My birthday get-away, from the Columbia Gorge to Luxembourg!


I recently celebrated my birthday. It was a wonderful day full of adventure. One of the ways, I get my gardening/nature fix, is to get out into the wilderness of Oregon. What better backyard than our gorgeous state parks! I couldn’t think of a more fantastic venue for my birthday. To further illustrate my endless […]

Small Kitchen Design by Julie DeJardin

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Today, I wanted to feature one of my favorite people – Julie DeJardin.  I met Julie when I was working as a designer for Neil Kelly and she was the president for the National Kitchen and Bath Association. She’s an amazing designer, a dear friend and she really knows how to downsize in style! Julie […]

Small space : Big Impact with FLOR tiles


Have you heard of FLOR? They are an innovative flooring company that has developed modular flooring solutions that have big impact! Perfect for small spaces, these ingenious carpet tiles will add serious style to your rooms! Check out some of my favorite looks… Modern… Or more traditional… FLOR’s wide selection of styles and colors has […]

Apartment Therapy in a Book


I’m sure many of you love following the extremely successful and inspirational blog : Apartment Therapy.  Never heard of it?  You must go take a look. It is chock full of fantastic ideas and home tours of some really incredible spaces. For all those considering downsizing, it is an absolute necessary stop on your internet […]

Get your Design fix – online.

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Beginning the process of downsizing, we often look to the interior design world for inspiration and ideas but as more and more design magazines fold, internet or E-magazines are showing up on the radar. I love curling up with a good design mag and a cup of coffee but the reality is that the technology […]

small homes; BIG help

Abod Units by BSB Design in South Africa

Let’s face it, most of us are incredibly spoiled. We have everything we need when it comes to the basic needs and yet we often complain about things that others only dream about. Our big homes, fridges full of food and our fluffy king size beds – we have so much to be thankful for. […]