glimmers of progress

It's so gratifying when a project finally moves from the design phase into the execution phase! The first rooms for my current project -- a house in Brighton -- are starting to take shape. Here's a peek at the master bedroom and walk-in closet. There is more work to be done, but I'm so excited …

nobody’s perfect

I can create organization systems, but they have to be maintained. It takes a village, people. Here's a prime example. Remember this? After last Saturday's blizzard here in Boston, it looked like this: Accept the chaos, and know in your heart that all that crap has a home.

collections

My husband and I have a slightly klepto tendency to collect bits and pieces from the places we've visited: sea glass from the Jersey shore, coral from a beach in Mexico, stones from a river in Vermont, sticks from the forest floor in Northern California. I never unpacked our bits and pieces when we moved …

out with the old…

When we arrived home from spending Christmas with our family, an Everest of new toys came with us. Where were we going to put it all? I had already prepped my boys for the impending purge by saying, "For every new toy you get, we need to get rid of an old toy that's the …

5 tips for getting out the door on time

It's that time again--back to school! Getting kids out the door in the morning is one of of the most stressful times of the day for parents. When the school year begins, the lazy days of summer come to an abrupt end, and if your kids don't know what to expect... well, you know what …