When Picking a Pillow, Use Your Head

October 14, 2019  You snuggle with them. You sleep with them. You hold them close. Some of you won’t leave home without them. I’m not talking about your pet. I’m talking about your pillow — that under-sung household hero that most of us spend more face time with than any other object, save for, perhaps, […]

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How to Make Rainy-Day Placemats

October 7, 2019 I had nothing left to do but wring my hands. Hurricane Dorian was looming off the horizon. We were being bombarded by media telling us to hole up, hunker down and hang in. Stores, restaurants, schools and businesses across Eastern and Central Florida were closed. Mail didn’t come for days. I had […]

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7 Insights for Those Downsizing Through Generations

September 23, 2019  “I’m up to my eyeballs in needlepoint pillows,” came the text from my neighbor and friend Deborah Robison, when I asked how her mother’s move was going. “I’m decluttering generations of inheritance.” I have been there, and now Deborah is. Going through a parent’s belongings is a rite of passage almost none […]

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Your Roof Should Whisper Not Shout

September 16, 2019   Food, clothing, and a roof over your head most would agree are basic needs. We’re two out of three at our house. The soggy realization that our roof was kaput soaked in a few weeks ago. “Uhhh, Honey?” I said, looking up from the kitchen table toward a brown splotch forming […]

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