Monthly Archives: August 2010

New Classes, New Ideas

Once again, I will be teaching several interior design courses for the community education departments in the Baldwin and Central St. Croix school districts. 

I will be teaching Window Treatments 101, to help students learn the basics of what is available today in the world of window fashions.  I will also be offering Room Rescue, which is a round-table discussion of a particular problem room for each student; attendees are requested to bring floor plans, room photos and other information and I will offer tips to help them get started on their projects.

During the winter sessions, I will be offering a class in the craft of Paper Quilling, as well as Design Trends 2011 to show you the hot new colors and trends in the world of interior design.

What classes would you like for me to offer in the future?  Are you interested in learning how to coordinate fabrics in a room?  How to decorate with paint?  What are your ideas?  I’m happy to craft new classes to give you just the information you are looking for, so please leave any ideas or thoughts in a comment here!  And, look for class dates (and, maybe, class additions!) later this fall. 

What other courses would you like me to offer in the future?


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Enjoy the Season – Blueberry, That Is…

Just for fun, I thought I would share a simple and very yummy recipe for Blueberry Crisp.  Blueberries are in season now, and are easy to find around the country.  This recipe is easy and impressive – perfect thing to make for guests.

I used to pick wild blueberries in the woods near my home as a kid, and I miss doing that now.  I moved about 200 miles south of where I grew up, and it was just far enough that blueberries don’t grow wild here!

Enjoy the recipe – it is the taste of summer for sure.  And, since it contains blueberries (considered a “super fruit) and oatmeal, I won’t tell anyone if you have a piece for breakfast…

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It’s Finished!

After many months of writing, and trying to find the time to upload photos and information, my new-and-improved website is up and running!  What a process, but the new site is such an improvement over the old one – it was totally worth all the time it took to produce.  I hope you agree!

I have included tons of new content, and more information about how I offer my services.  You may be surprised to find out that, unlike many designers, I don’t require my clients to purchase products from me.  Nice to have options, isn’t it?

Check it out, and please leave a comment here with your thoughts.  If you find any problems with the site – broken links, etc – please let me know that as well.  I’m sure there will be more tweaks to make along the way.

While you are at my site, take a moment to sign up for my monthly E-Newsletter, Design Line.  It is full of design tips and tricks, and you will not be hit with tons of spam emails for subscribing; the newsletter is all you will receive.  The August issue was just sent out, so subscribe today for your copy!

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