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End of Summer 2018: Search for Fun and Meaning

Originally published August 2014, refreshed and reposted for 2018 Remember that white-hot and very worthwhile Ice Bucket Challenge of 2014?  The way it exploded confirmed many of us search for fun and meaning  this time of year. As part of my end … Continued

Designing With, and For Taurus

You might be more curious than a believer, but here’s a fun look at this sign: their decision style, and the decor ideas they stars say they’ll love.   Taurus (April 21-May 20) is represented by the Bull. An Earth sign, … Continued

Selling Westchester County Real Estate in the Age of Yanny or Laurel

Selling Westchester County Real Estate in an Age of Yanny or Laurel

Yanny…or Laurel?  Split…or colonial?  Homefinder apps have changed real estate forever.  Instant, and voluminous amounts of information pumped into smartphones has compressed-and some argue, distorted-buyers’ assessment of online listings. For some, viewing leans to sport. The Dress (ancient history) and … Continued

Decorating With, and For an Aries

Endeavors like decorating succeed when they nail the process, as well as the results. As a provider, or someone participating significantly with the decider, knowing what resonates with them is key.   Considered the beginning, or birth of the zodiac cycle-Aries … Continued

Coloring Your World: ORANGE You Glad??

Besides being a punchline to a child’s’ knock-knock joke (‘ORANGE you glad I didn’t say banana?’)  and knowing there is no word that rhymes with it, The Refreshed Home asks-what do we really know about “ORANGE”? YES!  The series Coloring Your … Continued

California Chrome: Colors, and Destiny

Never been a horse person…but what drew me in enough to read California Chrome’s story, chuckle at the story behind  “DAP” on the silks, then be genuinely touched by, and interested in this story was this photo of him winning the Derby, … Continued

The Refreshed Home: Good Cop or Bad Cop?

Good Cop/Bad Cop is a time-honored cliche, a tool used to shake up the equilibrium, and prod someone into action. The Good Cop is supportive, looking out for you; the Bad Cop says the tough things that need to be … Continued

”It’s Only Weird if it Doesn`t Work”

“It’s Only Weird if it Doesn’t Work”. This is the 2nd NFL season this line has been reverberating through millions of homes. Mis-matched socks, assigned seating, assorted rituals and talismans, and of course the dreaded QUINOA BURGER.  And “Fear the Beard” was the … Continued