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purging and giveaway

My books needed some room to breath so I made a large pile to be donated.  But I have several of Martha Stewart's decorating books (the thinner paperbacks) that might be of good use to one of you 'out there'.  So I am giving away a lot of four books, one magazine and a few […]

the book giveaway winner

is Jennifer of Brown Bunny Baby. * Thanks to everyone who left a comment.  I truly wish I had a case of books so that I could send a copy of Scaling Down to each of you! (* via Truly Random Number Generator)

something a little different for Valentine’s Day?

a gift that keeps on giving, at least until you want to take it down.   Wonderful Graffiti: Everything is 25% off before 1/31 and they are offering free shipping for Valentine's Day.

Design on a Dime presented by Real Simple

Today and tomorrow, Real Simple– along with co-chairs Maggie Gyllenhaal, designer James Huniford and Real Simple’s managing editor Kristin van Ogtrop — are hosting the fourth-annual Design on a Dime charity event to benefit Housing Works, the nation’s largest community-based AIDS-service organization. The kick-off party was yesterday (sorry I didn’t get this up sooner) and […]

Let’s just get this Valentine’s Day thing over with…

I am not against Valentine’s Day.  Actually, I use it to demand high-priced-but-worth-it chocolate truffles in assorted flavors from our local chocolatier.  And since every year the holidays come and go and I don’t get around to sending out Christmas or New Years cards I end up sending Valentine’s Day cards instead.  And growing up […]

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