Flaunting Your Life

Flaunting your life means being proud of who you are. Happy in yourself. Content with who you are and what you like. We are all just books still being written. What happens in the next chapter is up to you. Make it a good one!

Designing for Summer Personality

Summer. It means different things to different people. For me, it means gardening. And going to the beach. Maybe a day road trip exploring someplace new. But it always involves getting out in nature. For my Flaunt Your Life line, I’ve been inspired to create items that would look good in any home for a…

Creating New

As Dana and I have chosen to put Flaunt Boots to bed, I have been taking that creative energy in a new direction and back to my roots as a graphic designer.  I am enjoying combining my love of taking photographs of the flowers in my garden, or of beautiful scenes in nature, and trying…

A Walk Through the Garden

A morning’s walk through the garden is one of my favorite things to do in May.  Every day shows something new. A few are on the downside – my golden chain tree seemed to be at peak for a shorter period this year (or perhaps because we had a solid week of rain.)  The exbury…

The Memories of Smell

Smell can take me way back…  like the smell of Rose Milk lotion my grandmother used every day.  She had the softest skin and try as she might, she was still a plump, perfectly huggable grandmother with soft, wrinkly skin. I hope to follow in her footsteps. The smell of the campfire is one of…

Finding Joy in Unwashed Dishes

Usually being stopped in your tracks by unwashed dishes is not necessarily a good thing. But occasionally, if you are stopped in your tracks by an unexpected moment in time, you stop and hit the pause button and just BE in that moment.  I had such a moment walking into my kitchen the other morning…

Thank Goodness for My Garden!

As we spend our spring sheltering in place and social distancing, I feel very fortunate that I am able to do so in my own back yard. I have always appreciated having a large back yard – it is the reason I live where I live. We purposely chose a smaller house because it came…

Books for that Rainy Day (which has arrived.)

That rainy day is here… While self-isolating at home, I have a guilt-free excuse for getting around to reading some of those books on my bookshelf I have neglected for too long.  In the past, I always had so many other projects or reasons to be out of the house that kept me away from…

Friends Are There

  Friends are there, we just can’t be with them right now. During this virus crisis, make special effort to keep in touch with friends and family. Write a letter.  Video chat.  Pick up the phone.  Connect.   Because friends are like stars. You don’t always see them them, but you know they are there….