Halloween, As Always!

Halloween, As Always!
Halloween is Fun and So Timeless!  Many,many things about Halloween are fun, creative, silly and that’s what makes it a kids’ holiday and a family holiday.  And the best part is creating a costume.  Every year new trends come up for kids:  they are based on movie characters, political characters (no comment), cartoons and comics... Read more »

...In My Mind's Eye

...In My Mind's Eye
As we get older, or maybe well before we’re called “old”, our memory starts to fail us.  We just can’t remember everything any more.  I have no idea when I first noticed it in myself, but I’ve gotten used to giving longer thoughts to what I’m about to say and my responses to others are... Read more »

Fall is here? Soon!

Fall is here?  Soon!
Technically, it will be summer for almost another month, right? But with Labor Day around the corner, school starting and days getting shorter, if it weren’t so **** hot outside, it would seem like fall already. Fall is a gorgeous season. It means the end of summer and we will soon need jackets and boots;... Read more »
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...In the Summer of.....

...In the Summer of.....
…a long time ago! So…when did summer get so complicated?  I don’t really remember summer break before “real” grade school, but for all the years after first grade till into jr high, my summers were the same and were great!  We lived across the street from my elementary school (Lincoln School in Evanston) and most... Read more »

To Sixteen & Me

To Sixteen & Me
I was sixteen years old a Long time ago.  Why then do I remember so much about it?  I had a super-busy social life and I also had a lot of homework.  What would I now consider the important things?  Is it what I did wrong or what I did right?  It’s actually the reality... Read more »

Help...It's Almost Bedtime!

Help...It's Almost Bedtime!
Egad.  I’m up from another night of six and a half hours of sleep, maybe, but probably just six.  I want that other hour, but my mind keeps going late into the night and…oh well.  All my mindfulness yoga notwithstanding, and my ability to truly relax for minutes at a time when I am awake... Read more »
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"In" or "Out" (for now)?

"In" or "Out" (for now)?
This season has been fun for me because I have seen all sorts of colors and styles.  It’s Spring!  So, what IS the most popular color now?  It is whatever the paint companies choose.  Pantone has named “Ultra-Violet” this year!  I just looked up a Feng-Shui website and they have a whole list of them... Read more »

On Furry Family Members

On Furry Family Members
Oh.h.h.h this has been a long 2 weeks. Fuzz, our 7 1/2-year-old husky has been very sick. Two weeks ago today, he could hardly breathe and after 2 days of watching and testing him at 2 different animal hospitals, they diagnosed that he was in heart failure. His prognosis was that we would be coming... Read more »

The Season of Self-Expression is Here!

The Season of Self-Expression is Here!
Unlike many seasons past, individualism is working.  So many colors from pastels to strong hues like reds and oranges and aqua are in photographs of today’s interiors.  Psychologically, this can’t be better for me and my clients–or anyone else.  It says that so much is “now”.  It means, from my point of view, that I... Read more »
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"Ultra-Violet" Pantone's 2018 Color of the Year

"Ultra-Violet"  Pantone's  2018 Color of the Year
Oooh!  “Ultra-Violet” is Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year! Interesting… it’s a color that will certainly stand out and can be used in many creative ways. It will work in the Interior Design world as a funky accent color that won’t become “dated” unless it’s overused! Of course, in fashion is kind of a no-brainer... Read more »