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The Joys of Spring Cleaning

As the snow melts – dribbling down the snow banks like an ice-cream dripping down the cone on a hot sunny day – spring cleaning is on my mind.

And as I think of sunny days, I realize that I will be spending more of my time outdoors – in the garden and playing with the children on the trampoline. So whatever doesn’t get cleaned and sorted by May will probably wait another six months. Continue reading The Joys of Spring Cleaning

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What color are you?

oriental throw pillows on bed“Red can have many meanings”, my granddaughter informed me as we drove to the skating rink. “It can stand for love and tell people that you are happy and excited or even passionate. But red can also mean anger.” Her younger sister joined the conversation, “It can also mean danger as in fire engines or stop signs.”

The conversation continued all the way to the arena while we discussed how blue is associated with sad but if you wear turquoise or cobalt blue (like their grandmother) that it can make you feel and look happy. And of course green makes us think of spring and new beginnings.  I don’t remember what triggered our conversation but it was interesting to see how quickly a five and an eleven year old could engage in the meanings associated with color – on both an emotional and physical level.

But children aren’t the only ones to be affected by color. Continue reading What color are you?

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Expand your home outdoors

Spring is in the air! Finally!!!

Coming out of semi-hibernation for the past few months of an icy winter, my thoughts are about spending more time in the backyard again. If yours are too – then here are some ideas for making your backyard more usable this year:

Continue reading Expand your home outdoors

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