Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks 2020
This hasn’t been a normal year, and it isn’t going to be a normal Thanksgiving.

I appreciate the wisdom of our having a national tradition of pausing to count our blessings no matter what else is happening.  I am most grateful for first responders, nurses, doctors, students still pursuing a medical career, farmers, truck drivers, and grocery store workers. I am also grateful for my family and streaming services. We lost great aunt Sue to Covid this year but I will cherish life lessons she taught in commitment, courage and grace.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I wish you the best, and next year I’ll bring the dessert.

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” William Arthur Ward

Bathroom Design for a New World

Bathroom Design for a New World
As remote working and remote learning has boomed during  the COVID-19 pandemic, the rise in the number of people staying at home has prompted many to reconsider how they want to live.

Gone are the days when the whole family required synchronized readiness. Without this need for everyone to be showered and dressed and out the door at the same time, the bathroom is morphing into a space for escape. Continue readingBathroom Design for a New World

Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2021: Aegean Teal

Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2021
This fall, paint brand Benjamin Moore makes a splash with its annual Color of the Year announcement. Aegean Teal 2136-40, a rich blend of blue-green and gray.

Benjamin Moore selected First Light, a soft, airy pink, as its Color of the Year 2020. This year, the brand gravitated toward inspiration from soothing, sunbaked tones that create an emotional connection with one’s surroundings. Continue readingBenjamin Moore Color of the Year 2021: Aegean Teal