The Baking Cabinet

“This was in an old farmhouse in upstate New York,” the dealer noted. I thought of one of my old customers, John, who lived on his farm for many, many decades in upstate New York.  I had never met John in person but we became friends through commonality and scribbled word.  He would send a check…

The Colorful Home Makeover

  Home.  What you surround yourself with directly effects how you feel, how you work, how you dream.  I have a great love of decorating and an active imagination so I can see what rooms will look like with certain colors and textures and a simple rearrangement of furniture. When I first moved in to our lovely abode…

The $29 Kitchen Redo (oh, how I love paint!)

When I first moved in I told y’all that I loved the color of the kitchen and didn’t even need to change it!  Well, after cooking and eating in a north facing kitchen, perhaps a lighter color would be better.  It didn’t emanate the feeling that I wanted, either.  You know, a country kitchen somewhere in New Mexico, let’s…

Make Your Own Lovely Lemon Hairspray

  This is a great concoction that I made from my old modeling days.  When I had a modeling agency we used it on the kids.  I still make a batch once in awhile if I really want to get gorgeous and feel the need for hot rollers.  It’s just so easy and incredibly effective.  You don’t…

Make Your Own Effective Herbal Toothpaste and Mouthwash

  Toothpaste is easy and fun to make.  It tastes great too and does wonders for your teeth.  I am afraid the toothpaste at the store is less than healthy.  Fluoride is not the same thing as fluorine, the natural occurring mineral, and is actually a byproduct of the aluminum industry.  It’s a bit toxic,…