- Mon, May 18, 2015
We're finally enjoying some rainy days here in Southern California -- about the same time we begin coming to terms with the ordered 25% cut in urban water use.
Big droughts leave their stamp on California - the 1976-77 drought helped launch the move to low-flow plumbing fixtures and now, many of us are contemplating re-landscaping to more drought-tolerant yards.
In the meantime, though, thanks to the weekend rain, I am relishing the look of refreshment on my rose bushes, Gerber daisies and green grass.
As I watched this video sharing about Joni and Friends® Family Retreats, I saw something similar ...
- Mon, Apr 13, 2015
One of the best pieces of design advice I've ever heard is to start not with how you want your home to look but with how you want your home to live.
I've taken that counsel to heart - with three children, church, work, school, sports and just the overall busyness of life, I try to make our home live a "no-fuss" life - while it's orderly (ok, "semi" orderly), the décor is humble and the feel of the house is unpretentious . . . it's a "lived-in" design style.
I've learned through the years that I have to ...