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Sandy Dickinson

I look forward to your article every Saturday. Thank you for what you do, I love my sheets now! I am in need of a table pad for my dining room table. I should have done this years ago. Any suggestions on where to buy one? We had some issues with warm plates on my black wood table. Trying to get the white marks out and then cover it. Please email me when you have time. Thank you S. Dickinson

Archived Articles - 2016/12/26 at 10:38 am


K. Nelson

Trying to search for October 16th article on second homes.

Unable to find it.

Could you please e-mail

Thank you

K. Nelson

2016/10/28 at 11:51 am


                Marni - In reply to K. Nelson.

Just run a search on my name and second homes. You should find it, and a few others.

2016/10/30 at 6:46 pm



Hi Marni, really enjoy the column! (Denver Post Saturday ed.) Thank you! I am in need of revisiting your article on lighting as we just did over the kitchen, which spilled into the living room, which ended up being a lot of money and now I have new furniture and need new lighting tips and ideas! Cant find that article – can you help?

2016/09/13 at 9:01 pm


Vee Garry-Chiulli

Dear Marni, I enjoy your articles so much reading them in the Sarasota Herald paper. Cried with you when you closed up your parent’s home and so many other pieces touch my heart. You must be a very special person.

Just want you to know that you really make an 86 year old gramma’s day.



Fall Decor - 2015/01/02 at 7:16 am


Reyanne Freeman

In a recent column that appears in our local paper you discussed napkins and tableclothes made out of paper that come in a roll and in different collors. Can also be washed carefully. Can you give me the brand or where I could find them to buy? Home Goods or Bed Bath & beyond to not have.



Concord, CA

LET THE WILD RUMPUS START! - 2012/11/17 at 6:52 pm


Sallie Adil

There is obviously sooo much more to research about this. I think you made some pretty neat points in Features also.

Father’s Day Gadgets That Help Dads & Moms - 2010/03/27 at 3:51 pm


Jolene Singleterry

As a librarian for 35 yrs I am not surprised your column about organizing bks caused so much comment.

I knew someone on the Governor’s Library committee and the govenor’s wife demanded all book covers come off. When you do that, unfortunately it sometimes tears the original book cover and damages it. Also many renowned illustrators do children’s books and thus book covers. Also like another reader said book covers can be valuable I recently won a Harry Potter collector’s edition at a library conference and the book cover itself is framable art.

I think books organized by subject is a great idea for a small home library. It takes all kinds of organizing depending on the person.

Jolene Singleterry, Chickasha, OK

Book Jackets: To Remover or Not Remove, That Is the Question - 2010/01/06 at 10:07 am



Hi Marni.

Well, I usually end up taking my jackets off. I don’t think I have many books worth much money.

Great post. Fun to see you are blogging!

Happy New Year. Sandy

Book Jackets: To Remover or Not Remove, That Is the Question - 2010/01/03 at 2:05 pm


 Jen Duchene

Dear Marni,

I can relate, to all of it – talking to much because there is always more to say and to many medals for being – don’t know why they don’t give Mother’s Medals.

All the arranging we have to do! Thanks for including my award idea in your article.

Jen Duchene

Oh, and One More Thing… - 2009/11/20 at 9:49 am



As I began reading the description of your book my heart skipped a beat ten began racing. I could see a glimmer of light. Would it be possible that a homeschooling pregnant mama of 10 might be able to find order in her home?? The book’s description suggests there is. A GIRLFRIEND’S GUIDE to living life in THE REAL WORLD OF A FAMILY!!! Whooohoooo In fact we even scheduled a graduation party at the end of August and we are all zooming around trying to find projects to beautify yet simplify our home… making it look like an inviting place to be (though it has NEVER been that before). But just as I begin to hope anew and visions of an organized life appear through a cloud of chaos, I shudder in terror as I see a future date of FEBRUARY!!! In a feeble grasp I check the date on this new found blog…maybe the post is from last July! UGH! Nope…reality has spoken. Sigh…if you need a test family let me know. Till then I will have to become aquainted w/ your blog. 😉

With Great Relief, I Introduce My Next Book … - 2009/07/31 at 6:50 pm


Maryjo Morgan, Writer

Your advice is sound, Marni. Tough economic times make us all a bit jumpy; framers who offer decent prices will hold their customer base, regardless. Good job in consumer education.

I’ve Been Framed - 2009/05/18 at 8:00 pm

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