Happy Easter Everyone!

Written by Kelly on April 4th, 2015

When I was young, Easter was such a special time. I have such fond memories of my sisters and I having the best day. Waking up to huge baskets of candy from the Easter Bunny and then getting all dressed up in dresses, hats and white patent leather shoes.

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We would attend early Mass then spend

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Idea For That Large Empty Wall

Written by Kelly on April 1st, 2015

I have been working with a client where we are changing around her rooms on the first floor to make better use of the space as well a better flow through the rooms. One issue we faced is if she should remove a wall to make one larger room:

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See the wall to the left? This was once her dining room

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5 Renovations That Offer the Biggest Return

Written by Kelly on March 30th, 2015

A question I receive often is asking for ideas on how to improve their home’s value. Whether you are remodeling to bring your home up to date or plan on selling, here are a few interesting facts from an article I read and thought you might find useful:

1) A new front door. (Return on investment

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Spring Tablescape

Written by Kelly on March 28th, 2015

Yes, it is still cold and snowy here in the Northeast, on the 28th day of March. I was stuck inside all day again, so I decided to decorate for Spring inside my kitchen. Decorating the kitchen seems to always start with a vignette on the table: spring table7

I used everything I already had on hand, except

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Mixing Silk Flowers With Greenery

Written by Kelly on March 25th, 2015

cherry_thumb.jpg I called my florist yesterday to find out how much it would cost to order a few cherry blossom branches to make an arrangement. She told me that one branch, which comes 6 feet tall, will cost me around $20.00 for each branch. Crazy. Then she gave me a great idea: cherry4 To buy the silk cherry

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Helpful Tip For Orchids

Written by Kelly on March 21st, 2015

Did you know that when orchids stop blooming and enter a dormant state, many orchid owners make the mistake of thinking their orchid has died and throw the plant away? I admit that I am one that has been throwing them out for years thinking they were dead and done! orchid My plant smart sister–in-law

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