What a recent fire in my home taught me…..

A couple of weeks ago, Friday the 13th proved to be one lucky day for me.  You see, that evening, my house was struck by lightning and the dryer in my laundry caught on fire. Fortunately I was home, and my smoke detector alerted me in time enough for me to close the laundry room…

Gone but not forgotten…..

One of my favorite new shows is HGTV ‘Design Star‘ where budding interior designers compete for their own show. Each week they must compete in a particular challenge that showcases their design skills, and last week, they had to design a party lounge based upon a particular era in time or style.  A few examples…