Thursday, October 30, 2008

Happy Halloween!

The Summer/Fall 2008 edition of Jewel Box sm Living is ready! Featured articles include:
  • No Mud Room? No Problem!
  • Accessories and the Smaller Home
  • You Can Do It! The Cocktail Party
  • All new "Quick Tips"
For the autumn entryway look shown above, read about Tea Lights under "Quick Tips". To see the complete Summer/Fall 2008 edition of Jewel Box sm Living visit and click on the Jewel Box sm Living newsletter tab.

Until next time,


Sunday, October 5, 2008

The Jewel Box™ Home - Resources You Can Use

A good resource makes it easier to do the things you need to do
so you can get around to doing the things you want to do.
- Genevieve Ferraro

It is now officially Fall. As life gets busy again with school, community and work functions and the approaching holidays, its always nice to have a little help. To make it easier to cope with the daily challenges we all face at this time of year, I am adding a list of Recommended Resources to The Jewel Box™ Home blog. You can find this list to the right under "About Me". These will only be resources I have personally used and found helpful - so right now the list is short!

Those of you that follow the Jewel Box™ blog will recognize the first resource on the list, ABT Appliances, the wonderful full service electronics and appliance store where I bought my new washing machine. To read more about ABT see the May 1, 2008 post titled A New Washing Machine for The Jewel Box™ Home.

Make it Better, the second resource listed, does exactly what its name promises - make the basics of life better, easier and often more enjoyable. This valuable site is filled with information, ideas and practical help for residents living on the North Shore of Chicago. But those of you in other areas of the country should not overlook the delicious recipes, inspiring stories and useful lifestyle tips that can be enjoyed anywhere you call home.

If you would like to meet me and learn how to create your own Jewel Box™ Home, its not too late to sign up for a series of classes I am teaching at Oakton Community College called The Jewel Box Home: Decorating and Entertaining Basics for the Smaller Home. Classes begin November 5th, 7:00 to 8:30 pm.

Until next time!