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Whether it's a bar-b-que with the neighbors or a weekend at the cottage with old friends, the summer calls for some fresh creativity with gifts for the hostess. I found some great ideas at my local ...Continue reading

Photo by Apartment Therapy

You walk your student into their dorm room. The walls are drab. There are two twin beds, two desks, a linoleum floor and two tiny closets. Now what? I’ve been there. It’s hard to take them off to … Continue reading


Photo by Cathy Mortensen Design

As the saying goes, “Summer summer fruit, it wouldn’t be summer without them.” And it’s so very true! Why not let fruit inspire some fun color for the kitchen? I’m working on a project featuring some … Continue reading

Instagram bloggers

Photo by Gloribell Lebron

For some time now, I’ve been following the Instagram accounts of lovely bloggers who have a great eye for design and love HomeGoods as much as I do. These accounts are filled with inspiration, and some of them … Continue reading


Photo by Halb Halb

When it comes to moving in with your future life partner — in my case, my fiancé — there are some ground rules that must be laid down before all of the fun begins. For … Continue reading

Places for meditation at home. #HomeGoods #DesignHappy #Meditation

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Do you find it difficult to sneak in a little quiet time without having to hide in the bathroom? You’re not alone (pun intended). Creating a place where you can turn off your automatic mind … Continue reading


Photo by Heather Lynn Photographie

It’s been years since I last set up a lemonade stand in the front yard and drank cup after cup of that tart sweetness with the neighborhood kids while waiting to make our fortune, one … Continue reading


Photo by House Beautiful

Now that you have found your first apartment out of college, it can be a little overwhelming. Turning your apartment into a home will take time and money. Instead of breaking your budget, shop smart, make a floor … Continue reading


Photo by Cathy Mortensen Design

Company’s coming and the guest room needs a quick pick-me-up. So, off to HomeGoods to get inspired, stay on a budget and find something great. The room before (below) is pretty bland, boring and very … Continue reading


Photo by HomeGoods

Can you believe school is just about to start up again? In parts of Massachusetts, the kids go back to school before Labor Day so I’ve been scrambling around trying to get clothes, sports gear … Continue reading

Do You Have The Goods?

August 7, 2014
The Goods

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Well, do you? If you’re a person who loves fun and wants to be among the first to know what’s trending in your area and around the country, then I have the app for you. … Continue reading