Shoestring Decorating Part 2

Go for a Theme For the room you want to update, choose a theme whether inspired by a favorite color, vacation photo, hobby or a decorative accent. Create a vignette of this theme for your fireplace mantle, book shelf or console table. A quick rule of thumb is to think in vignettes of 3 – … Continue reading

Top 3 tips for re-inventing your style

Christie Ressel is an International Image Consultant and personal style coach for, “Personal Power Image Consulting©™”. Here, she helps women feel chic, elegant, confident, stylish, and strong in all situations with her one on one styling services.  Christie is also a freelance writer and is the Senior Editor of Style and Beauty for She … Continue reading

A Recipe for Balance? by Annabel Fitzsimmons

I have one word for you: balance. Did you just laugh out loud? Did spit out your coffee? Did you look around a living room strewn with toys and say one of the following: “Balance is unattainable,” “It’s a crock,” “There’s no way I can find any kind of balance in my life right now”? … Continue reading February After February After Glow: STRESS: lack of sleep can produce the stress hormone… Teaching All t Teaching All the Children with Special Needs:

Groundhogs, Tigers and LOVE? OH MY!

Happy February! (yes already…time IS going by fast…) and you know what that means right? GROUNDHOG day!! why am I so happy about this you ask? Well for one, it’s a day that everyone can celebrate along with me – you know, where each day is the same?! … get it?! ha..okay dokay..I guess it … Continue reading

Welcome to February

I hope you were able to start your new year off right! Now it’s time to get those tweens MOTIVATED. Winter blahs might make Moms less enthusiastic, but sometimes kids get more than they bargain for. Between the tobogganing, snowman building, arena hoping & weather warning watching (in hopes of the most covetted SNOW DAY), … Continue reading

Teaching All the Children with Special Needs

“No two children are alike. No two children learn in the identical way.” ~ Dr. Marian C. Diamond We hear a lot in the news about differentiated instruction and special programming in schools. And when we hear those terms, we often think of children with special needs, such as those with specific learning disabilities, or … Continue reading