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Inspiration + Wisdom

Remembering Princess Diana

August 31, 2017

What Princess Diana Meant to Me

The death of Princess Diana 20 years ago is a “John F. Kennedy” moment for me; meaning I’ll always remember where I was when I learned that Princess Diana had died in a car crash in Paris. I was 12, the same age as Prince Harry, and it was almost like learning my own mother had died. To me, Princess Diana and my mother will always be inextricably linked. My mother adored Diana and, like many women, tried to emulate her style and haircut. But their link is way deeper to me because they were both beautiful, loving, kind, fun and graceful. So now whenever I see pictures of Diana, I always think of my own mother.

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Cell Phone Etiquette at the Dinner Table

Etiquette is not a lost art. Practicing good manners is about being considerate of others and showing them respect. Those two things are never a lost art, but sometimes we need to be reminded when modern life makes us forget. Nowhere is it more…

June 15, 2017
Home Tips

Strategies for Setting a Home Design Budget

Get exactly what you want while staying within your budget. Building a home last year was an education for my husband and me. We had never even bought a home much less built one. Working with the builders, picking out finishings and being involved…

June 5, 2017

5 Habits of Happy People

There are no yellow brick roads on the way to happiness, just a few tried and true principles. These 5 habits of happy people are simple to integrate into your everyday life and can have an immediate impact on your overall happiness. Here’s some…

May 9, 2017
DIY painted lamp

DIY Painted Lamp

What’s better than buying a new lamp for the house? Rehabbing an old lamp with new paint and saving some moolah. That’s exactly how this DIY painted lamp came into existence.…

January 17, 2017
Inspiration + Wisdom

25 Pearls of Wisdom from Martin Luther King, Jr.

MLK, Jr. quotes to inspire every facet of life. I have to start off today’s post with a confession. I’ve always appreciated Dr. King’s life and contributions to American society, but I’ve never truly dug deeply into his words until this year. Maybe it’s…

January 13, 2017
How to Create and Keep Good Habits

How to Create and Keep Good Habits

New year equals new (and improved!) you… right? It makes sense to use the beginning of a year to wipe the slate clean and set new goals. So why do our good intentions start strong in January and dwindle out by March? Is it…

January 6, 2017