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Christmas Workout

“This is the basketball player workout Aunt Ruth”, my niece said as she ran from side to side. “You do it too! Follow me”, she ran beside me and gave me a beckoning wave. All I could think about was twisting my arthritic knee and an instant flash of pain shot up my leg. I do wish I could work out and run around with such childlike enthusiasm but not if I want to walk the next day. I watched…

Christmas 365

“Oh I wish we could keep the Christmas lights up all year long,” My niece said with excitement as we turned on the strands of lights running across the ceiling of my living room. “Can we do this in my room at home?” she asked. “Well maybe but this really only works here because I have high ceilings in my living room. We will see...” is where I left it.

My Favorite Things

I am drawn like a moth to a flame to anything sparkly and bright, from a clear sky full of stars to Christmas lights wrapped around a tree; I love little points of glowing light. I looked up and shimmering light rained down like diamonds dripping from the cool night sky. We moved through the mesh of lights and the music surrounded us pulling us deeper and deeper into the glowing Main Street of Walt Disney World. We were making…

Fresh Faced Wisteria

I could smell fresh bananas and see the left over peel just lying on the counter of my newly cleaned kitchen. Accompanying the peel was a cracked egg shell and my very cute pooh bear honey pot. The pile of fresh food detritus was lying beside a white bowl containing a gelatinous mixture, so I knew that my niece had been busy in the kitchen! “Aunt Rooooth!” my niece said with an emphasis on the “OO”. “Please, tell me you…

Fabulous Foyers

My niece and I communicate by Face Timing when she has become bored or she wants something! So on a recent Face Time session I noticed that her room was beyond disarray and looked alarmingly junky. I told her that it looked as if she had stood in the center of the room and thrown things at random. She informed me that she liked it that way and that “she” was one of those messy organized people. I replied by…

Dazzling Dining Rooms

They often sit unnoticed in silent isolation. They awake from their deep slumber to the aroma of turkey and their walls ring with the happy laughter of voices. They have a short and hectic holiday life but like a bear seeking hibernation, they fall back into their state of peaceful sleep with the turn of the calendar year. I think dining rooms are often the neglected souls of our home but in an open floor plan a neglected dining room…

Fall Flipping

The wind chime sang a high operatic burst that I could hear from the back of the house. It was calling me to “come and see something”, but what? I opened the door and wind rushed in to embrace me like an old friend. It pulled me onto the front porch and I felt it all around; the first flip to fall. The time when the heat breaks with the setting of the sun and a palatable freshness fills the…

Change with the Classics!

“This will be my last Halloween!” my niece Regan announced. She is a tween and on the precipice of becoming a teenager. For her swansong All Hallows eve character she has chosen to be a Corpse Bride. She has selected for her special night, a fashionable ripped and dirty wedding gown. Grandma has created her a special tiara that makes even the most undead corpse bride come alive with sparkle and gleam. Her shoes will be tattered wrecks of strappy…

Lanai Love

Many of our seasonal friends are shocked to discover, upon moving to Florida for good that Florida summers are often hot and muggy! If you are reading this, you more than likely have just endured your first Florida summer. If you are a permanent resident, congratulations, you made it through another hot one.

Flamingo Fun

Pink wings tipped in black moved against an azure sky. My eyes scanned the view above and I wondered if they were deceiving me or was I the luckiest girl in the world? I have been raised in Florida from the age of four and have traveled from tip to toe never seeing a flamingo in the wild and here above Tampa bay I was seeing a flamboyance in the sky. I fixed my gaze with excited determination to watch…

Focal Point

In Design the term focal point is used quite often but have you ever wondered what it really means? The focal point is simply the wall with the greatest visual emphasis. The wall that usually receives the most visual emphasis is the largest wall in the room. Everything else in the room such as smaller walls and furniture should visually support and work to achieve harmony with the focal wall. When you properly establish a strong focal wall, the room…
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    Christmas 365 “Oh I wish we could keep the Christmas lights up all year long,” My niece…
  • My Favorite Things
    My Favorite Things I am drawn like a moth to a flame to anything sparkly and bright, from…