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  • 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!…]

  • Sniffles & Sneezes? Orange Smoothie to the Rescue. – VIDEO, RECIPE
    Sniffles & Sneezes? Orange Smoothie to the Rescue. – VIDEO, RECIPE

      “With a little more tweaking, we could make orange juice in the orange without any packaging or processing.”- Homaro Cantu Sniffles and sneezes are an unwelcomed part of the holiday season.  Knock them out before they have the chance to gain strength with a cold fighting, vitamin packed smoothie [Read More!…]

  • Ideas to Create a Small Sacred Space in Your Home
    Ideas to Create a Small Sacred Space in Your Home

      Many people enjoy setting up a small space in their home to honor an event, a person, or anything upon which they want to focus.  The term “altar” traditionally brings up religious connotations, but many people use this term to label their home’s small sacred space. Most people create [Read More!…]

  • Does Your Doorway Say ‘Welcome’ for the Holidays? - VIDEO
    Does Your Doorway Say ‘Welcome’ for the Holidays? – VIDEO

      By Leah Bolden & Karen DeVenaro This time of year gets busier for most people. And part of this is more company coming more often… starting with walking through your front doorway. There is no time like the present to brighten up your front doorway for the upcoming holiday [Read More!…]

  • Get the Energy & Health Benefits of a DIY Beet Smoothie - VIDEO, RECIPE
    Get the Energy & Health Benefits of a DIY Beet Smoothie – VIDEO, RECIPE

       “What did the carrot say to the wheat?  Lettuce rest, I’m feeling beet.” – Shel Silverstein Beets are a food you either love or hate.  There is very little middle ground with beets.  They stain your fingers during preparation, and your children turn up their noses in disgust when [Read More!…]

  • The Emotion & Magic of Music… the Universal Language
    The Emotion & Magic of Music… the Universal Language

      Whether we sing, listen to songs on the radio or digital device, play an instrument, or just hum, music is a universal language. Think about your favorite movie, then imagine it without soundtracks.  Forrest Gump?  Wizard of Oz?  Films would be far less enjoyable without music.  You probably know [Read More!…]