Category: Life!

...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 »

"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 »
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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 »

Sweet & Furry "Good-Byes"

Sweet & Furry "Good-Byes"
Saying “good-bye”?  Hmmm:  it happens all the time.  Every day, we say “bye” on a phone call or after a meeting or encounter that’s planned or unexpected.  Once in a while, we actually say “Good bye” when we leave someone or somewhere we’d rather not be connected to, but the ones I remember most, and... Read more »

Visiting With Melanie

So, I have wracked my brain for a while pondering fictional characters I would like to talk to in person — and why. It’s “Blogapalooza” night and that’s our assignment!  No doubt history is “my thing” and there are many times in history’s past that I would want to visit so that I could experience... Read more »
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Independent...Or, Dependent, Right?

Independent...Or, Dependent, Right?
What is it that I truly depend on – other than my nearest and dearest?  I mostly depend on myself; don’t most of us?  If I mention my “nearest and dearest”, they are there to be supportive, but not to be responsible for anything that’s mine now that I’m grown up.  Others can help, but... Read more »

Play and Shop Like Summer's Here!

Play and Shop Like Summer's Here!
What better on a gorgeous, sunny day than to write a blog post about “favorite summer things”?  Since I want to get OUTSIDE, here we go: At this time of the year, many of my clients and I want to get quick fixes and easy (er) solutions, or zippy ideas that can brighten their summer. First:  If you want high-end... Read more »

Designer Tips for FREE!!

Designer Tips for FREE!!
Before my list:  There are so many options and so many details and so many sources that I know of and have access to that you probably don’t know, but that’s why I have a job.  Remember that mistakes can be costly, so be fair to yourself and don’t go too far out. Here are some... Read more »
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Growing Up & Becoming Capable

Growing Up & Becoming Capable
A long time ago, I realized that I was going to have to, in certain ways, take care of myself.  That didn’t mean that no one cared about me or that I had to get a salaried job as a kid, but sometime in the years from 6th grade to high school, it was quite... Read more »