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Christmas Mantels – All Dressed Up for the Holidays

Make your home merrier this holiday with inspiration from these pretty, real-home Christmas mantels.  You can re-create these pretty displays or create a display that’s uniquely yours with these ideas. The mantel is the easiest place to add some instant holiday cheer. It becomes the center of attention because it is usually a focal point in a […]

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Preschools in Retirement Homes: A New Trend for the Over 50 Future?

A preschool in retirement homes isn’t something you hear about every day. In fact, this idea is not standard, but definitely an idea that should be considered in communities around the country.  The Intergenerational Learning Center is a child care program located in Providence Mount St. Vincent in West Seattle. The children come together with […]

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Baby Boomer Roommates – An Over 50 Solution?

Baby Boomers and those well over 50 are taking their cue from the Golden Girls…that is, sharing a house with roommates. This is typically a women’s arrangement. This trend of shared housing provides women financial, physical and emotional security. It can be a “life saver” for some women for two reasons. Women tend to live […]

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How to Age in Place for People Over 50!

Age in Place – What Does it Entail? Have you thought about what “Age in Place” is and how it applies to all of us Over 50? From a Senior Resource Website to further define the term “Age in Place”: “We are using the term “age in place” in reference to living where you have […]

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Top 4 Flower Container Ideas to Create Today!

These fabulous and spectacular flower container gardens add color and zing to any patio, deck or yard. We welcome your comments and posts of your own creations on our Facebook page. You may not be a master gardener, but anyone can master container gardening. All you need is a container or planter, potting soil, some plants and you’re ready […]

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DIY Message Board

What a great idea for a DIY message board! It is attractive and, oh, so useful. It’s handy to have by the back door so everyone can see it as they come and go. But, it does work in various places in your home depending on it’s arrangement. It’s made from a piece of glass […]

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5 Organized Garage Areas That Will Make You Envious

Do you feel you have a ‘love/hate’ relationship with your garage? Do you want an organized garage! I wouldn’t even want to think about not having a garage! And, if you’re like most of us, your car is a five-figure investment that you can’t do without. Wow…never thought about it in those terms! Why have an […]

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How to Build Bookshelves – The Suspended Kind!

  You can never have enough bookshelves. Right? Well, here is the answer – you can make them yourself!  How to Build Bookshelves which are suspended is a step-by-step project that can be completed in one weekend. These shelves can also be used to display knick knacks  and collectibles. They’re strong and stylish. You can […]

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DIY Furniture Projects

DIY furniture projects are an excellent way to use your creative abilities and turn old, used and salvaged furniture pieces into beautiful, usable pieces of furniture. By visiting second-hand stores, garage and yard sales as well as moving sales, you can find those pieces of furniture that need a new life! Don’t pass up a […]

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Last Minute Fall Decor Ideas

  There is still time for these Last Minute Fall Decor Ideas before Thanksgiving arrives.   Last Minute Fall Decor Idea #1 This is a gorgeous red- orange berry wreath with a monogram and wired ribbon. Check out the craft stores for the wreath or go to the floral section for berry stems and attach […]

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