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Everyone Starts Somewhere

We all start somewhere

Originally published in December 28, 2020, this has been updated and re-published December 30, 2022.  When you work for yourself, your brain can be one big echo chamber. Keeping up with the day-to-day while trying to anticipate what’s down the … Continued

Chasing Coupons

Coupons have influenced consumers’ decisions for over 130 years. Starting with free glasses of soda and sticky stamps that got traded for toasters or dishes, vendors found this to be an effective way to win the buying public’s hearts. The … Continued

The Heroic Challenge of Delivering Happiness

Today’s post is on both expecting, and delivering happiness.  This first sentence is to entertain the algorithms. 🙂   Rest is for consumers and service providers alike. If anything, the last few years have highlighted the value of choosing well, and … Continued

Change Happens

change happens

“Can you BELIEVE this??” my husband thundered from upstairs. “UNBELIEVABLE!!” Doug has a deep voice, but does not typically “thunder”.  So I ran upstairs. The subject of his ire? A new can of Barbasol shaving cream. Yes, the shaving cream … Continued

Staging Co-ops and Condos, Part One

Staging Co-ops and Condos

Staged co-ops and condos seems oxymoronic in Westchester’s hot real estate market, right? I mean, buyers are not spending a lot of money. And if they’re not happy, they should be able to use their imagination. Right?? Welcome to TRH’s … Continued

PUZZLED About Decorating or Redesign?

PUZZLED About Decorating or Redesign?

Decorating or redesign in your future?  Maybe a new space, or just want a new look, but you’re hitting a wall. The design shows, social media, et al make it look so easy….but where, and how do *you* start??  Would … Continued

Clever or Cool Isn’t Enough

A multi-pack of facial tissues was on my shopping list. The office supply company’s in-house brand was the same price as the tried-and-true brand. But the latter was more eye-catching. Brightly colored and witty was a bonus, right?. No one … Continued