• How To Tell A Story Through Decorating

    You know,There are many ways to approach decorating but something that has helped me create a cohesive feel in my home is to tell a story. I want to tell a story that is unique to my family. I know people who decorate to tell the a story of their family’s beliefs. Their walls are covered with scriptures or phrases that reiterate their ethos. Okay, I do a little of that too. Others enjoy decorating with things that point to activities they love. For example,  we have many fond memories spent at a lake house located in North Georgia that’s been in the family since the 1970’s. It was decorated…

  • Five Oldies But Goodies Suspense Novels Worth Re-reading

    Step. Step. Step. Each time his shoe hit the ground  his pace increased until he was all out running. A worn out black and red duffel bag hung from his shoulder. One of his hands held firmly to the canvas strap so as not to lose the bag and it’s precious contents. Sweat streamed down his forehead as he glanced from side to side at the miles of hot white sand. The ocean stretched out in front of him as he continued forward.  Suddenly he stopped and looked around. He leaned over as he caught his breath. No one had followed him. He was certain. As he turned to look…

  • A Year Filled With Milestones

      … I watched as my husband helped carry the old metal desk that had lived in our son’s room. Jay was on one end. Our son Joey was on the other. They lifted it into the truck. That was it. The last piece of furniture to go to Joey’s new home a few hours away. He towered over us. Young and tall. Ready to learn what he needed to know to fulfill his dreams of becoming a professional animator. It felt right. He clearly has the raw talent. Now we were seeing the raw determination. This is a milestone that will make an impression on the rest of his…

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