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It’s Almost Spring…Right?

I realize that it’s still cold outside.  Even though this weekend has been a balmy 34 degrees in Wisconsin, we are in for another cold snap during the week.  Not looking forward to it.

So, when I saw some of the lastest outdoor fabrics from Greenhouse Design, I began daydreaming…. Continue reading


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Spring, Where Have You Gone??

While the sun is shining here today, evidently May has decided to switch places with March.  Our beautiful April has been booted out by a rather cranky May, leaving us with cool windy days with small sprinkles of rain thrown in for good measure.

The gorgeous flowers I picked up yesterday will need to spend their nights indoors for awhile; we have snow flurries and frost predicted for this weekend!  Since I do live in the great north, I am not so naive as to think we were out of the woods yet.  After all, frost in June is not out of the question.

But with such a wonderful spring, I have already planted peas, lettuce and spinach with my kiddos.  Our Bleeding Heart plant is HUGE, and the tulips were simply amazing this spring. 

To get my flower fix, I thought posting a few pics of my tulips would be a lovely idea.  So, enjoy.  And, Spring:  when you decide to make a return visit, I’ll be ready!

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Community Ed Classes Coming Up

I have been asked to share my design expertise with you, by teaching several community education classes in the Baldwin, WI, area!  I’m very excited about this opportunity, and I hope you will join me for the following classes in February 2010:

Tuesday, February 9, 7-8 pm:  Room Rescue

  *  This class will allow a limited number of participants, as I will lead a discussion regarding YOUR problem rooms!  Bring your photos, floor plans, dimensions, and other information, and we will work through your design dilemmas.

Tuesday, February 16, 7-8 pm:  Color Trends 2010

  *  I will present the color, pattern and design trends for the upcoming year.  You will see paint samples, fabric swatches, room photos and more, and learn how to incorporate these trends into your home without spending a fortune on redecorating.

Tuesday, February 23, 7-8 pm:  Window Treatments 101

  *  I will present the different types of window treatment products available, both hard and soft treatments, as well as offer suggestions on where they will best be used.  Participants are encouraged to bring photos of their problem windows!

The cost for each class is $10, or you can take all 3 for $25.  Please register early, as the space is limited.  Email the community education director for more information or to register:  commed@bwsd.k12.wi.us.  I hope to see you there – it’s sure to be a fun month, and will get you ready for your spring home decor projects!

If you have an idea for a future class, please leave me a comment here.  I love to teach others about good design, and would be happy to teach other courses if you are interested!  Let me know what you want to know…

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