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REimagine Tip: Caulk for a Profession...

REimagine Tip: Caulk for a Professional Paint Job

For all of you that have DIY painting projects to tackle this fall now that the kids are back to school… Just a quick tip about one of the best ways to ensure a professional looking paint job.  I mentioned it in my “All About House Paint” post a few weeks back. Caulk–an essential part […]

Where I’ve Been…and Where...

Where I’ve Been…and Where I’m Going

Hola, partners!  I know, it’s been forever and a day. It’s been a crazy whirlwind around here–we sold our house on August 4 and have been living in my parents’ RV for the last month–all 320 square feet of it. Yes, we are a family of four. Yes, we have three dogs and a cat. […]

Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day

  Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.  -Roger Lewin As many of you are prepping for the first day of school and getting ready to send your children off to their new classrooms this year, I hope that you’ll remember this.  The world needs more problem solvers, more […]

REimagine Tip: All About House Paint

REimagine Tip: All About House Paint

  It’s no secret that I love to paint.  I paint pretty much everything: furniture, walls, cabinets, pictures, my nails…  With a lifetime of experience (I started painting the barns on our farm as a child, and more recently 11 years of painting apartments every month as a property manager) I get asked a lot […]

In Your Wildest Dreams

In Your Wildest Dreams

I heard The Moody Blues’ “Your Wildest Dreams” on the radio the other day, and it really got me thinking. Not just about 80’s awesomeness, although that was definitely there, but about chasing our dreams and missed opportunities. Life can go in so many directions, just based on a seemingly simple decision. Several people have […]

How to Sell Your Life

How to Sell Your Life

Recently, I’ve been dismantling my world. I’ve been searching all the nooks and crannies…seeing what works, what doesn’t; what I like, what I don’t; what I need vs. what I’m told is required. I’ve come up with some tips. How to Decide What to Keep Do you need it? Kind of an obvious question, but […]

Unveiling: Vintage Chic Nursery at Va...

I am so incredibly proud of Stephanie–she was invited to participate in the 2017 Vanguard Designer Showcase! For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, Vanguard is the separate fundraising arm for the Albany Symphony Orchestra. Since the 1980’s they have invited local designers to contribute to a showhouse, in which an entire house […]

Power Through?

Power Through?

So I’m sick. Like really, really, hacking up a lung, thick mucus gross sick. My new boss was inching his chair away every time I coughed in our meeting this morning. I’ve got a bad virus (which seems to happen every time I visit a place with more kids than adults…thanks, Magic Forest), and have […]

Craigslist Steal of the Day

Craigslist Steal of the Day

If I had a spot for these babies…you better believe I wouldn’t be posting them here. All they need is a gorgeous blue and white fabric to make my heart sing…but the thick, rust colored upholstery fabric that is currently on there will go with a lot of decor. Currently for sale on the Albany […]

Make it Last

Make it Last

Three little words–make it last–and yet they can be so impactful: Make it last–a beautiful day spent with your favorite people. Make it last–a cherished heirloom handed down through your family. Make it last–your favorite article of clothing that always makes you feel confident. Make it last–early morning snuggles with your kids, knowing that this […]