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Copper-The New Trend

Metallics have been popular in weddings for years- usually silver and most recently gold. Copper is now popping up this season and it is really REALLY fun.  I don't know whether to thank Moscow Mules that have recently made copper mugs popular again, or decorator...

$2 Prints.

With each new season I want to freshen up my decorating. Sometimes it means new pillows, new coffee table books, or a new display of pictures on the wall. We seriously have the best deal for you to do this little redecorating project AND for...

Do something good

Last week the Modern Manor was approached to help with a Mother's Day surprise. We donated our services to do a one day home makeover for a mom that was in need. It was such a fun project. There was one day of prep and...

Let the Summer Begin

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Conservatory of Flowers Gala in San Francisco. It was a great evening and a special opportunity to be able to walk around the Conservatory at night and really take everything in without a crowd. While a lot...

Cooking Class

What a treat I had today. I'm part of a local garden club that meets once a month. We always have our last meeting in May until we gather again in the fall so we usually do a luncheon to go along with our meeting...

Welcome Home……Again

Well spring has officially arrived for me. I know it's here when I get to install my new set of bees into their hive. This past Saturday that day had finally come. I've had bees in the past but last fall when I went to check...

Need for a Hobby

I have the hardest time stopping and relaxing. It is somehow wired in me to always keep going- always keep doing. I have needed a new hobby for a while. One that I can get lost in and just enjoy. Something that makes me stop...

Our Legacies

Hopefully you have someone special in your life that has changed it for the better. Someone, family or not, that has touched you and for whom you are truly grateful to have known. For me it was my grandmother, Rose Gutierrez. Today is the one year anniversary of...

Betty’s Fudge

Do you ever need a gift for the person who has it all? This coming week I have a friend with a birthday that just might be the hardest person to buy for. I have made several attempts to get her the perfect present, but...

The New Day of Wedding RSVPing

There a million ways to spend BIG money on a wedding and there are equally as many ways to SAVE money on a wedding. You just have to be savy and know what areas you can cut corners on. A friend's daughter is getting married and...