On nearly every Mom’s want list is an area where everyone coming in the house can hang up and store things like coats and backpacks. Nowadays, let’s add in charging stations while we are at it. Surely if we have a beautiful, built in system like we see everywhere on Pinterest, our days will be transformed. Except…
DOES LIVING WITH LESS HELP DEFINE OUR WANTS AND NEEDS?
Have you ever googled the definition of the two words Need and Want? Probably not because we all think we know the difference. Go ahead and do a search and you will see that Webster, Wikipedia and many other online sources seem to be blurring this line indeed!
BUT WE’D LOVE YOUR HELP MAKING OUR HOME AS NICE AS YOURS
Isn’t our goal as parents to raise kids who have roots to ground them and wings to make their own decisions? Of course it is! So why do we switch gears, sometimes do a 360, when it comes to something as silly as furnishings?!
Let’s face it, the thought of homework does not conjure up warm and fuzzy feelings for kids or parents. In reality the memories are more likely of lost assignments, mad dashes to Walgreens, crowded dinner tables ladled with supplies, frustrated kids who don’t “get this” and the bedtime clock looming in the background. What if we could count on our homes to help make homework time better?
You know what I am talking about. The things that simply take over your being and drive nearly everything you do? The continual factors that are always somewhere in your psyche filling you first with what if, then maybe, and finally the confidence to say “Yes, this is what I am about!”
ONE FREE THING EVERYONE CAN DO TO UPDATE THEIR KITCHEN
Designers are just like everyone else. We sneak in some weekend internet time to save photos of all kinds of inspiration for our homes. We are trained, and have years of experience, that help us see things others might miss. In our minds, there is always a “what if” churning. Some concepts take time and money. All good. Plan the work and work the plan. But what can we do now? Personally, I’ve found that small accomplishments in our home keep me motivated. Something that can be done quickly, like “right now”! Basically for sweat labor free and make me feel like I have made a positive difference in our life. Tall order…easy fix!
THE TOP REASONS AMERICANS ARE FASCINATED WITH FARMERS MARKETS…ESPECIALLY FRENCH ONES!
The earliest Farmer’s Markets date back 5000 years to Egypt where farmers would gather along the Nile and sell their produce. In 1752 the Easton Market opened in the United States and is the longest running market recorded. As long as people have been eating, markets have been a part of our dinners. Shopping at an open air market can conjure up different images for everyone. For me….I become French!