - VIDEO
    Improve Your Bathroom in One Hour with a New Faucet – VIDEO

      By Leah Bolden & Karen DeVenaro A quick and easy way to refresh your bathroom is to install a new bathroom faucet.  While you might think you need a plumber to accomplish this task, it is actually a very simple process that should take you about an hour.  You [Read More!…]

  • Diet… Are You Eating to Win or Lose at Life? – VIDEO
    Diet… Are You Eating to Win or Lose at Life? – VIDEO

       “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” – Hippocrates Do you know diet is one of the most important parts of your winning game plan for life?  Athletes, millionaires, billionaires, and spiritual leaders realize we are what we eat.  Our food choices either empower or destroy [Read More!…]

  • Art from Your Heart... in the Bedroom
    Art from Your Heart… in the Bedroom

      February is the perfect time to incorporate new art into the bedroom.  Since most of us spend about a third of our lives in this space, shouldn’t it be beautiful and inspiring? First of all, assess what you already have in the room.  A photograph of you and your [Read More!…]

  • 4 Tips for Fool-Proof Organic Homemade Whipped Cream - VIDEO RECIPE
    4 Tips for Fool-Proof Organic Homemade Whipped Cream – VIDEO RECIPE

      “Stressed spelled backwards is desserts. Coincidence?  I think not!” – Author Unknown How often have you heard someone say, “I can’t make whipped cream,“ or “I don’t have the time to make whipped cream.  It’s easier to buy the canned spray stuff.  No one will know the difference.” Making [Read More!…]

  • Artful Home Décor Trends for 2017
    Artful Home Décor Trends for 2017

      While art is a personal choice and has a huge foundation in personal authenticity, it is fun to peek behind the curtain and see what people “in the know” think about upcoming trends for the home. The other part of this equation is if you own your home and [Read More!…]

  • Don’t get Stuck this Winter… A Gal’s Guide to Jumper Cables
    Don’t get Stuck this Winter… A Gal’s Guide to Jumper Cables

      By Leah Bolden & Karen DeVenaro Every woman who drives fears her car breaking down and being stranded, alone, by the side of the road.  This is particularly true during winter travel, when the cold, snow and ice can make a bad situation worse. The next time you need [Read More!…]

  • Healthy, Fun VIDEO RECIPE… Toaster Oven Banana Boats
    Healthy, Fun VIDEO RECIPE… Toaster Oven Banana Boats

      “This is perhaps what has made some suspect that the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil was really a banana.”  ― Jane Grigson, Jane Grigson’s Fruit Book Is a banana a healthy food or just a silly curved fruit wrapped in its own convenient packaging?  Scientists and medical researchers say [Read More!…]

  • How to Create Holiday Color & Style that Looks Professionally Done
    How to Create Holiday Color & Style that Looks Professionally Done

      What?  December already? Embrace it!  Use art to make this holiday season the most colorful and sparkling ever. Using simple art techniques can help you create a coordinated, professional-looking holiday home, whether you decorate one room or go all out and alter your whole house. The color wheel is [Read More!…]

  • An Easy Trick for a Fast, Cozy Fire in Your Fireplace or Fire Pit - Video
    An Easy Trick for a Fast, Cozy Fire in Your Fireplace or Fire Pit – Video

      By Leah Bolden & Karen DeVenaro Brrr… it’s cold outside! Everyone loves a cozy, roaring fire in their fireplace or fire pit this time of year. Here’s a simple and inexpensive trick to get a fire started easily with an item just about everyone has in their kitchen drawer. [Read More!…]

  • Popeye’s Wicked Green Smoothie is Sexy! - VIDEO, RECIPE
    Popeye’s Wicked Green Smoothie is Sexy! – VIDEO, RECIPE

      “Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food.” – Hippocrates The holidays are here, and green rules regarding decorations.  Yet, how often have we heard our children say at the dinner table, “Yuck! That’s green! I don’t like green stuff.” It’s not only children who [Read More!…]

  • How to Create an Artful Thanksgiving Table
    How to Create an Artful Thanksgiving Table

      Of all the holidays we celebrate in the US, Thanksgiving seems to be one of the most universal.  Who doesn’t want to appreciate what they have and celebrate with family and friends? Okay, the turkey can be dry, and the desserts send you into a sugar coma, but honestly, [Read More!…]

  • Project Makeover... The Dining Room
    Project Makeover… The Dining Room

      I can not tell you how many people, once they find out I am a designer, say to me…”Oh, I bet your house  is so beautiful…”. While this is a life long goal of mine – to have a beautiful and comfortable home that speaks about who we are [Read More!…]