Journey to Italy – A One-of-a-Kind Experience in Florence

As I’m sure you can imagine, two days in Florence, Italy (or Firenze in Italian) just isn’t enough time to experience even a few of the major highlights in this beautiful city. However, we did our best to enjoy our time there and drink in some of the Renaissance architecture, art, and culture that it’s … Read more

Journey to Italy – The Sinking City of Venice

I don’t know about you, but when I think of the historic city of Venice, Italy, I imagine a romantic ride on a gondola through one of the city’s many canals. Famous for its historic landmarks, arts, and culture, no visit is complete without a trip to the island of Murano to watch a master … Read more

Journey to Italy – How to Overcome the Challenge of Air Travel

If you have tried to fly anywhere over the last few years, I’m sure you have experienced some unexpected delays or cancellations. Therefore, our story will not be a huge surprise to you. In preparing for our trip to Italy, there were a few things we did right and a few we did wrong. I … Read more

Journey to Italy – Choosing Accommodations

In the summer of 2023, we had a conversation with our good friends over a glass of wine about taking a trip to Italy together. A year later, we did it! Over the next few blog posts, I will share some practical tips for planning a vacation abroad and highlight some of the amazing scenery, … Read more

Why is Taking Summer Vacation So Important?

Do you have that little voice in your head that tells you there is no time to take a summer vacation? You are just way too busy! In the past, when I worked for someone else, it was a much easier decision because I had no choice. They made me book summer vacation several months … Read more

How to Use Repeating Elements in Design to Achieve a Cohesive Look

A recent vacation at the Iberostar Grand Bavaro Hotel in Punta Cana, featuring photo-worthy Greco-Roman design, inspired me to write about repeating elements in design. I also became slightly obsessed with the gorgeous limestone walkways and iridescent tile surrounding us in this beautiful resort. That was most likely because those are elements that we cannot … Read more

Don’t Be Afraid of Color Outside

In my last blog post about kitchen design one of the things I shared is not to be afraid of adding a little color or a lot of color. Well, I must tell you I saw some fabulous color while on vacation in Prince Edward Island last week. At the suggestion of my dad’s girlfriend … Read more

Nova Scotia – Stay Strong!

I have just returned from a week of much-needed vacation.  It seemed slightly indulgent to take a vacation when I have only been working at about half capacity since the pandemic hit. It has been absolutely exhausting for so many of us that a break from all of the everyday challenges associated with it seemed … Read more

Can You Take a Break from Holiday Traditions?

As I think ahead to the busy holiday season, I would like to know if you might consider taking a break from holiday traditions. Don’t get me wrong – if you love and enjoy your holiday routines and customs, please stick to them. This year, ask yourself if you have holiday traditions that no longer … Read more

Do More with Less

As I spend time talking to clients about letting go of excess and taking control of their stuff – and their lives, I become more fascinated with how we can do more with less. It seems counter-intuitive, but here are a few examples to explain. Healthy Eating I helped a client get rid of all … Read more