Entertaining … hosting a party … having people in your home. For many people this is the proverbial good news/bad news situation. The good news is you’ll be surrounded by family and friends at this special time of year. The bad news is that entertaining can cause hospitality stress even for the most hospitable:Is my home nice enough or […]
Every year, new tax laws make it difficult to predict if and how much of a tax refund you may receive. Yet every April 15, about 60% of Americans qualify for a tax refund (also known as getting your own money back) and play the game of how to best spend or invest those “windfall” […]
Marie Kondo has taken the (disorganized) world by storm with her best sellers, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and the most recent, Spark Joy. The new Netflix series, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo that premiered in January, has reawakened the natural desire in people for stress-free living.
Tailored Living®, as well, has touched the lives of thousands of homeowners, moving them […]
It may be difficult to imagine “holiday entertaining” and “easy” in the same sentence, but don’t despair! There is no real law that says you have to turn yourself inside out over the holidays trying new and complicated recipes. You’re entitled to as much holiday fun as everyone else, so here are some suggestions from […]
Since back to school rolls around once a year, every year, you’d think it wouldn’t be a surprise. But, just like April 15, Tax Day, some people are never quite ready. The whole family scrambles at the last minute to get kids up and dressed, lunches made, backpacks loaded, and teeth and hair brushed as […]
Pantries are notorious for harboring things the family will never eat. Remember those flaming hot stuffed olives from the Christmas gift basket? Or the set of 10 exotic spices every kitchen should have that you’ve never heard of? Yep, both are now way in the back of the pantry with other forgotten or expired food […]
How pretty is your panty? Do you think it could stand a little freshening up? Such a hard-working space is often overlooked in terms of aesthetics, but there’s no reason a pantry can’t be functional and pretty. Either a walk-in, closet-style or open-shelves pantry can become a decorative asset as well as inspiration for fabulous […]