DIY Custom Framing That Won’t Break The Bank

  Adding custom artwork to your walls gives your space a uniqueness that can’t be achieved from generic wall art found at big box stores. Seeking out and finding pieces that speak to you, whether it be by an artist you love or a style you love, gives meaning to the space you live in and […]

How To Get A Memorable Holiday Family Photo

  Photos and text: Kristin, Media Manager It’s that time of year again when we start thinking about (aka dreading) the holiday family photo. I’m wondering when the obligation to add photos to the holiday card began. I’m pretty sure we never did this in my family. My mom bought generic cards and signed each one, […]

DIY Project: Upcycled Wine Vase

I’m Kristin, Leona’s Media Manager and I’ve got a DIY project to share with you that I created as holiday gifts this year. When it comes time to recycle the wine bottles I’ve recently enjoyed, I always feel like there’s something else I could be doing with these bottles instead of just putting them in […]

Creating Outdoor Spaces

  So many homeowners have porches, decks or patios that add value to their homes. In the absence of an outdoor living space, I encourage homeowners to create an area that showcases their yard. Here’s an easy, low cost solution for creating an outdoor space. I took a neglected section of my own yard and […]

DIY Project: Updating a Lamp

  This patina-finished floor lamp with its yellowed and dated lampshade was retrieved from my donation pile several months ago when I needed a staging piece in a hurry. I grabbed a can of black spray paint and a new drum shade that I had in inventory and viola… a new floor lamp! It is […]

DIY Holiday Decorating

The Rochester Public Market is a great place to shop for live greens for holiday decorating. My favorite vendor is Werner Farms & Greenhouses. They have a great selection of fresh twigs, red berries, wreaths, garland, and all sorts of evergreens. Like most vendors at the Public Market, their prices are also very good. Although […]